Originally posted 2017-08-05 13:45:43.
In the West, both ‘gay’ and ‘transgender’ activists have spent fifty years trying to persuade us all that sexuality and so-called ‘gender identity’ are two totally separate things, but this is a lie. The truth is that homosexual boys become girly to attract men and butch lesbian girls become manly to attract women. That’s all there is to it.
Ah, you say, what about those ‘transgender’ women who are attracted to women? What about that then? How does that affect ‘gender identity’?
These are just as much informed by their sexuality, but in this case, their attraction is to themselves, as women, This is called autogynephilia. It is defined as ‘a man’s propensity to become sexually aroused at the thought or image of himself as a woman.’
They appear to be women because they are the women of their own dreams — well, erotic fantasies, anyway. Unsurprisingly, they retain a heteronormative male attraction to women. (You can’t be autogynephilic without being gynephilic first.)
This is where the ‘gender identity’ trope comes from. In fact, transvestites should have a normal masculine sexuality, because they are heterosexual males, but they develop a secondary personality, which believes itself to be a woman, as a result of their mental paraphilia. This secondary personality, which I call the artefact, may completely overwhelm the host, though not without conflict. Since it thinks it is a woman — it was invented to play the role of one by an auto-erotic man — it assumes a ‘gender identity’ that is pseudo-feminine.
Perhaps you scream in desperation, ‘What about masculine gay men? I’m sure I met one once!’ This is a function of social intolerance. Many homosexual men in the West pretend to be masculine and spend a lot of effort trying to appear as butch and buff as they can. This is partly in order to fit in to an intolerant society. But the fact is, if you’re seeking to be plunged by a thick hard length, you’re not masculine; and if you only do the plunging, you’re not really homosexual.
The other reason, as I explained here, is that in the West today, homosexual males are expected to have sex with each other. Since they are themselves only attracted to masculinity, this social expectation leads them to become masculine-appearing, in order to attract other homosexuals doing the same thing. As one transsexual friend said to me ‘Gays are women pretending to be men in order to have sex with other women pretending to be men.’
As this excellent piece by formerly gay, now transitioned author Juno Dawson — who is autogynephilic — confirms, most ‘gay men’ are actually transwomen manqué. Their masculinity is just a facade. She said
‘I think there are a lot of gay men out there who are gay men as a consolation prize because they couldn’t be women. That was certainly true of me. I think that there are a lot of gay men in the world who had the same personal misdiagnosis (as I did), because we didn’t have the information that we have now.’
Exactly: young homosexual males are conditioned to think they must be ‘gay men’ by a viciously transphobic surrounding culture. This propels them into a life of emotional and substance abuse and ultimately, misery. That this is actively supported by many professionals in the field, for example Oren Amitay, is nothing short of shocking. The only escape from this corrosive lifestyle is to stop pretending to be a man and be the woman the individual’s sexuality demands.
In Southeast Asia, in countries like Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere, feminine boys are given both a developmental pathway (by completing) and a social role. But to do this they need to conform to the local cultural expectations. These reinforce the link between gender and sexual role.
Asian cultures are partially matriarchal, so this tends not to be applied in a harsh or judgemental way. Instead, feminine boys are understood to be both homosexual and girly; their behaviour is a function of their innate homosexuality.
Feminised males who fit into the autogynephilic profile are also subject to cultural expectations. These are that they will, as young transwomen, appear to be beautiful, act in a feminine manner and seek male partners. This is why Sam Winter found only 0.3 percent of respondents agreeing that they were attracted to women in his large survey. Admitting to liking women, as a transwoman, would be challenging to society there. Better to keep quiet about that, especially when confronted by a white man with a clipboard.
Yes, this does mitigate against their freedom, but at the same time, in collectivist, family-oriented cultures such as are found in southeast Asia, the trade-off is positive for both the batang bakla, as young ladyboys are known, and the ‘late bloomers’ who are mostly autogynephilic. They are accepted, usually, by those around them. (Fathers can be hostile but mothers and sisters are usually supportive. Since these cultures have domestic matriarchy, where women are in authority in the home, the children are somewhat protected from male violence; but it can still be savage and cause lasting harm.)
The ‘transgender movement’
I have become distrusting of the ‘transgender movement’ for its clear attempts to persuade the State to provide drastic surgical interventions, more or less on demand, to people too young to understand the gravity of the decisions they are taking — or that are being taken on their behalf.
This is not Asia or South America, where a person can have numerous presentations throughout their lives and still be socially accepted. Particularly because we have allowed ‘Identity Politics’ to become ascendant over family, it is not easy, in the West, to change and especially not to desist from a sex-atypical expression.
