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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Transgender Kids: A New Frontier in Child Abuse

In response to this article and all the children who do not fit neatly into the Gender Straight Jacket of society, particularly gay and lesbian children.

There are two types of parents who have/are/will seek to transition their child/children and a third who can land in either camp, but lands more often in the first category.

1) The hyper-liberal-political-correctness-at-any-cost parent/s. These parents are usually the higher end of middle class whiteness whose guilty class privilege blinds them to any/all critical thinking about social issues. These parents will also break their own arms patting themselves on their own backs for how attuned they are to social injustices (real or perceived). These parents seek out situations where they can display for all to see, friends, relatives, peers and media what great progressive humanitarians they are and they arent above using their children to achieve that aim.

2) The second type of parent to transition their children are the classic homophobic parent/s. These parents will seek transitioning a child of theirs they perceive to show signs of homosexuality based on established hetero gender norms. They would rather destroy their child's life rather than live with the shame/disgrace and disgust of having given birth to a gay/lesbian child, let alone love/support that child as it grows into a healthy gay/lesbian adult.

3) The third type of parent to transition a child can fall into either category above, but will generally fall more into the first, the hyper liberal parent slot. These parents suffer from some degree of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. MSbP parents will seek to transition a child who even slightly deviates from outdated gender norms, even coaching their child to fit DSM transition criteria for doctors. These are the parents of "trans kids" that parade their child on tv talk shows and any other media outlet that will give them the time of day.

Now lets begin with the obvious question, what IS child abuse?

So based on this simple definition of child abuse, does a parent seeking transition for their child qualify as child abuse? YES!!! And here is why:

A) Emotional Abuse of children via Transition:  None of us are born in a vacuum and all of us are born into a Gender Straight Jacketed society where only limited notions of male/female are portrayed. Despite this, it isnt out of the realm of possibility for parents to comprehend that a child whose likes/dislikes/personality that falls more in line with those of some children of the opposite sex doesnt automatically defaults that child to BEING that sex! So when parents fail (for whatever reason) to ignore the obvious and encourage their child to think he or she is something that he or she isnt and pressure friends/family/teachers etc to partake in a mass affirmation of these lies to their child, THAT is emotional abuse and emotional manipulation!

B) Physical Abuse of children via Transition: After years of emotionally abusing their children through copious lying and denying ruses, these parents then take the next dangerous and even life threatening steps of putting their per-pubescent child on hormone blocking drugs. Parents insisting on putting their child on unnecessary dangerous hormonal drugs with no short/long term studies that may kill them before they reach adulthood IS physically abusive!

C) Sexual Abuse of children via Transition: Parents paving the way for their child to later be sexually mutilated (in their teens/young adulthood) by doKtors IS sexually abusive!

Every stage of every scenario of child transition equals child abuse!

Only in these cases of child abuse, CPS and other authorities are on the side of the parents. Like child abuse victims of yesterdays past, these children's suffering will go unnoticed.

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  2. You seem to forget the fact that genderclinics who specialize in the treatment of genderdysphoric children realize very well that most do not turn out to be transgender.
    That is why they advice parents not to make any changes and why they offer puberty delaying drugs to give the children the time to decide if they really wish to transition. Only when they are 16 and still want to continue, they can get crosssex hormones.

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  3. Secondly, genderclinics use decapeptyl as a puberty delaying drug. It does not share the list of ill-effects you mentioned.

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  4. I've forgot nothing. You might wanna read your DSM 5 and the latest stats on transitioning children since May of last year that have child transition up 50% and growing since pre DSM 5 in 2012.

    Doctors arent putting brakes on transitioning children and the Trans Politic advocates it on all platforms.

    Regardless, if parents 1/2 or 3 werent more interested in attention/homophobia their children would NEVER see the likes of ANY docKtor for merely playing with the "wrong" toy.

    dirt

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  5. I personally know the co-author of the part of the DSM 5 that refers to gender dysphoria in adolescents and children.

    She leads a genderclinic for adolescents which works on the guidelines I described above. If you still disagree, you might wish to get into contact with Prof. dr. Peggy Cohen-Kettenis herself and discuss the matter so you can rectify your article.

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  6. @Anon

    "That is why they advice parents not to make any changes and why they offer puberty delaying drugs to give the children the time to decide if they really wish to transition"

    Giving a kid puberty delaying drugs is already pathologizing their non-conformity to gender roles and could have a whole litany of effects on their health and development. So what the fuck?

