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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning



http://www.youtube.com/user/soswa142

http://www.youtube.com/user/ohiotrans17

http://www.youtube.com/user/ElSerVerdadero

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrPinocchio17


http://www.youtube.com/user/TylerRose11

http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamesyworld

http://www.youtube.com/user/Thematthewaustin

http://www.youtube.com/user/JaredFTMjourney

http://www.youtube.com/user/08tusch


As "chaz" bono dances her way into the living rooms of Americans on Dancing with the Stars, I suspect a rise in trans trending. Using only YT to document Trans Trending, despite the trends proliferation in other online venues, going forward for the time being I will exhibit any rise in Trans Trending with these weekly posts.


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  1. http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2243901900&topic=5602

    Now... "transmasculine" and "male spirited". Christ, the bullshit.

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  2. Chaz really has you obsessing, doesn't she Lynn. Beyond your normal range of obsession, I might add.

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  3. Re: 4:44 PM on the "transmasculine" and "male spirited" crap on Facebook-

    So ironic that they are calling themselves "Brother Outsider". Besides the rip-off of Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider), there's the delusion of being an "Outsider" when they have obviously bought society's sex role stereotypes hook, line and sinker.

    If you really were an Outsider, you'd be thinking for yourself, not following the trans trend. There's nothing revolutionary, powerful, or even slightly original about being a sheep following a fad.

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  4. Maybe I'm an optimist, but I think that Chaz Bono might have the opposite effect: making young women NOT want to "transition"!

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  5. @DM

    If you really were an Outsider, you'd be thinking for yourself, not following the Lesbian trend.

    Makes just about as much sense as what you said. One may argue LesbianTrending is a choice.

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  6. >>One may argue LesbianTrending is a choice.<<

    Even if it was, lesbian trending doesn't
    mutilate the bodies of healthy young
    women and promise them the scientific lie that they are now "men".

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  7. >>So ironic that they are calling themselves "Brother Outsider". Besides the rip-off of Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider), there's the delusion of being an "Outsider" when they have obviously bought society's sex role stereotypes hook, line and sinker. <<

    It is ironic, but typical, since they have hi-jacked Audre Lorde's message and writing in every other way as well.

    Doubly ironic since Audre herself was so vocal about the Lesbian Breast Cancer Epidemic, and now young women are using Audre's work and name to take funds away from lesbian mental health and physical health issues, in order to turn themselves into "men"-- and still expect support, funding, legal aid, sexual favors, and friendship from the lesbian community.

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  8. if you really knew what it felt like to be trans psychologically you wouldn't think it was all some big political conspiracy.

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  9. Every time you make one of these posts I look for a girl a used to love. I sincerely hope I don't recognize her here.

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  10. Amy, you sincerely don't know that what you are feeling isn't "trans". You also don't know what all of us have felt. Maybe you should ask us instead of assuming we've never felt feelings similar to yours; perhaps chose to handle them differently.

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  11. One of those kids is only 13, wow dirt way to attack a CHILD, dirt'y pedo

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  12. >>One of those kids is only 13, wow dirt way to attack a CHILD, dirt'y pedo<<

    Idiot. This child is posting PICTURES OF HERSELF ON THE INTERNET. People who stand against the "FTM Trend" seem to be the ONLY people who are actually caring enough about these kids to speak out against the mutilations going on, and the self-harm and self-hatred that fuels it all.

    How sick of you, how truly mentally diseased you are, to sexualize simple caring. 'Speaks volumes about your own mental state.

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  13. Wow Anon you have real balls standing behind anon... LOL, im actually NOT the one exploiting children, SOOOO many people view this blog placing a link to a child's page IS exploiting them.. if YOU think that by this child is harming them self by putting a channel on youtube why not contact youtube? or google??

    P.s My mental stability so so unstable im sitting in the mental hospital right now with a status of never to be released cause im THAT MESSED UP hahahaha...

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  14. I have to agree with DM and think (hope) that kids seeing 'Chaz' on TV will be discouraged from transitioning. (I just heard the funniest radio ad for DWTS that ended with her weird ftm voice (they do mostly sound very similar from testosterone) saying her name)

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  15. Chaz has teeny tiny feet.

