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Word of the Day: ‘Transmisogyny’

Posted on | January 16, 2014 | 125 Comments

Transgender feminist @papierhache reacted to yesterday’s notice exactly as predicted, by claiming victimhood, denouncing me as a bully “with sycophant minions” (that would be you, dear readers), and generally lecturing that I am the pluperfect example of how “people … use social media to orchestrate abusive behavior.”

Remember: @papierhache jumped into my timeline in response to incitement by a troll trying to stir up trouble because I’d used the common slang “shemale” in promoting a post about conflicts between transgender activists and radical lesbian feminists. And after sending me multiple messages condemning me as a terrible hater — because slang is the New Fascism — @papierhache evidently thought she would evade further criticism for her moralistic posturing.

Think again, sweetheart.

Criticism is “abuse,” disagreement is “harassment,” and contradictory facts are “hate” in the Orwellian lexicon of the Left.

Should we ignore these phony victimhood claims or laugh them off as trivial? No, because the Left is attempting to silence their critics by categorizing dissent as hate speech — exactly the point that originally called my attention to this bizarre conflict:

RadFem 2013 was a conference in London, which resulted in a gigantic controversy because radical feminists insisted on excluding the “transgendered” from their female-only event, and one of the featured speakers, Australian lesbian feminist Professor Sheila Jeffreys, was about to publish a new book, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism, that was deeply offensive to the “T” people represented in the LGBT acronym. . . .
At one point in April, the venue tried to cancel the event after discovering that “certain language was used and some statements were made about transgender people that would go against our equalities and diversity policy.”

That was a blue-on-blue conflict between two competing tribes of far-left fringe extremists, but as such it was a classic example of the tactics of thought control the Left finds acceptable. Strange as it is to say, in this example, I agree with the radical feminists. If they wish to restrict their gathering to “cis females” (genetic women), the “trans women” have no right to demand inclusion.

For transgender activists to seek to shut down a radical feminist conference because it violates a “diversity policy” is a profound irony. The Competitive Victimhood Derby, as I have called it, is ultimately a zero-sum game, and you can scarcely blame lesbian feminists for complaining when they find people who were born male trying to co-opt the feminist brand. But this is what transgender feminism is, and one of Kat Hache’s transcomrades has a column at Feministing that includes this:

When I wrote a rebuttal to the flagrant transmisogyny evinced by Julie Burchill in her now-infamous Observer editorial, I was careful to keep the focus on what she said while also ensuring that her fundamental humanity remained in the frame of my criticism. I spared her no critique, but I targeted what was fair game: the written record of her words and ideas, the very things she had submitted to a public forum. To tell her to kill herself or worse, as some did, was unaccountably out of bounds.

“Flagrant transmisogyny”? Julie Burchill? That rang a bell:

Transsexual Bullies Successfully Censor
Feminist Writers Who Criticized Them

Have you forgotten? Suzanne Moore, a columnist for the British New Statesman, complained about beauty standards which present “the ideal body shape” for women as “that of a Brazilian transsexual.” Moore was inundated with criticism, and one of her feminist allies, Julie Burchill, derided Moore’s antagonists as “a bunch of dicks in chicks’ clothing” and “bed-wetters in bad wigs.”

Strange as it may seem, the feminists were completely routed by the transgender community in that conflict, demonstrating who now possesses the superior claim of victimhood, so that feminists are now riding in the back of their own bus, so to speak.

The transgender activists who silenced their feminist critics — the Guardian actually unpublished one of Burchill’s columns — nevertheless claim they are the ones at risk of being silenced:

I shall continue to write in spite of having been threatened with rape, in spite of having been told that I’m a “shemale feminazi with too much sand in her fake vagina,” in spite of having been called every misogynist, transmisogynist, and transphobic slur in the book many times over, and in spite of having been accused of “man-hating, race-baiting, white-hating,” and the utterly unreal crime of “misandry.” In spite of being called too loud, too shrill, too whiny, too sexist (against men, of course), and “heterophobic.” In spite of being told I should avoid graduate school unless I had a “rich boyfriend.” In spite of all that, I speak.

