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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Male Medical Machine and the REconstructions of the Female Body

Labiaplasty-Another female mutilative "procedure" encouraged by men, performed by the male medical machine that we can add to the long list of "fixing" whats "wrong" with the female body. The misogyny and sexism aimed at the females body by the male medical machine is astonishing, and with the unnecessary mutilative surgeries such as "top surgery" and now "labiaplasty" which are prime examples of the open frontiers patriarchy views as his male privileged right to level or build upon. Constructions going so far back we cannot pinpoint exactly where they began, constructions that if we do not put our "bound" foot down will clearly continue.

Are these recent mutilative "procedures; like the hyper sexualization of the female body right down to toddlers and queer theory's emphatic devotion to the gender straight jacket part and parcel of the backlash against feminism? We would have to be living with our heads buried in the sand not to answer with a resounding YES!

What do you feel are some of the unnecessary physical and mental "procedures" that females have endured because we have been convinced we need "fixing"?

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59 comments:

  1. My two labia are uneven. It is part of my body, it makes me unique and I would never ever have a labiaplasty to "correct" it. Symetry is for cars not women...

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  2. Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery for cosmetic reasons, libo suction

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  3. the FTM youtube videos are getting less and less, I'm glad that you have helped to silence them, and hopefully discourage this digusting, pitiful trend.

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  4. Anon silence some maybe yes, discourage no, ftm's are going to ground again maybe yes, but you wont get to humiliate them, but they are still there in numbers :D

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  5. they humiliate themselves, no need for anyone else.

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  6. "I'm glad that you have helped to silence them, and hopefully discourage this digusting, pitiful trend."

    That's really nice of you. I'm glad us ftm's have helped to silence and eradicate lesbian and butch visibility. In fact, I hope that there aren't any more butch lesbians in a few decades, because the world will be alot more pleasant without your unresolved mental anguish. Dirt will have done more to accomplish that outcome than any of us by making you all look like a bunch of ugly-souled, jealous half-wits.

    I've never made a You Tube video, but I'm guessing these kids don't want to make themselves cannon-fodder for women with mental health issues and way too much time on their hands. (Disability checks, anyone?)

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  7. I don't know, my chest surgery is something I don't entirely regret although if I had to do it over I wouldn't do it. But it is nice to not have to wear a bra or have sore tits. In a lot of ways they were a real nuisance. If they had been smaller maybe not so much, but they were big enough to be a real bother, so it's been real nice to not have to worry about them there. I still would not do it if I had to do it over. I don't like the feeling in my chest now (or lack of), don't like the look, and miss the erotic sensation which is gone

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  8. anon @ 7:38


    wow that's sad

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  9. Trans people NEED to be silenced though. You do realise that lives have been permanently ruined as a result of this little FTM fad? Does that not matter to you?

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  10. Botox, electrolysis, tummy "tucks" (don't want want it to appear that female bodies actually give birth!)

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  11. "Trans people NEED to be silenced though."

    Nobody needs to be silenced. Any need of yours to silence people is an expression of your weakness.

    Besides, how are you quantifying the lives that have been ruined by transitioning? Are you putting those numbers up against the numbers of ftm's who reported being suicidal before transitioning who are now happy and productive members of society?

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  12. I like my body- mostly. I definitely wouldn't get my labia fixed up, I don't see a problem with them not being perfectly identical.

    I also like the fact that my boobs, whilst small (B-C cup depending on brand) will remain in good shape when I get older as smaller breasts usually sag less.

    Botox would make me look like something from Madame Tussauds. No thanks.

