This isn't a political movement, it's a massive acting-out by characterologically-disordered men. This new generation of straight TIMs are masochistic, narcissistic eternal puers: even the simplest question constitutes, for their psyches, a full-on attack, and for their sexual fetish, that full-on attack is as thrilling as it gets.
So they act more provocatively, demand more and more, to engender more questions they can regard as attacks and get more thrill from. IF "TERF"s didn't exist, they'd have to invent them. Well, actually -- they did. Because they need the Witch, precisely to define their Specialness against, and they need the Big Mean Mommy to create all their excuses for refusing to grow out of adolescence, and they need the orgasmic vision of themselves as The Most Punished of All to masturbate to.
Psychiatrists and therapists have a lot to answer for here, enabling these disordered men to regard their mental health issues as political oppression. Really, women diagnosed with BPD (often in fact Complex-PTSD) have far more grounds to regard their mental health issues politically, as do women with eating disorders. But they generally don't. I continue to think het dad, who'll eventually pay attention once genderism starts affecting more girls' athletics, will be the ones who shut this all down, because feminists aren't listened to (and because there are too many handmaidens who are) and because gay men, so far, can't be bothered.
I worry, though, that these het men will wield a broad brush that hits the LGB, because they don't always separate sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as feminism, because even though these het dads are invested at least in their daughters' athletic success, they don't generally connect that to the feminism they currently see in the media.
Most women I talk with about this, even as they'll agree that men don't become women, simply will not move beyond their own yanked heartstrings at the "most oppressed of all" hype. So I take every opportunity I can, with every het man who seems at least willing to listen, to explain the difference between the T and the LGB and to explain that the vast majority of TIMs are intact and straight, with no intention of ever making themselves otherwise. Whenever I say the words "sissy porn," I generally don't need to explain much more -- these men do know where the minds of men can go. The word "girl-dick" raises their eyebrows very high.
Still, politically and personally, it'd be most pleasing to me if feminists were the ones, and were seen to be the ones, taking genderist activism and ideology down. So I retain some hope the TIMs' increasing need to evoke reaction via outrageous demand will shove enough handmaidens toward sanity so that can happen.
dandelionseed, Feminist Current 6 Comments
[10/23/2017 2:57:10 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie