But at least I get to chuckle about what is in my moderation queue.
Yesterday, for the Tootsie post, I got this comment, from Ashlie Tokesky from Michigan USA:
You know absolutely nothing about the birth defect that is transsexualism. It has been proven that transsexual people have the brain structure of the gender we say we are. If you had any empathy whatsoever, you would not think these horrible things. You are all deluded, hateful people who have no idea what equality is. Your baseless propaganda will never prevail over concrete evidence and professional opinions.
http: [boring evo-med article about BST volume on a statistically minute survey sample]
http: [same shit]
Check out all the references to professionals from around the world. You can make up all the lies you want about transsexual people, but beware, you are making fun of people with birth defects and you are a bigot.
– Ashlie, a transsexual FAB
Well, the first gem here is that Ashlie claims to be a “transsexual FAB”. No such thing honeypie. FAB or FAAB stands for Female Assigned at Birth and covers biological/genetic females (XX, the majority of females) and intersex persons who are brought up as female (various combinations like XXY etc) but these are a small percentage.
If you are a “FAB” who is a “transsexual” then you are a “transman” or F2T, and because you have defected into playing the role of man, you cannot speak on behalf of those of use still subject to daily misogyny.
If you are a “transwoman” then FAB does not apply to you dingbat, you were MAB/MAAB. Get over it. You do not have the internal kit as above, you were not treated like a second class citizen from birth. You are not “one of the girls” no matter how hard you pretend to be, in fact, the harder you insist you are, the less likely you are like “one of the girls”. Get over it.
As for the brain studies – most of which have to be done on corpses, and taking sex steriods for a prolonged period automatically renders any such study as null and void anyway. None of these studies is much further removed from the old brain studies they used to do on homosexual males to “prove” either homosexual brains were different, or the Quest for the Gay Gene. So what if your two links try to discount sexual orientation (this time!).
“You are all deluded, hateful people who have no idea what equality is.”
See above for what FAB actually means. Plus you are twanzsplaining to a bunch of feminists, subject to misogyny and discrimination for all their lives, and you have the nerve to suggest we know nothing about equality struggles? This is the part that earns you the Eeejit of the Week award. Congratulations, your award is in the post.
“you would not think these horrible things”
Nice of you to become the Thought Police.
“Your baseless propaganda will never prevail over concrete evidence and professional opinions.”
It is not “baseless propaganda”. The categories of female and male are sexual reproductive categories – that is it. The terms “woman” and “man” refer to the adult human varies of the sexual reproductive categories. Everything else, including clothing, make-up, behaviour attributes, etc, are part and parcel of the gender roles (or sex roles). Sorry sunshine, these are societal constructs. Which brings us to your next point:
“the birth defect that is transsexualism”
There is no “birth defect” in rebelling against the prescribed societal constructs of gender roles. By that definition, feminists should be “trans” – but they are not. We seek to rid the world of these societal constructs of gender, gender roles, and discrimination. You are running fairly fast and loose with the definition of “birth defect“. Nice try for getting the sympathy vote, but it does not wash with me.
“but beware, you are making fun of people with birth defects and you are a bigot”
Gee, now that is a first, the male-born name-calling females to silence them. Do take your gender essentialist bullshit and put it where the sun don’t shine.
And do some more reading too, before you come here trying to twanzsplain your “but we were born that way” bullshit. I really don’t give a fuck that you disliked the role of masculinity*, neither do I, but that does not mean you win the Oppression Olympics just because you say you do. You’ve been “a woman” for all of five minutes, discovered that misogyny sucks, insist that it is twanzphobia and that you are a special snowflake that is more discriminated against than females who have been treated as second class all their lives, and expect that we drop everything (our equality, our human rights) just so you can play pretty dress-ups? Fuck that noise.
You see, I have an “internal identity” too. Dave the Squirrel. I demand that you acknowledge my internal identity lest I call you a bigot. See how that works?
*Unlike you however, I also hate the role of femininity too.