Link: Transgenderism, a pathogenic meme

http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/transgenderism-a-pathogenic-meme/16363

…A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. Over the last ten or fifteen years, this phenomenon has increased in prevalence, seemingly exponentially. Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person….

autogynephilia, my money’s on a porn addiction aetiology

At Johns Hopkins, after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits. As a result, we stopped offering that form of treatment in the 1970s. Our efforts, though, had little influence on the emergence of this new idea about sex, or upon the expansion of the number of “transgendered” among young and old….

First, do no harm.

 The photograph of the posed, corseted, breast-boosted Bruce Jenner (a man in his mid-sixties, but flaunting himself as if a “pin-up” girl in her twenties or thirties) on the cover ofVanity Fair suggests that he may fit the behavioral mold that Ray Blanchard has dubbed an expression of “autogynephilia”—from gynephilia (attracted to women) and auto (in the form of oneself)….

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But the meme—that your sex is a feeling, not a biological fact, and can change at any time—marches on through our society. In a way, it’s reminiscent of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes. In that tale, the Emperor, believing that he wore an outfit of special beauty imperceptible to the rude or uncultured, paraded naked through his town to the huzzahs of courtiers and citizens anxious about their reputations. Many onlookers to the contemporary transgender parade, knowing that a disfavored opinion is worse than bad taste today, similarly fear to identify it as a misapprehension.

Fear being the operative word.

I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real. I do so not only because truth matters, but also because overlooked amid the hoopla—enhanced now by Bruce Jenner’s celebrity and Annie Leibovitz’s photography—stand many victims. Think, for example, of the parents whom no one—not doctors, schools, nor even churches—will help to rescue their children from these strange notions of being transgendered and the problematic lives these notions herald. These youngsters now far outnumber the Bruce Jenner type of transgender. Although they may be encouraged by his public reception, these children generally come to their ideas about their sex not through erotic interests but through a variety of youthful psychosocial conflicts and concerns…

This is how they recruit sexually. Trannies tend to sleep with one another (HIV rates, drug use). This is how they get plenty of fresh meat to sleep with in 10 years, when they’re nice and psychologically vulnerable. It’s sick.

First, though, let us address the basic assumption of the contemporary parade: the idea that exchange of one’s sex is possible. It, like the storied Emperor, is starkly, nakedly false. Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.

When “the tumult and shouting dies,” it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over thirty years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to fifteen years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers…..

Read the whole article, it’s top-shelf.

For all the hate I get about ‘hating’ them, I’m actually trying to save their lives.

The Great White Witch Hunt

http://takimag.com/article/the_flight_from_white_steve_sailer/print#axzz3dN16kC66

It’s become a farce to the apathetic observer at this point.

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Compassion fatigue has well and truly set in against the self-proclaimed victims who want press attention, money and revenge. Essentially, we are seeing an historic inversion where the normal people become the hunted.

As for the cause of autogynephilia, it’s simple: porn addiction. I would bet good money most, if not all of the transsexual/transgender/whatever lot, fell down the rabbithole and ended up with a fetish for he/she porn. Prove me wrong with a study, you go prove me wrong. I know what the data would say.

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I haven’t seen this anecdotal evidence ever fail me in those cases. Also, tranny “helplines” have a known verbal abuse problem, with some men in question using it like a sex line. Did you know that? Explain that.
Eventually we’ll end up giving them head transplants or something. #wrongbody #two-spirit

Call me Caitlyn – or else

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/brendan-oneill/2015/06/call-me-caitlyn-or-else-the-rise-of-authoritarian-transgender-politics/

This trans Orwellianism is increasingly finding expression in the law itself. In Ireland last year, a trans woman won the right to have her sex changed to female on her actual birth certificate. [DS: fraud] This is alarming. The midwife who said ‘This is a boy’ when this trans woman was born was telling the truth, and that truth was recorded on a public document. No matter — truth and history are putty in the hands of the trans lobby. Just as Big Brother thinks it can force people to accept that 2 + 2 = 5, so trans activists want us to chant: ‘Bruce Jenner is a woman and has always been a woman, even when she was producing sperm, impregnating women, and winning gold medals in men’s sports.’ And the small matter of Bruce’s birth certificate, his proven paternity of children? Forget all that; shove it down the memory hole.

