When ever I mention that drag queens and transvestites are human beings and therefore are entitled to the same rights, dignity and protections of anyone else I seem to trigger an automatic hysterical reaction on the part of Jennifer Usher and other HBS supremacists.
I look at some of their blogs and you would never know nearly a hundred people lost their lives this week in a storm that was freakish in size and because of climate change maybe a harbinger of storms to come.
One would never know that there is this huge election battle going on. One being fought between ultra right wing neo-Nazis/neo-fascist and people who actually care about the rights and lives of the majority of American people.
Or that there is a war on women that impacts the lives of all women because if the Republicans win they will end reproductive rights and fair employment practices.
But, boy, oh boy, can these people ever obsess about the proper ideological thoughts of other sisters who had the same surgery they had.
Man, oh man are these people ever obsessed with the genitals of transvestites and transgender people.
They make it sound as though transvestites are enemy of all that is good and decent.
Here I must confess I just don’t get “transvestism” per se. To me clothes are just clothes.
For years I had a black leather motorcycle jacket. I called it my rock and roll leathers. It was a guys jacket, thick hard leather. The kind that would protect from road rash if the bike you were on went down.
I loved that jacket. Saw a lot of great bands while wearing it.
It was my jacket therefore it was a woman’s jacket… Didn’t much matter to me that the original owner had probably been a gay guy.
Now the perversifying of cross dressing seems to be a very Bible based thing rather than something that belongs in the DSM.
It’s also kind of one sided although the religious freaks insist on rigid gender based distinctions of clothing.
Now I confess to only knowing a few heterosexual cross-dressers/transvestites well enough to talk to as to what they feel and I only know them from the Tran-theory list.
Honestly I found them annoying, but not because they were transvestites. Mainly they were annoying because they kept pulling class privilege on me.
On the other hand I’ve known a number of drag queens, gay men who performed in drag. I met them in the 1970s when I was doing documentary photography. A sort of West Coast version of the scene documented in Paris is Burning.
I loved many of the queens I met and was saddened by the deaths of so many during the Plague Years before the AIDS drugs.
I simply don’t get why I’m supposed to feel so much animosity.
People who were considered queens when I first came out were people we now call transgender. They had everything but SRS.
Sometimes it seems like the HBS Freaks look upon their surgery as some sort of status symbol that makes them special.
Me… Not so much considering there are some 3.5 billion other people on the planet who also have cunts between their legs.
Besides… I thought the point of getting SRS was to feel comfortable within your own skin.
I don’t get the fixation on transvestites the obsessive hatred. It is almost like homophobia, an insecurity, a fear that maybe you are like them and you have to violently differentiate yourself from that group of freaks.
Think about it. Other than general platitudes about equal rights, including the right to live with dignity and protections from discrimination I’m pretty damn indifferent toward transvestites and their culture.
They get to do their thing and I get to do mine. I’m okay/You’re okay sort of relationship.
Yesterday I had reason to check out Carolyn Ann’s Blog. We’ve had harsh words for each other. What I noticed was how her blog had the same massive amount of election related material as mine does. This is just an observation and doesn’t mean I’m looking to strike up a friendship with Carolyn Ann.
But considering how the posted material seemed in sync with my positions I would be willing to bet we could work together in the context of a political movement.
I couldn’t say that about the HBS assholes who mostly seem to want to be teabaggers.
Thing is the real Tea Baggers and Christo-Fascists consider the HBS assholes to be horrible perverts too.
Working as a thug for the master doen’t make you an equal of the master. It just makes you an enemy of the people.