I still don’t know what the fuck I’m looking at.
Actress Alyssa Milano: "I’m Trans. I’m a Person of Color. I’m an Immigrant...." - Bounding Into ComicsMost recently Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to answer if she was a transgender. She responded claiming solidarity with a number of people and groups.boundingintocomics.com
Just... there it is, folks.
"I better tell my boyfriend", that's a good one.The comedian behind the satirical character 'Titania McGrath' has been unmasked
That's basically the issue going around currently in my country. The stick figure on lights for paths and crossings isn't "gender neutral" enough, but it literally lacks hair and clothing. It's a bald figure, yet it's not neutral enough. Being bald is clearly a masculine trait, despite women doing it quite often these days, while women can also wear jeans and not strictly dresses, yet they want a dress on the figure, making it exclusively feminine with no masculine traits.But can you misgender someone if she claims she's already a man, woman and trans at the same time?
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
Jamie Shupe @NotableDesister
Jamie Shupe retired from the Army with the rank of sergeant first class. He previously identified as transgender and was the first American to obtain nonbinary status under law.
Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.”
Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female.
Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.
I’m one of the lucky ones. Despite participating in medical transgenderism for six years, my body is still intact. Most people who desist from transgender identities after gender changes can’t say the same.
But that’s not to say I got off scot-free. My psyche is eternally scarred, and I’ve got a host of health issues from the grand medical experiment.
Here’s how things began.
After convincing myself that I was a woman during a severe mental health crisis, I visited a licensed nurse practitioner in early 2013 and asked for a hormone prescription. “If you don’t give me the drugs, I’ll buy them off the internet,” I threatened.
Although she’d never met me before, the nurse phoned in a prescription for 2 mg of oral estrogen and 200 mg of Spironolactone that very same day.
The nurse practitioner ignored that I have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, having previously served in the military for almost 18 years. All of my doctors agree on that. Others believe that I have bipolar disorder and possibly borderline personality disorder.
I should have been stopped, but out-of-control, transgender activism had made the nurse practitioner too scared to say no.
Jamie Shupe identifying as a transgender woman in May 2015. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
I’d learned how to become a female from online medical documents at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital website.
After I began consuming the cross-sex hormones, I started therapy at a gender clinic in Pittsburgh so that I could get people to sign off on the transgender surgeries I planned to have.
All I needed to do was switch over my hormone operating fuel and get my penis turned into a vagina. Then I’d be the same as any other woman. That’s the fantasy the transgender community sold me. It’s the lie I bought into and believed.
Only one therapist tried to stop me from crawling into this smoking rabbit hole. When she did, I not only fired her, I filed a formal complaint against her. “She’s a gatekeeper,” the trans community said.
Professional stigmatisms against “conversion therapy” had made it impossible for the therapist to question my motives for wanting to change my sex.
The “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (Fifth Edition) says one of the traits of gender dysphoria is believing that you possess the stereotypical feelings of the opposite sex. I felt that about myself, but yet no therapist discussed it with me.
Two weeks hadn’t passed before I found a replacement therapist. The new one quickly affirmed my identity as a woman. I was back on the road to getting vaginoplasty.
There’s abundant online literature informing transgender people that their sex change isn’t real. But when a licensed medical doctor writes you a letter essentially stating that you were born in the wrong body and a government agency or court of law validates that delusion, you become damaged and confused. I certainly did.
My trauma history resembles a ride down the Highway of Death during the first Gulf War.
As a child, I was sexually abused by a male relative. My parents severely beat me. At this point, I’ve been exposed to so much violence and had so many close calls that I don’t know how to explain why I’m still alive. Nor do I know how to mentally process some of the things I’ve seen and experienced.
Jamie Shupe as a preteen. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
Dr. Ray Blanchard has an unpopular theory that explains why someone like me may have been drawn to transgenderism. He claims there are two types of transgender women: homosexuals that are attracted to men, and men who are attracted to the thought or image of themselves as females.
It’s a tough thing to admit, but I belong to the latter group. We are classified as having autogynephilia.
After having watched pornography for years while in the Army and being married to a woman who resisted my demands to become the ideal female, I became that female instead. At least in my head.
Jamie Shupe as a soldier at Fort Hood. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
While autogynephilia was my motivation to become a woman, gender stereotypes were my means of implementation. I believed wearing a long wig, dresses, heels, and makeup would make me a woman.
Feminists begged to differ on that. They rejected me for conforming to female stereotypes. But as a new member of the transgender community, I beat up on them too. The women who become men don’t fight the transgender community’s wars. The men in dresses do.
The best thing that could have happened would have been for someone to order intensive therapy. That would have protected me from my inclination to cross-dress and my risky sexual transgressions, of which there were many.
Instead, quacks in the medical community hid me in the women’s bathroom with people’s wives and daughters. “Your gender identity is female,” these alleged professionals said.
The medical community is so afraid of the trans community that they’re now afraid to give someone Blanchard’s diagnosis. Trans men are winning in medicine, and they’ve won the battle for language.
Think of the word “transvestite.” They’ve succeeded in making it a vulgar word, even though it just means men dressing like women. People are no longer allowed to tell the truth about men like me. Everyone now has to call us transgender instead.
Jamie Shupe on hormone replacement therapy in November 2018. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
The diagnostic code in my records at the VA should read Transvestic Disorder (302.3). Instead, the novel theories of Judith Butler and Anne Fausto-Sterling have been used to cover up the truths written about by Blanchard, J. Michael Bailey, and Alice Dreger.
I confess to having been motivated by autogynephilia during all of this. Blanchard was right.
Trauma, hypersexuality owing to childhood sexual abuse, and autogynephilia are all supposed to be red flags for those involved in the medical arts of psychology, psychiatry, and physical medicine—yet nobody except for the one therapist in Pittsburgh ever tried to stop me from changing my sex. They just kept helping me to harm myself.
Escaping to ‘Nonbinary’
Three years into my gender change from male to female, I looked hard into the mirror one day. When I did, the facade of femininity and womanhood crumbled.
Despite having taken or been injected with every hormone and antiandrogen concoction in the VA’s medical arsenal, I didn’t look anything like a female. People on the street agreed. Their harsh stares reflected the reality behind my fraudulent existence as a woman. Biological sex is immutable.
It took three years for that reality to set in with me.
Jamie Shupe identifying as nonbinary in October 2018. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
When the fantasy of being a woman came to an end, I asked two of my doctors to allow me to become nonbinary instead of female to bail me out. Both readily agreed.
After pumping me full of hormones—the equivalent of 20 birth control pills per day—they each wrote a sex change letter. The two weren’t just bailing me out. They were getting themselves off the hook for my failed sex change. One worked at the VA. The other worked at Oregon Health & Science University.
To escape the delusion of having become a woman, I did something completely unprecedented in American history. In 2016, I convinced an Oregon judge to declare my sex to be nonbinary—neither male nor female.
In my psychotic mind, I had restored the mythical third sex to North America. And I became the first legally recognized nonbinary person in the country.
The landmark court decision catapulted me to instant fame within the LGBT community. For 10 nonstop days afterward, the media didn’t let me sleep. Reporters hung out in my Facebook feed, journalists clung to my every word, and a Portland television station beamed my wife and I into living rooms in the United Kingdom.
Becoming a woman had gotten me into The New York Times. Convincing a judge that my sex was nonbinary got my photos and story into publications around the world.
Then, before the judge’s ink had even dried on my Oregon sex change court order, a Washington, D.C.-based LGBT legal aid organization contacted me. “We want to help you change your birth certificate,” they offered.
Within months, I scored another historic win after the Department of Vital Records issued me a brand new birth certificate from Washington, D.C., where I was born. A local group called Whitman-Walker Health had gotten my sex designation on my birth certificate switched to “unknown.” It was the first time in D.C. history a birth certificate had been printed with a sex marker other than male or female.
Jamie Shupe identifiying as nonbinary in June 2016. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
Another transgender legal aid organization jumped on the Jamie Shupe bandwagon, too. Lambda Legal used my nonbinary court order to help convince a Colorado federal judge to order the State Department to issue a passport with an X marker (meaning nonbinary) to a separate plaintiff named Dana Zzyym.
