Gender Apostates, Then...

Gender Apostates, Then…

The following are re-posts of the writing of black transwoman Jaqueline Andrews. Andrews was a contributor to the “Gender Apostates’ website. Gender Apostates was a project undertaken by heterosexual white women “Sass” and Rebecca Reilly Cooper in support of the medicalization of “transgender women”. Their intention was to draw a distinction between males who merely self-define as “female” and males who are willing to undergo medical and surgical procedures to reduce their reproductive anatomy, which they proposed granted more authenticity to their ‘identities’. Site co-author was Miranda Yardley. Male contributors included Aoife Assumpta Hart, Jaqueline Andrews, and others.

Andrews’ work was deleted from Gender Apostates and he was erased as a contributor. I reprint the works that can be recovered here. Andrews last work ‘A Misogynist is a Misogynist by Any Other Name’ renounced the actions of co-contributor Aoife Assumpta Hart, and the concept of “gender critical transwomen’ that the site promoted.

And Now.

And Now.

 

Essays are reprinted because Jaqueline wanted to be heard and NOT erased. GenderTrender objects to the erasure of Jaqueline Andrews after his death by Gender Apostates.

Inquiries to Gender Apostates co-owner Miranda Yardley about the reasoning behind erasing all of Andrews’ work after his death were not responded to at the time of this post. 

UPDATE/CORRECTION: Miranda Yardley claimed in a tweet that Andrew’s removed his own essays. Apparently Jaqueline Andrews had archived his own work on a WordPress site in the weeks before his death (see discussion in comments). That site is here:

https://jaquelineandrews.wordpress.com/

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December 23, 2012

“PURPLE SPEAKS! He just never shuts the fuck up. My god this man is a prolific typist.

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Here are some chestnuts from the most right-wing sexist homophobic trans activist this side of Kat Rose or Cristin Williams, for those of you who can’t be bothered to trot over to his site to read the whole looong longggg rant (which is most of you I’m sure):

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“ If you are a TG or other LGBT blog member, you really have no right to care what a TS Mainstreamist said, since nothing they say will be for your benefit. I only ask that this blog never be posted on TG/LGBT sites, only TS & Mainstream Community sites.”

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TSs are a type of Mainstream person, while TGs are a type of LGBT person. TSs embrace and love the Mainstream, TGs hate and disrespect the Mainstream while pretending the objects of their hate are the real haters.”

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“Gender identity is who you are, your essence, you being, and provides the basis for your interests. For TSs, their core gender identity is correct, but the body itself is wrong. “

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“I found lies accusing this of being a homophobic blog. It is not. But weak-minded people love to pretend hate exists where it is not and love being victims. I reread some of the older entries and found nothing homophobic in them. Saying that every LGBT lifestyle is a choice is not homophobic. Comparing homosexuality to being an addict is not homophobic. Why don’t we call people drugophobes and alcophobes for opposing those addictions? Embracing a mainstream culture over an LGBT one is not homophobic. Criticizing the LGBT Community is not hate. Opposing gayness for inborn, moral, political, or religious reasons is not homophobia. When I criticize TGs or LGBTs, it is always as a group, never against individuals. My criticisms are aimed at an organized LGBT movement and it leaders, not every single LGBT person. Of course, liars cannot tell the difference between opposing the perversion and choice of gayness and opposing actual LGBT persons. I believe everyone should oppose sins while supporting and embracing the “sinners.””

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“Then there is “Beth.” He/it is obviously too stupid to use female pronouns when dealing with genuine TSs. When he/it edits his post to remove the disrespectful male pronouns or deletes his post, I will edit this one to refer to them with female pronouns. “

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“The majority of women who have the problem of disrespecting TS women and misgendering them are lesbians, adulteresses, or are engaged in other unpopular living arrangements. So the ones throwing stones at TS women live mostly in glass houses.”

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“It is however a waste for a woman to dress as a man after the surgery. Why get surgery if you are going to dress as your birth gender? It is not one of my peeves. It is just that if you can function living as your birth gender, you would never get the surgery.”

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“TS women, on the other hand, thrive on the gender divide and need it, just like the rest of the 90% of non-LGBTs in society.”

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“However, HBS persons are not “extreme” at all. They have the SAME beliefs as the Mainstream public. View them as cisgendered and it will all make sense to you. Ignore whatever beliefs you have about their bodies and take them for cisgendered. It only seems “extreme” to you when you pretend that TSs are TGs or part of the LGBT. Keep in mind that the TS-Specific Movement is not the same as the HBS Movement. At any rate, both TS-Specific TSs and HBS members NEED a gender dichotomy to function, just like MOST cisgendered people who are not in the LGBT. The others want to steal that from us or claim it is only for Mainstream women other than us.”

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“Then there is Adrian’s comments. Genuine TSs side with the Mainstream. They don’t transition to be seen as a minority. TGs are the ones who choose to be seen as a minority, perhaps they want to be a part of a hated group and need that. They oppose the Mainstream Community and conformity because they thrive on being hated. That is a sign of insecurity. Adrian’s mention of “Black face” is offensive, and an incorrect metaphor. If you want to talk about genuine TSism in the context of discrimination, then racial “passing” would be a little closer. However, even that can be seen as offensive since nobody can change their skin, but they can correct their body to match who they have always been.”

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“I’ve seen LGBTs hatefully attack Conservatives, Christians, pro-lifers, Jews, obese persons, people who pray, etc., and they claim to be the “tolerant” ones.”

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“As for “Amber,” I think what she said was unfortunate. I don’t think she is HBS, but TS-Specific. The TGs/LGBTs totally took her words out of context. She was not calling on LGBTs to kill themselves. Nor was it a call for murder, though some LGBTs openly called on George W. Bush or even TSs to be murdered. Instead, the way I took it, she was saying that if LGBTs were to hypothetically disappear somehow, regardless of how or why, TSs would instantly have more rights, at least what they had in 2000 before the TGs hijacked them and the LGBTs force them under their umbrella against their will. Most of the former TSs identified with the Mainstream Community and didn’t want to be a part of any non-mainstream community. They disappeared from the trans scene they were never supposed to be a part of. Likewise, the comments on “deserving” discrimination were probably meant only at the “moral” and hypothetical level. Saying someone deserves it is a far cry from promoting and encouraging such. We collectively don’t want to deprive anyone of anything. We simply want the LGBTs to stay out of our business and to allow us to communicate with TS & Mainstream persons without interference nor interruption. Most Conservatives vent to prevent doing a lot of things in real life. Conservatives and females have needs to vent that Liberals and males don’t have, and that leads to discrimination when people try to deprive us of our need to vent.”

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“The “sexism” talk on that other blog is just nonsense too. It is not sexism to have separate male and female roles. They are different and equal. Everyone has their own purpose in life, and it is different per person. What is best for me is not best for you, etc. So if someone wants to be a part of a 2-gender system or needs that to function, it would be immoral to steal that from them.”

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“Also, I don’t “ramble.” Accusing anyone of having any negative trait nor mentioning it would be about like accusing gay folks of bad things that most don’t do. Accusing someone of “rambling” is like accusing them of pedophilia.”