Transtrender is a word that will become familiar to everyone in the West.
How things have changed; from a position, 15 years ago, when very few people knew what even transsexual meant and far less had actually thought about it, we have seen an explosion, first of ‘transgender’ and now, ‘transtrender’.
Suddenly we are faced, we are told, with thousands upon thousands of ‘trans’ people appearing all over society. While it is true that there is an uptick in genuine referrals to gender clinics, transtrenders rarely seek to actually transition; they seek instead the social status of a ‘trans’ label.
Because that is really all transtrender is: a label, a cultural fad, an Identity Politics membership card. It is no more real than Emo, New Romantics or Punk. But it might be a bellwether for much deeper social ills.
Yet we know that real transsexuals have been with us, likely since the beginning of human history. From the Red Lady of Pavilland, to the Hymns to Inanna to the Hindu Vedas, to Ancient Greece and Rome, to the priestly reports of encountering transsexuals and transvestites everywhere the Spanish Conquistadores went, from the Molly Houses of old Europe, to the Queens of the East end, males who live their lives as women and seek to attract male partners, were, and are, everywhere.
These people are still here and they remain a marginalised and poorly understood group. We call them HomoSexual TransSexuals, Transkids, HSTS, Type One Transsexuals or True transsexuals They form a surprisingly homogeneous group — they tend, in each ethnicity to look and behave very similarly. They tend to be small, and lightly built for their height; if they are tall they will be slender and willowy. They tend to neoteny, that is, the retention of childlike features, making them remarkably pretty. They tend to be artistically inclined.
They often have naturally feminine voices — these are not learned; they can’t speak any other way. They often have digit length ratios closer to the norm for women than men. They probably showed significant Gender Non-Conforming Behaviour in childhood, typically from the age of four or so. When other little boys (which is what they are) were having crushes on little girls, they were having crushes on men, typically older, very masculine men. They might have worn girls’ clothing if they were allowed, or preferred to play with dolls than guns or constructor sets.
But the most important measure of all is that they are strongly and uniquely attracted to the same sex, from childhood. Males overwhelmingly prefer to play the recipient role in anal sex. This type has been described for literally thousands of years and when sexologists began to take an interest in this in the 19th century, they made up the first type they described, although the word ‘homosexual’ was not at first used at all.
However, in comparison to the other terms then in use, ‘homosexual’ had a clear definition. ‘Homosexual’ just means ‘exclusively attracted to individuals of the same sex’. Boys are sex male and if they are attracted to men (sex male) they are homosexual. (The same is true of females in reverse.) This is why they are called as they are: HomoSexual TransSexuals or HSTS. Please put aside any of your cultural issues with this word, or, if you are a USican, the horrific sexual dysfunction that prevents you even using the word ‘sex’.
HSTS sit on a scale of development with other feminine homosexual males, and here we shall keep using the strict definition of the word — ‘homosexual males are attracted to masculine men exclusively, for all of their lives’. It should be obvious at once, that within the ‘gay’ community, there are many who are not homosexual by this definition. Any man who has previously had, or concurrently has, a sexual relationship with a woman, is not homosexual. Such men are bisexual. They might espouse the gay lifestyle and once out, only operate on one side of their sexuality, but if they willingly had sex with a woman, ever, they are not homosexual, in this definition.
The ‘Gay’ community is not all homosexual
Further, within the ‘gay’ community are many hebephiles and ephebophiles, that is, men attracted to pubescent or adolescent (or adolescent-appearing) young males. These are not strictly homosexual either; they essentially play a conventional heterosexual role in sex, that is, they penetrate, but they are attracted, rather than to young women, to young males. They are only a part of ‘gay’ culture because that is where, in the West, they have the greatest chance of meeting their desired sexual targets. As well as these there are pseudo-bisexual non-trans autogynephilic males whose sexual reward is in being the receptive partner in sex, as well as true bisexuals.
With these out of the way, we can see that feminine,* homosexual males form a scale of variation, from quasi-masculine to so feminine that they literally cannot successfully live as men. And these latter are MtF HSTS.
Now clearly, there are cultural factors in play; where social intolerance, sometimes called homophobia, is high, more might elect to try to hide as males. This becomes more the case in cultures where it is accepted to be a gay male but not to be trans; here HSTS will push themselves all out of shape and be thoroughly miserable in order to avoid violence and opprobrium. In such cultures, only the most feminine will transition and these will then disappear, often maintaining contact only with their mother, move home and live as women. Since they are naturally so feminine, this is not a problem for them.
A political term
‘Transgender’ is a political term. It has come to mean ‘anyone who does not conform to the social and behavioural norms expected of their birth sex’. So indeed, transsexuals are also transgender, but so are homosexual males, since their sexual behaviour is not masculine. But within this umbrella group is another type, the one with which Westerners are most familiar.
These are not feminine. They are not effeminate. They do not form a part of a homogeneous group. They are essentially indistinguishable from related males. They were not GNC as children, they did not play with dolls, they were not ‘sissy’ and, perhaps most tellingly, they are not attracted, at least in the first instance, to men, although they may become so as a function of transition. However, these last are bisexual, not homosexual, and we use a special term for this form: pseudo-bisexualism.
