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“Gender-Critical” Extremists Encouraging Men To Undress In Women’s Restrooms.

24 Feb

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(EDITORIAL NOTE BY ME AUGUST 2018: Shit this predates the whole #ManFriday garbage by almost two years)

As of the writing of this article, there are over 40 bills targeting transgender individuals being voted on in various states. This is despite having zero justification to do so, as transgender protection laws lead to no increase in crime. In response, a group of self-identified “gender-critical” activists has been encouraging men to undress around children and women. What sort of men would do this sort of grotesque predatory exhibition, what could possibility be their motivation?

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Gender-criticals don’t care, as long as you say you hate trans folks. Just ask gender-critical convicted pedophile Nelson Garcia, who rants all day about the evils of transgender bathroom use on his sad little blog.

gendercriticaltoiletTERF2…and still fantasizing about men having sex with little boys

Anyway, these men acting out their creepy predatory fantasies out of some perverse sense of righteousness does nothing to test or examine the laws in place. These men were ejected, the laws work the way they were intended. And yet these creeps turn around and continue scaremongering based on the actions of their own protesters.

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If that isn’t repulsive enough, they are also attempting to goad their children into illegal acts of sexual assault.

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Astonishing.

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There Were No “Men Thinking They’re Napoleon” – Debunking Anti-Trans Armchair Psych

26 Dec

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Inevitably, when trans folks existence gets mentioned online, the topic gets bombarded with folks throwing out half-remembered medical/psychological diagnoses about what is “really” going on. Now, armchair philosophy isn’t exclusive to topics related to trans stuff by any means, or is it any less annoying or hostile. I’ve just observed enough that I found common patterns I want to address/de-construct directly.

Also, a reminder that if someone online is claiming to be a professional and throwing around dismissive and pathological implications of your behavior and what medical/psychological measures you “should” be taking to address them, that is very likely a violation of their professional license.

That said, for starters, I actually kind of love when people start throwing this one around: because it proves their knowledge of psychology begins and ends with Bugs Bunny:

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That’s not a thing. “Men who think they were Napoleon” was never a thing. Ever.

It’s a frequently cited example of classic 19th century “schizophrenia” symptoms, but has no actual recorded documentation of such. On page 604 of William James’ 1890 treatise Principles Of Psychology, he describes instances of hypnotizing men to believe they are Napoleon (amongst other things), but only temporarily. It was also used an early-20th century comedy trope misrepresenting the Adlerian concept “Napoleon Complex”. It’s referenced in cartoons, Laurel and Hardy shorts, and even used as a prominent character trait for one of the antagonists in John Steinbeck’s classic story Of Mice And Men. Ironically, Napoleon Complex itself also been proven not to be a thing. Hell, Napoleon wasn’t even particularly short for his time.

But, nine times out of ten, the reason people think it is a thing is because of this:

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The classic 1956 Bugs Bunny cartoon “Napoleon Bunny-Part” more or less established this concept to mainstream audiences. And, hilariously, you see people reference it like they are citing a case study.

This sort of stuff, however, I don’t have quite the sense of humor for:

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Comparisons between gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia are inevitable, and always bunk. They aren’t clasified the same, they aren’t treated the same, and they do not respond to the same treatments. Conflation of the two is also very dangerous, because many trans folks experience dysmorphic disorders (eating disorders, self-harm ideations) that need to be treated separately. Also, reminder that Paul McHugh is a domestic terrorist hack and considered a laughingstock by his peers and pretty much anyone but the anti-trans right wing.

Anyway, the “really not thinking this through” award goes to this sort of crap:

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So, like, how do folks that propose this think this will work? First of all, it’s actually kind of difficult to get committed to a state mental hospital, without police or family escort. Unless you are considered an immediate threat to yourself or someone else, such places are actually reluctant to take folks in, because of costs. For that, these religous right dweebs can thank their idol Ronald Reagan. The idea that politically inconvenient folks can be mass-boarded in mental asylums away from the sight of “decent” people like in a Victorian Novel hasn’t been a thing for decades.

Speaking of cost, who would be paying for this? I thought these sort of dweebs were small government/no-taxation without representation don’t tread on me types?

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Right now, even as underfunded as they are, the average yearly cost per state to run their institutional hospitals is over $188,000. By comparison, even though data is limited, the cost for transgender health care is looking like around $77,000 a year (and this data is from an extremely liberal area). Opponents trot out the expense of surgery, but there’s only a handful of surgeons that even take insurance. Many of the well-known surgeons popular for their pioneering techniques do not. Yes, more surgeons will likely be emerging in the future, but what folks that aren’t trans may not be aware of is that word-of-mouth is a huge influence on doctor choice. Many of us forego insurance covered doctors for others with better recommendations. Coverage costs have always sailed way under predictions every time for this and other reasons.

And yeah, I’m definitely putting more thought into this than any of them are. I’m sure someone is gonna diagnose me with something or other for that. Feel free to do so in the comments I guess.

“STONEWALL WAS BY/FOR WHITE PEOPLE!” – #DropTheT Author Complains To Far-Right Website @FDRLST

9 Nov

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(EDITORIAL NOTE BY ME CIRCA AUGUST 2018: Oh shit, shout out to the time I literally burned this motherfucker’s website to the ground. What fun.)

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that The Assimilationists are at it again. Someone got really, really mad about Roland Emmerich’s terrible new Stonewall movie tanking and started a change dot org petition about it. Seriously. Then they staged an “anonymous” softball interview on far-right thinkpiece site The Federalist to complain about that. Give it up, Roland, your movie fucking blows.

According to “Clayton”, it’s the fault of the transgender movement that Emmerich’s terrible, terrible Stonewall movie flopped. Also apparently the “transgender movement” is the only reason Germaine Greer, famous for authoring a pedophile grooming manual, is considered controversial. Also blah blah blah someone’s still holding a torch for the stupid RuPaul/”tranny” debate from Spring 2014… how gauche.

So, first of all, that Stonewall movie is godawful. Even white gay guys agree. Nobody needs to insert “straight-acting” gay men into “historical” movies anymore, this isn’t the 90s. It’s pandering and insulting. It’s an appeal to respectability and catering to a demographic that honestly is no longer meaningful post-Ellen, post-Will and Grace, and post-RuPaul’s Drag Race, etc. At least to everyone outside the imagination of the petition author.

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This sort of mamby pamby “straight acting” Log Cabin assimilationist bullshit has in reality done little to advance gay rights. This change.org petition comes from the same mentality as Gay Pride Whoppers and Rainbow Snack Chips. Many of us in the gay community consider it cloying and insulting to our intelligence. Which is funny because the author claims to be a left-leaning socialist with feminist leanings, while also gushing fondly about the attention his petition received from MRGays like Milo Yiannopolos and white-supremacists.

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In summary, as a personal remark to the petition author: how dare you. I’ve been out over 20 years myself, as bisexual and shortly afterwards about my struggle with gender dysphoria. I’ve been disallowed from donating blood my entire adult life because of the same shitty bans that gay men experience; transitioning didn’t change that. I grew up in a state where being gay was illegal until my mid-20s, casting a shadow on many of my formative sexual experiences; transitioning didn’t change that. During that time, I witnessed police crackdowns on drag bars where I worked and was dramatically shaken by the brutal “gay panic” murder of a local fellow drag queen/transsexual. Transitioning didn’t change that.

But hey, you insist there is a line to be drawn between you and I, and I’m inclined to agree. You may have been a “socialist” and “radical” at some point, but now you’re at best you’re a useless bougie liberal prop for the status quo, and I am and will always be a bigger faggot than you ever will.

Drop that.

 

UNAPOLOGETIC, By Anne Tagonist, Volume Three, 08/02, Trans Activist Zine From My Collection

30 Jun

I mentioned on my detransition post on this blog that I had met trans activist Anne Tagonist. She was a regular at a queer punk get together (Queerwad) at Monkeywrench Books (a staunchly anti-TERF venue) that I attended with my boyfriend at the time during the Fall of 2002.

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Well, she wound up giving me this zine in particular, which I scanned a while back for a post in an online trans group, but figure I should go ahead and put it out there for a wider audience. It covers a lot of discussions still going on now with the trans community despite being written 13 years ago. It’s pretty amazing stuff, and a valuable piece of our history. Enjoy.

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A Master-Post Of Gendercrits Appealing to The Homophobic Religious Right #TERF #TERFLogic

2 Jun

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Figured this might be a worthwhile resource to put out there. Gendercrits have quite a few heinous tricks up their sleeve: a penchant for internet blackface, faking intersex status, siding with pedophiles, mocking cultural third gender people in a clearly white-supremacist manner, etc. That really shouldn’t be surprising at this point; it’s what their movement is all about. I just find it fascinating that their crowd, while championing some sort of utopia free from gender, aligns so frequently and so easily with the repressive far-right. I recently found myself on the recieving end of this, when my birth name, an ancient photo of me, and complete fabrications about my sexual orientation were passed along to a homophobic blogger to display for his 80,000 followers:

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I’m not a self-proclaimed anything, much less a “translesbian”.

It doesn’t really matter that Robert Stacy McCain‘s 80K strong Twitter fanbase is almost entirely spambots… although it bears repeating that Robert Stacy McCain is so sad and pathetic that his Twitter fanbase is almost entirely spambots. It’s vexing, but I’ll get over it, that Gender Fatigue has to paint me as claiming to be lesbian (which I never have) and insisting that I’m a heterosexual man (which at no point in my adult life have I ever been) in order to re-contextualize my concerns with their support of right-wing homophobes. It’s just particularly damning that the homophobic religious far-right seems to be so easily at their beck and call… almost as if their own rules are meaningless. They certainly don’t seem to have any ideological consistency when it comes to what is and isn’t a slur-

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So just figured I’d dump off screencaps I’ve collected over the years of gendercrits championing the religious right. Either by sharing articles from right wing sources or outright advocating for them. Further reference can be found in my “About That ‘250 Cases Of Transgender Violence'” article. This will probably use this as a resource in further, more elaborate articles. But for now, without further ado-

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A Quick Note On The Statistics Of “Post-Surgery Trans Regret”

2 Jun

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Just figured I’d drop this off here while it was still on my mind. It’s a pretty common argument among decidedly anti-trans circles to bring up the daunting spectre of “trans regret”. I’m not gonna say it’s not a thing (because it is), and I’m not gonna say it isn’t tragic (because it is), but I will say that damn near everything that crowd is trying to sell you about it is a flat out lie.

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In the real world, modern studies track surgery satisfaction rates as just short of 98%, which is  probably a better satisfaction rating than most of the people you buy stuff from on eBay on a regular basis. Hell, it’s significantly better (80%) than the satisfaction rate of prostate cancer surgery patients, many of whom are also filled with regret.

And yeah, like pointed out above, the oft-quoted statistic of post-operative transsexuals attempting suicide 20x the amount of non-trans individuals falls apart the minute you do the math. You have to, you know, completely and conveniently ignore the absolutely epidemic amount of suicidal ideation in the trans community in general.

Also, Paul McHugh is a fucking hack and you should be ashamed of yourself to quote him. He was also an ideological accomplice to Operation Rescue and the murder of George Tiller, which bears repeating forever. Dude is a literal fucking terrorist.

But, you know, that crowd is usually pretty science, math and general reality adverse. Gotta push that narrative.

There’s A New Racist Violent Fake-Intersex Gendercrit Trans In Town, And He’s Gonna Make Us Pay.

23 May

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How long has it been since I wrote about racist asshole Mark Angelo Cummings? Gosh it’s been forever, and boy have times changed. First of all, apparently he’s intersex now, on top of his appropriation of Native American two-spirit spirituality:

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Wait, deep voice? But just five years ago Mark was claiming that he was a natural soprano and that he lost his high-pitched voice from hormone therapy:

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Have I mentioned yet that he is racist? Because Mark (Maritza?) Angelo Cummings is super racist. Also apparently he has Aspergers now too because why not. It’s not like he’s literally the flippant identity-politics nightmare he claims other trans folks are, appropriating whatever label reinforces his special snowflake status:

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Anyways, Mark is officially gendercrit now, a turn of events I literally prophesied back in August. And of course like all the others, he somehow can’t detransition because “reasons”:

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This sort of shit is predictable as clockwork; abusive, disgraced, socially conservative, frequently white-supremacist talking heads taking up this mantle to deflect criticism. Because the gendercrit movement will literally forgive any violence as long as the victim is born-male and the perpetrator screams “tranny” a lot. Pedophile sex-offenders like Nelson Garcia, homophobic straightbro eco-terrorists like Jonah P Mix; hell Mark isn’t even the gendercrit movement’s first intersex-faker.

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Now lemme take a second to say this about that. Folks are gonna twist this, but nothing going on in this article is about violent racist fake-intersex Mark Angelo Cummings being a gendercrit, TERF, whatever. Y’all can have him with my blessing. Y’all deserve each other. While I have your attention tho; I’m perfectly aware that abusive snowflakes like Mark that scream all the time about their tapestry of elaborate self-identities is not a typical example of the gendercrit movement. Although I share little in common in political stance with them, I’m not unsympathetic to their concerns; I’m not ignorant or unaware of where they are coming from. I just think the stances are intellectually dishonest to the point of insulting everyone’s intelligence and frequently hypocritical to the point where it interferes with the message. I’ve probably said a billion times that I wasn’t far off from becoming gendercrit when I detransitioned a decade ago:

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But all of this is neither here or there; have I mentioned that Mark Angelo Cummings (allegedly) beats his partners?

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Now, I admit, I said some pretty mean things about Jessica when her and Mark were together, and I really feel bad about that now because holy shit. I’m not saying what is true or not in this very personal situation (that just happened to be aired out publicly on the internet) but… Just look at the way the dude and his new girlfriend gloats about her not filing a police report…. the following is not how people typically respond to allegations of something that didn’t happen:

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Note the use of gendercrit language as a shield/validation for the (alleged) abuse. It’s awfully convenient that Mark is adopting this new gendercrit identity while he’s in the middle of grooming a new partner. It’s not like the movement is particularly isolating to trans women, and it’s not like enforced isolation of partners is a red flag symptom of (alleged) serial domestic abusers.

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And of course of course of course of course Lynna isn’t gonna be detransitioning either, because “reasons”. Even though gender dysphoria isn’t a thing, and is just misguided narcissism? Which is ok for them (but nobody else) to continue to indulge because???

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Also, as an aside, her Facebook likes are fucking hilarious.

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Anyway, this whole thing is hilarious and absurd so I’m just gonna post this and wait for good old Mark to haunt my comment section for months like he does. You know, being all “well-balanced and happy with his life unlike me” and all. Have I mentioned lately that Mark Angelo Cummings is racist?

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