Cristan’s 2012 Year in Review

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My 2012 highlights:

January

Schadenfreude Anyone? – It turns out that the lawyer trying to do away with trans marriage racked up YET ANOTHER ethics violation!

Equality = Bathroom Bills = Rape: Reality Check –RadFems take up the exact same blood-drenched tactics used against them to take aim at trans folk.

Nikki Araguz, Jewel Thief Extraordinaire – Nikki goes to jail for stealing a watch… or so the story goes.

February

More History on Trans Terms – Supposedly the term “transsexual” was “coined” in 1949 or, if you like, a German version was coined in 1923. I discover that the word was being used in the English language as early as 1907.

Objectively Measuring Our Community – I begin a survey of American trans folk, measuring (for the first time) our “sense of community.”

March

Tracking Transgender – A fairly comprehensive review of how we actually got the language we use and the false narrative that became dogma for many.

April

I’m Calling It: The Death of the TS Separatist Movement – A pithy (of course!) review of why the trans wars are over.

May

Ashley “I’m Colonized” Love – My research “hogwash” and its existence constitutes mental violence. I should prepare for the “backlash.”

Critiquing Academic “Coinage” Myths: The Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth – The need to tell a simple story about how personal and group identity occurs has poisoned the trans community.

June

Rewriting Trans History With 3 Simple Points – I discover that transgender was in use in 1965 (and the person using it wasn’t Virginia Prince), that “transgenderist” was in use before Prince ever used it and that multiple umbrella uses of trans terms existed in the early 1970s.

GenderReality Fails: Cristan Williams is Subhuman, Needs to be Dealt With – Those tied to the Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth try to un-rewrite history. Could this be the dreaded “backlash” Ashley Love foretold?

RadFems Are Attacked At Dyke Gathering! – Or not. And here’s why.

July

Dun Goofed: TS Separatist Threatens “Legal Action” – Another adherent to the Prince Fountainhead Myth threatens to come after me when she backs out of our scheduled trans history debate.

Ashley Love, Quit Colonizing Isis King – Isis King, Janet Mock and I demand that Love quit using Isis to support her bogus narrative.

Gender Orientation, Identity and Expression – Gender is made up of all three (though RadFems like to pretend otherwise) and this is why.

August

Transgender Timeline – A simple timeline concisely reviewing how the trans+gender lexical compound has been used since 1965.

The American Psychiatric Association, RadFems and Fundies – It sucks to be a RafFem or Fundie right now and here’s why.

September

… was an uneventful month. Yay!

October

Thank You OutSmart Magazine! – I’m voted best female blogger.

A Grateful Life – I never thought my life would turn out like this.

Jan 2, 2013: Republicans, Transgender People, HIV & Death – Republicans are about to unleash a 1980s-era AIDS epidemic on the trans community and here’s the proof.

November

Bigots Unite! Deploying the Klan Fallacy in 3… 2… 1… – Destroying the RadFem/Fundie talking points.

Chronicling 2012 Republican Voter Fraud – The Republican party engaged in an unprecedented amount of voter fraud and here’s the proof.

HIV in the Trans Community: A Reality Check – Correcting misinformation that’s being propagated by the “Transgender Awareness Week” campaign.

December

The Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth Must Die! – How the myth poisoned all things trans and why it must be killed.

A Look Back at the T in the 1979 “Gay March” on Washington – Yeah, we were there, loud and proud (though that fact was erased/forgotten by the authors of queer history)!

Dismissed Trans Heroes: Lee Brewster – Reintroducing the trans person who helped organize and fund the queer community’s civil rights effort and how they were wiped from the history books by RadFems and their gay ideological supporters.


For a really amazing (very comprehensive yet concise) review of all things trans in 2012, Zagria (an awesome trans historian) is almost done with her annual review. CHECK IT OUT!

Trolling the Troll

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A RadFem has been trying to troll me for about a week. She not only asserted that I’m male, but that I’m emotionally unstable, that by boobs aren’t perky and that I need to get surgery for that. Has anyone else noticed that some RadFems seem to morph into an amalgam of Ralph Kramden and Archie Bunker when they come in contact with a keyboard?