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  16. "Amy, you sincerely don't know that what you are feeling isn't "trans". You also don't know what all of us have felt. Maybe you should ask us instead of assuming we've never felt feelings similar to yours; perhaps chose to handle them differently. "

    How on earth do you know what I'm feeling, and then presume to tell me it's wrong. It's fine if you choose to "handle them differently", probably means you ren't trans, but don't go around saying trans people are dellusional self hating/mutilating people.

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  17. >>One may argue LesbianTrending is a choice.<<

    "Even if it was, lesbian trending doesn't
    mutilate the bodies of healthy young
    women and promise them the scientific lie that they are now "men"."

    Some don't view it as mutilation. Why do you care so much about this, let people do what they need to be happy, even if it disagrees with what you think.

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  18. Okay, one vid -- homophobic dad who doesn't like his daughter wearing boys clothes -- is it ANY bloody surprise that she decides she is trans! Never liked wearing leotards at school, wanted to wear shorts and shirts like the boys. This is NOT unusual. But given YT vids, decides she is trans............

    And again, docs dishing out T after ONE appointment..........

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  19. Some don't view it as mutilation...
    these girls 'view'' themselves as male (& you as female)- this does not make it so for the world outside the viewer.

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  20. (I mean you view yourself as female)
    (writing while riding bus)

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  21. anorexics view themselves as fat
    if that's how they want to see themselves you're anorexiphobic for thinking it unhealthy

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  22. E said...

    "Some don't view it as mutilation...
    these girls 'view'' themselves as male (& you as female)- this does not make it so for the world outside the viewer."

    I'm sure you know what everyone else views someone else as. I haven't had someone view me as anything but female (and i used to be male) in a very long time.

    There's a giant difference between anorexia and trans people. Anorexia well be a direct cause of death do to self starvation / excessive binging. Being trans won't lead to death any faster than not being trans. I can't believe some of these arguments

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  23. and it's not how anorexics want to see themselves, they can't help seeing themselves that way.

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  24. yes it's obvious that you're male, amy

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  25. (meaning as soon as i saw your photo i could feel that there was something 'off')

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  26. i think comparing trans to anorexia or other body image disorders is far more accurate than comparing it to homosexuality

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  27. I think we seem to have two different things going on here. We have the 'boys brain in a girls body' claim, and when you try to get into that (what exactly IS a boys brain?, what does feeling like a boy MEAN once you get past all the gender stereotypes shit), then we seem to have the fall-back position that's it's not really about gender roles at all, but just the body feeling wrong (I always felt like I should have had a penis).

    I was just reading a paper on gender non-conformity and same-sex sexuality, which makes the point (fairly obvious really!), that lots of women found female roles a pain. How we interpret that in looking back is a different matter,and in many cases based on the thinking at the time. Just seems nowadays that being a gender non-conforming girl, rather than a natural reaction to all the pink glittery shit, is now seen as either a possible indicator of latent lesbianism (scary!), but trans saves the day, cos then you can be NORMAL, just a normal boy. And certainly not an uppity female who insists on questioning those silly gender stereotypes.

    Let's face it, girls who want to be boys lack ambition.........

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  28. >>Let's face it, girls who want to be boys lack ambition...<<

    Most of them make the most pathetic men I've ever seen. It's like they take all the worst characteristcs assigned to women; whiney, self-obsessed, petty, catty, gossippy, cliquish, and dovetail those with the worst characteristics assigned to men; violent, rapists, demanding, sexually agressive, passive aggressive, crude, demeaning to women born women, AND THEN WONDER WHY NOBODY WANTS TO BE AROUND THEM.

    It ain't rocket science, people. Self-obsessed post-modern automatons running around following trends and ejaculating philosophies of phallusy are not the sort of people anyone's gonna wanna raise a family with, or spend a life with, or take care of when they get old.

    Good luck, little islands of self-hatred.
    May your armpeni give you strength as you face that dark night.

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  29. "Good luck, little islands of self-hatred.
    May your armpeni give you strength as you face that dark night."

