I’m starting to come to the conclusion that a majority of trans people- particularly autogynephilic cross-dressers, and women transitioning due to misogyny or an interest in yaoi- do not actually believe what they’re selling.
To be blunt, I don’t think these “trans women” believe they’re women at all, nor do such “trans men” believe they’re men. I don’t think any of the people who identify as non-binary actually think that’s a significant category of any kind.
The only people I do think believe their own credo are the dysphoric who went through lots of gate keeping before deciding to transition, and those who got into it as children and stayed in it (the most indoctrinated).
Adult men who like a bit of glitter? Nope. Adult women who want a short haircut? Nope. Awkward, rage-filled teenagers who get a kick out of being “edgy?” Nope. Awkward, angsty teenagers looking for answers? Hopeful, but never quite convinced.
I think that’s why the goal posts keep moving (first trans women are trans women, then they’re women, then they’re biologically female), why for some purposes they’re trans and for others they’re indistinguishable from the sex they claim to be, why the whole ideology is riddled with contradictions: the more ridiculous and bizarre their claims, and the less definable the meaning of the term “transgender,” the less they believe their bullshit.
It reminds me of the line from MacBeth: “methinks she doth protest too much.” They protest waaay too much for people who are in any way confident in the beliefs they purport to hold as fact.
Any desisters or detransitioners or lesbians or bi women who have spent more time in the community noticed this phenomenon (of loudly proclaiming identity due to disbelief in one’s own claims), and agree?
Anyone else agree?
Or do you think the majority of these people really believe their claims? I am starting to seriously doubt it.
Also, what does this say about all the so-called “allies”- everyone else- who claim to believe in their identities, too? Are they trying to “be kind?” Do they think it’s exciting and revolutionary? They want to stick it to women and gay people? What?
If you don’t agree that most of the people currently identifying as trans or non-binary don’t actually believe in their own bullshit, why not? What makes you believe their “identity” is a sincerely held belief (that they are actually the opposite sex or somehow sexless/androgynous)?
If you do agree that most of the people currently identifying as trans or non-binary don’t believe their own bullshit, what are the reasons for and repercussions of this?
I’m curious what other people think!