Today’s bit of twanzphobia is about appropriation (yeah, the title probably gave that away?)
I was sent a youtube link by a friend (who probably wants to remain nameless, let me know).
It is a video presented by a Monica Helms, on “Transgender and transgender-like persons in the US military”. The blurb about this term, on the twanz site where this was found goes:
Monica uses the term “Transgender-like” because the word “transgender” is a 20th Century term, and we cannot say for sure that all of these individuals would identify using that term if they lived today. Most of these earliest transgendered (in varying senses of the word) veterans were born identified as female, and certainly some must have used male presentation simply because the military (and life in general) did not offer its best opportunities to women at the time. Some may have been lesbian women who were cross dressing. But according to Monica’s research, some continued presenting as male even after military service and many presented with lifelong histories of “tom boy” or masculine behavior. A good history lesson for anyone interested in military and gender presentation history.
OK, well that was just a tad understated wasn’t it? “because the military (and life in general) did not offer its best opportunities to women at the time”. More correctly, females were BANNED and FORBIDDEN to be in the military in fighting capacities (but frequently allowed to perform nursing duties on the front lines). Females dressing to pass as males is not a new thing, Joan d’Arc for example.
More interestingly, quite a number of the women in this video were not spinsters/lesbians/dressed as “tomboys” at all, but married women serving in the same unit as their husbands. Most seemed to go back to dressing as females after the war. Certainly some might have been lesbians and “tomboys”.
But the elephant-in-the-room is completely overlooked by this video – that is, the reason why females dress ‘as men’ is very very different to (most of) the reasons males dress ‘as women’. Most of the time, females did not want to “be men” at all, simply they were denied access to a wider life outside the home, in the military, and most jobs. Even writing, most females had to use a male pseudonym in order to get published. That my friends, is Herstory. It is not even remotely twanz history at all.
Contrast this with the reasons why males cross-dress or promote twanzgenderism – autogynophilia, sexual fetish tied to female clothing, the ‘usurpers‘ that are gay males (who keep their dicks) but insist they are way better than actual females, and failed masculinity. Not a one does it to access female jobs that they are locked out of. Simply wanting access to female-only spaces is either part of the sexual fetish, or part of the M2T delusional world (to “prove” they pass as women).
Another pachyderm-in-the-room in this video is that “people” actually are FEMALE people exclusively. This is female-erasure, herstory erasure, and you guessed it, it is being presented by the male-born “Monica Helms”, who is trying to appropriate herstory for the twanz agenda – M2T agenda specifically. Every single time males use the term “people” to refer to a group made up of one biological sex, it is always females that get erased somehow.
Part 2 of this Helms documentary is really the M2T version (with one ommission that should have been in part 1, a female not trans for reasons stated above). Part 2 covers transvestite director Ed Wood, and M2Ts that usually came out as M2Ts after military service. The military seems to be a breeding ground for M2Ts. We get another mini-bio of Helms, as well as ex-military, Autumn Sandeen (M2T of Pam’s Houseblend fame). There is a token F2T, who frankly, still looks like a butch dyke.
Unfortunately, Monica is a bit shy on tackle status (even in the detailed history of his sex life), so at this point remains unconfirmed, but chances are that he is still packing. Interestingly, a he has done a youtube bio of himself, narrated in the third person (companion written bio at ). Self-declared achievements include designing the sickly pink/blue/white twanz flag:
Also I note in his credits, he was (among many other things) an advisor on the board of the National Centre for Transgender Equality (which you may recall drafted the recent ‘disaster shelter policy’ for twanz just to make themselves comfy in whatever shelters they please). Helms is also another ex-military (Navy), so no surprise that he is El Presidente of TAVA.
Helms is pissed off with his ex-wife that did not support his twanz life. And obviously thinks he is way better at ‘girly’ things like make-up. Most of his sexual partners have been other twanz, he and they refer to themselves as lesbians.
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