    Well, I don't think this HELPS, even if I can see where you are coming from.

    HOW did it get this bad? Psychologists and psychiatrists never seem to have got over their ideas about gender-roles and gender-typical behaviours, never mind what feminism kept saying about gender as a social construct. But the whole trans thing kind of crept up on me unawares. Okay, a few years back I was always a bit freaked out by the M2T's at our lesbian and gay centre, because they always seemed to go for the most abhorent manifestations of femininity in order to try and prove how female they really were, but F2T was almost non-existent. But now seems to be the 'solution' of choice for girls who fail at the pink and glittery shit and who maybe like girls too.

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  30. >>"Good luck, little islands of self-hatred.
    May your armpeni give you strength as you face that dark night."

    Well, I don't think this HELPS, even if I can see where you are coming from.<<

    I was being sarcastic. Because I know very well that armpeni will NOT give them strength to face the dark nights.

    Being, as I am, someone who actually HAS faced death, I know very clearly that body appendages do not, in fact, keep people alive, give them strength, give them gender, make them whole, right, sane, or any of the other things these fools think a "sex change" will give them.

    It is only strength of character that will get people through their dark nights when they face death, and when they face life. Strength of character which endures through all hardship and all difficulty and which does not say, "I don't like who I am, so I'll change WHAT I AM."

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  31. Does it really make any difference how anybody views you?

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  32. "Anonymous said...
    Does it really make any difference how anybody views you?

    September 19, 2011 8:30 PM"

    The whole POINT of trans is that it makes a VAST difference in how one is treated depending on how people view one's SEX.

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  33. "It is only strength of character that will get people through their dark nights when they face death, and when they face life."

    Where do we get that strength from, there's the rub. And sometimes facing life seems like the harder option..................

    "The whole POINT of trans is that it makes a VAST difference in how one is treated depending on how people view one's SEX." Indeed, because if it was all internal (I'm a boy inside, I know I'm a boy, so nothing else matters), then why would anyone need a 'sex change'? No, either the body is supposed to 'fit' the mind, or everyone else NEEDS to acknowledge you as a boy, needs to recognise you as that boy.....

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  34. >>Where do we get that strength from, there's the rub. And sometimes facing life seems like the harder option...<<

    All the work it takes to learn to live
    awake, alive and aware, is still not
    as hard as facing the great unknown
    of death when it is not your choice.
    However, both involve taking
    a conscious leap into the unknown.
    And that brings us again, to character.

    How To Build Character, In Ten
    Steps:

    1.) Help other people.
    2.) Do the mental and emotional work necessary to heal the hurts of childhood and the grief of life. Grieve. Rage.
    Laugh. Sob. Write. Talk. Learn to train your mind to think thoughts that help you instead of destroy you. It's like pushups. It takes practice.
    3.) Move your body. Get outside.
    Feel sunshine. Breathe air. Smell dirt and hug trees.
    4.) Learn to be your own best friend, advocate and comforter. This is done by doing all the above steps, plus the one where you exercise intestinal fortitude to say "No" when you mean "No" and "Yes" when you mean "Yes".
    5.) Set goals, reasonable ones, and work until you reach them. Rinse and repeat.
    6.) Help Somebody. Learn to be generous. Do something every day to help another person or your community.
    7.) Learn to sit quietly in your own skin, with no entertainment, and no distractions. This too, is a muscle.
    To be comfortable alone in a room.
    This is a great skill.
    8.) See as much of the world as you can, and walk as much of it as you can. Whether it's seeing the Great Wall of China or noticing the color purple growing up through a sidewalk, this beautiful world is the greatest healer of all. There is no character builder on earth, like taking your body and mind to a mountaintop; or, if you are weak or ill, to the end of the street. Both are as glorious.
    9.) Remember. Death will come. Some will chose it willingly. Some will find it at the end of a very long road. Some will never even know it came. Some will be taken down by it, and will have to surrender in sorrow and terror. But death will come. And on that day, unless you are a famous person, your only legacy will be the words you spoke and the things you did. If you are happy with all of them, you will die happy. If you regret some of them, you will die sorrowful. Say you're sorry when you do something wrong. Take care of problems when they arise. Stand up for what you believe in, and never surrender to despair.
    10.) Help somebody. Wave at people. Smile at people. The smallest kindness makes the world better. The best way to get out of our own selves and our own crap and our own small worlds, is to help other people. It's an age old mystery, and it works.

