I don’t believe in gender. Not the concept, not the identity, nothing. There is no such thing as gender outside the labeling scheme cooked up by academics.
Something needs to be cleared up here about what I believe to be the transsexual condition. I am sure many people believe that transsexual means man or woman with a birth defect, and I share that viewpoint to some extent. But I want to isolate this issue to the barest minimum to facilitate understanding.
I believe the transsexual condition is a state of being brought on in an organism when two of its systems are out of alignment, putting it out of homeostasis and creating the symptoms that we call “transsexualism”. That is it. The fact that so many of us perceive ourselves as nothing more than men and women is another issue. There is no gender involved, no identity issues, and no psychological component to the transsexual condition. There is no sexual orientation as an organizing principle, nor a magic checklist. It simply is, or it isn’t.
When I say I am a woman it is because after correction, having achieved a state of homeostasis and now being comfortable, that is where the balance of traits that I now possess has been grouped and labeled by society. This is also the same way that society labels the balance of traits of babies when they are born. In this, we are no different than other men or women who accept society’s system for such things.
That is why we are men and women, and there is no more to it. All the gender theorizing and navel gazing is wrong about this, and it is irrelevant. There is no “brain sex” as such, for brain sex is a term, while having the appearance of hard definition, that is steeped in gender identity theory, gendered politics, and their underlying assumptions. I reject these kinds of subtle forays of the gender paradigm into science.
Being a minority by accident of birth is nothing new to humanity. People recognize many “minorities” and much politicking has been done over identity. It is important that the concepts of minority and majority remain tied to their overall meaning, that of who holds power, and do not themselves become mired in the specific identities of the various situations where identity politics is practiced.
Transsexual is not an identity to be bandied about by people looking for an issue. It is an awful state of being for a person, one that must be corrected. There is only one transsexual condition. One.
Some people seek to redefine transsexual from its current useless meaning of “anyone who has a sex change” to something with more validity. I am one of those people. The others include the TG, as well as certain sexologists and others in the Psych Industry. Right now all the power for labeling rests with the people who have the least to lose by our destruction and the most to gain by our continued misrepresentation. While the TG politicians are a problem, the chief danger they present is that they open us to attack by our real enemies; those who “study” us in sexology.
As I’ve written before, I believe that Paul McHugh is trying to give cover to the Catholic Church in the ongoing pedophile priest scandal. He is seeking a scapegoat. McHugh knows that he can’t pin this on gay men as a whole because society will not allow that, despite the recent push by Blanchard for “ephebophilia” to be included in the next DSM. But what if they could redefine transsexual women as gay men?
Certainly this would be a great boon, as the bargaining chip of ephebophilia is withdrawn (because it was merely a starting point to scare gay men) . And now transsexual “men”, the gayest of the gay, are offered up as sacrifice, the price for gays to remain free from stigma. The gay men, being our keepers, will not hesitate to make that bargain.
And how is this accomplished? The scurrilous James Cantor, who works in the area of pedophilia, has already attempted to label our brains as being similar to pedophiles. He offered up the hypothesis that our brains show markers for abnormal sexuality, rather than “gender markers”, both prospects being off base of course.
Another problem with the BNSTc finding is that the BNSTc is also smaller in pedophiles. So the BNSTc could be related to atypical sexuality generally rather than to gender identity specifically. (For the record: This should not be misinterpreted comparing transsexualism to pedophilia.)
Do you all see the kind of underhanded, backbiting tactics and agenda we are up against? Of course we all know that it is the BSTc, and not the BNSTc that is in question. But by spreading this sort of vicious rumor Cantor seeks to poison the public mind to us and begin our labeling as sexual deviants, his disclaimers be damned. Political types, especially those in psychology, know how the public reacts and how easy it is to manipulate people.
This has been an ongoing effort of McHugh, Blanchard, and their cronies for a long time now. By reclassifying the symptoms of transsexualism and transvestitism into a single category, and renaming it “autogynephilia”, they have completed the colonization and erasure of men and women like us that the TG started. And now they come to their endgame.