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  7. i am disgusted and enraged by the continued spread of the conservative oppressive trans cancer.

    thank you for reporting on this sickening trend. it seems that children are the new sacrificial victims on the blood-soaked altar of gender.

    contemptuous. truly truly evil.

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  8. @critical

    "Giving a kid puberty delaying drugs is already pathologizing their non-conformity to gender roles and could have a whole litany of effects on their health and development."

    No, puberty delaying drugs give a person the time to figure out if he or she really wants to transition or not. If the child doesn't want to after all then puberty can resume and little harm is done. If the person still wishes to transition then he or she benefits from the lifelong advantage of not having the secondary sex characteristics of the other sex which may cause serious distress.

    Also, gender non-conformity alone is not an argument to start transition. Parents who are concerned about their son playing with dolls or such are sent home. The wish to transition must come explicitly from the patients self.

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    1. Puberty delaying drugs delay puberty. Our brains and consequently our thoughts develop and change during puberty, so child taking these drugs does not get a chance to even remotely develop his or her view because he or she does not experience the changes typical of puberty. So, in reality, these drugs do not give the child more time; they merely prevent him/ her to develop beyond childish thoughts.

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  9. Thank you for laying to out so clearly, Dirt. Well done.

    Yes, it's child abuse at EVERY stage. It's abuse before the child "chooses" transition and before puberty blockers are prescribed. It's abuse even before the the parent notices that the child is interested in the "wrong" toys. Because, in order to pathologize a child who is not conforming to his or her preordained sex role, the parent (in compliance with patriarchal strictures) has already projected and enforced inflexible gender conformity upon him or her.

    To the Anonymous who is trying to naturalize the medical child abuse of gender non-conforming children: you do not have the faintest understanding of our ethical position. There is no such a thing as responsible sex-reassignment for children. They cannot meaningful consent to what is done to their bodies. It is the parents, gender doctors, and society in general who require treatment, not the kids.

    - Morag

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  10. "It is the parents, gender doctors, and society in general who require treatment, not the kids."

    Good luck saying that to the kids who are praying every night to wake up with the body of the other sex.

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  11. "Good luck saying that to the kids who are praying every night to wake up with the body of the other sex."

    A kid who is praying to wake up in the body of the opposite sex is in terrible emotional pain and psychological turmoil. That must be addressed.

    But, addressed and healed by loving and SANE adults. Any adult who surmises that this child, in confusion, pain and turmoil, was born in the "wrong body" is insane. Moreover, that adult may even be the CAUSE, or one of the causes, of the child's problem in the first place.

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  12. "No, puberty delaying drugs give a person the time to figure out if he or she really wants to transition or not. If the child doesn't want to after all then puberty can resume and little harm is done"

    Except no one knows the long-term effects of these drugs. You can't say "little harm is done".

    And doing this in the first place means the adults around the child have some reason to suspect the child is trans. And sometimes this seems to happen for reasons like a boy enjoying princess dolls and a regressively sexist idea that real little boys don't like "girl" things. So a boy that does is possibly actually a girl.

    You really don't think a kid getting puberty blocks and being told how there's something wrong with them that makes people suspect he's not actually a boy isn't going to develop a few warped notions or even be pressured to transition?

    I suspect we're going to start seeing some tragic stories in the next 15 to 20 years.

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  13. Only when they are 16 and still want to continue, they can get crosssex hormones.

    The transgender community and the clinics who prescribe puberty suppressing drugs to children always say that they are reversible. This is only partially true and they know it. Depending on where you live, with parental approval, cross gender hormones can start at age 16. Some children go straight from puberty suppressing drugs to cross gender hormones.

    Treatment with puberty delaying drugs leads to sterilization if it is followed with the administration of cross sex hormones at 16 years, as the Brill and Pepper handbook on “transgender” children (2008), explains, “the choice to progress from GnRH inhibitors to estrogen without fully experiencing male puberty should be viewed as giving up one’s fertility, and the family and child should be counseled accordingly” (Brill & Pepper, 2008, p. 216). For girls, sterilization is the outcome too, because “eggs do not mature until the body goes through puberty” (Brill & Pepper, 2008, p. 216).

    The sterilization of children is generally viewed as a human rights abuse.

    Deliberate delaying a normal part of human development, adolescence, because of what basically amounts to a questionable psychiatric diagnosis in healthy children assumes all the following:

    (a.) The diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” is correct to being with, and there isn’t something else going on in the child’s life.

