Rewriting Trans History With 3 Simple Points

Critiquing Academic “Coinage” Myths: The Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth
May 28, 2012
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August 10, 2012

Rewriting Trans History With 3 Simple Points

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The above represents practically all that’s wrong about the transgender coinage myth that’s been propagated over the last 20 years. Let me just put that myth to rest with 3 simple bullet points:

So, that last little fig leaf (the Virginia Prince December 1969 one-usage of transgenderal) that the Prince fountainhead myth was still clinging to has just been plucked away.

If you’re a researcher, I encourage you to read this to better understand how and why coinage myths harm the trans community. If you need an esteemed PhD to tell you that coinage stories are usually myths, here’s Dr. Daniel Dennett talking at Oxford University:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkAjS9Mfif4

If you’re interested in understanding why these academia-propagated coinage myths fueled the TS Separatism movement and why that movement is now dead without it, read this.

And, so… to all those who’ve given me so much hell over the past year for daring to expose their beloved Prince fountainhead myths… I want you to know exactly how enjoyable this moment is for me:

Researchn’ like a boss. Yup, that’s right. Yet more awesomeness from the Houston Trans Community.

And, finally… to drive home how Prince promoted her own mythic fountainhead status, here’s how she treated trans author and activist Kate Bornstein:

 

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  11. […] in Derp, Uncategorized | 0 comments Views: 2Even though the Virginia Prince fountainhead myth is dead, TS Separatists still promote it as if it were fact. Today, the Separatists over at […]

  12. […] fiction as fact. Having said that, now that the historical record seems to have been set right on coinage myths, I can’t say that I have any significant issues with folks like Dana Taylor or Suzan […]

  13. […] Rewriting Trans History With 3 Simple Points – I discover that transgender was in use in 1965, that “transgenderist” was in use before Prince ever used it and that multiple umbrella uses of trans terms existed in the early 1970s. […]

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