Heaven help the tran-man or trans-woman who voices an opinion contrary to the agreed upon Transgender Borg Manual of Right thought, Right Speech.
Some months ago two long time trans-activists, Andrea James and Calpernia Addams were on the receiving end of communal abuse for their opinion regarding a word which until very recently was in common usage among various groups of trans-folks albeit trans-folks of the lower socioeconomic classes who were often employed in the profession of dispensing personalized sexual services.
Never mind that dispensing of this word which will not be mentioned left folks with awkward phrase constructions such as _____ Bars and _____ Chasers.
Political Correctness uber Alles.
I haven’t really followed this story nor have I had the energy to dig into it in anything but a superficial manner. That’s one of those problems with actually having crises in a real 3D life. You don’t have the time or energy to get involved in bullshit fights regarding political correctness.
It appears that Zoey Tur’s thought crime against the Pure Thought, Pure speech wing of the Transgender Borg amounted to her suggesting that pre-ops or newly in transition folks show a little fucking common sense when it comes to invading women’s restrooms and locker rooms.
I can’t be bothered arguing about what she said.
That isn’t the point. What is the point is the trashing people are now engaged is vastly worse than any sin Zoey may have committed.
Seems like folks who should know better. People like Dana Beyer and Monica Roberts are engaged in a contest to see who can hurl the most mud at Zoey Tur.
TransGriot: The Mounting Problems With Zoey
Why are people who are supposedly serious activists suddenly channeling Jennifer Usher? What’s with the use of Zoey’s birth name and the seeming willingness to malgender her?
Grow the fuck up.
Why does it seem as though engaging in ad hominem attacks has become a part of being a trans-activist.
I have already developed a negative bias with regards to self proclaimed professional community activists, thanks for nurturing my negative feelings.