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Friday, February 21, 2014

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Are there any topics that have spun off in the comments from other posts that you think should have a post devoted to them, so the subject doesnt remain buried in the comments of non-related post?

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  1. You've probably written about it before, but the risks of taking hormones is an important topic.

    Another important topic is the attitude towards detransitioners.

    As part of that, I would like to see something about holding doctors and therapists responsible for the medical treatment they give to people with gender dysphoria. People who regret taking hormones or getting surgery should not be told to get over it and take responsibility for poor choices.

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  2. i don't think this has been addressed in comments, but i'd really like to see your thought's/opinions on transgender vs. intersex and what you think/feel about the trans* community claiming to intersex.

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  3. @February 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    We've covered this before, and I've made my opinions known. I think it's shameful the way transgender activists and some transgender identified people have co-opted intersex.

    I don't know how dirt feels about this issue. She will have to give her own opinion.

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  4. Why do they say "gender identity" laws haven't ever been abused? This is a perfect example of it. Any male can claim "gender identity", say he is transgender, and the doors to the women's restroom, locker room, and women's shelter are flung open.

    Christopher, "Jessica", Hambrook

    "TORONTO - A convicted sexual predator who falsely claimed to be transgender and preyed on women at two Toronto shelters could be declared a dangerous offender this month.

    Christopher Hambrook — who claimed to be a transgender woman named Jessica — has attacked four vulnerable females between the ages of five and 53 in Montreal and Toronto over the past 12 years.

    Justice John McMahon will decide Feb. 26 whether to declare Hambrook a dangerous offender, which carries an indefinite prison sentence.

    The prosecution is asserting Hambrook, a former stripper and escort from Quebec, simply cannot control his deviant sexual urges and that locking him up indefinitely is the best way to protect the public.

    Hambrook, 37, pleaded guilty in February 2013 to two counts of sexual assault and one count of criminal harassment involving two women — a deaf and homeless Quebec woman and a Toronto survivor of domestic violence — while he was living at a Dundas St. W. shelter and the Fred Victor women’s shelter in January and February 2012.

    All of the victims’ names are covered by a publication ban.

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  5. Christopher, "Jessica", Hambrook

    Psychiatric and court records portrayed Hambrook as “hypersexual” and a sexual predator.

    He couldn’t control his deviant urges, inside or outside of jail, sharing his sick sexual fantasies and irritating other inmates during a four-year prison sentence served in Quebec and Kingston.

    He told grandiose lies, saying he once had a relationship with socialite Paris Hilton, earned $350,000 as an exotic dancer and that his mom died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    A self-described “heart breaker,” Hambrook said he’s had more than 80 male sexual partners in his lifetime, including “johns” in his prostitute days and that other inmates “made advances to him rather than vice-versa,” court heard.

    After moving to Toronto in 2009, he boasted that he’d received more than 800 e-mails from old Montreal friends “begging him to come home” for sex and shopping sprees.

    His latest crimes revealed a continuing trend of exploiting the vulnerable — this time women living at shelters.

    The first victim, a deaf and homeless woman from Quebec, checked into the Fred Victor shelter on Jan. 8, 2012. Hambrook had been staying there as “Jessica” since Dec. 23, 2011. She was soon terrorized by Hambrook’s unwanted advances.

    Hambrook wrote notes to the woman in French and learned both were smokers. Then, his notes took a creepy turn.

    “He asked her if she preferred men and if she wanted a sex change. She started to feel uncomfortable around ‘Jessica’ and was nervous about her behaviour,” said Crown attorney Danielle Carbonneau, reading an agreed statement of facts when Hambrook entered his guilty plea in February 2013.

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  6. Hambrook made several unwanted sexual advances toward the woman over the next two or three days. He tried to isolate her in various rooms and she kept rebuffing him as she felt he was stalking her, court heard.

