Thursday, February 28, 2008
From our new favorite website, zombietime.com:
Trans March 2007: San Francisco, June 22, 2007
These photos were taken at the "Trans March" in San Francisco on June 22, 2007. The Trans March is, according to the event's own website, a gathering of "ftm, mtf, bayot, crossdressers, sadhin, hijra, transvestites, bantut, drag queens, drag kings, mahu, transsexuals, bakla, travesti, genderqueers, kathoey, two spirit, intersex and those with other labels for themselves and no labels for themselves, those who see gender as having more than two options, and those who live between the existing options." [Here are just some of zombietime's photos:]
"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do."
Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:
- creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
- satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
- augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
- rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The state truly does have an interest in prohibiting certain sexual activities. The connection between the worlds of unrestrained GLBT behaviors and BDSM is well established. Otherwise, why would we see PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) co-sponsoring a transgender conference (including kinky sex workshops) with the New England Leather Alliance (BDSM advocates); or GLAD (the legal advocacy organization that brought us “gay marriage”) holding a forum advocating total sexual liberation called “Sex on the Margins”?
In the New York Post:
THEY BEAT IT OUT OF ME: SECRET S&M LIFE OVER, PROF VOWS (2-13-08)
His life was saved last Friday by a dominatrix at the Nutcracker Suite on East 33rd Street, who was assigned to check on him after her colleague left him with a dog collar around his neck and a leather mask over his face, suspended a few inches off the floor.
She realized his foot was turning blue because one of his high heels had slipped off....
GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT: WHY I S&M (2-17-08)
AFTER a long day at the office, a high-powered Upper West Side tech consultant likes nothing better than to light some candles, turn down the lights - and get whipped.
"It's all about giving up everything, a total power exchange where you don't have to worry about anything," said the 36-year-old married dad of two.
"It's a release of any obligations I've got."
Sometimes the twisted sex play can get out of hand - as a near-fatal accident at the Nutcracker Suite on East 33rd Street proved last week. A 67-year-old Canadian college professor, who had hidden his predilection for S&M from his wife and two adult children for decades, was almost strangled with a dog collar around his neck and a leather mask over his face.
Richard Benjamin, who spent three days in a coma following the incident, has since vowed to break his lifelong addiction....
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thirteen states plus D.C. already have "transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination laws." (See list.) As far as we know, none of those states' laws really define that phrase! Our humble opinion is that the really big lawsuits which will surely flor from these new laws won't be seen until more states have such laws in place -- especially the biggies that haven't yet fallen, like Massachusetts, New York and Florida.
"Connecticut legislature to discuss adding gender identity or expression to state non-discrimination law" (InNews Weekly, 2-21-08)
Jerimarie Liesegang [see Liesegang's blog & photo], executive director of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition and board member at Love Makes a Family, was joined by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders senior attorney Jennifer Levi and activist Rachel Goldberg on Wednesday, February 20 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to discuss the chances of passage for a bill that would add gender identity and expression to the state's non-discrimination statutes.
Connecticut has no explicit law protecting individuals from discrimination based on gender identity or expression in employment, housing, public accommodations, lending or education. An Act Concerning Discrimination would add the phrase "gender identity or expression" to Connecticut's existing non-discrimination law, prohibiting this discrimination.
Should this bill pass, Connecticut will join 13 other states and Washington, D.C. in protecting its residents from this kind of discrimination....
In 2007, Connecticut legislators in four committees and the state Senate cast 80 votes to pass this bill and only nine to reject it. The House of Representatives did not vote on the bill so it died in the 2007 General Assembly.
In 2008, said Liesegang, "we have hope for a more successful outcome."
Sunday, February 24, 2008
WRKO-680 AM radio cut a quarter-century talk veteran from the airwaves yesterday amid rumors it is making way for full days of paid programming on Saturdays.
Saturday morning man Moe Lauzier went on the air at 6 a.m. yesterday only to be told 15 minutes later by executive producer Tom Shattuck that it would be his last show. Lauzier would have celebrated his 25th anniversary with the station in June.
“The way they handled it is just terribly disrespectful,” he told the Herald....
Saturday, February 23, 2008
“All persons shall have the right to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable to all persons. This right is recognized and declared to be a civil right.”
So, as we've already noted, "public accommodations" as defined in Mass. law can mean almost any place outside of private homes. Hospitals are specifically named and therefore will have to perform sex-change surgeries, because they will be a civil right! Adoption agencies will have to place children with transsexual parents, because that will be a civil right. Men who think they're women will be able to use the women's restroom or locker room, because that will be a civil right. Transsexual porn writers will be able to hold conferences at any hotel they choose, because it will be their civil right. And since the phrase "gender identity or expression" is not really defined in the bill, who knows what else could be argued to be a civil right?
Friday, February 22, 2008
How weird is this getting? Will Massachusetts really enact a law to encourage this? Soon "stand-to-pee devices" may be covered by your company's medical benefits! From "Peeing in Peace":
Strategy #1: Learn the Gender Code
Gender stereotypes are heightened in the bathroom. Therefore, sometimes the easiest way to use the bathroom is to understand these gender stereotypes, even if you find them uncomfortable or problematic. Here is some information that might help you get by until we can create safer restrooms. (Please keep inmind that this information is necessarily stereotypical and that we are including it here not because it is the way things should be, but because it is the way things currently are.):
The women’s room:
The women’s bathroom is a social space. People tend to have conversations between stalls, at the sinks, and while in line. People in the women’s room often bring in children of all genders in order to help them. It is generally a friendly place (for those who “belong”) where people are not afraid to look at each other and smile or chat. In this bathroom, folks tend to wait in line along the walls of the bathroom, away from the stalls. Often people will spend time at the sink or mirror.
The men’s room:
This is not a social space. Nobody talks or makes eye contact with anyone else. People don’t stand next to each other at urinals unless they are all filled. Usually folks in the men’s room stand in line in the middle of the bathroom. If you need a stall and there are none, pretend you just came in to wash your hands. Don’t feel out of place for using a stall. People who use the men’s room sit down sometimes too and will use a stall whether or not the urinals are full. If you need to sit down to pee and are worried that someone will notice, try using a can lid or medicine spoon to stand. You can also try one of the various stand-to-pee devices, such as the Mango product or the DJ Knows Dick Pissin’ Passin’ Packer, available at stores and online.
Strategy #2: Confidence
Using gender segregated bathrooms may be nerve-wracking at times but it is important that you realize you have a right to be there, no matter how other people react to you. You belong in the bathroom thatmakes you feel most comfortable as much as anyone else does. Being confident lets other people knowmthat as well. If you are feeling nervous when entering a bathroom, take a deep breath and remind yourself that there’s nothing wrong with you and that you have the right to be there as much as anyone else does. If necessary, keep taking deep breaths and repeat the phrase, “I belong here” in your mind while you are in the bathroom.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
In the past few years, we saw former Governor Romney allow homosexual demands to overtake our supposed freedom of religion: First, Catholic Charities’ ban on adoptions by same-sex couples was disallowed (though there was not even a law requiring this, just administrative regulations!). Then, Romney’s Dept. of Public Health forced Catholic hospitals to dispense morning-after pills. In both of those cases, even former Governor Dukakis said there were no laws requiring those policies. So, given that hospitals are specifically named in the existing public accommodations law, this new situation would be even more cut and dried.
“Whoever makes any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, which shall not include persons whose sexual orientation involves minor children as the sex object, deafness, blindness or any physical or mental disability or ancestry relative to the admission of any person to, or his treatment in any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, as defined in section ninety-twoA, or whoever aids or incites such distinction, discrimination or restriction shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and shall be liable to any person aggrieved thereby for such damages …” [emphasis added]
From the Fox News story (1-18-08):
"I honestly believe that God has plans for me to have this surgery," Hastings told FOXNews.com.
"I felt simply less than equal," she said. "Here I am, a woman. I had the reassignment surgery, and not to allow me this right, I felt violated."...
"Seton Medical Center, a Catholic hospital and a member of the Daughters of Charity Health System, provides services to all individuals. However, the hospital does not perform surgical procedures contrary to Catholic teaching; for example, abortion, direct euthanasia, transgender surgery or any of its related components."
Shannon Minter, legal director for the Center for Lesbian Rights and an expert on transgender rights, said California law protects Hastings.
"It's against California law, and it's wrong," Minter said. "They should be ashamed of themselves for turning away anybody because of their identity."
Minter said the Unruh Civil Rights Act protects Hastings against discrimination based on gender identity, adding that there is no exception for religious-affiliated businesses. [emphasis added]
Friday, February 15, 2008
Also, Matt Barber, Policy Director for Cultural Issues at Concerned Women for America, just released this (2-14-08):
Top “Gay” Organization Comes Clean: “HIV is a gay disease.”
Washington, D.C. — In a public statement last Friday, Matt Foreman, outgoing Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, rattled the homosexual activist community by joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pro-family organizations and a growing number of homosexual activists willing to admit that homosexual behavior is both extremely high-risk and primarily responsible for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
Addressing the topic of AIDS, Foreman drastically deviated from the “gay” lobby’s party line by admitting, “Internally, when these numbers come out, the ‘established’ gay community seems to have a collective shrug as if this isn’t our problem. Folks, with 70 percent of the people in this country living with HIV being gay or bi, we cannot deny that HIV is a gay disease. We have to own that and face up to that.”
A little over a year ago, Lorri Jean, CEO of the Los Angeles-based Gay and Lesbian Center, similarly shocked the “gay” community by stating that, “HIV is a Gay Disease. Own it. End it.”
Foreman’s admission comes on the heels of a letter from Matt Barber, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Policy Director for Cultural Issues, inviting Foreman and other homosexual activists to work together in discouraging homosexuals from engaging in the high-risk behaviors researchers recently determined are responsible for the epidemic spread of a potentially deadly strain of staph infection [MRSA] among certain segments of the “gay” community. The CDC has acknowledged that many of those same high-risk behaviors, such as male-male anal sex, are chiefly responsible for spreading HIV/AIDS.... [Read more...]
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Since 1997, pronoun confusion was enabled by the AP Stylebook in its usage guidelines for the term sex change. At first, physical changes (through surgery, etc.) were considered a requirement for such usage (a he referred to as she). Then from 2000 on -- as transgender activists wanted to downplay surgeries in favor of the individual’s self-identification as the opposite sex – the AP played along. By 2005, the word transgender first appeared in the AP Stylebook. And by 2006, the terms sex change and transsexual were essentially disabled and rolled into the new concept transgender – thereby including a much larger population for the biased media to use in its propaganda war on biological reality.
See GLAAD’s history of AP Stylebook compliance with their most radical demands:
The 2006 edition also relocates the sex changes entry under the more accurate and inclusive term transgender. The transsexuals entry, which used to direct readers to the entry for sex changes, now also points to transgender:
- transgender Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.
- If that preference is not expressed, use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly.
So now the individual gets to choose what “gender” he or she is, whether or not he or she has undergone physical alterations, and the media plays along. An 8-year-old boy in Colorado decides (with full parental and school administration support) to return to school dressed as a girl … and the biased media refer to the boy as she. Just following the AP Stylebook!
And the Massachusetts Legislature is asked to play this game, too, in the Transgender Rights Bill H1722.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Just to get you started, here are two excerpts from her book, Just Add Hormones:
1. From Chapter "Flat busted":
Chest reconstruction is often the second major step in a female-to-male transition and it's a welcome subtraction to the household. One of the problems with transition, as in furnishing a home, is that you think you'll be satisfied once you get that male haircut/choose a new name/change your driver's license/start hormones, but each progression only leaves you longing for more. ... Chest, or "top," surgery is one of the most fulfilling accomplishments of transition. You can finally abandon painful and artery-constructing binders. You can wear the flimsiest of T-shirts with no telltale binder or bra lines. You can even take your shirt off in public....Breasts are a significant identifier of females in our culture and, therefore, something that transmen usually want to get rid of as soon as possible....
2. From Chapter "Dickless in Denver":
Penises are a very big deal (or very little deal, depending on how you look at it) in the transmale community. Testosterone makes the clitoris grow, but usually only enough to be visible to the naked eye. Some guys have better luck than others, depending on genetics ... The competition among transmen is fierce. Bragging about two inches, unheard of in nontransmale society, is often standard fare at nouveau transman get-togethers. And those lucky enough to be able to afford phalloplastic surgery are definitely at the top of the food chain. For those of us whose goals (and incomes) are more modest, there exists an array of prosthetics that can give the impression of a living organ inside tight jeans.... I could have invested $300 or so for a realistically shaped and molded penis and balls, one fashioned with veins and a carefully shaped head, all in a shade to match my own skin tone. This penis glued on with special medical glue and stayed on for several days ... Was this what it meant to be a man? ...