I’m not a fan of Autumn Sandeen.
I don’t like her position on most issues. I’m rather glad she lives some 1500 miles away from me and we share a space as large as the Southwest rather than a work space or class room.
I gave up reading her stuff a long time ago because I can’t stand the Borg like newspeak of her writing.
I think her writing about some of the stuff she writes about is almost asking people to beat up on her.
But… and you had to know there would be a but after that build up…
There is something I hate even worse and that is self-righteous vigilantism.
I hate the beer bellied white power nut jobs who form vigilante organizations to patrol the border with Mexico and I abhor the members of the Classic Transsexual/HBS set, who appoint themselves as a vigilante committee to police transgender people.
I get it. You aren’t transgender. Neither am I.
I just don’t feel I have to constantly go around proving it by beating up on transgender people.
For one thing I remember how much it really sucked to be bullied as a kid. I’m not about to go down that road and turn into a bully.
The very idea that I should join in that sort of crap offends me as an ethical human being.
I am personally happy when anyone who is a part of an oppressed minority group has their life made easier by having their basic rights protected.
Autumn Sandeen getting her ID changed falls in that category.
It isn’t any skin off my ass if her papers say female. As for her body?
Why should I care what she has between her legs? I have no desire to sleep with her. She is the one who has to live with her body, not me.
As for poking fun at TG sisters for using pet names for their pre-op genitals, are you actually pretending this is something new?
Anyone who pretends this one either led an extremely sheltered life or is a liar.
Myth has it doctors set all sorts of rigid standards as to who was or wasn’t really TS. The reality is that it always tended to be the transsexual sisters of purity who set the standards on matters such as stealth, or sexuality.
It seems to me that too many trans-prefixed people think that if they are mean to some other trans-prefixed group then society will accept them as straight.
What I’ve noticed over the years is that it doesn’t much matter what what trans-prefixed word impacted our lives the bigots find an excuse to abuse us.
I use transsexual or post-transsexual to describe myself. As long as someone else respects my choice of words, for myself why should I care if they use transgender to describe themselves?
California has very lenient laws regarding changing birth certificates and the like. Autumn was born there and was able to do something not even post-SRS women and men can do in Ohio.
Get the fuck over it.
Unfortunately for a couple of my friends on line Ohio is run by A–holes and so they are condemned to having the birth certificates they were assigned at birth.