Do no harm

“Do no harm” is why I am against transactivists, not necessary transpersons themselves.

Everyone has the right to live free from violence, to do, act and dress how they please – as long as it does not hurt anyone else. It is that expression “your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose”.

In general, I have sympathy for transpersons, those that have bought into the gender roles and have had themselves modified to swap from one gender role to the other. They just want to find some peace that they could not find in their assigned gender roles. Unfortunately, I do disagree that mutilation, chemicals, or dressing up to change which gender role you fit into, is the way to do it. I cannot stop you doing it, but I will not encourage you to do it.

Not so the medical profession and the government. They are all over it like a rash. The medical profession (primarily doctors) are supposed to uphold ethical standards, which included not doing harm to their patients. Harm should include psychological harm as well as physical harm.

At any given time there are a number of humans in the population that want to self-harm, whether that is suicide or some kind of physical damage to themselves. In many of these cases the condition can be a temporary one, and with the right treatment, they confront or overcome the underlying issues that caused the desire to self-harm. The compassionate thing is to try to help these people, not indulge their delusions, or to aid them harming themselves.

Body dysmorphia has been around for quite a while. It usually involves the person not liking a specific body part, or collection of body parts. It has long been recognised as a psychological condition. Some patients do not like a limb, and want a healthy limb amputated (some of these patients actually want the status of a disabled person, rather than abhorrence to the limb itself). The compassionate (and ethical) response is to try to help that person overcome the psychological condition, not to indulge it.

Now we have a new entry called ‘gender dysphoria’, roughly translated is supposed to mean ‘dissatisfaction with the sex a person was born into’, which is an incorrect definition of the problem. If it is dissatisfaction with the ‘sex’ (as in biological sex) that one was born into, then look to body dysmorphia – you are what you are, the standard configuration of human is two arms, two legs, and the primary and usually secondary sex characteristics of either female or male. Of course there are congenital misconfigurations, but most of the population fit that description. What we have here in body dysmorphia is a desire to go from the healthy/normal, to the not healthy/not normal configuration of standard human.

But that is not what supporters of ‘gender dysphoria’ are on about, the clue is in the name actually, “gender”. Now whilst there is some common language interchangeability between sex and gender (read more here), it is not the simple substitution of terms that is meant by ‘gender dysphoria’. What is generally meant by the term is a dissatisfaction with gender roles (or gender role identity), and that my friends is a completely different ball game. Gender roles (and gender identity) are societal constructs, within this nasty little system we call patriarchy. Therefore, as ethical humans, we should again not be encouraging folks to mutilate or harm themselves in the quest to conform to these artificial gender roles. Both the medical profession and the government are indulging this by supporting the idea of ‘gender dysphoria’, as are the transactivists. The transactivists want people to modify themselves into one or the other categories of gender roles, by sexual characteristic modification. Generally this is only convincingly achieved by chemical and surgical modification.

Evidence of indulging the illness, rather than trying to treat the underlying problems can be seen in ‘sex change’ flip-flops in the trans community. There are a growing number of trans that buy into the ‘gender dysphoria’ concept, assume that is their problem, get ‘treatment’, then find it did not ‘cure’ their problem at all, and want to change back. There are a growing number that actually want to “de-transition” and reverse the medical/surgical alterations that have been done to them. Take Sam/Samantha/Charles Kane, who was born male, got the full works to ‘transition’ into the female form, and (obviously had enough dosh) to change back again. In his own words:

No matter how feminine he looked, he felt he was merely playing a role.

Because that is exactly what ‘transitioning’ the ‘gender roles’ is all about. It also goes a way into explaining what a shock it becomes when ‘transitioning’ into this other role, what it is like, and what it entails. M2T rarely have an accurate idea of what it is really like to be “a woman”, they assume all the good and frivolous bits that they see as an outsider. Only when they master the appearance of a FAAB woman, do they get to experience the realities. They assume this is due to their status as trans, but in reality, they are finally getting the full flavour of the misogyny we FAABs have lived with since birth. It sucks. Hence feminism and women’s liberation dudes – it ain’t about wearing pretty party frocks. There is a shitload of downside that you never ever figured on, because you viewed us from the outside.

