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Monday, December 16, 2013

Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning



Landon-Age 22


thisismarah-Age 21

Dev-Age 17

Angel-Age 14

Rae-Age 18

Emery-Age 20

Alec-Age 16

George-Age 20

Cam-Age 20

A recent email:
While post after post after Who is Transitioning post is terribly sad and seemingly hopeless, messages like the above reach us.

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23 comments:

  1. oh, that email is heartening. glad you shared it.

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  2. The 14 year old looks so young. Look at this young face. It's so sad to me that these young people have been brainwashed.

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  3. Guess who's coming to dinner.....Whitey Dreadlock.

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  4. I want to follow up on the 14 year old female. She states that for her "transition" she has a binder on the way which I assume means she ordered one somewhere. Where would she get the money to do this? If she ordered it online, she would have to have a credit or debit card. Or, she could have received a free used breast binder from some transgender organizations that give away free used breast binders to females under the age of 21. Breast binding for long periods of time can mis-align the ribs and cause other health problems. It's not like transgender activists and organizations don't know this. So, we have developing adolescent bodies, bones, etc. that are being constricted in an unnatural way.

    Potential breast binding dangers:

    1. Small vessel damage and tissue injury
    2. Bruising and fracturing of ribs
    3. Lung Collapse
    4. Spinal (back) problems
    5. Low blood flow to the heart (could result in a heart attack)
    6. decreased lung compacity (lungs only functioning to 30 and 40 %)
    7. Decreased blood flow in the lymph nodes in the breast area. This could cause clots, damage to your circulation and lead to lymphatic cancer due to the bacteria build up and clogging of the lymph-nodes.
    8. There have been reports about clots, blood clots and lack or circulation causing numbness and permanent loss of sensation in the breast/chest area.

    https://www.facebook.com/trans.health.australia/posts/326251944177012

    In this video, the 14 year old says that she "kinda told my mom" about her "transitioning". What does "kinda told my mom" mean? This 14 year old "kinda told her mom", but reads a lot of transgender blogs and goes to transgender events.

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  5. This is a youtube video of a 15 year old "pre-everything" girl. Notice the long hair and delicate looking face.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx-r6-_OBUo

    Where did this 15 year old girl with the sweet, feminine looking face and shoulder length hair hear the words "top surgery" and "T"?

    This is the social/cultural promotion of the mutilation of healthy female anatomy.

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  6. If "transitioning" isn't being socially/culturally promoted, where did the phrase "pre-everything" come from? By "pre-everything", they mean "top surgery", "T", etc. Why do 14 and 15 year olds call an injectable prescription drug "T"?

    "Marcus.15. U.S.Pre-everything.Just looking for some people to talk to. Don’t know any other ftms so it would be pretty cool to meet some."

    http://smashingreader.com/Marcus15USPre-everythingJust_looking_for_some_people_to_i10765561

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  7. Notice the long hair, lipstick, and eye make up. Before "becoming a boy", this girl wore eye makeup, pink lipstick, had long hair, and looked like any other girl her age.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-a71MvWbxw

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  8. i think the term live and let live works well here.
    you mention all the damage that could happen to these people if they bind and whatever.
    what about the damage you could do if you don't let them live there lives?

    and all this talk about damaging a healthy female body.... regardless of what sex the body is, its there body, wether they get tats or big hopes in there ear lobes or a boob job, the fact is you shouldn't be making people feel uncomfortable or pressured to make curtain decisions.

    and if your so gender equality, why does having long hair and wearing lipstick make you like another girl, are you saying that boys shouldn't have long hair and wear lipstick?.

    i believe that people should be able to be
    male - female - hybrid
    trans - cis - hybrid
    natural - cosmetic- hybrid
    gay - straight - bi

    or whatever is going to put a smile on your face and not make you want to throw in the towl in life .

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  9. What is the damage that could come from not binding?

