It looks like the Transsexual Menace has decided to take a stake in T-Central. Based on comments on Anne's blog I am beginning to think her removal or banning from T-Central was part of a plan by Transgender Menace, a more apt name, to infiltrate the list and impose their ill-advised, ultra liberal and ultra confrontational mindset on T-Central.
I actually remember when Transexual Menace arrived on the scene in the early nineties with Riki Wilchins. Riki was at least initially transsexual and according to Riki post op. Well Riki is now a proponent of the non-binary and gender queer and never says so but must believe they made a mistake getting surgery if in fact they ever did. Riki Wilchins just looks, dresses , and acts like a man. In fact Riki has a one whatever show called the Mangina Monologues and refuses to identify with either the male or female gender in this Innovators interview.
Riki Wilchins made a mistake getting SRS and now s/he wants to make sure everyone who is transsexual pays for it through her/his pain. She believes transsexuals, transvestites, gender-queer etc. are one and the same. S/he also considers herself a feminist although not identifying with the gender binary female role. I disagree with Riki Wilchins on a lot of things but the one thing I will never disagree with he/she is they are a Menace.
Riki Wilchins is what the term professional "tranny" was intended to describe back in my time. We had them even by the early 70's. In actuality Riki is a professional "gender-queer" and I would have zero problems with that except Riki believes transsexuals should never be stealth and can never pass probably because Riki looks like an effeminate gay man.
Riki wants everyone under the transgender banner included in all legislation which includes the right to display the gender of your choice whenever you feel like it at work. I do agree with Riki that everyone regardless of status should be able to lead their lives safely and be happy but I do believe there are some limits required.
Riki has actually pretended to represent transsexuals for a long time with the express intent of destroying the individuality of transsexuals and the fact we are decidedly different than everyone else under the transgender umbrella whether we are stealth and pass or are out and cannot pass which is her/his problem.
Congratulations are in order for T-Central management and in particular Melissa for bringing these fools into any T-Central debate. If you think Anne or I can be politically incorrect then wait until they take over T-Central.
Riki Wilchins and her ilk are not representative of anything transsexual because s/he never was. Just what transsexuals of any era need is this kind of representation and now it has invaded T-Central. Whether it is Riki or one of hir pathetic underlings no transsexual will utter a word on their watch that contradicts their views.