Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Brynn" Tannehill, Please Try To Keep Up

As part of maintaining this blog, I occasionally check the statistics, one of which is a list that shows how people get here.  This morning, I noticed several readers had arrived from a link on an article on the Huffington Post.  At first, I thought perhaps it was a link to a comment I made.  I was a bit surprised to find it was actually a remark in an article by "Brynn" Tannehill, about a post I made yesterday, entitled, appropriately enough, The TG Crowd Is Not Going To Like This....  Clearly, I was correct on that one.  Unfortunately, Mr. Tannehill doesn't quite get it....

Okay, let's being with Mr. Tannehill's comment...
The trans community has its own deep internal divisions, with some individuals working hard to marginalize anyone who doesn't express their "transness" in a way they approve of.
This is the quote that he links to my article.  There is so much wrong here...

  • First off, Mr. Tannehill, I am not a part of the trans community.  Not even remotely.  If you took a few minutes to bother to read my posts you would have seen this.  I am not a member of your community, and in fact, I am very much opposed to it.
  • Since I am not a part of your community, my statement does not represent a division, deep or internal.  It represents outside opposition.  I am not transgender, and I would thank you to recognize that in the future.
  • I am not working hard to marginalize anyone.  Mr. Robledo has done an excellent job of marginalizing himself.
  • Personally, I could not care less how someone expresses their "transness."  What is at issue in this case, as it is in yours, is a man, falsely claiming to be a woman.  Women, for example, do not stand to pee.  That is classic transvestite.  And let's look at your case.  You claim you are a "woman" but you had a long and successful career as a man.  You clearly had no issues that affected your ability to enter and successfully complete the program at the U.S. Naval Academy, one of the toughest schools in the country. It was only after you had had a successful life as a male (albeit, I am sure with a bit of crossdressing on the side) that you rather suddenly decided that you preferred you little hobby to your male life.  This is typical of what is commonly referred to as autogynephilia.  In another words, you are a man with a very strong fetish, not a woman.  I'll even bet you have promised your wife that you will not have surgery...
  • If Mr. Robedo was a woman, it would not matter whether I, or anyone else approves, but the isn't...and nothing will change that.
So, please, don't go making statements like you made here in the future.  You should have better reading comprehension than that.  And the classic "gender fascist" game of ignoring people's desire to be left out of the "trans community" is getting kind of lame,

6 comments:

Kristen Marie (Kryss) Shane, MSW, LSW, LMSW said...

Curious as to what you're talking about... you used the wrong name and the wrong pronouns. In addition, you spent a whole lot of space on something you claim isn't important to you. I guess it's because, according to you, you "could care less."

Just Jennifer said...

I'm sorry... Is my level of writing above your understanding? If I used the wrong name for someone, it is because the media misrepresented it. As to pronouns, I recently wrote an entire article on that topic. In the case of both Mr. Robedo, and Mr. Tannehill, it is my understanding that both are, shall we say, intact males. And in both cases, I see no reason to consider either of them anything other than men. And as to my supposed claim that it isn't important to me, that is a hoot. Well, admittedly, I made a typo, now corrected (a grammar flame? How trite...) but you missed my point. I don't care how someone expresses their transness. In fact, I think that has to be one of the silliest things I have heard in a while. It sums up, rather succinctly, the idiocy of the whole transgender farce. I could care less about that, but I do care about the issue at hand, which is a bunch of extremists trying to force their idiocy on society.

There, does that clear things up for you? If not, I'm sorry...might I suggest a remedial reading course?

Anne A. said...

Kristen Marie (Kryss) Shane, MSW, LSW, LMSW

You spent a lot telling us about who you are in your username. One could deduce from your username you have insecurity issues and in order to feel revelant you must trot out all those certifications / degrees etc.

This kind of behavior is typical of a very insecure person.
So for someone who spent so much space telling US who YOU are, you have little room to make such comments about Jennifer's post.

Tell me something
Kristen Marie (Kryss) Shane, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Do yo get out much?

Just Jennifer said...

ROTFL! Good point Anne.

Anne A. said...

I work in an industry where practical knowledge and experience are worth more than all the wallpaper a woman can get from a university. So when we see all that postscript after someone's name the BS meter is fir into the red side of the scale. They usually cannot carry out their tasks in a productive and timely way, they often look for people to cover for them and when necessary they back stab and shift blame. In short they are long on talk, and short on real talent.

Anne

Just Jennifer said...

Yes, and it is kind of funny because it is all rather redundant. An MSW is a degree...a Master of Social Work, an LSW is the license granted to those with a bachelor's degree, and an LMSW os someone who has a masters degree who is licensed. All the license really means is that you can bill insurance.