    How can it hurt young women to know about the dangers and draw backs to binding or taking testosterone?

    We give young people more advice on careers and college than we do on this stuff.

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  10. i believe that people should be able to be

    male - female - hybrid


    Is this person speaking from a social/cultural, or physical/medical viewpoint? What is this person talking about? There is nothing wrong with people stepping outside the boundaries of traditional sex roles. If girls do this, it doesn't mean that they are boys. It simply means that they reject certain tradtional sex roles. The same goes for boys and men.

    From a biological point of view, there is no such thing as a "male -female hybrid." It doesn't exist in primates, both human and non-human.

    About the only thing that could remotely fall under this strange, and offensive term would be rare disorders of sexual development which are NOT the same thing as transgender. These are rare medical/genetic conditions, and the proper term is DSD (disorders of sexual development) or intersex. Before they surgically mutilate their healthy breasts and genitals, transgender identified people are no different physically from other people. The vast majority of them are either biological male or biological female with no DSD.

    Taking about 6 to 8 inches of skin flap from an arm or other donor site and sewing it onto the female pubic area doesn't surgically create a "penis" comparable to what a male naturally has. It just creates a mutilated female body. Males who get their testicles removed and get an artifically created cavity cut into their body (it has to be dilated for the life time of the patient because like any wound it tends to constrict and close), do not have an actual vagina or female genitals. Technically, they are castrated males. Is this what this individual had in mind when he or she said, "male - female - hybrid"? The mutilation of healthy anatomy is just that. There is nothing "hybrid" about it.


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  11. why does having long hair and wearing lipstick make you like another girl, are you saying that boys shouldn't have long hair and wear lipstick?

    Boys can wear whatever they want, and some boys have long hair. However, I've never come across that many boys who wear eye make up. If they want to wear eye make up and pink lipstick, I could care less.

    At any rate, the reason I included this link is because I've noticed that some young women appear feminine like the girl in the video, but they say that they are "boys". We have been repeatedly told ad nauseum that they always knew they were boys, or something like this. When I look at this video, I can't see anything that would make me believe that this girl always felt like a boy. When did she decide that she was a boy? At what point did this occur?

    Considering she doesn't look any different than other girls, where did she get the idea that she was a boy? Because she no longer has any interest in wearing pink lipstick and eye make up, and being the adorable pretty princess, this must mean she really is a boy.

    When I watch this video, there is no doubt in my mind that some of these girls are being brainwashed. Any deviation from the feminine stereotypes of what society says is a "girl" really means that they must be a boy.

    She states, "Then I realized I didn't have to hide, I was a boy. I am so happy and confident. My life made sense".

    Is she really a "boy", or a girl who realized that there was a way out of the crushing misogyny that all females experience. It's much easier to be a boy. Boys are valued more than girls.

    Something about this video just doesn't make sense. I don't sense a girl who always knew that she was a boy so to speak. I sense a deeply confused girl.

    Girls are basically fed two options: (1.) The pretty, princess Barbie doll role. (2.) If they don't completely buy into this role for whatever reason, they really must "trans" or boys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-a71MvWbxw



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  12. when i say hybrid, i mean that peoples genders are on a spectrum like most things in the world. more so culturaly than physically and they don't have to conform to any roles that they don't want to. even though society defiantly puts pressure on people to do this.
    you's seem to think that being transgender means that your wearing the gender straight jacket, i think the opposite because some trans ppl look a bit in-between even after hrt and surgeries. and most transmen and women will never be seen as a man or a women by there family. they will be seen as transgenderd by anyone who knew them as there born sex.
    over all i think that transgenderd people actually help close the gender gap.
    to prove that a cis man can perform like a woman
    or a cis woman can perform like a man, shows that the gap between men and women is not a great a people assume.
    technology and surgeries will get more advanced over time, and the results will get better.

    J

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  13. over all i think that transgenderd people actually help close the gender gap.

