Transwoman VS Ciswoman: An unfair transgender advantage?

Separatists made the news today:http://www.gaynz.com/articles/publish/2/article_11353.php
 
On this month, 498 years ago:

Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was stained by the foulest vice. The king’s brother and a number of other courtiers were dressed as women, and according to the accounts of the neighbours shared the same passion. Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs. The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars or timid deer. The Spaniards found these animals as ready to share their dangers as did the people of Colophon or Castabara, who trained cohorts of dogs for war; for the dogs were always in the lead and never shirked a fight.

This from Pietro Martire D’Anghiera’s account of Vasco Nunez de Balboa massacre of Native American trans folk which took place October 1513.

 

On this month, 498 years ago:

Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was stained by the foulest vice. The king’s brother and a number of other courtiers were dressed as women, and according to the accounts of the neighbours shared the same passion. Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs. The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars or timid deer. The Spaniards found these animals as ready to share their dangers as did the people of Colophon or Castabara, who trained cohorts of dogs for war; for the dogs were always in the lead and never shirked a fight.

This from Pietro Martire D’Anghiera’s account of Vasco Nunez de Balboa massacre of Native American trans folk which took place October 1513.

Know thy history

Know thy history

Houston – On September 2,  Dr. Keith Ablow, the Fox News psychologist, advised parents not to allow their children to see a transgender person on television because he feels that doing so might turn children into transsexuals.  The statement was made in response to an announcement that Chaz Bono, a transgender man, would appear on the next season of Dancing with the Stars…

So yes, this is satire. I’m not ex-trans and I’m not a right-winger who thinks that the trans community is actually linked to Red China. Yes, there are real radio chips in Chinese-made underwear; yes, the sperm count of American men is dropping; yes, countries closest to China are overrun by trans folk (Thailand); yes, electromagnetic waves interfere with brain function; yes, Chaz Bono will be on Dancing With The Stars and the KJB notes that one of the devil’s names is the Morning Star; and yes, there is a real Korean trans girl bandcalled Lady. In case you’re wondering, most of the radio ads are real (I’ll let you guess which ones are fake) and with the exception of the show my friend and I did, the rest is actual right-wing drivel.

(Source: cristanwilliams.com)

1930s Transmen: Photo of two FTMs. Back identifies those in photo as, “B.W. and L.D.”

1930s Transmen: Photo of two FTMs. Back identifies those in photo as, “B.W. and L.D.”

1936 News: Soldier Shocks Doctors, As He Becomes Mother #gender #history
London, Aug. 10—(INS)—Shocking: doctors in a Warsaw maternity home almost out of their wits, an army sergeant walked in, clad in men’s clothes, calmly told them “he” was going to have a baby—and proceeded to do so!
That, at any rate, is the story supplied to the London Daily Mirror today by its Warsaw correspondent, who explains that the mother, Nochmen Tenenbaum, 25, changed sex last year.
Although there are many authentic cases of sex changes on record, this is believed to be the first time in the history of medical science that the metamorphosis was so complete that reproduction was possible, commented the correspondent.
Certainly it is the first case on army records in which a sergeant became a mother!
The birth was normal and the nine pound baby was described as perfect.
The father is an artist. Tenenbaum’s sex change compelled him to abandon a “promising army career,” but he kept on wearing male clothes afterward.

1936 News: Soldier Shocks Doctors, As He Becomes Mother #gender #history

London, Aug. 10—(INS)—Shocking: doctors in a Warsaw maternity home almost out of their wits, an army sergeant walked in, clad in men’s clothes, calmly told them “he” was going to have a baby—and proceeded to do so!

That, at any rate, is the story supplied to the London Daily Mirror today by its Warsaw correspondent, who explains that the mother, Nochmen Tenenbaum, 25, changed sex last year.

Although there are many authentic cases of sex changes on record, this is believed to be the first time in the history of medical science that the metamorphosis was so complete that reproduction was possible, commented the correspondent.

Certainly it is the first case on army records in which a sergeant became a mother!

The birth was normal and the nine pound baby was described as perfect.

The father is an artist. Tenenbaum’s sex change compelled him to abandon a “promising army career,” but he kept on wearing male clothes afterward.

1934 Newspaper: Sex Change for Youth Turned Down By Parents #gender #history
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, July 11 — Parents of Glen and John Deltrich, 16 and 17-year-old brothers, who are expected to die within a year because of a strange paralysis which strikes only male members of the family, today refused to allow their sons to become subjects of “sex change” experiments.
The suggestion had been made that the brothers be sterilized and then be inoculated with a serum that would develop female characteristics in the boys and perhaps prolong their lives.
TOOK FATHER
Glen and John, their bodies twisted into contorted shapes, are victims of a mysterious hereditary spinal paralysis that has claimed the lives of seven other members of the Deitrich family in ‘the past three generations.
Because the disease strikes only male members of the family, the ”sex change” experiments were suggested. Victims of ‘the malady, in the past, always have died at the age of 18 years.
Many doctors have offered to treat the boys but a clinic of 50 famous surgeons once was unable to determine the cause of the disease nor check it.
AGAINST IDEAS
I appreciate the suggestions and help of ‘the medical profession regarding my children,” said Mrs. Deitrich, “but now they are about through with their suffering and I will let God handle the matter and net doctors who couldn’t help them in their youth. Particularly am I against sex-change ideas.”

1934 Newspaper: Sex Change for Youth Turned Down By Parents #gender #history

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, July 11 — Parents of Glen and John Deltrich, 16 and 17-year-old brothers, who are expected to die within a year because of a strange paralysis which strikes only male members of the family, today refused to allow their sons to become subjects of “sex change” experiments.

The suggestion had been made that the brothers be sterilized and then be inoculated with a serum that would develop female characteristics in the boys and perhaps prolong their lives.

TOOK FATHER

Glen and John, their bodies twisted into contorted shapes, are victims of a mysterious hereditary spinal paralysis that has claimed the lives of seven other members of the Deitrich family in ‘the past three generations.

Because the disease strikes only male members of the family, the ”sex change” experiments were suggested. Victims of ‘the malady, in the past, always have died at the age of 18 years.

Many doctors have offered to treat the boys but a clinic of 50 famous surgeons once was unable to determine the cause of the disease nor check it.

AGAINST IDEAS

I appreciate the suggestions and help of ‘the medical profession regarding my children,” said Mrs. Deitrich, “but now they are about through with their suffering and I will let God handle the matter and net doctors who couldn’t help them in their youth. Particularly am I against sex-change ideas.”

Hedy Jo Star, America’s first publicly out transsexual, 1962 #transgender #transsexual #history #queer
The caption of the photo of Star (pictured left) states:

Carl Hammons, 42, a dancer and hypnotist, who underwent a series of sex-change operations, has filed suit in Chicago Superior Court to change her name to Hedy Jo Star. Doctors started the series of operations on Hammons when he [sic] was 18 years old. - UPI Telephoto

Hedy Jo Star, America’s first publicly out transsexual, 1962 #transgender #transsexual #history #queer

The caption of the photo of Star (pictured left) states:

Carl Hammons, 42, a dancer and hypnotist, who underwent a series of sex-change operations, has filed suit in Chicago Superior Court to change her name to Hedy Jo Star. Doctors started the series of operations on Hammons when he [sic] was 18 years old. - UPI Telephoto