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Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Trans Trenders and Who is Transitioning

More of our female youths struck down before their time by misogyny and the male profiteering medical machine. God or common sense help us!

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  1. You think that these young men hate women ... but really, Dirt ... what is your problem with men?! You seem to think everyone who is not a butch lesbian just like you hates women too.

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  2. Although I don't approve of posting actual photos, I wonder how many of them had "anime bishies" or "pretty boys" as an influence over transitioning?
    Be careful, it's not the same thing as liking anime...

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  3. how do u get some many images so quickly of trans people i have followed many trans people on youtube for about 3 years now and you show SO many ive never come across

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  4. Those kids are Ancient Remains of a past era: the queer 90's era. Being a trans FTM was trendy back in the early 90's. Now, entering in a transition make you look old fashioned and slighty retarded moron/idiot...It is like wearing a T-shirt saying "look I was hype in the 90's"...Even as an ultimate body modification, FTM transition is not hype and really belongs to the past...
    Look I am also stunned by the silence (Youtube, blog, micro-blog, FB...) of the early transitionners (the ones who are on T for 5-10 years now)...
    It looks like they are hiding not to show the ageing bodies and the damages like baldness, acnea and remaining mental issues ...

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  5. some of them look like they are about 14 or 15. absolute babies.

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  6. they are not 'young men!' so f'ing crazy!!!
    RIDICULOUS

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  7. The reason they look so young is that a lot of them really are very young teens. I'm sure that many of their parents don't even know what these kids are into- they probably just see it as fashion, androgyny, etc. Plus a lot of these kids really are on the femmy side of the spectrum, so why would the parents even suspect it at first? It's next to impossible to find counselors that know anything about this stuff, and the "queer youth centers" and Gay/Straight Alliances will usually just enable it and make it worse. We need decent resources for girls. Actually what we really need is a more woman-affirming society.

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  8. LOL the comments here are hilarious. as a trans ID person for years now , i just wish that all the FTM celeb wannabes on Youtube would just go away. All this youtube crazy has just got to stop, its crazy. everyday there is a new FtM giving us "advice".

    There is nothing special about u taking testesterone, growing a tuff of hair, yr voice deepening, etc that u have to publicise it to the whole world. there is absolutely nothing special about u being a "guy" now that u have to document it. wannabe celebs like these are the ones making it hard for some of us who just wanna be stealth and live our lives. they used to be a few some genuine trans people on youtube, who actually talked real issues and made sense but nowadays it just full of fakes. It does kinda of make transexuality a trend tbh, if u wanna keep track of yr transition take pics, make home videos/dvds, store on yr P or something. I hate to tell anyone what to do, but your crave for attention and celebritism is affecting other transpeople's lives.

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  9. This: "Those kids are Ancient Remains of a past era: the queer 90's era. Being a trans FTM was trendy back in the early 90's...."

    ...is wishful thinking.

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  10. @ Anon 12:07 PM

    I couldn't agree more. Thank you for being one of the sensible ones.

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  11. "Those kids are Ancient Remains of a past era: the queer 90's era."

    Some parts of the country may not have gotten the memo yet, but this is the simple truth, nothing more.

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  12. 'It's next to impossible to find counselors that know anything about this stuff, and the "queer youth centers" and Gay/Straight Alliances will usually just enable it and make it worse.'

    DM, I can't tell you what a relief it is to see a comment like this from another gay person. (Frankly, I don't think the "queer resource center" at the local college campus ought to be organizing trips to BDSM fairs, either, but that's another topic. Let's just say that if I were a parent, I would not be thrilled to learn that my 18 year old had gone on such an outing.)

    I also agree about the need for better resources for girls. There should be far more organizations like Girls, Inc., in every city.

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  13. i know that if i were a teenager now instead of in the 80's i would likely be encouraged to take this tragic transition path as i was always a boyish girl and remain still a boyish woman (something these transitioners will never enjoy; they'll likely be bald ugly and hardly androgynous by the time they're 39)
    this is one of the reasons it breaks my heart
    we'll never see what these girls were meant to naturally grow up to be

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  14. I identified as transgendered at one point, and even now I don't mind when people mistake me for a guy. I feel most comfortable being androgenous and tomboy-ish. But the only reason I ever thought I was transgendered in the first place was because people were assuming things about me, such as my sexual preference, based on the way I dressed and acted.

    I felt like I had to choose between being labelled as a transguy or a butch lesbian, and trans seemed like the one that fit me best (but not entirely). Having to choose which stereotype feels most comfortable to be shoved in sucks, for lack of a better word.

