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Brown versus Vitale

Kay Brown is a transsexual woman who runs a blog called “On the Science of Changing Sex”.

In her February 14, 2014 entry she goes to great length to analyse an essay by Anne Vitale which I myself have featured on my blog. In this analysis she goes on to compare her own views on the two types of transsexualism with Miss Vitale’s and finds much alignment.

However, when it comes to Autogynephilia she admonishes Anne Vitale’s non acceptance or non use of the term when describing gynephilic transsexual arousal to the idea of being women.

Maybe I am being obtuse here but the term Autogynephilia is a term invented by a man to describe a phenomenon which is not even understood and by adopting the term you are also necessarily accepting the idea that the gynephilic transsexual is a fetishist and a pervert.

Hence Anne Vitale (whom I respect and admire greatly) smartly avoids using a term she disagrees with; but not because she ignores the observed behaviour but because she has a problem with the conclusions reached.

Once again I am left shaking my head at people who should know better, blindly accepting the term of a pseudo scientist and the corresponding conclusion without sufficient evidence.

For the record, Anne Vitale (like Kay Brown) has herself transitioned, is a licensed PhD and has a patient history of over 500 people. Her work is among the more lucid and least politicized I have read.

I attach a link to the Kay Brown blog entry...

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