    Character building isn't that hard, at all.
    It's very elegantly simple. But there has to be one thing: Desire.

    All that said, I apologize for the harshness of my comment earlier. I confess that I am grieving a dear friend, who is lost in this insanity. At times, I feel I am nearly choking in rage at the online community she got involved with, and the "doctors" who started treatment on her without ever checking her mental history, which of course she is not honest with them about. She isn't honest about very much at all any more, actually. It's terrifying.

    This is not an excuse for sounding like I did not care about these women. I do care. I am angry, so angry, and I feel like women are being lead to a slaughterhouse in the name of "GID"-- and everyone is dancing with the stars while bodies ARE being mutilated in the name of a great fallacy. That sex can be changed.

    What needs to be changed, is that sex needs to not matter, at all.

    Thank you, ladies. It gets rowdy in here, but it's ultimately a healing place.

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  35. well thanks for devaluing my existence, and saying i have no character. It may come as a shock to you, but "trans" people in whatever form or whatever you want to call them, have existed since the times of the greeks, and all throughout human history. So to say that it is somehow a trend that has "Sprung up" recently isn't true. Just because something has become more legitimized and named, doesn't make it bad. Many more people have killed themselves because they weren't allowed to or were afraid to transition. I don't care how someone else identifies, or looks. This all seems to have stemmed from some deep hatred towards men, and turned into this conspiracy theory about the medical establishment that is calling itself feminism.

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  36. i know i'm not going to change your mind, but i thought i'd offer a view from a transperson. I'm just glad the great majority of people don't think this way.

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  37. Personally it doesn't make sense to me to think of the medical establishment as being involved in some sort of conspiracy though the availability of hormones/surgeries is a difficult issue.

    On the one hand, if they are easily available it allows a normal healthy person who has been living as the opposite gender to get them without dealing too much with "gatekeepers." On the other hand, for someone who has not yet dealt with all the emotional considerations of starting hormones/transitioning or who has other issues going on, allowing them to get hormones right away may not be the best thing for them. Although I can't say what the long-term effects are, I can say that a person could always stop hormones and have much of their physical features return to how they were before. Surgery obviously is much more permanent and there definitely are cases of people getting surgery and regretting it later. For people who know it is right for them on the other hand, there really shouldnt be any ridiculous barriers to getting it.

    It's interesting that most people here are talking strictly about the psychological aspects of being transsexual and ignoring the neurological evidence. Beyond thinking of it as a psychological disorder, a delusion brought on by society or self-hatred, etc. there is a lot of interesting research being done on the neurological level to determine possible causes of transsexuality.

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  38. This child is posting PICTURES OF HERSELF ON THE INTERNET.

    yes, but Lynn is supposed to be the adult here. If you are comparing the actions of a 13 year old as being immature, perhaps you might look at the maturity level of Lynn, in her 40's posting a childs picture.

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  39. I don't consider someone who 'lives as the opposite gender' healthy or normal, since 'gender' is fiction. It's play-acting built exclusively around society's stereotypes.

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  40. if 13 year olds are mature enough to claim they're they're the opposite sex and take steps to validate their illusion I'd say they're mature enough to be taken to task.
    (I don't really believe any transsexual is 'mature' however- the whole notion is extremely childish and simplistic)

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  41. Yes, 'Amy,' the great majority of people believe in polarized gender just like transsexuals do, and only look for and accept the silliest indicators of sex such as hair and clothing.

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  42. "and ignoring the neurological evidence. Beyond thinking of it as a psychological disorder, a delusion brought on by society or self-hatred, etc. there is a lot of interesting research being done on the neurological level to determine possible causes of transsexuality."

    And its just more of the same sad, can we find brain differences in homosexuals stuff. I know, I work in medical image analysis, so I know exactly what algorithms are used and what they are trying to measure.

