This week end I was challenged by one of the Borg and told to STFU and disappear, that most post-ops embraced the Transgender Umbrella.
Which didn’t actually jibe with my real life experiences.
This isn’t to say they are so caught up in all things transsexual as to embrace HBS, ‘Classic Transsexual” or even WBT as an alternative.
Rather most become post-transsexual. It isn’t going stealth particularly, because they still have friends who are also post-transsexual, hell they may even have transgender friends.
But they don’t give a rat’s ass one way or another about the whole pile of transgender crapolla that seems to be the obsession of the Transgender Borg.
Question: How do you know when you are talking to a member of the Transgender Borg Collective? Answer: No matter what topic you bring up they put a transgender interpretation or slant on it.
Mention how hot it has been and how weird the weather has been and you have to listen to something about transgender people in the women’s shelter and how there shouldn’t be any sort of medical requirement to back up claims of “female identity”. Mention how fucked up it is to be in an eternal war in the Middle East and get prepared to hear about the plight of transgender service people.
Mostly though I notice how most of us have a life beyond Transgender World. We don’t live and breathe or obsess on all things transgender.
When I start listening to one of the Transgender Borg babble on about gender and identity my eyes glaze over and I start thinking dark thoughts regarding the Borg’s grasp on reality.
Now I know there are a ton of “Professional Transgenders” who have never escaped the Borg Collective. Either they are professional lobbyists or activists. some are professional care givers, others are sex workers and entertainers.
But they are only a minority of those of us who had sex change operations. People know about them and claim them as transgender because they have chosen to wear the t-shirt that says transgender rather than to assimilate in to the real world as an ordinary woman or man.
I’ve watched people leave the on-line fray between the transsexuals and transgender for the 15+ years that I have been on line. People get tired of fighting and unlike transgender folks have real lives in the real world.
I think those of us who stay and fight realize the negative impact the whole transgender ideology has not only on transsexuals but on assigned female at birth women.
Silencing those who dissent from a party line is not the same as having people agree with the party line. Nor is having people get tired of arguing and say fuck it I have better ways to spend my time the same as having them agree to be part of the Transgender Umbrella.
When post-SRS but not post-transsexual women say to me, “But I consider myself transgender and part of the transgender umbrella.” I think, “That’s really sad.” Even sadder is when they add how they will never abandon the community. You can’t be both transgender and a woman. They are mutually exclusive. To be transgender is to be in-between hence the usage of cisexual and cisgender for non-transgender folks.
No matter how the Transgender Borg present their ideology it doesn’t permit people they have colonized to transition into being ordinary men and women because ordinary men and women are by definition what the Transgender Borg refer to as Cissexuals/Cisgenders.
When I look at the arguments I feel like I’m in a real life version of a 1950s Ted Sturgeon SciFi novel.
So like the majority of post-transsexual women I don’t want to be part of the Transgender Borg Collective.
Unlike most I’m a politically radical old left wing dyke and speak out against people I view as oppressing women. I view transgender ideology’s substitution of gender for sex as a point of classification as oppressing women.
Others have different reasons for speaking out.
But those of us who speak out are a minority just as those who side with the Transgender Borg are a minority.
If you recall the slightly pejorative term, “stealth” which implies hiding but really means just being an ordinary woman or man and not necessarily a straight woman or man then most post-transsexual women are stealth to one degree or another. Don’t mistake having a Blog for being out, especially when there are seven billion people on this blue marble floating in space and only a few hundred visit my Blog each day.
Most post-transsexual women are not a part of the Transgender Borg Community. Only those I think of as the enablers and activist, who are either young privileged gender studies majors or privileged middle aged folks who were professionals and are now professional activists.
I nearly spew soda all over my monitor whenever I read someone talk about post-transsexual women as though they are part of some sort of community other than the greater community of women. When the only thing many of us actually have in common is that we had sex reassignment surgery. Oh, and that we do not like being told we have to be part of the Transgender Borg Cult.
I just know there will be other post-transsexual women reading this who will write on their blogs, “Well, Suzan over at Women Born Transsexual has a good post up and makes a really solid point but her politics are appalling.”
I actually think it is time for us to get past expecting other sisters to be part of a community with shared ideals or politics. Agree to differ on those things we differ on and agree on those we agree upon.
Otherwise we will all have to act like transgender dicks are really “neo-clits” and scrotums are neo-labia”. When I hear that sort of shit I just shake my head and ask, “Are these people fucking insane?”