I have always been bothered by the umbrella term Transgender. It is an ambiguous term meant to encompass everyone that has some type of gender issue that are at their best loosely defined or at their worst deliberately loosely defined. Being a cynic I fall on the side of deliberate.
Since this is my blog I express my views based on my perceptions and years of experience dealing with kids that were similar to me. That does give me an insight into young transsexuals because I have actually helped them free themselves from being born transsexual and learn to just live. I try not to give advice to those that transitioned later in life and I do accept everyone that has had SRS as my brother or sister and I will accept those striving for SRS but I have little use for those that find the thought of SRS frivolous or unnecessary. In my world that is a concept I cannot believe in nor understand.
These same people push the notion that they are as female as a natal woman because they simply say they are. They claim their male equipment is not relevant which to be blunt is a crock of shit. The very concept that you would prefer male parts to female parts defines you clearly as a man or I guess part man and part woman but it does not define you as female.
Lawmakers have proven that they are less than astute and even laws that allow men to obtain female birth certificates cannot change the fact you physically are maintaining your maleness for whatever reason you may have. The simple truth is you made that choice. The simple truth is to a transsexual there is no choice when it comes to our sex. We need to be how we should have been but the overwhelming majority of us want that part of our lives to be over with once we have SRS.
One does not choose to be transsexual unless of course one reads the loons populating T-Central and the Transgender agenda apologists and proponents. One does appear to choose to be Transgender though because the "Transgender Forever" mantra is quite relevant and openly supported by those under the Transgender Umbrella that are not actually transsexual. These people enjoy the ambiguity of the term Transgender because their lives are full of ambiguities.
They are perfectly happy being called Transgender because the ambiguity of that specific term lets them fool others into the belief they are not transvestites or cross-dressers which are rapidly becoming pejoratives to many in the Transgender Activist hierarchy. They use this ambiguity of terminology to pass laws and leave the impression these laws are for people changing sex when they really mean people playing at gender since changing gender is a matter of appearance. Playing girly dressup is a powerful aphrodisiac to the transvestites and cross-dressers of the world. Their ultimate feminization dream is to live as a woman when they want to and as a man when they need to. It is their best of both worlds fantasy.
The really sad part is many transsexuals have been sucked under the Transgender umbrella and have willingly embraced it which is odd. If you were to ask a transsexual if they are a transvestite or a cross-dresser or a drag queen the normal reaction would be outrage at the thought yet these same fools allow themselves to be labeled transgendered and cannot see the ambiguity of allowing themselves to be cultivated into the cult of the dressup fantasy and if there is one thing being born transsexual is not, it is a fantasy. It is far closer to a nightmare.
The irony is the ambiguity of the term transgender fits perfectly in the world of gender politics because gender is fluid which is at odds with those born transsexual because gender has not one thing to do with being transsexual. Being transsexual is a sex identity issue and this is not debatable because it is a fact. One changes sex and that has been recognized for a long time but there is now a concerted effort to make that appear to be a change of gender which is impossible to define because even the gender cultists controlling transgender activism admit gender is fluid and expressible in many varied manners many of which are cultural, some of which defy description.
My gender and the gender of others born transsexual has never been an issue. Our sex was and always will be the issue although the transgender wingnuts are waging a good war against this fact in the way they have forced the media and others to use the term transgender. I am amused when I read the musings of Black Swan when she virulently comments on some perceived outrage I have committed against the transgendered. Corner her and ask her if she is transgender and ask why she identifies as a transvestite and duck quickly.
I have been called some pretty sick things in the few years I have blogged but Transgender is not one of them because I never was and my transsexualism is long since cured. Transgender Forever is something spouted by almost all the transgender activists because they will always be transvestites and crossdressers and transgender lends a semblance of credibility to their social issue of dressing female in public, which ironically is no longer illegal.
If you have no issue with yourself as a transvestite, crossdresser or drag queen then by all means use the term transgender. If you have a sex identity problem verses a gender identity problem then for the sake of clarity define yourself as transsexual until after SRS. If you find that to be an issue then maybe you are not transsexual after all.
I watch the mothers of many of the young transsexuals that are brought to the public eye struggle with the use of transsexual verses transgender and one can witness them catching themselves when they use that evil word transsexual. One of these days the world will wake up to this deliberate obfuscation of what is transsexual and what is transgender and when they do I would not want to be on the side promoting transgender because lets be honest here. Why do men who are transvestites, crossdressers, or drag queens need the rights of women or those willing to do anything to become women? The answer is they do not but the truth is as men they demand it.
It is funny how it always comes down to men verses women isn't it? If you believe you are a girl then you want everything a girl has including sex characteristics. If you are a man pretending to be a woman you demand all the rights of women while maintaining the arrogance your dick and balls have provided you. Why is that? The simple truth is because you will always be a man and sometimes the truth sucks.