Katherine Cross, formerly a man, is now a better feminist than you, Julie Burchill, and she expects to be celebrated for her courage. Meanwhile, “bullying the marginalized” . . .

Yes, of course! The courageous Kat Heche, barely 12 hours after taunting me as “emasculated” (!) now decides that her critics are engaged in “textbook psychological projection.”

Oh, what delicious layers and layers of irony . . .



125 Responses to “Word of the Day: ‘Transmisogyny’”

  1. SPQR9
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    There is icing on the icing on the layers and layers of irony.

    I find something funny that is different from what amuses you, McCain. Faced with the piece from you, they could have actually taken the opportunity to explain why it is that they think their position is the correct one in the midst of this kerfluffle of fluff. Instead, they run out of their victimhood cocoon long enough to try to slap you, then run back to their cocoon screaming “he hit me”.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm
  3. robertstacymccain
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    If you’ll go take a long look at Heche’s Twitter timeline, you’ll find lots of pompous lecturing in the pseudo-intellectual jargon of Critical Theory.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:37 pm

    Have you noticed all this transsexual talk is prompting the side bar advertisements to have things about “SheMale” dating sites.

    Oh my!

  5. SPQR9
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    Yep, I saw it but my interpretation was that it all boiled down to “I’m more victim than you”.

  6. concern00
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Don’t forget transmisandry.

  7. Quartermaster
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    I haven’t seen those, but I do get Etsy and Light in The Box with Japanese models showing off some pretty nice lingerie.

  8. Quartermaster
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    “Sackless insecurity.” Sad, sad projection. Mental illness on parade.

  9. SarahW
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    I don’t know what’s real anymore. Is her trolling some kind of performance art?

  10. concern00
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    …and you hinted at it before, but Kat’s language is extremely masculine.

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    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

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  12. Steve Skubinna
    January 16th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

    So this persons contacts you, to tell you not to talk to her, and then won’t shut up about you?

    Gee, wish I had an obsessive stalker. Let us know when Hache camps outside your home with a bullhorn, bellowing “Stop oppressing me!”

    What’s the opposite of a restraining order? Because that’s what’s coming next. A court order to not ignore Special Snowflake.

  13. Zohydro
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    If all of us are promoted to “sycophant minion” status, what does that make Wombat now?

  14. La Pucelle
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    “The Competitive Victimhood Derby”

    Otherwise known as the Oppression Olympics.

  15. Zohydro
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    I can “chat now” with comely Ukrainian women, and get a new, lower price on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9…

  16. Mm
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    (1) I don’t understand why anyone indulges this guy by referring to him with feminine pronouns.
    (2). So, he has “cajones?” as opposed to “cojones?” Cajones are drawers. Cojones refers to testicular fortitude. I believe that Kate does have a lot of drawers, but no testicular fortitude.

  17. Mm
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:34 pm


  18. Hanzo
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

    “I have more cajones….”, is he/she/it just trying to tell us that he/she/it has 3 instead of 2?

  19. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

    Heh. These people by embracing the delusion, magical thinking, perversity and soi-disant victim-hood have become what they purportedly are against, to wit, Hateful intolerance personified, Their end appears to be permanent residence in Hell. Or Detroit. Not much difference between the two …

  20. Hanzo
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    “Senior Sycophant Minion”, I guess.

  21. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    Probably has a mason jar full of friend’s testiculi …

  22. RKae
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

    Oh, God! There’s probably a word for THAT, too! …And probably a support group, and an activist group, and a list of demands from society, and… etc.

  23. Hanzo
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

    You’re right. The irony just drips from the time they begin the tirade du jour until the next crapfest. Their level of pure unadulterated self-loathing and resentment to all others different than themselves is fascinating.

  24. RKae
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    Special note to all those “marginalized” people who swear they aren’t crazy because “I’ve always thought this way, ever since childhood”: Just because you’ve had a notion since childhood doesn’t mean it isn’t crazy. Crazy thoughts don’t have expiration dates.

