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  1. Nadia says

    Good for them! Trannies tend to be anti-gay and have a serious problem with misogyny. Turning them away is like turning away Tea Party members – a progressive act.

  2. Vlad says

    Nadia,

    Thanks for injecting your bigotry into the comments section. It’s always good to see transphobia because it provides proof how far we have to go.

  3. Andrew says

    The irony is that a disproportionate number of transgenders have a mental state that is closer to that of Selena’s killer than to Selena. Envious, resentful, enraged, unbalanced, and potentially violent.

    Great post on Reddit recently by a transgender raging about how seeing a beautiful “cis” girl is a “trigger” that causes fantasies of violence or rape against the “cis” girl. The cis girl doesn’t do or say anything wrong. The idea is that “this cis girl is happy and beautiful and looks like a woman and I don’t, so I want to either absorb her womanhood by forcing her to have sex with me or damage her and bring her down to my level.” Sick as hell, IMO.

  4. Thedrdonna says

    @Andrew: Ah yes, obviously if one person who claims to be trans in an anonymous forum says something terrible, then it’s pretty clear that, by extension, all trans folks are insane and dangerous. Well idealogued.

  5. Andrew says

    The irony is that a disproportionate number of transgenders have a mental state that is closer to that of Selena’s killer than to Selena. Envious, resentful, enraged, unbalanced, and potentially violent.

    Great post on Reddit recently by a transgender raging about how seeing a beautiful “cis” girl is a “trigger” that causes fantasies of violence or rape against the “cis” girl. The cis girl doesn’t do or say anything wrong. The idea is that “this cis girl is happy and beautiful and looks like a woman and I don’t, so I want to either absorb her womanhood by forcing her to have sex with me or damage her and bring her down to my level.” Sick as hell, IMO.

  6. Andrew says

    Dr Donna,

    It is an illustration of a mentality. And the thread drew a lot of comments from transgenders agreeing with the original poster. Not one transgender said “WTF are you talking about? How dare you fantasize about working out your issues by harming a girl? That’s wrong.” Not one transgender had any sense of morality.

    The problem, in addition to a lack of moral character, is that when y’all look in the mirror, you cringe and then you take it out on real women. That gets to one part of the transgender community’s sexism problem.

  7. Thedrdonna says

    @Andrew: can you link to the thread? Forgive me, but given your editorializing I’m not sure that the original thread played out quite the way you’ve paraphrased it here.

  8. Derrick from Philly says

    Hi, THEDRDONNA,

    The person using the posting name “Andrew” may or may not be the actual ANDREW. I don’t believe that the Andrew who has been so supportive of President Obama would make such ugly and vile comments here. But it’s very confusing on the blog now.

    I’ve met some very kind-hearted Transfolk in my life and I’ve met a few mean-hearted ones. I’ve met many kind-hearted Gay and Straight folks in my life and I’ve met some mean-hearted ones. Need I say more?

  9. Andrew says

    Um, I did vote for Obama. Twice. And I did so proudly.

    Kind-hearted progressive people oppose violence. They stand with women when they are being threatened. So my vote for Obama is 100 percent in sync with speaking out against sexism and violence by transgenders. No special pass for anyone when it comes to sexism and violence against women. As a man, you should be ashamed of yourself Derrick.

  10. Thedrdonna says

    Hi Derrick. Sadly, many self-styled progressives still hold a lot of ingrained biases when it comes to trans folks. I’m just curious if he can give something more compelling than “I heard these folks say this one thing, in a place I don’t care to link to”.

  11. SpaceCadet says

    Discrimination against transgenders is plainly wrong. There are many people who still think homosexuality is a mental disorder. Andrew, it is you who should be ashamed of yourself. You need to take a good long hard look at yourself and ask why it is okay to discriminate against an entire class of people. Shame on you indeed.

  12. romaine says

    I was and still am a big Selena fan and in watching that short clip, Honey Andrews does a nice job portraying her: the look, the dance moves, the outfit etc. I would love to watch Honey perform at a Selena tribute and I’m sure most others would too including Selena if she were alive today…Just because a few bad apples don’t like her doesn’t speak for the entire crowd. Selena had a HUGE gay following.

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