One of my all time favorite movies is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Have you seen it? It features the incomparable Peter Sellers (one of my all-time favorite actors, male or female) in four different roles, including Dr. Strangelove, who invented The Bomb.
It’s a satire about the fear that permeated the consciousness of Americans during the Cold War of the 1950s and onward, where one superpower – the United States – continually engaged in psychological battle with another superpower, the U.S.S.R. There are any number of excellent histories on the Cold War, including many by Anne Applebaum, check them out. There’s also I Love Lucid: The Cold War, Feminism, And The Ideation Of The American Family.
This isn’t a post about the Cold War though. This is a post about the Language that Transwomen/Men/Allies deploy in their never-ending battle to intimidate Gays and Lesbians (but especially Lesbians) into accepting their propaganda about Gender Identity as Gospel Truth.
I have written about some of the verbal tics of the Queer folks before, including how Transwomen sound a lot like violent Men.
Here’s another interesting tidbit I found back in the Fall of 2012.
To hell with psychiatrists; this one is a case for the gulags.
Transwomen/Men/Allies use this language against Lesbian activists when Lesbian Activists assert a boundary based on biological sex.
We need more “education,” and some of us require more extreme education measures than others.
Do you know the Gulags?
This Tumblr user – nydwracu – who is also on Twitter and WordPress – seems to be a poseur manarchist who throws words around that he doesn’t understand in an attempt to bolster his hipster credibility, so I am unsure that HE knows the Gulags.
Ok, so Man tells Lesbians that we need … SOMETHING… because we know biological sex exists.
Do you know the Gulags?
Gulags were prison camps for political prisoners established by communist governments in the former Soviet Union (and elsewhere).
“(T)he Gulag held political prisoners, a group including not only real opponents of the Soviet regime but also many innocents caught up in the paranoid clutches of the Soviet secret police. Most prisoners were the victims of arbitrary and severe legal campaigns under which petty theft, lateness, or unexcused absences from work were punished by many years in these concentration camps.”
If you disobeyed the dominant culture in any way that displeased the dominant culture, the Government sent you to a brutal prison camp with harsh and often deadly conditions. The Gulag also served the function of “reeducating” these dissidents, so that they may once again become productive members of society.
Show of hands…
How many times has a Queer Person or a Transgender Person or an Ally of a Transgender Person told you that you need more “education” on Transgender Issues, or that if you *knew* a Transgender person, you would “think differently.”
It is a common tactic in Queer activism for Transwomen/Men/Allies to tell Lesbian Activists that Lesbians need “reeducation” to know that Transwomen are actually Women.
This tactic, of “continuously reeducating” a willing flock of lemmings, I’m sorry, ALLIES, through the “check your privilege” Internet Social Justice Culture, is also readily observable any time a Transwoman has hurt feelings (you can page through Laurie Penny’s Twitter to see her grovel for forgiveness every time she’s accidentally concerned about Women’s issues and a Transwoman calls her out for being “transphobic.”).
You don’t think my surgically constructed hole is a Natal Vagina?
Bigot. Let me show you how my surgicially constructed hole is BETTER.
Oh, you don’t think my Penis is Female?
Bigot, let me plan a conference to collaborate with other Transwomen about the best ways to manipulate you into seeing things MY way.
Repeat a lie often enough…
We don’t need any more Education about Trans issues.
We are Trans critical BECAUSE we know Trans people and because we can read.
And more and more of us decide each day that we would prefer to endure the social cost of speaking out against the conservative ideology of Gender Identity than the emotional cost of disrespecting ourselves and our own experiences.
And we hope for that day when the QUILTBAG Community and the Liberal Community might actually tolerate dissent from whatever the Party line is (and whoever was elected to create this party line, shame on them!)