It has been a while since he has made a complete ass of himself, but Bil Browning is at it again. Browning, who runs the hilariously over the top gay blog site Bilerico decided to trash Ashley Love, a post-op transsexual woman who has had the audacity to be both highly successful, and to disagree with the transgender party line. Bil is quite disgusted with the simple fact that Ms. Love will not meekly accept the label of "transgender," which he arrogantly goes out of his way to impose on Ms. Love. She does not identify that way, but Browning doesn't care. Of course the fact that she is quite articulate and is someone who is able to get her voice heard clearly sends Browning into fits of rage. How dare she disagree with him!!!!
Ms. Love speaks the truth, and this is just something that Browning will not abide. She refutes the party line, and that angers the transgender extremists, including others, such as "Autumn" Sandeen, "Monica" Helms" and "Antonia D'orsay Dyssonance." In another words, she is hated by the worst of the transgender kooks. Sounds to me like she is doing a pretty good job. About the only major transgender kook who has not viciously attacked Ms. Love is "Monica" Roberts, who has expressed issues, but is unwilling to go after her like the others because, well, Ashley is African-American. So, she only gets a little hate from Roberts. The rest of the boys are not so kind. It would be interesting to see if Ms. Love agrees with Roberts' racist rants.
But the real fun in a Bilerico post is usually in the comments, and this one is no exception. They open with a woman taking on Browning for his nastiness. A couple of transgender kooks jump her case because, like Ms. Love, she doesn't parrot the party line, and then Mr. Dyssonance himself jumps her case and tries to slam her hard. Typical. He really puts the kook in transgender kook. When dealing with that one, you simply have to remember, he is not sane, so trying to make sense of his rhetoric will only give you a headache.
After the woman who started us off puts Dyssonance in his place, one of the kooks comes back after her, shocked that she actually supports Ms. Love (it is always funny watching someone who simply cannot comprehend that anyone would not swallow the transgender party line without question).
Then another wannabe chimes in that he just can't understand why some distinguish between transgender and transsexual. He can't even muster the courage to "transition" (i.e. I would assume he means he can't bring himself to actually start crossdressing full time). There is no so blind....
Now, things start to really get interesting... Another nutcase (ironic, isn't it?) suggests that Ms. Love might be mentally ill and is just trying to get attention. Now, hold that thought....we are going to come back to it quickly. Anyway, things go back and forth about whether this person was attacking Ms. Love for being transsexual, or for not adhering to the appropriate party line.
Okay, another person takes Browning to task of his nastiness and actually does a pretty good job of putting him in his place. This brings the wrath of "Monica" Helms, one of the most extreme of the extremists. Now, Helms lets us know that he does not like Ms. Love, but he also takes a swat at Browning, who has actually put him him his place for acting the fool. Helms is too nasty for even Browning.
Things continue in this manner for a bit, and someone speaks up for Ms. Love, pointing out that she speaks for transsexuals, who are being somewhat oppressed by the transgender extremists which angers Mr. Dyssonance, He is not going to tolerate anyone trying to slip the yoke of being labeled as a transgender. In another words, he is a classic gender fascist. A few comments later, he attacks someone for pointing out that Ms. Love is not transgender, and that calling her such is "misgendering" her. In this case, I would have to agree. Of course, Mr. Dyssonance is having none of that.
A few comments later, things take a surreal turn. Helms, who has one of the most overinflated egos among the transgender kooks, picks up on the idea that Ms. Love is trying to get attention, making a comment about how she "is trying to force herself into the spotlight." Now, given both Helms' behavior, and that of his brother-in-arms "Autumn" Sandeen, that is downright hilarious. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...
And so it goes.... I am a little surprised that Browning had the good sense to stay out of the comments. It must have been hard for him to refrain from moderating all those people taking him to task for being such a jerk....