Monday, September 14, 2009

Bilerico is at it again..

I have already written about the outrageous post by "Monica" Helms at Bilerico. In that post, Mr. Helms, an avowed non-op turned perpetual pre-op, presumes to tell post-op transsexuals when they should inform potential partners about their status. I have been following the comments, and it seems that, once again, Bilerico (and more specifically Bil Browning) are censoring those who object to the transgender silliness.

One poster in particular had her post removed for simply pointing out that Helms has not had surgery and has no business telling post-ops how to behave. Browning ignores, and actually seems to endorse, the fact that Helms (and not for the first time) is claiming that post-op transsexuals are not women.

This is not the first time that Bilerico has allowed someone, often Mr. Helms, to insult transsexuals while censoring transsexuals who object.

And I have to note that Mr. Helms new friend Suzan Cooke, who not surprisingly endorses Bilerico on her transgender web site, is absent from the debate. Instead, she is objecting to exactly the same behavior from her transgender "sister" Jasper Gregory who, ironically, engages in much the same behavior as Mr. Helms, telling transsexuals how to behave. Of course, Cooke now presumes to redefine "transgender" to suit her purposes. That allows her to ignore the simple fact that Gregory is the epitome of the transgender model. He "identifies" as a trans-woman, and according to the logic of the gender fascists, that means that he is not only a trans-woman, but is a female as well. Anyone who has seen Gregory's web site, or read his blog, or who has seen his videos, knows that he is nothing but a man. But, according to the transgender view, well...that is why they are "gender facists."

21 comments:

anoldfriend said...

Bilerico has a history of this as you pointed out.
Helms called a former poster of Bilerico a post-op "a man" and Bil defended it.

Just a bunch of gynophobic men, including Mr Helms.

As for Cooke her and helms deserve each other.

ThunderChild said...

The bit about post-op = woman is somewhat debatable. Gentic women/real girl, pick your own term and even an intersexed person with natural female genetalia will, normally have all of the support needed for that built in (muscles, mucus membranes, etc).

A post-op TS doesn't; it's a surgical facsimilie and requires external manipulation to regulate it (dilation, occasional douches, etc).

Ultimatley a transsexual is the chassis of one sex with mental development of the other and remains so even after surgical correction. I would however agree that the person is female/male.

Perhaps not what one wishes for with this condition but simply a fact of life.

And yes, diagnosed with GID in 1998.

Frostfire said...

Ignorance your name is Jennifer, using gratuitous insults, to try to prove a conjecture.

Mykell said...

Wait... Ms Helms is the "fascist" when you're insisting on using male pronouns for her and using her name in quotes?

Ariablue said...

Thunderchild is wrong. That's just common TG dogma to make themselves feel better.

Yes Helms is a sort of fascist, wanting to dictate terms to women. We don't buy it.

We are women. Deal with it.

anoldfriend said...

Actually Thunderchild your ignorance on the subject of genital reconstructive technique is second Jasper's opinion on the subject.

Looks to me like we have another Helms sock puppet. here.

Just Jennifer said...

ThunderChild, so according to your logic, a female born XX, but lacking a vagina, who is surgically corrected (that is where much of the modern surgical techniques used for SRS came from) would, according to you, also not be a woman because they lack all of the support for their vagina. Now, I have seen some ridiculous attempts to deny me my status, but this one takes the cake. Especially given that you are willing to grant that one is female...just not a woman. And while you were diagnosed with GID, when did you have surgery? Oh wait, I suspect you haven't. Well, for what it is worth, I have had my surgery, but my therapist chose to not impose the label GID on me. She did not feel that my gender identity was a disorder.

Just Jennifer said...

Frostfire, pointing out the truth is not a gratuitous insults. Calling someone ignorant because you disagree with them is.

Just Jennifer said...

Well Mykell, Mr. Helms is a male, both physically, and mentally. You see, this may come as a shock to you, but the idea that someone becomes a female, just because they claim they are a female, or a woman, just because the claim they are a woman, is wrong. And yes, Mr. Helms is quite the gender fascist. He has been trying to impose his views on people for some time, and insists on labeling people as transgender against their will. He has earned that title, and is, in my opinion, the leading one.

