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Raymond reminds women of the underlying belief fundamental to transsexual male rationale of western, perhaps all, patriarchy, given original and most clear voice by Plato the foundation thinker behind all occidental belief systems that: October 5, at 5: Radical feminists, for example, have joined with radical feminist sisters in the South to combat trafficking in women, organize an international anti-pornography movement, resist reproductive and genetic technologies, campaign against female genital mutilation, and challenge global militarism.

Glutton for punishment that I am, reading up on the history of 70s lesbian feminist transphobia, I thought I might as well read the Mein Kamf of the genre, where lots of little discourses that had been circulating for nearly a decade finally got woven into one, big, breathtakingly paranoid fantasy.

To take one example, there is gender and there is transgender. Cover of the first edition. A major problem with these kinds of accusations is that they have become so strident and lurid that no open discussion and debate can take place without dissenters being cast as transphobic or being virulently attacked.

If one writes about transsexualism or transgenderism in a critical way, that person will most likely be dismissed as transphobic by trans activists.

Easily-made accusations of transphobia aimed at critics of transgenderism are seldom challenged.

In the run up to the conference, we asked Janice a few questions about her past and recent work and her topic of choice for raymobd talk: PTSD survivors would love to! October 6, at 2: If I could give it negative stars I would.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Transgendered individuals who have left the fold and been critical of the move to channel gender-dissatisfied persons into treatment and surgery have been publicly criticized. October 4, at 6: The Case of Transgender,” in Signs 28 4: Retrieved 21 June Then as now, defining and treating transsexualism as a medical problem prevents the person experiencing so-called gender dissatisfaction from seeing it in a gender-challenging or feminist framework.

Patriarchy is now confident enough in the trxnssexual category to allow greater numbers of voluntary admission to males. Raymond; you’ve earned your spot in the Who’s Who Honor Roll of bigotry!

Transgender people are not “raping” anyone else’s body by exercising their right to autonomy over their own bodies. Accusations and attacks against those who dissent from transgender ideology have become so vitriolic that even impartial journalists not aligned with any position, who have chosen to write about the debate over transsexualism and transgenderism, are also attacked as transphobic when they raise critical points or questions about the subject.

She writes about how difficult it is for partners of FTMs who have to devote their energies to the quest of their girlfriend to be a man whilst that quest throws their own lesbianism into doubt, with consequent painful heartsearchings for their lost identity.

The Transsexual Empire

Females are not permitted to set boundaries under patriarchy. Classic Feminist Writings This section of the on-line archive contains classic feminist writings that helped define Second Wave feminism. They are castrated men demanding to be called Lesbians.

She claims this is done in order “to colonize feminist identification, culture, politics and sexuality “, adding: Dec 20, Alison rated it did not like it.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the ending of the second world war. The transgender community is also at odds with itself.

Fictions and Facts about the Transsexual Empire

Transsexual and transgendered persons are entitled to the same human and civil rights as others. It’s basically a big mess, thanks in part to Mary Daly’s guidance, no doubt. I think the task of radical feminism is to dismantle gender wherever it rears its hydra-headed appearance. They have called for mass beheading of DGR members.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. And Raymmond am going to repeat-quote you: We are all familiar with this. David Gofton rated it did not like it Jun 06, Transgender advocates have penned hate and bigoted messages in the blogosphere and on twitter, sites inhabited by many transgender advocates.

Male-to-female transsexuals are simply required to be good examples of the feminine role for other sex-class members. These policies are still in effect today. Extrapolating multiple classes of characteristics and actions from physical qualities is unrealistic. The usurpation of femininity and simultaneous definition of females as femininity, combined with the science of artificial reproduction?


Notify me of new comments via email. It is not based on the nature of men. As an academic, Jahnsen should have known better and verified the actual quotation from my book. There is a big difference between criticism and transphobia.

Sonia’s report on Janice Raymond’s “The Transsexual Empire” () | Feminist Reading Group

Is being a women more than breasts and a vagina? However, feminists have raised questions and given answers to gender dissatisfaction that go far beyond the transsexual and transgender context — questions of bodily mutilation and integrity, medical research priorities, the role of gender identity clinics for children, reinforcement of sex-role stereotypes, and challenging gender.

Men are different from women, but not in the ways patriarchy thinks they are, and the masculine gender role is not a natural one.

If one looks at the core of these messages, radical feminist critics including myself appear to be guilty of ajnice and hate speech because we emmpire that men are not women and that surgery and hormones do not a woman make.