What is Radically Feminist about Abusing Transsexual and Transgender People?

Absolutely nothing.

More like a bunch of thug bullies beating up on the sissy kid in first grade.

Especially considering how elated some of these sick women are when a TS/TG person , who has suffered a life time of abuse commits suicide.

They can’t wait to use a TS/TG person’s suicide to show how mentally ill trans* people are.

Which is just so wonderful considering all the pain and hurt radfems cause.

These deceptive women use GID being in the DSM as part of their attack, never mentioning  the role played by Christo-Fascists, RadFems, and money grubbing psych professionals who wanted a piece of the money pie  in putting it there after the removal of homosexuality and as a way of replacing lost income.

Speaking of the DSM as a way of pathologizing people…

Perhaps some of these bigots suffer from Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Originally called late luteal phase dysphoric disorder (LLPDD), the disorder was renamed PMDD by the American Psychiatric Association in its May 1993 revision of the DSM-IV. It was not recognized as a disorder in the DSM-IV, but was noted in the appendix of the manual as a “disorder requiring further study.”[13][14] The DSM-5, due for release in 2013, recognizes PMDD and gives precise and sophisticated guidelines for diagnosis.[15]

PMDD is accepted as an illness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but has not as yet been listed as a separate disorder in the World Health Organization‘s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). Listing may be imminent, however, since the current alpha draft of ICD-11[16] extends recognition, albeit in a way lacking the clinical sophistication of the DSM-5 approach.

In 2003, the manufacturer of Prozac (fluoxetine) was required by the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products to remove PMDD from the list of indications for fluoxetine sold in Europe.[17] Reflecting the approach of the ICD-10, the committee found that

…PMDD is not a well-established disease entity across Europe… There was considerable concern that women with less severe pre-menstrual symptoms might erroneously receive a diagnosis of PMDD resulting in widespread inappropriate short and long-term use of fluoxetine.[18]

In Australia, although PMDD is recognized by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, SSRIs are not reimbursed for it under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.[19]

Wow gee… perhaps the APA and other Psychiatric organizations that the radfems are using to attack TS/TG people are actually misogynistic instruments of the patriarchy.

Or are they only full of shit when they pathologize women but not when they pathologized TS/TG people?

Inquiring minds wonder about that one…

How come one never really sees so called Radical Feminists showing the same level of anger they direct towards TS/TG people directed at the main pillars of the Patriarchy: Religion.  It doesn’t matter every single major religion but here in the US the desert big three of Christianity, Islam and Judism are the main force behind the oppression of women.

Transsexual and transgender people aren’t behind the movement to end abortion or women’s access to contraception.  Religion is.

One would think that instead of attacking the tiny minority group made up of TS/TG people all Radical Feminists would be militant atheists engaged in a full fledged war against religion that would include ELF/ALF type attacks on churches.

Instead radfem thugs like the KKK and other bigot groups pick on a powerless minority.

Not exactly the definition of courage or a show of any great understanding of who is oppressing whom.

Now the Douches over at one of the Hate Sites, that tries to pass itself off as “Liberation Collective”, which is sort of like the Christo-Fascists stealing the name of Susan B. Anthony to use on anti-abortion  pregnancy crisis centers has produce a piece of propaganda filled with blood libels and half truths along with blatant lies.

See: Transfeminism : What does it have to do with Feminism?

Where have I seen this bullshit trip of creating paper tigers to slay before?

Oh yes the right wing is famous for it.  Selectively edit stuff, set up false premises and then claim a certain group fails to meet the false criteria you then make some sort of asinine “Gotcha ” claim.

Lest unpack the shit this douche bag wrote.

Feminism is about the liberation of FEMALES/WOMEN from the system of MALE/MEN’S dominance

Gee as a working class woman I had hopes for so much more.  Perhaps this is why I’ve tended to think of radical feminism as being something for privileged rich white women.  The sort who go to private schools and become partners in law firms that support the Wall Street criminals.

