Who is under this trans umbrella? Well, anyone really. In order to get their numbers up and gain supporters, they will include any group – including those groups that have opposing views – under the “trans umbrella”.
Under the trans umbrella:
The intersex situation is often appropriated by trans and transactivists, to try and ‘prove’ the trans case, which it does not. The intersex have their own views and want to be left the fuck alone by trans. Besides, there is no actual comparison between the medical intervention taken (in some cases, not always desired) to deal with a congenital ambiguity, vs hacking off healthy body parts where there was no problem to begin with.
The genderqueers do not wish to conform to gender role stereotypes or appearance, but the trans do almost nothing but trying to uphold the gender stereotypes and appearances (otherwise, they actually would be genderqueer). Not sure if the genderqueers have told trans to fuck off or not, but they probably should.
The crossdressers (which are primarily males dressing as females). Most of this bunch don’t even believe they are actually ‘women’, they have a thing for women’s clothing, a fetish. They don’t want any surgery to bodily become ‘woman’. Half the time, they dress as men (reaping the benefits of men) during the week, and play girly dress-ups on the weekend for kicks. This does not add any legitimacy to the trans cause at all. In fact, some sexual predators are dressing as ‘women’ in order to get closer to their victims.
Well, that’s a bunch of strange bedfellows, considering that the first two probably don’t even want to be associated with trans. So, who is not included under the trans umbrella?
Not under the trans umbrella:
‘cis’ people. The ones supposedly happy with biological sex matching their assigned gender role. Well frankly, the only ones I could see being happy as ‘cis’ would be MAABs enjoying all their male privileges. FAABs, not so much, hence our little feminism thing we have been harping on about for the last few hundred years. Yet, you know who gets called ‘cis’ more often? Not MAABs, the most likely group to be ‘cis’, but FAABs, the most likely to be unhappy about the stupid gender roles.
Radical feminists. This group of FAABs are extremely angry at the gender roles and the treatment we receive because we were born with a female body. All that ‘gender dysphoria’ stuff applies to us, but we don’t think we are trans-anything. We are female, and we know what shitty treatment we get as females. Quoting Joy at IBTP (link below):
My insides don’t match my outsides, either.
Inside, I’m a human being. Outside, I’m a woman.
In a world with no gender, there would be no dysphoria.
Gender dysphoria cannot exist without ‘gender’. Now as gender, as in gender roles, are a load of crock, so too is gender dysphoria. So thankfully radfems don’t belong in your little trans party of self-legitimising fantasy, with important-sounding medical names.
People with body dysmorphia. Why? Because that would point the finger at this trans thing being more of a psychological/psychiatric condition – after all, you dudes said it yourself “my body does not match my brain gender, I feel like a woman“. Errr dudes, that is describing a brain thing. As one born female, it does not “feel” like anything, except maybe a doormat (but we actually don’t “feel” like doormats, just treated that way). Perhaps you should amend it to “my body does not match my brain gender, I feel like a doormat, not a king-of-the-universe male”. Closer, still no cigar. I digress. Of course you cannot have the body dysmorphia folks in your club house, for the simple reason it is a recognised condition whereby reputable medical personnel will not indulge or facilitate the patient’s delusions. Whilst it is true that plastic surgeons are flocking to your whims, they make a shitload of money out of unnecessary surgery (because legitimate corrective cases are far and few between). They are in it to make a buck. They don’t give a shit about your well-being.
So out of the main in- and out- groups of the trans clubhouse, there are really only two that fit. The body dysmorphia crowd, and the cross-dressers who are primarily fetishists.
For those of you who do look down and are horrified by a penis being there, please go see a shrink and get the appropriate psychological treatment. Surgery will not necessarily resolve your problems or help your condition. You may also later regret the mutilation to your body.
The rest of you, fall into the fetish club. Sometimes it is real obvious what the fetish actually is, whether it be the porny-fuelled fantasies of girls having pillow fights in dorm rooms, or the creepier end of the fetish scale which includes femicide and the wearing of a ‘lady suit’ (wtf?). For those who eroticise our oppression as females, in bdsm-like fashion, you fall under the fetish banner too. All the sexual kink crap can be filed under this one. The only difference between the crossdressers and M2Ts are duration and commitment to your fantasy world.
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Now, just before you go off testerically screaming “twanzphobia”, highlight the passages that:
1) denied you were a human
2) said I hated you
3) wished you bodily harm (telling you to piss off does not count)
4) point to the ‘loads’ of articles where radfems physically have beaten the crap out of a transperson
If you find those bits, then please do run around screaming “twanzphobia”.
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Joy’s comment can be found: