Stopping T and choosing Motherhood

December 17, 2011

F2T exercising a choice that “transgender children” (who are sterilized before sexual maturity) never get to make. The choice to be a biological parent.

20 Responses to “Stopping T and choosing Motherhood”

  1. Mary Sunshine Says:

    Hah! Good one.

  2. KittyBarber Says:

    So, if you aren’t taking T, and haven’t had the surgery, and you are going to have a baby–why are you going to be a ‘father?’ And aside from your shaved head (which I have sported, as have many women) what exactly is it that makes you a ‘guy?’
    Confused I am. Or she is. Or he is.

  3. Jaye Jill Says:

    These youtube videos are always so awkward and embarrassing. What healthy person would want to stand in front of anonymous strangers and ramble on about their intimate lives? The narcissism is repellent.

    It was “medically necessary” to remove her breasts? Beyond depressing. That’s the basic self-hatred instilled by patriarchy into ALL girls and women. She is not special. She does not have a medical condition. The solution is for ALL of us to fight back, NOT to give in to it. There is nothing wrong with anyone’s body, nothing, ever. We are all perfect animals, graced with living flesh that feels.

    I dream of a day 100 years from now when people study this insanity the way we look at the eugenics movement or the use of leeches as medicine.

    • fmnst Says:

      “It was “medically necessary” to remove her breasts? Beyond depressing. That’s the basic self-hatred instilled by patriarchy into ALL girls and women. She is not special. She does not have a medical condition. The solution is for ALL of us to fight back, NOT to give in to it. There is nothing wrong with anyone’s body, nothing, ever. We are all perfect animals, graced with living flesh that feels. ”

      Beautifully written, Jaye Jil!

      Thank you.

      • fmnst Says:

        P.S. I’m the person who has posted on here as “yerb” just so everyone knows! Had to change my name due to a wordpress technical issue.

  4. Bev Jo Says:

    It really is all a cult. This has to be about wanting male privilege and is again a het woman Fem claiming to be male. So is her boyfriend another trannie or actual male? They want a kid, so it’s up to her? At a conference years ago, a Butch said how she had hated her body and so friends kept telling her to get pregnant. That made her hate her body even more. (I always question how much she wouldn’t have hated her body if it wasn’t for growing up in patriarchy and being surrounded with female-hatred, racism, Lesbian-hatred and Butch-hatred, from men and some women as well.) So then she decided to “transition.” What a sad waste.

    I really do not believe any of this would be happening if it wasn’t for patriarchy and misogyny.

    Thank you for the post, Gallus.

  5. fmnst (formerly "yerb" on here!) Says:

    GM, I have a request for a blog post from you. It would really help many people, I strongly believe, with diffusing transbelievers shutting up or censoring their questioners and critics, especially when the believers are pushing their political agendas.

    Would you please do a post that is an assembly of all the statements or practices or beliefs that have been labeled “transphobic”?

    Just one long bulleted list, each bullet point brief, but the full long list!

    I realize it is a huge job, but think of how much it would instantly discredit those who sputter “transphobic!” and silence their would-be critics. It would instantly show how transbelievers label virtually anyone and anything “transphobic!” at one time or another.

    It could be passed around liberal meetings and groups, emailed, read at public hearings, posted on blogs, etc.

    It would be incredibly powerful stuff to concisely help chip away at the trans agenda and politics, by diffusing the power of the “transphobic!” label and name-calling.

    I suggest putting together a draft list, then posting it, and others could add items to include, in the comments below the list.

    The reason I suggest/request this is that it has been eye-opening to read on your blog just how virtually anything and everything has been labeled, at one time or another, “transphobic!”

    We could use it to start pointing out how absurd, overused, and meaningless the “transphobic!” accusation is.

    Now on the blogs or in YouTube comments, when someone tries to hurl that accusation at me, thanks to your blogs, I have been able to reply, “Oh, geez, you transbelievers label anyone and anything transphobic that isn’t in agreement with you: in lockstep with your beliefs. That isn’t political discourse: it’s an attempt at censorship and demonizing of those who disagree with you. Not healthy for anyone.”

    I would love to have such a list compiled, to send around, hand out, and give to local liberal politicians to bolster them when confronted by transbelievers/activists and their agendas.

    And because you have documented these examples, you would be the ideal person to start compiling such a list, and then the rest of your readers can chime in with additions.

    Would you do this for us, please? It would be a huge help!

