Monday, August 06, 2018

This Is What The Conservatives Think About Us.

It is not nice, this one article from the ultra-conservative The Federalist…
What I Learned From Attending ‘Transgender 101’ At My Local Library
The auditorium screen set the tone: ‘If you judge people, then you have no time to love them.’ The slogan implied that only heartless faultfinders would be skeptical of transgender dogma.
By Maureen Mullarkey
August 6, 2018

“Transgender 101,” a recent presentation in my local library, was more evidence—if any were needed—that transgenderism is an aggressive movement. And that today’s transgenderisti are way ahead of the old fascisti in socially driven language change.

The movement shares with Mussolini’s Fascist Party an appetite for dominance by means of language, with special attention to pronouns. Il Duce disallowed the formal lei and mandated universal usage of the informal, more comradely voi for ideological purposes. Like Mussolini’s partisans, transgender activists campaign to bend language to their will, radicalizing the populace by transforming speech customs. In time, behavior conforms to custom.

Control of language was a keynote of the July 19 program in the Chappaqua Library in New York state. Jillian Celentano, a 57-year old transwoman, rides the library talk circuit through Westchester County and Connecticut advocating for the movement.
Whew!

This is typical language of the oppressors coming from white privilege.

Well the first thing I noticed was “transgenderisti” and “fascisti”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as,
Fascisti
: a member of an Italian political organization under Mussolini governing Italy 1922–1943 according to the principles of fascism
So I guess “transgenderisti” means a transgender political organization.
The audience was on notice against heresy before the transwoman introduced himself. A motto glowing across the auditorium screen set the tone: “If you judge people, then you have no time to love them.” A stealth bullying device, the slogan implied that only heartless faultfinders would be skeptical of transgender dogma or question the program’s agenda. Any inkling that conscientious love does not affirm delusional behavior or enable psychopathology was short-circuited on take-off.
Okay I think you get the picture, they are very anti-trans and anti-LGBT.

She is right in one aspect “Control of language was a keynote…”

When the blacks were struggling to end segregation back in the fifties, the language was the same. back In the 70s  when gays and lesbians were fighting for their rights, when Anita Bryant and her “Save the Children” campaign the language was the same.

In an essay by Stephanie M. Wildman and Adrienne D. Davis  they write in Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible
Other words we use to describe subordination also serve to mask the operation of privilege. Increasingly, people use terms like racism and sexism to describe disparate treatment and the perpetuation of power. -Isms language serves as a way to describe discriminatory treatment. Yet this vocabulary of -Isms as a descriptive shorthand for undesirable, disadvantaging treatment creates several serious problems
[…]
Similarly, the phrase -Isms itself gives the illusion that all patterns of domination and subordination are the same and interchangeable. The language suggests that someone subordinated under one form of oppression would be similarly situated to another person subordinated under another system or form. Thus, someone subordinated under one form may feel no need to view himself/herself as a possible oppressor, or beneficiary of oppression, within a different form. For example, white women, having an -Ism that defines their condition-sexism-may not look at the way they are privileged by racism. They have defined themselves as one of the oppressed.
[…]
Thus, the very vocabulary that we use to talk about discrimination obfuscates these power systems and the privilege that is their natural companion. To remedy discrimination effectively we must make the power systems and privileges which they create visible and part of the discourse. To move toward a unified theory of the dynamics of subordination, we have to find a way to talk about privilege. When we discuss race, sex, and sexual orientation, each needs to be described as a power system which creates privileges in some people as well as disadvantages in others. Most of the literature has focused on disadvantage or discrimination, ignoring the element of privilege. To really talk about these issues, privilege must be made visible.
Though out the article she quote Paul McHugh PhD and uses studies that have been refuted, she brings up the fact of high suicide rates in the trans community but doesn’t mention that the incidents drop down to normal levels with family support or a support network.

She criticizes the speaker (whom she uses male pronouns) for not talking about “scientific studies” but she doesn’t mention them either only in passing…
What about puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for children? Jill was all for them. They give children time to decide which gender they choose to inhabit. If they go off the meds, they just go back to normal, he chirped. It was a patent falsehood. Puberty suppression involves radical, experimental procedures with adverse effects on bones and adult fertility, in addition to as-yet unknown effects on the brain.
And there are a number of research studies on blockers, all you is search Google Scholar. You will find many studies on puberty blockers such as Serving Transgender Youth: Challenges, Dilemmas and Clinical Examples.

The bottom-line is that just like all the other struggles to end oppression we are in a struggle over language and domination of the oppressor.

Right now the pendulum has swung far right and it is our job to bring it back… speak up and VOTE!

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