This blog is about Transgender issues, okay, (or maybe “sort-of,” which I’ll get-into in a moment)?
I have been posting comments on YouTube videos for two or three years now, and only today I finally got a video I felt was worth (hopefully still, if I still don’t wince at it after I see it on the private YouTube screen), posting to YouTube, as well as trying to learn how to start a new YouTube channel.
I also tried to get a different WP account for this blog to match the new Channel I still hope to be able to get for YouTube, but as many WP users already know, they have somewhat more restrictions than other posting services.
The reason I took a blog here anyway, is because my video producing capability remains insufficient to express my message, even if I do decide that the video I shot today was worth putting up (I have several videos on my hard-drive or on the Private Setting on YouTube, but this would be the first one I would put up that I would actually have invited anyone to read).
Comments I put-up on other posters’ YouTube videos turn-into blogpost length articles from time to time, and that is what I managed to do again today, which is also why I started this particular blog today, which is my first one anywhere that had even any mention of Transgenderism, and in-which I try to spell-out the parts of my premise that I wouldn’t have been able to have shared on the comment-boards of video-posters from the publicly connected Transgender community.
My first attempt at blogging on WordPress, a blog that I since took down because I wasn’t satisfied with some of the contingencies of its reception, without getting-into that any deeper, had-been about closing intellectual disconnects, a theme that I still acutely realize runs-through all the spheres of modern intellectual, political, and academic discourse, and no matter how every faction parses or syllogizes its case, the one thing that is all-but-guaranteed to go straight-over its respective-head, is the fact that however laser-tuned they are to their own argument, they couldn’t hit each other with wide-scatter muskets at 100 paces, because they’re never listening to each other.
I’m sure I’ve explained that repeatedly in earlier posts on other blogs I have here, but how that applies in particular to the Transgender community is not just between the Transgender community and opponents from random Cis (completely non-Trans) populations, but both between the Transgender community and the rest of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community, and within the Transgender community itself.
The semi-infighting between the Transgender community and the LGBT community is over the fact that both since the beginning, and increasingly now, Non-Trans (Cis) members (LGB) of that community have objected to the inclusion of Transgender (Trans, or Trans*) persons.
Arguments for doing this have included:
That Transgender people were too far from the mainstream, moreso than people who are “only” different in their sexual or romantic orientation–; or too small of a minority.
In fact, some Cis LGB people actually are Anti-Trans,* or Transphobic.
The other way the preceding argument is used to argue for exclusion of Trans* people from the LGB community, is that the fact that they are as much further from the mainstream as they were, would make them need too much more support than they would have been able to reciprocate back to the rest of that community, and they would have found this to be a kind of unfair burden.
Another argument for Trans* exclusion from LGB, is the fact that Transgender is the only category which is based on the Identity of the entire person, rather than just the sexual orientation of the person, the latter of which is only relevant when the person decides to pursue a sexual or a romantic interest, which in fact, it is possible for anyone to go through their whole life without doing (although it would be hard).
Identity on-the other-hand, is something quote-unquote legally “Assigned,” (a word that still makes me grit my teeth every last-time I hear it, since, other than legal issues like bathrooms, hospital rooms, etc., you can’t make anybody be anything she or he doesn’t want to be, or that they already aren’t). and is–; based on not merely the legal aspect, but innumerable “social codes,” inescapable.
It is for this reason, that not merely the Cis people in LGBT but also the Transgenders there, don’t particularly care for a category that addresses something so conceptually completely different from the rest that, for it to get confused with the other thing would create ideological havoc, and undo a lot of the public education the Cis LGB community had already undertaken even by the time the Transgender community arrived on the scene to seek to be included with them.
For a long time, people who didn’t know what “homosexuality” was, inferred from the discovery that they liked to have sex with another person who was the same anatomical sex as they were, that this also meant that they psychologically Identified with the gender of person who heterosexually would-have been attracted to that gender, which of course is instead the definition of Transgender, and which does not apply to the concept of homosexuality, although that misconception was considerable for decades, and even today it has not been completely-expunged at least among the very-ignorant.