The Left is eating itself.

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You can’t demand acceptance. These people are like children, stamping their feet and crying until they get what they want. Appeasement to whatever superficial demand takes their fancy. It’s a test. Don’t accept their linguistic frame. It’s transsexual or tranny for short.

Most lesbians refuse to date “transwomen” but pretend they accept the man is now a woman. Actions > words, ladies. Chromosomes over homophobes? I need a drink.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/calling-bruce-jenner-a-woman-is-an-insult-to-women/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2705179/Androgynous-male-model-took-womens-fashion-world-storm-comes-transgender-woman.html

The absurdity of transgenderism

http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the_absurdity_of_transgenderism_a_stern_but_necessary_critique

…Our mental faculties, like our physical ones, are ordered toward various ends. Among these ends is the attainment of truth. To this extent, it is perfective of our mental faculties to recognize how we truly are (and thus apprehend a truth). …

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Porn addiction studies: Sexual orientation versus sexual tastes

Yes, you can be taught to become aroused at other stuff. And untaught.

http://yourbrainonporn.com/are-sexual-tastes-immutable (all quotes from this site)

The suggestion that sexual tastes can be profoundly re-conditioned is not purely theoretical. A male rat can be conditioned to prefer a same-sex partner by jacking up his dopamine. And it doesn’t take very long. Researchers injected a male rat with a dopamine agonist (a drug that mimics dopamine), and then placed him in a cage with another male. The two rats just hung out together for a day. (The dopamine agonist is out of the system in about one day.) Researchers repeated this 2 more times, 4 days apart.

This is the premise on which all abnormal sexual therapies reside and that study makes me laugh at the people who say to ban supposed “gay therapy” for political reasons. If it didn’t ever work, why would you wanna ban the freedom of trying?

Similarly, I’ve written about transsexuality via fetish before, but I do wonder how many have a porn addiction mediated by neuroticism following this information: http://yourbrainonporn.com/ask-us-iam-attracted-to-gay-transsexual

Much of this FAQ is geared towards those with homosexual obsessive compulsive disorder (HOCD).

Perhaps this is why they get the two-spirit Dualist idea into their heads they were “born into the wrong body” [impossible rationalization] and wonder why castrating themselves doesn’t immediately remedy the problem. You’re thinking with the wrong head boys.

As for transracial, transpecies, otherkin etc – I think it’s anime and manga use. Including pornographic forms of children’s shows. It would make logical sense as a uniting cause.

There is also a social dominance and sexual dominance dividing effect to this:

Interestingly, if the buddy was also a virgin the conditioned rat and he just demonstrated a social affinity.

Bros before hoes. Timing is important. Early bonding is non-sexual (I would argue from lack of appropriate hormone signalling, which would explain the lesbian brain hypothesis below).

However, and somewhat mysteriously [hardly], if the buddy was a sexually experienced rat, the conditioned virgin showed more erections, more genital investigation, and even female-like solicitations —as opposed to normal male mounting behavior. The researchers emphasized that the treated male rat wasn’t gay, as he didn’t try to mount the other rat. Yet he had definitely changed. (Is this evidence of how easily adults might influence youngsters’ innate sexual behavior?)

Trans. = if he was taught to get turned on by his own sex, non-mutual hormone displays might be involved, he doesn’t want to be the dominant one (so it’s more about switching that OFF and replacing it with something else), he passively replies in a sexual way and becomes more docile, submissive, feminine. Maybe this is how women were taught to be feminine socially, for centuries.

There are implications for human sexuality, including the notion female homosexuality must be different (probably prebirth);

Interestingly, female rats couldn’t be conditioned this way – only males. Also, 45 days after all experimental manipulation had stopped, the artificial sexual conditioning had evaporated and the males had no preference for their buddies. Does this help explain why, after ex-porn users stop reinforcing their fetishes with dopamine-raising porn, they often report that their fetish porn tastes evaporate?

Women are naturally socially receptive, but can be taught to be more feminine, so this makes complete sense. I wonder if the HBD lot will touch this with a bargepole since we can’t do it on humans for ethical reasons. There is the question of minors watching porn because phones exist and whether that changes orientation (twin studies should be good enough to observe that) but we’ll never know [mostly ethics]. Even studying rats it’s hard to tell.

Most people would consider orientation in line with behaviour, since if you act it out, that’s your orientation. The sort of person to get addicted and never see it as a problem is also likely to seek outlets to “experiment” with whatever novel source of their hit may be, as modern society has no morality around “finding yourself”. (Thanks, feminism!)

TL;DR: I think cutting out masturbation to Internet porn may have helped fix my ephebophilia/pedophilia.

No one is gonna address that possibility, let’s be honest. This same guy also said he used to watch hentai, which is a form of anime you don’t want to Google. I see the connection but *shrug* nobody’s gonna study it.

Speaking feminists;

[female dominance fetish] Little did I know that the fetish I thought was hard-wired within me, was simply the result of my porn-viewing habits.

Maybe that’s why they love getting men hooked on porn.

Yet as we’ve seen, morphing sexual tastes often lead to escalation (tolerance) rather than fulfillment.  This even happened to the father of modern sexology, Alfred C. Kinsey:

There was something grim in the way Kinsey was approaching sex, not only in his private life but in his research. In both areas, he was becoming more compulsive, like a man who had become addicted to risk taking. The sexual escapades in his attic [sadomasochistic acts with his male lovers] were political dynamite. … Yet not only did he go right on staging these sessions but he compounded the danger by creating a visual record.

How many S&M gay guys do you know?
Tolerance of bad things (unhealthy) isn’t a good thing, even when it’s for nominal research purposes. I need that sentence on the wall at work as reminder.

In other words, Playboy was passing entertainment; hardcore video is brain-training.

Officially, anyone wanting to get Lad’s Mags, Page 3 or Playboy-type stimuli banned should take a more extreme disgust to video porn (they rarely do, for personal and political reasons – charlatans).

Timing: http://yourbrainonporn.com/why-shouldnt-johnny-watch-porn-if-he-likes

By his twenties, he may not exactly be stuck with the sexual proclivities he falls into during adolescence, but they can be like deep ruts in his brain—not easy to ignore or reconfigure.

I wonder how Japan fits into all of this.

Maybe their problem isn’t too little sex, but too much digital material.

Adults also often assume kids will naturally leave impulsive behaviors behind at adulthood. Indeed, studies suggest that college-age kids do tend to outgrow binge drinking, pot use, etc.  However, Internet porn habits may prove to be different.

And then there’s the sad video game addict comparison (same platform and many unusually popular games have porn elements);

For many, the lingering effects of heavy Internet porn use are likely to be analogous to effects on online gamers. Overstimulation leaves the brain with a need for intense stimulation (unless it is consciously restored to normal sensitivity). Other activities seem boring in comparison. In this short TED talk, The Demise of Guys? famous psychologist Philip Zimbardo describes the ill effects of widespread “arousal addiction.”

(If you can just put down a game for years at a time, you’re fine. If that thought makes you freak out, I got news for you son…)

Before the question of Hook-up culture – yes, overdoing it there can damage their relationship future too: http://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Science-Casual-Affecting-Children/dp/0802450601
(Bonding chemicals to a given partner and I wonder if the reduction is connected to dopamine/if they use porn too). To anyone staunchly avoiding LTR and marriage on principle (PUA/MGTOW) this shouldn’t be an issue, unless they’re lying to themselves.

http://yourbrainonporn.com/recent-internet-addiction-brain-studies-include-porn

The brain changes found in all addictions include sensitization, desensitization, hypofrontality, and abnormal white matter. An Internet addiction is no exception, whether a user is viewing Internet porn, Facebook, www.reddit.com, or a combination Internet stimuli.

