Watch the youtube. Have you done that yet? Oh good. Now the clever octopus does a top-notch jobbie of impersonating or mimicking the seaweed – but that is all it has done, it has not “changed into seaweed” has it?
Yet, when we talk about transgender (and SRS) that is exactly what they want you to believe is happening – a magical transformation has taken place, and the change of appearance means that, in the twanz case, the person has become that opposite sex. Lets take another look at our octopus…
I am fairly certain that most people will agree with me, in the first frame, this is an octopus who is just mimicking seaweed, and has not actually transformed into seaweed. There is more to being seaweed than just looking like seaweed – this is a fact.
So too with biological sex. There is more to being female than just looking like, or approximating, a female.
This is really a companion post to UndercoverPunk’s latest post. There is more to being a female than just looking like one. We have a biological, reproductive reality, which can affect our daily or longterm lives because of that reality.
I experience a regular monthly menstrual cycle. Frankly, it can be quite intrusive on my daily activities. […]
FEMALE reproductive functioning is simply not like any other metabolic system. Not only do reproductively female bodies endure the cyclical interference of our menstrual cycles (and menopause), but most fertile women can and do create new LIFE (aka a child) with their gonads and “internal morphological sex” organs. To use one’s ‘sex’ this way, to give Life is, well, a LIFE CHANGING reality. The knowledge that you could become unwittingly responsible– through accident or rape– for another person’s LIFE is incredible. It’s daunting. I don’t know how heterosexual women are supposed to enjoy PIV with that on our backs, but you can visit FCM’s blog to read more about that.
Female reproductive organs and processes have physical consequences to female LIVES. Female fertility can not be constructed out of social interactions. Female fertility is biologically constructed with objectively demonstrable physical effects.
That function, that reality, is not one that any non-female can ever truly experience. But this of course, is just one aspect of the reality of being female – but it is an important one nonetheless – reproductive vulnerability. This is where sex matters, and it is the primary protection of our vulnerability that is eroded away with most of the trans legislation being brought in. The problem with most of the existing and proposed trans legislation is that it comes at the expense of biological females – trans want access for anybody and everybody who “identifies” as “woman” to be able to enter female bathrooms, changing rooms, and domestic violence shelters – inclusive of sexual predators.
I have one thing to say to that, twanzworld:
So until any of the proposed trans legislation takes into account the actual risk and reality of biological females, count me out. Get your house in order, and ensure that perverts and sexual predators don’t tag along with you into the ladies bathroom.