Conversely, since that miconception had floated-around for the number of generations that it had (and also because, for a long time, there had been no commonly-known term for actual Transgender people anyway!), if one observed an individual who was dressed-like and/or acting like a member of the gender opposite that to which they were “assigned” at birth, the observer would tend to look at that as “just another way of ‘being “gay,” ,’ ,” or homosexual or lesbian.
Even Transgender people themselves who didn’t know the term for that would tend to join a “gay” support or activist group, simply because they did not know even whether, let-alone where a group that actually handled what presumably even-they already knew that they actually were, would have been found.
Even after the terminology got-out, it was still extremely hard to find any organizations around that separately addressed Transgender, as-opposed-to merely gay / lesbian / bisexual support or activist issues, (and even what branches of LGB organizations tended to be proportionately-small within those respective organizations, and often were incomplete, including the fact that for a long time, the only “side” of transgenderism that was much-addressed was the “mtf,” (male-to-female) side, rather than the “ftm,” (female-to-male) side. I say more about this-too, later.
At any rate, both LGB’s and Transgender people in support and activist groups don’t want to encourage regression in the outside public’s since learning that homosexuality is not an identity issue, and that people who identify as the gender opposite their birth sex are something other than so-called homosexuals, even if they are homosexuals as well. (A homosexual Transgender person, is one who is attracted to people who identify as the same gender as-which the homosexual transgender person identifies. If the Transgender person identifies as a male, and seeks the romantic company of other people who identify as male, he is a homosexual trans man. The people to whom he is attracted could have been born with vaginas or with penises, and if they were born with vaginas, they still could have those, with or without clinically or surgically created penises. Reverse all these things for the definition of a Lesbian Trans Woman).
The arguments for retaining Trans* (The asterisk is because the term Transgender can be interpreted in a range of specificities ranging from fully Transitioned, through any stage of Transition, through just-realizing that one were Transgender, to finally people who simply either only feel Transgender part of the time, or who feel like they are somewhere in between male and female, but not simply one or the other. The asterisk indicates at least one of the broader senses of the concept of Transgender) in the LGBT community, is that Transgender people finally have an opportunity now, now that Transitioning is being made feasible and available for so many more than ever within its (surprisingly-long) history, that it would be especially inopportune for someone who went-through a social liberation a generation ago to let this precious window close for this new group that is just getting its first chance to climb out of–; if what the gays had to do was to step out of a closet, what the Transgenders have to do is to climb out of what is more like a sealed bunker.
So those are the basic arguments on the opposing sides for inclusion or exclusion of Trans* people within the LGB?T? community, next, to move-on to the relative-infighting within the Transgender community itself.
Unlike LGB people, coming-out for a Trans person does not mean changing what they dress, act, or now with highly available HRT (hormone reassignment therapy, or hormone replacement therapy), the way they actually look and function under whatever kind of clothes they might have been-wearing. Whether you’re a homosexual man or a lesbian woman, you’re still dating or cohabiting with a person of the same assigned-at-birth sex. There is no operative difference between the two sexes of homosexuals.
In the case of Transgender people, however, there is a distinct polarity based on the respective direction of Identity change, whether this is done with surgery-after-hormones, just-the-hormones, or if the person already looks enough like the target gender even before taking any hormones (rare-enough, but it does happen).
This is another thing that sort of creates a divide between the LGB community and the Transgender community, this bi-directionality.
This also leads to the first of the in-fights within the Transgender community itself, since it consists of really two sub-communities, the peopl who were Transitioning (or already passing) as male-to-female, and those who were Transitioning (or already passing) as female-to-male.
While on the face of it, that might even-still have seemed to be no-more than a superficial difference, similar to the respective transitions of people riding escalators going in opposing directions who could watch each other (except that escalator trips take one minute and are temporary), but the asymmetries go deeper than just the obvious.
Historically, male-to-female “reassignment medicine” long-preceded the “female-to-male” form, and hence, had a long “head-start,” on the latter, in terms of both how proficiently procedures could be done or how confident prescribing doctors were for a while with the Transitioning hormones for the new group.
This led to perhaps a generation or more of ftm’s Transitioning already far less-successfully than the mtf’s at corresponding points within that period.
Consequently, ftm Transitioning Medicine was starting to get a damaged reputation as a result of it, and rumors even started to spread about how maybe the whole medical-professional pursuit of it might have started to be abandoned.
However, the cause rallied, and hormone treatments to Transition ftm’s were improved, restoring the client-flow and the result-quality, and restoring the volume of demand for the more advanced levels including surgery.
For ftm’s, chest-surgery, called top-surgery, is proportionately more popular relative to genital reconfigurement surgery, called bottom-surgery, relative to mtf’s. This is because for mtf’s, since what they would get would be an augmentation of organs that are more esthetic than functional to begin with, that they have a complete option of substituting prosthetics there, whereas with ftm’s, what they have already-there (and which the hormones-alone, sadly don’t-fix) is something that they not-only want-to get rid-of, but can’t easily hide (except through the practice of so-called binding, which trust me you wouldn’t want to do if you didn’t have to).
Conversely, genitally, the mtf’s are removing a biomechanically auspicious and extensive, visible, external organ, and what (if anything) they’re having constructed, is something that is flush-to-invisible, and which doesn’t have to do the complex biomechanical maneuvers that a penis does. It’s not automatically that difficult.
Ftms, genitally, on the other hand, are only removing something that is invisible whatsoever to only visible in the nude, and trying to add something that is biomechanically very auspicious.
This is why for ftm’s, the priority surgery is nearly-always the top-surgery, although some of them go-without even-that, agreeing to continue with whatever binding they would have been doing before.
The point for this sub-thread, is the fact that ftm’s even when there are a lot of them, compared to the mtf’s, their volume of demand for genital surgery is much-lower than that of the mtf’s.
This lower demand added to the fact that the genital surgery was far harder to perform (least-of-all to perform well) on the ftm’s than it was on the mtf’s, to make the genital surgery for ftm’s lag even further behind that of mtf’s than whatever problems doctors might have been running-into with getting the hormone-therapy right (hormones are easier for ftm’s than they are for mtf’s; however that doesn’t mean there was never a learning-curve for the doctors even there).
These chronologic differentiations make ftm’s relative latecomers to the Transgender party.
A consequence that this has, is the fact that ftm’s in particular proportionately missed-out on the first generations of Transitioning, which was all-but-solely mtf’s, where there were Restrictions that appeared to have been designed to turn this procedure into the equivalent of the scared-straight program they run for kids to make them not even think about experimenting with illegal drugs. They appeared to have wanted to have made this process such a horror, that when word got-out everybody would get-discouraged. Instead the opposite happened, and survivors of the gantlet instead went-out to their respective communities and educated them all on what it would take to make it through the lousy obstacle-course, and slowly, one cohort after another made it through, until some kind of I guess critical-mass finally accumulated within the population which sort of started it snowballing, that activism to normalize the attitude with-which this process was dispensed, and to quit the con-job that they were going to try to discourage it to death.
After that, restrictions slowly abated.
The volume of clients expanded, and this improved the kind of work that could be done, and the number of providers.
Ftm’s only came-in in significant numbers only by the time that mtf’s were already veterans of the horror-show that Transitioning long had been, and they were subject to being regarded as parvenus on said account, plus, as I said before, the fact that their Transition quality was cruder than that of the mtf’s made them seem even less easy to take-seriously as fellow mtf’s.
This led to the beginning of the so-called pecking-order within the Transgender community.
Even-though since that dynamic between the “senior” group, the mtf’s and the “junior” group, the early ftm’s, has since become not quite as harsh, on both sides, (although reportedly considerably moreso on the mtf side–;) there still remains a quite-ruthless pecking-order between successive levels of Transitioning compliance and success.
