(Reprinted from SophiaBotha.com)
I know these days to some in the trans community it’s somewhat politically incorrect to express the classical differentiate between transsexuals & transvestites, but it’s from the more transvestic side of the transgender spectrum which I’ve had most grief for having wanted to go fulltime living as the woman & to seek gender reassignment surgery.
If you’re some guy who wants to dress up like Miss Whiplash to get your kicks then hey whatever gets you through the night & I certainly defend the freedom of any guy to do so, but personally dressing up in fetish gear isn’t something I want to personally want to indulge in nor do I either want to be personally associated with. I guess transvestic festishists aren’t going to get as to why I & other transwomen feel the compulsion not to just dress as women but in fact be women as for them dressing up as women is just purely about getting sexually aroused & so some of them do tend to think that transsexuals are something of a brainwashed anti-sex prudish body mutilation cult, which is kind of ironic when thinking that there are some in wider society who seem to think we are deviant body mutilation cult.
"And so we have arrived at a historic moment when even an anti-war argument is presented as an argument for military supremacy. It's not that intervention in Syria will be brutal or pointless or likely to promote the region's collapse into perpetual bloodshed. It's that the military is sick of unworthy 'civilian masters' telling it what to do."
Full story here.
If you get a chance to catch last night's archived show, you'll hear that gonzo queer journalist Walter Thomas Beck III managed to sneak behind my iron emotional curtain and catch a glimpse of the real Mikester ... This was both disturbing, and thrilling to me, as my life experience is the foundation of my strength as an advocate.
It's pretty intense, and I haven't gone into detail publicly; at least not in a "tell-all-exposé" kind of way. We only scratched the surface even last night ... That's all about to change!! I can't confirm any details but I've agreed to a special interview that will dig up all the dirt and put it out there once and for all.
Stay tuned for exciting announcements about this, and related projects that came out of last night's show. We are about to redefine the term "sensationalism"!! I would not be surprised if we redefine the art of political advocacy itself. Welcome to the #ARTPOP era, bitches. SHIT IS ABOUT TO GET REAL.
OK, I can see why referring to her as "Private Manning" is plausibly the best strategy for her pardon campaign, but if anybody has earned the right to have her wishes respected, and for her supporters to honor that in the course of our advocacy, it is Chelsea.
She has sacrificed over 35 years of her life to bring us truth, and it says a lot about American society that 1) many are pissed at her merely for doing so and 2) many who weren't, would still withhold their support if we openly and boldly called her Chelsea.
Everything about what she has done holds a mirror up to America and shows how ugly we are; and yet what beauty remains that among us are women of her character. THANK YOU CHELSEA MANNING!! I, FOR ONE, SALUTE YOU!!