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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning



chasersteel12-Age (young adult)

Cal-Age 21

Hayden-Age 15

remytegan93-Age 19

jadenscotty27-Age 16

AlekExterminate-Age (young)

TMYPurpleZebra1992-Age 20

littlebirdie15th-Age 14

queerplatano-Age 20

The suffragette Emily Davison endured some of the cruelest tortures "During her imprisonment, when she and other activists were being force-fed – a process that was agonising and degrading and sometimes involved anal rape with metal tubes – she threw herself down an iron staircase in protest. In retaliation for her refusal to co-operate, the guards put a hosepipe into her cell and slowly filled it with water until she almost drowned" simply for challenging the role patriarchy had slotted out for her as a female. From psychiatry's earliest invention of the asylum, female behaviour has been pathologized and women confined/tortured when their behaviour didnt hold up to the scrutiny of male subjugation.

"Madness is often political. There are situations in which extreme emotional distress is the only rational response to overwhelming circumstance, where “sanity” is little more than the medical term for acquiescence. Women in the early 20th century, a time when female sexual and social freedom was pathologised, frequently went insane, killed themselves or suffered debilitating “nerves”, as documented by writers such as Zelda Fitzgerald and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Frequently those who rebelled in more tangible ways, by acting out, sleeping around or refusing to submit to men in the home or workplace, were declared insane and sent away to rot in asylums by their spouses and relatives."

Patriarchy has long used psychiatry as a means of branding women with mental illnesses when we didnt act or look in ways that werent stamped or approved by the male establishment or women helping to maintain that establishment. As a feminist I often wonder if the system of psychiatry itself wasnt created more to keep women in their/our "proper place" than actually address true mental illness, i.e. organic. But as Betty Friedan showed us fifty years ago, even women who acquiesce arent exempt from unhappiness and mental distress, they merely suffer in silence rather than rage in the streets. Very much like our trans female sisters today.

Trans females are often viewed as rebelling against female social norms, instead of what they are actually doing, acquiescing. There is little to no difference between a trans female and a hyper feminine female, they both acquiesce to patriarchy's dictation of what a woman can do/be/is, all of which is stamped and approved by men and for men. Trans females are Betty Friedan's miserable, unhappy 1950's housewives with a different kind of "mother's little helper", and the Gender Straight Jacket worn by both, is identical.

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  1. Aren't you doing the same thing though? By saying people are delusional and infantile, you're doing the same thing as doctors declaring women insane. Yes, hormones are bad, like antidepressants are bad. But don't take female bodied people's right to identify how they like away from them. Its no better than men treating women like children.

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  2. The more and more I look into the "trans" issue, the more and more "trans" looks like one more dubious thing that modern psychiatry has turned out. What's ironic is, I'm certain many of these transjackivists have read Foucault's The Birth of the Clinic and understand how fucked up modern science is (and how much of it plays into the ruling paradigms of our time). "Trans" appears no different: it's just another way for the medical establishment to medically and mentally mutilate individuals who don't fit with the gender roles forced on them at birth. It's wicked disturbing.

    FYI, I am a fairly well-known anarchist and feminist writer here on Blogger. I'm using a fake name since I suspect many of the radikewl queerz I know would go apeshit if they saw me posting on here. "Individual freedom" my arse...

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  3. Fuck you, well-known anarchist. You can eat a bag of dicks. The medical establishment didn't seek me out. I researched transitioning for YEARS because I wanted it. My surgery and hormones *combined* cost less than Antioch charged you for your useless B.A. in I Know Everything About Everybody's Life.

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  4. Fuck you, well-known anarchist. You can eat a bag of dicks. The medical establishment didn't seek me out. I researched transitioning for YEARS because I wanted it. My surgery and hormones *combined* cost less than Antioch charged you for your useless B.A. in I Know Everything About Everybody's Life.

    ALL WOMEN NEED TO READ THIS. THEY ALWAYS THREATEN ANY PERSON WHO DISAGREES WITH THEM. THEY KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE FINALLY WAKING UP AND THEIR LITTLE HOUSE OF CARDS IS ABOUT TO COME TUMBLING DOWN. PERHAPS THIS IS WHY THEY ARE LASHING OUT MORE THAN USUAL.

    THEY CAN'T STAND TO BE IGNORED OR ANYONE WHO WON'T AUTOMATICALLY AGREE WITH THEM.

    ....JUST LIKE A BIG BULLY...




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    1. Its not that, it's just transgender people have been bullied for centuries and it's not fair to see all these equal rights be given to the homosexuals and cis gendered people who are all one race, the HUMAN race. Im not lashing out, just trying to explain the reason why transmen would "lash out" at these really offensive and dangerous posts.

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  5. But don't take female bodied people's right to identify how they like away from them. Its no better than men treating women like children.

    What exactly are "female bodied people"? These are females, and most of these teenage girls are already binding their breasts. Breast binding for long periods of time can mis-align the ribs and cause other health problems.

    Yes, females have individual choice, but no one exists in a cultural vacuum. These girls hear about "T", breast binding, and "top surgery" all the time from the transgender community. So, in order to make informed decisions, everyone needs as much information as possible. The fact that some are detransitioning is proof that people have different opinions and are allowed to change their minds. Or, does individual choice mean only certain information shall be disseminated?

