Skip to comments.Interesting Discussion Brewing With "Transgendered" People
Posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:52 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
It looks like I got my finger in the hornets nest, while voicing my opinion on Obama's appointing of a transgendered man, woman, man... Anyway, some people have taken offense, and an interesting discussion is brewing in the comments section. If your interested, you can voice your opinion here: http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2010/01/obama-appoints-shemale.html
tgnonsense said... It appears the author has some how confused true transsexualism with the GLBT homosexual movement and chosen to merge the two as if they are one. It may come as a surprise that true transsexualism has been medically recognized for the last fifty years or so. For all but roughly the past 10 years there was never an issue with transsexualism, either from the political far right or far left. That changed with the advent of the transgender construct in the mid to late 1990s when drag queens, crossdressers, transvestites, and even some gay transsexuals were colonized by the gay rights movement the GLB became the GLBT.
Some of the most conservative states in the union have long since acknowledged the legitimacy of true transsexuals. Arizona, in 1966, was the first state to allow post operative transsexuals the right to change their birth certificate. In 1968, Louisiana (not exactly known as a bastion of liberalism) also passed legislation allowing for post op transsexuals to change their birth certificate...the 1968 Louisiana law was passed specifically so that post operative transsexuals could legally enter into heterosexual marriage. And, what may be even more surprising to the author, the 1968 Louisiana birth certificate legislation was written, presented, and sponsored by the same legislator who 38 years later wrote the legislation constitutionally banning same sex marriage in Louisiana. Clearly the Louisiana legislature, along with the law makers in all but four other states, both conservative and liberal, have recognized the difference between a medical gender issue (transsexualism), and a social/moral sexual orientation one (homosexuality).
Most post operative true transsexuals transition, have their surgery, and then quietly merge into the mainstream. We are anything but out and proud. We live exceedingly normal lives. We work, and are productive. We marry, legally. We want neither fan fare nor publicity. The majority of us are heterosexual and do not support the GLBT many if not most of us want no special legislative protection. There was a medical issue that was corrected by surgery and, once done, we go off they go to live our lives. Most of the time, those who interact with us have no clue as to our medical history or past.
Ive worked for three of the top five integrated oil companies in the world three of the top five process engineering firms on the planet and four of the top ten EPC firms here in the States. None of these firms had a clue to my past and, as Im sure you know, all of these companies were most conservative.
I realize that there are political buzz topics, but it aids ones credibility if they have the facts rights; not doing so hints of ignorance on a subject the heartland is more informed of.
January 5, 2010 7:38 AM compashun-any1 said... What an ignorant screed. Transsexualism is a naturally occurring birth condition. One characterized by a brain-body mismatch. And like people with birth conditions, transsexual people have the right to fix theirs. If you would like to read a summary of the SCIENTIFIC FACTS I can recommend the Gender Basics section on this webpage:
Did you know that transsexualism is recognized as a MEDICAL (not psychological) condition by the Amercan Medical Association?:
Not only that they support treating transsexual people by assisting them to transition (aka sex change) to living as their identified gender. The recommend the internationally recognized Standards of Care as a guideline for the transition process:
Transition is a long, expensive, medically monitored process. Nobody transitions overnight. For example the transition of somebody I know quite well took 4.5 years and about $80,000.
Your weak argument (I will refrain from calling it slander) sounds very similar to the ones used to support slavery, against immigrants, deny women the right to vote, against desegregation, against inter-racial marriage and more. History will depict you in a not so flattering light of a prejudiced bigot. Is that what you want? If not I suggest you become a little more familiar with the information in the links above, especially the first one.
Its the 21st century folks; time to start acting like it.
January 5, 2010 8:00 AM Zoe Brain said... There is another issue. Even if the biological and medical facts about cross-sexed neurology and intersex conditions are beyond you. Or if you don't believe in any of that "Science" stuff if it isn't in the Good Book:
Lefties generally, but also far too many people on the Right dont take matters of National Security seriously.
The Job this gal is taking on involves making sure US technology that can be useful for making advanced weaponry or Furby dolls doesnt fall into the wrong hands. It requires absolutely the best possible person for the job, with extensive experience in defence technology, or one day a US city is going to be froth on top of a mushroom cloud.