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  13. Hello dear Madam;
    Transsexualism isn't a fad.
    Transsexuals do not WANT to be such, and those who think they do are either masochists or retarded.
    labiaplasty, top surgery, or Sexual Reassignment Surgery are methods to correct the wrong that happened in the womb.
    Now I'm sure you've heard this all before and you likely don't give a fuck so I'm going to cut out the tone I've been using.
    Simply put; you are wrong. Anyone who agrees with you is also wrong. Transpeople need to be silenced? Are you shitting me? We've spent the past how many years trying to find our voice in the first place and you want to tell us to shut up because we're not the same as you? As a butch lesbian I'm sure you understand the social pressures of not conforming and I understand that doesn't mean you can understand where any transperson is coming from because frankly, you aren't trans yourself.
    I've heard you think FTM GUYS are destroying the views of women. Well; this is bullshit. FTMs are not women. They are men. If anything they're paving the way for butches like you to be more open about yourself. With your kind of reasoning it appears as though you belong in the 1800s, but of course, you'd be killed for being butch back then.
    In closing, take your head out of your ass.

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  14. Dearest Dirt (and Allies),
    Deep down, you are a loving and compassionate person. It would be nice if everyone on this earth let everyone else be happy and live the life they feel comfortable living. Because of current attitudes like yours, this is not possible. It would benefit you to let others just be. Let lesbians be proud lesbians (I know that's you and I support you!). Let people who were born in with the mind of one sex and the body of another, correct their body and live life happily. You see, there's a trend here. It's letting all equals feel equal and happy. Try it. It feels great!

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  15. "Let people who were born in with the mind of one sex and the body of another, correct their body"

    What is a male mind? What is a female mind?
    And if the troubled mind and healthy body are in dispute, why should the healthy part be "corrected"?

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  16. "What is a male mind? What is a female mind?"

    What is a lesbian mind? What is a straight womans mind? If you use that "mindset" and "belief system" women are just imagining they are lesbian. ..which we know there are lesbians even though there is no proof.

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  17. anon@3:56- you're confusing sex with sexual orientation. sexual orientation isn't a birth defect requiring hormone and surgical "correction".

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  18. lol @ anon, ok fair point about sex orientation and gender, BUT wat is a womens mind? answer it seriously?
    What is a Womens body?
    who decides all this?
    "male medical machiene"?

    BACK TO TOPIC....

    Dirt as part of "religious/cultural" cerimonies women have their genitals, mutilated, like clitoris removed, or vagina sewn...
    (personally i find repolsive)

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  19. Anon,

    I'm well versed in FGM, it is par for the course for the misogyny that runs through religious and cultural ceremonies. Not so coincidentally, sewing the vagina shut is also an ftM "procedure".

    dirt

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  20. "anon@3:56- you're confusing sex with sexual orientation. sexual orientation isn't a birth defect requiring hormone and surgical "correction".

    March 2, 2011 4:24 AM"

    So is lesbianism a lifestyle or a sexual orientation? Is Butch Lesbian a lifestyle or a sexual orientation?

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  21. so dirt, do you let your woman/women fuck you? or are you one of those 'stone' butches, you know, the ones that are too self conscious about being a woman to enjoy the parts they have...? Stone butch = mysogyny

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  22. hello
    I'm a slightly stonish sort-of-butch, into being the more active partner and not keen on certain things being done to me mostly as it breaks my concentration on herherher, and if I'm lucky enough to find my more 'femme' counterpart who enjoys my way I see no problem and no misogyny here...

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  23. I do quite agree with his transmale complaining about other transmales: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69ewrA9K1Lw&feature=feedlik

    The video is called "Transmen and Bullshit Competition"

    I have no issues with transmales but who I don't like among transmales is the one who are making a fuss about themselves and their transidentity.
    When everything in your life revolve around your transidentity, after you done through T and surgeries, it is a sign of narcissistic personality disorder and not a normal evolution of GID.

    A normal evolution of GID is to be daignosed, to go for body changes (T, surgeries) and social markers and then to move on with your life as a male. People who stay stuck in the trans identity for ever and who brings everything to the fact they are trans are mentally ill.

    And using trans activists/support groups to protect your narcissistic personality disorder is not fair for transguys who really need support.

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  24. "And using trans activists/support groups to protect your narcissistic personality disorder is not fair for transguys who really need support."

