Sister Of Perpetual Indulgence: Paris House
Jan 17, 2009
Aria Blue has written a challenge in my comments.
Yeah, here’s the thing Jasper. I was born physiologically “different” than you, and your denial of that just makes you look silly. We have no “shared origin at birth”; your claim is an attack on my personal sovereignty as well as reality.
Just so you know people like me have “trans-hoods”, not childhoods; we never develop that understanding of “male as self” that you did. Our experience of the world from birth until death is fundamentally different from yours. I share no experience of maleness with you in that sense. Are you starting to see why you are wrong about the transsexual birth condition?
I will respond to her here. To understand her position it is helpful to know that she allies herself the Women Born Transsexual (WBT) ideology which argues for an ontological chasm between Mab (Male At Birth) queer and herself. She also refuses any categories which include Transgender women with penises. WBT’s speak as though the no-op transwomen are oppressing them. They are painted with the Male essence. They themselves recieve the Female essence. They are convinced that Biology has already proven the fundamental Biological difference between a GenderQueer Mab like Jasper and a Male-To-Female (MTF) Transsexual. This comes from a willfully ignorant reading of Swaab’s dissection of Transsexual Brains. Swaab’s seems to have shown a difference between to research groups, MTFs and the Genderal Male population.
Forget the fact that research included obscenely small groups (a total of twenty brians) because they had to wait for subjects to donate their bodies to science. Forget that there was no randomization in the research design, or that nobody has replicated the results because it takes years and years to gather the data. Just look at the research design. There is no Genderqueer Mab research group. I am not any more a part of the the genderal male population that an MTF is. Swaabs results compared MTF’s with General Male polulation, period. It is intellectually dishonest to forget that.
The brain science researcher’s do not even know what the word genderqueer means. of Course they are not going to look at us in there research. My prediction is that Brain researchers will realize that Gender Variant or Gender Invert is a better description of a biological population group than the category Transsexual which is of recent vintage.
I have realized that the core disagreement is whether the term Male At Birth (Mab) applies to MTF’s. Radical Transfeminists want to rewrite their own personal histories and to erase their Male-born history. This position is is too politically correct. Feminine Mabs share an embodied experience growing up as feminine boys. The term Mab is completely agnostic about identity, it is merely a marker for shared experience. If a transfeminist is unwilling to accept even the agnostic designation Mab, then she removes herself from any dialogue outside of the transgender community and the politically correct feminism which has embraced "Cissexual Guilt" as the postmodern form of White Liberal Guilt.