So we’ve established beyond a reasonable doubt that there is only one type of “transsexual”, and that is a person who suffers from a specific birth defect. Transsexualism, then, describes a particular set of symptoms experienced by a real, true transsexual. And further, there is a treatment with a very good outcome, and most former transsexuals go on to lead happy lives. There are no “other types” of transsexuals, just the one. So who are all these pseudo-transsexuals created by the psychs?
In the United States we have a serious problem with the idea of variant sexualities. This creates all sorts of problems for people whose experiences lie outside the norms. There are two types of pseudo-transsexuals who emerge out of this situation.
The first is a gay or lesbian person who has trouble coming to terms with their sexuality. This one came in two stages; the first stage happened when the effeminacy was forcibly ejected as an acceptable way to be from the gay scene. Soon, nelly gays were not only rejected from mainstream society, but also found themselves scorned by their own community. After a number of years this situation became the norm and a new generation of gay and lesbian youth were born into a world where they truly had no place.
Some of these rejected people found escape in the emerging “trans” identity. Many people have difficulty dealing with a homosexual orientation, and the “trans” option gave them an escape route. But this turned out to be a terrible mistake, leading to wrecked lives and a dialogue more confused than ever within the GLBT. Eventually, the trans confusion reached a point where some women, who had previously been lesbian, started experimenting with hormones and finding they enjoyed a limited “male” existence. Further, some other “heterosexual” women who simply had personal issues with relationships did the same, becoming “gay FtM’s”. While there are such things as straight and gay TS men, there is a vast difference between TS men and transgender females.
We ended up with lesbian and gay “transmen” who didn’t want to abandon their female roots and maintained those connections, but who used their newfound status to access “male privilege” when they wanted. These are the “FtM spectrum” types, or “female transgenders”. And they make TS men just as livid as the transvestites and nelly gays make us TS women. Just ask one if you can find him. If you ever do meet a real TS man, there is no doubt that this is a man. As in all dude, all the time, totally legit.
There is simply no comparison when you stand a TS man next to a female transgender, it’s pretty obvious. One is not better than the other, but they are VERY different. This is an ongoing problem for the men, but it all started with the confusion over TS women much earlier.
Although a young, effeminate boy may seem to be the “perfect transsexual”, it is now clear that there is no relationship between their homosexuality and the transsexual birth defect. You can’t simply take a man, no matter how gay, and turn him into a woman. It doesn’t work that way no matter what some people would have you believe. Young effeminate males are simply young effeminate males; they do not have a birth defect, because this is a normal human variation and requires no medical attention or treatment whatsoever.
While there was some confusion among the less “effeminate” types about the “trans” thing, the main outcome of driving effeminacy underground was to create a class of “non op transsexuals”. Basically full time drag queens who thought they were transsexual despite not having any of the characteristics of transsexuals.
The fallout from this standard practice of enabling this escape, telling these people they are justified in transitioning to avoid their sexuality, has yet to reach its full effect. It is hard to imagine how such a thing came to be these days in our increasingly litigious society. You’d think that at least a few of the people involved would have a fear of lawsuit, as the age of permissiveness comes to a close.
The other pseudo-transsexual subtype is the transvestite who has been encouraged by the therapist that “transition” is possible, and that they are indeed a type of transsexual, though they do not desire surgery. When a non-transsexual person says they are going to “transition”, what are they really talking about? How? Transition to what?
If you speak to the wives of the “afflicted” crossdressing husbands, many of them talk about how the problem started small and then grew out of control. Fetish overtakes their lives, to the detriment of the wife and children. This isn’t something to be encouraged by a permanent fetish state! This is a tragedy that needs to be avoided. Instead, we have certain people in the industry throwing “transition” gas on a transvestic addiction fire. How irresponsible can they be?
I believe this practice of enabling of the fetish addiction is just as reprehensible as encouraging gay and lesbian people to transition. In the case of the transvestic pseudo-transsexual, the mental health professional who encourages “transition” is actively participating in the progression of this addictive behavior, which is extremely troubling. And to suggest that such people are good candidates for surgery is beyond the pale.
Such an approval from psychs for any of these non-transsexual people to access transsexual treatment seems practically designed to ensure a rash of regrettors suing the few surgeons who treat transsexuals, perhaps finishing the campaign against us that McHugh started.
Given that the psychs themselves will have the cover of the APA Bible, those who have been overseeing the transitions will probably escape all scrutiny and blame. It will, however, result in the destruction of the careers of the very few medical doctors who treat us. There can be no other result of allowing so many non-transsexual people to access the transsexual treatment regimen.
And in other news…
There are times when some of this stuff stretches the belief of even the most jaded watcher of the GLBT. Take, for example, the case of the “non op” who feels that those who get surgery or dislike their parts are “immature”.
If you go on to this most controversial of all body parts in transsexual MtF circles, the (wait for it, lifting my hand in front of my mouth and looking through the corner of my right eye at you whispering…) penis. To me it had very good utility over my life time so far. It is probably the best construction for pointed peeing (you know writing in the snow), it delivers sperm exactly where it should go if you do it right, and it contains so many nerve endings that it can deliver interesting sensations and resulting emotions including what we call relief. Do I love it? Not really, it just is there. And yes I am grateful it was and is there, part of what I was outfitted with. Do I hate it then? It is like asking the same question about a rock on a beach. It is in short a stupid question. And anyone who hates their genitals, or loves them is, I am sorry to say lacking some fundamental judgment. It is incredibly immature, similar to naming your body parts.
What kind of “transition” will this person have? And if that’s not enough to get you scratching your head, how about a little advice on how to get it up for men when you’ve taken too many hormones?
If you advertise for men looking for trans women, rather than tucking and hoping not to have an issue, then you’re going to be expected to use that something extra. And if you’re on hormone replacement therapy, this will be further complicated by the fact that Spironolactone or (worse) Androcur will reduce or even end all ability to do so. Not good. Some girls will use Viagra — I found that to be only marginally helpful, and certainly didn’t help with the mental squick.
Nothing is more womanly than taking viagra for some hot gay man sex. And on another note, I was just thinking to myself it was about time we had another article like the aforementioned that brought the tranny hooker “meme” back into the spotlight. Can you feel the progress?
With all the fakes, frauds, and just plain confused, how is anyone to sort out all the bs? The only people who stand a chance are the born-transsexual, because we always eventually hit that wall and the solution becomes obvious. In a lot of ways then, the sexologist clique is merely using knowledge of us to prey on the gay community. Rather than helping people accept themselves, there are those who encourage the “pseudo-transsexual” people into the transsexual treatment program. This is nothing but malpractice.
But we aren’t quite out of the fire yet. TS men and woman are largely beyond the reach of the sexologists thanks to laws and regulations fought and won by courageous TS people long before any of this nonsense came about. While the current DSM proposal contains the carrot of dismissal from disordered status from the psychs once surgery is complete, this is predicated on the notion that you approach them for approval in the first place, something that isn’t necessary at the present time. This is an inroad to a transsexual population that currently doesn’t need them at all.
If this carrot is dangled before people who would otherwise avoid the psychs, and there are a lot, then you go on record as a transsexual. Whether it is in private or government records, there is a paper trail of you being “disordered” in one way or another. Right now, that may or may not be a very bad thing depending on your situation. But who is to say it won’t get worse down the road?
The current trend is to try to pathologize more and more people. Why would a significant exception be made for curing transsexualism? It’s just a way to drum up more business, and it’s something none of us really need. Keep the psychs irrelevant; they have nothing to offer most of us. We simply don’t need them.
So please do carry on, and enjoy the Day of Forgettance!