    (b.) The child is completely free from any parental, peer, or cultural influences. How much is “gender dysphoria” in a 12 year old child, and how do we separate this from everything the parents read on transgender websites and blogs? How much is actual “gender dysphoria” or GID and how much is parental discomfort at having a child that doesn’t fit neatly into sex based gender roles?

    (c.) Children have the mental capacity to decide or choose for themselves.

    It’s a scientific fact that the pre-frontal cortex of the human brain which is sometimes called the judgment center of the brain isn’t fully developed until the early to mid-twenties.

    ”The prefrontal cortex, the part of the frontal lobes lying just behind the forehead, is often referred to as the “CEO of the brain.” This brain region is responsible for cognitive analysis and abstract thought, and the moderation of “correct” behavior in social situations. The prefrontal cortex takes in information from all of the senses and orchestrates thoughts and actions to achieve specific goals.1,2 This brain region gives an individual the capacity to exercise “good judgment” when presented with difficult life situations. Brain research indicating that brain development is not complete until near the age of 25, refers specifically to the development of the prefrontal cortex”

    http://www.hhs.gov/opa/familylife/tech_assistance/etraining/adolescent_brain/Development/prefrontal_cortex

    These children might feel different because adolescence is a tumultuous time for all children, but this doesn’t mean that they have the maturity or judgment to make informed decisions.

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  14. @May 14, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Secondly, genderclinics use decapeptyl as a puberty delaying drug. It does not share the list of ill-effects you mentioned.

    As I understand it, it depends on the clinic. Different GnRH agonists have been used.

    It basically boils down to this. The same class of drugs used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men and endometriosis in women is being given to healthy 12 and 13 year old children. If the GnRH agonists are followed by cross gender hormones at age 16, these children are rendered infertile. We are talking about sterilizing children which is generally considered a human rights abuse. Besides fertility issues, I seriously doubt if we know the long term effects of these drugs on developing bodies.

    Lupron has been used on children and it has horrible side effects. Sometimes Supprelin implants are used. This class of drugs is used to treat hormone sensitive advanced prostate cancer and severe endometriosis in women. They shut down the hormones that stimulate tumor growth and spur the growth of endometrial tissues. GnRH agonists are also used for precocious puberty (puberty when kids shouldn’t normally go through puberty). Precocious puberty is NOT the same thing as transgender. I don't even know if this class of drugs is even approved by the FDA for a psychological diagnosis/cultural identity issue in children.

    A gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist, GnRH–A) is a synthetic peptide modeled after the hypothalamic neurohormone GnRH that interacts with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor to elicit its biologic response, the release of the pituitary hormones FSH and LH. The hypothalamus kicks out the GnRH which the pituitary gland uses to stimulate the synthesis and secretion of the gonadotropins, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH).



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  15. No one is allowed to look at the family dynamics, motives, parental attitudes, etc. If a 5 or 6 year old kid says he or she is "trans", then we have to believe it. The mother of Coy Mathis, the 6 year old "transgender boy", gave birth to her triplets in a kiddie pool in the living room. It was planned not an accident. Is this rational behavior? I'm not making this up. Coy was one of triplets. The sister is severely disabled and one of the other kids has autism. I don't know if I would say Munchausen, but the mother seems to love the attention.

    "One afternoon clicking through television channels, I stumbled on Katie Couric’s show, when she had an episode on transgender children. As I watched, I immediately phoned my parents in Colorado who coincidentally were watching the same show. That segment, for the first time, introduced me to the word “transgender” and made me think that maybe this is part of Alia’s story."

    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/11/op-ed-what-my-transgender-child-taught-me-about-motherhood

    If people believe everything they see on t.v., they have a problem. It's sad when they take everything they see on t.v. or read online and experiment on their children.

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  16. In 2009, my husband, Ty, and I welcomed a baby girl into the world. We named her Alia. But Alia had other plans. As early as 12-18 months of age, Alia gravitated to “all things boy’s” picking out cars, trucks, and dinosaurs over dolls or anything pink or sequined.

    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/11/op-ed-what-my-transgender-child-taught-me-about-motherhood

    The little girl was born in 2009 which would make her five years old. The mother says, "As early as 12-18 months of age, Alia gravitated to “all things boy’s” picking out cars, trucks, and dinosaurs over dolls or anything pink or sequined."