Anyway, this post is about trolling the troll. So, let’s take a ride on the trollercoaster:

Dear RadPhlem:

Every time you’ve attempted to debate me, you’ve failed to defend your fact assertions and you’ve failed to offend, anger or sadden me.  You’ve failed at playing that well-known RadFem troll game: be as nasty as possible to illicit an angry response so that you can then hold up that angry response as being somehow representative of the baseline emotional state of most trans folk. You’ve failed in the same way RadFems have failed to hold onto their privileged spot within the LGBT community and on top of that, you’ve failed in your effort to oppress trans folk into oblivion. You’ve even failed to hold onto voices like Julie Bendel who now despise your kind.

All of it’s come undone. Trans folk have achieved everything you’ve tried so hard to suppress over the years. Any anti-trans progress your kind made in the 70s and 80s has been reversed. For every regressive ordinance, law or policy, there’s hundreds of progressive ordinances, laws and/or polices to taking its place. You’ve become a joke in queer spaces, a pariah to queer discourse and just like any bigot, you now have to deal with being confronted at every turn. Do you have any idea how embarrassed queer people are of how you helped to physically beat and bloody trans folks at queer gatherings, how you hunted and outed trans folk to end their careers, how you lobbied TWO US presidents to have them legislate mandatory reparative therapy for trans folk, how you found a kindred spirit in the likes of the racist senator Jessie Helms or how you unsuccessfully lobbied the UN to overturn trans protections?

Think about all those hours you’ve invested – wasted – to only now look around and find that – after claiming to be “radical” all these years – your closest anti-trans ideological partner is the right-wing. How is it possible to fail on so many levels? I agree with real RadFems like Julie Bendel; your own movement thinks you’re a joke – a blight to be relegated to the dustbins of herstory by real RadFems.

Such. Utter. Failure.

So go on and mock my body (or the bodies of my trans brothers and sisters) some more like a good little right-winger.

RadFem opinion leader and attorney Catherine (Cathy) Brennan, Partner at Hudson Cook LLP

Tell me more about how hysterical and irrational I am.

Tell me again why my kind should be segregated.

A friend of mine recently said:

I’ve never understood why they’re called radical feminists…  So I call them either conservative feminists or fundamentalist feminists, or confem/funfem.

I agree. There’s nothing radical about you other than your radical support of anti-trans right-wing ideology.

Consider this:

“This was a man, everyone recognized it’s a man, going into the women’s restroom. Now whether that person has good or ill intentions towards women, no one knows, but the fact of the matter is when you defy common sense and when it says ‘women’s fitting room’ and you allow people other than women in that fitting room, you’re just asking for trouble. This is just an absurd policy… [women] may be watched by a peeping tom or even worse, sexually assaulted or raped.”

Was this statement made by a ConFem or was it made by a right wing group?

Is it hard to tell?

In fact,  that statement is from the The Liberty Council (a right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization).  It’s a quote from Liberty Council’s Mat Staver on Crosstalk, discussing the firing of a Macy’s employee who refused to follow company equality policy for transgender customers.

A Grateful Life

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Sometimes I feel so amazingly grateful for my life – even in the midst of all the difficulties, stressors and hardships. As I write this, I’m on a airplane heading back to Houston from New York. I just spent the weekend reviewing national epidemiological trends and how those trends are being responded to by government and community action. In other words, I spent the weekend getting primed as an HIV activist. I’ve been a member of UCHAPS for a couple of years now and it’s really awesome to be part of a process that sets national policy on HIV prevention.

UCHAPS Meeting

Tomorrow morning, I’ll get up and go to the Transgender Center. That’s literally what I do for a living and to top it off, I’ll get to go to work on my Harley Road King. Not only do I get to go work at the Center I put together (with the help of a lot of amazing people), I get to assist people through the various programs that I’ve helped to put together. In my down time, I’ll use the trans archive that I set up to work on 2 papers for journal publications around the topic of trans identity terms… a historical body of work that I got to help re-write. I’ll work at my desk in my office with my dog, Gypsy under my feet.