The highest level of the pecking-order include people who have completed Transitions with a high degree of success such that they are indistinguishable from cis people of the same gender.
The next highest level of the pecking order is people who completed their transitions in whom the “tells” that they even might be transgender at least are still so inconspicuous, that usually only a fellow Transitioned Transgender person would have been able to spot them at all readily.
This is followed by people who have completed their Transitions with some flaws apparent but who still nonetheless “pass” quite well. A lot of cis people have gender “excipiencies,” like “tall horsy women,” little guys with small, round heads, small noses and jaws, and squeaky voices. A lot of unaltered, cis people already could be said not to “pass” as their own birth genders as well as even the average successfully-Transitioned Trans person does at least Today.
The next rank, is somebody who is Transitioning, and for-whom it’s on-track–; the more-complete and successful the Transitioning-process, the higher the rank.
The next rank, is somebody who’s waiting to get their “hrt letter.”
Followed by someone who went through the process but for whom it either turned-out lousy or failed-outright, because, “at-least they-tried.”
Not even on the ladder–: Somebody who hasn’t even sought-out an “hrt-letter–;” no-matter what-else they did-do, to pass–; and even-though, even-today, even that first-step isn’t really quite that-easy. There is still a lot of gatekeeping. Even for people where it wouldn’t make any sense. And how much “sense” does really any gatekeeping for Transgender adults really make?
We let retarded people drive who may have the intelligence level of somebody under the age at-which drivers’ licenses are awarded. How dangerous is it to let somebody handle two tons of steel at 40–60 mph?
And I’m not even saying that even (many) retarded people shouldn’t be allowed to drive. In fact, many of them drive wonderfully.
In the case of ftm’s, the dosage of testosterone that is given to transition the female-bodied pre-hrt transgender male into a male-bodied transsexual male, is far less than the virilizing principle of anabolic steroids used by competitive bodybuilders in competitions. Everyone’s heard of so-called “‘roid-rage,” but the very vast majority of people who are using even these substances never have that problem, or they just experience negative moods but do not act upon them through committing violence toward others. Transitioning doses of testosterone, are not going to turn anyone into a raging maniac. Transition-grade testosterone is not a weapon that needs to be licensed like a firearm. (And yes, I do support continuing legality of firearms).
Do hormones cause health risks?
What kinds? Cardiovascular diseases and strokes?
You can get those from eating perfectly legal foods, and not exercising. That’s no big threat.
The only point I’m making is that the decision to become who one is, shouldn’t be so inquisited or micromanaged as it even-now still-is.
This obstacle-course indoctrinates people to treat transitioning as the horse-race it shouldn’t be, and blinds them to either all the effort someone who is unfairly rejected by the screening process still puts-into passing even however-well even-they still could-have, whom they then reject as just-cis. Not even a “contender” to be considered Trans.
And as for anyone who no longer has the option to structure their life around the manic ordeals of trying to retain even borderline passing privilege without hormones, there is nothing but the deepest contempt among the ones on “the ladder.”
Returning to the history of Transitioning, as all the abatements of the toxic restrictions all mutually accelerated each-other, so that what had been the imperceptible trickle of the earliest days eventually mushroomed into what today is almost a tsunami, although clearly not-quite.
Many would say still not quite enough of one.
And guess who one of those people is.
Yeah, he’s typing this, of course.
Although that’s not the only position I take with regard to that question, because, as what the purpose of this blog is, it is also to treat the dangers of the disconcerting groundswell within posters on online-services who really think that this stuff is dispensed out of gumball-machines in the supermarket vestibules, which it most definitely certainly still-isn’t.
I wouldn’t necessarily argue that transitioning / maintenance hormones shouldn’t be as easy to buy as Bufferin T. M. , but the medical establishment isn’t having-that, and the closest that they would make it in terms of availability would be unlikely be easier to get than the most common mood-altering drugs like maybe the diazepam group, commonly represented by Valium.