LGBT organizations helping me to screw up my life had become a common theme. During my prior sex change to female, the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund had gotten my name legally changed. I didn’t like being named after the uncle who’d molested me. Instead of getting me therapy for that, they got me a new name.
A Pennsylvania judge didn’t question the name change, either. Wanting to help a transgender person, she had not only changed my name, but at my request she also sealed the court order, allowing me to skip out on a ton of debt I owed because of a failed home purchase and begin my new life as a woman. Instead of merging my file, two of the three credit bureaus issued me a brand new line of credit.
Walking Away From Fiction
It wasn’t until I came out against the sterilization and mutilation of gender-confused children and transgender military service members in 2017 that LGBT organizations stopped helping me. Most of the media retreated with them.
Overnight, I went from being a liberal media darling to a conservative pariah.
Both groups quickly began to realize that the transgender community had a runaway on their hands. Their solution was to completely ignore me and what my story had become. They also stopped acknowledging that I was behind the nonbinary option that now exists in 11 states.
The truth is that my sex change to nonbinary was a medical and scientific fraud. Consider the fact that before the historic court hearing occurred, my lawyer informed me that the judge had a transgender child.
Sure enough, the morning of my brief court hearing, the judge didn’t ask me a single question. Nor did this officer of the court demand to see any medical evidence alleging that I was born something magical. Within minutes, the judge just signed off on the court order.
I do not have any disorders of sexual development. All of my sexual confusion was in my head. I should have been treated. Instead, at every step, doctors, judges, and advocacy groups indulged my fiction.
The carnage that came from my court victory is just as precedent-setting as the decision itself. The judge’s order led to millions of taxpayer dollars being spent to put an X marker on driver’s licenses in 11 states so far. You can now become male, female, or nonbinary in all of them.
In my opinion, the judge in my case should have recused herself. In doing so, she would have spared me the ordeal still yet to come. She also would have saved me from having to bear the weight of the big secret behind my win.
I now believe that she wasn’t just validating my transgender identity. She was advancing her child’s transgender identity, too.
A sensible magistrate would have politely told me no and refused to sign such an outlandish legal request. “Gender is just a concept. Biological sex defines all of us,” that person would have said.
In January 2019, unable to advance the fraud for another single day, I reclaimed my male birth sex. The weight of the lie on my conscience was heavier than the value of the fame I’d gained from participating in this elaborate swindle.
Jamie Shupe obtaining a new military ID card with male sex designation in February 2019. (Photo: Jamie Shupe)
Two fake gender identities couldn’t hide the truth of my biological reality. There is no third gender or third sex. Like me, intersex people are either male or female. Their condition is the result of a disorder of sexual development, and they need help and compassion.
I played my part in pushing forward this grand illusion. I’m not the victim here. My wife, daughter, and the American taxpayers are—they are the real victims.
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“Quacks hid me in the women’s bathroom with people’s wives and daughters.”
A former transgender activist reclaimed his manhood and renounced the movement that until recently hailed him as a hero.
In an essay Sunday in The Daily Signal – “I Was America’s First Nonbinary Person. It Was All a Sham.” – Jamie Shupe, 55, said he had been “psychotic” during the years he believed he was a woman – and then gender nonbinary. There are only two sexes, which are determined by biology, he said.
While Shupe said that he paid a mental and physical price for “the grand medical experiment,” he was grateful that he had stopped short of gender reassignment surgery.
“I’m one of the lucky ones,” he said. “Despite participating in medical transgenderism for six years, my body is still intact.”
Shupe attributed his past gender confusion to a lifetime of trauma, including childhood physical and sexual abuse and 18 years of military service. He has previously said that he has post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
However, Shupe also blamed progressive ideology for leading him astray, saying professionals who should have known better encouraged his delusions rather than helping him to address his psychological problems.
“I do not have any disorders of sexual development. All of my sexual confusion was in my head,” he said. “I should have been treated. Instead, at every step, doctors, judges, and advocacy groups indulged my fiction.”
