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Keep On Hatin’ WWBT’s

I see the WWBT’s are still hatin.

I just spent a lovely two days at a conference in which the participants were laughing at y’all.  They noted the outright hatred you WWBT’s have for lil old award winning chocolate me with the blog that ‘nobody’ reads.

Autumn Sandeen at Pam’s House Blend just wrote a post that engages in piling on A.G.Casebeer.  Because of my now twelve year and continuing friendship with him, the WWBT’s are trying and failing miserably to use it as a vehicle to attack me.

Okay, the man apologized for the comment and I posted it on this blog.  We all know what’s going on here.  You’re trying to deflect attention away from the unjust UN paper two white first world lesbians wrote that attempts to deny trans people around the world human rights coverage.   You don’t want people paying closer attention to the fact that when it comes to ‘equality’, the rainbow community has people in it that don’t practice what they preach at others.

They don’t want people digging deeper into the fact that radical lesbian separatists have acted for over 30 years and continue to act as agents for the Forces of Intolerance when it comes to opposing trans human rights and are  crying white woman’s tears because they’re being called on it.

And for once, it ain’t just people of color calling their behinds on it..

In your zeal to paint me as a ‘racist’, you continue to deliberately ignore the fact I’ve been just as hard on my own people as a sector of you presume I’ve been on y’all.    The repeated ‘racist’ straw man is getting so old that my friends have turned it into a joke when they greet me.

But let me attempt to school you delusional WWBT’s one more time.

Racism=prejudice plus systemic power.  That’s something y’all should have learned and retained from Sociology 101 but obviously didn’t .

No person of color has the power on an individual or group level to keep any white person from doing whatever they wish.  But as Brennan and Hungerford just proved with their unjust paper, by dint of their white skin and privilege, the opposite is certainly true.

And don’t even try in the comment section to claim President Obama has that power.   If he did, he wouldn’t have had to spend time doing a press conference in May over his fracking birth certificate because a group of white people led by an immigrant no less named Orly Taitz has falsely claimed for two years he wasn’t a citizen.

Your WWBT calls  for ‘stripping me on any positions in the trans community’ smack of the same arrogance and white privilege the group of Republican white women who were pissed off at Oprah were drunk on and exercised in 2008.  They got huffy because she wouldn’t violate her stated ‘no political interviews during the election’ policy and conduct one with Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election campaign

They swore they would boycott and take down Oprah.   And how did that work out for them?  Those same ones loudly selling woof tickets then were probably begging for tickets to get into United Center for her last sold out shows.

And oh yeah, didn’t you ubermenschen claim you weren’t part of the trans community?

You WWBT’s are not going to hold me to a shifting standard that you don’t apply and don’t intend to apply to yourselves.  I’m not going to stop calling out you WWBT’s about your hypocrisy, your racism and your selling out your transbrothers and transsisters of all ethnicities for your own selfishness and comfort.   I’m not going to stop pointing out that elements of this community like wearing white sheets under their dresses, or that the leadership ranks of it are as monoethnic as a Republican party meeting.

I’m also going to continue speaking my truth and looking at issues in this community through an Afrocentric viewpoint.   If you don’t like that, you can go to Hades and catch the 666 bus to get there.

The more you attack me, the more you continue to prove everything I’ve said about you WWBT’s and the worse you look to non-white transpeople and our allies.

And still I rise.

I smell the grease from the Hater Tots you’re cooking and the aroma of the Vanilla Ice flavored Hateraid you’re consuming from 55 gallon drums.   So is everyone else who is peeping your game right now.

Go back to those radical lesbian separatist feminists you pal around with that are still uttering hateful disco era rhetoric about transpeople and have worked for decades to deny transpeople the very human rights coverage that they enjoy.

Cross-posted from Transgriot

  • Transgriot

    Carolyn, with all due respect, whiteness and white privilege does play into their attitude that they have the gravitas to write an unjust paper to the United Nations that will be listened to.   

    Whiteness plays into their mindset that they have the ‘right’ to disenfranchise people they don’t like from enjoying the same human rights they do.   

    Whiteness and white privilege also has them because they got called on their bigotry, playing the ‘white women’s tears’ card to get out of being called on their racism

    • Anonymous

      Two words: Don Lemon.

      • Monicar62

        Valerie, two words for you:   false equivalency.

        • Anonymous

          In what way? Here we have people telling the trans community how they should construct their politics and attempt to procure their basic human rights and doing it from a very cissexist place that they call supportive.

    • Anonymous

      And I hate to double post but ask Chris Crocker how seriously her tears were taken. Intersections of class/transness/heteronormativity/femmephobia do tend to play a role.

  • Monica, please stop beating about the bush and tell us what you really think! 😉

    I disagree that whiteness (?) had anything to do with Brennan & Hungerford’s discriminatory odiousness; I do think they didn’t pay any thought to any  implications beyond saying “yuck to men in skirts!” (Says a man in a skirt…) In other words, race doesn’t figure into their efforts at discrimination because they’re so blinkered I don’t think it even occurred to them! 

    Which just proves how limited and narrow their “thinking” was and is.

    mill: White Woman Born Transsexual

  • Ranmara

    Yeah I’ve read tons of commentaries on gender politics and have no idea what a WWBT is either

  • mill

    what the fuck is a WWBT?

    • Anonymous

      It’s Monica’s method of framing all transmisogyny as racist as though there are no trans cissexists of colour. (White Woman-Born-Transsexual)

      You know, kind of like how some people in the cisLGB community like to assume that transphobia is a ‘bre***r’ thing. Much easier to be an activist that way.

      • Monicar62

        No Valerie, it’s talking about a specific group of transsexual self haters who ARE racist

        • Anonymous

          That’s new to me. I point out that there are non-white women who identify as WBT, to the point of linking to my blog, and you dismiss that as seriously busted… Now of course, you didn’t mean that?

          Alright, let’s give you the benefit of the doubt then, and when you say:

          “Well girls, it’s truth in advertising time.  I transitioned in 1994, and I don’t see Black or Latina transwomen 
          engaged in intramural ‘trans than thou’ semantics wars in the transosphere.  That seems to be
          an activity repetitively engaged in by a small minority of white trans women.. ”


          “I have repeatedly seen this
          come up far too often during my time interacting in the trans community between predominately
          late transitioning privilege laden white transwomen advocating
          separation based on SRS acquired genitalia.   It’s why I add the extra
          ‘W’ to WBT because it’s frankly, truth in advertising.”

          You’re not trying to say that it’s only white trans women (two words, please, you can degender yourself if you like, but not me,) pushing cissexism? Throw a P for Predominantly into that acronym and then we have ‘truth in advertising’ oh, and ‘late-transitioning’ certainly wasn’t meant to evoke ‘doesn’t pass’ or ‘residual male privilege’ at all, was it?

          Or when you go on to write:

          “I’m a Phenomenal Transwoman [sic] who like her biosisters…”

          You’re surely not feeding the cis=natural trans=unnatural meme there, are you? Or when you write:

          “Would you like some Haterade to wash down those hater tots you’ve been
          serving up in your WWBT hateosphere concerning moi lately? 

          […] you Sarah Palin wannabees:”

          Wannabees never gets thrown at trans women to degender them, does it?

          You wouldn’t still be attempting to cast these trans women as inauthentic (I just think they’re horrifyingly insecure. And I buy the classism argument, but I think they just don’t realize that their classism will have ethnic implications, like most classists, (Intersection of privilege, you see.) they like rich people of any colour who share their professional-class values, they just hate poor people and the nouveau not-poor.) when you, in your article, “Another Day, Another WWBT Lie Debunked,” use a picture of famous actress and sexual assault victim Jeri Ryan as 7 of 9… surely you just used that picture not because she was depicting a cyborg and rather was an uptight aryan-looking-type with overly coiffed blonde hair.

          I know it feels good, but this kind of rhetoric, where you degender your opponents with subtle dog-whistle language, undermines your case.

          • Monicar62

            Ho hum Valerie….when you come up with a cogent argument that isn’t full of strawmen…let me know okay

            I can pull quotes out of the over 4000 posts I written at TransGriot too>

            Frankly, we’re tired of looking inferior when compared to our white
            trans brothers and sisters,  frustrated that we seem impotent as we take
            the brunt of the oppression aimed at this community and are fed up with
            looking apologetic while insults are hurled at us by friend and foe
            alike.      ‘Time To Tap Into Past Lessons’   

            While some of the white-run trans organizations may try, they don’t have
            knowledge of the unique issues inherent with being an African descended
            transperson, nor are they rushing to be fierce advocates for them as
            evidenced by the lack of diversity in their organizational structures.    ‘Up, Up You Mighty African Descended Transpeople’

            This is a message that needs to sink in today and beyond King Day.  If
            you claim to love all Black people, then by extension that means Black
            transpeople are included in that definition as well.   
            ‘Loving Black People Includes Loving Black Transpeople As Well’

            I’m a Phenomenal Transwoman who is proud to be militantly Black and
            trans. But one of the things I share with my cis sisters is having to fend off attacks on our images from people who aren’t qualified to be members of the femininity police.  
            ‘Damn Black People- Can You Chill With The Transphobia?

            ‘That brings me to another ingredient in the evolutionary path, knowing
            our history. You have to look at the fact that we are descended from
            people that survived the Middle Passage. A gender transition is nothing
            compared to what Black women endured during slavery, emancipation and
            still endure even today, but still found ways to uplift our race, this
            country and themselves. Once you put a gender transition in that
            context, it makes me feel sometimes that I have to step up my game and
            be on point just to be worthy of Black womanhood.
            ‘Evolving Into Black Womanhood’ 


          • Anonymous

            Yes, but you see, producing quotes that match your stated explanation of your position is not really like producing quotes that belie it.

            It’s like the other article on Sam Seder: He’s in favour of respecting LGBT individuals… until they get in the way of his liberal politics…

            You’re respectful of people’s genders… until.. well, I don’t know what your trigger is, nor would I care to find out. Same rules apply though.