This group puzzled researchers for nearly a hundred years; indeed they were not seen as a group at all, but as a disparate and confusing collection of different types. Dr Ray Blanchard, in his ground-breaking, definitive work, solved this. He argued that while we could see all the significant similarities there were between HSTS, the most diagnostically useful one was their homosexuality, which I have discussed. He wondered if a sexual cause could unify this other disparate population and he discovered that there was: they were all in love with the idea of themselves as women.
Blanchard made this the basis of his famous definition. He said that ‘all male to female transsexuals who are not homosexual are instead autogynephilic’ and that ‘autogynephilia is a man’s propensity to be aroused at the thought or image of himself as a woman.’ That this is the case, and that these individuals can be defined using a sex-based diagnostic tool, just as HSTS can, is absolutely clear to anyone who knows any — although they are frequently at pains to deny it.
Until recently, in the West, that was it. We had two forms of MtF and these were easily diagnosable. Further, while I have only touched on these, transsexualism in females was largely HSTS — that is, the females were strongly attracted to women and are the exact inverse of HSTS in males — they tend to be dominant, aggressive, bulkier, more masculine looking and so on. Indeed, until recently, Dr Ray Blanchard, the premier researcher into this, stated that he thought no female equivalent to AGP existed; today we know better.
It does appear that testosterone is implicated here. Male HSTS appear not to fully masculinise, whereas female HSTS appear to be over-masculinised. This can only be a function of either the supply of testosterone or the body’s reaction to it.
So, until around six or so years ago, everything was understood. And then something changed.
Female non-homosexual trans (gender dysphoria)
There is indeed another form of female who appeared as male, but these were and are transvestites. Like the writer George Sand, they believed that they would be taken more seriously if they appeared to be men. Given the social nature of women’s sexuality, we should not be surprised by this. This seems to be the missing link, the elusive female form of non-homosexual gender dysphoria.
It appears to be different from male non-HS GD because while that is fundamentally sexual in nature, the female form — pututive ‘Autoandrophilia’ (AAP) is more social in nature. So instead of the focus on the self as a direct object of male sexual desire, AAPs seem to seek to occupy conventionally male social roles. They might desire to be ‘fathers’, sometimes calling themselves ‘gestational parent’ which is an obfuscation for ‘mother’ as if they cannot relinquish fully the female status that being a mother brings them. They might describe themselves as ‘gay transmen’ by which they mean that they pursue sex with homosexual men. This often brings them into direct conflict with such men, especially if both desire to be recipient sexual partners.
AAPs would be, like AGPs, transvestite rather than transsexual, since they are not homosexual. Here the stimulus is the adoption of a social identity, rather than a purely sexual one.
Unfortunately we have no idea as to the relative numbers of this type of case.
There has been a flood of referrals to ‘gender clinics’ — tje UK’s biggest, the Portman and Tavistock in London, reporting a 4500% increase over the last 8 years, with the majority being females. This is a direct inversion of the previous norm, wherein most were male. What is happening?
Well, as society becomes more tolerant of different expressions of gender, we should see more people taking advantage of that and transitioning. But, especially in the case of FtM, and its disproportionate increase, this does not seem to be the full explanation.
Two other factors need to be taken into account when we look at this phenomenon and when we do, it becomes deeply concerning.
To understand this, let’s look at the situation in SE Asia. Here, all forms of GNC are much more visible than has traditionally been the case in the West. There are a number of reasons for this. The first is the presence of functioning matriarchies. Villages are collections of extended clans built around nuclear families headed by a grandmother. Women are in charge in these places. They are generally far more tolerant of GNC in all its forms than men are, and insulate the children from male anger at it. In any Filipino village one will see numerous young GNC individuals, often congregating round the volleyball court.
When we take that in association with the written records we have, we can establish that there is a connection between the presence of matriarchy and elevated numbers of visible GNC.
In the West we have seen a massive social change as women have begun to take control of social spaces and turn them into pseudo-matriarchies. This has been exacerbated by two things: ‘male flight’ in which men stop attempting to enter spaces or careers that have become dominated by women, and the current and increasingly high levels of discrimination against men because they are male.
Why ‘pseudo’? Because the true matriarchies that we see in traditional culture are based on motherhood. Having and raising children is their sole function. Further, they operate in conjunction with a patriarchal male structure, wherein the men work to provide the money that the mothers, directed by the grandmothers, use to provide homes and shelter for the children.
The Western pseudo-matriarchy denigrates motherhood and affords mothers no status, and further it does not operate as one half of a cohesive system, the other half being operated by men. Therefore it is not a true matriarchy.
It appears as if female non-homosexual transitioners, aka ‘gay transmen’ may be trying to take up the social places left by men as they have either been excluded or have excluded themselves. This is no more clear than in academia, which is now, in the West, a cesspit of misandry. This may be an extension of the desire we see in transtrenderism, in which adopting ‘trans’ identities affords status.
I’ll discuss the details in a future article. I will be doing many more on this phenomenon.
*The inverse occurs in females and when taking the two together, I call them ‘transgender homosexuals’. This is a natural, innate form of homosexuality in which the subject has an psycho-sexual inversion such that males have female sexuality and vice versa.
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