    I'm posting because I'm the same age as a few of these individuals, and I'm wondering if any of them feel the same way.

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  15. "Having to choose which stereotype feels most comfortable to be shoved in sucks, for lack of a better word."

    True that. I think it's a common experience for a lot of non-girly girls, but not one that gets talked about much.

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  16. "I identified as transgendered at one point, and even now I don't mind when people mistake me for a guy. I feel most comfortable being androgenous and tomboy-ish. But the only reason I ever thought I was transgendered in the first place was because people were assuming things about me, such as my sexual preference, based on the way I dressed and acted"

    Lee this is exactly how i feel at times, i dont dress girly or act like it. Im most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt but i could also wear something girly and pull it off. My aunt asked if i was a lesbian and that offended me for the simple fact that i have more female friends than male friends and i never seem to talk about guys. Im a private person when it comes to those things and i dont like to announce when i think a guy is cute or attractive, im just not like that. I'm 17 and my aunt is 36, if anyone is the lesbian here its her because she dedicates all her time to her church and says she doesnt need a guy to ruin her relationship with god. I insulted her religion and felt bad but the way she asked was rude and almost a joke, it just made me speak without thinking first. But i realized that even if i was a lesbian, all that should matter to my family is that im happy.

    I do disagree with the transgendered part because i would never change my body or sex to satisfy someone elses perception of who i am. Even if i was ever to consider becoming transgendered, i would seriously consider all my options and make sure my decision makes me happy in the end and not end up with a messed up body.

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  17. Look I am also stunned by the silence (Youtube, blog, micro-blog, FB...) of the early transitionners (the ones who are on T for 5-10 years now)...
    It looks like they are hiding not to show the ageing bodies and the damages like baldness, acnea and remaining mental issues ...


    CHURCH. Where they at??

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  18. To Nicky @ December 6, 2010 10:40 PM- You said "I do disagree with the transgendered part because i would never change my body or sex to satisfy someone elses perception of who i am."

    Nicky, that's exactly how I feel. Thank you for stating that so perfectly.

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  19. Thanks DM. Unless it was something that was life threatening, i would change my body but transition is just something that i would personally never do or consider. I just wanna know why FTM's are so quick to make their decisions and what makes them different from other girls that where boyish or a tomboy growing up? I was one and i still am but im not transitioning.

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  20. @Nicky: "what makes them different from other girls that where boyish or a tomboy growing up?"
    Can't speak for all of us, but I just wasn't a girl. I wasn't one of the tomboys. Some people called me a tomboy, because I did some "boy things," but honestly a lot of the "boy things" I did, I did because I knew I was a boy and felt like I was "supposed to," not because I was particularly drawn to those activities. For example, I played baseball because the boys in my neighbourhood played...if there hadn't been that gender norm, I probably would have been doing something I wasn't terrible at.

    "I just wanna know why FTM's are so quick to make their decisions"
    I first considered medically transitioning when I found out it was possible when I was about 14. I'm now turning 28, and I've just started actually transitioning. 14 years to make the decision isn't exactly quick. Some guys take even longer...several decades, sometimes. Even those you see transitioning in their late teens and early twenties have mostly been considering it for years. It just tends to seem quick to the outside observer because most of us never talk about it until we're absolutely 100% sure we need to do something about it.

    To the rest of you, on the long-since-transitioned trans guys: They're busy living their lives. And they're not really part of the Youtube generation...nor am I or a lot of other current transitioners, for that matter.

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  21. "I just wanna know why FTM's are so quick to make their decisions..."

    You are uninformed & fit right in here. If you are looking for informed & intelligent answers, this is the wrong blog for you.

    This ftm wannabe is too chicken to be honest, so instead bashes everyone who has the courage to take the steps to live authentic lives.
    You, dear commenter, are reading a blog written by a misguided oppressor who is bashing people who have done nothing to she/him. I mean what gender is dirt, really? It looks like a man, sounds like a man, acts like a man. I keep waiting for IT to finally be honest and admit that IT's a man. C'mon dirt-'fess up and admit that you're a dude.
    Dirty white BOY is right...Poor white trash showing IT's true colors. Can't afford therapy after you pay your trailer rent? Bwah ha ha!

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  22. Nicky are you open to hearing an answer that isnt going to be judged right of the bat?