Most radfems would fit into the category of ‘gender dysphoria’, because we are completely and utterly pissed off with the gender roles assigned to females. But, we know there is nothing wrong with our female bodies, it is the way society treats anyone with female appearance. Many of us actually did realise, from a very early age that boys were treated differently, and much much better than we were. We noticed. We were not stupid, not blind to this different treatment. And this is why it is with great sadness when we read stories of girls ‘wanting to become male‘. We know what it is about, we know that as a girl we were treated as second class, denied opportunities and treated as stupid and inferior. In the case of this 17yo teen awarded the right to take (testosterone) hormone treatment that is was a combination of the child-view of noticing this different treatment of boys vs girls, plus the bodily awareness (usually between 2-5), has become jumbled in her brain to become the following: “I don’t like being treated as a 2nd class citizen, the ones afforded 1st class status have penises, therefore, I want a penis”. For whatever reason(s) (probably environment and upbringing) some girls internalise the misogyny and carry it through to their adult lives. Internalised misogyny is a post of its own.

M2Ts far outnumber the F2Ts. Surgically it is easier to imitate femaleness with breast augmentation and even manginas. Fake penises always look fairly fake, and because they are an artificial body part that needs erectile tissue, do not function without surgical ‘hydraulics’. It is actually surprising that, given the rampant misogyny in society, that these numbers aren’t reversed.

In conclusion, there is growing evidence (de-transitioning) that the trans agenda is not resolving the problems of various individuals, but doing them harm. Those persons and establishments (particularly the cosmetic surgery industry making a bundle) are to be criticised for promoting this bandaid solution that does not tackle the root causes of individual distress.

Postscript: You were probably wondering about the cat graphic at the top of the post! Body dysmorphia does not just include people wanting to chop off healthy body parts, but includes people who really think they are cats and other animals (you will agree, this definitely falls into the ‘unsane’ category). At your peril, google images for “extreme body modification”. Yes, some people go all out and modify themselves to look like felines. I used to have a better picture of a dude who went all out to look like a cat, but can’t find it, so you will have to be satisfied with this ‘handsome’ fellow.

And before pro-extreme-piercers go “mwahwahwah… they is just expressing their induhviduality”, yeah they might well be. But just ask the ER staff that deal with torn body piercings post-accidents. Not pretty.

PPS: Don’t google the penis modifications, just ewwww.

31 thoughts on “Do no harm

  1. ajill

    Sure, I have sympathy for the mentally ill, that’s why I do not support their “right” to cut, and I do not support a medical profession which enables this for their monetary gain.

    Like

    Reply
  2. sargassosea1

    Yay! I managed to log in! But with this crappy sargassosea1 bizzniss!

    Anyway,

    When I was little the way I named my gender dysphoria was by being firmly convinced that I was having *past life bleed-through*! Very metaphysical and creative for a 7 year old, I know, but it made good sense to me given my lack of information regarding a certain patriarchy and its oppressive ways.

    Yet, at the same time, I was very, very happy that I was a girl because boys are fucking entitled little pricks. You know, it’s so obvious no one can miss it, maybe especially 7 year old girls. So my strategy was to *feel like a boy* but grow up to be a woman and if anybody had a problem with that they could piss right off.

    It’s worked out pretty well overall, I’d say.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
      1. joy

        Likewise!

        And somehow the medical/psychiatric establishment thought this was proof I was insane or “not a woman inside.”

        Because, as has been discussed, they believe all “real”, mentally healthy women love party frocks, perfectly coiffed hair, demure and outright submissive behavior, nonthreatening posturing and career paths, and pleasing men men men!

        Transsexualism perpetuates the lie that “real” women love their oppression.

        Like

  3. veganprimate

    Great post! When you think about it, trannies are being exploited. When I looked at that cat dude, I thought, What kind of person would agree to perform procedures on someone to help them look more like a cat, when that person obviously has a mental illness?? Then the connection was made in my brain that trannies are suffering from mental illness as well. And to make money from a mentally ill person is wrong. Just like it’s wrong to perform vaginoplasties and those surgeries to reconstruct the hymen. A woman contemplating those is obviously thinking poorly. Physicians shouldn’t encourage that.

    Of course, I don’t blame the women or the trannies for having the thoughts in the first place. Patriarchal brainwashing and all that.

    Like

    Reply
    1. FAB Libber

      Probably the most sinister are the plastic surgeons. Not my favourite bunch, due to slicing up women and “fixing” stuff that was not wrong to begin with (like ‘flat chestedness’).

