Skip to comments.Academics, Transsexuals Try to Ruin Psychology Prof Over Book on Transexualism
Posted on 08/22/2007 4:21:13 PM PDT by wagglebee
EVANSTON, Illinois, August 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Academics and transsexual activists turned on a psychology professor after he published a highly controversial explanation that transsexual desires are eroticism based on the "idea of being a woman".
In his book "The Man Who Would be Queen," Professor J. Michael Bailey of Northwestern University explained that a man's desire to be a woman is based on a sexual desire called "autogynephilia," which he describes as "sexual arousal at the idea of being a woman." He also explained that the term "women trapped in men's bodies" is a misleading way of explaining the condition.
Transsexual activist Lynn Conway launched a protest against the book, saying, "This book will in time be viewed as very analogous to the Nazi propaganda films about Jews in WWII." Clearly indicating the real objections that transsexuals have to Bailey's ideas, she said, "It paints transsexual women as deviant, bizarre, pitiful figures and never shows the diverse reality of our true lives."
The Lambda Literary Foundation, an organization that promotes homosexual and transgender literature, rescinded its previous award of the book and called the work "transphobic."
Dr. Bailey referred to the two years following the controversy's outbreak as the "hardest of my life." Not only was his book torn apart as discriminatory, but he was also personally accused of sexual misconduct, conducting research without informing the objects of his study and practicing psychology without a license. Dr. Alice Dreger, an advocate for transsexuals and scholar at Northwestern, who assumed Bailey was guilty until she viewed the actual facts, argued his essential innocence and stated, "The bottom line is that they tried to ruin this guy, and they almost succeeded."
Referring to the bitter controversy surrounding the work, Bailey stated on his website "Although the critics have produced a litany of alleged sins, their main complaint is something that I actually do write, and believe."
Bailey, who himself says on his website that there is nothing bad about "autogynephilia," pointed out the heart of the controversy, saying, "The idea that non-homosexual transsexuals are motivated by autogynephilia is the main sore spot for the transsexual critics of my book."
Commenting on the situation, Dreger stated, "What happened to Bailey is important, because the harassment was so extraordinarily bad and because it could happen to any researcher in the field."
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Auto-Eroto-Gyno-Philia. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that...”
This book will in time be viewed as very analogous to the Nazi propaganda films about Jews in WWII
Shame on these drama queens for trying to solicit sympathy using the holocaust.
Holy Toledo. Can’t believe some of the bizarre things going on in the world.
You’ve got that right... LAMDA has weaseled there way into many good companies and have caused all sorts of harm to the business. When a company is distracted dealing with social re-engineering they are not focused on keeping the business running.
To me it all comes down to being an excellent driver like men are or driving like a fool. Some people will go to extreme lengths to excuse their bad driving and others will take responsibility. “But I`m like John Edwards, a woman, so don`t blame me for running over those ducklings!”
Also one should not be a woman if one cannot respond to the “snap” fast enough. For example; When I`m watching NASCAR and my beer is empty, I simply snap my fingers and the wife replaces the beer instantly! And she wasn`t even trained! That is instinct! No operation on earth can create that.
They hate the prof because they’re out bumming on the streets and not making any money. The IQ for homers has to be really really low.
Lots of Nazis were crossdressers.
I am sick and tired of people trying to control debate by attacking anyone with a different point of view. Hey leftists and trannies, I don’t like your opinion either, and I’ll be attacking you.
God forbid we should have intellectual inquiry at universities. If you don’t like intellectual freedom, get your butt out of the country and move to a place like Iran, where they don’t have any.
If it might be a treatable psychological disorder, they might not be able to get their freakish surgery at taxpayers expense, or more docs might not do it period.
This is what’s really making them mad.
My money should not go to freaks of nature who choose to be that way, but that’s what happens to some of our tax monies.
Doctors shouldn’t do this kind of surgery, IMO.
I have no problem with gays and lesbians.
However - I’m certain that transgenders are mentally ill. Somehow, in the past ten years, the tranny freaks have snuck in with the term LGB and T.
Somehow, I don’t think that guy is a transexual.
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