Wednesday, 12 December 2007

What’s in a word? For Trans read meaningless…

I received an email from Press for Change headed “FURTHER PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION FOR TRANS PEOPLE DUE SHORTLY”

It actually is about Regulations that were recently laid in Parliament, which would amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to protect transsexual people against discrimination in the provision of Goods, Facilities and Services.

I’ve replaced their use of Trans here with transsexual, as the Regulations don’t cover those who switch back & fore (for principally some sexual pleasure?). Why not? Because “Trans” are people wanting to reduce the true nature of gender correction to fit their views.

It all stems from the first myth that transsexual people have a mental illness and the deliberate inclusion of gender/sexual confusion to provide a huge income for a small number of psychiatric charlatans.

There is a legal definition for a transsexual person based on (a) intends to undergo gender reassignment, or (b) is undergoing gender reassignment."

"Gender reassignment" means a process which is undertaken under medical supervision for the purpose of reassigning a person's sex by changing physiological or other characteristics of sex, and includes any part of such a process;"

Too easy eh as that excludes those who just present differently when the mood takes them but demand special rights when they do.

These are the “I’m almost full time” jokers that’s except for work and shopping and… It’s the hierarchy fantasists who having moved up from cross dresser to TV want to “try” transsexual. These are the people who need someone else to diagnose them rather than know that their brain & body are incongruent.

Now let me make it clear I don’t care if you are one of those and I defend your right to do it and not suffer abuse or worse. BUT not at the expense of a diminution of transsexual peoples rights.

Our society and laws are not perfect but we do have the Gender Recognition Act and really everyone who gets a new birth certificate should drop the transsexual adjective and demand that, as the law intended, they become the legally acknowledged sex not the one that was assigned at birth based on a visual examination.

That’s why I support the “Harry Benjamin Syndrome” approach and why I will simply demand my rights as a female not some mythical third gender. I can buy ranges of sexuality but I think trying to change society’s view of sex in terms of male and female is futile and counter productive.

I support anything that eases discrimination through transition but transition is not a permanent state it ends when you have legal recognition.

Notice I separate medical and legal deliberately as the degree of medical intervention you need will vary enormously from none to a lot.

So well done HM Government this is a step forward despite the exclusions to placate men who have this horror of finding out their female lover was once considered a man.

I just wish Press For Change would stop banging on about Trans and gender confused rights and fight the real battle the exploitation of transsexuals in transition.

Please visit http://www.ts-si.org/

Dedicated to the acceptance, medical treatment, & legal protection of individuals in the process of changing their anatomical sex, & supporting their transition into society.

2 comments:

LisaJain said...

Excellent. A woman after my own heart!

Lisa Jain Thompson
www.ts-si.org

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