What’s going-on in the Transgender community would best be described as “the ultimate” so-called “Perfect-Storm–.”
These drugs only just got okayed to be prescribed far more easily than they ever had been prescribed before, so they’ve only-been as available as they now are for the last four years or so.
The next “vector” or dynamic of the “storm,” is the fact that both providers and users of these drugs are utterly-focused on selectively prioritizing the dispensation of these drugs to people literally as young as possible, and you don’t have to debate the medical reasons for that with me. We all know that even by the time a kid is born the wrong gonadal sex, her or his hormones have even already at least subtlely changed their skeletal and muscular contours (ever-notice the already-dramatic difference in the profile-shape of a newborn’s head between a natal boy (deep rectangle) and a natal girl (downward-pointing right-triangle with the hypotenuse in the back)?), so that, even-if somehow they could figure-out that even a newborn could say, “Mummy, I don’t like my physical sex,” whatever hormones they would even-then already administer to them, would already have about four-months worth of extant-damage to have corrected.
I’m not going to quibble about the truckload of reasons doctors give or have for administering transitioning drugs as-early in the respective-patient’s life as-possible–.
However, there also is another side to it, and even that side has got more components to it than just a single one.
Somebody who knew they were Transgender decades before they even knew the word, isn’t just a so-called trender.
Let’s leave that at that for now, and get-back to the question about the weird coincidence between the fact that the drugs just underwent a decisive (explosive) increase in availability between five and ten years ago, and have been about as available ever since.
Only a very small portion of people ever received or utilized these drugs before, and guess what-else–: When they were getting them, they also were being indoctrinated for a long time, that what they were going to have to do once they had finished the Transitioning course on the drugs, would have become invisible, much as someone who otherwise would have joined the witness-protection-program. Even after that strenuous prohibition was relaxed, the tradition it embodied hung-on for a lot longer.
The increase-curve in the availability of transitioning drugs was anything-but-linear, and the sudden explosion of availability, plus the fact that the concentration of direction of these drugs has been to people who were no-older than this level of availability of these-drugs.
You know what we’ve got here, then–; it’s Lord-of the-Flies (at least half of it, meta-literally “on-steroids”)–.
Every other medical-breakthrough was tested uniformly on all ages of the population (except for pediatric-specific diseases where there was no social opposition to the treatment).
The kids that are going to have to face the gantlet of social disapproval have no working-mass of any mature-adult role-models to help guide them through the maze, or to explain to them what life for them would have been like, if they would have had to go through the rest of their whole life without the prospect of physically Transitioning, or at least to have to wait until their thirties or forties for it.
If they had to ponder just the extreme moral onus of being just a 10 year birth-year stretch away from probably never having been able to do this–; would they still be able to handle that, or would they back-up from it and see how much braver they might have been when they were 32? Sure, the hormones aren’t going to work truly quite as well then. But the person still would be more mature. Some people really-do just need that time to stop being, really still just teens inside. And I think that this is a trade-off that really needs to start being considered. Not necessarily first by the so-called prescribing-doctors–; whose training tells them to prioritize physiology, of course, but by the other members of the community for whom the ability of the person undertaking the journey to do so with wisdom, courage, and responsibility to those who will come after them along this path–; and who then will argue to those who are in a social position to advise these youths–; that 1. They don’t really have to Transition when they’re 18. If you aren’t ready to do it till you’re 32, we’ll still be there to support you through the process if you decide to do it then. And 2. That maybe you should hold-off on pursuing-that until you get older and more stable in ways other than your gender dysphoria. If you pursue the Transition process at the current time, the extreme pressures, and the uncertainties, are likely to induce crises and panic-based emotional failures in you that would not have happened at the later age. People who become emotionally distraught, are more likely to commit impetuous acts or acts of unnecessary desperation than were people who retained a greater degree of control. This is truly crucial for a movement that is both figuratively in its infancy as it is being tried-out on its first-ever generation, and almost-literally also in its infancy in terms of the fact that most of the people progess is experimenting on are almost too young to tie their own shoes yet.