    Hambrook stopped her once, grabbed her hand and placed it on his crotch. She yanked her hand away and said, “No.” Hambrook started talking about her breasts and invited her to touch his “fake breasts (he had none).” She became scared and had trouble sleeping as his room was across the hall.

    The next day while she was in the shower, she noticed he was peering through the gap between the door and its frame. Hambrook vanished as soon as he realized she spotted him, court heard.

    The second victim sought refuge at a Dundas St. W. shelter on Feb. 11, 2012, after suffering serious domestic abuse, court heard.

    She remained there two weeks. Hambrook — who told people he was a transgender woman — was admitted there at the same time and ended up being his victim’s roommate.

    Hambrook was sitting on a third-floor balcony, smoking a cigarette, when the victim went outside for a smoke. He invited her to sit beside him. When she did, he placed his hand on the bench so the woman would sit on it. She rose quickly, asking him what he was doing and he replied, “It’s a bum warmer. It’s also a boob warmer.” Troubled by his comments, she went inside.

    When the victim found Hambrook was one of her three roommates, she had trouble sleeping. On Feb. 12, she left the shelter, consumed some drugs and returned to sleep.

    Early on Feb. 13, she awoke to discover Hambrook standing behind her in his underwear, attempting to sexually assault her.

    The victim shouted at him, demanding to know what he was doing. Hambrook “simply covered his face with his hands, said “Oops!” and started giggling, according to Carbonneau.

    The woman reported the assault to police and Hambrook has been in custody since. His DNA was found on her nightwear.

    Shortly after his mother died in Montreal in February 2002, Hambrook committed the first of his sex crimes by sexually assaulted a family friend’s five-year-old daughter. While on bail waiting for courts to deal with charges laid for that crime, he targeted a 27-year-old mentally challenged woman, by sexually assaulting her in his home and forcing her to smoke a joint.

    Hambrook received two years in jail for each of those crimes, for a total of four years.

    “He had no empathy, no remorse or understanding of his victims of his offences,” Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Treena Wilkie said in her assessment.

    In childhood, Hambrook was diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and never made it through high school.

    Wilkie diagnosed him with an anti-social personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, determined he was dependent on alcohol and drugs and had multiple sexual deviancies. He was rated as a high risk to re-offend sexually.

    Hambrook was earlier assessed as suffering from bisexual pedophilia and exhibitionism.

    He blamed his heavy drug use or his victims for his Montreal crimes. He stated the five-year-oldm victoim’s mother “had the hots for him” but he rejected her. The mom fabricated the crime to spite him, said Hambrook, despite pleading guilty to the crimes.

    He asserted the mentally-challenged woman consented to sex.

    In his psychiatric assessment, Hambrook provided conflicting information on his gender identity issue. He lied that he had been receiving hormone treatment for many years and lied that he wanted to pursue a sex change. He admitted he only dressed intermittently in women’s clothing and wanted to remain a man and have a relationship with a woman.

    Psychiatric reports concluded Hambrook is not transgender.

    “Mr. Hambrook’s conduct inflicted severe psychological damage on both victims,” said Carbonneau. “(They) sought refuge at Toronto women’s shelters at difficult times in their lives. They thought that they would be safe there, but instead, they were further victimized by the accused.”

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  7. Why was the man named "Jessica" even allowed in the women's shelter to begin with? Transgender activists have pushed through "gender identity" laws that are so loosely worded that any male can start calling himself Jessica, Betty, Susan, or whatever and he is allowed access to women's restrooms, etc. Any rational person could have seen this coming a mile away.

    Psychiatric reports concluded Hambrook is not transgender.

    This sentence really is idiotic because under most "gender identity" laws all a male has to do is self-identify. "Jessica" claimed to be transgender at the time these assaults and incidents occurred. Christopher Hambrook called himself "Jessica" and identified as transgender. How many men call themselves "Jessica"? The only men who call themselves Jessica are transgender. Because trans activists have been very busy suing just about any school district, business, or governmental organization that doesn't bend over backwards to accommodate every male with "gender identity" issues who says he is trans, people are forced to accept these men.