      Like

      Reply
  4. lishra

    Wonderful points. Re: radical feminists having “gender dysphoria” because we know how awful sex-gender roles are. Along with this, it makes sense that the liberal/fun feminists who are a-okay with trans folks having surgery, taking hormones, etc are the same feminists who say that a female person getting breast implants is a mostly neutral act (rather than internalized patriarchal beauty standards). Their analysis of why women might want to get implants is nil because choice!choice!choice! and “Well, if it makes her feel better about herself.” Similarly, they think it’s fine for trans folks to modify their bodies because of this “do whatever makes you feel good” thing… which, oh surprise, is totally related to their non-critiques of porn, prostitution, and BDSM as well. Connections!

    Like

    Reply
    1. FAB Libber

      It is indeed where funfeminism falls down, compartmentalising all these different areas and refusing to see connections. It’s like labia surgery, that did not come from a vacuum, it came from porn. And the greedy little plastic surgeons are willing to dive right in and supply that “choosy choice” (for a handsome fee of course). Bastards. (Did I mention that I don’t have a high opinion of most of them, stick to proper reconstructive surgery dudes, stop playing with healthy natural body parts).

      Like

      Reply
  5. noanodyne

    “Do not harm” indeed. Why hasn’t the medical profession – the allopathic, MD-centered one – that has lobbied and fought so hard to make themselves the arbiters of all things related to human “health,” morbidity, and mortality addressed the gross malpractice evidenced by extreme body mods, multiple surgeries on healthy body parts, massively infected neovaginas, mangled and scarred clitori and vulvas, and on and on? Money, pure and simple. Second to that, experimentation. They love them some “research” when it’s just freaks (in their straight-laced little minds) going under the knife. Let a prominent heart surgeon’s son or daughter die of one of these surgeries, then we’ll hear the howling.

    Like

    Reply
  6. ball buster

    “Everyone has the right to live free from violence, to do, act and dress how they please – as long as it does not hurt anyone else. It is that expression “your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose”.”

    Exactly! I couldn’t have said it better myself. But then, it doesn’t seem like they’re worried about who they hurt. Case in point:

    “Yeah radscums ought to be killed by hornets that are on fire.” This is copy/paste googlable, as I refuse to link to the whack-off who said it.

    See, it’s this shit that convinces me that m2f are really not different than men who like their penises. They still resort to violent tendencies when they find opposition to their agenda.

    Like

    Reply
  7. bluetravelerforrealz

    As an ex-trans I agree on everything, just one little refinement (IMO): most people are mentally “ill”…thanks to psychiatrists. Transsexuality is purely psychiatry-created.

    Like

    Reply
    1. FAB Libber

      Shrinks generally don’t make many people, whatever illness, better anyway. Their solution in most cases is to dope them up. Hardly getting at the root of the problems.

      Blue, so are you FAAB that went F2T and back again?

      Like

      Reply
      1. bluetravelerforrealz

        I never took drugs, but I considered myself “cyborg inside”, then came back to my senses.
        (I am the blog owner of this site if you are interested http://questioningtranssexuality.blogspot.com/ Well, it USED to be called “Questioning Transsexuality”, now I’m calling it Questioining TransDruidality for WoW related reasons I don’t blame you for not getting (if you never played WoW). WoW is a role-playing game

        Like

      2. FAB Libber

        LOL, no, I have never played WoW. One radfem I knew swore by it, I took a look and it seemed a bit complex and time consuming. But I am an old fuddy duddy these days, I embrace that.

        Feeling ‘cyborg’ inside is probably not that different to how many radfems felt growing up. Our insides (human!) did not match our outsides (female and 2nd class). We knew we were as smart and as capable (perhaps even more so) than the boyz, but were treated like dumb-dumbs and dollies.

        In my age group, at the time I went through school (including secondary school) it was still a time when girls were told they weren’t good at maths and science. Except that I happened to notice that the top three students in my maths class were … tahdah … female, including moi. The ‘females not good at maths & sciences’ is all part of the gender role bullshit.

        Anyway, I have always been one to Question Dude-ality.

        Like

    1. FAB Libber

      Hi Maggie, good to see you here.
      Experts carrying out the research at King’s College London also suggest that the so-called “pornification” of modern culture may be driving up surgery rates to unprecedented levels
      Nice of the medical establishment to FINALLY catch up with radfems eh?

      were receiving labiaplasty on the mistaken impression that it might solve psychological problems such as body dysmorphic disorder, a condition that causes sufferers to obsess with a part of their body
      And yet they still have not put two and two together for the trans thing. Jeez. Medical profession, do catch up.