    • GallusMag Says:

      That’s a great idea! I don’t have time right now but if you want to do it I will post it as a guest post.🙂

      • fmnst (formerly "yerb" on here!) Says:

        Hi Mag,
        I’m glad you like the idea and thank you for offering to have me submit for a guest post! I was hoping this might be a useful idea for when you are searching for a blog post topic. I should have anticipated that a smart feminist activist would hand it back to me to compile:)

        How about a compromise? Would you pls. consider posting it as something for all of your readers to contribute to in comments (if they include links to their sources, including to your previous posts and original sources listed in your posts?)

        That way, as we go back through your old posts, or find things labeled “Transphobic!” elsewhere online, we could then copy and paste them into the comments of that post on your blog. It would give us one central “home” in which to copy and paste such comments, so that we all compile the list together.

        What say you?

  6. silverside Says:

    I can’t help but wonder about the health risks that T use bring to the pregnant mother and fetus. Anecdotally, there are reports of premature births. But little hard data. Still, when health care providers tell pregnant women to avoid alcohol and all drugs that aren’t strictly necessary, you got to wonder.

    • fmnst (formerly "yerb" on here!) Says:

      I suspect doctors suggesting that women go off T before trying to get pregnant will be labeled “Transphobic!!”

  7. Old Music Says:

    Regarding the things that get labelled as ‘transphobic’ (a compiled list would be great), I’m still pissed off about my experience on this thread at the F-Word:

    http://www.thefword.org.uk/features/2011/09/radical_feminism_transphobia

    My first comment only got through ‘by mistake’ because the thread was being monitored by a ‘cis’ woman, who’s inherent ‘cis privilege’ meant that she didn’t actually realise I was being ‘transphobic’ until a transperson pointed it out for her!

    Apparently it’s ‘transphobic’ to suggest the sex we are assigned at birth actually matters, it’s all ‘gender’ and ‘gender expression’ you see, and nobody knows what our biological sex is, not even our parents while we’re still babies. All those female foetuses being aborted, and all those baby girls being killed or left to die through neglect? Nothing to do with being female assigned at birth, and only to do with their ‘feminine behaviour’ in the womb and directly after birth (which is hard wired into their female brains, or not, because gender is just a performance, except when it isn’t).

    Also linked to from the F-Word’s censorship policy (http://www.thefword.org.uk/general/the_f-word_bloggers_position_o), we have the ‘Cisgender privilege checklist’

    http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Cisgender_Privilege#Cisgender_privilege_checklist

    It’s hard to pick out a favourite, I think it has to be number four “I expect access to healthcare.” – try being a pregnant woman in need of an abortion most places in the world, see how ‘privileged’ you are then!

    What is particularly hilarious (not) is that in the UK, trans people are protected under hate crime law, while FAAB women are not (so who’s privileged now then?)!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/dec/08/transgender-disabled-murder-harsher-penalty

    “The move will bring sentencing in these cases in line with murders in which race, religion or sexual orientation is an aggravating factor.”

    I don’t actually disagree with trans people being protected from hate crime, and hopefully this legislation will protect anyone who is gender non-conforming, but why are women as a class not protected?

  8. fmnst (formerly "yerb" on here!) Says:

    “I don’t actually disagree with trans people being protected from hate crime, and hopefully this legislation will protect anyone who is gender non-conforming, but why are women as a class not protected?”

    I agree with you.

    And don’t you love the phrasing “gender ASSIGNED at birth”? From people unable to differentiate between sex and gender roles?

    In California, we face the same trans privilege.

    My understanding is that here, rape is only a hate crime if it is done by a rapist making homophobic or racist or “transphobic” comments, but not for the for it being a man raping a woman, even if he is making misogynist comments .

  9. fmnst (formerly "yerb" on here!) Says:

    Mag, pretty please, would you create a post to which, in comments, your readers can start creating the basis for a draft of a “Trans Privilege Checklist”? The draft version could have a special section for ways in which trans have privilege over women.

  10. fmnst (formerly "yerb" on here!) Says:

    “and hopefully this legislation will protect anyone who is gender non-conforming”

    My absolute exasperation is that trans have hijacked gender non-conformity as somehow being TRANS rather than being intelligent and FEMINIST. It’s just another way for the anti-feminist trans activists to keep people from understanding feminism and the problems with sex roles, and to try to artificially inflate the number of people who consider themselves the other sex. It also moves people along the slippery slope of eventually *believing* they must be the other sex, if they don’t fit the patriarchal sex roles. Arrrggh.


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