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I see you too, BevJo. Transgendered individuals who have left the fold and been critical of the move to channel gender-dissatisfied persons into treatment and surgery have been publicly criticized.

The Transsexual Empire

I find it auspicious and indicative of the fact that there is an objective truth inside women that some of us are getting at, and that when women-identified-women search within in response to the patriarchal culture around them, the same truths re-emerge.

Rxymond assimilates the roles and definitions of masculinity and femininity, often mixing and matching, but never really transsesual beyond both. Ruining lives since Raymond; you’ve earned your spot in the Who’s Who Honor Roll of bigotry! You are commenting using your WordPress.

The Transsexual Empire – Janice Raymond

We look forward to freedom from gender. I hate this book so much I wrote a paper in college tearing it apart. The Transsexual Empirep.


Raymond investigates the role of transsexualism in society — particularly psychological and surgical approaches to it — and argues that transsexualism reinforces traditional gender stereotypes. Details on my blog — http: Gender is class but gender identity is more akin to handedness.

October 5, at Those who accuse and attack are not held responsible transsdxual the truth of their claims and for substantiating these claims with verifiable sources.

Fictions and Facts about the Transsexual Empire

Is being a women more than breasts An excellent book – maybe not perfectly written, and maybe a bit camp – but certainly makes the interesting point that the trans-industry can easily be seen as an extension of the all-consuming nature of the male; the ultimate control of women being the co-opting of their very bodies.

It’s been suggested that Raymond is responsible transsecual the denial of health care for transition.

Men, by their aggressive command and conquer nature wish to infiltrate every detail of womanhood or anything not naturally empite for men in this world. We are all familiar with this. Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Until recently, this twitter parody account facilitated and encouraged hate messages to be sent in about me.

Fictions and Facts about the Transsexual Empire – Janice Raymond

The transsexual operation seeks to castrate where an emotional castration has failed. By fulfilling this role, eunuchs also succeeded in winning the confidence of the ruler and securing important and influential positions…the earliest mentions of eunuchs is in connection with the Minoan civilization of Crete, which was a transitional period fro an earlier gynocentric society.


Especially the energy-sucking aspect mentioned above. Extrapolating multiple classes of characteristics and actions from physical qualities is unrealistic.

Return to Book Page. Retrieved 27 September InI was asked to write a paper on the social and ethical aspects of transsexual surgery. Classic Feminist Writings This section of the on-line trranssexual contains classic feminist ragmond that helped define Second Wave feminism. She imparts that the teams of treating doctors, evaluating psychologists and others involved in the early surgery and socialization of male-to-female transsexuals were almost exclusively male.

Jan 16, vi macdonald rated it did not like it Shelves: Or do you think that conflict is inevitable, and it is this conflict that drives Radical Feminism forward? There is a big difference between criticism and transphobia. Also terribly written, terribly researched, bizarrely Catholic and really just all round a putrid disgusting mess of an ideological work. That part is worth thinking more about, but. Mar 16, Mira Darling rated it it was amazing.

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