    And Lesbian and Gay groups too, or maybe primarily?

    I will NEVER understand why T is included with LGB

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  25. the more interesting thing to me about the video linked to above was this kid's talking about being forced to be 'feminine' before and 'masculine' now... i think it's the reaction to that forced femininity that is at the root of MOST ftm's

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  26. Those people who suffer primarily from narcissistic personality disorder are a pollution for transmales and trans rights. I don't question their transition and their gender identity but I do question their will to live in harmony...It looks like all they want to get from their trans status is either getting attention in a positive way (from all the people who think that having a trans as a friend is trendy or "cool") or in a negative way when someone judge them, they shout out loud 'transphobia, transphobia' whereas the issue is really with this specific person and his ego.

    I have a lot of respect for transguys who complete their transition, pass as males, live as males, are politically active and can be fair enough not to use their trans status as a leverage to gain benefits from life and are not narcissistic...

    My question to Dirt about those people suffering from narcissistic personality disorder AND Gender Identity Disorder: do you think doctors should advice them therapy prior to transition or after transition to cure the NPD?
    What should be adressed first: NPD or GID?

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  27. "I have a lot of respect for transguys who complete their transition, pass as males, live as males, are politically active"

    Yeah well too bad the rest of your community doesn't feel that way. I was told by one of dirt's readers, upon informing them of my political passions for equality and women's rights, that my vote wasn't needed or wanted. THAT is just f'ing pathetic to hate us SO much that it is worth turning down votes for your cause(s). I am legally married, I don't HAVE to give a shit, but I actively campaign for, march for, and talk to my congressman about marriage equality, I don't HAVE to care about women's advocacy, but I do, and use my voice every chance I get to speak out about REAL misogyny. Yet it seems there are some of you who don't want my vote. Why? Because maybe you'd have to concede that FTMs aren't REALLY the misogynistic assholes that dirt likes to portray us as. Maybe you'd have to admit that transguys don't actually hate women. So to whomever said my vote wasn't needed... I hate to point this out to you dear, but you NEED my vote, as well as the votes of my community if YOU are ever going to gain the equal rights you so desire. Whether you like to admit that or not.

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  28. Anon @12:35 - Give me a break. How many FtM's are even old enough to vote?
    I honestly don't want your vote, and I wouldn't take anything you say very seriously. You sold out. I know "trans" is a disorder, and maybe getting some therapy would be better than trying to mix in something you don't understand (like any kind of women's rights issues.)
    Or are you just bored since "trans" are the only group who seem not to have any rights they are fighting for?

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  29. trans people don't even have a voice to be heard in the first place, their entire "identities" are based on cliches, sterotypes, posturing and deception.

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  30. You sold out. I know "trans" is a disorder, and maybe getting some therapy would be better than trying to mix in something you don't understand (like any kind of women's rights issues.)
    Or are you just bored since "trans" are the only group who seem not to have any rights they are fighting for?

    March 2, 2011 1:14 PM


    You know I never even thought of the fact the one who sold out is Dirt.. Wow.. Thanks I needed to hear that.

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  31. Dirt didn't sell out. I'm of the opinion that you FtM girls did, but maybe there's some hope for you as you're on here wheedling for attention. Is your "privledged" life kind of a pipe dream afterall? I have to admit, if you were a healthy person (without trans disorder, etc) I would be a little less understanding.

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  32. If anyone is "selling out" it's trans people. Those top surgery scars, binders, packers, needles, creams, and STPs are all emblematic of that weakness, female shame, horror and betrayal. Take any of those disgusting things away, what do you have?

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  33. Well like I've said before, I sincerely hope that all of you haters experience that hate and intolerance yourselves... if you haven't, I'm sure you will, that's how the universe works - you get what you put out.

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  34. What hate and intolerance? Go ahead and cut your tits off, shoot your "T", admire your hair growth, swagger around with your "packer", whatever, but just accept the fact that your vote/input in certain circumstances is irrelavent/invalidated in some women's eyes.