    At age 12 to 18 months, she "gravitates to all things boy’s". One year old kids will gravitate to almost anything placed in front of them. Get a red, shiny pinwheel and twirl it in front of a one year old kid, and see how they gravitate to it.

    "By the time Alia was 3 years old, she continually said, in the adorable way pleading children speak, “Mommy, I want to be a boy.” Alia was clear and articulate in communicating this demand, but my loving response, “honey, you can be anything you want,” was a shortfall in understanding what she was truly saying."

    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/11/op-ed-what-my-transgender-child-taught-me-about-motherhood

    How can 3 year old kids be "clear and articulate"? They barely communicate basic needs such as food or water.

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  17. @Critical - You say: "You really don't think a kid getting puberty blocks and being told how there's something wrong with them that makes people suspect he's not actually a boy isn't going to develop a few warped notions or even be pressured to transition? "

    Worse yet, what about those kids whose parents have paraded them all over the media as "oh so courageous trans kids" and brought quite pricey lawsuits against their schools and towns (which also make the news)?

    Those kids' entire remembered life experience and identity has been shaped around being "such a courageous trans kid." For a teenager who has been on this circuit since age six, that's some INCREDIBLE pressure and basically forever. Kids don't know how short five or ten years really is in the big scheme of things.

    So what happens when one of those kids ends up not being "trans" at all, and doesn't want to transition after all? They're out there in the media, true names.

    They know damn well that their parents' entire identities are about being the parents to the "oh so courageous trans kid." Regardless of what Mom says, kid knows damn well that Mom has a LOT invested in all this and that's some pressure. How do they upend all of that without some guilt?

    There's already one mommy blogger who posted about her daughter (female child) really being her "son" at age 13 or so, took immediate steps to allow social transition, changed the kid's name, was talking about having a full mastectomy at 15 (because yes there are docs who will do it, if Mommy is on board!) and then... kid decides that actually she's "genderqueer." Turns out you can hang around with skater boys and eschew pink and play rough and still be a girl, who woulda thunk it?

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  18. Maybe the father is right. Too bad the intervention didn't work. I guess it would be sort of like a cult intervention in which relatives have to deprogram their loved one.

    "My husband was reluctant about what all of this meant for us and Alia. He frequently blamed me for encouraging Alia’s innate tendencies and for “creating” the situation. I followed Alia’s wish to remove earrings, wear boy’s clothes and toys, and cut her hair shorter and shorter. But my efforts to help Alia feel more comfortable in expressing her gender often met conflict with my husband. At one family event, they went so far as to stage an intervention convincing me to not “push” and indulge Alia’s desires and instead remain neutral. "

    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/11/op-ed-what-my-transgender-child-taught-me-about-motherhood

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  19. @Anonymous May 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM - Coy Mathis is one great example, as a matter of fact.

    Not only is there the issue of being one of a set of boy-boy-girl triplets where the only girl is now catastrophically disabled, but there's the issue that in interviews about caring for the disabled daughter, there is mention of the two brothers, age 3, and not ONCE in the entire article is there any mention whatsoever of Coy being trans or feeling like a girl or wanting to wear "girl clothes" or anything else of the sort.

    Then in later articles all about Coy's transness, it comes out that at the age of FIVE MONTHS, Coy reached for a pink blanket meant for his sister rather than the blue one he should use. That, at FIVE MONTHS, is given as evidence of his "girlness."

    Fast forward to age six, and they're suing the school district and supposedly (not sure how) gotten the kid an "F" marker on a passport. He's been all over TV. At age six, he KNOWS why.

    If there is regret, how is this kid supposed to be able to stand up to all that, and say "actually mom, I don't want to be a girl anymore"?

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  20. As for Alia I think the mom is fine to follow Alia's wishes and remove earrings, let her play with "boy's toys" (whatever that means) and cut her hair "shorter and shorter." They should indulge the Lego play.

    ...but she doesn't have to "really be a boy, inside" to do any of those things!

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  21. @If there is regret, how is this kid supposed to be able to stand up to all that, and say "actually mom, I don't want to be a girl anymore"?

    May 14, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Good point, but they can't think past the current moment.

    They have already slapped a label on 6 year old Coy. Trans* activists needed a poster child for their political cause, and the mom was eager to trot this 6 year old boy in front of the cameras. Indeed, she seemed too eager.

    At age 6, Coy's mother dragged him in front of t.v. cameras as the special, courageous trans* kid. They were on Katie Couric. I think the mom enjoyed all the attention far more than Coy. Transgender activists got their poster child and the mother got to bask in the lime light.