Heheh, someone tell the reddit atheists who think they’re so superior.
SJWs and Tumblr/Twitter/smartphones?
I’ve disappeared from here for years at a time without issue so I think I’m allowed to judge.

People talk of getting their “dopamine rush” from chocolate, music, the stock market, the BlackBerry buzz on the thigh — anything that imparts a small, pleasurable thrill. Familiar agents of vice like cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol and nicotine are known to stimulate the brain’s dopamine circuits, as do increasingly popular stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin. source

Hello most of the annoying people on reddit. [To be fair, most annoying girls with their iPhones.]

I need to see hypofrontality tests and see if it relates to r-types. That study would be interesting. I would pay.

Research on other addictions has already established that decreases in frontal-lobe gray matter and functioning reduce both impulse control and the ability to foresee consequences. source

When heavy users give up porn, they report increased pleasure from all aspects of life (often after a miserable withdrawal).

Sounds like they had had anhedonia (partial version?)

Dopamine is also part of the brain’s salience filter, its get-a-load-of-this device. “You can’t pay attention to everything, but you want to be adept as an organism at recognizing things that are novel,” Dr. Volkow said. “You might not notice a fly in the room, but if that fly was fluorescent, your dopamine cells would fire.” In addition, our dopamine-driven salience detector will focus on familiar objects that we have imbued with high value, both positive and negative: objects we want and objects we fear. 
source

– and we come full circle to scary porn habits and concerns over permanent sexual orientation [clue: love]. Men, you can’t trust your dick http://yourbrainonporn.com/can-you-trust-your-johnson [Women, similar sentiment] IF you intend to make good decisions with it.

Sexual desire is an additional layer onto the desire for novelty.
Why do we instinctively look down on addicts? Especially non-drug ones like gaming? They’re expending their dopamine on low-status desperate easy behaviours. At least buying drugs requires getting off the couch.

Let’s look at a MGTOW God – Tesla. Clearly addicted to his dopamine rush, which he gained in a productive, pro-social intellectual way via his inventions. Hence it isn’t a bad thing your brain has this wireup, it’s the use you choose to put it to (no excuses), which is a hopeful message I’m gonna finish on.

Article: What is a woman? (Feminists v. Transgender ‘women’)

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/woman-2

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

SMG understands the pain of women in STEM watching feminists talk about STEM

Censoring words…… who made that okay?

 

 

Milo takes on the SJW world of otherkin, tranrace, transpecies… etc.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/01/16/not-white-in-the-head-the-tumblr-teens-convinced-they-were-born-the-wrong-species-sex-and-even-race/

He missed out headmates. I believe deliberately in case it’s confused with real illness. Good call but he could’ve mentioned it.

Being transsexual is a bit like being gluten intolerant: for every real one, there are fifteen or twenty just trying it on for attention. Sorry if that sounds rude. We don’t mean to disparage those suffering from transgenderism; rather, to finger the epidemic of imitation identity disorders and theatrical attention-seeking currently infesting social networks such as Tumblr, making a mockery of genuine sufferers.

Greed, selfishness, too much spare time and access to the internet can have a curious effect on some people. And when you throw in the modern tendency toward whining entitlement and the perpetual broadcast of every thought, feeling and inclination, something truly weird emerges: people who demand to be regarded and treated as things they are self-evidently not, such as white girls advertising to the world that they are “mentally black” and tortured musicians who advertise their “true” Romany identity despite having no gypsy blood in their veins whatsoever…….

Pretty sure that section of tumblr does have a mental illness. Just not those.
http://chroniccurve.tumblr.com/post/36630111887/the-lying-disease-munchausens-faking-diseases

It’s a product of self-hatred. These kids believe their ancestors were mass-murdering bigots.