As-far-as all the embarrassed face-palms about the gushy, smarmy, squealy, “I want my hormones, and I want-’em Now–!,” crowd apparently all-over Tumblr (I can’t-stand Tumblr for anything, and I wouldn’t subject-myself to what it would do to Transgender kids facing easy-hormone availability for the first generation in history–;) although even to a disheartening extent also on YouTube.
Here’s the facts: Before ready availability of Transitioning Hormones, people who undeniably-knew they were Transgender had at-best the option of what might have been limited passing privilege in certain communities where either the observers were open-minded about what women or men could actually have looked-like, or where they were generous about embracing the respective-people’s identity expression, or not judging or trying to degender them (insist that they were as-whom they were assigned-at-birth, and completely rejecting whatever otherwise efforts they made to express the contrary).
And for people who couldn’t even manage to “pass,” or “Present” even this well, the only-option was not to express their gender-identities at-all.
A person who doesn’t get to express something that profound or fundamental in the straightforward way, of dressing as what they know they actually are–; is going to find some roundabout, symbolic, or vicarious way to express it–; and generally that is not going to be any good whatsoever. I’m trying to stay away here from the fact that an extremely-disproportionate result of this actually is suicide, for reasons I hope to get-into later, but, yeah, that’s a fact, too, and one that even if we want to, we can’t really-afford to step-around.
And a person whose only opportunity to express it (straightforwardly, by manifesting as the gender that they experience), is through bitterly strenuously modifying either their physiology to change their physique and to a however minor degree also their physiognomy (facial-structure, chiefly based on muscle-mass and fat-distribution or the lack of it), through dieting, tight foundation-wear, or relentless, brutal, weight-training, do we really want to tell these people, that everything that they’d gone-through, from the time they were sixteen to the time they were whatever age they reached by the time they realized that yes, even-they could afford hormones, “hello–?,” that no, they’re too-old to get them. And it’s not just because of the physiological so-called efficacy-fade curve, but really much-more based-on the fact that there would be no social-support system for such would-be Transitioners, because everybody who’s doing it, is between 12 and 25. With a few stragglers out to 40, but pretty-much anything over that is, what’s the word for somebody who’s a real-outlier? Is that word freak, by any-chance–? So they were treated as freaks growing-up, and throughout their whole adult-lives up-until the time when they realized that maybe, even-they can afford-hormones–; and then, what do they find-out? That they (hey, why-ever Not–?) wish-to do-this–; just makes them a Freak all-over-Again! Can you even Think of a bigger Double-Bind? Sisyphus had-it-Better–!
It’s not even the fact that those of us who spent our lives to now making this sacrifice so that we could own at least a part of our Transgender Identites against the fact that we never yet were afforded HRT–; even-now again cannot–; it really is the fact that the only people who are afforded HRT are not merely just “too-young” to appreciate the fact that they are getting the equivalent of a free ride where anyone even ten years before them didn’t get any ride–; but the fact that even in this age-group, the ones who are getting it, the HRT–; are so segregated and cloistered, that they wouldn’t know an untransitioned Transgender adult if one ftm threw them high into the air, or one mtf did a killer drag burlesque-dance act in front of them.
Even when we older Untransitioned Transgenders do manage to pass–; it’s always-and-only with other people who are not part of that same YouTube / Tumblr crowd who are literally the New Face of The Movement–; much-older than the YouTube Transgenders, even when still much-younger than us–; and genrally not themselves Trans (unless they-themselves are actually post-Transition, very-successful, so that even-we can’t necessarily spot them–!)
The people spearheading the current form of The Movement are exactly the least likely people even to Notice that older, Untransitioned Transgender people actually even were Transgender–!