    Specifically, how do they do this? Every MTF (biological male who identifies as a transwoman or transgender) I've known, looks exactly like what society says is "feminine".

    over all i think that transgenderd people actually help close the gender gap.

    Overall, they just reinforce the same tired old traditional sex roles. For example, this is an excellent link to a website that tells males how to look as "womanly" and "feminine" as possible.

    What does "Femininity Coaching" have to do with "closing the gender gap"? If these stereotypes came from anyone else it would be called sexist malarkey.

    "Standing in the S Curve

    Lets begin with how to STAND, in a feminine, sensual way. I am most often asked by those who have studied my Vol 1 DVD—to please explain again– how to stand and sit in an S-Curve. Review Vol 1 but herewith a short review. Most men stand linear, and they generally do not use much hand movement (except shaking hands, waving or crossing their arms) so we want to break out of the linear by using what I created called the S-Curve to look casual, sensual, sexy, or really sensual.


    http://femimage.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/feminine-movement-for-tg-women-by-denae-doyle-of-femimage/

    I AM HERE (smiles) to TEACH YOU EACH STEP YOU NEED IN all feminine areas important for any TG woman…such as: how to apply your makeup, and help you find supplies. In addition, in a consultation, we study VOICE which is so important for any serious TG woman…I use a computer software program which allows you to SEE and HEAR your Pitch and Resonance scores, Wardrobe colors and styles, how to move in a feminine, sensual photo poses, to moving in a feminine way with a few simple tips on feminine movement or sexy sways.

    http://femimage.wordpress.com/

    Makeup, high heels, standing in the S curve for a "sexy sway" to highlight one's femininity doesn't have anything to do with being female. It's all a fetishized, pornified, pantomime. It's sexist at its very core.

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  14. I've seen so many "girly" girls on YouTube who all of the sudden come out as trans.
    I don't get it either, how could they wear (prom)dresses, long hair and make-up before?
    Parents can decide what children wear, but at some age it's hard to force it on them. My mom sew dresses for me, but not after my 8th birthday. I never wanted it, but at that age I was strong enough to reject it. It was an inner voice in me who didn't want dresses and long hair. And I'm not even trans. ;)

    And don't say that boys can wear long hair too, because they can. It's just that I never saw an F2T with long hair. They tend to do anything as "manly" as possible.

    Big

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  15. Whether or not they reject traditional sex roles,
    please don't use the term "cis" to describe females.

    when i say hybrid, i mean that peoples genders are on a spectrum like most things in the world. more so culturaly than physically and they don't have to conform to any roles that they don't want to. even though society defiantly puts pressure on people to do this.

    I'm not sure what to think of the statement, "peoples genders are on a spectrum". Human beings are who they are, and male and female exists. Culture dictates what is considered "masculine" and "feminine". I believe in true revolution - the abolishing of gender. Transgender can't exist without the concept of gender.

    technology and surgeries will get more advanced over time, and the results will get better.

    Is it a prudent idea for human beings to choose their own sex? In 500 years from now, it might be possible for humans to easily change their sex down to the DNA level. Do we really want to do this? Einstein once said that, "It’s become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity." With the help of an old technology called ultrasound, there are 163 million missing girls from India and China. No technology exists in a complete cultural vacuum.


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  16. J - I also believe that we are all on a continuum of "masculine" and "feminine" behaviors and personality traits. There are more men at the far end of masculine and more women at the far end of feminine, but mostly we just overlap. I think this is the same as what you are calling gender?

    What you call hybrid sounds to me like what I call "androgynous." Most people are somewhat androgynous and I think androgyny is a sign or both maturity and creativity.

    Where we differ is that I don't think you need to take hormones or remove your breasts or turn your penis inside out in order to transform your gender identity. We can live outside the binary and defy the expectations of society.

    I also think that surgery and hormones have serious side effects. People shouldn't go for them unless they are so unhappy with their body they are suicidal about it - and they haven't tried therapy and meditation.

    I think that outside of colleges, trans is seen in a very traditional way. It's all about taking someone who is "really" male inside and making them a man because in some way they have a "male brain." (or the other way around). It's about making them look as much as possible like the sex they think they should have been born as so that people will think they are really that gender.
    I don't see it transforming any ideas about gender and I think it tends to reinforce the idea that men are naturally one thing and women are naturally another.

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  17. oops - I meant they have tried therapy and meditation.

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  18. i agree that you don't need to change your body that drastically to change your gender identity. i am "male" in the outside world purely because of my appearance, and "female" at home because thats my sex.
    i understand were your beliefs come from.. to change the world is much simpler and safer than going through all these very dangerous changes that shouldn't be taken lightly.
    but its human nature to adapt to the world around you, so as a result you get a lot of people changing themselves in order to feel more safe and comfortable in life.

    To get rid of gender is a big deal. were will you draw the line, how about professional sport for
    example will a woman ever preform physically at the same level as a man, a man has a huge advantage because of the androgens in his system.

    and what if a man wanted to take baby leave. i work on a building site and there backwards as it is. but you just wouldn't get paid for the leave. you'd get sacked.

    J

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  19. Is there a reason you post this? Is it to shame the individuals? What is the purpose of doing this? So your readers can feel sorry for someone who is just fine without their [or your] undesired sympathy?
    You really are no to judge someone about what they need to live. You should most likely focus on your own health and issues. Because you clearly have some.

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  20. Is there a reason you post this? Is it to shame the individuals? What is the purpose of doing this? So your readers can feel sorry for someone who is just fine without their [or your] undesired sympathy?
    You really are no to judge someone about what they need to live. You should most likely focus on your own health and issues. Because you clearly have some.

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  21. How about you respect people and their gender identities, respect the fact that they want to be comfortable with their own bodies. Being transgender isn't being 'brainwashed' it's an actual thing where your brain is chemically and physically different from your body. The two do not match, it's not just a random decision one can make. People live their lives confused, scared, depressed and with low self esteem because their own body doesn't belong with them. Everyone has the right to do what they need to, to be comfortable without people like you shaming them for it.

    Learn your facts and don't judge people for being themselves, and don't share random people's personal information and comment on it. IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

    -A Trans Guy

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  22. Being transgender isn't being 'brainwashed' it's an actual thing where your brain is chemically and physically different from your body.

    This is not based in sound science. Moreover, if these differences exist, how do the differences in the chemistry of the brain magically change? How does this person explain people who revert back to the sex they were born into.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-youngest-sex-swap-patient-wants-1403321

    How do the "trans brain sex theories" explain detransitioning"? Every time a read this brilliant article, I learn something new.

    "This event coincided with my personal education on misogyny, the history of feminism, the importance of feminism and the subtle, insidious ways that the patriarchy poisoned my great mind, my mind WITHOUT A GENDER. MY BEAUTIFUL BRAIN. MY DANGEROUS, DARING, SHARP HEMISPHERES. I had believed that men and women had different brains, as the trans narrative goes. Gendered brains. No. No, not so. Epigenetics stresses the importance of environment in genetic development. Activity in the brain does not different structures make. Women are not beholden to certain postures or clothing that deforms them. Women do not need men. Women do NOT have to hate each other and women do not have inherent interests or obligations. Women are HUMAN BEINGS WHO HAVE TO FIGHT TO BE SEEN AS SUCH."

    http://dirtywhiteboi67.blogspot.com/2013/05/detransition-young-transmans-story-back.html


    Another brilliant article entitled, "Socialized Trans" is a must read.

    "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."

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


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  23. Sorry for the typo. I meant to say,

    "Every time I read this brilliant article, I learn something new."

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

    People really need to check out http://crashchaoscats.wordpress.com. I really like her writing style and insight.

    Below is another great blog.

    http://atlasstrawberries.tumblr.com/




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