The Tale of my Legs
I am really angry at the whole trans pretence today.
I invited a foreign guest with me to the hot springs. I never shave my legs (or anywhere else for that matter) but as I was walking out the door to meet her, I thought to meself,
“Shit, but what if she’s really conservative?”
and the good angel on my shoulder whispered,
“Who cares, she won’t even notice your legs”
But Bad Angel interjected with,
“Can you be bothered with the hassle of it?”
And I realized, right at that moment, right then, that today I couldn’t be bothered.
With the hassle of someone “noticing” my unshaved legs.
Risking someone commenting on my legs when I’m not in the right frame of mind to deal with it is more of a hassle than the hassle of shaving.
I was already late to meet her and what did I do? I threw down my bag and dutifully trotted off to the bathroom.
I found a razor and began shaving. Have I mentioned I was in a hurry? Well anyway … guess what? I cut myself. Many times. And when you cut yourself shaving you don’t notice until afterwards when the pain hits you. So there I was, in a hurry, trying to rush out of the door to meet my guest on time and dripping blood around the house. ( I didn’t cave into “dealing with” my “bikini line”, but that’s beside the point, and it really REALLY hurts if you mess up there, with all the in-growing hairs and what-not)
At that moment, I just thought FUCK YOU trans women, for making my oppression into a FUCKING joke, a fetish.
God, I’m angry.
God I feel better now.
As you were.
A tour through the NHS Guide for Gender Variant people
Have you ever noticed how in all official documents men come first and women second.
–Are you: Male Female?
–his and hers
—he or she will be required to attend…
Well if it still wasn’t apparent that M2T are still men then check out the NHS guide to Gender variant people.
For the first time in my entire fucking life ever, I saw women come first on an official document
On Page 7:
4 General notes for the treatment of trans women and trans men
OH. the. RAGE.
Trans women– teh menz — XY people– STILL get the first mention as members of the privileged class even as they’re appropriating the word “women.”
Can you imagine the bros sitting round mulling it over:
-What about Trans men…?
— ah, we’ll just stick them at the back of the bus, stick them on the pamphlet as an afterthought;
— do we even have to let them transition at all? WOmen had to fight us for a hundred years for the vote so we’d be letting the side down if we just GAVE them something. Let’s be honest here, the only reason we let anyone have a sex-I-mean-gender change at all is because XY males want to.
— pain in the arse. But it would get rid of a few lesbians and butch women
== jolly good, yes we’ll let them through provided they get sterilized and their breasts hacked off. Ok?
—Good. But shit trans men are now called men which means they’ll be elevated above XY people thereby disturbing the natural order of XY dominance XX submission
— well we don’t have to take trans men seriously, they’re only women. But better add them. Their bloody whining will give us a headache if we don’t.
–rightio. Will do.
No. I can’t imagine it either. Did this conversation even take place? Did the person who drew up the pamphlet just assume that trans women would come first?
If anyone really thought trans women were women nobody would give them the time of day.
Just like real women.
In the very SAME document, on page 10:
“The assessment may be carried out by the GP if he or she feels competent to undertake it.”
Why the switch hmmm? I thought this was a progressive paper, that we had arrived at the revolution. That from now on female pronouns would be used first, just like the word “women” has substituted “men”.
Ooohhhhh. It’s only when the article refers to trans women that women get to go first.
For the rest of the article (except when it refers to real women) trans women’s needs are outlined first and then trans men’s are stuffed in afterwards.
“During the initial period of living in the new role, other interventions and
treatments may continue.
• For trans women there is speech and language therapy (this can be initiated at
any time), facial and body hair removal, thyroid chondroplasty (frequently
described by trans people as ‘tracheal shave’) and sometimes breast
augmentation (although this should not be undertaken until the individual has
been on oestrogen for about two years). Occasionally, facial feminising surgery
(rhinoplasty, for example) is undertaken by trans women.
• Many trans men find that the most important treatment for them, in the early
stages, is the surgical reconstruction of the chest. Living as a man with heavy
breasts is virtually impossible and the change of gender role is not regarded by
many clinicians as an absolute requirement prior to chest surgery.16 Breast
binders can be worn for a short while, but they may cause back problems and
possibly also distort breast tissue, which may make the final surgical outcome
And the pattern ( of putting XY-male-trans-women first and XX-female-trans-men) second continues throughout the pamphlet.
But my absolute favourite part was the bit where hormone blockers were recommended for children
Interventions for gender variant children and young people
Where the service user is a child or young person, family support is essential and
local psychological support may be necessary. Liaison with schools should also be
undertaken where a child insists on presenting in the opposite gender. Pre-pubertal
children exhibiting cross-gender behaviours are statistically more likely to become
gay adults than transsexual ones; a few outgrow their atypical behaviours and
feelings. As puberty begins, however, those who are destined to live permanently
in the opposite role usually develop an increasing disgust for their phenotype. Their
distress reaches suicidal proportions in some cases. With support from a paediatric
endocrinologist, hormone-blockers – gonadotrophin releasing hormone analogue
(GnHRa) – may be prescribed once puberty is under way but before secondary sex
characteristics become apparent. The timing of this intervention is important, so it
is vital to follow an established protocol17 such as that used in the Vrije Universiteit
Medical Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands (see the NHS publications Medical
care for gender variant children and young people answering families’ questions
and A guide for young trans people in the UK). Contact with support groups may
be helpful for families.18
You twisted fucks.