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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning



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

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

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


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

http://www.youtube.com/user/PhoenixFyreX2Y

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrAlexis1209

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

It is impossible to measure how much the male gaze has played in these young women's self hatred, but we can be sure it isnt small.

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  1. I watched the first video posted here. It was really shocking. All the things she is talking about, gaining weight, muscle, facial hair... are all flat out unacceptable as a female. And then, to go "topless" as a guy. Oh my! How freeing! The topless thing really gets me. I've seen so many women after cutting off their breasts go topless. Even in a large group of "trans loving" women. So, all the women have their tits covered. And the 1 woman who had her tits cut off has her shirt off, like it's some liberating act.

    This scene that I am painting happened in my presence. Someone I know and actually respect, has had top surgery. We differ on how we see that but can communicate pretty clearly. She's not on T nor, do I think does she plan to go on T. Anyway, she had had her tits cut off (as an act of transition) about 9 months or a year earlier. It was a hot-ish evening and she took off her shirt. Was just hanging out. No one else took off their shirt. Not one other person. She was acting like a "guy" because she had her tits cut off! Absurd! She wouldn't have done that before her tits were cut off. It's not like it was too hot for the other 12 women in the room. That was going on for a few hours. How silly (and frightening, the power of the gaze).

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  2. Another on this list gives all the 'wrong' reasons for thinking she is trans -- not liking barbies when young. Then tried being girly and liking guys -- didn't work. So now wears more guys clothes and short hair...............

    Sounds like a plain ole fashioned would-be butch dyke, as we all know, except being lesbian and disagreeing with female (or male) gender stereotypes is obviously not as scary as claiming trans.

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  3. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFh5F8cFb3g&feature=share

    It's all connected. The ending of this clip is more hopeful than I feel about our ability to affect this situation. Seems so dire.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFh5F8cFb3g&feature=share

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  4. After reading through several posts on your blog, I can't help but feel that you are being bigoted and hurtful.

    It would have been okay if you had just said you don't like transmen and transwomen. Disappointing, but okay. However, this idiotic crusade of yours is completely ridiculous. Could you maybe stick to butch pride and stop ranting against wonderful men who don't need your triggering crap.

    Please recognize that we are two different communities, and stop treating us like lost lambs that need to be saved from their path, yet inexplicably also demonized.

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  5. "It would have been okay if you had just said you don't like transmen and transwomen"

    Really?!

    What kind of twisted belief system says its preferable to blame the victim than challenge the system?

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  6. why are they 'wonderful men' exactly?

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  7. if 'two different communities,' why is trans bundled with homosexuality? it's always LGBT now

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  8. Of course anybody who thinks they're 'trans' is instantly 'wonderful!'
    They seem to consider themseves some kind of almost 'enchanted' sub-class
    But it is indeed narcissistic by nature so it makes sense that this kind of self-worship is almost required
    Like it's a sign of bravery to hand one's body and mind over to gender stereotypes and the medical industry
    Transsexualism is entirely illusory so there has to be a mythology built around it or else the silliness will show through
    I wonder, do transsexuals ever drop acid? It seems that could strip away all artifice

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  9. If you're going to discuss gender amd how it affects women, then its obvious that at some point you're going to be discussing the trans ideology.

    The trans understanding of gender and in particular innate gender isn't the understanding of gender we seem to get from many women on here.

    Even if you agree that there is SOME medical condition or human condition that can be labelled trans, with some sort of medical/psychological link (i.e., some sort of 'true' transsexual/transgender group), then there is still the possibility of 'mistaken' trans. Given the understanding of gender displayed here, gender stereotypes and their affects on women definitely give the possibility of one way that some women could mistakenly come to the conclusion that they are trans.

    Either way, you can't discuss gender without dealing with the trans ideology, and disagreeing with the trans ideology ISN'T the same as not-liking or disrespecting trans people individually or as a group.

    SO, gender is harmful to women, and some trans adhere to ideas about gender that are also harmful to women. And of course, the oft-repeated claim that we shouldn't be talking about trans at all is also harmful, in that if we can't discuss this important part of how gender affects women, then we might as well not talk about it at all.

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  10. "Even if you agree that there is SOME medical condition or human condition that can be labelled trans, with some sort of medical/psychological link (i.e., some sort of 'true' transsexual/transgender group), then there is still the possibility of 'mistaken' trans."

    A thousand times yes. If some people are neurologically predisposed to thought disturbances that could be labelled trans - then gender propaganda will only slow the progress of understanding and managing the condition.

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  11. "then gender propaganda will only slow the progress of understanding and managing the condition."

    YES. Surgery, after all, has a pretty bad record of helping when it comes to psychological problems.

    But in the present climate, where so many people seem to accept without further question the 'male brain in a female body' gendered explanation, alternative approaches seem to be being neglected (note that after protests from the usual suspects, a conference in London was cancelled -- supposedly because Julie Bindel was there and the conference WASN'T just going to be -- SRS is GOOD).

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  12. "Given the understanding of gender displayed here, gender stereotypes and their affects on women definitely give the possibility of one way that some women could mistakenly come to the conclusion that they are trans."

    Absolutely true. It's called "mediation" in statistics/psychometrics. And the gender expectation(s) society puts on people, would be called the "mediator variable(s)".

    (wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediation_%28statistics%29)

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  13. "why are they 'wonderful men' exactly?"

    They are wonderful because they are transitioning, I was a "wonderful man" when I desired transition. I had all the friend's in the world IRL at gender groups that I found only promote physical transition and online in communities that are basically the same. When I "came out" about my decision to NOT transition, no one IRL from those same groups wanted to speak to me and only about 3 online was there for me.