    But hey, we all know this already, in that we know there are SOME measurable, statistically significant differences between female brains and male brains. What this MEANS is another matter. Such brain data DOESN'T validate the internal voice that says you're male theory. Most work anyway says probably partly nature, partly nurture...............

    Let's face it, it's the same sort of arguments that some gay people feel they need to validate their experience -- I was born this way, so stop oppressing me! I was born with this brain/body defect/mismatch, so give me hormones and surgery.

    When given the VAST difference between social expectations for men and women, and given the all pervasive effects of sex-specific treatment from the moment you were born, is it any wonder? Except this is NOT what the establishment wants to hear, it wants to believe that differences in the way men and women behave are natural, which then justifies why we've been treated differently for so long. And the trans cant rests on the same assumptions about gender, and gender roles specific to different sexes.

    "I don't consider someone who 'lives as the opposite gender' healthy or normal, since 'gender' is fiction." Precisely -- although I could understand a woman who lived undercover in such a way in the past, because if she could do it, it was the ONLY way to do what she wanted.

    A girl trying to ape the rather sad attitudes and speech patterns of teenage males is just very sad, just about as sad as all those teenage girls doing the whole teenage girl thing. Gender roles are SICK, and the only really healthy attitude is saying bollocks to that, WHY are girls supposed to do A and not B, WHY are boys supposed to do B and not A?

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  43. Yes that's true about women in the past having to disguise themselves as men for various reasons- Vita Sackville-West being my favorite- I've even intentionally passed as 'male' for kicks when it's turned on my gf, but have never been delusional and love the fact that it's only pretend, that's what makes it fun instead of dysfunctional

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  44. "Beyond thinking of it as a psychological disorder, a delusion brought on by society or self-hatred, etc. there is a lot of interesting research being done on the neurological level to determine possible causes of transsexuality."

    Actually, as brain research goes, its pretty rudimentary! Given 3D MR brain scans, the simplest thing that anyone could think of doing would be -- measure the size and shape of some structure, and do some stats to see if there is a difference between men and women/straight and gay/normals and schizophrenics/trans and non-trans. Okay, you might add some diffusion tensor imaging if you are getting really snazzy!

    BUT does it tell you about 'causes'? Not really. First off, you have to be sure (given the plasticity of the brain (taxi-drivers anyone? A certain part of the brain was discovered to be larger after they'd learnt loads of routes)) that what you are seeing is not down to hormones, being dead (some work done on cadavers), or just thinking a lot about your body! Then we have the dodgy male/female trans/non-trans correlation that they are so keen on. Then we have the 'which bit of the brain' question. Measure enough bits with a small enough sample and you'll probably find SOME bit that does what you want.

    Then we have what we knew all along, from when this was used to try and diss women, or explain why we didn't earn as much as men -- just because we may take a smaller hat-size, or perhaps have slightly different connectivity, or software, DOESN'T mean that the processing results are any different. And finally, correlation is NOT causation, it's not a simple case of -- well, there's yer problem, she's got a male brain, clear as the nose on your face!

    So, I'm willing to believe that you can have a mix of genes that may make you slightly more pre-disposed to end up gay than someone else, you might have a birth order that does the same, or show a finger -length ratio that indicates that fetal androgen exposure may play a part -- but as with homosexuality, so with trans. Certain people MAY have a genetic predisposition to become trans GIVEN certain environmental conditions (like strict gender roles and a high-level of social conditioning plus the BELIEF that trans is a real condition!).

    The, 'whoops there's yer gay gene' theory of homosexuality was far too simplistic, so I suspect is the male brain theory of F2T.

    the trans cult doesn't want to hear this, of course, because otherwise they wouldn't get their special exemption, in that unlike ANY other psychological condition, the recomended treatment is surgery on a healthy body............

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  45. "Beyond thinking of it as a psychological disorder, a delusion brought on by society or self-hatred, etc."

    I wouldn't say disorder, or delusion, or simple self-hatred, because that implies that it is the FAULT of the female concerned, rather than being a rather easily understandable reaction to the SHIT way that our society still treats females!

