The need to separate the categories continues. Apparently a transgender judge was elected in California. Bully for her, I’m sure it’s a great victory for everyone who has transitioned and moved past the trans problem, though it was a major media issue in the campaign, right? Yet in a comment the good judge says the following:
However, until people are open about their gender identity as confortably as others are about being happily straight and married with children, we will never move beyond this being considered newsworthy. This is why I talked about my wife on the website, and explained why electing a transgender person to be a judge would be positive.
Yet again we are treated to a comparison of transgender to gay, and how a propos. (comparing transsexual to gay is not, and is a plain insult) Yet again we are accosted with the hypothesis that if more trans people would just be out and proud, we’d normalize “gender variant” behavior and everything would be fine. There are two big problems with this view. 1) It isn’t true 2) The nature of such “normalization”, if actually realized, is dubious. For a “transgender” person, I’m sure having that status recognized constantly in public and then in law would be great. For a transsexual person, it would be a living death. But let’s look at 1 and 2 for now.
In the first place, there simply aren’t enough trans*people to ever make it normal. Setting aside the fact that most trans is simply maladaptive behavior and therefore can never be normalized, the percentage of full time crossdressers in society is, and always will be, vanishingly small. There are no hordes of would-be full time crossdressers just waiting to burst out of the closet, despite the fervent beliefs of the current “out” TG.
Thus they reveal their campaign is actually about making crossdressing comfortable for the people who enjoy that activity, and has little to do with “gender roles” or making a freer society beyond their one pet issue. Rather, they hope to make transvestism commonplace enough that people just accept it at face value, and don’t put up any resistance to the things they want. This is why I write that it is a matter of politics, not civil rights, and as such people are free to oppose this behavior without the specter of being called that range of names that the GLBT is so fond of throwing around. Like bigot, or phobe. Crossdressing is not the same as being gay.
Next is the notion that there should be a campaign to get into people’s faces with “gender variant” behavior because it would be good for trans*people. Yes, it would be great for certain “trans*people”, and by that I mean of course the full time crossdressers. The other “trans*people”, such as transsexuals and intersex people (who have not quite escaped the grasp of the GLBT at this point), would be poorly served by such notoriety. It’s an entirely selfish proposition that benefits only the fetishists and the genderscrews, while damaging transsexuals and possibly “intersex” people depending on the strength of the GLBT takeover of that category.
The prospect of non-transsexual people “educating” the public about the condition is absolutely horrifying. Yet many of the people who are doing this have no idea they are not transsexual. They have been lead to believe that the condition is acquired by getting surgery and nothing more. I’d like to believe that if the majority of them knew that they were doing harm to people like me by their public proselytizing, they would refrain. And at the same time, we have to realize there are some people who conduct these disinformation campaigns with the specific intent of wiping our existence from the public mind.
What the GLBT fail to understand about transsexualism is that being “out” precludes a successful treatment of the condition, before you even get to the other arguments. If you are “out” you are constantly confronted with the transsexual problem and it will never resolve. That is why so many transsexual people look askance at people who claim to be “out” post op transsexuals.
If you make the condition the centerpiece of your life you would be overwhelmed by this issue which we all supposedly share(d). Your life would become a daily horror show as y0u were confronted over and over with being forced back into the role of a man to everyone you meet. If you don’t understand why this is so and disagree, you are beginning to ask the questions that will give you a better understanding of the condition and show you how it is completely at odds with the accounts of “transsexuals” who populate the youtubes, podwaves and blogosphere with their out and proud lifestyles.
And so because the transeducation campaign continues, it is necessary to continue to draw apart their construct. As long as the denial of the separate nature of transsexualism continues, efforts to point out the truth to people who matter will continue. They may dash themselves against those windmills. They may not dash others, however.
Their failure to realize that their political campaign is coercion and force is another one of the key points that they must understand at some point. Cries of hate against us are foolish when it is they who hate, they who try to manipulate and control and dissemble. You cannot tell post transsexual people, or anyone for that matter, that they must join your political crusade or be called bigots. To do so is to employ a kind of violence. And that is exactly what they do when they deny us our voice.
In the end they are hurting only themselves because by the foolish attempt to normalize their behavior, they have accomplished just the opposite and set themselves out and apart. As they continue to insist that transsexual is transgender is transvestite is gay is lesbian is straight, people become more and more aware of the duplicitous nature of the claims. And as they do that, others will make the differences clear in other venues, out of the public shouting match that we call the internet. Like it or not, people can tell the difference between us and them, and all the wishes and words in the world aren’t going to change that.
If you live your life as a transgender person, that is what you are going to be. No transsexual person would ever find that acceptable. You can save yourself a lot of pain and moving expenses if you learn that lesson early.