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I am reading "Unpacking Queer Politics" by Shiela Jeffreys (2003), at the recommendation of someone here to my question of How Did This Happen. I hope you all don't mind the occasional post as I go. The passage below shocked me, re my ignorance at how long the transing of lesbians has been going on.

Woman-loving does not survive well in male-dominated queer politics. In a mixed movement the resources, influence and just sheer numbers of men give them the power to create cultural norms. As a result, some lesbians became so disenchanted with their lesbianism, and even their femaleness, that there are presently hundreds, if not thousands, of lesbians in the UK and the USA who have ‘transitioned’ - i.e. adopted the identity not just of males but of gay males with the help of testosterone and mutilating operations (Devor 1999).

I am reading "Unpacking Queer Politics" by Shiela Jeffreys (2003), at the recommendation of someone here to my question of How Did This Happen. I hope you all don't mind the occasional post as I go. The passage below shocked me, re my ignorance at how long the transing of lesbians has been going on. > Woman-loving does not survive well in male-dominated queer politics. In a mixed movement the resources, influence and just sheer numbers of men give them the power to create cultural norms. As a result, some lesbians became so disenchanted with their lesbianism, and even their femaleness, that there are presently hundreds, if not thousands, of lesbians in the UK and the USA who have ‘transitioned’ - i.e. adopted the identity not just of males but of gay males with the help of testosterone and mutilating operations (Devor 1999).

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It's been happening since medical transition was a thing, but I'd say it really picked up once tumblr entered the spotlight.

Tumblr was barely modded back in the day and that allowed the lunatics to run the asylum. The porn ban was basically the opening of pandora's box, as it pushed the lunatics to twitter where they realized they now had the ability to harass and intimidate actual lawmakers, rather than 20 year old porn artists and nerds, into kow towing to their demands.