Perhaps this is why I see class war against the rich as doing more to liberate me than radical bigotry.

For example, Julia Serano describes transfeminism as “a move away from viewing sexism as an overly simplistic, unilateral form of oppression, where men are the oppressors and women are the oppressed, end of story.”2   Avory Faucette complains “I also find that talk about gender inclusive feminism focuses a lot on men, or on battles of the sexes.

Because the vast majority of men aren’t also oppressed by Capitalism and by sexism/gender.

Because the majority of women are heterosexual unlike the pathologically man hating radfems.

Because men are not form Mars and women are not from Venus like misogynists and radfems would have you believe.

Because both men and women are more alike than different and because most problems are shared.

One of the main issues for transfeminists currently, and an area where they consistently clash with feminists, is the demand that transwomen be included in all women’s spaces, everywhere.  Many trans women refuse to acknowledge the VERY REAL differences between themselves and WBW (womyn-born-womyn)  that affect our behavior, attitudes, and sense of safety.

I just love how radfem bigots who do not represent most feminists try to set themselves up as speaking for all feminists and all women.

In reality radfems creep the vast majority of women out and are responsible for the death of Second Wave Feminism.  So go kiss your Valarie Solanis icon and fuck off.

STRAW DOG ALERT:  In contrast, one of feminism’s primary activities and goals has traditionally been calling out and changing misogynist behavior, but where are the transfeminists on record denouncing the misogyny, lesbophobia, violence and death threats that women and feminists have received from some trans women?

And where have the radfem hate mongers been in calling out Gallus Mag and BevJo.  For the record a number of TS/TG women called out Monica Roberts and Carolyn Ann on their, which were directed at bigots advocating anti-trans-violence and not at feminists in general.

Where have you been in calling out the radfem bigots?

Why do radfems all sound straight out of Focus on the Family or the American Family Association?

Why does their only message seem to be one of hatred towards Transsexual and Transgender people?

How come I run more articles on women’s reproductive rights on my blog, which is named “Women Born Transsexual” than most radfems ever run on theirs.  I opted out of reproduction over 43 years ago and I still care about these issues because it is about a women’s right  of self determination with regards to her own body, something that isn’t all that alien to most TS/TG people be they T to F or T to M.

At the same time I fail to see much of anything on any radfem’s blogs that would apply to heterosexual women or do the 90+ percent of women just not count?

For that matter I guess that radfems live in some sort of alternative universe where people aren’t oppressed for reasons of race and class because they are to busy peddling hatred of TS/TG people to ever expend energy on issues of race or class.

Considering the levels of unemployment and part-time work, the issues of impossible to pay student loans and mortgage scams  and other economic issues that affect women one would expect to hear a radical feminist critique of the capitalist system.

But no… For a feminist critique of the economic system one has to go to socialist or communist women.  Oddly enough those radical women seem to welcome TS/TG women just so long as we show up at the demonstrations.

Same is true with Code Pink.  Of course I don’t really hear much from radfems regarding war and/or the war spending.

Mostly I’m left feeling that radfems are really a right wing funded organization  paid for by Citizens United, Crossroads GPS or the Koch Brothers.  That their main purpose in life is to disrupt the feminist community and distract them from the fight against the Republican War on Women.

A Deafening Silence

From Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexandra-billings/a-deafening-silence_1_b_1662968.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices


Posted: 07/10/2012

It was our second date, and he was just as kind and just as funny as he’d been the week before. Dan wasn’t the best looking guy in the room, but he knew his way around a joke, and he never ask me to pay for dinner. I was hooked.

He was a big guy, over six feet tall, blonde hair, and had beautiful hazel eyes. We bumped into each other at the local grocery store one afternoon after I accidentally threw myself under his shopping cart. Since that time, we’d gone to a movie and been to dinner. Our second date was to take place at his apartment where he was going to fix his famous homemade pizza. I’ve never been a big pizza fan, but I liked Dan, and I’d only been transitioning for a few years and at that time, any date was a great date. As long as there wasn’t any wacky sexual expectations, or signs of psychotic mania in the hallway, I was in. I was twenty two, and already completely and utterly desperate.