    The narrative that females in this situation adopt is, I might suggest, a rather good example of a meme, in that it is really as artificial as anything else. After all, you can only BLAME your genes when you know what genes ARE, just as you can only 'blame' the supposed mismatch between your brain and your genes when someone has already suggested that males brains and female brains are OBVIOUSLY very different.

    It's not SELF-hatred, in that the key is not self, really, but females that are hated/devalued in our society. It is NOT the individual female or girl that is showing some weakness of character, or some unlucky birth defect, or any other of that nonsense. It is, I think, a perfectly PREDICTABLE outcome of the way that medicine still views male and female and gender roles, the way that society views those gender roles as 'natural', and the unwillingness of society to question those assumptions.

    Faced with all that, no wonder that some females adopt the trans narrative in order to explain their own feelings about their bodies, and their own inability to 'do gender' in the way that society maintains is NATURAL. So, the only 'NATURAL' alternative that society offers them is trans. Because, after all, this society ASSUMES that proper females should feel comfortable in their female bodies (despite the evidence to the contrary), and comfortable in the assigned gender roles as well. And the trans narrative goes along with exactly those same assumptions.

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  46. Bad Dyke you are far too dogmatic and opinionated about something that you have never experienced or truly know anything about on a personal level.

    You clearly need to go ask your mother to re-teach you some humility. Because it's clear that no one did.

    You have about the same amount of nerve as an ignorant suburban white person telling a person of color about the issues that they face within their community. It's the same type of oppressive sickness that you suffer from.

    Or you could be compared to a very talkative child who keeps interrupting a bunch of adults speaking about issues that a child has no experience with, or any business even butting in to attempt to discuss. IT comes of as disrespectful egocentrism. Which is what you are all about. You are one of the most egocentric un-empathetic self-spirited people I have ever read of.

    It's almost embarrassing to read half of the things you build up the nerve to say.

    No one thinks like you other than the brainwashed people who follow and support this blog.

    People have more sense than that.

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  47. Well...except for Fox News.

    They would LOVE to hear more of what you have to say, BadDyke.

    ...you know, 'til they find out (or see for themselves at first glance) that you are a dyke...

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  48. i think gender roles are just as bad as you do, and dont think being trans reinforces a binary system. there are plenty of trans people that aren't a big cliche of femininity / masculinity. I think if someone wants to take hormones to physically look more like the gender they identify with than that is fine and they wont have to rely on over doing it to appear as they wish. It's interesting to note the HUGE amount of gender binary in the past in the lesbian and gay community. Butch / femme, etc. Which still goes on and seems to be what this blog is fighting for.

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  49. "Bad Dyke you are far too dogmatic and opinionated about something that you have never experienced or truly know anything about on a personal level."

    Hey, almost ALL the trans tropes in one post!

    But as usual, no attempt to actually address the points raised, just the usual you're rude/ignorant/opinionated/nasty (cos you DARE to disagree with my interpretation of my feelings and my experience)/stupid/egocentric/arrogant.......

    Yeah, yeah, colour me totally unimpressed by this whinging, I'm more oppressed than you, how dare you be so priviliged bullshit..........

    Plus followed up by the usual butch is masculine hence naughty gender quip from Amy. And:
    "I think if someone wants to take hormones to physically look more like the gender they identify with.."

    Who's confusing sex and gender yet AGAIN. Butch ISN'T about looking like a man, or even masculine, and it's only those tied in to the simplistic gender binary and gender/sex confusion who think so.

    "You are one of the most egocentric un-empathetic self-spirited people I have ever read of. " You mean cos I have the audacity to tell people they are talking utter bollocks when they clearly are? I'll have some more of that then!

    Anyway, I DO empathize with the way these girls feel about their female bodies, and their desire to escape femininity, I just DISAGREE with the trans cults interpretation of their experience that they have adopted. 'Cos you can't tell me that all those 13 year old girls thought all that up for themselves? And WHERE is the trans community when it comes to suggesting that they might not REALLY be trans, that there might be some other explanation for the way they are feeling? Not a dicky bird, just accept the party line, you're a boy if you say you are, and then it's just how long you have to wait before you can get your first shot of T.