    The thought that they could be damaging these 5 and 6 year old kids by labeling them at such an early age never crosses anyone's mind. What happens if these kids express regret as they get older?

    Those kids' entire remembered life experience and identity has been shaped around being "such a courageous trans kid."

    Coy was the trans* poster child, and it would be interesting to see how this sweet little kid turns out.

    It's kind of like the messed up lives of a lot of child actors. Look at all the screwed up lives of many of these child actors who were made to believe that they were super special at such an early age.

    I say leave the kids alone and let them be kids. Stop calling your 5 year old daughter "he" or "trans" because she wants to play with dinosaurs or toy cars.

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  22. This is not just about parents who fall for the latest fad or trend. Parents have been doing this for a long time. I'm not saying all these parents are bad. Many are confused and believe everything they see or hear. It goes deeper than this, and there are other factors at play. Using children to further the trans* political agenda is a great marketing tool. Indeed, it's brilliant, and if trans* activists have learned anything, it's how to work the media to their advantage. Think about this. Who doesn't love children, and they are non-threatening. Children are used to market all kinds of products and all sorts agendas. It's not so threatening when adorable six year old boys use women's restrooms, and every now and then little boys will put on their sister's hat or blouse. It's innocent and child like. We just want to hug them. When they are a forty year old autogynephile who gets sexually aroused by wearing women's clothing, it's not so adorable anymore. Indeed, it's down right creepy. I've thought about this for some time, and I think all this media buzz about five and six year old trans* kids is about a purely political agenda. With the full backing of trans activist, Coy's parents sued the school district so he could use the girl's restroom. Coy Mathis is politics pure and simple. Bless this little boy, and I feel sorry for him, but this six year old kid is a political pawn. They want people to see the cute six year old trans* boy not the middle-aged autogynephile. Pretty soon 6’3 280 ex-military perverts in size 12 stilettos can waltz into any women's bathroom they please and not even be questioned about it. It's about de-sensitizing girls to the presence of males in their restrooms and distracting the public from the reality of the middle-aged cross dressing autogynephile.

    Gendertreder is spot on.

    "Beyond the overt pedophilia, and the marketing of a fetishized version of “girlhood” to adult male fantasists, the transgender movement “needs” to create transgender children (as activist Autumn Sandeen has explained) to “take the sex out” of the transgender equation whose most dominant practitioners are adult male sexual fetishists."

    Which is more cute and cuddly?

    Cute and Adorable Coy"

    OR...

    Double life of Queen's pilot who killed two women and broke into girls' bedrooms to steal their underwear

    Creepy Cross Dressing Dude

    Witherspoon

    Cross Dressing Man Arrested for Child Porn

    Cross Dressing Michigan Man Arrested for Child Porn

    I'm certainly not saying that Coy Mathis will be like this when he grows up. I wish the best for this little six year old kids Having said, this, boys do grow up.

    No one knows how six year old Coy will feel when he is twenty years old. It doesn't matter because his parents and transgender activists have decided for him. They won't even consider the possibility that they could be harming these children by forcing them to choose a "gender identity" when they are only six years old. Google detransition. He and other five and six year old 'trans* kids' are political pawns designed to further a political agenda.

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  23. I'm not sure what I feel about kids transitioning. I certainly wouldn't look towards a bunch of biased, seething lesbians for any kind of rational response. Thank god no one else looks to you either.

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  24. 'I certainly wouldn't look towards a bunch of biased, seething lesbians for any kind of rational response.'

    Note that Anon considers 'lesbian' an insult. Trans activists don't even try to hide the intense homophobia at the heart of their ideology, do they?

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  25. No, just that lesbians hafta take it so goddamn personally. Other people's lives are not about you. You are not an objective group and so you cannot be trusted or taken seriously. If presented with clear evidence that many people's lives have improved with transition, you would still refuse to admit you have been wrong. I am open to questioning difficult issues. You are not open, so you are not even worth discussing anything with. You are convinced of your victimhood. Many of my friends are lesbians, so it's only really the pious and judgmental zealots I have disdain for.

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  26. 'I certainly wouldn't look towards a bunch of biased, seething lesbians for any kind of rational response.'

    The sterilization of children through GnRH agonists goes way beyond sexual orientation. It could be construed as a human rights abuse. Besides, who says everyone who blogs here is lesbian, and why should it matter.