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  35. "What hate and intolerance? Go ahead and cut your tits off, shoot your "T", admire your hair growth, swagger around with your "packer", whatever, but just accept the fact that your vote/input in certain circumstances is irrelavent/invalidated in some women's eyes."

    LOL... easy there tiger. All of you are so good at the generalizations. I have news for you honey, not all transguys even have surgery or shoot hormones. I have NEVER packed fyi, and no longer use T, and I don't mind being fucked in the orifice I was born with, I don't swagger, and I do most of the cooking and cleaning for my wife. You think you know people - but you are so clueless. But hey, go ahead, keep following dirt around like a little hound, hanging on every word she says and idolizing her. There's clearly no sense in trying to reason with a group of people so fixated on their uneducated opinions that they'd probably be willing to eat the corn out of their leader's shit. It's obvious you are all a bunch of man hating dysfunctional girls.... poor things, did Daddy touch you in the naughty place?

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  36. Anon @March 2, 2011 12:35 PM



    "Yeah well too bad the rest of your community doesn't feel that way. I was told by one of dirt's readers, upon informing them of my political passions for equality and women's rights, that my vote wasn't needed or wanted. THAT is just f'ing pathetic to hate us SO much that it is worth turning down votes for your cause(s)."

    Well, I don't think that anyone in the community can manipulate a debold voting machine to reject your "vote" so I am not sure what you are getting at about your "vote" not being wanted

    I do recall this conversation, and I did not say that your "vote" was not wanted. What I took issue with was the fact that you wanted to be acknowledged as a role model for being a lesbian in the past. I took issue with this as the fact of your transitioning contradicts your past as a "lesbian role model" and I did think it was not valid that you wanted credit for that.

    You fail to appreciate that your transitioning has some rather uncomfortable political overtones and you fail to understand why you might not be received with open arms.

    It is not a matter of hate it is the questioning of you as an FtM championing womens rights while altering your body in order to fit into a stereotype. Your choices seem to contradict what women are fighting for, primarily the right to express the full breadth and width of their personalities as women. Your transitioning sends the opposite message, that being the only way you can truly be yourself is as a male and that certain thoughts, feelings and actions are male or others thoughts feelings and actions are female.

    " So to whomever said my vote wasn't needed... I hate to point this out to you dear, but you NEED my vote, as well as the votes of my community if YOU are ever going to gain the equal rights you so desire. Whether you like to admit that or not."

    Interesting. Lesbians need the "vote"(I think you mean support) of women who have become men in order to get equal rights.
    Why is that?? Is it because now as a man with straight privledge you will be listened to? Is it because you have more power to affect change being a man? Is it because you have now joined the straight majority and because of your newfound membership in the mainstream we have to come begging to you? And with this attitude of entitlement and arrogance you expect us to welcome you as an "advocate" for womens rights? I don't think so.

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  37. @Anon
    "LOL... easy there tiger. All of you are so good at the generalizations. I have news for you honey, not all transguys even have surgery or shoot hormones. I have NEVER packed fyi, and no longer use T,"

    Honey, why do you and those transguys who don't transition feel the need to pass yourselves/themselves off as men then?

    And being good at generalizations....
    "There's clearly no sense in trying to reason with a group of people so fixated on their uneducated opinions that they'd probably be willing to eat the corn out of their leader's shit. It's obvious you are all a bunch of man hating dysfunctional girls.... poor things, did Daddy touch you in the naughty place?"

    Tell me this, why are some Ftm's so quick with male sexist slurs when challenged? What evidence do you have of Dirt "being a leader" beyond her having a blog with posts that some happen to agree with?

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  38. @Anon 4:16 - We're functioning just fine as women. As an FtM you are a woman who is not functioning very well. (I really don't care about what you do in your bedroom.)
    As for education, I think it was better back when undergrads took Anthropology 101 instead of the ridiculous gender studies/theory 101 when they needed Humanities credits.