    I lay the blame on transgender activists. They pushed through these laws. Indeed, if the women's shelter didn't accept Mr. "Jessica" Hambrook, some transgender activists would have been wailing to high heaven, "Transphobia".

    This is from http://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/christopher-jessica-hambrook-serial-rapist-sexually-assaulted-and-terrorized-women-after-being-placed-in-toronto-area-womens-shelters/#comments

    "In my experience the “trans activists” always run to the “no true Scotsman” defense, exactly as this article does.

    Meaning, if someone is a creeper in the women’s room, that means they’re not really trans. If someone does any bad behavior, well, they’re not really trans.

    Thing is though, from the POV of the victims, it doesn’t really MATTER if they’re trans or not, because you can’t tell by looking, because trans (as you point out) is strictly a matter of internal identity feels.

    So yeah if you have a male saying “I’m trans, really really I am, I’m a woman inside,” then you’re supposed to let him into the women’s space. At that point, if he does a crime, he ends up being a creeper who “wasn’t actually trans,” if he does nothing, then okay he’s trans. But the victim won’t (and shouldn’t!) care about labels. So it’s all just empty rhetoric really."

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  8. "TORONTO - A convicted sexual predator who falsely claimed to be transgender and preyed on women at two Toronto shelters could be declared a dangerous offender this month."

    (1.) He claimed he was transgender and called himself "Jessica". This allowed him access to the women's shelter where "Jessica" preyed on these vulnerable women.

    (2.) How are rational people supposed to tell the difference between a male named Jessica who is "really" transgender from a male named Jessica who is supposedly pretending to be transgender when they both have female names and both dress and look alike?

    More astute observations and comments from gendertrender:

    "If anyone who claims to be a woman must be accepted as one, then surely it follows that anyone who claims to be trans, must be accepted as such also?

    What is it that makes someone ‘not trans’ apart from the trans person themselves changing their mind about it?"


    (3.) Because of "gender identity" laws aggressively pushed through by transgender activists, the doors are flung wide open to any male who claims "gender identity" status.

    So, they set up a system that allowed this to happen, then they wonder why some sadistic, predatory male took advantage of the situation.

    Again, I blame transgender activists.


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  9. Below is another example of "gender identity" laws being abused.

    "I am a senior woman. Recently, a “man” claiming to be transgender, who had not yet begun physical treatments, was permitted by our local Y to use the women’s locker room. There are no secure change rooms. The person they allowed in was not courteous and stared at me while I struggled out of a wet bathing suit. He was naked, had an erection and playfully asked ‘do you come here often?’ I understand that gender is no longer judged solely by genitalia, but does a brief contact with the duty manager mean that men not yet committed to gender reassignment are free to disrobe anywhere they choose?”

    http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/01/04/transgender_mans_behaviour_in_changeroom_unacceptable_gallinger.html

    It didn’t take long for women to respond. An excellent response to this article entitled, “Trans rights trump women’s rights” was posted online.

    Transgender man’s ogling behaviour unacceptable, Jan. 4

    “Ontarians accept that it is a challenging life for people with transgendered identities, which is why providing a reasonable alternative via the use of separate unisex bathrooms or change rooms seems to be a reasonable course of action to assist such individuals. Why is this reasonable and simple accommodation not enough for the minuscule minority of transgendered individuals among the millions of Ontarians?

    Our “decision-makers” at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal have decided for all Ontarians that it’s not enough for a trans person to view himself as the opposite sex — the whole world must be forced to share his subjective view, too.

    The new transgender bathroom policy has affirmed that the vast majority of Ontarian women and men are not entitled to the protection of the Human Rights Code as much as transsexuals are. What about the feelings, discomfort, and safety of the millions of girls and women in Ontario who are now forced to undress in the same change room with a pre-operation phenotypic male, who may claim to be transsexual? (***does this sound familiar)

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  10. Do our rights get trumped because an individual subjectively “feels” female even though he may still have a penis, and be more than happy to show it off? Did the OHRT consult Ontarians regarding their decision?

