On the subject of trans

It’s the same with hormones. For some people HRT’s effects are minimal; their effectiveness depends on a whole host of factors, particularly genetics and age.

Genetics? You don’t say…..

Cosmetic surgeries will not necessarily make you any happier or deliver the results you want, and nobody should be telling anyone that they will.

Well…..

33 thoughts on “On the subject of trans”

  1. Seems to me that spending all you time obsessing and being unsatisfied about your appearance is a win as far as gender transition is concerned.

    Or maybe I’m missing something.

  2. Oh do give it a rest Tim.

    Yes, with some people genetics do limit the effects of hormones – Caster Semenya for example – but for the vast majority, including those who take HRT therapy for whatever reason, they are remarkably effective. Quoting the exception never disproves the rule.

    I know you have your own opinions on the TG matters, but don’t let them slip into your science.

  3. Some years ago I heard an interview with a cosmetic surgeon. He said that certainly you can offer people counselling or therapy to help them to deal with their dislike of part of their body. But what would you choose? Five years and thousands of pounds of therapy to possibly come to terms with a big nose or, a couple of thousand and an afternoon to have a cosmetic surgeon to give you the nose you want…

  4. The problem with something like plastic surgery is that it can be addictive.

    First you get a nose-job, then comes the botox and pretty soon you end up looking like the Bogdanoff brothers…

  5. That’s not my point at all. It is, rather, to be wry about such things being said by Carrie Marshall.

  6. It’s such a shame that so many plastic surgeries are botched (English: bodged) that a couple of Californians can make a fortune out of a TV series on the subject, but then some people are just born ugly, grow up ugly (e.g. Diane Abbott) or become ugly with age …

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    Steven Crook August 14, 2020 at 11:04 am – “But what would you choose? Five years and thousands of pounds of therapy to possibly come to terms with a big nose or, a couple of thousand and an afternoon to have a cosmetic surgeon to give you the nose you want…”

    But that is a false analogy. A nose may or may not be the problem. But some people have more serious problems in which the fixation on the nose, or the penis, is not the cause but a symptom.

    No matter how thin anorexics get, they are still not happy and still see themselves as fat. Because it is not really about their weight.

    The NHS in Scotland used to deal with people who thought they had too many limbs by cutting a leg off. Do you think that solved their problems? Again, the fixation on limbs is how these people cope, not what is making them unhappy.

    We learn this week that cutting off your penis does not make you happy. Published science. Very brave science. Because, of course, people who are unhappy and fixate on their penis are not unhappy because of their penis.

    There is no option for these people except therapy.

  8. I subscribed for Netflix for a month because I wanted to see After Life. Very funny, the joke about the mangled young woman with a botched plastic surgery. “If you think my face looks bad you should see my minge, it looks like a butcher’s bin”.

    Apropos, judging by the netflix content, 85% of the population are black.

  9. it was written as a kind of open letter to trans women who compare their appearance to other women

    I keep telling my Vauxhall to stop comparing itself to other Aston Martins but it doesn’t seem to listen

    John – I don’t wanna go Full Ecks or anything, but Allah knows what that father should do

  10. Steve.

    The trans community is not exactly backwards in pushing their agenda. How about they use some of their influence by speaking out against this abomination.

    FFS even Mermaids would baulk at this for an 8 year old and they’re bad enough.

  11. Dennis, Gender Solid

    Last night I read a post by a trans woman that made me sad. It was intended to be supportive – it was written as a kind of open letter to trans women who compare their appearance to other women and find themselves lacking…

    That the most obvious reason a “trans woman” would find itself lacking when compared to “other women” (i.e., real women) does not occur to Marshall is somewhat pathetic.

    No, actually it’s completely pathetic.

  12. “Apropos, judging by the netflix content, 85% of the population are black.”

    I’ve been noting the colour of the people shown on my log-in pages for my bank and for my email provider, and there hasn’t been a white person for months.

  13. Josephine – but for the vast majority, including those who take HRT therapy for whatever reason, they are remarkably effective.

    Nah, this is bullshit.

    Trannies take artificial hormones because they want to be UwU cute girls and, in the vast majority of cases, just end up looking like somebody slathered a gorilla in makeup before dragging it backwards through a shrubbery.

    At least Gary is realistic about this, “bottom surgery” and “facial feminisation surgery” (literally chiseling off part of your skull) are the stuff of Cronenbergian body horror and everyone involved should be fed to particularly TERFy lionesses.

    If we are made in the image and likeness of God – and we are – one of the most blasphemous things we can do is to deliberately desecrate the human form. I reckon that holds true whether you literally believe in the Alpha and Omega as the ontological principle manifest or whether you take a deus-agnostic approach based on an objective hierarchy of human-centred values.

    What a piece of work is man!

  14. So Much For Subtlety

    i agree with Steve. If these interventions are the answer, you have to wonder what the fucking question was.

    If ever a father was justified in going a little Ecks, this would be it. I would not vote to convict.

  15. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    Cosmetic surgeries will not necessarily make you any happier or deliver the results you want, and nobody should be telling anyone that they will.

    This coming from a man who has decided that pretending to be a woman is the route to happiness.

    Try on for size:

    Transitioning from one gender to another will not necessarily make you any happier or deliver the results you want, and nobody should be telling anyone that they will.

    Note that Carrie’s sentence is advice. Note that the other would be considered “hate speech” by that same Carrie Marshall. Yet the advice is essentially the same: If you are unhappy with who you are, introducing an element of the artificial to who you are might not make you happier.

  16. Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Giving people opposite sex hormones is not hormone replacement therapy. Perverts co-opting legitimate medical practice. HRT is an effective treatment for menopause problems.

    ‘With HRT a woman takes estrogen, and often progestin (pro-jes-tin), to help the symptoms caused by low hormone levels in her body.’