I like the person I’ve been able to become… and there was a time in my life that saying something like that would have been an absurd thought. All along the way, I’ve had people cheering each and every time I tripped and fell and worked hard to help me not get back up. I don’t know how many times people have attacked me, yelled at me, shamed and hurt me. I’ve been raped twice (pre and post operatively). I’ve been homeless three times. There are a number of people who hate me still and you know what? It’s true that the best revenge is living well. I get to live in a world where their opinion doesn’t matter to anyone of any consequence. I’ve made it long enough that I get to watch as anti-trans RadFems are marginalized as the nutty bigots they are. I’ve gotten to make peace with those I wanted to make peace with and I win awards for blogging about stuff that used to inspire real anxiety and fear in me. I mean, I’ve even gotten to do stuff like debate right wing nuts live on TV (Fox) and came out on top.

I’m so grateful to have this life – a life that I, at one time, felt was a curse. That’s not to say that I have it easy; far from it. It’s never been easy or simple; it’s been so… so fucking hard. I’ve felt such despair, grief and isolation at times. However, in the middle of everything, there have been a few people who were candles in the dark. I’m alive today because the Houston trans community reached out and interrupted my suicide attempt. I’m clean and sober because some really amazing people helped me when I couldn’t help myself. While I started out as an addict, I’ve about 25 year clean and sober now. I don’t smoke, I’m absolutely free from religious dogma and I’m a vegan. I transitioned and had surgery years ago. I got to be a part of a number of amazing things that’s helped a lot of people because I was privileged enough to know courageous, loving and inspired people who valued making the world a better place.

It’s been an amazing, frightfully beautiful ride thus far. Thank you for being my traveling companions… I wouldn’t be alive today without y’all!

1974: TERFs and Trans Folk

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The following article was published in 1974. Note the way the overall public holds anti-trans views in contempt. Note the dismissive way the author of this article reports on TERF bigotry. I think this article serves as an important cautionary tale.

I can’t help but note that today, like in this 1974 article, most feminists and trans folk seemingly think TERF anti-trans dogma is ridiculously irrelevant.  Please never forget the damage they’ve caused. Their hate adversely affected each American trans person and has led to the death and suffering of untold numbers of trans people. They are as hubris as they are cruel; TERFs have repeatedly shown that they take perverse pleasure in increasing the level of suffering within the trans population.  The harm TERFs went on to inflict upon the trans community after this article was published is arguably without parallel.

BEBE INFILTRATES FEMINIST CONFERENCE

At a recent feminist conference, drag queen Bebe J. Scarpie successfully was able to infiltrate the question line, from which men were excluded, in order to challenge Jill Johnston, the radicalesbian columnist. Miss Johnston, is primarily noted for a recent letter to the National Organization of Women, in which she proposed that mothers neglect to care for male babies. She also attacked drag actress Holly Woodlawn, when the latter was making a public appearance. At this conference she wanted to allow only those males necessary for artificial insemination to exist. Bebe accused Jill of being a Neo fascist and dictating to women as well as men. At this point however, a radicalesbian recognized her from previous encounters, and screamed out, “Jill don’t answer it’s a male question.” The audience, composed 50% of college students and 50% of Jill’s entourage, was left in total amazement. It was interesting since with their close cropped hair and full denim outfits, the radical women were more transvestites than Bebe!

Finally one of the straight women present picked up Behe’s line of questioning. Jill again demonstrated an inability to build any logic sequence of thoughts and she succeeded in boring half the college students into leaving while she was trying to explain that sleeping with a male made a woman a male, to which this straight sister replied then it made her boyfriend a woman.

It was overheard by one of Babe’s friends that the radical panel had muttered that they couldn’t believe this was happening to them. Drag Power!

1974: “Drag Power!”

A note on Bebe Scarpie and early trans political advocacy:

TVs Excluded From Gay Civil Rights Bill

After a three-and-a-half-year battle, a bill to ban discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, and public accommodations was voted out of New York’s City Council’s General Welfare Committee.

The measure won approval of seven of the eight committee members on hand after an amendment was approved relating to transvestites. This was the fifth attempt to get the bill out of committee. The amendment stated that nothing in the definition of sexual orientation “shall be construed to bear upon the standards of attire or dress code.” The amendment was key to committee passage and the wording had been worked out carefully by Theodor S. Weiss and Carter Burden.

