Borg like thinking is letting an ideology overcome reasoning.
Sort of like: “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it.”
The Transgender Borg’s ideology of gender, gender, gender coupled with a tendency to all sound like they were reading their rants from a sheet that gave them something they had to repeat verbatim was what caused me to christen them the TG Borg in the first place.
They turned any effort at actual discourse into a space where they beat people over the head with their ideology without listening to others say things like, “That’s fine, I don’t have a problem with your thinking that way but I have different beliefs.”
I have never been amused by the Sisters of Transsexual purity with their games of “I’m real and you aren’t.”
Sorry that doesn’t wash with me. You are just another transsexual, no better or worse than anyone else no matter what sort of airs you put on or claims you make.
I’m no more enthusiastic regarding the ideology of the Classic Transsexual/HBS Transsexual Borg than I am about the Transgender Borg.
Get the fuck over yourselves.
I’m tired of stunts like protesting GLAAD when GLAAD is providing lawyers to fight discrimination against TS/TG people.
I’m tired of Transsexual Borg homophobia.
I’m tired of the obsession with male brain/female brain when that is just another way of oppressing women.
Yeah this is innate. But brains are brains and boy brains aren’t blue and girl brains aren’t pink.
I think the Transsexual Borg with their HBS and Classic Transsexual crap are every bit as full of bullshit as the Transgender Borg who would die if they ever had an original thought or a concept of self that wasn’t part of their ideology.
I an atheist and a free thinker. I don’t believe in magic invisible sky daddies and I don’t believe in the religions of Borg like cults.
I honestly don’t give a fuck about knowing what caused me to be transsexual. To paraphrase the Jefferson Airplane, “It doesn’t mean shit to a tree.”
I don’t care. It’s completely irrelevant to my life, knowing a cause would change absolutely nothing for me. I also seriously doubt it would change anything for anyone else either.
The APA and DSM isn’t about science. It’s about politics and opening an avenue to exploit people as part of the SRS process. Nothing more.
I don’t need a truck load of fucking dogma to tell me right from wrong or to treat others with respect.
Indeed I have over my lifetime noticed that the people who are most dogmatic and sure of their answers tend to be the least ethical and the least likely to treat others with respect.
One of the benefits of coming out many years ago was having to think for myself rather than simply embrace a pre-packaged ideology.
I was lucky to come out in an era when people were encouraged to walk their own paths. Living in the Haight Ashbury and Berkeley during those years certainly gave me a space to discover who I was.
I was actually one of those pioneer activists and watched with dismay the rise of the reactionary right wing.
I was also part of the feminist revolution of that era and as such tend to reject sexist stereotyping whether it is dressed in the drag of gender or innate “brain sex.”
I see gender as more a culturally approved social dance than the TG Borg see it, a performance people perform in accord with a core sex identity that tells them the role they are expected to take in that dance.
As for the whole male brain/female brain matter… That sounds like something straight out of that right wing racist pig, Charles Murray’s book The Bell Curve. Male brains good for math and ruling the world. Women’s brains good for serving men and carrying babies, including the babies of rapists
One does not have to be a radical feminist to see how either the ideology of the transgender Borg or the transsexual Borg might be harmful to women, all women.
But dogmatic people don’t really care about the harm they cause others because they are absolutely certain of the TRUTH.
I wish I had that certainty but at 65 including 40 years post-op I can’t say I have any belief in a TRUE CAUSE for why I felt the need to walk the path I have walked.
The path felt right for me and the alternatives seemed impossible. Life is an act of self creation, of becoming, a self assertion of being in an existential void.
I have no vested interest in making you view life through the same free thinking existential lenses I view life through.
The arguments of the Transsexual true believers and the Transgender true believers are like the Catholics vs Protestants in Ulster or the Israelis vs Palestinians.
I don’t want to take either side while still supporting the equality and dignity of all.
For what it is worth many LGBT activists and transgender activists such as Mara Keisling, Jennifer Boylan and Janet Mock as well as Kelli Busey a local friend come closer to that ideal than anyone engaged in the dogmatic battles of the Transwars.
If you do not like my positions on human rights, labor, the environment, marriage equality and the equality of all then don’t read my blog.
If you think I’m too left wing or too unwilling to act as your conduit… Well that is your problem not mine…
I’ve noticed how vested some folks are in being right, how absolutely certain they are that they possess the truth.
As an old hippie I’ve learned that most people who think they possess the absolute truth usually are hit with a rude wake up call.