Saturday, November 17, 2012

Magical Markers!

Magical Markers! I mean, Gender Markers... Magical Gender Markers?

Miz Know It All has been coming across this curious expression repeatedly and often in her travels through the wilds of Blog-O-Stan, and she's not really quite sure what to make of it truth be know! Gender Marker? What the heck is a "Gender Marker?" Might a Gender Marker be something like a Magic Marker® perhaps? But one solely reserved only for the usage of one sex, or the other? Might the miraculous new Bic Amber® for her be considered a "Gender Marker?" After all this brand new pen was painstakingly designed by a committee of learned men especially for a woman's delicate and fragile sensibilities! Hence the reasoning behind why the pen can be had with either a pink OR purple case... Sadly the ink still comes out the same old black and blue as from the more traditionally male gendered markers. Not that it matters much given that women do not need to be worrying their pretty little heads doing things like writing as it takes away valuable time meant for far more important tasks like ironing and getting supper on the table for the man of the family!

So you will have to give it to Miz Know It All! It was a pretty good guess on her part, what with her being female and all and so not terribly bright, but alas, not the right one I fear! So while the Bic For Her® is in fact, a gendered marker, it is not "a" gender marker!

So what pray tell is this "Gender Marker" she has heard so much about? Well gather close campers! Imagine her surprise when she discovered that a "Gender Marker," as it is being referred to in Blog-O-Stan has nothing to do with makers at all! Rather, it is that little letter F or M found on official documents that indication the sex of the person being described to be either male or female!

Oh! Now I get it! A gender marker means that the bearer of said document, having been dully evaluated by a trained medical professional licensed to practice by the state, can be assumed to have the standard innie found on all of the female of the species, or they are carrying round one of the great variety of outties found on the males of the species... and all this without the casual observers having to actually get down and close to inspect the bearers neither regions themselves! What a clever and useful thing this Gender Marker is! Remind me to rush right out and get one first thing in the morning!

Ahhh but things are not so easily done in the various and sundry lands of Blog-O-Stan... A Gender Marker is not simply a convenient means of letting another know if you are in fact male or female... No! It is a tool of oppression created by the Transphobic Christo Nazi Fascists hell bent upon putting the poor victimized gender variant back into the closet... Wow! How horrible! I certainly hope it's not the closet where I keep my winter things! Terribly cramped in there it is!

No, a gender marker out in the wilds of Blog-O-Stan is the work of the devil himself!! For with the wrong gender marker, a trans-woman, with her baritone voice, five O'clock shadow and size 14 brogans, might find herself being questioned as to why she is in the ladies room! You see, without the right gender marker in hand, she might even be asked to leave the ladies room by official oppressors of the state, like the police, and God forbid, even directed, upon peril to her life, to use the men's facilities as she, being medically unfit for surgery, and poorer than dirt, and besides, she doesn't really dislike it all that much, has a penis!

You see dear campers... in the wilds of Blog-O-Stan, one's genitals being either an outtie or an innie, has no actually bearing on their sex, I mean "gender" What that means is you can be a man all during the work week and a woman on the weekend if it so pleases! Or, you can be a woman during the week and a strong manly man on the weekend if you'd druther! Why, if one were to stop and think about it for a moment... Why one could be any number of different genders  depending upon the day and time as one desired!

But alas! These wonderful wildly gendered free spirits must live in the same world as those nasty mean Ol' Transphobic Christo Nazi Fascists who insist that only those with a F on their papers may use the sexually segregated facilities designated for the female of the species! Or like wise, that those with a M on theirs must use the sexually segregated facilities designated for the males of the species... Though, as Miz Know It All has observed, that may not really be all that necessary as the male of the species seems to consider the entire world his urinal! Given his great and boundless delight in micturating upon anything and everything that stands still long enough for hims to do so!

What this means is that for the poor suffering trans-wo-man who has a cursed M on his papers corresponding with his outtie genitals. Well he is to be left to his own devices, out in the cold with the other males who are all pissing on anything and everything, but... those sacred and so lovely toilets that are hatefully reserved for those lesser beings, I mean females! Hey! Really! No fair! He was a man but now that he is a woman s(he) has every right to piss on them too cause his(her?) gender is female. Just ask! (S)He'll tell you so! And besides! We all know genitals do not in anyway indicate sex! (S)He is just as much a woman as those stupid bitches born bitches who Bogart these amazing and wonderful toilets to themselves!

Thankfully, through the tireless efforts by trans-women-activists in size 14 brogans, some localities have seen the light and removed that pesky Ol' examination by a trained medical professional licensed to practice by the state for a "Gender Marker," and replaced it with a form letter crafted by a counselor who might have heard the bearer say they might have felt kinda sorta like a female maybe, but not like a man fer sure, well not all the time exceapt when he is a lesbian! Hey that works for me! Can't see how you could possibly get more definitive than that! Pee free O' trans-women of the world! Pee free!

So there you have it! A gender maker is both a tool of oppression and at the same time, the means to wonders and joys beyond all compare! Imagine all that! And in just one single little letter too!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Damage Done

Over and over again Miz Know It All keeps hearing on Blog-O-Stan how it is way way past time to have the medical community just butt the hell outta all things when it comes to the process of Changing Sex, I mean "Gender!" Other than their being there of course to hand out hormones and surgeries on demand! Sorta like a rather perverse Trick or Treat!

"Trick or Treat! Trick or Treat! Take me willie and make it neat!

For example look at the video of this young person,

One would assume from the tone of this piece she really is all that and a bag chips happy to be in transition  Clearly she  knows exactly what she wants and why! No need for any long drawn out counseling to rule out other issues hiding behind her "gender problems" on this one is there? Besides, she has been online for a long long time before she even sought out any sort of actual therapy. So all the hard work was done and done long ago by all those wonderful anon-supporters cheering her on. Clearly as I said, there was no therapist needed! Blog-O-Stan is right I guess! We should sack the useless bastards! Cause those darn Gate Keepers are just an impediment to our rightful gender expression!

Oh but how things turn out when the blind and foolish rush in where angels fear to tread!

From an an article on the Sunday Mirror UK

Although Ms Cooper underwent a thorough psychological assessment and counseling at Hull Royal Infirmary prior to starting her sex change therapy she has suffered such torment living as a women that she has tried to commit suicide twice.

She told told the Sunday Mirror: ‘The hormones have made me feel up and down. One minute I feel moody and the next minute I feel really happy.’

‘The night I tried to slash my wrists I’d downed a bottle of Jack Daniel’s and just thought about how alone I am, and how my decision has alienated my family and how I will have to become a boy again to resolve it.’

Born a male called Brad, Ms Cooper began dressing as a girl aged 12, and at 15-years-old begged doctors to help her become a woman.

But she has failed to find happiness as a female, even admitting to dabbling in prostitution in an attempt to counteract the loneliness she felt .

Ms Cooper also says the hormone injections left her with extreme emotions and a high sex drive, but that she can not find the love she craves with either sex.

She believes she will have better luck in love as a 'trendy' gay man, and that returning to being a male will help heal the damaged relationships with her family.

‘I don’t want to live in isolation, away from everyone I love. This is the only way forward. I just want to be happy and this is my last chance.’

News flash folks! Having a sex change fixes exactly one thing and one thing alone... it fixes absolutely nothing else in your life period! For all those out there in Blog-O-Stan with unhappy lives who feel this sigh of relief about the other problems in their lives when they go out enfemm and so are wondering if maybe they are transsexual too? Wondering if maybe they too should consider going whole hog and taking the plunge to "Living as a Woman?"

Here this and hear it well! Transition is a one way street that should be taken ONLY by those for whom the idea of their living straddling the fence between a mind configured one way and a body configured the other is simply unworkable! For all others, this path should NEVER even be considered, much less taken... You do know there is a damned good reason they call it "a woman's lot in life" and if you are not a woman, then you so don't want to be finding this out the hard way as this poor soul has what that means! Nor do you want to be coming to the same rude surprise she had that all the other problems in her life were still there if not bigger!

So how do we go about figuring this one out? Surprise! In depth therapy with a very well trained specialist might just do the trick eh? One who has actually seen those oh so rare type VI's for whom this is clearly the right path, (which she is not by the way) as well as one who has a better than good understanding of those V's for whom this is not their path until there are no other options left as well as one who has the strength to say no to those IV's for whom this is never the right path! That's right campers... the oh so dreaded SOC really is there to protect you from yourself and no other reason!

So to all of you I say, Keep on mucking about getting these requirements diminished if not removed all together if you like and as the Jewish Curse says. "You might just get what you are asking for!"