    Note that Anon considers 'lesbian' an insult. Trans activists don't even try to hide the intense homophobia at the heart of their ideology, do they?

    They hate any woman (heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian) who doesn't follow their agenda. They are also in the process of redefining feminism itself in that it's not feminism if it doesn't include men in drag.

    Besides, we are told that males perform, or act out "women" better than women. Don't men do everything better?

    Gender Diversity and Sexual Attraction:
    Why Do Straight Men Love Transgendered Women?

    Written by: Candace Suzanne, aka: Miss Suzi

    "Why do so many straight men want to have sex with or to be in love with transgendered women? I have thought about, discussed, and researched this phenomenon for years and it boils down to this:

    We LOVE being women more than most genetic women.

    And much more important than that… .
    Many of us have sacrificed home, We do not ever take our femininity for granted the way so many genetic women dofamily, friends, careers, fortunes, and hours and hours of hard work each day to be the women we have become."

    http://www.examiner.com/article/why-straight-men-love-transgendered-women

    To these men, "women" is an external costume that they put on primarily for their own sexual fetish, and sometimes for the sexual pleasure of other men. The don't see the female sex as a distinct class of persons. Miss Suzi states, "We do not ever take our femininity for granted the way so many genetic women do". Femininity is forced on girls and women. It's not something that is naturally inborn. According to the way Miss Suzi in the above article, women who would rather wear comfortable pants instead of a dress and heels aren't really "women". Deep down inside it's misogynistic on its face.

    Women who don't apply a ton of cheap makeup and wear hideous wigs like Miss Suzi aren't women. They really think like this, and they wonder why deep down in our hearts most women feel uncomfortable with these guys hanging around our restrooms.

    Males call themselves "infertile women", and just can't understand why women want and need to talk about their reproductive systems (pregnancy, contraception, etc.) Female reproductive systems are "contraception-centric feminism" because it doesn't focus on their needs.

    http://liberationcollective.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/serano-on-reproduction_march32012_2.png?w=300&h=156


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  27. "You are not an objective group and so you cannot be trusted or taken seriously."

    I seriously doubt if this person is an objective source. They troll this and other sites in order to police our thoughts, and then say they are the only ones who can be trusted. If they are so sure they are right, why do they feel the need to control what other people think?

    "I am open to questioning difficult issues."

    This is why they always start the conversation with either an insult or some outrageous comment that isn't even remotely tied to the subject at hand.

    There is nothing but dead silence when we see obvious examples of people being inappropriately "transitioned". Even the mutilation and subsequent euthanasia of the Belgian woman didn't rethink the way they push "transitioning".

    When we see gruesome examples of botched "top surgery" (nipples falling off, infection etc.) in which FTMs have to ask for online donations to fix what the first surgeon did, no one dares to suggest that females really don't need elective mastectomies to begin with. No, we can't do this because it's "transphobic".

    When we see clear examples of "gender identity" laws trampling the privacy rights of females and endangering their safety, there is nothing but silence coming from transgender activists. For example, transgender registered sex offenders shouldn't be allowed to use women's restrooms, and predators like Christopher, "Jessica", Hambrook need to stay out of women's shelters.

    As to children, I'm not the person who has to answer to future historians who will be the ones to judge what "transitioning" has done to kids. I say leave the kids alone. Please stop slapping labels on 4 and 5 year old kids, and stop drugging children.

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  28. I want to make one thing clear. My heart goes out to all these children who are caught up in this Orwellian social experiment.

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  29. Smartypants Anonymous on May 14, @7:44 is engaging in misinformation about decapeptyl

    Just look it up on google. It has the same side effect profile as Lupron, including the infamous bone pain.

    There is not many studies collating the side effects of this drug. Most of the online awareness about decapeptyl and it's side effects is patient-driven.

    Thanks for your work, Dirt.

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  30. @Morag,

    Thanks, and well said...

    "Yes, it's child abuse at EVERY stage. It's abuse before the child "chooses" transition and before puberty blockers are prescribed. It's abuse even before the the parent notices that the child is interested in the "wrong" toys. Because, in order to pathologize a child who is not conforming to his or her preordained sex role, the parent (in compliance with patriarchal strictures) has already projected and enforced inflexible gender conformity upon him or her.

    To the Anonymous who is trying to naturalize the medical child abuse of gender non-conforming children: you do not have the faintest understanding of our ethical position. There is no such a thing as responsible sex-reassignment for children. They cannot meaningful consent to what is done to their bodies. It is the parents, gender doctors, and society in general who require treatment, not the kids."


    Read this sentence again.

    "As early as 12-18 months of age, Alia gravitated to “all things boy’s” picking out cars, trucks, and dinosaurs over dolls or anything pink or sequined."

    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/11/op-ed-what-my-transgender-child-taught-me-about-motherhood

    In a one year old kid, what are "all things boy's")? This is sexist at its very core. When her little girl grows up, she might study dinosaurs or design cars. The only way she can do this is if she actually becomes a "boy". Girls play with dolls and pink things. This is basically the message that the mother is sending.

    We are supposed to believe this is progressive. In reality, it's like something from a 1950s sit com in that traditional, rigid sex roles (girls play with this and boys play with these toys) are enforced. This is happening to one year old girls who play with toy dinosaurs instead of pink "girly" things. When the kid is 12-18 months of age, it's clear to me that the parents are projecting their own values, attitudes, gender roles (what is "masculine" and "feminine"), etc. on their children.

    Again, great comments...

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  31. “...a bunch of biased, seething lesbians...”

    I'm seething too, without being a lesbian. Seething with anger that children not very different to how I was, fifty years ago, are being subjected to a form of genderist violence worse than I ever had to suffer. Seething with shame that the original article that Dirt responds to was published, uncritically and by implication supportively, in a gay magazine. Heterosexual hyperliberal “anti-sexist” parents to a large extent take their lead from the gay community: if they think in terms of transsex in response to their kids' non-gender-conforming behaviour, then in some measure, that's our fault. If I can stretch the meaning of “seething” a little, then seething with puzzlement at WHY gay people of either sex should encourage an interpretation of the behaviour of very young children that runs so directly CONTRARY to our own experience and life-choices.

    So yes, I'm seething. Am I biased? I'm biased in favour of lesbian and gay resistance to heterosexual hegemony (including in its “stealth” form, by which many aspects of our gay social and sexual life have been re-heterosexualized). And I'm biased in favour of gender freedom (by which I ultimately mean freedom FROM gender) against what Dirt aptly terms the “gender strait-jacket”.

    I agree with what some trans and pro-trans commenters have said, and others hinted at, that we lack any real basis of common values or principles on which to engage in meaningful debate with each other. Given that, we are left competing for the hearts and minds of the wider, non-trans lesbian and gay communities and through them, or separately, the world at large. I acknowledge that we are not, at the present time, winning that struggle.

    Finally, an apology. I am at the upper end of the age-demographic of Dirt's readership. I was politically active in the 1970s and 80s, and we (Women's and Gay Liberationists) really did think we had “seen off” or “swept away” all that pink/blue nonsense (I use that as shorthand, you know what I mean). Like many before us, we underestimated our enemy. I'm sorry we didn't do better.

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  32. You're a terrible person. Acknowledge that one day.


    And for the record, by trying to lift your ridiculously oppressive feminist ideals, you're oppressing and denying the identity, lifestyle, and existence of an entire group of people you've never met and have nothing to do with. I hope to god no young transmen stumble upon your bullshit and get sucked in. The kind of harm you could cause someone at such a potentially painful and confusing time of their life is unreal. I hope one day you see that and you're fucking ashamed.

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  33. What is up with the argument that pumping dangerous drugs and later sterilizing your child is OK because the child ( supposedly of their free will, no pressure ) told you they wanted it? I was 16 years old once not so long ago and I remember it well. I can attest that I did not know a damn thing about life, long term consequences or my identity in the world. Oh, and btw, brain science backs this up ( read up on the development of the adolescent brain ).

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  34. This blog is extremely violent, I hope you and your blog get shut down.
    It's very very clear that the author is a biter closeted trans man who can't stand the fact that newer generations have it better.

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    1. Anon 3/3/17 at 12:34 a.m. It's not possible for blogs to be "violent". A blog cannot jump out of your computer and slap the crap out of you. It's very very clear that you are a sniveling whiner who can't stand that everybody doesn't automatically and blindly accept your ideology. Dirt is not a bitter (or "biter" as you said) closeted trans man, that comment shows how little you know and understand.

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  35. You might want to familiarize yourself with the word violent, because you clearly have no frame of reference as to what it actually means based on your use of it here.

    Biological NORMAL Lesbians are not "trans", get your head out of the heterosexual ass smothering you and take a clean breath.

    dirt

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