H/T to Kathy for the title of this post. In all honesty, I can’t think of a better description for what’s been going on the comments section of a thread at Pam’s House Blah:
- What you call “gender identity,” I might call “sex stereotypes.”
- I am starting to think that gays and lesbians working on trans issues are signing their own death warrants.
- Instead of being a butch dyke, I’m now being told I should become a man.
- Gender identity legislation seeks to codify the idea that there are, in fact, gender-specific traits – that there are masculine traits and feminine traits. That is scary, and wrong.
The cure for homosexuality used to be reparative (ha) therapy – change behaviour. That clearly didn’t work. So, now, change the body to make it (sexual behaviour/attractions) “not” gay.
So why is it ok to label women as transphobic for not wanting people with penises in women-only space?
I do want to eliminate irrational discrimination, but not at the expense of women.
But now, of course, we have yet to get to the money shot. In response to the statement, “Women also have good reason not to trust other women’s deicsions what is safe for women” (which itself had been a reponse to “women have good reason not to trust men’s decision making as to what is safe for women”), one finds this:
I am done responding to you, as only a misogynist would say what you actually typed in the first line above.
A personal shot like that didn’t even get a warning.
Yet, my historical assessment of the reality of what transpired in Maryland in 2001:
It starts with the same strategy that Maryland’s gay elite put into play in 2001: They’re only trannies; they can wait at least 10 years
did get a warning. Oh, and lets not forget what prompted St. Autumn to give me the heave-ho:
Forget about me.
Forget about the Luna-Tick.
Forget about St. Autumn.
Just think about what Kathy summarized as “every transphobic trope of the last 40 years.”
Now think about why there was – and still is – a need for trans civil rights legislation in Maryland (and Massachusetts…and Connecticut…and New York…and New Hampshire…and Delaware.)