I was never one of those people in my community who lived a lie. I was Transgender and was never ashamed of it. After a suicide attempt at 16, when I finally found my Trans brothers and sisters, it was the first real breath I’d taken. I felt a huge weight lift off me, and every voice that told me I was insane, or wrong, or headed straight to Hell, was squelched. So I never went around pretending my past didn’t exist. I never purposely deceived people. I wanted to live in this new body I was constructing because for the first time in my life, my reflection was starting to match my spirit. I couldn’t have been happier, and I wanted to tell the world about it.

And so Dan was fully aware of what I was, where I came from, and where my heart was, and he was fine with it.

“I see you. All I know is what I see.”

He told me that within the first twenty minutes, which is why I said yes to the homemade pizza thing. I figured I’d found someone true and someone pure, and I wanted desperately to live with it for as long as he’d let me. And I’d do what I could to keep it going. And that included choking down cooked dough and tomato sauce.

Definitely continue reading at:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexandra-billings/a-deafening-silence_1_b_1662968.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices

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What About the Men? Why Our Gender System Sucks for Men, Too

From Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/156194/what_about_the_men_why_our_gender_system_sucks_for_men

The tools of feminism can also be applied to the damage and deformation that men suffer in our sexist society.

By Ozy Frantz and Noah Brand
July 11, 2012

This article is from a book in progress by Noah Brand and Ozy Frantz.

If you are anything like us, you spent some time when you were younger playing with optical illusions: the vase that, if you looked at it differently, was two faces; the fish that were also birds; the old woman who was also a young lady.

If you were reading this in a book in a bookstore, and some malicious person had not moved it into the Local Birdwatching category, it would almost certainly be next to some other books about gender. (Yes, this is related.) Look at the other books, and you’d find they have one thing in common—they’re almost all about women. Women and work. Women and body image. Women and race. Women and sex. Women and feminism.

You’d think that only women have a gender.

For a long time, we’ve only been able to see half the illusion—we see the birds, but not the fish; the vases, but not the faces. We’ve noticed the thousands of ways, big and small, that our current gender system wounds women. Rarely, however, and often only as an afterthought does anyone remark on how the current gender system harms men.

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We live in a sexist society, one where gender programming starts at birth (though the advent of the sonogram has allowed parents to get a head start by painting the nursery pink or blue and stocking up in advance on gendered toys and clothes) and is so pervasive as to be inescapable. Feminism has done an excellent job analyzing and challenging the ways that these assigned and enforced gender roles damage and deform the lives of women. The same tools of analysis can be applied to the damage and deformation that men suffer. And that damage, sad to say, is severe.

The general term for the incredibly restrictive social codes on male behavior is hegemonic masculinity, though Paul Kivel refers to it as the “Man Box” in his work, and Charlie Glickman clarifies that to the “Act Like a Man Box” to emphasize the performative nature of the restrictions. We choose to use hegemonic masculinity as our term because it is less likely than “Man Box” to be used in a trend piece about how it’s okay for men to own steamer trunks now.

Continue reading at:  http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/156194/what_about_the_men_why_our_gender_system_sucks_for_men

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Bringing stop-and-frisk to SF?

They used to stop and frisk people all the time back in the late 1960s in SF when they had the notorious Tac Squad.

From Socialist Worker:  http://socialistworker.org/2012/07/11/bringing-stop-and-frisk-to-sf

Alex Schmaus and Sid Patel explain the background to a push by the mayor to intensify racial profiling in the supposedly liberal haven of San Francisco.

July 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO Mayor Ed Lee recently told the San Francisco Chronicle that he is considering implementing a New York City-style stop-and-frisk policy, where police search anyone they consider “suspicious.”

Lee, the first Chinese American mayor of San Francisco, said, “I will be tagged–as the minority mayor of this city–for racial profiling.” He’s right–and that tag is entirely justified. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, Blacks and Latinos were the targets of five-sixths of the 685,724 stop-and-frisks reported by New York police in 2011, far out of proportion to their numbers in the city’s population.

Lee said his aim is to prevent violence. “We have to get to the guns,” he said. But as San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi commented in an op-ed article, New York police found a weapon in fewer than 2 percent of reported stop-and-frisks.

For his part, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr declared, “We have no interest in racially profiling here…I’m not sure [Mayor Lee] understands the problems in New York City.”

But don’t take Suhr’s words at face value. The liberal city of San Francisco is home to disgustingly racist police force. A remarkable April 2012 report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice exposed the 40-plus-year pattern of racist police practices against Blacks. As the report summarizes:

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The Republican Fight for Dirtier Air

From Common Dreams:  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/11-2

by Richard Schiffman
Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Common Dreams

Last month the Senate rejected a bid by Oklahoma’s James Inhofe to roll back new limits on mercury in the air proposed by the Obama administration in December.

It was a rare victory for the environment on Capitol Hill. Earlier in June, congressmen Henry Waxman and Edward Markey issued a scathing report that called the 112th Congress, “the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress,” citing 247 votes to weaken, delay or defeat environmental legislation in a little over a year. They blamed the Republican majority in the House, who are typically all but unanimous in their opposition to new pollution regulations. Markey and Waxman say that during the past year hard won environmental safeguards have been reversed and the EPA has had its hands tied by Republican-sponsored legislation that makes “the issuance of new rules difficult if not impossible.”

Some of the main beneficiaries of weaker laws are the oil, gas and coal industries, which spend millions each year lobbying legislators and government officials. According to data published by the Center For Responsible Politics, House Republicans received more than four times the campaign contributions as Democrats from these industry groups.

Now there is a new fight in the offing over EPA rules announced earlier this month which would tighten restrictions on soot, tiny particles which are a risk factor in a variety of diseases including heart attack, lung cancer, stroke and asthma.

Soot, the visible element in smoke and haze, is produced by oil and coal burning industries, and the diesel exhaust from trucks, trains and boats. While soot levels have been decreasing overall, they remain high in many of the nation’s transportation hubs and inner-city neighborhoods, where asthma rates have skyrocketed in recent years. These tiny particles– the smaller they are the more dangerous to health— are irritants which cause stress reactions in human organs like the lungs, brain and circulatory system. Public health experts warn that soot is the most toxic single component in air pollution. It is also the most easily controlled through mechanical scrubbers.

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Ultra Right Wing Extremist Republican Rep. Joe Walsh sells sexist double standards in his Congressional race

The Same Joe Walsh who is allegedly being sued by his former wife of $100,000 in back child support.  Of course like so many Republicans he is a chicken hawk who talks tough but never served in the military.

From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/10/rep-joe-walsh-sells-sexist-double-standards-in-his-congressional-race/

By Megan Carpentier
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It’s not hard to find things to criticize about Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL): from his time as a deadbeat dad to his failure to file proper disclosures about that debt to his ability to loan his campaign tens of thousands of dollars and take expensive trips abroad with his girlfriend while failing to pay said child support, the man who rode to office on a platform of fiscal responsibility in government has hardly been the arbiter of responsibility in his personal life.

So, given his double standards about his own life, it probably should have come as no surprise when he declared that former Veterans Administration official and double-amputee Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth was not a “true hero” because she talks about her service. His reasoning, such as it was, was that Vietnam War vet and former POW Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was and is reticent to talk about his own service.

Complete article at:  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/10/rep-joe-walsh-sells-sexist-double-standards-in-his-congressional-race/

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The Religious Right Field Tests Plan for Beating Obama

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