  25. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    Heh. He is simply a castrated white male running a game on society, feminists and lesbians in particular. Very akin to the game pimps engage in.

  26. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

    Prepaid funeral plans and no qualifying life insurance is what I get … go figure!

  27. Steve Skubinna
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    I think henchman is above minion. Top of the sycophant tree is trusted lieutenant.

  28. Mike G.
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    I was thinking a raise was in order…zero plus zero still equals zero

  29. Steve Skubinna
    January 16th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    True. You can start out barking batshit nuts and thirty years later you can be just as nuts. So what you do is unilaterally declare nuts the New Normal. Then the people who are not nuts become h8erz.

  30. Finrod Felagund
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

    I think that it makes Stacy be Gru and either Smitty or Wombat be Dr. Nefario.

    Little. Yellow. Different!

  31. concern00
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

    Surely under Obamacare, healthy Americans can be expected to cover these pre-existing conditions (both mental and physical)?

  32. concern00
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

    I wonder if he keeps his in a jar. For nostalgia reasons.

  33. M. Thompson
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    Smitty is Eeeeeeevil Overlord R. S. McCain’s Wisely Trusted Lieutenant, Wombat-Socho is the Unwisely Trusted Lieutenant, and the rest of us are minions of differing levels based on posting.

  34. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

    At least they could do a viagra/ED ad to give you some hope! Even down in purgatory.

  35. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

    Probaby bronzed and on a leather thong around the neck. Even bronzed raisins clank …

  36. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    Even under Ocare, all Americans are expected to purchase these items themselves. As it should be!

  37. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

    It always comes back to re-defined Marxism …

  38. Jim R.
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    Dude, that was beautiful. Maybe even sublime.

  39. concern00
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    There is so much golden comic material here that is wasted in our PC culture.

  40. concern00
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

    …but subsidized by the healthy, surely? Most trannies don’t enjoy the affluence of their LGBT associates.

  41. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

    Nope. No subsidies at all for anyone. Die without a plan or family money or life insurance? The county will cremate you and put your ashes in “potter’s field”.
    Want a plan or a cheap (small) life insurance policy? Buy them yourself. Old dying farts like me have to pay full price as do young and healthy (?) trans’. Boo Hoo, welcome to reality based outcomes!

  42. Adjoran
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

    Is it really “her” trolling when “she” still has testicles?

    I mean, I saw a claim of that once on a carnival sideshow tent, but thought freak shows were banned as “insenstive” long ago. It deprived all the freaks of their livelihood, but prevented their exploitation by “The Man.”

  43. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    Too true. These sad and deluded folk do not realize what a parody they have made themselves …

  44. Adjoran
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    He only wishes he were as sackless as he projects, too.

    “If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out.”

  45. Alan Markus
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    I had noticed that too – despite the physical change and identification to female sex, there still is a male living inside her/his brain.

    Which brings to mind a whole different dynamic. A man gets a sex change because: A) he really wants to be with lesbian women and is willing to give up his manhood for access to lesbian women or B) he really is a homosexual, desires straight men, and is willing to give up his manhood for access to straight men.

    I’m sure there are all sorts of combinations, I’m not really up on all the possibilities.

  46. Adjoran
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    Did you check out the voice?

    It was almost as masculine as Susan Estrich’s after a pack of Virginia Slims and a few Cosmopolitans.

  47. Adjoran
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

    ACT II, in which Kat demonstrates you do not need a vagina to be a complete pussy.

  48. Zohydro
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

    “Polyorchidism”… It’s quite rare…

  49. trangbang68
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    You hand in your ticket
    And you go watch the geek
    Who immediately walks up to you
    When he hears you speak
    And says, “How does it feel
    To be such a freak ?”
    And you say, “Impossible”
    As he hands you a bone.

    And something is happening here
    But you don’t know what it is
    Do you, Mister Heche?

  50. YoLaTengo
    January 16th, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    An awful lot of hot air to cover up the simple fact that you despise queers. It’s pretty transparent too.

    Your welcome.