Thursday, October 21, 2010

Huh?

"Autumn" Sandeen has an article on Pam's House Blend called "Conflating Gay And Trans -- And More Religious Right Fear Mongering About It."  I have to say, I am a bit puzzled.


I mean, isn't that the whole idea?  I mean, what did the transgender extremists think would happen when they forcibly joined LGB to T?  Did they think that the Religious Right wouldn't assume that "transgender" was just another form of gay?


Oh, I know the idea is supposed to be something about "sexual minorities," which is why some try to add even more letters.  Like "I" for intersexed, and two "Q's" for queer and questioning.  And some want to add another "T" for transsexual.  And an "A" for asexual, an "O" for omnisexual, and a "P" for pansexual.  I can think of a few other "sexual minorities that would not be so welcome, so that idea sort of falls apart quickly.


But back to the point.  What did Sandeen think was going to happen when he dressed up in Navy drag and chained himself to the White House fence in support of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."  Even he is not so extremist that he thinks that trying to get "transgender people" able to serve openly is a valid cause.  He was there is support of gays, lesbians and bisexuals.  That sort of makes it more likely that he will be perceived as a gay male by many.


And then he has the audacity to wonder why people with HBS want no part of transgender?  We simply want to live our lives as women.  Not as men who become women, not as women who used to be women, and certainly not perceived as gay men who just got carried away.  But that is exactly how the transgender movement causes us to be perceived. 

2 comments:

Aria said...

It's more of the same old tactics that aren't working any more. Trying to scare post ops into thinking we simply must stay with the trannies or we are dooooomed because everyone thinks we are the same. Oh, the humanity!

It's funny how the commentors on that post talk about all the blatant fear mongering by "the right" and the bigots, etc. without even mentioning the fear mongering by the author, Sandeen. lol too funny!

It would help their deception if Sandeen didn't openly go around telling all the bigots that we are the same. When you stoke a fire, and then tell people to fear the fire, you lose a teensy bit of credibility in the process.

Just Jennifer said...

This is a good point. I can remember when even religious conservatives could understand that transsexualism is not a choice, that it is a medical issue, and that for those rare few who have the condition, it is justified. Now, in many people's minds, we are just another form of gay.

And the transgender extremists wonder why we want no part of their little club.