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  39. " All of you are so good at the generalizations."

    LMAO!!!
    omg

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  40. Anon @4:16- you actually think it's okay to joke about child rape? seriously, you are a very sick woman.

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  41. "I have news for you honey, not all transguys even have surgery or shoot hormones. I have NEVER packed fyi, and no longer use T, and I don't mind being fucked in the orifice I was born with, I don't swagger, and I do most of the cooking and cleaning for my wife."

    This rings true. I know transguys who choose not to have surgeries, not to take T or to take a low dose of T, and transguys who embrace being born female. I know ftm's who do not id as men at all. And so many who are drawn towards non-macho professions like nursing, social work and education. You can say what you want about us as a group, but if you are getting your info by obsessively searching out You Tube videos of children, then your understanding of transness is going to be really skewed.

    I don't learn things about butch lesbians by watching 15 year-olds butches on YouTube talk about what it means to be butch. I learn what i know from forming friendships with butches and listening to them talk about their lives. From understanding that they are human above all else. I know that you can't risk that with ftm's, because then you might have to see us as human, and then you'd have to see your vitriolic hatred towards us as the crime it is.

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  42. Anon @4:41 - I also thought that was exceptionally grotesque.

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  43. Amazing..can nothing on dirts blog be discussed with out having it subverted to a condemnation of transsexualsm, FtM in particular. WHY can't a topic such as she posted about concerning WOMEN stay focused on WHY we contemplate and/or undergo breast augmentation,rhinoplasty,tummy tucks,liposuction,etc. Is this because WE have real issue with our bodies or is it from being brainwashed from childhood that we must look a certain way to be attractive??

    What are the causes? What can we do as women to change these attitudes?? I'd love to read someone else's thoughts and opinions.

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  44. @Anon March 2, 2011 4:48 PM



    "This rings true. I know transguys who choose not to have surgeries, not to take T or to take a low dose of T, and transguys who embrace being born female.I know ftm's who do not id as men at all. "

    It is statements such as the one above that strip credibility away from the trans cause...
    My favourite "I know ftm's who do not id as men at all."

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  45. "then you might have to see us as human"

    Whut??? Please show where anyone claims transsexuality is not a human phenomenon. Part of your disorder makes it feel like anyone who won't play along with your gender fantasies is literally destroying you. But no one is. Only YOU feel "less than human" when your fictional persona is not affirmed. No one else is doing that to you. It's part of your disorder.

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  46. "It is statements such as the one above that strip credibility away from the trans cause..."

    Canadian, you seem to be particularly interested in pointing out inconsistencies and contradictions amongst ftm viewpoints. If you are concerned about us receiving public funds or LGB support, I can see your point. Since Canada funds trans surgeries, I guess you have a reason to be skeptical. Personally, I never sought financial support from anyone for my surgeries. I understand that this is on me. I don't think that the effort to pathologize transness is necessarily a good thing for transpeople. Nor is it good for gay people to argue for a gay brain. What are we asking for? People to feel sorry for us? I don't need that in my life.

    As seen in the failure of feminism, once people have accepted a paradigm where they play the role of victims, it is very hard for them to break from that and regain a sense of agency, and therefore happiness, in their lives. I believe that this is why Dirt is so outraged about the "male medical machine" and what not. She cannot mentally conceive a world in which female born people take responsibility for their lives because she has been permanently indoctrinated otherwise. In closing, I'd like to say that I'm sorry your public funds have been used to create lumpen neo-phalluses.

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  47. "If anyone is "selling out" it's trans people. Those top surgery scars, binders, packers, needles, creams, and STPs are all emblematic of that weakness, female shame, horror and betrayal. Take any of those disgusting things away, what do you have?"

    My room mate is a butch lesbian who binds and uses a packer every day.

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  48. "Honey, why do you and those transguys who don't transition feel the need to pass yourselves/themselves off as men then?"

