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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Transman Charles Asher ripping off other Transmen???

A female transitioner, Charles Asher, was brought recently to my attention and because this blog has quite a few ftM readers I'm bring it to yours as a precautionary post. I only know what several ftM's are claiming against this ftM, so I do not claim to have any pure facts here. But based on the couple of video links I'm providing and some screen-caps of the comments, I suspect there is some truth to their claims. Seemingly this female transitioner (according to claims) has sold various ftM items to other ftM folks and did not send back the purchased items yet kept the money. So this is a warning to all female transitioners to take caution buying anything from Charles Asher.

See videos:

CALLING OUT CHARLES ASHER 

Charles Asher is a dick.

Some comments from the vids:










If anyone has more info of this possible rip off artist, let us know.

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33 comments:

  1. Wow, I recommend everybody watch that 'Transition Despair' video Dirt linked to in the post!
    Maybe people shouldn't be too hard on 'him'- she seems very depressed.

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  2. The profile is too much. Precious hipster. Charlie Warhol, really? It's always unfortunate when people within a minority community rip off others.

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  3. mouse well, she'e been depressed since the beginning of her videos and that was 3- 4 years ago?
    There's so many ftm's on there that have begged for donations for chest surgery, yet make videos about not having any money to even get medication or go to a doctor.
    Asher never should of gone with the selling crap. Should of stuck to the donations to pay rent.

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  4. no one should be paying for any of this stuff anyway. Most can be gotten for free on the FTM exchange websites. I have to guess the only reason they ever paid for this stuff with Charles was due to liking her. Sad....
    With a little research, the worlds your oyster for free FTM materials: packers, binders, STP's...

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  5. For the records, Charles Asher has a collection of impressive skateboards and longboards from the most expensive brands: Palisades, Santa Cruz (each sk8 is around 200-450$)...

    So "Bro's", if you still wonder where your money went just have a look at his sk8 videos ;)

    Just one comment: "Thank you bro's to fund Charlie lifestyle"...

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  6. Thanks Dirt for helping the trans community :*

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  7. I might not subscribe to females transitioning, but I also will not stand by and watch those who have or are potentially getting ripped off. Thats bullshit, no matter who you are.

    dirt

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  8. He shouldn't be ripping off any of us in the trans community. I'd never send him money for anything. I buy my stuff from places that would never rip anyone off.

    He should be ashamed of himself! I would never rip anyone of no matter who they are!

    Just disgusting!

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  9. re: mouse's comment
    i was especially saddened by her statement about not wanting to deal with one's own trans-body in the shower

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  10. Another proof that this blog isn't hateful. You are a great person Dirt. :-)

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  11. Thank you Dirt for posting this blog post today. I had Charles Asher on my youtube friend list but am now gonna delete him. I have never talked to him or hardly watched his videos but damn! That is bullshit!

    Thanks for making me aware of him.

    Brandon

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  12. I watched the Charles Asher "Transition Despair" video. Self-destruction and despair is painful to watch. Where are people like Charles going to turn to get the help they really need?

    Is our community going to end up in a caretaker role for these folks the way we did with the AIDS crisis? I predict that in about 10 years, if not sooner, there will be large numbers of "trans" folks who will be realizing that "transition" caused them more problems than it solved.

    Here's the reality: Life has its challenges and struggles, no matter who you are, no matter what sex you are, or what your sexual orientation is. There's more to life than that. Who you are is more than your gender. "Transition" probably won't solve most of your problems. Ultimately what will matter is the quality of life you lead, and that has very little to do with what's in your pants, or how much facial hair you have, or what clothes you're wearing, or what your "identity" is. At some point I think most of us realize this. What's really going to matter are things like family, what you've contributed to the world, whether you have led a good and honest life, and to love and be loved. Having good health, mental and physical, helps a lot too.

    Personally, I think that all the navel-gazing and angst causes way more problems than it solves. What has worked for me is getting outside myself and DOING things.

    Obviously gender is a big issue in our society, but sometimes I think we all get too hung up on it, myself included.

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  13. Brandon,

    No need to thank me, I only hope if this person is ripping ftMs off, ftM's reading this let each other know. I can only inform ftMs who read this blog, it is up to the rest of you in the ftM community to pass this on.

    dirt

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  14. "Who you are is more than your gender. "Transition" probably won't solve most of your problems. Ultimately what will matter is the quality of life you lead, and that has very little to do with what's in your pants, or how much facial hair you have, or what clothes you're wearing, or what your "identity" is. At some point I think most of us realize this."

