…well a trans-woman. So are you a woman? my wife asked. It felt weird answering ‘yes’. At some level I am not a woman. I don’t have the body of a woman, I don’t share …
Excellent! With many links for reference
A presentation to
Houston, Texas, USA
Kelley Winters, Ph.D.
GID Reform Advocates
Presentation Slides: 201609infinityg1
The Quadrumvirate of Anti-Trans Defamation:
My little taxonomy of false stereotypes about trans adults, adolescents and children, crediting the individuals responsible for searing them into public consciousness:
- Raymondian–alleging that trans women are “deceptive,” sexually “predatory” “men” whose existence poses a threat to the safety of others; and that trans men are “women” rather than authentic men. (Dr. Janice Raymond, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 1979)
- McHughian–alleging that trans women are “delusional,” “confused,” “mentally ill” “men” (and vice-versa for trans men), and that accepting, respecting or providing transition medical care to trans people in our authentic roles represents “collaboration” with “mental disorder.” (Dr. Paul McHugh, John Hopkins University, 1979)
- Blanchardian–alleging that most trans and transsexual women are psychosexually disordered “paraphilic” “men,” motivated only by sexual deviance/fetishism. Dr. Blanchard later included trans men to this false stereotype, by adding a so-called…
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Just stumbled across this on Facebook..
We are a group of moms who have come together because we have a transgender child. We live all across the United States, Canada, and now Australia. Our children are different ages and at different …
Source: Ally Moms
Reblogged from a person whom I am happy to follow…
Please read and then take a moment to really see, to truly hear, the reality all around us. Even Hate Crimes Against Us Are Punchlines. What Do Straight People Expect?: (Via. Huffington Post)
I’m currently in Amsterdam for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) biennial symposium. It’ll be the largest such conference that has ever been run, with 80…
Source: WPATH 2016: the activist fringe
i’m gonna rant…it’s been coming for awhile now. it’s about all this business about where one is allowed to pee.
disclaimer: i am a cis woman and so privileged. i no longer wear my head shaved, so face no challenge as to using the appropriate restroom. but my daughter is transgender, a beautiful 13 year-old transgender girl. so it’s not as tho i don’t ‘get’ why the issue is important.
here’s where i have a problem with this. since all the hoopla about bathroom rights has been going on, other major issues with regard to trans-persons have fallen off the radar in a big way.
no more worries, it seems, about the much higher incidence of homelessness among trans-folk, or the much higher suicide rate, or the fact that many in the medical profession and insurance agencies routinely deny the treatments and medications necessary to transgender people, this despite obama’s ACA having passed.
no more about how many transgender people are being killed, for nothing more than the hatred and bigotry rampant in society towards them. just to ‘be’ seems a thing not allowed to some, never mind ‘to pee’!
now, i get that it IS a big deal that unenlightened sheeple fearmonger their way into seeming justified in denying something as basic as a bathroom break, but it seems to me that the narrative has been altered. altered in such a way that the worst elements of life while trans have fallen to the wayside. and instead of coming from a place of power, the right to self-definition, self-detemination and even self-defense, now transgender folk are put upon to defend against the notion that they are perverts.
this is a drastic departure from the narrative that is true, which is that transgender folk are normal human beings who have certain inalienable rights, just like the rest of us.
so in my mind, it’s time to piss and get off the pot. don’t throw away all the progress toward an empowered future. reclaim and reframe the narrative.
after all, there are way more congressmen, senators, and preachers, who are fond of using public restrooms for prowling. and there are countless sundry other perverts who really are dangerous to our children.. in the bathrooms and elsewhere.
so can we talk? about unemployment, healthcare, suicide, hate crimes, murders and such as transgender people fall victim to…instead of pretending that their trans-ness makes them predators?
her story so similar to ziona’s …. but more importantly, her story on the barbara walters special which aired in 2007, let me know that there was a way forward for my own transgender girl…
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