> DR. ANN LAWERENCE THINKS THE BOOK IS WONDERFUL. Talk about a Femi Nazi!!
From Ann's Web site:
(And remembering that Ann's Doctoral credentials are that she is an anesthesiologist)
A few prominent "transsexual fundamentalists" hate this book and its heretical ideas, and have been busy misrepresenting its content on the Internet. [...] For the record, I would like to reassure these transsexual fundamentalists--many of whom I know and admire--that I identify as a woman, and consider myself a "real" transsexual. I also respect their identities as women, and consider them real transsexuals, too.
One of the bigger problems within the TG/TS community comes from people who feel that they are somehow the only "real" transsexual; they pride themselves in telling others why they themselves are "Real" and nearly everyone else is somehow "wrong" -- i.e., "not real".
This is all analogous to people who hold the position, for example, that some people are not "black enough" to be really considered "black", or not "jew" enough to be really considered to be "jewish", etc.
And what the hell is a "transsexual fundamentalist"?
Gawd -- are there not yet enough labels in this community?
Labels are for clothing -- labels de-humanize people, and allow people to be discounted and discarded.
I believe that Ann's massive male ego and male approach to life make her somewhat dangerous to the TG/TS community.
This and her obsessive need to photograph post-op TG/TS breasts and vaginas for display which borders on pornography...
...coupled with her need to say there is only one "right way" to be TG/TS or female.
Maybe this is one big reason why cheating on - failing to utilize -- the one year Real Life Test (as Ann did, and openly brags about) can bring disasterous results...
It can result in a person who has a female body, but no idea about how to be a woman in the world among women.
If you have to display your genitals to "prove" you are a woman, you are not really a woman.
"Real" women help each other -- they do not crow and brag about their personal accomplishments.