    Men do not have symptoms from low female hormones in their bodies. Giving men female hormones is malpractice, regardless of what the NHS says.

    ‘For some people HRT’s effects are minimal; their effectiveness depends on a whole host of factors, particularly genetics and age.’

    Giving female hormones to men and we are to evaluate their ‘effectiveness?’ Jesus H. Tap Dancing Christ!

  17. @Josephine

    Well said, I agree. Everyone’s different, my mother (80) has been on HRT for ~30 years following a hysterectomy.

    One aspect of LGBT activists that bugs me, and discriminates, is T neglects TV and assumes all are TS

    However, imo twats like bigmouth damage TS/V people as all seen as whining, demanding gits

    @SMFS
    Some, not all – and the some is a small percentage

    @John
    Agree. The child should fostered with no background profile and only some tracksuits as clothes. Then child decides

    @Gamecock
    Most M-F TS take oestrogen to grow boobs and for softer skin

  18. I’ve been following this very tiny youtube cinema channel for years, film reviews, old films, independent, quirky stuff, cult films etc. Well, apparently a certain film the character had white privilege. Fucking hell. Unsubscribed and clicked don’t recommend this channel. I can’t even bother commenting or trolling anymore. I’m like that Red Dragon chap, tattooing his body, developing into a dragon or whatever, in my case a full-blown racist, as a push-back. Why can’t we just review an old fucking make-believe film with that old historic mindset?

  19. So Much For Subtlety

    Andrew C August 14, 2020 at 1:43 pm – “Caster Semenya An anagram of Yes, a secret man.”

    Not the world’s best kept secret.

    Jussi August 14, 2020 at 10:20 pm – “I’m like that Red Dragon chap, tattooing his body, developing into a dragon or whatever, in my case a full-blown racist, as a push-back.”

    HBO or someone is now insisting that Blazing Saddles is only shown with a warning beforehand “explaining context”. I imagine it is only a matter of time before the Trans get Hannibal Lector banned. So buy the DVD now.

    This is what the Left has been pushing for some time – the destruction of the reasonable middle ground. They will get it too. So either they go or we go. One of us will end up behind barbed wire. Like Carl Mannerheim I prefer them.

  20. I have a relative who had a nose job. Turned from distinctive, and weirdly sexy, into bland.
    Did it make her any happier? Doubt it. Within six months she had forgotten she had it done and had found new reasons to be miserable.

  21. ‘Most M-F TS take oestrogen to grow boobs and for softer skin’

    Exactly. That is not hormone replacement therapy. It’s grow boobs on a man therapy.

  22. This isn’t funny, it’s one of those tragedies that will be looked back on in horror, like the lobotomy craze. The Progressives believe that the Is can be derived from the Ought and thus anything in the world can be made as (they think) it ought to be. But that just isn’t true. I feel very sorry for transes in general.

    Some time in the mid 2010s I found myself embroiled in an argument about this subject. At the time I was taking the view that some male brains are born in female bodies and vice versa, that is to say this is a real biological/medical phenomenon. The argument was at Sensible Erection, a now defunct collaborative blog I was a member of which was predominantly college educated liberals in its population. What surprised me was that the person most viciously attacking my position was one of the hardcore lefties who insisted that this was all about deconstructing gender, the quote “last great frontier”. To suggest that male and female exist at all was unacceptable, and he unguardedly went on for some time about how “traditional trans” had had to be pushed out of the way in “the movement” to make way for the genderqueer non-binary post-modern theoreticals. So I had a look into it as best I could and indeed there had been an internal war as SJWs invaded and subverted the trannie community.

    Which was one of the many small experiences that turned me into the far-rightist I am today.

    What the truth of the psychology/biology of it all is, I don’t really know and I don’t believe anyone else really does either. There may well be a mix of causes of transexuality. The one thing I am convinced of is that the activists don’t give a damn about the individuals they’re affecting.

  23. John:
    What is going to be done to this 8 year old child now that he has been entrusted to the exclusive custody of his mother is truly horrifying.

    “Georgulas revealed in testimony that the boys are actually not biologically related to her since she used an egg donor for the IVF procedure.”

    Maybe they should ask the actual mother.

    “[Judge] Brown, who replaced [Judge] Cooks on the case, granted Georgulas’s motions, without a hearing, for sole decision-making authority and to have [Father] Younger pay for family counseling.”

    My emphasis. This should go to a higher court with urgency. If not allowed, the new judge should be kneecapped.

    And this is happening in Texas.

  24. @SMS

    I know a couple of people who had pronounced wingnuts. They’d obsessed about them for years then decided to get them done. It was an afternoon, there were no complications, and no boob jobs, or anything else followed. Except that years of trying to hide the sticking out ear stopped. The focus on appearance didn’t switch to some other body part either.

    You forget, the people we hear about are those for whom it’s not been a success or people who clearly have problems. It doesn’t mean they’re in a majority or even close to equality.

  25. Gonna keep saying it.

    The ONLY reason the scum of the Left give the tiniest shite about trannies to get Marxist subjectivist bullshit enshrined in law.

    They care NOTHING for any of their client groups save to use them to serve their ends.

  26. “The ONLY reason the scum of the Left give the tiniest shite about ANYTHING is to get Marxist subjectivist bullshit enshrined in law.”

    Fixed it.

  27. @Ian B August 15, 2020 at 10:36 am
    Very informative, confirms my suspicions. Thank you

    Left again hijacking a minority to sow division and hatred. Those who want a peaceful life suffer most – ostracised for not being Left

    @Joesphine
    Have you been ostracised by Lefties?

    @Steven Crook
    +1 Same with C-19: we only hear about the few with bad experiences which stokes public fear. One would have thought SMFS would be aware of this ‘bias by omission’

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