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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning



PrettyLittleQueers-Age 16

Skylar-Age Teen

Dennis-Age16

Dillon-Age 16

Mitchell- Age 16

Oskar-Age 23

J-Age 22

KJ-Age 15

EJ-Age Teen

Imagine for a moment that the American Psychiatric Association was about to compile a new edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. But instead of 2013, imagine, just for fun, that the year is 1880.

Transported to the world of the late 19th century, the psychiatric body would have virtually no choice but to include hysteria in the pages of its new volume. Women by the tens of thousands, after all, displayed the distinctive signs: convulsive fits, facial tics, spinal irritation, sensitivity to touch, and leg paralysis. Not a doctor in the Western world at the time would have failed to recognize the presentation. “The illness of our age is hysteria,” a French journalist wrote. “Everywhere one rubs elbows with it.”

There were no reliable medical tests to distinguish hysteria from other illnesses then; the same is true of the disorders listed in the DSM-5 today. Practically speaking, the criteria by which something is declared a mental illness are virtually the same now as they were over a hundred years ago.

The resounding lesson of the history of mental illness is that psychiatric theories and diagnostic categories shape the symptoms of patients.

Never have we read a more truer statement than the one above with regard to transgenderism! This has been the case from the earliest patients diagnosed with transgenderism. In order to receive "sex change" drugs and surgeries, (male) patients would lie to FIT the medical sex change criteria. Straight men then and even today will give a gay male narrative to doctors in order to be diagnosed as trans. This gay male narrative was used in an underground railroad kinda way pre internet age among female fetishizers, today we routinely see it on trans sites and forums all over the world. There is a script that female fetishizers use to get their GID or GI diagnosis so they can continue to pursue their fetish. That the script remains a gay male narrative (by and large) only reinforces the original homophobia behind the Male Medical Machine's criteria for sex change.

The script for female transitioners isnt so different, it can be heard from the mouths trans trender after trans trender. It stems from a Butch/butch lesbian narrative that also began mid last century and little about it has changed. This script has been posted on thousands of trans female websites and can be found in some form on any trans female video ever made. Females are told by these website exactly what to say to gender specialists or gender therapists, the right script which will get them their "script"!

And that isnt to say that something wrong didnt lead these girls/women to where they would find this perfect trans narrative. But being vulnerable, feeling pain or uncomfortable with the "girl box" doesnt mean or lead to a "boy box", or at least it shouldnt. But the Gender Straight Jacket coupled with a misogynistic homophobic medical community will and has lead to just that! Lesbians whose own narratives have been and are being used against them to establish a script that fits the criteria for transition. And like any actor, if you read the script over enough, it becomes a part of you, you lose where you begin and the script ends.

Hysterics werent hysterics because they were hysterics. They were hysterics because they were TOLD they were hysterics based on behaviours labeled hysterical, by the Male Medical Machine!

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10 comments:

  1. Great post...

    The resounding lesson of the history of mental illness is that psychiatric theories and diagnostic categories shape the symptoms of patients.


    It's as true today as it was a hundred years ago.

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  2. Transgender people do exist whether YOU like it or NOT!

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  3. Transgender people do exist whether YOU like it or NOT!

    I agree.
    But just a few are really trangender, it's a very rare disorder. The amount of F2T we see today is something else, those are not people who suffer from gender dysphora, these are people who stumbled upon it on Youtube and Tumblr and labeled themselves as transgender. Because it's different and cool, a new way to stand out form the crowd. And a way to avoid the lesbian label.

    It's very disturbing what's going on right now and I worry as much as Dirt does about this.

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  4. When you search for a group of people on the internet no matter how rare they are IRL you are going to find a whole bunch of them which will give you the illusion that a large proportion of people are ftms, or weightlifters, atheists, bronies, or chubby chasers etc. Just because you type in key words and see like 40 ftm teens on tumblr doesn't mean it's a trend happening in every highschool. I don't know one single trans person irl where I live (which is Minneapolis).

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  5. Transgender people do exist whether YOU like it or NOT!

    Whether YOU like it or NOT, transgender does not own a patent on all gender non-conformity both past and present. There have always been intrepid souls who have stepped outside the boundaries of traditional sex roles. They weren't always called transgender, and they weren't always given puberty suppressing drugs and "T" (testosterone). Puberty suppressing drugs and "top surgery" (elective mastectomies with the surgical whittling down of areolas and nipples) are relatively new on the extremely long time line of history.

    If someone wants to identify as transgender, that is his or her choice. Having said this, I wish trans activiists would stop acting as if every person who rejects stereotypical sex roles, dresses different, or acts different is automatically transgender.

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  6. Just because you type in key words and see like 40 ftm teens on tumblr doesn't mean it's a trend happening in every highschool. I don't know one single trans person irl where I live (which is Minneapolis).

    Actually, there are far more than 40 ftm teens on tumblr.

    I did a simple google search, and this is what came up.

    google search in " "

    "14 year old FTM"

    16,900 results

    "15 year old FTM"

    About 82,000 results

    "16 year old FTM"

    About 17,100 results

    "T" and FTM

    About 16,800,000 results (0.42 seconds)

    It's always amazed me how a prescription drug that has to be injected came to be known simply as "T". It's "T" this and "T" that, and when can I go on "T". First shot of "T", six months on "T" etc. Diabetics don't refer to their insulin as "I" and record youtube video after youtube video of their first shot of "I".

    One would have to be extremely naive, living in a cave somewhere, or being dishonest not to acknowledge that a great deal of "transitioning" is being promoted and encouraged.

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  7. I don't know one single trans person irl where I live (which is Minneapolis).

    Apparently, this individual didn't look very hard.

    I googled Minneapolis and transgender

    About 999,000 results (0.24 seconds)


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  8. This youtube video of "top surgery" almost makes me want to cry. How old was this person when she got "top surgery"?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vq5NMWg3u0

    uploaded a video 2 days ago

    Top surgery with Dr Crane

    1 week ago
    •22 views
    Hey guys, I'm mitchell. I'm 16 and this is my first video

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  9. Excellent post, Dirt. Thanks again.

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  10. This is a brilliant article. It encapsulates everything that dirt has been saying and that people have been noticing, but were too afraid to say.


    Well said, articulate, and insightful...excellent

    Socialized “Trans”

    by crashchaoscats

    "One way to describe part of my experience is to say that I was socialized “trans”. That is, people assumed I was trans and treated me how they thought a trans person ought to be treated regardless of how I identified myself at the time. This treatment over time began to effect how I saw myself, helped to instill a trans male identity and encouraged me to transition. I think this is a phenomena that effects many females who are butch, “masculine” or otherwise don’t fit conventional “femininity”.

    The many social benefits conferred on a female passing as male can lead them to take the maleness people read in them and make it a part of their own understanding of self. When people who know this person is female-bodied also read them as male, trans male in this instance, this reinforces the idea that because their actions, looks and so forth can pass for male, then they are male and this maleness is desirable. The outside world tells them that they pass for male, their close associates tell them their behavior makes them trans male and nowhere is femaleness being reinforced. Instead they’re being told again and again that they’re not female and will often find little to no representations of females who resemble them. In fact they might hear, as I did, about a lot of females who used to identify as dykes and/or butch but now identify as trans and maybe transitioned. In my own case, many of the females I did come across were not like me or what I wanted to be and many of the female-bodied folk who were like me were trans-identified or became so."

    http://crashchaoscats.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/socialized-trans/#more-188

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