    This I agree with completely. Transition can be draining for you, and for those around you. I don't recommend it to the faint of heart. After all the teenage angst, excitement, and navel-gazing, one must step out and decide to feel human again-letting gender go. For me, the whole journey is worth it, but it's not to be played around with unless you are ready to deal with the eventual reality of being taken for male in this society-not what we WISH that meant- but what it means right now.

    Anyhoo, thanks for the heads-up Dirt. Charles Asher appears to be a complete douche from 10 seconds of any of his YouTube videos. Sigh, I guess douches come in all forms.

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  15. "For me, the whole journey is worth it, but it's not to be played around with unless you are ready to deal with the eventual reality of being taken for male in this society-not what we WISH that meant- but what it means right now."

    What, in your opinion, does it mean right now? You seem to be implying that there are disadvantages. I'm guessing those are things like having more people act afraid or distrustful of you, (especially women), being profiled by the cops more often if you are a minority, and being expected or even pressured to fight in certain situations.

    All those things suck, but they are still based on the premise that you are, in some way, intimidating. (Even if you are taken for a small man, which frankly most FTMs are.) In other words, those "disadvantages" are still to some extent derived from male privilege, which benefits even those men who experience severe discrimination due to race or class. That does not suck nearly as much as the disadvantages that come from assumption that as a woman you are 1)inferior, 2) a sex object, 3) an easy target. As a woman, I am reminded of those three things every single fucking day, and I would happily trade that for the "problems" faced by men, or those who are taken for men. However, I have no desire to mess with my body in order to achieve that.

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  16. For the most part, I have never agreed with anything that you've said, Dirt. (all the hatred towards transmen, that is)

    I really appreciate this blog though; I already knew what a low-life Charles is but maybe this is raising awareness for other people. I thought maybe he just came off as a douche in his videos but then I met him in person and I still wasn't impressed whatsoever.

    Doesn't it feel good to be commended for blogging rather than hated for it? Keep the positive and kind blogs up, no need for hatred.

    Thank you

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  17. I will definitely spread the word around about Charles Asher ripping folks off. Who knows, it may not just be FTM's that he is ripping off you know? It might just be something he does to everyone to get things he wants. I think he's an asshole for doing the crap he does. Karma will come back and bite him in the ass as karma always does!

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  18. For once we agree. Charles Asher is a liar, a thief and general all round FUCKTARD

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  19. Charles actual name is Christina. She is one of the most desperate and insecure FTMs on youtube and I'm glad you're calling her out.

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  20. LOL Charles Asher. Her videos are so passive aggressive and full of shit. No idea why anyone watches them, let alone give her money for anything.

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  21. The "douche" has done a new video called "transgender joy" and after having watched it, I am shocked because it is void. I think he is a bad marketer and I doubt he is trans.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCWoEvbbGzQ

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  22. Do these ftm/queer girls think they're going to be twentysomething hipsters living in portland forever??

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  23. to Laura: you should see Brooklyn!

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  24. She's "trans" alright. She's even said in past videos she's more "manly" than men are, because of dealing with (kidding herself) about her situation. She has total body disphoria, to say the least.

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  25. His girlfriend is cute: http://www.facebook.com/mgenzler
    And she is a nurse.
    T injection for free.
    Bastard!

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  26. Charles Asher is the living proof transition does not cure anything including narcissistic personality disorder and compulsive tendencies to be a fraud...

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  27. Read this! It is on CH blog: http://charlesasher.blogspot.com/2009/08/stp-info.html

    Excellent!

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  28. That's just not right to post his girlfriends Facebook on here.

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  29. This Charles is in his 20s? He looks more like 40s. Ew. Glad I got off T before it did that to me.

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  30. What kind of woman is dating this guy?
    He is as laddish as a teenager.
    He has the look of a 40's old bald guy.
    He seems not to do his part in a couple (he does not work).
    And in bed, all he has to offer is a hairy body and a vagina.

    What kind of fetichists date this guy?

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  31. Can we stop fooling ourselves?

    If this guy "Charles Asher" were a normal biological guy, nobody would watch his video, nobody would be interested by him because he is just the average idiot and a sort of lazy machist hidden under a leftist beatnik look...
    But as he is a transmale, he has a huge audience...That is the magic of the fTM world: even a goat labelled as FTM will be famous on Youtube...

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  32. heh, I never thought you would post anything even semi-nice for us trans guys. Thanks for the warning.

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  33. For the ones who want their money back, Charles Asher is coming back to the Bay Area next week. Time to apply the refund policy ;)

    PS: Dirt, can you tag this post Charles Asher then we can find it in the list on the right? Thanks :)

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