    I am concerned that sexually predatory men will take advantage of the new bill by claiming they are transsexual in order to freely access any women’s washroom in the province. The guaranteed consequences of this bill are that many girls and women will definitely be victimized as a result.

    Mr. Gallinger’s article suggests that this is already happening — hardly a surprise — and the trend will likely increase because there are no legal consequences for any predatory individuals who behave in this way. A predator banned from one facility simply has to go down the road to another.

    Mr. Gallinger bemoans the predatory behaviour that one poor woman was forced to endure, while actively supporting a system that allows such predatory behaviour to flourish. Far more women than trans people stand to feel invaded and helpless by such behaviour as there are likely far more sexually predatory individuals out there than transgendered people — predatory individuals who will be delighted to put on a dress (or not even that) in order to access women’s bathrooms and change rooms under the guise of being self-identified as “transgendered.”

    Although a transgendered person may feel s/he has the “right” to be in a women’s change room, what about the feelings of the phenotypic females who may not wish a phenotypic male to be in that washroom?

    We women are entitled to the protection of the Human Rights Code, just like anyone else. Exactly how many transsexual people are there for whom we are risking the safety and security of our roughly 6.8 million girls and women?”

    Daniela Caruso, Toronto

    http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2014/01/09/trans_rights_trump_womens_rights.html

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  11. I would be curious as to how young trans men feel about public accommodations and their safety?

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  12. The stuff people were posting on history was interesting, too.

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  13. I think statistics, if they are out there, regarding how many trans* teens actually stay the gender they identify as teens into adult hood. I'd also like some further information on transgender people who claim to be fully men, but use their vagina for penetration. And use their female organs to make children. I personally don't believe a man can be pregnant, a transgender man, who is biologically female, isn't a man. So I believe this topic should be addressed. Why would someone want to be a man, but maintain female only abilities?

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    1. By that logic, a lesbian is not a real woman if she doesn't use her vagina to have penetrative sex with a man.

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  14. @Anonymous at 2:04 - We know that children who say they are the opposite gender will usually not stick to that when they grow up.

    In the past, kids who still want to transition when they are teens usually don't change their mind.

    What is less clear to me is what about teens now? I think society has fundamentally changed so that some teens who are gender non-conforming, gay, lesbian, or cross-dressers will wonder if they are trans. So there might be more teens who change their minds than in the past.

    For kids, the difficult thing for me is that the therapy that has been used to make children comfortable with their birth sex involved getting them to fill a more traditional gender role. Letting them live as the opposite sex-gender is a new approach, but I don't think we know whether or not that increase the chance the child will end up wanting all the hormones and surgeries that are basically bad for your physical health and can make you infertile and limit your sexual pleasure.

    These are interesting links related to children and gender dysphoria:

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/apa-still-considers-transgenderism-a-mental-disorder-just-changed-the-name

    http://www.npr.org/2008/05/07/90247842/two-families-grapple-with-sons-gender-preferences

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  15. another interesting link on transgender children:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/transgender-kids-have-we-gone-too-far/article16897043/

    And this is a critical link - Dr. Zucker, a world expert in the field, is seeing an increase in the number of teenage girls looking for transition. Check out what he says about why:

    http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/01/transgender-teenagers-medical-transition

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  16. @February 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Thanks for the link

    We are now in an era where the number of adolescents being referred for gender dysphoria is going through the roof,” Zucker says.

    http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/01/transgender-teenagers-medical-transition

    This is because it's largely culturally driven (everything these kids and their parents read at thousands of trans websites, see on t.v., hear from a friend, or see advertisements about "T", breast binding, etc.) Some kid or his or her parents see Chaz Bono on t.v., or see some program about being trans, and they start to think, "Well, I'm not like other kids because of the clothes I wear, hair, or whatever." A girl didn't play with dolls when she was six years old, or a boy just doesn't like football, so this must mean they are "trans".