    Mind you, when what I get is this sort of response, you just KNOW that you've hit all their buttons, and raised a whole load of points that they can't answer..................

    It's not gender binary that is crap, it's the whole concept of gender, period.

    Junk gender, what are you left with? Someone who rather than their own secondary & primary sexual characteristics desires a hormonally and surgically constructed simulacrum of the secondary (and sometimes primary) sexual characteristics of the other sex. Why?

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  50. I note that it's only after I've done my little scientific bit on the supposed 'male brain' stuff that I get called dogmatic etc....

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  51. It generally degenerates into personal insults when rebuttals are impossible due to flawed logic
    There will never be a resolution between people who believe they ARE what they THINK they are and people who believe in reality foremost

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  52. What is important is that truthful info about strict gender norms and misogyny are made available. Info that dismantles piece by piece exactly how the trans identity disorder develops so others looking for help have the chance to heal rather than be brutalized by the male medical machine.

    dirt

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  53. A few years back when I first met some trans people, I was accepting, and ready to believe that perhaps some people did have the wrong body for their brain, or summat. Except I found it pretty offensive that men wanting to become women always seemed to adopt all those aspects of femininity that I found most hateful. And a disorder where the 'cure' was surgical mutilation? Then women who in seeking to escape female also seemed to want to become all that I disliked most about masculinity? A cure worse than the condition, it didn't make sense. And when I looked into the science, that didn't make sense either, or the psychology, which just seemed to be reinforcing all that was wrong as regards gender.

    Even if there is some underlying, biological cause behind trans, I wasn't prepared to accept the current 'cause' or the 'cure'. There has to be a better way, and radical feminism and a feminist approach to sex and gender is a more hopeful solution and a better answer as to what it could be to be human than any of the current medical crap. We don't even understand the first thing about human consciousness anyway, so why should I accept this fairytale about innate gender? Striving to achieve what I think men and women could be without all this gender nonsense is a more noble cause than this SAD and sick acquiesence to our supposed biological nature where the only proposed solution was carving up healthy human bodies to construct sad, clumsy, non-functional flesh replicas.

    I'll stick with hope and a nobler view. It's not the fault of trans people, it's the rest of society that keeps believing this nonsense, and SRS is the logical result of those warped beliefs. If THAT is really the best that we can do, then perhaps we don't deserve the real magic that is human consciousness, and we should have remained as just another ape.....

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  54. "And WHERE is the trans community when it comes to suggesting that they might not REALLY be trans, that there might be some other explanation for the way they are feeling?"

    I totally agree with this. And I'm sure it will eventually come, as the community grows larger and more mature. I have a feeling that for the time being the individuals involved have struggled too hard for their own acceptance not to accept others. But eventually they will be able to acquire the necessary mass, resources and objectivity to do a lot, including developing the necessary mechanisms that will, among others:

    a. more reliably assist to identify those with GID rather than those suffering from a general discontent, depression or whatever,
    b. help weed out the unethical or ill-informed doctors etc, who are now taking advantage of them

    Another sign of maturity will surely be when T drops off the LGBT and goes its own way. The first three letters are about sexuality, and Trans isn't. Yes, there might initially be more acceptance and support in other communities that have also struggled, but at the end of the day the groups do have some different sets of problems to solve and priorities to work on.

    - LM

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  55. I think these trans trending posts of young kids need to stop. I understand they are putting videos up on YouTube but they don't need to be put on a blog that bad things are said about them. We are suppose to be adults and not like the children that might be bullying them in school. Kids are taking their lives over bullying. By having young kids on this site your kind of promoting cyber bullying. My only concern is the trans trending posts adding to pushing kids to the point of suicide. I am not saying these posts alone are would do this, but rather a build up of everything.

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  56. "I understand they are putting videos up on YouTube but they don't need to be put on a blog that bad things are said about them."

    What bad things? That we DISAGREE with the interpretation they have learnt to describe their own situation? That we think they are mistaken (or more correctly, they've been conned).

    We're not putting rude comments next to their videos.

    Plyus I think if dirt hadn't provided this evidence, I would never have believed that there were 13 year old girls here in the UK convinced they were boys.

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