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Academics, Transsexuals Try to Ruin Psychology Prof Over Book on Transexualism
LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/22/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien

Posted on 08/22/2007 4:21:13 PM PDT by wagglebee

EVANSTON, Illinois, August 22, 2007 ( - 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The Lambda Literary Foundation, an organization that promotes homosexual and transgender literature, rescinded its previous award of the book and called the work "transphobic."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."

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ac; academia; academicfreedom; antiscience; bookreview; censorship; disorders; gaystapo; genderiddisorder; homosexualagenda; lazyacademics; lowiq; moralabsolutes; northwesternu; persecution; psychology; stupidfags; transsexuals
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To: wagglebee

Transsexuals are just transvestites who want to wear women’s clothes even when they are naked.

21 posted on 08/22/2007 4:58:07 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: wagglebee
The idea that non-homosexual transsexuals are motivated...

What is a non-homosexual transsexual? A man who becomes a woman, but still wants sex with women? But if he's now a woman, wouldn't that make "her" a homosexual? Or, if a man changes to a woman so "she" can have sex with men, wasn't the desire a homosexual one to start?

I'm so confused.

22 posted on 08/22/2007 5:09:20 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: elcid1970

eeeuuuuwww, the Nazis were cross-dressers? eeeeuuuuwwww.

23 posted on 08/22/2007 5:32:07 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: popdonnelly

He’s what we call “pre-op”. :)

24 posted on 08/22/2007 6:06:19 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: wagglebee

Prof. Bailey could probably use some support.

J. Michael Bailey
Department of Psychology
Office: Swift Hall 303B
Phone: (847) 491-7429

25 posted on 08/22/2007 6:13:44 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: philetus

26 posted on 08/22/2007 6:14:29 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: philetus

I don’t know why it won’t put the jm- in the email address.

27 posted on 08/22/2007 6:15:34 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: wagglebee

They certainly take a strong position against freedom of speech and act like Stalinist censors.

28 posted on 08/22/2007 6:17:16 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Alouette

“Transsexuals are just transvestites who want to wear women’s clothes even when they are naked.”

Brilliant! LOL!!!

29 posted on 08/22/2007 6:18:00 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: wagglebee
I agree wagglebee! And it has been going on for years. It both dispels AND at the same time drives for the need of more PC terms.

And speaking of that....get this:

“10:00pm ABC 60min 2007

A profile of Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, an evangelical minister who claims he is a reincarnation of Jesus. Also: a report on genetic sexual attraction (falling in love with someone with DNA similarities).”

Unnnnnnnn, similar DNA?? wouldn’t that be a relative? Incest? Seems these types are promoting a new pc term, genetic sexual attraction.

30 posted on 08/22/2007 7:02:09 PM PDT by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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To: wagglebee

In my Dev. Psych. class we saw some videos on transsexualism. One was about an 11. y.o. boy who had thought of himself as a girl from an early age and my impression was that he was a very timid child who thought it was safer being a girl, and that his mother unfortunately encouraged him. But there was nothing in the least sexual about it.

Then there was a man who had been a husband, father, lawyer and now had breast implants, no testicles, and was trying to save money for the genital alteration. He dressed like a hooker, had as his live-in lover another male-to-female transsexual and called himself bisexual. It was obvious that he was endlessly fascinated with his body as a sexual object, an extreme case of narcissism and auto-eroticism.

I’d guess that there are many different reasons people become transsexuals, including sometimes genetic and hormonal anomalies.

Mrs VS

31 posted on 08/22/2007 7:43:00 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

If ever there was a topic that should be cross-posted...

32 posted on 08/22/2007 7:50:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, August 20, 2007.
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To: wagglebee
Actually the NYTimes has a three page story about Dr. Bailey and this controversy. It goes into all the sordid details. I was a bit shocked that it gave an even handed account of his side of the story. The article is appropriately in the Mental Health and Behaviour section and is entitled:

"Criticism of a Gender Theory, and a Scientist Under Siege"

33 posted on 08/22/2007 9:12:33 PM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Amen. It sickens me that homosexuals and transexuals try to compare their fight for us to support their sexual behavior to things like slavery and the Holocaust.

34 posted on 08/22/2007 9:37:56 PM PDT by Pinkbell (I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order. - Mike Pence)
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To: wagglebee

Spitzer's Ultimate Dirty Trick

I awoke this morning to false allegations in the New York press that I had made a threatening phone call to Governor Spitzer's 82 year old father, leaving a voice-mail message.

Let me assure you I made no such call.

Before you shed a tear for poor old 82 year old Mr. Spitzer, read the Weekly Standard account of his pattern of illegal loans and gifts to finance his son's campaigns.

The same Spitzer operatives who were caught red-handed trying to set Senator Bruno up are now trying to set me up because they have deemed that I have been an effective advisor to Senator Bruno and the Republican Senate Campaign Committee.

