Call me an essentialist if you will.
I am tired of all the Transgender Borg BS.
This has nothing to do with my being polite and using gender appropriate nouns, pronouns or titles. It has nothing to do with what is on a persons driver license.
I have always found the post-modern attempts to replace sex with gender to be highly problematic and inherently misogynistic. I’ve outlined my reasons for believing this on numerous occasions in the past.
Basically I see the use of “Gender” as a tool of the patriarchy which can and will be used against women. It is nothing but “Sex Roles” in new drag.
Women are women because they are adults with vaginas between their legs. They do not have penises, even small and always hidden penises, even penises with out nuts. But absence of a penis isn’t as much a defining characteristic as having a vagina.
I have spent the last couple of weeks listening to the Borg and Transgender Inc attack what Cathy Brennan and Elizabeth Hungerford proposed in their letter. I have listened as the concerns of women, adult people with vaginas have been dismissed. It has been implied that post-transsexual women should side with Transgender Inc and The Borg instead of with women since our having had sex change operations makes usa part of the “Transgender Community” forever and ever.
The problem is this. I am also a rape victim. I barely escaped being brutally murdered. Talked him out of killing me and leaving my body in the mountains north of LA. I also know the dark side of many in the TG Community. Know how so many of the ones who want the state to cover their surgery while they are in prison for murder are there because they murdered women.
I’ve heard the misogyny, know about the kink some TG people are into.
And I am a woman identified woman. I side with women on these issues. I know that some thing like 20 percent of women and girls have been sexually abused as children. I know that a similar percentage of women will either be forcibly or date raped as an adult.
Women have reason to fear people with penises. I am disgusted by attitudes prevalent with many in TG Borg and TG Inc that women have nothing to fear as TG and Gender Queer people deconstruct gender and invade spaces where women have the expectation of only encountering other people with vaginas.
Too often people within TG Inc and the TG Borg want to have their cake and eat it too. Even sterilization much less sex reassignment surgery has come to be framed as brutally unfair to ask of people who wish to legally change their birth certificates.
Instead we are supposed to applaud Thomas Beatie, the “Pregnant Man”.
I’m tired of his attention starved antics.
Today on my News Feeds I got an alert that pointed me to the following:
Pregnant Man: Chaz Bono Hurt My Chances For ‘Dancing with the Stars’
The Pregnant Man — Thomas Beatie — claims he SHOULD HAVE been chosen to compete on “Dancing with the Stars” this season … but says, “Chaz Bono stole my thunder.”
And people wonder why I don’t want to be considered part of the so called “Transgender Community.