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  14. "When I "came out" about my decision to NOT transition, no one IRL from those same groups wanted to speak to me and only about 3 online was there for me."

    Heard the same story elsewhere -- you're 'wonderful' 'brave' etc as long as you toe the line and don't question the trans SRS is best ideology, yet show even the least doubt, and it seems like you're excommunicated.

    To me as an outsider, seems part and parcel of the thou shalt not QUESTION line of planet trans at the moment.

    A friend of mine, for example, who is pre-everything in trans speak, went to a conference and got LOADS of gee-wow how GOOD you look, how long have you been on T comments -- she wasn't, and to be totally frank, she doesn't look in the least 'masculine', I've got shorter hair than she has, the only concession to supposed 'masculinity' was the fact she was wearing a binder!

    She feels miserable about herself as a female, and this was probably the ONLY comments she had received from anyone for a long time about her looking good -- which is why it WORKS.

    I think (and hope) that now she is questioning the advisability of surgery (she seemed to have already discarded bottom surgery as a poor outcome), and I've now heard rumblings about the long-term health effects of hormones. And I'll bet her new trans friends won't be as welcoming if she lets them know that............

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  15. Let's face it, you see it on YouTube too -- all these people saying their tans and pre everything, but as far as I can find, VERY little discussion about whether or not surgery/hormones are really the BEST thing. Seems to be I'm trans, THEREFORE of COURSE I'll want top surgery and hormones AT LEAST.

    Amd having bottom surgery gets you EXTRA brownie points for being the bravest of the brave, as far as I can see.

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  16. there are tons of trans people who do not medically tansition, many do NOT take hormones or have surgeries for a multitude of reasons, and still consider themselves trans. which imo is far more brave than medically transitioning. i debated for 10+ years if medically transitioning was *right* for me. in the end it was.

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  17. "there are tons of trans people who do not medically tansition, many do NOT take hormones or have surgeries for a multitude of reasons, and still consider themselves trans."

    Sure there are, but do they get any slack from the trans community - yes (you may not do it to them but the marjoity do and if you want to be honest you know this is true). The biggest argument for them against no-T people is that society post-T treats them as male and if you don't get the experience of being treated as male in society your "maleness" is somehow not valid. If what I write wasn't true why are there so many discussions in trans communities about not being or feeling trans enough?

    I'm the same person who has been posting about not opting for transition, I was in the community long enough to know all the tricks they play.

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  18. im not saying that they dont get a hard time from other people in the trans community. just like any community there are clicks... in the lesbian community you can be not butch enough (dirt for example is constantly saying people arent butch because they dont fit HER standard of what butch is). I feel like every community has these issues....of not feeling *enough*...i felt that way when i ID'd as lesbian, i tried so hard to FIT in to be accepted but it wasnt me, just as in the straight world where bio-men and women feel not *enough* as well. Im sorry you had bad experiences with people in the trans community. I support whatever decisions YOU make for YOURSELF.

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  19. "i felt that way when i ID'd as lesbian, i tried so hard to FIT in to be accepted but it wasnt me..."

    Here's the rub -- WHY does fitting in and being accepted by others as what you know you ARE matter so much? Why do you let society and their particular definition of what an A is at the moment matter so much?

    Cos for me, lesbian isn't something you ID as, it's just something you either are or aren't ( a female who has significant relationships/sex/ whatever only with other females). You either do or you don't.

    Fitting in with a particular lesbian scene or lesbian social group is a different matter.

    Heck, if you don't FIT, just carve out a new niche for yourself, why worry so much about what others think/don't think -- was bad enough when we were all teenagers without carrying on with it as adults.....................

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  20. @baddyke you are reading waaay to much into that statement, and twisting it to suit your needs which is fine, but not what my point was. i was merely stating that everyone no matter thier gender or oreintation has thoughts/feelings of not being *enough*, soooo being a lesbisn for you is what you ARE, being trans for me is what i AM. previous to medically transitioning i was living in my naturally given female body, and i am/was attracted to women (ive never been with a man and would be what you like to call a gold star lesbian had i never medically transitioned). I knew that i liked women from a VERY early age, given that i was born into a female body and i was attracted to women, that led me to believe i was a lesbian, and i was part of that community for 12+ years... however i never felt that that was who i was, and it wasnt in one specific lesbian scene that i felt this way...i have always felt *odd man out* in every lesbian situation i had even been in....EVERYONE wants to be accepted and included to feel PART of something, to feel united to feel welcome..so dont give me that BS...but its NOT about what other people think or dont think, its what i think or dont think that matters to me and my life. it wasnt that OTHER people didnt see me as butch enough or lesbian enough or whatever, I was the one who felt like i didnt belong. im sure you will find something else to twist and turn to make your point better proven than my own. so have at it baddyke.

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  21. "EVERYONE wants to be accepted and included to feel PART of something, to feel united to feel welcome..so dont give me that BS...but its NOT about what other people think or dont think"

    You manage to contradict yourself in the SAME sentence!

    To feel united welcome etc explicitly means some degree of fitting in with other peoples perceptions -- you can't fit in with them if they think you don't fit!

    The point being, WHY should it matter so much?

    Indeed, lets face it, ALL of us are individuals, and its part of the human condition to realise that WE aren't quite like anyone else, we are unique individuals. It's how much that matters that is the rub.

    Do you celebrate it, or do you WORRY about it? Why do others classifications matter so much to you that you WANT to fit into THEIR categories?

    "but not what my point was" I don't care -- MY point followed on as consequence of what you said.

    Of course, the obvious point here is that no matter how much surgery/hormones etc you may or may not employ, you're NEVER fit in in the sense that you'll still be female. Hence the only group you'll ever fit into is transmen, although surgery to fit in is kind of like cutting your toes off to try and fit the glass slipper.............

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