The audacity of transgender activists never fails to amaze me. But the recent actions of "Megan" Stabler really takes the cake. Stabler, who is the current token "trannie" at the Human Rights Campaign married a woman in Texas by claiming to be a man, even though Stabler has had sex reassignment surgery. I normally, with certain specific exceptions, treat post-ops as their target sex, but I will respect Mr. Stabler's apparent wishes, and refer to him as a male.
The story was first broken by the San Diego LGBT Weekly under the completely bizarre headline:
This, of course, is typical TG double-talk. It always amuses me that while the TG extremists make a big deal about how "sex is between the legs, gender is between the ears," they also attempt to imply that gender "changes" with transition." Gender is immutable. You are born with a brain wired male, or one wired female. You can change your gender expression, and your sex, to match your gender, or to be contrary. Transgender people change their gender expression to the opposite of their inherent gender, and transsexuals move to conform to their true gender. Transgender generally wish to remain their birth sex, as this enhances their transgression of gender, but their are exceptions. Stabler appears to be one of those cases.
The fact that Stabler is with HRC goes a long way towards explaining this travesty. There is a common, but erroneous belief among transgender people that a hierarchy exists with post-ops at the pinnacle. Of course, this is based, in part, on the insistence that transsexuals must accept assimilation under the transgender umbrella. While some true transsexuals do identify as transgender, many, perhaps most, do not.
Stabler has made a choice, and it will be the policy of this blog to refer to him with male pronouns. He has legally identified as male, and that is how he will be referred to. I generally refer, with very rare exceptions to post-op MTF transsexuals as women. Stabler will be one of those exceptions.
I should also note that "Autumn" Sandeen is defending Stabler's outrageous behavior as something done in support of "marriage equality." Of course, ultimately, it is not. It harms both the cause of same-sex marriage, and that of true transsexuals. It makes a mockery of changes to birth certificates, and it provide ammunition to the Religious Right.
Oh well, as I say, transgender idiocy knows no limits.....