It’s nice to see a publication stand up to bullying by TG glitterati for once instead of cowering in fear and issuing hasty apologies and retractions. (Thanks to Cat and Just Jennifer for pointing this out!) It has already been blogged by Jennifer and commented on by Cat over at Pam’s House Blend, and this is the sort of confrontation that should get more playtime time in the blogosphere.
The controversy arose when Autumn tried to use the GLAAD standards (which as I understand it Autumn basically wrote, someone correct me if this is wrong please) to enforce her will on an independent web publication, the Atlanta Progressive News. The offending article can be read here.
At issue was the use of the phrase “sex change operation”, which Autumn finds personally distasteful because it apparently requires, gasp, that someone change their body in order to change sex. I have to wonder what is going on over at GLAAD for them to accept Autumn’s silly premise and actually allow this following view to become their official policy:
PROBLEMATIC: “sex change,” “pre-operative,” “post-operative”
Referring to a sex change operation, or using terms such as pre- or post-operative, inaccurately suggests that one must have surgery in order to truly change one’s sex.
And this is the crux of the “transgender” political argument, all summed up. This is what they, the tg “leaders” want the world to accept. And it is utter lunacy. A child can tell you that if nothing changes, it stays the same, but subtleties like “change means changing stuff” are lost on those with the sort of irrational agenda that transgenderism requires. The rest of the GLAAD-approved “transgender” guide can be read here.
The Atlanta Progressive News article in question had the temerity to hold the view that a sex change requires changing sex. To their great credit, and holding to a strict journalistic standard which is rare these days, the APN has resisted Sandeen’s bullying.
Autumn has laughably termed this challenge to her authority as “bizarre cultural insensitivity”. What a delightfully devilish lie! It almost makes you smile at the mental gymnastics required to turn’s one’s wishes into the gold standard of cultural sensitivity. And though radical feminism isn’t my cup of tea, I’d have to hazard an opinion that Autumn does indeed drip with privilege. This is the sort of thing that lets the real world know for sure that the people in transgender-land have really gone over the edge- if there was any doubt left, even among their one-time allies.
I resent being drawn into their little world, to be displayed as a “transwoman” for their political convenience. These people do not speak for me or the silent majority of post-transsexual people who have treated their birth defect and moved on. This is a sick joke.
Autumn is about as perfect an example of a transvestite as you will ever hope to see. As Cassandra has described transvestites, Autumn is “loud, brash, and downright fetish based” and “simply confused about the implications of their needs”. Just look at Autumn’s escapades on Youtube and decide for yourself.
If this is the current state of transgender activism, they are being terribly misrepresented. I know they can do better; I’ve seen other spokespeople present them in a much better light. They should consider a vote of no-confidence for this person and her self-centered, narcissistic “leadership”.