    The transgender community also promotes "transitioning" (hormones and surgery, etc.) as do the plastic surgeons who perform "top surgery", and "bottom surgery". The endocrinologists rake in money from the GnRH agonists (puberty suppression) and cross gender hormones.

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  17. "Zucker says there is a noticeable increase in teenage girls who say they want to become boys. He isn’t sure why, but says there is some indication that these girls “develop the perception that being a lesbian is heavily stigmatized. They realize that if they present in the male gender role and have a girlfriend they are left alone more and it’s safer.” This is just a theory. But it’s one I heard several times while reporting this story."

    http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/01/transgender-teenagers-medical-transition

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  18. I'd also like some further information on transgender people who claim to be fully men, but use their vagina for penetration.

    I don't understand what,"use their vagina for penetration" means?

    A vagina is an actual organ that is part of the female reproductive system. Vaginas don't penetrate. How could a vagina "penetrate" anything?

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  19. "And use their female organs to make children. I personally don't believe a man can be pregnant, a transgender man, who is biologically female, isn't a man. So I believe this topic should be addressed. Why would someone want to be a man, but maintain female only abilities?"

    Please don't drink the Kool Aid, and start thinking for yourself. All it takes is logic and common sense. These are just biological females who get pregnant just like any other female. They "use their female organs" because they ARE female. Beatie was even a teenage beauty queen from Hawaii. Thomas Beatie, the "pregnant man" is a biological female who gave birth to three babies AFTER legally changing her sex to male. Beatie was artificially inseminated, and gave birth to three babies. Thankfully, she went off testosterone while she was pregnant. At any rate, Beatie finally got a divorce from Nancy, the ex. Ms. Beatie is married to another woman, and still can't stop thinking about having more children. Apparently, Ms. Beatie doesn't want to give birth to any more children (three is enough - her births). So, they came up with some cockamamie, Frankenstein procedure where Beatie donates "his" eggs to be fertilized with sperm and then inserted into the new wife.

    An update on Ms. Beatie who seems to live for the camera and publicity. This is how Ms. Beatie earns her living. She does talks shows, etc.

    "But how they conceived is something that will surprise you. Beatie underwent fertility treatments. It was Beatie, the man, whose eggs were harvested, so they could be fertilized with donor sperm and implanted in Nicholas.

    He said, “I am able to still produce eggs. I had to go off of my testosterone and I was off for about a year and it took about six months to harvest them.”

    They decided to use his eggs rather than Nicolas' because at age 43 she's three years older than him and they felt his eggs would be more viable. Now, Nicholas is 12 weeks pregnant.
    "

    Can males donate their eggs? No, it doesn't happen in real life. Beatie is definitely FEMALE because she gave birth to three babies just like any other woman. Beatie did this after she legally changed her sex to male. This is Bullsh** and we know it. She was artificially inseminated, but this still makes her female.

    http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/7813-pregnant-man-thomas-beatie-is-having-another-child

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  20. Ms. Beatie in the news again! She does love the camera.

    Genetically speaking, the new wife isn't contributing anything. Think about it. The eggs are Beatie's, and the sperm is from a donor. So, the mother is essentially an incubator of sorts. I hate to put it that way, but it's the truth.

    Getting pregnant and having children (one cockamamie, screw ball way or another) is how Ms. Beatie earns her living. She does this, and then goes on t.v., etc. to say how trans special she is.

    This is why I've always argued that people should not be able to change their sex. I can see people with rare disorders of sexual development possibly doing this, but when it's clear that the person is female, it's a farce. Rare disorders of sexual development are NOT the same as transgender. The vast majority of transgender identified people are physically no different than other people. That is, before they mutilate their healthy genitals.

