The Transgender Paradigm
Transgender Paradigm Must Evolve into Accepting Non-binary Sexuality
Mathematics and the Sciences
People Cling to “Gender” for Us Because they Fear Our Sexuality
Two Ways to Group Trans People
The Gender-not-sex Paradigm Enables Prejudice
The Transgender Paradigm is not “Truth”; it is a Social Movement
Common False Tenets of the Transgender”Paradigm

Composite of transsexuals over 100 years.
TRANSSEXUALISM: 20th century examples of needing to be the other sex, left to right: Lili Elbe, Christine Jorgensen, Canary Conn, Reneé Richards, Jan Morris, Jenna Ware. (Some of us continue into the 21st century.)
Composite of Virginia Prince, Ph.D., self-identified transgenderist.
TRANSGENDERISM: 20th century example: Virginia Prince promoted the need to change gender but not sex, which is the vast majority of all trans persons.
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Popular early 21st century trans leaders who promote the transgender paradigm. Left to right: Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, Jenny Boylan.

Society, institutions, legislators, and trans leaders should publicly own transgender sexuality—as L, G, and B sexualities are socially owned—instead of disowning transsexual sexuality.

This hits me hard, personally, as I am transsexual, and I’m told this sex need cannot be included in non-discrimination statements or other places, that it offensive to ask, and that only an identity of gender role in society can be included.

This is not minor. This enforcement of T gender-not-sex is the public face of society’s prejudice against sex-and-gender non-binarism, and of transgender fear of that prejudice. While society continues to reject trans person sexualities, prejudice will be buoyed, T integration will be limited, and hate crimes will be enabled.

Our sexual secrecy is an assault on our own civil rights. The trans person acceptance movement must follow more closely in the footsteps of the gay acceptance movement.

The Transgender Paradigm

The transgender paradigm is the way of the gender-not-sex social movement that says to make all trans people as about gender role and to downplay, avoid, or even punish mention of T sex issues as offensive, to use “transgender” as an umbrella term, remaking all trans people into a gender focus—regardless of our goals, our needs, even if opposite. This paradigm does not represent Truth for all trans people, and it didn’t used to be popular; it is a social movement that grew mostly during the 21st century as transgenders came out more, fearful in the face of society’s hatred of sex-and-gender non-binarism. Dissent is so severely culture canceled, that now society is willing to turn away from different people, such as I, who do clearly present themselves.

As transsexual, the transgender paradigm is demeaning, shaming. It says my core issues are not okay to mention, that it is even transphobic to ask about it. It says I must be made to seem as transgender with a surgery. What surgery? One that is to be said as about nonspecific gender.

On rare occasions when people indicate they accept me, it comes across as the demeaning, “…but I don’t want to say ‘transsexual,’ because it will offend people.”

Suppressing trans person sexualities may make us look like all are about gender role, but that is because of—well—suppressing trans person sexualities.

Transgender Paradigm Must Evolve into Accepting Non-binary Sexuality

The transgender social movement is not one social movement that blossomed as more people came out and advocated for themselves.

It was two different phenomena, each vying for acceptance as itself, and both were sexually open. Later, the larger one by far changed its message to hide sexuality, incorporating the other whether we agree or not.

This gender-not-sex focus for trans people has been a step in the process of evolution for equality and inclusion for trans people, but full integration cannot occur unless our sexualities are also accepted. There are too many areas of life affected to ignore or disregard the effect of sexuality on life.

Mathematics and the Sciences

Mathematics is used in all the sciences. But if we said that “mathematics” is an umbrella term for the sciences, don’t mention the field of focus, and if we said that even asking if I’m a biologist is mathphobic—bias and suppression of something significant would be clear, and we would never tolerate it.

So why do we insist that people of an opposite sexuality be referred to as only about gender role?

People Cling to “Gender” for Us Because they Fear Our Sexuality

Most people are so scared of trans person sexuality, they react to the issues by knee-jerking back to #1 (just below), a binary-ish social gender role grouping that suppresses T sexualities. People tend to insist it’s a fact that all trans people did change gender, and if you don’t agree, you must be crazy—no possibility that your goal or sexuality could be a grouping, even though a transgender woman and a transsexual woman need to be the opposite sex from each other.

Two Ways to Group Trans People

1. Grouping all trans people by social gender role asserts “transgender” as an “umbrella” term for all, does not acknowledge if someone wants to be the other sex or not, suppresses T sexualities, recommends social de-sexing of us, prevents full social integration, says it’s transphobic if someone even asks if I am transsexual (scroll down to Planned Parenthood as an example). This disrespects and is harmful to all trans persons.

2. Grouping by main issue affirms people by what they’re really trying to be. Most things in life have things in common with other things, yet are distinct by significant difference. This allows all trans persons to be recognized by their main issue, not suppressed to please prejudice. This is the way it was before the current gender-not-sex social movement. Even Virginia Prince stated she did not agree with using “gender” for everyone, and I agree with her because all persons deserve to be included with their own issues.

The Gender-not-sex Paradigm Enables Prejudice

The cure, here, is not to go along with that transphobia in society, not to agree to secret ourselves to please prejudiced people—but to assert that T sexuality is okay, to follow in the footsteps of the gay social movement.

A longer view is necessary, or else we perpetuate our own plight, as does the current paradigm.

The Transgender Paradigm is not “Truth”; it is a Social Movement

It isn’t required to group all trans people under a social gender-not-sex banner. That is a social movement that grew in this 21st century, yet which should not affect science, research, truths taught in universities.

You can tell when a social movement is wrong: Its when it limits or demeans a group of people.

In this case, the transgender social movement demeans all trans people because it says our sexuality is not okay—for any of us. it particularly demeans transsexuals because it goes even farther than that, saying it’s transphobic to even ask if that’s what we are (scroll down to Planned Parenthood as an example).

Common False Tenets of the Transgender Paradigm

1. Marginalize and minimize T sex issues. Society doesn’t like non-binary sexuality, doesn’t want to hear about it…so to maybe avoid some rejection, agree to hide it as “offensive” or “private.” Problems with this are legion: It demeans non-binary people by cutting down our sexualities; it demeans people for whom cross physical sex and sex response issues are paramount; it’s transphobic.

2. Conflation. Conflate sex and gender; as if the other gender role = the other physical sex. Socially. Even though some 90% of all trans people do not want to be the other sex.

3. Focus on gender yet hide sex. Make it about gender identity, gender expression—not physical sex identity or genitalia—because it is what you see when you look at trans people from the outside with our clothes on, is the issue of the largest open group of trans people (B), and ref #1 above. Sex issues should not be discussed.

4. Avoid or denounce transsexualism. If someone mentions transsexualism, the next question is, “What’s the difference between that and transgenderism,” which highlights what the paradigm is trying to hide: sexuality. Say or allow it to be said that “transsexual” is a slur, old fashioned, equated with prostitution or porn, or medializes trans people as sick, or without dignity. Say even asking if someone is transsexual is transphobic. Sometimes we transsexuals are also threatened or assaulted if we don’t agree. It feels like sexual harassment, a verbal/identity form of genocide; my phenomenon is being pressured to not exist, to morph into the larger group. Refer to transsexuals as “transgender with an extra surgery,” so it is about gender and surgery, not a needed physical sex or sexual response.

5. Worship transsexuals (A) who will say they are transgender (B or C), such as Cait Jenner may be or some pictured above. Buy their books, hail them, call them “trail-blazers,” give them money, a spotlight, adoration—because, by using the same word, they help imply any transgender may also have had “the surgery,” referred to as “GRS,” so they can avoid the dreaded “S” word, “sex,” as in “SRS.”

6. You are whatever you say you are—one is “woman” if declared, “female” if declared—which leaves no room for mistakes, denial, repression, fantasy, related issues, games, or even outright lying to gain favor or access to otherwise denied areas.

7. Use euphemisms or gender terms. Don’t say “I’m female,” say “I’m a woman.” Don’t say “SRS,” which is about physical sex / genital anatomy; say “GRS or GCS,” because “gender” surgery can refer to anything gender—implying SRS may be attained while not actually saying so. Misrepresentations are common. Many times I’ve known transgender ladies who asserted “GRS” when what was attained was breast augmentation or nothing.

8. Let trans radicals slam dissent—don’t decry radicals or the practice of a “dirty tricks department”—let them fly Cancel Culture flags—as you “have to stick together.” The slamming is deniable by leadership: “I didn’t do it, and I didn’t tell them to do it…” One can light a candle to dispel that darkness, as did Alice Dreger, Ph.D., in Galileo’s Middle Finger. I support all trans person inclusion, but radicals slamming sex and gender researchers to inhibit dissent, the scientific process, or people who identify otherwise (such as me) is way out of line, and I do decry both the radicals and the process. Even if some idea or research is wrong, let the scientific process continue freely. It will eventually find the truth—such as medical science or astronomy and physics over the blood-letting and Earth-centrism of religious focus during the Dark Ages. And truth is exactly what you don’t want if you’re trying to hide issues.

9. The intent of the transgender paradigm (C) is to increase social inclusion for transgenders (B) by incorporating transsexualism (A) into transgenderism (B) and then hiding them (A), making it all, in the end, just one phenomenon about gender change, implying that may or may not also mean a desired sex change—not even a political movement any more—even if we need to be opposite sex from each other. This is a conflict of interest.

10. Imply the need to change sex moves with the need to change gender. It usually doesn’t. But this is also used in vague implication and slight of word to vie for the other place in social sex-and-gender binarism—while at the same time vying for acceptance of non-binarism.

Systematic suppression is oppression and transphobic.

All of us need to be accepted as who we really are.

And it takes the courage to actually be who we are.