Bebe Scarpie, Director of Queens Liberation Front, met at City Hall with the sponsors and QLF’s attorney, Richard Levidow, a week prior to the voting on the bill. Ms. Scarpie and attorney Levidow submitted to the above wording as an alternative to getting the bill passed. The clause, according to Mr. Levidow is unconstitutional and won’t hold up in court because of the “equal rights” protection of the US Constitution. “QLF gave in on being included in this piece of legislation because politicians were using the transvestite as a ‘scapegoat’ for not passing the bill,” says Lee Brewster, former director and founder of QLF.

Queens Liberation Front won’t issue a formal statement on the bill until it is either passed or defeated, which looks possible as we go to press.

– Drag Magazine, 1973

Lee Brewster was trans and was behind a great deal of the early queer civil rights movement. Brewster involved in supporting the first American conference of “homophile organizations” in 1968, funded the QLF and provided most of the funding for the Mattachine Society.

Wonder why nobody knows that trans folk were so involved in early queer rights? Want to know more about that first national meeting made possible by a trans person?

You can thank TERFs and their transphobic gay counterparts for editing trans folk out of the struggle for queer rights.

The American Psychiatric Association, RadFems and Fundies

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Houston, we have a problem. Or, I should say that RadFems and Fundies have a problem on their hands. You might have missed it, but the American Psychiatric Association published their position on “transgender and gender variant” people this week… And their position is problematic to the beloved narrative and traditional goals favored by RadFems and Fundies:

Long-standing medical and psychiatric literature demonstrates clear benefits of medical and surgical interventions to assist gender variant individuals seeking transition. However, transgender and gender variant people are frequently denied medical, surgical, and psychiatric care related to gender transition. Access to medical care (both medical and surgical) positively impacts the mental health of transgender and gender variant individuals.

Being transgender or gender variant implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social or vocational capabilities; however, these individuals often experience discrimination due to a lack of civil rights protections for their gender identity or expression. Transgender and gender variant persons are frequently harassed and discriminated against when seeking housing or applying to jobs or schools, are often victims of violent hate crimes, and face challenges in marriage, adoption and parenting rights.

Discrimination and lack of equal civil rights is damaging to the mental health of transgender and gender variant individuals. For example, gender-based discrimination and victimization were found to be independently associated with attempted suicide in a population of transgender individuals, 32% of whom had histories of trying to kill themselves, and in the largest survey to date of gender variant and transgender people 41% reported attempting suicide.*

The APA joins other organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association, in endorsing strong policy statements deploring the discrimination experienced by gender variant and transgender individuals and calling for laws to protect their civil rights.

As if that’s not bad enough, they make their position crystal clear in the following enumerated points:

The American Psychiatric Association:

  1. Recognizes that appropriately evaluated transgender and gender variant individuals can benefit greatly from medical and surgical gender transition treatments.
  2. Advocates for removal of barriers to care and supports both public and private health insurance coverage for gender transition treatment.
  3. Opposes categorical exclusions of coverage for such medically necessary treatment when prescribed by a physician.

The American Psychiatric Association:

  1. Supports laws that protect the civil rights of transgender and gender variant individuals.
  2. Urges the repeal of laws and policies that discriminate against transgender and gender variant people.
  3. Opposes all public and private discrimination against transgender and gender variant individuals in such areas as health care, employment, housing, public accommodation, education, and licensing.
  4. Declares that no burden of proof of such judgment, capacity, or reliability shall be placed upon these individuals greater than that imposed on any other persons.

It’s now officially out of step with what is what is known about mental well-being to look upon trans folk with suspicion and contempt when we use the bathroom, buy clothing and just try to live our fucking lives. Furthermore, the actions of RedFems and Fundies are being recognized for what they are: real and measurable violence:

Discrimination and lack of equal civil rights is damaging to the mental health of transgender and gender variant individuals. For example, gender-based discrimination and victimization were found to be independently associated with attempted suicide in a population of transgender individuals, 32% of whom had histories of trying to kill themselves, and in the largest survey to date of gender variant and transgender people 41% reported attempting suicide.

As it turns out, when RadFems worked to prevent trans folk from accessing medical care, they were supporting real and measurable violence against trans folk.

When RadFems and religious fundies team up to spread the tranny bathroom meme to any and all gulible enough to listen, they are supporting real and measurable violence against trans folk.

When RadFems tried to have trans protections removed at the UN, they were supporting real and measurable violence against trans folk.

