Thursday, May 12, 2016

Quickies: You’re Not Crazy Dept.

     I’ve written before -- indeed, more than once -- about the Left’s assertion of the power to overrule reality merely by denying it. Here’s one of the most blatant recent cases thereof:

     Transgender teens Claire, Devon, Arin and Katie have set out to expose the harsh reality of modern, teen relationships.

     Appearing in a new BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans and Looking for Love, they let viewers see a glimpse of their lives as they struggle to find love.

     The doc shows the moment Claire, from Virginia, meets a guy that she likes, only to be rejected by him as soon as he finds out she was born a boy....

     Claire has also begun making social media diaries of her transition, sharing her experiences with transgender teens across the world.

     Hoping on finding a boyfriend, she reveals that she doesn't like telling people the truth and is desperate for an operation.

     She says: "In a lot of ways, I don't like telling a guy. Once I tell him all respect goes out of the window.

     "Straight guys just can't get over you having the male parts.”

     Well, “Claire” dear, that’s because they’re straight. You, on the other hand, are not. Had you retained the appearance of a boy and gone shopping for a homosexual boyfriend, you’d have known far fewer rejections, and much less trouble overall. Didn’t that ever occur to you?

     I don’t advocate rubbing others’ faces in their delusions; depending on the character of the deluded person, it can be quite dangerous. But that’s not what’s at issue here. “Claire” is unhappy because regular boys around her age are unwilling to sign onto her delusion. Compelling others to join you in any of your opinions isn’t a privilege a decent society confers upon anyone.

     A vagrant thought: Should something horrible happen to “Claire” – and pray God nothing ever does – her remains would plainly reveal her to be male. The coroner would be forced to choose between listing her true sex or her assumed one on her death certificate. Which finding do you think he’d rather defend in a court of law?


Amy Bowersox said...

Yes, dating and relationships are a well-known minefield for us. A friend of mine who just recently had her gender confirmation surgery has lamented this issue, and she's no teenager; she's maybe a bit older than I am. (Thank heaven I'm already in a committed relationship and don't need to worry about this myself...)

There's also the reverse problem, namely the people we call "chasers" or "admirers": men that are attracted to us because we're transwomen, because we're fulfilling some kind of fetish or fantasy they have--essentially, objectifying us. I'm not sure whether that's worse than the men rejecting us because of our trans nature.

There are no easy answers here, not while we remain true to ourselves.

Francis W. Porretto said...

-- ...the people we call "chasers" or "admirers": men that are attracted to us because we're transwomen... --

That might be a form of paraphilia, Amy. It's more prevalent in Japan than here. At any rate, I'd hope you developed the appropriate form of "radar" for such well before you needed it.

Owen said...

I'm tired of this expectation that I must ratify their delusions by use of incorrect pronouns, and now apparently the innate, visceral disgust at a "woman" who just so happens to have a penis means something is wrong on the part of the disgusted rather than the deluded?

So yes, "Claire," you're going to be rejected with extreme prejudice in such scenarios. Men want women, not chimerical facsimiles of women. Even if you somehow got the physicality of a woman so perfectly convincing, your biological imperative will never align with his. What does "Claire" intend to do if "her" future husband wants children?

No amount of surgical mutilation or artificial hormones can ever, ever turn a man into a woman. Or vice versa. Their rage and militancy is ultimately against that ironclad reality.

Anonymous said...

The notion of "trans-x" is merely high-tech transvestism. Surgeons who do these surgery are nearer to pirates than doctors. Colleges that allow/encourage fictional pronouns do no service to their paying youth. The only exception I can find that is acceptable is the 1/10000th baby born with both sexes and parents choose one. That could be a legitimately confused child who might have been mis-assigned. The majority of freaks are failing-to-cope with the real world as humans. This could be a job for religion.


Amy Bowersox said...

The pain is very, very real, "Anonymous." A respected U.S. survey has shown that 41% of transgender people have attempted suicide, compared to 15% of gay people and 2% of the general population. And that percentage increases to 60% among trans people who have experienced physical or sexual violence because they're might be the case with a transwoman encountering a particularly hateful response from a man.

Dysphoria affects some of us more than others, admittedly. I'm "okay" with presenting as ostensibly-male when I need to...but there's still a constant feeling of low-grade "meh" in the background, which, when I present as Amy, is replaced with a gentle calm. However, I see accounts of sisters who feel it much worse than I do all the time.

Unknown said...

I was typing like crazy trying to let my acumen handle this difficult topic, then I realized it was all a spoof... especially, "Once I tell them all respect goes out the window." Ha! A classic Benny Hill line if ever there was one. ...and Amy played right along with it, too. I love this blog site of yours, Francis...