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    1. Men* the men start binding their chest, yes.

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  6. "I'm 14 years old and I'm female to male transgender...I'm pre-T and pre-op."

    This sweet 14 year old girl looks so young and innocent. At this age, do they really understand the effects of "T", a prescription drug that has to be injected?

    Where do 14 year old girls learn about "T"? Why is a prescription drug simply called "T". Diabetics don't call insulin "I" and make youtube videos of being "pre-I", first shot of "I", one month on "I", six months on "I" etc.

    This is the social promotion of a culturally prescribed cure for a psychiatric diagnosis that is largely subjective to begin with.

    Bless this 14 year old girl because I don't mean to disrespect this kid, but I don't think she fully understands that no amount of "T" or surgery will ever make her fully male. It's not possible to magically turn a girl into a boy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJRhvwZHy3w

    YOUNG WOMAN, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE...AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING A GIRL...GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING!

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    1. Yes, girls can do anything! Which also means they can understand why there are some female bodied people that just dont feel right like that so they search the internet till they see something that feels right, they cant legally change their horemones till their 18 though

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  7. @9:53

    Threaten? Really? I don't see a threat in their post. "You can eat a bag of dicks" isn't a threat.

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    1. LOL :-D no threat i agree .this blog is a circus and dirty dirt and her cronies are the clowns :-D

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  8. Threaten? Really? I don't see a threat in their post. "You can eat a bag of dicks" isn't a threat.

    Just more vile, sexist comments thrown at women who commit the thought crime of thinking for themselves.

    Melete, well stated...

    The more and more I look into the "trans" issue, the more and more "trans" looks like one more dubious thing that modern psychiatry has turned out. What's ironic is, I'm certain many of these transjackivists have read Foucault's The Birth of the Clinic and understand how fucked up modern science is (and how much of it plays into the ruling paradigms of our time). "Trans" appears no different: it's just another way for the medical establishment to medically and mentally mutilate individuals who don't fit with the gender roles forced on them at birth. It's wicked disturbing.

    FYI, I am a fairly well-known anarchist and feminist writer here on Blogger. I'm using a fake name since I suspect many of the radikewl queerz I know would go apeshit if they saw me posting on here. "Individual freedom" my arse...


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  9. Every time I watch these youtube videos it always strikes me that these young women seem to spend a great deal of time talking about breast binders, when they can start "T", how long they have been on "T", etc. etc. etc. They usually say that they are pre-"T", pre-op. Why not say that they are pre Stanford or pre Cal and worry about the GPA and SAT scores? I just can't understand all the time, energy, money, and effort that goes into "transitioning" or being pre-T and pre-everything.

    Also, I wonder if their mothers know that many of these girls are binding their breasts which really isn't a good habit to get into. There was an actual case of one transgender person who got deformed ribs from constant breast binding.


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  10. Look at life from all sides of the spectrum. Stop living under the hate that you're preaching to the world. I agree that females are very powerful. Look at rosa parks. Started change for a lot of people. Now if homosexuals hate on transgendered people, what makes them any different from the heterosexual mayors that wont make gay marriage legal in your state? What makes them any different than the big bullies that pushed you into your lockers at high school and threw your books on the ground and called you names like queer and faggot. What makes you any different?

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  11. @June 3, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    Men* the men start binding their chest, yes.

    GIVE THE GIFT OF COMPRESSION...

    (note how they crossed out compassion and replaced it with compression...how clever...)

    http://www.inabind.transactiveonline.org/give.php

    THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS IN RED LETTERING...

    http://www.inabind.transactiveonline.org/give.php

    Biological females have breasts. This isn't biology 101 or anything, but most rational people recognize this. Breast binders constrict their breasts which puts pressure on the rib cage and internal organs. This is happening to developing biological female bodies. Breast binding for long periods of time can deform the rib cage. It's not like the trans community isn't aware of this fact. So, why DO THEY CONTINUE TO GIVE AWAY FREE USED BREAST BINDERS TO FEMALES UNDER THE AGE OF 21?

    "I'm on the waitlist, but about to turn 22. Will I be removed from the waitlist on my birthday? No. As long as you were 21 or under when you applied, you will remain on our waiting list until you receive a binder. We do not ask for birthday on our application - only your age at the time of applying. "

    http://www.inabind.transactiveonline.org/faqs.php

    Costochondritis....

    "Are you thinking to yourself, “I know all about chest binding dangers, that’s why I’m using a specifically designed chest binder from FTM underworks…. I’m safe!”

    You’re wrong!

    Most people seem to know that binding with tapes and bandages can be dangerous, but few people realize that the same risks apply to chest binders.

    And the damages do occur: bruised ribs, deformed ribs, broken ribs, lung collapse,….

    Here’s the story from a guy who’d been wearing ONLY Underworks binders for 6 years:

    ◾He developed costochondritis (rib inflammation)
    ◾His ribs are deformed and compressed into his lungs
    ◾Some of his muscles have shifted position…."

    http://theartoftransition.net/chest-binding-dangers-ftm-transition/

    ***(I know it says "he", but these are female bodies which are being constricted)

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  12. So corsets were oppressive but binders are liberating? That's messed up.

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  13. this is a great post. thanks for writing it, Robin

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