    Beatie is FEMALE, and always will be. Females like Beatie who deliberately keep their female organs intact so they can get pregnant, or donate eggs, should NEVER be allowed to legally change their sex. If Beatie is a man, why doesn't she have to sign up for Selective Service like all other males in the U.S.? FTMs are exempt from this. They do not have the same responsibilities as males. They don't father children, and they know they aren't ever going to be drafted.

    Beatie isn't the only FTM who intentionally kept her female reproductive system intact so she could get pregnant. Beatie's pregnancies weren't mistakes. They were planned. This was after legally changing her sex to male.

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  21. "And use their female organs to make children. I personally don't believe a man can be pregnant, a transgender man, who is biologically female, isn't a man. So I believe this topic should be addressed. Why would someone want to be a man, but maintain female only abilities?"

    Why? I really don't know. Who knows why. Your guess is as good as mine. In the case of Ms. Beatie, she seems to love all the publicity. Beatie went on Oprah and everything. Now, instead of popping out another kid via artificial insemination, she donated her eggs to be fertilized and then implanted in the new wife.

    "Daddies" eggs must be the new thing in trans. Poor kids.

    These are going to be some screwed up kids. By the way, the ex-wife Nancy is one obnoxious drunk. There is a video of her throwing a major drunk hissy fit, kids crying, etc. Throws the laptop in the pool.

    http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/videos/nancy-beatie-breakdown-caught-on-tape/

    I hope the new wife isn't as mentally unhinged as the first wife.


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  22. You did a post once about "the look" that women get after shooting "T". That moon-faced, neck bearded balding look. The premature aging. I would like to see another post addressing that.

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  23. The commenter on your post about the male gaze kind of made your point for you about porn and fetishing. Maybe you would want to do a blog about his comment.

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  24. "He said, “I am able to still produce eggs. I had to go off of my testosterone and I was off for about a year and it took about six months to harvest them.”

    Strike out "He said", and insert "She said".

    When will people realize that there must be something wrong with Beatie? Other than being transgender and popping out kids one way or another, what has Ms. Beatie accomplished? Beatie always smiles for the camera, and makes the talk show circuit. Perhaps she learned how to play an audience while wearing pretty dresses, make up, etc. in her beauty pageant days.

    Females have eggs, and Beatie went off testosterone for a year while undergoing various fertility treatments. From what I've read, doctors inject females with hormones in order to harvest the eggs. How can any rational person say that during the one year period in which Beatie was off testosterone waiting for her eggs to be harvested that she wasn't female?

    I wonder how the years of testosterone might effect Beatie's eggs. Most people who use the services of egg donors want young healthy women not middle aged females who have been injecting testosterone for years.

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  25. Whoa, to harvest the eggs. Beatie had to take female hormones! I really don't get how that can work for someone with gender dysphoria. It must be horrible for Beatie's body, too.

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  26. February 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM


    What does "gender dysphoria" have to do with it? The point is this. Beatie is NOT male because males don't get pregnant or donate eggs. It's a farce, and I wish people would just stop pandering to this fantasy.

    If women want to get pregnant or donate their eggs, good for them. Don't call yourself a man. Women who intentionally keep their female reproductive system intact so that they can get pregnant should never be allowed to legally change their sex to male. Beatie's three pregnancies were intentional through artificial insemination. This was AFTER she legally changed her sex to male. This is a crock of bulls***. She had to go off the testosterone while she was pregnant. So, was she female then? After delivering her children, did she go back to being a "male". To donate eggs, she had to go off the testosterone. Was she "male" then? Males can't donate eggs. I'm not buying into this grand, elaborate fantasy.

    I'm not a doctor, but common sense tells us that most people would want a young healthy woman to donate her eggs. Beatie has been on testosterone for years. She went off it during her pregnancies, but spent years injecting testosterone. Are Beatie's eggs healthy? I'm not a doctor so I don't know. Her eggs were fertilized and implanted in the new wife. This is like some Frankenstein experiment to me. Beatie already has three children she gave birth to. Why go through this?

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