Crossroads

One of the falsehoods perpetrated on us by the militant transgender is that we have a common enemy, and common interests. As patently ridiculous as that seems to the post-transition man or woman, it is a powerful threat to those who are beginning their treatment or are in the process, along the way. This sort of fearmongering needs a stern response.

The hard core transgender took the gay brush and tarred everyone with it. They tried to make us a part of their world in the collective consciousness. We did not ask to be turned politically gay by these imposters. If there is confusion it rests solely upon the shoulders of those who took it upon themselves to speak for anyone and everyone they thought they could use for their own ends.

But 20 years later, with the transgender fad fading quickly, their propaganda campaign is a dismal failure. Academics may have succeeded in changing the way people use a term or two, but the underlying concepts remain steadfast in people’s minds. People believe that sex determines who we are, and our physical bodies determine our sex. This bedrock principle will not be moved by pseudo-intellectual spiels, nor will it change due to the rantings of a crazed few on the internet.

The good news for those born with transsexual syndrome is that the public by and large understands your condition. Complete inside and out comprehension is not required for empathy, contrary to the lies spread by the militant TG’s. It is enough that people see and understand the pain you are going through, and the happiness that follows when you are cured. This is the only message that the rest of society needed to hear before they got the idea. This is how all the laws were changed for us in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Our birth certificates being handled in 48 states before the advent of the transgender fluffery is testament to this fact.

So take heart, and move forward secure in the knowledge that people are not out to get you. There are always going to be small-minded people somewhere who fear what they don’t understand. It would be the height of foolishness to run your life trying to appease an ignorant person that you don’t even know, wouldn’t it? These sorts of things mainly exist in our minds to give form to our own self doubt. But if you are in the process of treating your condition, I probably don’t have to tell you this. Most of us who went through that came to our own conclusions about these things, and moved past them. It is the process of reestablishing self-worth, for those who need it. If you haven’t done so yet, just know that there is a place beyond where you are now. Don’t let others cheat you out of that happy life you deserve.

Time Marches On

The public world of human interaction reflects the private world of our minds in synergy. Just as a person treating their ills moves through a process, so do groups treating social ills. Right now we who were born with transsexual syndrome are in the process of ejecting the transgender invaders from our space. This is a major change from the last two decades of unchecked transgender aggression. We have arrived at a crossroads.

Those who continue to appease an implacable enemy truly are not friends, as Susan has said on her blog. There can be no compromise with the kind of aggression committed against us. Compromise in this case is collaboration, and it benefits the enemy. And make no mistake, those who act against us in the name of transgender do so not out of misguided kindness, or dedication to some grand utopian dream, but for the most selfish reasons imaginable. It is not we who have defined this enemy; they do it themselves through their own actions.

This isn’t about who gets to be the head tranny in charge, or what label to adopt in a continuing trans war. I’ve watched this silliness for some time now and it looks exactly like what the TG’s do. Nobody is interested in the cliquishness of the past, or in raising up yet another petty tyrant in gender country. That world is evaporating even as I write this.

Some people at this crossroads have not decided which path to take, while others have seen the route and have started on their way. Some people have one foot in the past, and the other in the present. Others have one foot in the present and the other stepping toward the future. The two viewpoints are not compatible. But we can all decide for ourselves which way suits us best.

The two paths themselves are quite different. There is a divide a mile wide and a mile deep between them, and the contrast could not be more stark. There is no room to play both sides.

Where do you stand?

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11 Responses to Crossroads

  1. catkisser says:

    The problem with fighting evil is the temptation to use it’s tactics and then become the same.

    Susan Taylor and Leigh have adopted the tactics of the worst of the TGs….slams of someone’s religion, sexual orientation etc have zero to do with the fight to separate, once and for all TGs from classic transsexuals.

    Two people who have done more than anyone else to gather the scientific evidence in one place, Lisa and Sharon are being called TGs themselves because they allow free discussion on their boards! I’d been fighting on the front lines of this battle for over a decade and suddenly I’m not a trusted ally.

    Screw this. When those who engaged in this battle are trashed for doing so by their own side then the whole HBS thing is not much different than Helms and Sandeen show. When any minor disagreement is used to separate it’s time for me to resume my feminism and say a pox on all trans everything. It’s times like this I’m damn glad I discovered I was born intersexed, not transsexed. I can walk away from all of it and I am doing so.

    My own womanhood is unquestioned among those the TGs hate the most, radfems so why should I stick around to be trashed by both sides? Taylor and Leigh and JustJennifer have reduced what was a winning war of ideas and facts to one of name calling…..screw that, they just surrendered the high ground I spent a decade defending.

  2. anoldfriend says:

    Cathryn;
    I think you need to decide what battle you are fighting.

    It’s clear what battle Leigh and Susan are fighting. Letting a bunch of middle aged TVs and CDs Define what our birth condition is and supposedly speak for us is patently wrong.
    I really don’t care what tactics are used to discredit those people I don’t want to end up being lumped in with the gays. In case anybody here has forgotten our condition is not about sexual orientation or even gender identity, it’s about correcting a physical birth defect, and moving on to live some semblance of a normal life.

  3. catkisser says:

    No, it’s not at all clear what “battle” Leigh and Susan are fighting because their homophobia and right wing natures trump common sense over and over and they expect me to sign on to any random homophobic remark they make blindly……and that I won’t do. I stayed on the moral high ground at a great personal cost all along and to me, the means are as important as the ends because I like to like the person I see in the mirror each morning.

    I totally agree that we should not be linked to the GLB movement in any fashion other than you have to leave room for those who are on our side who are lesbians or bi-sexuals to join that fight as lesbians and bi-sexuals if you want a rational movement that wins over hearts and minds….which we were doing finally before this crap. Ten f*%&ing years I spent changing the dialogue and finally making headway quietly in places I don’t discuss online, places of power and influence only to have these two blow it like six year olds having a temper tantrum.

    I know what battle I was fighting, recognition that transsexuality is a neurological natal form of intersexuality totally separate from transgenderism….period. Not a war on gay men and lesbian women, not a loyality oath based on “sisterhood” from being born with a random birth condition…. I stayed out of an interpersonal conflict because I thought both sides were being asses…..that was what set Taylor and Leigh against me. Pretty much exposes what their agenda is.

    And if you are who I think you are you blew it too with that stupid nasty email to Bil Browning when I had just about privately won him over.

    I am not a homophobe and if playing one blindly is the cost of them joining me in the fight I fought mostly alone all those years, then I’m back to being an army of one. I do not want the association, which was broken by them first…on Susan’s blog for the crime of not blindly defending them being homophobic.

  4. ariablue says:

    Cat’s essays were among the first on the internet that I read that reflected how I felt about this topic. She has great insight into the situation and spoke the truth when no one else was willing to step forward. What has happened to her at the hands of various TG individuals is horrible, and undeserved.

    I don’t believe that the poking fun at sexuality is directed at actual women who have transitioned. What I see in the “TS lesbian” remark is a jab at those crossdressers who pretend to be something they are not. I think it’s important to remember the subject of all the ire, and that is those among the transgender who are doing the identity theft.

    There is a trick I’ve seen employed by TG proselytizers. It goes like this: pretend to be something, like a “transbian”. Then start a fight with real transsexual women. Then go running to the GLBT crying “homophobia” and “Nazi”. Rinse and repeat.

    I don’t know how much of that experience is leaking into this argument between Susan and Sharon and Lisa. Or just how far the insults are supposed to go. Maybe that will be determined by who people reveal themselves to be through their actions.

    What also makes the situation difficult is the constant theme of mistrust that accompanies these discussions, because the specter of transgenderism hangs over every discussion like the pall of death. It’s unnerving. And it’s enough to make anyone paranoid. That’s something people need to find a way to get past at some point.

    I hope that these things will be cleared up eventually, as sometimes tempers can flare and things can be said in the heat of the moment. Susan is well capable of speaking for herself, so I’ll wait to hear more from her rather than try to put words in her mouth. I hear she doesn’t like that, lol =)

    It’s just something I am wary of every time I hear these accusations. Fighting is often times an unnecessary result of mistrust and misunderstanding. But sometimes fighting is also the only way to bring resolution. Actions have a way of cutting through everything, so we’ll see.