Stephanie W said...

The arguments of ThunderChild and those like her always strike me as curious. Do they inveigh against ALL surgery? Surely they should. Is my mother to be criticised, dismissed as less than a woman, less than fully human, because her hip joints have been replaced by "surgical facsimiles"? Most surgery involves repairing, reconstructing, removing or replacing body parts. Why argue against SRS when exactly the same argument used by ThunderChild could be used against a thousand other surgical procedures? And why argue at all when the whole purpose of any surgery is to ease suffering and improve quality of life? If it does that then it is justified and all the talk about "support" and "regulation" is simply irrelevant.

Zoe Brain said...

I consider Monica a good friend. She's a decent human being. I know of no higher compliment.

I also respect much of what Just Jennifer has written, and agree with some of it at times. Not all, maybe not even most, but she makes me think.

I always despised the silly male dominance games boys played - and still do as men. But you know what? I also despised the cattiness some groups of girls showed to any other gal not in their "in-group".

Just Jennifer said...

Zoe, that is certainly your right, but to be honest, I consider Helms to be an arrogant jerk who spends his time insulting post-ops and trying to impose his own issues on them.

Ariablue said...

This isn't about an in-group. There really are men out there lying and pretending to be something they are not. We as women do not have to accept them.

And that is our right.

anoldfriend said...

I read Helms's writings and I can't help but notice Helms doesn't vibe as a woman. I've met Helms face to face and spoken with Helms, again doesn't vibe as a woman.

Ariablue is right there are Men who Pretend to be TS or even TG.

anoldfriend said...

Taken from Mr. Helms last post on that thread.
""Woman" is a social construct based on a human being's gender expression that appears on the feminine side of the scale.

"Female" is a biological term based on the internal and external attributes that have been scientifically established over centuries.

All transsexual women are indeed women, so the rumors to what I believe are totally wrong. MtF crossdressers are also considered women when they present that way.

However, all, but a few transsexuals and all MtF crossdressers are NOT female. That is an undeniable truth. Do you have pelvic bone with a birth channel? It is okay to say you are a "woman," but don't try to convince people you are "female.""

Your the Man Helms.

anoldfriend said...

SO who made this faggot the athority on all that is male and female.

Cat Kisser said...

Helms is actually full of crap on the whole skeletal issue as well. A transsexual priestess of Cybele lay on a shelf for over 20 years in Great Britain tagged female until someone did a DNA test....

Human pelvic structure is far from easily "sexed" by bones alone.

Cat Kisser said...

Zoe, I have a lot of respect for you but one thing Helms is not is a decent human being. I've met Helms, had Helms come at me sexually like a drunken sailor on leave, had Helms attempt and often succeed at having me banned from almost all trans activist venues for over a decade and then, when Ethan St. Pierre and I organized the only LGBt Karina relief fund, tried to take credit for that as well. Helms has used every dirty trick in the book to openly sabotage my efforts at trans housing and openly attacked me on religious grounds. Helms is a monster in my book, a mentally ill one who hates post corrected women with a passion.

Ariablue said...

Cat's totally right. I've met the same sorts of people and I know exactly what she is talking about.

This type of person does not deserve the benefit of the doubt that we give to the merely eccentric, the genderqueer, or anyone else who is simply living differently than most.

There are certain mentally ill people who mix in with the rather harmless transgender crowd and use that status as cover. I've been assaulted before, Cat's been assaulted, and I know other women personally that have too.

The problem is that these sociopaths know how to manipulate people's goodwill, and they will continue to brand all transgender as dangerous mentally ill people as long as nobody in the transgender world questions their absolute authority.

It is up to the transgender to eject those dangerous people from their midst.

Just Jennifer said...

Thanks for mentioning Helms' ridiculous comment. It was worthy of an article of its on.

Just Jennifer said...

No, Helms is most certainly not a woman. And he knows he is not, and will never be, one. I think that is at the heart of a lot of his hatred.