"Well, since you've devolved to childish pedantry, I'll stop by again when you're willing to legitimately explain your arguments using a real system of definitions and qualifiers."
I'm done. If this is what the president of BiGLTM does in his free time. I'm done with the group.
[Also, I am sorry, asshole, that I got a little defensive when my identity is being attacked and i'm being told I'm a stereotype.]
[Also I think he insulted me with that "real system of definitions and qualifiers"]
Oh wait. here are words:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? MY gender identity is being dismantled and invalidated and disrespected all by some pretentious pseudo-philosophical thinks-he's-so-smart gay male who doesn't respond to *anything* I've actually said, focusing on his own arbitrary definitions of male/female, dragging feminism into this discussion where it had no place being, who displays a terrifying lack of empathy and respect for trans* people.
And what exactly do you mean by "a real system of definitions and qualifiers"? I'm sorry your ability to search terms is limited; perhaps next time I can provide you with handy definitions. I felt I made my point perfectly clear. The least *you* could do is answer my question. *WHAT* stereotype am I assuming? Do let me know. I want to know what you think my gender identity is because as a cisgender person you obviously have a better handle on other people's gender identity than themselves.
"No one's dismantling your gender identity. You probably shouldn't beg the question then use a series of logical fallacies including poor me. If you're going to post trans theory, you need to be able to critically evaluate it as such."
Just. STOP. It.
I wasn't academic you pedantic ass. You were. You never actually responded to anything I said.
"And people pick up on those markers-it's called ungendering by the way-and that affects how I am treated. In an instant my preferred pronouns are no longer used and the atmosphere has changed because, according to those people, I am not a "real" man."- This is totally an example of hardcore trans* theory right here, what with all the personal pronouns and shit.
Oh and this one:
"Because looking like a gender physically and not matching at least some of the social markers for that gender (or, worse, matching most of the social markers for the other gender) is a fairly reliable way of having people make you at the very least miserable for not matching their expectations of how the world is?
Because in society we rely on secondary gender markers to tell what gender someone is rather than pulling down heir pants.
Because every time a transsexual looks in the mirror and sees the "wrong" sex, and even worse every time a transsexual is clocked in public, it feels worse. Physical surgery only goes so far in avoiding this; social gender constructs are much more powerful cues, and a transsexual is almost certainly going to have been raised being taught the cues and constructs for their birth-assigned sex, not their true gender. This requires conscious effort and re-training in order to associate with society."
Oh yeah, gender dysphoria/dissonance? Totally just theory.
[It's okay y'all. Just theory. When I relapsed a week ago and tried to disfigure my chest-I was just demonstrating a theory. I wasn't trying to get rid of one thing society keys me into as female, no not at all.]