I remind you of her qualifications: "Simpson has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, most recently serving as Deputy Director in Advanced Technology Development at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. ... She also holds degrees in physics, engineering and business administration along with an extensive flight background. She is a certified flight instructor and test pilot with 20 years of experience."
How many Rocket Scientists with 30 years experience in defence areas do you know, who have degrees in both Engineering and Business Administration as well as Physics? Ones who are available right now?
I know of one who comes close... another Rocket Scientist with 30 years defence experience. But she's Intersexed in an unusual way, and "transitioned" from looking male to looking female just as Ms Simpson did. The same atypical neurology characteristic of "Harry Benjamin's Syndrome" is found in other, similar Intersex conditions you see. It often bestows certain talents, so many end up with multiple degrees and extensive experience in defence-related areas.
Professor Lynn Conway, former head of the Defence Strategic Computing Initiative for example. She transitioned some time ago.
Or Dr Stephanie Langhoff, Chief Scientist at NASA's Ames Research Centre. She transitioned too.
If you are to hire the best people for positions vital to US National Security... you're pretty much guaranteed to get some women who are transsexual.
Oh by the way - calling a woman a "she-male" is like calling a Black American a "n1gger". It reflects more poorly on the caller than the callee.
January 5, 2010 9:54 AM
Question we have to ask ourselves is, why would the Obamination associate himself with homosexual radicals and transgender individuals?
“Interesting Discussion Brewing With “Transgendered” People”
wtf does all this have to do w/”brewing”....?????
Barry has stated that it is his goal to 'fundamentally change' America.
This is just part of his agenda.
There is nothing the least bit interesting in discussing this matter.
Irrespective of what you cut-off or add-on, or what hormones you artificially increase or minimize, it is a genetic impossibility to "change" your gender. Gender is hard-coded into our DNA; you either have an extra chromosome, or you don't. It's that simple.
This issues is like kit cars. They somwhat look like the real thing but never will be. You can take a piece of junk Fiero and put a "Lambo" body on it but it will ALWAYS be a Fiero.
It's simply not true that when you cut a guys wanger off there is a hidden vag vag behind it connected to ovaries etc. just waiting to be used thus turning George in to Georgette. The opposite is true too. If a woman has an addadictomie she ain't a he.
Because his worldview is one of victim and oppressor. Either he actually believes this leftist doctrine, or, like all aspirants to tyranny, exploits the seductive charms of victim/oppressor language to gain political power.
And... btw... changing a person's anatomy isn't a cure for underlying psychological trauma.
Since the vast majority don't have kids, they often have alot of extra cash on hand for election campaign contributions.
That should have been extra “X” chromosome, not “extra” chromosome. Sometimes the fingers don’t type what the mind tells them.
And... btw... changing a person's anatomy isn't a cure for underlying psychological trauma.
I had a long time friend who "changed."
The rationalizations for changing were full of errors and I only have disdain for the shrink that filled his head with falsities and egged him on.
No matter how many hormones he takes and how he disfigures himself he will always have XY.
rupaul is a drag queen (man who is gay and dresses like a woman)
transgenders start life as one gender and surgically proceed to become a different gender.
totally different really.
I hate to be overly simplistic, and usually I’m not, but.... if you were born with a penis, you’re a male. ‘Nuff said.
They blow through more money in bars and restaurants than most people do on children. When you factor in the drugs and clothes, there’s very little money left over for campaign contributions.
On the contrary, toots. The Pink Mafia and their allies in Communist Party (democrats) have defined transgender as whatever gender you identify with on any given day.
You are fooling yourself and carrying these commie’s water to pretend it is limited to some hard science dysfunction that readily diagnosed, accepted, then corrected by an Addadicktome or Lopadickoffme.
For this case - fixed it...
Frankly I don’t care what this person had cut off or sewn on. If they can do the job, fine - it’s none of my business.
Now, if they can’t do the job and the primary reason was that they were hired for a political purpose, then I’ve got a right to criticize regardless of what that political purpose was.
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