Additionally, if you put all the responsibility that until 5–10 years ago wasn’t even seen-fit to confer upon the vast-majority of even the most mature adult women and men–; in the hands of effectively nothing but teen-agers and post-adolescent, under-25’s–; it is more-than-inevitable that all you are going to do is rapidly to prove everything that the naysayers were insisting were going to happen if one would have afforded this ability to even anyone. Whatever can go-wrong, now will go-wrong, and it’s happening.
There hasn’t been a strong increase in so-called recidivism, and that is not high among the negative-consequences that even-I actually expected to have-seen happen.
But it is obvious that anyone who before the easy hormone access, wouldn’t have worn the girdles the wrenching stiletto-heels, pancake-makeup, or hot wigs, or been a steak-scarfing, non-stop gym-rat, let-alone “bound,” or “packed–;” wouldn’t have been Identity-expressing for the 20–40 or however many years between when they really started to realize that they had to do something still to see who they knew they really-were, when at least they looked-at-themselves in-the-mirror
Who’s to-say how committed some of these giddy 12–15 year-olds were about staying-the-course throughout a Transition process, or whether they wouldn’t have conflicts later with expectations based on their “corrected” exteriors, versus a degree of unconscious socialization to the contrary that in their lack of sufficient soul-searching before asking for this, failed to reveal to them that they actually still had had.
What’s making the fact that Transitioners are in the worst possible age-bracket to be either troubadors to the world for this revolutionary new policy, or to have formed any sort of so-called vanguard against the still largely-underground backlash that is destined to form against this.
Photos taken through the canopy of this unusual wide Scarlet Oak tree are characteristically Evocative.
Photos taken through the canopy of this unusual wide Scarlet Oak tree are characteristically Evocative.
And do you know who knows about that backlash–?
Photos taken directly of the foliage of the wide Scarlet-Oak at the end of the Street also have inspiring qualities.
Photos taken directly of the foliage of the wide Scarlet-Oak at the end of the Street also have inspiring qualities.
Yeah–! It’s we old bags and geezers out-here, who live in the trenches, and see it up-close and-personal every-day.
In conservative working class communities without university campuses.
And where are all the people who are getting the hormones living?
In college dormitories and affluent suburbs–!
The problem isn’t even economic anymore now that hormones are very affordable. What it is, now, is social, and if you’re in one of these other communities that doesn’t have garages on the houses, or college dormitories, basically, you’re not going to come-out (or, if you do, you’ll either get aggressively-degendered by every person you pass and every clerk in every store, as well as your adult-siblings and all your neighbors and if you’ve got a car, you can even leave your house) anywhere-there–.
And you can’t get-away from-it online, either.
Most of the YouTube feed is TeaParty far-right.
The problem with the obviously very-enlightened even if they remain ignorant on certain key-points, although this is to be expected, because truth is masked by mass-media,–; liberals, is that they’ve been scoffing at YouTube the way the Hare scoffed at The Tortoise, but the crisis is, that far too many of those so-called reactionaries, and a lot of the stuff that they do say, is either evil, because they have some kind of a mental problem, that made them really-believe these terrible things they were saying, or it’s just pandering, because they already know full-well what they were saying were dead-wrong, but that they just delighted in seeing how many suckers they could con, and they wanted to play Pied-Piper, or ideological Dr. Frankenstein, and see how many angry zombies they could send shambling down-the-hill with proverbial torches-and-pitchforks–; but even though many of them are often evil, or at-best, selectively-misinformed–; They Ain’t Stupid—! Most of them are smarter than whatever liberal journalists were out-there, and a few of them, I’m afraid I’m going to have to admit–; were outright geniuses–; although really quite-evil ones–!
DO-NOT TAKE THESE PEOPLE FOR-GRANTED–! I’M TELLING YOU THIS–! I KNOW FAR-MORE THAN I could say even through a Blog, less-still one that hasn’t had any readers yet–; but until I get to connect with someone, there isn’t any more that even could be revealed, at-least through-me.