Jennifer picked up on a post from Ms Sandeen today. Over at Pam’s Ms Sandeen is desperately trying to stay relevant by ghoulishly exhuming the story of Mike Penner, who took his own life in a suicide after an aborted attempt at transition. Not content to let the dead rest, Ms Sandeen has used the excuse of an article in this month’s Gentleman’s Quarterly to suck the air out of the room once again by making everything about Ms Sandeen. (The blurb available online is lovingly filed under the Men’s Lives section. Go figure.)
…as well as my own experiences with bipolar disorder — a disorder that Christine and I both were diagnosed with — I believe I have as good a picture as I’m ever going to have on Christine’s day after Thanksgiving Day, 2009, death from suicide.
I lost relationships with family members as part of my social transition.
The stresses that came with — and at the same time as — my transition,
…well, all those stresses had a lot to do with how I became medically retired.
I know that had been my work situation as a transitioning, bipolar woman– well, I don’t work anymore because of the stresses I went through.
I feel my own gains from transition have left me with a more centered and more focused life, but I paid for those gains with personal losses.
…but I did trade one set of gender related issues for a different set of gender related issues; I did trade one set of problems for what I believed would be a more bearable set of problems.
I expected that when I was through socially transitioning…
I knew there would be losses, and I’ve paid…
Her passing is now, in a way, one of my transition related losses.
What a nauseating display of egocentrism. One wonders how Mike Penner and the rest of the world survived as long as we did with all this happening to Ms. Sandeen.
The article in GQ does raise some good questions.
What happened? Why did he transition back? Why, after all the therapy, all the heartache, all the crippling fear and anxiety, would he have stopped taking hormones, stopped getting electrolysis, stopped living as the woman he burned for decades to be? And when he did return to being Mike Penner, why wasn’t that enough to stop his fatal decline?
Whether Mike Penner was a transsexual or a transvestite, the answer is simple in either case. For a transvestite to transition is the death of their personal world. The life they knew is gone forever- and there is no going back. What does a person do when they make a mistake like that? You either continue going further and further off the deep end into transgender unreality, or you do what Mike Penner did.
In the other scenario, for a transsexual to transition in a highly public fashion is to be known forever after as a man in a dress. For a classic transsexual this very likely to result in a more literal death. (Those who don’t know why this is so do not share the condition)
Those who went public in the past (often not by choice) will know what I am talking about at this point in time. Due to all the crossdresser “education” about the transsexual condition, the public does not get to hear the truth. Transsexual voices are drowned out and people will simply think you are a crazy full-time transvestite if you try to explain what transsexual really means.
The people who made their stories known in the past would not do so in today’s environment. How many classic transsexual people do you see in the news or on television today? There is more than one reason we stay quiet in public about this issue. Nobody wants to go through the transvestite circus. This has the insidious secondary effect of ensuring that only tv/cd voices are heard, and thus becomes self-perpetuating.
By smearing the unavoidable pre-transition/pre-op state together with blatant male transvestitism, the transgender fanatics hope to confuse the two separate issues. The aim is to trick people into believing first that there is a relationship between the two, and eventually that there is no condition but the transvestic one being portrayed in the media. True transsexuals do not have a tendency to flaunt themselves in the media- it will destroy your sense of self and prevent the cure to your problem. Those who embrace the term transgender will find themselves rejecting it eventually- or they will never be cured of the transsexual malady.
And that’s what it’s really about; this horrible, horrible advice that the transvestites give to people. Portraying themselves as experts on this fictitious “transgender condition”, they tell other transvestites to transition, and they tell transsexual people to be “out”. Both of these things will cause so much harm to the people involved it’s outrageous that backers of the tg fantasy are still out there saying these things. Especially with suicides like Mike Penner’s in plain view for all to see. These crossdressing people who are still saying these things with the demonstrable harm this dogma causes must have completely slipped their moorings, both moral and those that link them to reality.
So enough with these self-appointed new media types. Anyone can get loud and annoying and try to make a name for themselves. The internet market, so to speak, shows signs that it is tiring of these loudmouths too. The shelf life on “transgender” and its acolytes has passed its due date. The proverbial 15 minutes is an eternity when you are dealing with certain people.
There are rumors going around that Ms Sandeen has been asked not to appear at any more protests after that little stunt at the White House. Sounds like people are getting finally getting fed up.
Time for some retirements, starting with Autumn Sandeen.