Sunday, February 09, 2014
Most of the discussions of transgenderism by people who are advocates for the transgendered community remind me of this scene from 1984: Reading this post by Ampersand, I keep feeling like he is holding up a picture of a naked person with a penis and testicles and asking us "what is this a picture of?" (The answer he wants of course, is "a woman.") The thing that annoys me is the GIF with the caption "I was born a baby who was assigned male at birth." This is a cutesy way of denying that someone born with a penis and testicles has a male body; with the implication that anatomy is completely irrelevant to gender (i.e. so that everyone should rearrange how they think about gender so as not to offend trans individuals). That is all.