Skip to main content

Julia Serano on AGP

Prompted by one of its cheerleader's tweets about its denial among trans people, Julia Serano has written another blog entry on Autogynephilia. It’s no secret that I am a no fan of this crackpot theory if for no other reason that it has absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever and that none of its biggest proponents (with the exception of Anne Lawrence who seemed to like it as an explanation for her own impetus for GRS) has any firsthand experience with dysphoria.

As I have often repeated here: gender dysphoria is not driven by a sexual component but rather takes it on as an aspect when we enter puberty.

People like Ray Blanchard, Michael Bailey, Anne Lawrence, Alice Dreger and Kay Brown (who makes sure that everyone understands she is an androphilic transsexual woman in her blog) all subscribe to this pseudoscientific mess and all must have their reason for doing so. But any scientifically minded person with half a brain (and yes I include myself in this list) can dissect through it relatively simply as being shoddy science.

If the narrative you get contradicts the theory then ignore the narrative as lying – this has been the primary tactic of this cabal for the last 25 years. This is what you get when you base a theory solely on psychoanalysis. Meanwhile the real science still awaits.

The good news for the rest of us is that AGP is slowly but surely ending up in the dust bin of history.

Thank you Calie for featuring Julia’s blog entry on T-Central!

Julia’s blog entry can be found here.


Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

"Oh please its 2016!"

I have mentioned before that I have a lovely young couple living above the unit next to mine. Well the other day as I was getting in the door, she and I overlapped for the first time with me dressed as a woman.

We had a nice conversation and at some point I mentioned the obvious which was that I had told her future husband that they might see me in a different guise from time to time so they wouldn't wonder about who the strange woman was. She just looked at me almost rolling her eyes while smiling from ear to ear and said:

"Oh Please it's 2016!"

For the record she was also very complementary regarding my choice of attire.

I could care less at this point in my life what people think but it is still lovely to see the millennial generation's freedom of spirit and acceptance so lacking in previous generations. Yes they have their own foibles, as does every generation, but this area certainly isn't one of them.

the pseudoscience behind gender dysphoria

The real science as to what causes gender dysphoria still awaits.

Harry Benjamin was on to something except he didn’t have the scientific evidence to back up his suspicions hence, like a true scientist, he negated to draw conclusions. His hunch, based on treating so many patients over his lifetime, was that one is born with a predisposition to be gender dysphoric.

However, with inconclusive brain scans and no DNA marker (as of yet) we are left with believing the word of people who need help and only want to lead happy and productive lives.

The best we have been able to muster since Benjamin's death in 1986 was to amass statistics on who gets a boner imagining themselves as a woman which is in equal parts pathetic and disappointing. For this is not really science at all but is instead playing with interview data that doesn't point to anything definitive or conclusive. I have dealt with this problem at great length in my blog.

The whole thing started with Kurt Freund's obses…

looking past cross gender arousal

Jack’s latest Crossdreamers post got me thinking about cross gender arousal and how it could be avoided; also whether it even matters. This with particular focus on the inability to relate of someone on the outside looking in.

You see, sexuality is a very complicated thing to begin with and when you then add gender identity ambiguity it becomes a recipe to really confuse someone.

So imagine that you are a little boy who identifies as a girl but then along comes puberty and short circuits everything by having the sex you identify with also be the sex you are attracted to. For in essence this is what happens to all all male to female gender dysphoric trans persons who are attracted to women.

So I ask myself: can I imagine a scenario where this inherent contradiction would not produce sexual confusion? The answer is that I cannot.

I am in the unique position, like many of you, to have experienced an early identification with the feminine become sexualized later on. This brought confusion…