The only proof that such a call was received is a claim by Bernard Spitzer's lawyer. Frankly I doubt that such a call was made or received. After listening to the alleged "voicemail," the New York Times' "could not conclude that Mr. Stone's voice was on Mr. Spitzer's voice mail."

The matter of the shady loans should be investigated. Eliot Spitzer perjured himself (that is lied under oath) in a deposition in a lawsuit by one of his opponents from the 1994 race regarding the source of these funds.

In 1998 Spitzer ultimately admitted he was lying and admitted his father had paid off his campaign bank loans only days after he lost the Democratic Primary. Spitzer said he had executed a note to pay his father back at 7.8% interest. IN FACT SPITZER ONLY MADE PAYMENTS THROUGH THE END OF 1999 WHEN THE LOAN WAS "SUBSUMED" INTO A LARGER LOAN WITH HIS FATHER - TERMS UNKNOWN.

Once the public was no longer paying attention, Daddy quietly took care of the loans - again!

The Shell Game Continues. Since the bank loan was secured by REAL ESTATE gifted to Eliot Spitzer by his father, the money is all Bernard's anyway. There is no doubt that Eliot Spitzer and his father willfully circumvented the State Election Law and made a mockery of what was then a $100,000 contribution limit and then lied about it for four years.

You may recall that the landlord of my apartment building held a penthouse fundraiser for the New York Democratic State Committee on June 12 in which donors were asked to bundle $94,600. I held a rival fundraiser for the New York Republican Party at $15 a head on that same date.

Since that time the landlord Dale Hemmerdinger, a long time Spitzer fundraiser and appointee to the MTA, has been hostile and has hassled me through management about supposedly late rent checks. I have had an apartment at this location for (10) years. I have never had a late rent payment. Veteran employees of the building have warned me that Hemmerdinger "has it out for me".

Yes, the landlord has keys and full access to my apartment which is generally vacant as I stay on an average one night a week, so a phone call could have been made from my apartment to create a record. I am reviewing the phone bill to determine whether such a call was even made.

I have contacted the FBI's former top voice analyst to determine whether the so-called "voice-mail" has been edited, spliced or doctored and whether it is even my voice. He will also determine whether the tape is indeed a voice-mail or the product of some other form of audio surveillance.

Are the Spitzerites capable of illegal wire tapping? I believe they are.

Given my frequent appearances on CNN, MSNBC, FOX and NY-1 the fabrication of a voice tape would be simple - again people who falsify state helicopter records will falsify a voice tape. Listening to the tape there is a strange pause after "This is a message for Bernard Spitzer" leading one to believe this a cut and paste job of some kind.

All of this is, of course, is an attempt to distract people from the fact that no aide to the Governor is yet to testify under oath in the Troopergate matter and no e-mail records for Spitzer and his aides have been reviewed other then the ones given to Attorney General Cuomo. Yes, I have advised Republicans to seek full disclosure.

The guy who makes threatening phone calls to people is Eliot Spitzer not Roger Stone. Ask John Whitehead, Senator Larkin or Sean Hannity. On the night this call was allegedly made, I was at the theater catching the play NIXON and FROST. I highly recommend it to Governor Spitzer. It shows you what hubris and lying brings you.

And that will be my last comment on the matter.

35 posted on 08/22/2007 9:46:56 PM PDT by paltz
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To: wagglebee

sorry wrong thread...too many windows opened

36 posted on 08/22/2007 9:48:22 PM PDT by paltz
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To: Triggerhippie

Obviously a photo taken in downtown Austin, TX

37 posted on 08/22/2007 11:41:10 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: TexasCajun

These people just can’t get over themselves.

38 posted on 08/23/2007 6:28:44 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Did you happen to watch America's Got Talent this year?

Boy Shakira was a big hit.

39 posted on 08/23/2007 6:56:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: LexBaird

There is the theory by Ray Blanchard that there are only two groups of transsexuals. Those that are publicly most visible and who have started the campaign against Prof. Bailey are the non-homosexual transsexuals (called autogynephilic by Blanchard). The other group is called homosexual transsexuals (HSTS). They usually are not perceived as men posing as women but perfectly pass as women.

The prominent autogynephilic transsexuals like Conway and James prove by their aggressiveness that they are really not women at all. Anne Lawrence has written an excellent article about their narcissistic rage that analyzes their behavior. See:

A fact that hasn’t been thoroughly researched yet is that there are homosexual transsexuals who do not undergo any treatment and are therefore living as seemingly perfect males. These individuals are the counterparts to their medically treated HSTS sisters who are not real women except for their social gender perception; the former are not real men except for their social gender perception.

A good site for information on HSTSs is:

40 posted on 07/10/2008 9:31:25 AM PDT by heckmanns
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