      We owner-operators of congentially formed labia know that the labia is not merely a ‘bit of skin’. That it has a lot of nerve endings, and will become engorged with blood with sexual arousal. So no wonder it bloodywell hurts post-operatively. Also, nerves are routinely cut during any surgery (I have had some) and things like tingly numbness in an area can stay for years (and that was just my regular skin, not my sensitive labia).

      I am sure that nature designed the nice plump labia for a reason, perhaps to protect the pubic bone?

      Of course, the pornarific drive for this labia surgery is to make young women look almost pre-pubescent. Along with the baldy look. ewwww.

      Like

      Reply
      1. maggiel101

        Thanks Fab, it’s good to be here and I think the format and your graphics are great.

        Pre-bubescent look = porn period. It’s chilling and so much on the rise it’s now threatening to engulf the ‘normal’ het relationships. There are those who will argue that this equation isn’t the case because they like to be clean shaven. They scweeeem and scweeem that it ain’t so, there are no links. See they’re hurt by this development. and it’s making them think that all actions have consequences and the pornification of our society has had this backlash. It is invading their ‘healthy’ het piv centered sex life. One that they believe is free of porn influences.

        When push comes to a shove they may say that they don’t watch porn, but it’s a free world and then choose to ignore the damage it does. However when their het priviledge is impacted upon by the pornarific drive for the baldy look (great phrase) they get all uppity.

        Hope I’m making sense.

        Like

      2. FAB Libber

        I like your “scweeeem” spelling. Consider it nicked. 😉

        I think there is a general denial about porn influences in ‘normal’ (PIV-centric) het sex life. Perhaps if the women, particularly the ‘choosy choicers’ made the connection, they would realise that much of their empowerfulment sexxxayness is manufactured for profit, of the pornographers. I certainly noticed the difference in my former het life, the influences of porn became greater and greater the more that porn became available. I was always a proto-radfem though, even from early on I rejected the stupid things like lingerie as being either relevant or sexxxay. Just dumb dress-ups.

        These days I go one further, if you really need dress-ups in the bedroom, U R doin’ it wrong.

        Like

  8. ajill

    study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2009 revealed that there had been an almost 70% increase in the number of women having labiaplasty on the NHS on the previous year. There were 1,118 operations in 2008, compared with 669 in 2007 and 404 in 2006.

    ##

    “on the NHS.” So the UK tax payer funded health care is covering this? Under what health pretext?

    And are abortions, the morning after pill, and contraceptives paid for by the NHS? How about vasectomies?

    Like

    Reply
    1. maggiel101

      Some hospitals provide abortions but mainly it’s done in private clinics. Yes it’s free. A lot of abortions in the UK are done via chemical inducement but I don’t think you have to pay for the prescription (would have to check but it wouldn’t be at all expensive and free if on certain benefits). The morning after pill and birth control pill are available via prescription which in England costs £7.20 – free if on certain benefits for example women get free prescriptions post pregnancy for a year, including free dental treatment.

      Vasectomies are free on NHS as well, but I wasn’t aware that the NHS was funding labiaplasty operations.

      Like

      Reply
  9. Pingback: The trans umbrella | twanzphobic since forever

  10. Pingback: More harm than good? | twanzphobic since forever

  11. Pingback: Jendah: The emperor’s new clothes | twanzphobic since forever

  12. Pingback: Internal identities | twanzphobic since forever

  13. Malcolm Tecumseh Rutherford

    Pretty damn judgmental for someone who believes “Do No Harm” is their mantra. Tell me again how “dressing up” falls under the category of harming others? Or even body modifications, for that matter. Because that includes tattoos, which are a huge societal norm now and in no way hurt anyone but the person getting the tattoo (except in rare circumstances).

    Like

    Reply
    1. DaveSquirrel Post author

      It isn’t just dressing up though is it? It is getting laws changed so that dressing up is recognised as a legal state, to go into female bathrooms and changing rooms, usually complete with penis. If they stayed at home playing dress-ups, then I would agree, no harm done (if no surgical mutilation). But all of this impinges on the rights of females.

      Like

      Reply
  14. kaypasser

    ..interestingly, when my ex decided to retransition (MtftMtFtMtF over a lifetime, but he forgot to mention that bit) and had gaslighted me, subjected me to his narcissistic rage, and got all our ‘friends’ to turn their backs on me because i was ‘transphobic’ it was me he had admitted to psychiactric hospital…. no one questioned his sanity at all.

    Like

    Reply

Leave a rilly rilly twanzphobic reply, go on, dares ya!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s