When RadFems tried to prevent trans women from accessing counseling services at the Lesbian Resource Center, they were supporting the real and measurable violence which claimed Filisa Vistima’s life.

… their arrogance and oppressiveness is amazing. It is funny though that they are so used to Feminists immediately bowing before them that they don’t know how to deal with that we don’t care what happens to them. They expect we’ll be shocked to see statistics about them being killed, and don’t realize, some of us wish they would ALL be dead. – BevJo, RadFem leader

RadFems/Fundies are objectively mistaken about what constitutes acting in accord with what is known about psychological well-being and worse, in their obdurate hubris they visit cruelty, misery and death upon thousands.

RadFem opinion leader and attorney Catherine (Cathy) Brennan, Partner at Hudson Cook LLP
RadFem opinion leader and attorney Catherine (Cathy) Brennan, Partner at Hudson Cook LLP

Unity, NOT Uniformity!

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As you may know, most of the TS Separatist leaders have moved on with their lives and the ones who are left seem to be the Ashley Love/Just Jennifers of the world who regularly make absurd and demonstrably false claims.  I will continue to both confront and make evidence-based corrections when folks like Love attempt to pass off 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 Cooke.  I’ve had friendly correspondence with some of the folks I used to butt heads with and I’m glad to see that everyone seems to be moving forward.

After the radfems attacked the transgender community, over the last several months, I have been doing some soul searching and one thing I told myself is that I do NOT want to look like them. I was disgusted by what I saw and am grief-stricken by my part in some of this war. I actually helped hurt some of my sisters and I am paying for it in my own heart. I think now is a time for solidarity. – Dana Lane Taylor

I think for a long time, RadFems have watched us go at each other while they mocked us from the sidelines. It seemed like RadFems cozied up to some TS Separatists so that instead of correctly blaming RadFems for the destruction of trans healthcare, Separatists blamed non-True TranssexualsTM  for trans-related health care costs being excluded from health care coverage (and/or tax deductions). While H-BSer Separatists were busy blaming non-H-BSers for the stigmatized view many began taking of all trans people over the past 3 decades, RadFems, of course, never clued them in that it was the RadFems themselves who were fanning the flames of transphobia so that even a trans Stonewall hero like Silvia Revera was beaten for daring to speak out at a queer gathering1.

It seems that we’re coming to a point where we’re beginning to see we share a common enemy:

7/12/2012: From ex anti-trans RadFem, Julie Bendel

While RadFems kicked back and mocked us as transpoodles and pretendbians and worked against trans equality we, in our arguing, seemed to forgot the toll anti-trans RadFems took upon the lives of folks like Filisa Vistima. We forgot that RadFems have a history of going as far as to work with racist religious fundamentalists if it meant harming trans folk. We seemed to forget that it was the RadFems who shaped many of the original and enduring anti-trans memes that affect the lives of countless trans folk to this day.

Unity Not Uniformity

The tide is (finally) turning… against our shared enemies: anti-trans RadFems.

At one time, the anti-trans lesbian feminist Julie Bendel, the TS Sepritist Dana Taylor, the radical post-transsexual Suzan Cooke and I would have been at each other’s throats arguing theory, rhetoric and history. It seems that day has past.

Today, all of us agree that transwomen are female women, that lesbian transwomen are actual lesbians, that calling one’s self “transgender” is fine, that calling one’s self “transsexual” is fine and none of us are arguing over who coined transgender. Do we agree on every-fucking-thing? Nope. But that’s not the point. The point is unity, not uniformity.

Today, I get to live in a world that is becoming more and more aware of just how shamelessly, willfully and wantonly harmful anti-trans RadFems have been over the past 4 decades.

RadFem opinion leader and attorney Catherine (Cathy) Brennan, Partner at Hudson Cook LLP
RadFem opinion leader and attorney Catherine (Cathy) Brennan, Partner at Hudson Cook LLP

Today, I get to live in a world of allies which is more unified, more respectful of our differences and more focused on confronting what has been a hidden tumor poisoning practically all aspects of the queer community for decades. Which means, I think, checkmate.


Notes:

The featured image comes from http://radfemscorpion.tumblr.com check them out. Now.

