Dennis Prager has a rant at the National Review Online on the self-posed question, “Why the ‘T’ in GLBT?”
First of all, Dennis, it’s LGBT — lesbians first. We found out at the beginning of the Gay Liberation movement that gay men in the 1970’s confused lesbians with their mothers and thought we lived to get them coffee and follow their orders. We promptly disabused them of these notions and to remind them of this we insisted the lesbians get listed first in the acronyms.
Second, “B” and “T” and “S” and “M” and motley hordes of sexual minorities then poured into the gay rights movement without so much as a “by your leave.” Each and every one of them is still intent on claiming superior victim status to entitle them to hijack our movement to their own benefit. Of these minorities, “T” has been the most successful in usurping the energies of lesbians and gays in our quest for equality thanks to their manipulativeness, which is backed up by epic tantrums and histrionic displays.
My own point of view is that transsexualism is a self-mutilation personality disorder and that if transsexuals want civil rights, they should have the integrity to found their own movement. I also want them the hell out of lesbian spaces, which they like to invade and dominate.
I never use the acronym “LGBT” because I think “B” and “T” should be running their own civil rights organizations, neither of which will ever get any support from me.
The bottom line is that the Left has not concocted a plot to blur the distinctions between male and female — although, dude, lighten up, the Fifties are over.
Update, 6/4/2010, Fri.: Over in the Hot Air Green Room, Cassy Fiano has some thoughts about a pair of MTF (male-to-female) transgender women who had both had breast implant surgery but had not yet had their penises flayed and inverted to create a facsimile of a vagina. They took their tops off while sunbathing on the beach in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware, but could not be arrested because they still have penises and there’s no law against men going topless:
My point is that the anatomical truth stands. You can do whatever you want to your body, you can carve it up however you like, but biologically speaking, you remain the gender you were born with.
And hey, they have every right to do so. I don’t think there should be any rules against it, nor do I think they should be harassed or intimidated or anything of that nature. If that’s what makes them happy, then go for it. But let’s get real here, and call it what it is.
These two weren’t arrested because they were men, despite their breast implants (and probably countless other gender modifications). Regardless of how much people like Jill huff and puff about it, the fact remains that if you have a penis, you are a MAN.
I figure those two intended to create a drama in which they could hurt everyone around them and yet play the victims. I am sorry that it didn’t end with them going to jail for disturbing the peace.
FYI, if you suspect that someone presenting themselves as a woman is really a man, don’t look for the “package” to give him away, even if he’s wearing a tight bathing suit. They pull the package down between their legs and tape it. Listen to the voice, look at the jaw line and check for an adam’s apple. The bullying is another giveaway.