Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another great example of the difference between transgender and HBS

I just found out about this absurd bit of drivel on YouTube. Now, this video, named "The Politics of P" features someone who claims to be a woman, or more specifically a "transwoman." In fact, in the video they ask the question..."Does the preference to pee standing up make me less of a woman..." The answer, simply put, is an unequivocal YES!!!!

This person is as "transgender" as they come. He is not a woman, and he certainly is not someone who has HBS. He has a very bizarre idea of what being a woman is about. No question, this person certainly "passes" visually, though the voice is clearly male. As is the brain, and really, that is what matters.

View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRDvnPSmT2I

Thursday, December 25, 2008

What the Pope said...and didn't say, and why I agree with him.

The transgender types are up in arms because, as they wish to put it, "The Pope has attacked transsexuals." Now, two things quickly become obvious....first, the transgender types did not actually pay any attention to what the Pope actually said (or perhaps, don't want to) and second, they have suddenly decided that by calling themselves "transsexual" they can further muddy the waters, since many of them have absolutely zero desire to give up their penises. They remind me of the old gun nut bumper stickers...."They will take my penis when they pry my cold dead fingers from it."

Actually, the Pope did not specifically mention transsexuals. He spoke out against so-called "gender theory," which is at the heart of much of what defines "transgender," not true transsexualism which is now increasingly referred to as Harry Benjamin Syndrome. Of course, I realize that the Pope probably does not truly understand the difference, since he is advised by people like Paul McHugh who is deliberately ignorant of the facts.

No, what the Pope was speaking out against is the theory that came out of radical feminism which holds that "gender" is all a social construct, and that people should be free to decide such matters for themselves. Except, of course, that the most radical practitioners are very unhappy unless they actually decision is to either stick with the gender considered appropriate for one's birth sex or to be some sort of gender queer. Being HBS is usually not consider an acceptable "choice." And of course, in "gender theory" it is all a choice. Biology is not considered an acceptable explanation.

What is odd about this is the fact that LGBT dogma holds that homosexuality is always congenital. But being transgender is usually held to be a choice. And what is even odder is that the evidence that gender is inherent is pretty much insurmountable, while the evidence that homosexuality is never a choice is still lacking. Now, it is pretty certain that some people are born homosexual, and that others make a choice. Simply observing behavior in prisons should make it obvious that some choose homosexual behavior when they have no other option for sex. When their situation changes, they return to being straight. And it is certainly true that transgender people clearly choose to rebel against their inherent gender.

I agree with the Pope that "gender theory" is invalid, and that it poses threats to societal order. While I have no desire to force people's behavior, that does not mean that I am going to approve of it either.

Pope Paul VI had not problem with the surgical treatment of transsexuals since it improved people's lives. The current Pope is influenced by people who claim the opposite, but who do so by ignoring the clear evidence. The Pope is right about "gender theory" but is mislead about those who have HBS. I believe if he had more accurate facts, his views would be different.

No, in spite of what you read, the Pope did not attack transsexuals. He did attack "gender theory" which is favored by many, if not most, who style themselves as "transgender activists." And that is why they are so dead set on attacking him for simply speaking the truth.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A couple of examples of what is wrong with "transgender."

As I have pointed out in the past, I, like most HBS survivors, object strongly to being referred to as "transgender." A couple of recent items that are floating around the web show why we have such strong objections to the label.

The first is the now well-known story of Stu Rasmussen, the recently elected mayor of Silverton, Oregon. Now, for those who have not heard of Stu, well he is quite the character. He is quite open about being a crossdresser. That is, perhaps, shocking enough. But he does not stop there. Even though he rather admantly identifies as a straight male, he has taken at least one step to alter his body, having had breast augmentation. He wrote an article about the experience for Transgender Tapestry under the name Carla Fong.

Now, admittedly, Stu is a rather extreme example, but how anyone could possibly think that an HBS woman (or man for that matter) has anything in common with someone like this is beyond me. Stu makes no attempt to actually be a woman. He just likes, as he puts, being "...a heterosexual male who appears to be a female." A favorite t-shirt of his anwers the obvious question, "Why?" It reads simply, “Because girls have more fun.”

Now, some "transgender" activists are thrilled over Stu's victory. I mean, you can't get much more "transgender" than him. And that pretty much says it all.

Now, don't get me wrong. I think Stu has every right to live his life however he wishes. It is kind of a puzzle to me, but it is his life. But, I'll be honest. I doubt I would vote for such a person for mayor. I would have serious questions about any such person.

Another good example comes from that bastion of weirdness, Bilerico, and was posted by none other than Monica Roberts, who we have written about previously. It is a little ditty Roberts wrote to be sung to the tune of "Santa Baby."

Santa Baby (Transgender Version)
Sung to the tune of Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Santa Baby, just slip some hormones under the tree,
For me.

Been an awful good girl, Santa Baby,

So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa Baby, I need some electrolysis, too
I do.

I'll wait up for you dear, Santa Baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa I am being dissed.'
Cause I was born a mister and Not born a miss

Next year, I'll be really good
If you'll check off my surgery wish list

Santa Baby, I want lipo to make me look hot
Why not? Been an angel all year, Santa Baby,

So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa, Honey, one little thing
I really need, indeed

Round trip tickets on an airline,

Santa Baby.So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa Cutie, an early date for my SRS
Please check.

Kunaporn will be fine, Santa Cutie,

And hurry down the chimney tonight.

After my recovery,
I'll need to change my name from Ted to Tiffany.

I really do believe in you.
Let's see if you believe in me.

Santa Baby, please remove the ding-a-ling,
By spring.

I don't want it no more, Santa Baby,

So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Hurry down the chimney tonight.

Hurry . . . Tonight

Now, this bit of silliness, courtesy of Monica Roberts, exhibits quite a bit of the "transgender" mindset, which often treats SRS as a sort of fantasy...not something one necessarily actually has, but as a sort of a fun thing to dream about. The original song is bad enough...but this is really awful. The lyrics seem to show a lack of real understanding of the realities of correction for HBS women. And the terminology seems to be right out of the autogynephile playbook. I imagine it would be a real hit at Asia SF, a San Francisco nightclub the features the finest in "gender illusionists."

Hey, the transgender can have their fantasies and their weird behavior, just as long as they leave me out of it. But that is really the heart of the problem. They keep insisting on dragging people with HBS under their little umbrella, and worse, they expect us to step to the front and be more visible.