1.) Before RadFem influence:

“In the beginning, we were the vanguard of the gay movement…We were very well respected for the first four years” – Sylvia Rivera

After RadFem influence:

Women in the GLF were uncomfortable referring to Rivera—who insisted in using women’s bathrooms, even in City hall—as “she.” Pressure mounted. The year 1973 witnessed clash that would take Rivera out of the movement for the next two decades. Her lifelong friend and fellow Stonewall Veteran Bob Kohler recalled, “Sylvia left the movement because after the first three or four years, she was denied a right to speak.” It was during the Pride rally in Washington Square Park after the Christopher Street Liberation Day March.

To the dismay of Lesbian Feminist Liberation drag queens were scheduled to perform. As they passed out flyers outlining their opposition to the “female impersonators,” Rivera wrestled for the microphone held by emcee Vitto Russo, before getting hit with it herself. Rivera explained, “I had to battle my way up on stage, and literally get beaten up and punched around by people I thought were my comrades, to get to that microphone. I got to the microphone and I said my piece.” Rivera complained that the middle-class crowd cared little to nothing about the continued harassment and arrests of street drag queens. Bleeding, Rivera sang, “You Gotta Have Friends,” screamed “Revolution Now!” and led the crowd in a chant of “Give me a G, Give me an A, Give me a Y…What does it spell?” Barely audible, her voice breaking, “GAY POWER,” she groaned.  – Benjamin Shepard, “Sylvia and Sylvia’s Children: The Battle for a Queer Public Space,” That’s Revolting! (ed. Matt Bernstein Sycamore)

Suzan Cooke Nails It!

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While in the past, Suzan and I have had significant disagreements over her radical rhetoric concerning trans history, I’ve noticed Suzan’s tone has mellowed and deepened. While she does not self-identify as transgender, I take no issue with that. Furthermore, since she is no longer asserting as absolute fact the Prince fountainhead myth, I take little/no issue with her writings. For instance, she hit the nail on the head with her recent post about RadFems:

 Besides which, doesn’t that chromosomal level essentialism reify patriarchal ideas regarding the essential differences between men and women, a proposition that is a slippery slope to male supremacy and female inferiority.

Or is it just our cunts that offend you?

Is it the scars?

It must be nice to be a Normie supremacist and be able to look down on skin jobs like me.

It must be nice to be a Normie and sneer at and ridicule the bodies and lives of TS/TG replicants.

Do you have any idea the level of privilege you expect when you demand the “right” to discriminate and legally deny us our equality and our human rights?

Some TS/TG people have spoken as to how they hate you for your sense of superiority.

You expect us to have the same hatred for ourselves, that you hold for us and are surprised when we don’t.

It must really blow your minds that we are no longer good little replicants cowering in hurt from your abuse.

It must fuck with your cosmology for us to organize and stand up for our rights, even if our existence offends you.

You want to be separate, be separate. You do not speak for most women. Or, considering how much progress TS/TG sisters have made within the lesbian feminist communities, even for most lesbians.

And if we treat you like Aryan Nation or the KKK it is because you are like Aryan Nation and the KKK, bigots with nothing to offer but hate.

And that’s not hyperbole. Here’s what RadFems have to say about transwomen:

“because the fact of the matter is that unlike born-women, who have everything (literally, everything) to lose from rape culture, transwomen have at least something (everything?) to gain. to a transwoman, cutting off her dick and turning it (inside out) into a fuckhole between her legs makes her feel better. from transwomens own mouths, we know that these fake fuckholes alleviate transwomens suffering. turning their dicks into extra-large condoms for other men to penetrate (or not, whevs…thats my hat-tip to the internet “lesbian transwomen”) actually tamps down their anxiety, and feelings of dysphoria.” – factcheckme.wordpress.com

Or how RadFems feel about the right of trans folk to exist:

… their arrogance and oppressiveness is amazing. It is funny though that they are so used to Feminists immediately bowing before them that they don’t know how to deal with that we don’t care what happens to them. They expect we’ll be shocked to see statistics about them being killed, and don’t realize, some of us wish they would ALL be dead. – BevJo

RadFems wrote the brief that the Reagan Administration used to justify removing trans healthcare from Medicare… which led to states removing it from Medicaid… which led insurance companies following the government’s lead and banning trans healthcare from private insurance. If you’re trans and have suffered because you’ve been unable to access trans healthcare, thank a RadFem.

So, check out Suzan’s new post HERE.