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  23. I was talking about the FTM's I've seen on youtube, I think its great that people decide to make this life changing decision if they have the reasons to do it and aren't just doing it to jump on the bandwagon. I was just stating my opinion based on what I have read on this blog and I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just asking a question that probably doesn't have an answer. Anon @ 8:19 am I hope you aren't calling me an FTM wannabe. And Anon @ 8:40am sure.

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  24. Evan,

    From the sound of it had this trend been as popular when you were 14, you too would be another trans trender.

    And lets be honest about those who transitioned 10+ years ago, we already know many of the well known trans(men) from the early 90's have died from either cancer or suicide. They are no longer part of the youtube generation because some are no longer here or too ashamed of their mistakes, or have stopped transition altogether. And if we're really being honest with each other, those remaining might be "living their lives", but not happily.

    Like those childhood fairytales your mama told you, happy ever after T, is fiction.

    dirt

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  25. Anon@8:19,

    I have a post that deals with the skewed distorted vision of the body dysphoric like yourself, I suggest you check that post out.

    Because if you actually believe I look/sound like a grown man, there is a SERIOUS disconnect in your brain.

    good luck
    dirt

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  26. Dirt, can you cite to any evidence (besides Robert Eads) demonstrating your claims about dead, embarassed, unhappy, or de-transitioning transmen? Can you explain the basis for your belief that "life after T" is horrible?

    Thank you in advance.

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  27. C,

    Feel free to check any trans community on the net and real time trans groups, the proof is in the pudding.

    Within the last 6 months I've known 3 trans suicides and 1 detransitioner and I'm only one person, do the math.

    And I didnt say life after "T" was horrible, I said it was fiction.

    dirt

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  28. I've been on t for 8 years. My life has steadily become amazing. I'm happier than I've ever been, though I do admit that second puberty was hard. Transition or not, every person needs figure out what they need to be happy.

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  29. Anon@2:26pm

    Eight years on "T" and you're commenting here? That in and of itself begs to differ.

    And happiness occurs from well-BEING not well-DOING.

    dirt

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  30. Anon@8:19am. Not only do you win the sicko award, your post actually sounds more transphobic than any statement by Dirt I've ever read.

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  31. Dirt...people like you are why so many people in the LGBTQ community are afraid to be themselves. I wonder what went wrong in your life that you feel the need to do something like this.
    All you are posting is ignorant hate speech. Some of these individuals are young enough not to know that people like you are a dime a dozen and that there are good people out there who will be there for them. Regardless of age these are people....and you are treating them like they are less than.
    Someone somewhere clearly treated you like this making you think that you should/could do it to others. I'm sorry for you, I'm sorry that you feel the need to be such a negative force in the world.

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  32. you are a disgusting bitch for doing this....i hope karma gets you

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  33. I feel sorry for you that you feel the need to spend your time writing hate speeches towards this part of the LGBT community. Its sad that some people will be discouraged from being their true selves because they believe in your propaganda bullshit. I have gone through undergrad, graduate school and now working towards my Ph.D in LGBT youth counseling. I put all my effort into knowledge so that I can help people get away from the idea's that you are spewing. I know there is nothing that I or anyone else who is an advocate for transgender individuals can say to you to enlighten you from your ignorance. So I won't waste my time to educate you. However, this message is for anyone who is questioning their identity. There are amazing resources out there that can help you understand whether or not transitioning is right for you. It is a real subdivision of the queer community. Being transgender is not a fun trend, in fact its not fun at all. It is hard, and I can assure you no one would choose this path solely to be "trendy" Who would choose a life of having to deal with ignorant individuals such as "Dirt". Just like people who identify as Lesbian or Gay would never choose that road if it were not truly how they are. You are a disgrace to the queer community and you are no advocate. Karma will take care of you. I am sorry you feel the need to spread such hate. You are not helping anyone, despite what you believe. There is so much research to support the transgender community. All psychology research and biological research has proven that this is not at all a cry for help from women. Even before society had their way with transgender individuals they were well aware of their innate gender. As early as 18 months old these children could have told you what gender they innately are. No longer can science uphold the notion that gender is solely based on genitalia. Research now proves that there is a huge gender spectrum and that the brain is the true gendered organ. I support every FTM and MTF who is so brave to go against ignorant individuals such as Dirt. Remember, Fortune favors the brave and you were all born to be brave. I love you all.

    Here are some links that are amazing resources:

    http://www.imatyfa.org/
    http://www.amazon.com/Transgender-Child-Handbook-Families-Professionals/dp/1573443182

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