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going down with the ship

Regardless of whether you believe in the two type model of transsexualism or not (which for the record I don't) you must admit that there used to be some pretty heavy-handed stereotyping going on to substantiate it.

Homosexual transsexuals were supposed to have lower IQs, be exclusively attracted to men and tended to come from lower income backgrounds. Gynephilic transsexuals were supposedly more likely to come from scientific backgrounds (engineering, etc.), be exclusively attracted to women or be asexual as well as being prone to fetishism.

Now I have already given examples here of transitioners who completely break that model and in fact the whole thing reaks of the kind of bias that was rampant around the period that Blanchard was cooking up his pseudoscientific baloney. Since then we have seen gynephilics start to transition much sooner and note that transitioned people cover every possible profession that exists. In fact there is literally nothing left to substantiate this false hypothesis which was far easier to propagate when most transgender people were still deep in the closet and stealth transitions were the order of the day.

Let us also not forget that orientation can be impacted post-transition. Therefore someone who might have thought themselves heterosexual (ie. for male to female attracted to women) or asexual prior to transition would find that their orientation had realigned itself post-transition so that they became ostensibly a heterosexual woman.

Still, Blanchard acolytes Lawrence, Bailey, Cantor, Dreger et al. have attached their sails to a sinking ship and they’re riding it till the end mostly because reversing course would be embarrassing most especially in academic circles where this is not seen so favorably; all the more when so much ink and reputation has been dedicated to building your case.

Except that with each passing day their insistence only makes things worse for them and that ship continues to sink a little further.


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  1. More evidence that the hypothesis is not scientific. Scientists understand they need to revise hypotheses when evidence begins to falsify them. That's one of the fundamental ideas of science.

    So silly. Stephen Hawking did not lose face or credibility by acknowledging he was wrong about one of his theories. He gained it. It's what you're supposed to do. If all you're searching for is truth.

    Big if, I guess.

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