More on transgender ideology, cisnormativity, sex change and sexual orientation

Well, since no one else is posting, I thought I’d make a post.

I bumped into this article from a trans-person. The article is about how her sex-education class is making her feel bad. For her, it is “cisnormative” and “binary” to call vaginas and ovaries female sex organs and penises male sexual organs. Apparently, they’re just sexual organs. Seriously. I’m not making this up. Read it.

I wonder if she reasons similarly for other animals and primates. I also wonder how she explains the fact that human beings have a penis or a vagina and that they’re about equally present within the human population. Without a binary sex, that fact would be pretty mysterious, no? It’s magic, maybe. Who knows.

In any case, her insanity aside, the article made me wonder. If a trans-gender “woman” has a so-called sex change, isn’t that an example of a “cisnormative” practice?  I mean, think about it: If having a “female gender identity” sufficiently makes someone a woman, then the practice lopping off the penis and forming a hole into the likeness of a vagina seems to imply an additional standard regarding women’s bodies. In particular, it suggests that women have vaginas, or at least that they don’t or should not have penises. We can reason similarly for hormonal treatments meant to acquire boobs and lose facial hair. Either way, we’re talking about standards for women’s bodies.

I suppose that an objector could argue that his choice to have a sex change does not impose a standard on women’s bodies, but just that one person’s body, the person getting the “sex change”. For this objector, it’s just a personal choice, like a cosmetic operation. That might escape the charge of “cisnormativity”, but that isn’t the usual line of reasoning we hear. Instead, “sex change” operations are said to make them whole and help deal with whatever discomfort they have while looking at their wieners in the mirror, which, btw, is how they are able to secure public funding for their operations. On this reasoning, a “cisnormative” standard is present, quite obviously so. Thus, I don’t think that the objector can dismiss the charge of “cis-normativity” in all or most cases.

Of course, in saying all of this, I don’t mean to give credence to transgender ideology, nor do I mean to stigmatize “cisnormative” thinking. In fact, I believe that such thinking is healthy and that trans-gender people need psychological and spiritual help. I’m just pointing out an internal tension within their own thinking. It’s a confused mess.

One more thing. GLAAD recently said this:

 

Simply put: sexual orientation is about who you are attracted to and fall in love with; gender identity is about who you are.

Like everyone else, transgender people have a sexual orientation. Transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer. For example, a person who transitions from male to female and is attracted solely to men would typically identify as a straight woman. A person who transitions from female to male and is attracted solely to men would typically identify as a gay man.

 

What the shit? “Sexual orientation” concerns the sex to whom you are attracted. If you are of the male sex, and if you are entirely attracted to sexed-males, then you’re gay. If you’re a straight man, it’s because you’re a sexed-male and only find sexed-females attractive. What GLAAD is doing here is either (1) redefining the words straight and gay to concern themselves with gender identity and not sex or (2) speaking about “transitioned” transgender persons as if they are members of the opposite sex. They’re not. It’s a biological impossibility. In fact, transgender ideology depends upon the distraction between gender identity and sex; hence, it can never abandon it. “Transitions” are just cosmetic changes in the body of the person and might also involve changes in the political and social identity of the person, but they cannot alter his or her biology.

What the heck is wrong with the West? How is this shit even a thing?

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