    I believe one can have any sexual orientation and still be a woman =) I think Susan has said the same thing on her blog. I don’t think anyone here is interested in starting a new LGBT brandname for submission to the collective either. Given that everyone involved says they are against the TG paradigm, it should be easy to see where everyone stands. Susan has described that line, and I agree with her.

    No compromise.

  5. anoldfriend says:

    Cathryn;
    A few points here,

    1. You would have never won Bil Browning over on anything, that is just the reality of things.
    Browning allowed his pet tranny Monica Helms to call me you and everyone else who transitioned men. I am sorry to say you are dead wrong if you thought you could change his mind, you were just entertainment for him.
    I would also ask if you “think” you know who I am please keep it to yourself.
    I am sick to death of the threats and attacks from the nutcases in the queer left.

    2. I have been following your battle for well over a decade now, I even signed your petition which I have found much to my dismay you didn’t really promote that much.

    3. What turns many of us off and what is keeping many of us from uniting on several issues is a very simple thing.
    Many of us are not offended by who someone has chosen to sleep with or call their partner. What many of us are offended with is how some, and I include you have turned your sexual orientation into some kind of political battering ram. I personally get sick and tired of hearing about it. It is exhibitionistic and when carried to it’s extreme it’s anti-social. I feel the same way about insecure heterosexuals who must use their sexuality in a similar manner.

  6. catkisser says:

    Dyssonance, go f yourself. You declared yourself a sociopath and I’m inclined to take you at your word on that.

  7. Leigh says:

    A homophobe … hmmm

    Websters : irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals

    So this is what, a one way street? I am supposed to accept in my life their disgusting and often misognyistic remarks yet I am not allowed to speak back in the same fashion?

    Let me make myself perfectly clear on this subject!

    I am against gay marriage because of the affiliation forced on transsexuals by the LGBT which puts transsexuals firmly in the gay camp and by association makes our marriages same sex in the eyes of the public. Want to change my views on that? Remove transsexuality from the GLBT. Make it clear that being transsexual is NOT necessarily a gay issue.

    Homosexuals may NOT speak for me! If they do then I will be openly hostile toward them. If you want to call that homophobic, then you are misusing the word and it’s meaning. I have no irrational fear of them and no aversion to them. However my level of discimination toward them WILL be in the same measure that they discriminate and against me. You want to end that? quit with the discrimination!

    You want me to not be “homophobic”, quit telling me that I am transgender, that I have to be in the homosexual group.

    Homophobia is just another club word. The thing I find disgusting is that a women of transsexual history and high priestess who consistantly slams the transgender construct, which is firmly embedded within the LGB, has the gaul to classify other women of history as homphobics for speaking out against what is in fact the core of the transgender movement, the LGB. How she thinks she can speak against one without speaking against the other is a total mystery.

    I find it interesting that websters has no definition for “Heterophobia” … but if it did Cathryn .. you would rate!

    By the way… You forgot racist! .. and bigot!

    Leigh

  8. Leigh says:

    “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

    (Matthew 6:14-15)

    Women it seems are exempt!

  9. A N says:

    Powerful piece with a strong start and a sensible finish. I am not sure about “transsexual syndrome”, I think perhaps the transgenders tend to suffer from “transsexual syndrome” thinking they are a medical treatment rather than human. I would reserve “transsexual syndrome” for the people who seem to think being “transsexual” is an identity.

  10. A N says:

    Women will be women, men will be men, transsexuals will be transsexuals as long as that is where their heads are at.

  11. anoldfriend says:

    Cathryn;
    There should always be room for forgiveness. If you feel strongly about your religion and truly feel the Goddess working through you than whatever anyone says about your religion it should not offend or sway your faith, because you have the Goddess in your heart.

    The truth needs no defense.

    For everyone else;
    You ether support what the TGs are doing or you don’t.

    If you want to be less than a woman a hyphenated woman a
    Woman-borne transsexual
    Transsexual-woman
    transgender-woman
    an HBS-woman
    A woman- of operative history.

    You get the idea, then you are less than a woman.
    And that is how society will see you.