Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sexual Shaming is Nonsense!

So one of the things I had recently thrown in my face, by a transsexual none the less, was that Sevan and I transitioned to put some spice in our sex life, that there must have been boredom in the bedroom.

I wouldn't expect to see the 'transsexuals do it for a sexual thrill' meme coming from a transsexual. But this is the opinion of many people who are not transsexual. Apparently an opinion held by at least one transsexual woman, which leads me to question her motives for transitioning. But I am not her therapist...

I would be a liar to say that there is not a sexual component to my transition, that just goes with the territory of the human experience.
That transsexuals should have sexual desires and needs should come of no surprise to anyone.
What we should be chaste and pure as fresh snow?
Well pardon me for living!

The conversation that lead to the smear is not important, what is important is that society constantly engages in sexual shaming to silence and other. Which is silly when you think about it. Using another persons sexuality as some form of leverage in a conversation is like pointing out that an opponent breathes air and claiming they are wrong for doing so.

My transition is no different than any other person's transition. It is about bringing my body and mind into congruence and being seen by society as the woman I am. Anything else is just gravy.

/end rant


Connie McEntee said...

It never ceases to amaze me how trans persons will openly abuse other trans persons. United we stand divided we, what? Oh, yeah.