According to Shupe, he became convinced he was a man during a mental health crisis and subsequently pressured a nurse to prescribe him hormones so he could transition.
“I should have been stopped, but out-of-control, transgender activism had made the nurse practitioner too scared to say no,” he said.
Then, he said, he started therapy at a gender clinic in Pittsburgh so he could get approved for gender reassignment surgery. However, rather than treating him, he said, “quacks in the medical community hid me in the women’s bathroom with people’s wives and daughters.”
Shupe said the truth is that he identified as transgender because he was sexually aroused by the thought of himself as a woman – a theory called “autogynephilia” that is loathed by transgender rights activists.
“After having watched pornography for years while in the Army and being married to a woman who resisted my demands to become the ideal female, I became that female instead,” he said. “At least in my head.
In 2015, he wrote an essay about his experience that was published in The New York Times, in which he complained: “I have effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.”
But three years into his transition, Shupe said, he realized he wasn’t really a woman. He said that recognition was underscored by how he looked to himself and others.
“I didn’t look anything like a female,” he said. “People on the street agreed. Their harsh stares reflected the reality behind my fraudulent existence as a woman. Biological sex is immutable.”
“Gender is just a concept. Biological sex defines all of us,” he added later in the essay.
However, Shupe said that rather than admit his mistake, he decided to become gender nonbinary. He went to two of his doctors and asked them to vouch for his new identity, or in his words “bail me out.”
“The two weren’t just bailing me out,” he said. “They were getting themselves off the hook for my failed sex change.”
In 2016, Shupe made history by convincing an Oregon judge to recognize him as neither male nor female, becoming the first American to win official gender nonbinary status. The judge asked him no questions during the hearing.
“In my psychotic mind, I had restored the mythical third sex to North America,” he said.
Shupe recounted that he achieved “instant fame within the LGBT community,” with his story making international headlines.
Ten other states have since followed Oregon’s lead.
With the help of an LGBT legal aide group, Shupe soon set another precedent by getting a gender-neutral birth certificate issued by Washington, D.C., where he was born. It was a first for the federal district.
That same year, another transgender military veteran cited Shupe’s case in Colorado district court to win the right to a gender-neutral passport, though the State Department has appealed the decision.
Shupe said he began to break with the transgender movement in 2017, when he came out against gender reassignment surgery, which he described as “sterilization and mutilation.”
“Overnight, I went from being a liberal media darling to a conservative pariah,” he said.
Earlier this year, Shupe announced that he was returning to life as a man.
“The weight of the lie on my conscience was heavier than the value of the fame I’d gained from participating in this elaborate swindle,” he said. “Two fake gender identities couldn’t hide the truth of my biological reality. There is no third gender or third sex.”
Shupe is not alone in regretting his transition. While good longterm data does not yet exist, experts and journalists have documented the phenomenon of”desistance” from transgenderism.
However, that has not stopped some transgender activists from trying to silence people like Shupe by accusing them of bigotry. Similar tactics have been used to censor other truths that are antithetical to the movement, including the reality of biological differences between men and men.
In response, an unlikely coalition of conservatives and feminists has formed to protect traditional gender distinctions in the name of social order and women’s safety.
In war games simulating a high-end fight against Russia or China, the US often loses, two experienced military war-gamers have revealed.
"In our games, when we fight Russia and China, 'blue' gets its ass handed to it," David Ochmanek, a RAND warfare analyst, explained at the Center for a New American Security on Thursday, Breaking Defense first reported. US forces are typically color-coded blue in these simulations.
"We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary," he said.
At the outset of these conflicts, all five battlefield domains — land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace — are contested, meaning the US could struggle to achieve the superiority it has enjoyed in the past.
In these simulated fights, the "red" aggressor force often obliterates US stealth fighters on the runway, sends US warships to the depths, destroys US bases, and takes out critical US military systems.
"In every case I know of, the F-35 rules the sky when it's in the sky," Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense and an experienced war-gamer, said Thursday. "But it gets killed on the ground in large numbers."
