Ever since a bunch of perverts and nincompoops humored Bruce
Jenners delusions and declared him woman of the year, there has
been a concerted campaign to mainstream and normalize
transsexualism as something natural and beautiful. The problem is
that the world is largely sane, despite what Twitter and CNN might
make you think at times, and people, by and large, shook their
heads and said, no, dude, that is really f***ed up.
But, as we saw in the successful drive that converted buggery
from a felony to an activity that we must celebrate, you can never
underestimate the potential to make aberrant behavior the norm.
One of the major sticking points has been the refusal of
heterosexual men to date men who are under the delusion that they
The issue has been kicking around for a while. Back in July,
this string of tweets by Zinnia Jones a trans activist and science
writer caught some attention
Then Medium (naturally) had this piece About your shitty
no-trans dating policy
Lets be clear: We all have legitimate preferences in the bodies
we connect withI myself favour larger men (sorry, you guys under
180cm and 90kg!), and they need to have working penises. But when
you reject a woman who fully meets your attraction profile, one has
to wonder whats really going on here.
When it comes to rejecting someone like mesomeone whose
appearance, function, and manner are indistinguishable from those
of a cisgender womanjust because I have a trans history, the
reasons must be intangible. Those reasons are inevitably the
beliefs that I am not a real woman, that I am actually a man, that
I am mentally ill, and, in the crusty underneath of it all, that I
am not human. These beliefs are resistant to evidence to the
contrary, of which there is plenty, and are similar to the other
prejudices listed above.
In other words, the bearer holds these beliefs about trans women
irrespective of any potential sexual encounter: They represent
ignorance at best, bigotry at worst. Refusal to consider the ample
evidence which counters these beliefs places the bearer firmly in
the class of bigot.
(Just to underscore: Trans women are women, we are born women,
and we will always be women, whatever the state of our bodiesjust
as you will always be you, regardless of the state of your body. I
understand that this may be confusing to cisgender people, and that
there is a lot of misinformation out there. But if you care enough
to have read this far, then you should care enough to get the good
information and educate yourself, so that you can stop
inadvertently harming us with your beliefs. Google Trans 101.)
Spot the flaws in the logic in this?
This issue jumped from the Tumblr-ish world of trans activists