A Comment left the other day
If you can let go of old issues and leave the repainting of all things into black and white, them vs us for just for a moment…if you can do that and you stop and actually listen to the “rad-fem’s.” They like you, once the anger is spent tend to get down to the real issues fueling their anger.
Their reasons, while I will agree at times seems more about that tired refrain that transsexuals cannot exist cause they are evil! Come down to two other and rather concrete things, one an old issue, one a new issue
The first, is, that just as you too have noted, the “we are all trans-like it or not-activists” such as Autumn Sandeen, as well as the legions of crossdressers come/trans they speak for are actively trying to rewrite what a woman is from a flesh and blood reality into a bit of really bad two dimensional performance that turns a man in drag a woman!. Have panties, will travel! This is misogyny at it’s worst and is just as much an attack upon a;; women as is the Republicans making all women’s uteri public commons! This really is men actually invading women s space and it is wrong!
The second is that there is, for lack of a better word, an “epidemic” of trans-manhood that is rampaging through the college campuses in the ranks of those who are (were?) lesbian. I would think it hyperbole from the insane had I not seen it with my own two eyes!
Friend’s daughter, a misfit in high school, still searching for who she is, and that might mean she is lesbian, goes off to college. First thing, she joins the college lgbt group looking for kindred spirits, only there are NO lesbians in the L-gbt group to compare with or to learn from! NONE! Honestly NONE! Instead she finds only gay men and trans-men! The latter whom quickly convince this young and very impressionable young woman that her feelings of being at cross purposes with the world and only marginally attracted to men means she too is a trans-man!
This girl had never once shown the least bit of desire to be male! There is NOTHING about this girl that is even remotely manish other than she likes math and playing video games, as if those things had a masculine gender! So she, like most of these young girls, bottom line, being uncomfortable with the social roles that are being put upon them… Rather than fighting back against the roles. She and all these others are so inculcated with the concept that woman is inherent bad and male is inherently good, that they too want to shed the bad and be male too! Well kinda, as long as their version of maleness ends up being more about them really being butch lesbian but called male than any semblance of actual manhood.
That would be fine and perhaps even a good thing in breaking gender role constrictions, were it not for the cheering sections of other just like them and the ease with which these young girls can get testosterone! These girls have not a clue the damage they are doing to themselves. but they, like the transvestites gone terminal on the other side know all the right things to say, having heard them endlessly on the net once they were stolen from folks such as you! So having said them to each other so often they half believe it, and with that cheering second behind them. They set out to convince a therapist! Not a hard thing to do these days! So now with paper in hand they “start transition” Only when their version of the pink fog wears off, they will find along with the many other unpleasant things that all MtT know by heart, their voices will be gone, their hair partially gone or just plain gone! They will have a full beard, and so much more! All of which is irreversible without heroic efforts!
So Susan, you asked the question and this was the answer albeit not the one you hoped for, It is these two things which are bottom line fueling the resurgence of the anti trans sentiment in this faction. Sadly the rad fems have coupled these real things with the old hate and why not? Because they having heard it a million times so they draw the same conclusion as do most these days… “We are all transgender! We are all the same!” So yes you, as a woman with a transsexual past who is a lesbian gets tarred once again for something which has less than nothing to do with you!
Let’s leave Sandeen out of this as being one of those totally irrelevant red herrings dragged across stage to stir anger and confuse the issues.
The next line is a flat out apologetic for bigots. Sort of like saying the only reason the KKK exists is to celebrate Southern Heritage.
Whip out the transvestites. Ooooh the disgusting men in dresses… Fuck it I honestly don’t give a shit. I’m an old hippie I don’t live in fucking Disney World. In the real world there are an awful lot of fucking odd people who all seem to be getting their own reality TV Shows.
Who knows maybe I’ll get offered one of those shows after my memoir comes out.
The point is we don’t live in this fantasy land of Christian conformity and white picket fences. People come in all sizes, color,s cultural heritages, and sub-cultural interests.
I’m sick and tired of the dehumanizing of people, just because they are different and don’t conform to the sort of Mormon uniformity they do in some Wonder Bread place like Utah. Except I’d be willing to bet Utah has it share of freaks and weirdos too.
Then Mizknowitall goes into this utterly bizarre gender panic/trans-panic Christo-Nazi idea that being exposed to trans-men will cause a college age young woman, who may or may not realize she is a lesbian to suddenly become so enchanted with idea of joining a pariah minority class of people that she will make the mistake of becoming transgender. This girl who has never shown any inclination in that direction to start with.
What fucking drugs are you taking? Maybe you should stop taking them.
Transkids know from the cradle and people start trying to cure them or beat it out of them from the cradle.
And Trolls like Mizknowitall wonder why they are on permanent moderation. I actually barred this person from commenting then unbarred her.
This is the same sort of shit one finds on ultra right wing Christo-Fascist sites like “Renew America” which has nothing to do with getting rid of corporate fascism or the Republicans who have been trashing out America for the last forty years.
How come the exact same lies and bullshit are coming from the Neo-Nazi right wing, the Christo-Fascists and the Radical Feminists?
As for the sisters of Transsexual Purity they are nothing more than the flip side of the coin from the Autumn Sandeens and Monica Roberts of this world.
So caught up in the “World of Transwarcraft” they miss out on how we are facing the decline of oil production, the end of this type of capitalism all while dancing on the brink of global economic collapse. Oh did I mention climate change?
I opted out of the idiocy. There are too many TS/TG folks as well as LGB people who aren’t part of this circus, who are concerned about other issues besides the transwars and abusing people who aren’t like them.