Neither China nor Russia has developed a fifth-generation fighter as capable as the F-35, but even the best aircraft have to land. That leaves them vulnerable to attack.
"Things that sail on the surface of the sea are going to have a hard time," Ochmanek said.
Aircraft carriers, traditional beacons of American military might, are becoming increasingly vulnerable. They may be hard to kill, but they are significantly less difficult to take out of the fight.
Naval experts estimate that US aircraft carriers now need to operate at least 1,000 nautical miles from the Chinese mainland to keep out of range of China's anti-ship missiles, according to USNI News.
"If we went to war in Europe, there would be one Patriot battery moving, and it would go to Ramstein [in Germany]. And that's it," Work explained, according to Breaking Defense. "We have 58 Brigade Combat Teams, but we don't have anything to protect our bases. So what difference does it make?" "If we went to war in Europe, there would be one Patriot battery moving, and it would go to Ramstein [in Germany]. And that's it," Work explained, according to Breaking Defense. "We have 58 Brigade Combat Teams, but we don't have anything to protect our bases. So what difference does it make?"
Simply put, the US military bases scattered across Europe and the Pacific don't have the anti-air and missile-defense capabilities required to handle the overwhelming volume of fire they would face in a high-end conflict.
In a conflict against a near-peer threat, US communications satellites, command-and-control systems, and wireless networks would be crippled.
"The brain and the nervous system that connects all of these pieces is suppressed, if not shattered," Ochmanek said of this scenario. Work said the Chinese call this type of attack "system destruction warfare."
The Chinese would "attack the American battle network at all levels, relentlessly, and they practice it all the time," Work said. "On our side, whenever we have an exercise, when the red force really destroys our command and control, we stop the exercise and say, 'let's restart.'"
"These are the things that the war games show over and over and over, so we need a new American way of war without question," Work stressed.
Ochmanek and Work have both seen US war games play out undesirably, and their damning observations reflect the findings of an assessment done from last fall.
"If the United States had to fight Russia in a Baltic contingency or China in a war over Taiwan, Americans could face a decisive military defeat," the National Defense Strategy Commission — a bipartisan panel of experts picked by Congress to evaluate the National Defense Strategy — said in a November report.
The report called attention to the erosion of the US's military edge by rival powers, namely Russia and China, which have developed a "suite of advanced capabilities heretofore possessed only by the United States."
The commission concluded the US is "at greater risk than at any time in decades."
Y'know. I utterly detest troonism, and how it's in almost all cases a complete bunch of hokum, but as fucked as this guy is, good for him.
Transgender Hero Turns Back on Community in Damning Expose: It’s All a ‘Sham’
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"Good luck with your detransition! I hope you choke."
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its "hate group" designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according to the group's most recent financial statements.
The SPLC, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., has not publicly posted its most recent financial statements on its website. However, the organization applied for renewal in the state of California days ago and submitted a number of documents pertaining to its financial standing including its most recent audited statement and tax forms for calendar year 2018, which covers Nov. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018.
According to the filings submitted to California's Office of Attorney General, the group reported total assets of $518 million from November 2017 to the Oct. 31, 2018, an increase of $41 million from the $477 million in total assets it reported on its previous year's tax forms.
The SPLC's assets increased despite its total revenue falling by $15 million last year. The SPLC hauled in $136 million in total revenue throughout 2017. This number fell to $121 million in 2018. Its contributions and grants also fell by more than $20 million from 2017 to 2018, from $132 million to $111 million.
Despite the fall in revenue, the SPLC's vast investment portfolio expanded in 2018, which included a drastic increase in the amount of money it has parked overseas. By the end of 2018, its non-U.S. equity funds rose to $121 million, an uptick of nearly $30 million from the $92 million it had parked in offshore investments throughout 2017.
While little is known about its actual transfers to offshore entities, in 2017 the Washington Free Beacon discovered foreign forms from the group that showed a small fraction of its previous transactions to a number of entities located in the Cayman Islands. Those foreign forms are not required to be publicly disclosed by the SPLC and are the only known forms showing the nature of its transfers to offshore entities. The SPLC also has interests in Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands.