HBSer Princess

justthinking24:

crashchaoscats:

Some reading material for all you folks out there wondering what shrinks are writing about gender dysphoria.

Thank you!

muchanimal-veryfeminism-wow:

transcultist:

muchanimal-veryfeminism-wow:

even if i was sure that mindergenfield really was a trans woman, i would still condemn what she says, because what she says is disgusting, transmisogynistic, and wrong.

but frankly, i’m not even remotely convinced that she isn’t actually just a (cis) terf posing as a trans woman online.

the more i read her posts, the more i’m like

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yeahhhh… i’m just not buying it.

Frankly, you as a self-described “cishet lady” accusing mindergenfield of being a liar because you dislike the way she frames her experiences seems pretty “transmisogynistic” to me.

Gender-critical transsexual women exist whether you like it or not, and our perspectives are legitimate. If you want to consider yourself an ally to transsexual people, I would suggest that you try actually engaging with what we have to say instead of making baseless accusations against us.

you are objectively a really terrible person

Thanks for your input, but I am afraid that I am not inclined to take it to heart, given that your definition of being a good person apparently includes using silencing tactics against vulnerable minority group members who stray too far from the party line.

muchanimal-veryfeminism-wow:

even if i was sure that mindergenfield really was a trans woman, i would still condemn what she says, because what she says is disgusting, transmisogynistic, and wrong.

but frankly, i’m not even remotely convinced that she isn’t actually just a (cis) terf posing as a trans woman online.

the more i read her posts, the more i’m like

image

yeahhhh… i’m just not buying it.

Frankly, you as a self-described “cishet lady” accusing mindergenfield of being a liar because you dislike the way she frames her experiences seems pretty “transmisogynistic” to me.

Gender-critical transsexual women exist whether you like it or not, and our perspectives are legitimate. If you want to consider yourself an ally to transsexual people, I would suggest that you try actually engaging with what we have to say instead of making baseless accusations against us.

cbeamsglitter:

people who don’t experience sex dysphoria are about as ‘trans’ as straight demisexuals are ‘queer’

Transcultist, the earlier anon talked about Blanchard being bull and mentioned Blanchard's claim that AG is very common. Then they said that that sort of thinking had been damaging to transsexuals. You replied that "that sort of thinking" is an acknowledgement of reality. That sounds like you support Blanchard and his way of looking at things. If you don't, you need to clarify that you think Blanchard's basic idea (there are two and only two types) is wrong, but AG exists and is common.
Anonymous

I literally ended my response to that asker by calling the Blanchard Typology “flawed,” and if you read through my autogyephilia tag you will see that I have expressed countless times in the past that acknowledging the reality of fetishism as a motivator for transition does not mean that I support the autogynephilic versus homosexual theory of transsexualism.

Transcultist, Blanchard thinks that all trans women are either gay men or cross-dressers (autogynophiles). In his way of looking at things, if a trans woman comes out after puberty, they're probably an autogynophile. He think any transwoman who is attracted to women, to women and men, or asexual, is really an autogynophile. This is the problem with his theory. Right now we have too much denial of the existence of AG, but his theory was a bit crazy.
Anonymous

Feel free to point me to where I said that I was in full agreement with everything that Blanchard wrote and that I am a proponent of his typology.

'Autogynephilia' may be real in that there are probably a few men who DO fetishise the idea of being biologically female (which, like most fetishes, I don't really care about provided they keep it to themselves), but IMO that doesn't make Blanchard's writings on it any less bullshit, especially his assertion that it's somehow really commonplace amongst male transitioners. IDK, that sort of thinking has been VERY damaging for many transsexual folk who were trying to come to terms with themselves.
Anonymous

boundarymodels:

transcultist:

What you call “that sort of thinking” is the simple acknowledgement of reality - autogynephilia absolutely is commonplace among male transitioners. Every single day I read posts written by adult heterosexual males who are pursuing medical transition in which they salivate over the thought of becoming “sexy girls” and proudly discuss their lack of dysphoria and their love of PIV sex. These individuals and the transgender activist ideology that shields them are the real threats to transsexual people, not the Blanchard Typology, as flawed as it is. 

Can you provide examples of such people, Transcultist? I am curious as to who the people are that “absolutely” exist.

I realize that you are merely attempting to bait me, but regardless I suggest that you read the autogynephilia tag of my blog - there are plenty of examples of posts written by autogynephiles there to satisfy your supposed curiosity. I have no interest in producing a series of names for you, given that that sounds like a fantastic way to be smeared by transgender activists as a “collaborator” who “wrote a hit list of trans women” or something equally ridiculous.

'Autogynephilia' may be real in that there are probably a few men who DO fetishise the idea of being biologically female (which, like most fetishes, I don't really care about provided they keep it to themselves), but IMO that doesn't make Blanchard's writings on it any less bullshit, especially his assertion that it's somehow really commonplace amongst male transitioners. IDK, that sort of thinking has been VERY damaging for many transsexual folk who were trying to come to terms with themselves.
Anonymous

What you call “that sort of thinking” is the simple acknowledgement of reality - autogynephilia absolutely is commonplace among male transitioners. Every single day I read posts written by adult heterosexual males who are pursuing medical transition in which they salivate over the thought of becoming “sexy girls” and proudly discuss their lack of dysphoria and their love of PIV sex. These individuals and the transgender activist ideology that shields them are the real threats to transsexual people, not the Blanchard Typology, as flawed as it is. 

liketheghost:

i mean, look. i am a transsexual man. 

at 16, i was recognisable as a lesbian. at 17, i was androgynous to the point where my sex was not necessarily obvious to the casual observer. that was also the year i came out as trans. 

for various boring, complicated and personal reasons related to being from a country that, let’s say, does not do “transition” the way certain US states does, i was unable to transition physically for several years. 

so i know about being perceived as a masculine lesbian, and a boyish girl, and a gay man, and probably a variety of other kinds of people.

and then i was finally able to start testosterone, and it has been a while since i met a new person who did not immediately just assume i am male. 

so like, what i am saying is that i have genuine first person knowledge of what it’s like to be A TRANSSEXUAL MAN, i literally personally brought about the end of lesbianism, i literally killed lesbianism, i am very sorry except like

…i’m not? because i didn’t? 

like it’s been a while, a good long while, but from what i can tell lesbianism is doing fine without me 

so please do not use my life, my “pain”, my “struggle”, to make your point about misogyny, about homophobia, about the combination of both that leads to what some people call lesbophobia. 

i will always back women, and i will especially always back women and girls who are gender non-conforming, who are not thought to be “right” according to restrictive, patriarchal and restrictive gender norms. i am on your side and i can empathise to some degree because i have been there, and i love you.

but that is not me. and i will not allow my story to be twisted and used as a cautionary tale, as something that can be avoided if only you fine-tune your politics in just the right way. 

i cannot let you lie about me and about people like me in order to further your own agenda, even if your “agenda” is one i generally agree with. 

all this to say: stop being assholes. don’t let people who are genuinely hateful, spiteful, or just straight-up damaged and deeply in need of therapy, speak for you, or what you think is “us”. 

i love you. don’t be a jerk. group hug 2k14. god bless.