To do so requires us to leave an ‘identity group’ that we have become a part of and that has supported us; we lose all the status we gained from it and worse, it may become hostile to us. This hostility is often seen, directed by ‘trans activists’ at outspoken desisters — or indeed anyone who challenges their glib and specious narrative.
We are today finding horror-story after horror story, especially from young women who were persuaded that they were trans far too young and have undergone serious, life changing surgeries which can NEVER be undone. To allow a child to set out on a pathway that is intended to lead to sterility and surgical mutilations, is clearly irresponsible and a dereliction of our duty of care — dereliction which is being actively promoted by so-called ‘trans activists’. It does absolutely no harm at all for a young woman with Gender Dysphoria (formerly and better called Gender Identity Disorder) to wait. Testosterone is so powerful that it will turn a full grown woman into a passable man in six months.
This is not true for boys; they need support before the effects of testosterone become too damaging for them to live convincingly as women. But the fact is that the effects of oestrogen are reversible while those of testosterone are not. This is not a level playing field; boys and girls are actually different.
Desistance and the damage of trans activism
Outside the West, desistance is less unusual. Sometimes, once a transwomen is past her early thirties, she will revert to a masculine presentation. Partly this is to do with her looks. If she has not found a life partner by that stage, pressure to desist increases.
In the Philippines, for example, older transsexuals may adopt the appearance of senior women in their culture. They might adopt shorter hairstyles and less provocative clothing. In the first place, this is because there are few local men who will entertain an older transsexual, although they might well be chasing teenage ones. But in addition, this might be because status in the ‘not-men’ or Home group is based not only on motherhood but also on maturity. The transwoman is likely surrounded by the women she went to school with and she is simply conforming to group expectations. But within herself, she remains a woman.
Transvestic Autogynephiles, especially if they are strongly gynephilic, will find it relatively easier to find a partner, in their mid thirties, if they transition back to presenting as a man. This is not uncommon.
A classic example of a transvestic autogynephile detransitioning to marry a woman would be former Brazilian travesti (trans) star of over eighty porn movies, Lisa Lawer. After a career in which it is fair to say she left no sexual stone unturned, she got religion, gave up being a girl and married a cousin. When last I heard, she — now he — was a father.
So what should all this tell you? Well just this: the oft-repeated claim that ‘sexual orientation and “gender identity” are separate’ is a blatant, barefaced lie. In fact, they are the same thing.
Gender is a direct function of sexuality. In fact, sexuality is often misrepresented as ‘gender identity’, but this is a convenient obfuscation. Homosexual males are naturally feminine and, where circumstances allow, they will present as women in order to be attractive to men. These are the classic true transsexual or Blanchard HomoSexual Transsexual — so feminine that they have real difficulty living as men.
Transvestic Autogynephiles present as women because they get a powerful sexual hit just from doing so. It’s that simple. Every time a transvestite uses a women’s toilet, he gets sexual gratification. Every time he walks past a mirror, the same. Every time someone calls him ‘she’, it’s another sexualised reward. And every time a man pays her for sex or to star in a ‘porno’, the same.
Gender Identity is dependent on sexuality
‘Gender Identity’, as separate from sexuality, doesn’t exist. Men look masculine to attract women and women are feminine to attract men. That simple.
So, transsexuals look like women to attract men and Autogynephiles look like women because of the powerful sexual reward they get from performing as and even being accepted as such. All of these are absolutely rooted in sex.
While female sex drive differs from male, the same holds true. Women adopt feminine ‘gender stereotypes’ in order to ‘make themselves attractive’ — to men. Conventional lesbians adopt masculine stereotypes to attract women. ‘Lipstick lesbians’ are the equivalent of the New Gay Man — hiding in plain sight and hoping to meet someone else playing the same game.
Gender is determined by sexuality
All of these presentations are driven by sex and specifically, whom we wish to have sex with. This causes us to adopt a ‘gender expression’ that will socially conform to this, in order that we might succeed in attracting our desired partner.
Notions of pre-existing ‘gender identity’, alleged to exist outwith sexuality, are pie-in-the-sky, without a shred of actual evidence to support them. Worse, they are a politically-inspired dogma, promulgated by those who benefit from others’ belief in it.
So- called ‘gender identity’ is a canard, but gender itself is real; it is not a social construct that can be dispensed with at our whim, or the will of others. Nor is it something that can just be chosen or dispensed with. It depends on our sexuality and that is, essentially, innate. We don’t choose whom we are attracted to; we just are. Whom we are attracted to informs how we appear to others and that is gender.
The more often the lies of ‘gender identity’ and that ‘gender and sexuality are unrelated’ are repeated, the more human disasters there will be, the more unnecessary mutilations, ruined lives and suicides. The sheer irresponsibility of ‘trans activists’ in this is staggering.
This article was revised and updated on 19/02/2121