    Dirt seems to take great pride in the fact she passes and she does not identify as ftm. So whats your point? ..and for the record. I think the use of hun and honey is condescending as all getup on both sides of the fence. That is what guys do to put women in their place.

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  49. "Amazing..can nothing on dirts blog be discussed with out having it subverted to a condemnation of transsexualsm, FtM in particular."

    Rylee.. wake up!! Google dirt.. She is 100% about supressing and eliminating transexuals. The rest is a smokescreen to not appear to be a hater. The rest is fairly new when you figure how long she has been operating.

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  50. "What should be adressed first: NPD or GID?"

    NPD and you can start with Dirt

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  51. anon @ 6:06

    LOL of course she is.

    if that's even true than clearly she has some issues.

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  52. "Please show where anyone claims transsexuality is not a human phenomenon."

    Posters to this list have called us repulsive, freaks, disgusting, sell-outs, deranged, fat, ugly, bald, disgusting and suggested that we all go kill ourselves. Others have stated repeatedly that they can't wait for the "show" to start in a few years, when all ftm's will start dying of liver cancer or fibro(sp-hers). (Uh, do you die of fibromyalgia?) People have a right to their opinions, but I would never speak this way to another human being. Partially because what I say against another, I say against myself. I respect and love myself more than that.

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  53. Anon at 12:35 pm

    Such bitterness and hatred at our rejection of your vote and efforts towards women's rights! Why? If you'd like to volunteer time and effort towards causes, the underlying motive shouldn't be for adulation from the victims, you should be motivated by the causes themselves.

    And no, we still don't need your vote. You don't handle rejection well at all, do you? Grow up a little.

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  54. @Anon March 2, 2011 5:30 PM



    "Canadian, you seem to be particularly interested in pointing out inconsistencies and contradictions amongst ftm viewpoints. If you are concerned about us receiving public funds or LGB support, I can see your point. Since Canada funds trans surgeries, I guess you have a reason to be skeptical. Personally, I never sought financial support from anyone for my surgeries. I understand that this is on me. I don't think that the effort to pathologize transness is necessarily a good thing for transpeople. Nor is it good for gay people to argue for a gay brain. What are we asking for? People to feel sorry for us? I don't need that in my life."

    I have stated my reservations about the trans process in several posts on here but I have never cited public funding as one of my reservations and in fact it is not a reservation for me. BTW, receiving public funding for trans procedures depends on what province you reside in. Some fund it while others do not.
    My reservations revolve around the appropriateness of tranistioning for those who experience GID or "transness" for various reasons.
    On another note, whether public funding is provided for a medical procedure should not preclude people from speaking out on the appropriateness of the procedure in question or questioning it's safety. Such logic would eliminate the need for the FDA and other forms of public oversite of the medical profession in the US.

    The very act of trans people seeking to change their bodies is pathologizing in of itself. Without pathology trans procedures would be reduced to being a matter of choice and not necessity.

    "As seen in the failure of feminism, once people have accepted a paradigm where they play the role of victims, it is very hard for them to break from that and regain a sense of agency, and therefore happiness, in their lives. I believe that this is why Dirt is so outraged about the "male medical machine" and what not. She cannot mentally conceive a world in which female born people take responsibility for their lives because she has been permanently indoctrinated otherwise. In closing, I'd like to say that I'm sorry your public funds have been used to create lumpen neo-phalluses."

    Feminism has sought to elucidate and challenge the oppression of women in society. How is that playing the victim? Would you say the same of other minorities such as blacks or latinos? Women are victimized everyday regardless of whether they are feminists or not. They get paid less then men on average, they are victims of rape every 6 minutes and they are judged relentlessly on how they look rather then what they do. This is not them play acting, this is the reality women face everyday and pretending otherwise does not change that.

    I wonder to, how women who seek to become men and inherit male privledge can be held up as an example of a woman "taking responsibility" for their lives?
    To me, it is akin to admitting that women can never attain equality unless they become men.
    That is not empowering, it is capitulating and playing the ultimate victim.

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  55. "Feminism has sought to elucidate and challenge the oppression of women in society. How is that playing the victim? Would you say the same of other minorities such as blacks or latinos?"

    No, I wouldn't say the same of blacks and Latinos. In short, I feel that, because of the class background of most feminists with any voice, their activism and expectations are in direct relationship to the privilege of their background. Most women of color and women of working/lower class background have deep complexities mixing in with their feminist ideologies, and are not usually possessing vitriolic hatred of men. All people are necessary to the maintenance and survival of their communities. White women have the luxury to dismiss people from their circles, only because they have the resources to maintain economic survival without "others" who do not satisfy membership requirements.

    I could state statistics about victimization/rape/murder/discrimination against of transsexuals, but I don't want to put forth the idea that our victimization should incur pity from anyone. Suffice it to say that transsexuals are not exactly at the the top of the totem pole socially.

    "I wonder too, how women who seek to become men and inherit male privlege can be held up as an example of a woman "taking responsibility" for their lives?"

    Anyone can take responsibility for their own life, trans, female or otherwise. I said what I said because I strongly feel that the victim mentality will do us trans people no good, as it has done feminists no good. Certain fights are valid, but many more are not and fighting them will only deny us credibility in the eyes of the world. We are all witness to the overreaching of feminist arguments, where any discomfort suffered by a woman may be chalked up to misogyny, but these arguments ring false in the ears of reasonable people. In yours too, I'll bet. Not every argument is valid, despite it's label.

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  56. Most women take responsibility for their lives. FtM's are a very small % of women with a very specific disorder. Due to the nature of this disorder (which admittedly no one can really define) I don't think any of them are in any position to constructively contribute to discussions on feminism or anything to do with women in general. It's really usually in your late 30's or 40's that you realize how much bullshit you internalized your whole life about being a woman/Lesbian, whatever.

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  57. Anon @March 3, 2011 2:39 AM

    Ummm okay, the crux of your arguement is that white feminists are wealthly enough to exclude men from their circles and minority women are not.

    This has not been my experience. Straight women benifit the most from the feminist activism and I don't see them excluding men from their circles. Economic independence is not the driver of feminist seperatism ideology is. And that ideology is practiced for the most part by militant lesbians who are not exactly economically advantaged. I find your arguement curious because it mimics very closely alot of neo conservative arguements against feminism(ie feminsits hate men, economic independence will lead to women not needing or wanting men etc)

    "We are all witness to the overreaching of feminist arguments, where any discomfort suffered by a woman may be chalked up to misogyny, but these arguments ring false in the ears of reasonable people. In yours too, I'll bet. Not every argument is valid, despite it's label."

    Do you have an examples of what you are talking about here? What "discomforts" have feminists mistakenly chalked up to misogyny in order to duck personal responsibility?

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  58. Hey all you FtMs who so clearly hate women, I have a suggestion. Go hang out with the men's rights guys. You sound exactly like them (calling feminists "victims" etc.) Just don't tell them you have/used to have a cunt. They'll come for you in the middle of the night to rape you and lynch you. Whatever you decide to do, stop coming to women's blogs to brag and throw your dicks around. We're not impressed and we're tired of being asked to be your mommies and caretakers.

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  59. "Amazing..can nothing on dirts blog be discussed with out having it subverted to a condemnation of transsexualsm, FtM in particular. WHY can't a topic such as she posted about concerning WOMEN stay focused on WHY we contemplate and/or undergo breast augmentation,rhinoplasty,tummy tucks,liposuction,etc. Is this because WE have real issue with our bodies or is it from being brainwashed from childhood that we must look a certain way to be attractive??"

    Obsession and addiction for all things transexuality and FTMs. No matter how much the topic is changed to mask of this obsession with FTMs, it always goes back to FTMs. That is the purpose of this blog after all, its not about lesbians issues, butches, fighting against misogyny no, those are just cover ups, to hide the real intention: free space for hatred on FTMs.

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