Read it. No. Really. Read it. I enjoyed reading it. There were feminists speaking and I agreed with them – because they were being logical.
…Abusive posts proliferated on Twitter and, especially, Tumblr. One read, “/kill/terfs 2K14.” Another suggested, “how about ‘slowly and horrendously murder terfs in saw-like torture machines and contraptions’ 2K14.” A young blogger holding a knife posted a selfie with the caption “Fetch me a terf.” Such threats have become so common that radical-feminist Web sites have taken to cataloguing them. “It’s aggrieved entitlement,” Lierre Keith told me. “They are so angry that we will not see them as women.”…
…As members see it, a person born with male privilege can no more shed it through surgery than a white person can claim an African-American identity simply by darkening his or her skin. …
Transracialists, transn—-ers and transethnics would disagree.
…In the book, Jeffreys calls detransitioners like Russell “survivors,” and cites them as evidence that transgenderism isn’t immutable and thus doesn’t warrant radical medical intervention. (She considers gender-reassignment surgery a form of mutilation.) “The phenomenon of regret undermines the idea that there exists a particular kind of person who is genuinely and essentially transgender and can be identified accurately by psychiatrists,” she writes. “It is radically destabilising to the transgender project.”…
Sex is biological. Genetic. Chromosomal. The brain is set, it even affects toys we play with. Change the brain if anything. Do not abuse children.
… Jeffreys is especially alarmed by doctors in Europe, Australia, and the United States who treat transgender children with puberty-delaying drugs, which prevent them from developing unwanted secondary sex characteristics and can result in sterilization….
We should have learnt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer ” a Canadian man born biologically male but raised female following medical advice and intervention after his penis was accidentally destroyed during a botched circumcision in infancy. …Reimer later went public with his story to help discourage similar medical practices. He later committed suicide after suffering years of severe depression, financial instability, and a troubled marriage.”
People are not interchangeable. Egalitarianism is a lie.
Excuse the privilege stuff, because the sexes are treated differently in society for good reasons, and it’s scarily lucid.
And she gets to the core. Why are there so many male transsexuals?
But, if that’s true, why would men demote themselves to womanhood? For reasons of sexual fetishism, Jeffreys says. She substantiates her argument with the highly controversial theories of Ray Blanchard, a retired professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and the related work of J. Michael Bailey, a psychology professor at Northwestern University. Contrary to widespread belief, Blanchard says, the majority of trans women in the West start off not as effeminate gay men but as straight or bisexual men, and they are initially motivated by erotic compulsion rather than by any conceived female identity. “The core is, it’s really exciting for guys to imagine themselves with female breasts, or female breasts and a vulva,” he told me. To describe the syndrome, Blanchard coined the term “autogynephilia,” meaning sexual arousal at the thought of oneself as female.
Blanchard is far from a radical feminist. He believes that gender-reassignment surgery can relieve psychological suffering; he has even counselled people who undergo it. He also accepts the commonly held view that male brains differ from female brains in ways that affect behavior. Nevertheless, Jeffreys believes that the work of Blanchard and Bailey shows that when trans women ask to be accepted as women they’re seeking to have an erotic fixation indulged.
Yes it is a fetish. It’s always been a fetish. People who believe they need to have any non-sexual limb amputated still aren’t indulged. But when it’s sex, they cave. When it involves unnatural orgasms, it’s a fetish. Hormones don’t make for sex either, the brain is formed by hormones in childhood and in the womb, when according to feminists, they don’t exist as people.
Just because it is a temporary fix (which some regret because surgical complications mean the orgasms from the fetish can no longer occur as expected and/or they still commit suicide anyway, even with/out surgery) doesn’t make it the proper solution to a medical problem. Brain is broken? Fix brain. Dangerous fetish? Don’t indulge.
“All transsexuals rape women’s bodies by reducing the real female form to an artifact, appropriating this body for themselves,” Raymond wrote. “However, the transsexually constructed lesbian-feminist violates women’s sexuality and spirit.”
A man can’t be a lesbian.
If you have a Y chromosome, you will never be a lesbian.
By lying to actual lesbians to have sex with them? Yeah I count that as rape, since by definition, they wouldn’t consent to sex if they knew the true sex of the other person, that’s why they get off on “passing”, aka deception. As I do count it too when trans”women” lie to men. Also rape.
“If I were to say in a typical women’s-studies class today, ‘Female people are oppressed on the basis of reproduction,’ I would get called out,” Ivey says. Other students, she adds, would ask, “What about women who are male?”
Feminists pointing out the stupidity of other feminists.
In May, they voted unanimously to stop using the word “women” when talking about people who get pregnant, so as not to exclude trans men. “We recognize that people who identify as men can become pregnant and seek abortions,”
Yeah, feminism jumped the shark ages ago.
To transgender activists, Vogel’s stance is laden with offensive assumptions: that trans women are different in an essential way from other women, and that they’re dangerous.
Take an underage girl in a gender-neutral bathroom. Is the possibility of her being brutally raped by a serial rapist higher or lower than if she were able to use a woman-only bathroom?
“The trope of trans women” constituting “a threat to women’s spaces has been tossed around forever,”
Men have been known to try and break into women’s homeless shelters to seek out their battered girlfriends and drag them home. There are good, legal and protective reasons for exclusion. I wish there were men’s only ones too.
A few years ago, though, Vogel says, some protesters committed acts of vandalism—stealing electrical cables, cutting water pipes, keying cars in the parking lot, and spray-painting a six-foot penis, and the words “Real Women Have Dicks,” on the side of the main kitchen tent.
She said, “This moment where we’re losing the ability to say the word ‘woman’ or to acknowledge the fact that being born female has lived consequences and meaning is kind of intense to me.”
Censoring words…… who made that okay?