Transgenderism: active framing
February 16, 2010
Just a quick note to explain why I’m refining my strategy in regards to transgenderism, and to offer it up for consideration to other radical feminists. As always, your opinions, thoughts, and suggestions are very welcome.
Normally, we usually only speak in terms of the male-to-female transpersons, with the female-to-male added as barely an afterthought. Many reasons for this, I’m sure. Mine is primarily that including the ftm renders each sentence too wordy and also that the ftm are not aggressively pushing the trans agenda like their counterparts. Many radical feminists believe, in addition, that some of the dynamics are not exactly the same (I agree with this assessment).
But from now on, I will refer mostly to the perspective of a normal woman whenever possible, in spite of the fact that my main purpose is still to deconstruct mtf. What on earth could be advantageous to such a strategy? It’s simple, I’m narrowing my target — or more specifically, refining my word choices to better address and effect change in, my real target. I asked myself: who is the only group actively fighting for the acceptance of transgenderism, and who is guilt-tripping the rest of their group into compliance? The answer is: 3nd wave vanilla girls (and boys) who display a profound misunderstanding of basic feminism. Consider the effect on her when she reads something like this:
Transgenderism is the idea that girls “must really be a boy” if they want to express traits which are traditionally and currently associated with masculinity.
The reification of sexist dogma becomes much more clear to her when females are the active subject. It reminds her to focus on herself, and the root cause of sexism. It reminds her of all the countless injustices which occur whenever the belief that “only boys can do X” pervades a culture. It breaks transgenderism down to it’s core and emphasizes the harm accruing to her personally. In addition to those benefits, it also works to disengage the trigger which activates her subconscious — and it is this unconscious reaction which prevents her from using her brain. I’m talking about the subconscious tendancy, achieved through eons of male supremacy brainwashing, for women to automatically identify and express sympathy for male needs before they contemplate their own. Deconstructing transgenderism as if from the perspective of a normal woman puts women front and center.
There’s also a potential bonus. If you look for it, you can catch the transmorons saying something in reponse which sounds roughly like “oh that isn’t true, stop talking about yourself and don’t forget to give me tissues for my tears”. Simply point out that whenever someone disagrees, then the onus rests upon them to offer up for your perusal precisely whatever it is that is that they do claim. So in theory we finally get to hear whatever it is that they do believe transgenderism means, although I’m not holding my breath since they’ll probably opt for the same old misdirection ploy and change the subject.
I’ve noticed that whenever I do reframe trans ideology to position normal women as the active subject, the reaction is always the same so be warned: it’s always psychotic frustrated rage which will immediately refocus attention on absolutely anything else in your comment. The last thing they want anybody to do, is to discuss transgenderism as if from the perspective of a normal woman. And yet, it is they who claim mtf are “normal women”, and it is they who claim that “normal women are on the same continuum of femminity as they themselves are”. Well, if they are then let’s play their game by their rules, and ask them why a regular girl needs a penis in order to express traits associated with traditional and current standards of masculinity.
Surely their response is not “Oh but of course no regular girl would ever desire to express traits associated with traditional or current standards of masculinity”? I’m waiting for that one, lol. The only other slightly-less-than-batshit-insane reply would be “Oh well, you know, the average mtf feels even more feminine and girly than the average genetic girl, who can cope just fine with expressing boyish qualities without needing a penis”. (I’ve already had one transmoron try this excuse on me.) Do they really mean to suggest that the average mtf feels like a non-average female? So they feel more womanly than a real woman, and at the same time they feel identical to real women? Cluestick: It isn’t possible to be “more than” and “equal to” at the same time.
Why haven’t the vanilla girls noticed yet that all of the justifications for transgenderism require magical thinking and delusion, in order to make sense? That becomes especially apparent when we reframe the beliefs of the transgendered into the perspective of a normal woman. I realize it’s not always possible to do that, but the more we do, the easier it becomes for the typical 3nd waver to recognize how the tenets of transgenderism, when applied to herself, directly negates her own humanity by propagating the same sexist drivel which she claims to oppose. I’m also not saying this repositioning is easy to do, I only mention it because radical feminists tend to be very intelligent and perceptive, and will be able to develope variations that would never occur to me. Let me know when you do!