Thursday Theories – Trans “Ideology”

This is probably one of the last times I am going to talk about this. Because all too often “people” call being trans a “ideology”. This same people are normally always from a Religion … which makes me

Also, it is very EASY and simple to find out about trans History. It’s not that difficult. So either, you don’t want to know because you love being a bigot, or you just really don’t care what trans people have to go through.

Literally the first time I wanted to learn, so I went to Google and put in trans, History.

There is no excuse under the sun, to NOT go and have a look. IF you care, if you don’t care. Then yeah, maybe MTG is a reliable “source” Also though…No.

So here as some Facts:

We’ll start with where the term comes from.

1897 – Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld founds the first gay liberation organization in Germany: the Scientific Humanitarian Committee.

1907 – Magnus Hirschfeld is introduced to Harry Benjamin.

1910 – Magnus Hirschfeld coins the terms ‘transvestite’ and ‘transsexual’.

1919 – Magnus Hirschfeld becomes one of sexology’s founding fathers when he opens the world’s first sexological institute, the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin. It becomes the first clinic to serve transgender people on a regular basis.

1949 – Harry Benjamin begins to treat transgender individuals in San Francisco with hormones.

Source: Trans History – The Proud Trust

Wikipedia Sources

1)The Gala (Sumerian: 𒍑𒆪 galaAkkadiankalû) were priests of the Sumerian goddess Inanna. They made up a significant number of the personnel of both temples and palaces, the central institutions of Mesopotamian city states. These were thought in modern times to have been individuals with neither male nor female gender identities.  In addition, some gala priests were women.

2) Because the galli castrated themselves and wore women’s clothing, accessories and makeup, some modern scholars have interpreted them as transgender.[Firmicus Maternus said “they say they are not men… they want to pass as women.” He elaborated, “Animated by some sort of reverential feeling, they actually have made this element [air] into a woman [Caelestis, the goddess]. For, because air is an intermediary between sea and sky, they honor it through priests who have womanish voices.”

3) Roman emperor Elagabalus (d. 222) preferred to be called a lady (rather than a lord), sought sex reassignment surgery, and has been seen as an early trans figure

4) Today, at least half a million hijras live in India and another half million in Bangladesh, legally recognized as a third gender, and many trans people are accepted in Thailand. In Arabia, khanith today (like earlier mukhannathun) fulfill a third gender role attested since the 600s. In Africa, many societies have traditional roles for trans women and trans men, some of which survive in the modern era amid recent widespread hostility. In the Americas prior to European colonization, as well as in some contemporary North American Indigenous cultures, there are social and ceremonial roles for third gender people, or those whose gender expression transforms, such as the Navajo nádleehi or the Zuni lhamana.

5) In colonial America, Thomas(ine) Hall in the 1600s adopted clothes and roles of both men and women, while in 1776 the genderless Public Universal Friend arose. 

Trans people have literally been in EVERY SINGLE CULTURE. Including those who knew nothing about the other cultures. Does that REALLY sound a ideology? Its not like Christianity, where certain Cultures and certain races of people embraced it and then ENFORCED it on others. In NO culture though, have they even been close to the majority. Just like the LGB community, they are not the majority.

WHAT IS TRANS HISTORY? From Activist and Academic Roots, a Field Takes Shape : Kritika Agarwal | May 1, 2018

So to the Christians, and any other Religions that persecute and harass trans people. If your Gods makes no mistakes, why would YOU call trans people a mistake? Maybe trans people are here to TEACH YOU a lesson? For once, it might actually be about you,lol. But you’re learning all the wrong lessons.

It’s perfectly fine to not understand. What is not fine is to just dismiss trans people, despite trans people being around before your “perfect, who makes no mistakes” creator. Especially when you have all this information at your fingertips. There’s no excuse for bigotry in the day and age, it’s just lazy, quiet frankly.

The Science behind the Trans brain

Is actually quiet new. The Nazi’s actually burnt down the first ever LGBT Science center, and a lot of the research was burned with it. (See above).

The Search for a ‘Cause’ of Transness Is Misguided : By Nat Mulkey on March 23, 2021: Scientific America

Most of the investigation into the biological basis of transness has been in the field of neuroscience. Postmortem studies conducted by Dick Swaab of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience suggested multiple differences in brain structure between transgender and cisgender individuals. These differences seem to indicate that transgender that transgender women and men have brain structures more similar to the brains of cisgender individuals of the same gender identity than cisgender individuals of the gender they were assigned at birth.

More recently, the field has moved from postmortem brain analysis to functional MRI studies. Cisgender men and women have previously been shown to have different brain areas engaged during a spatial-reasoning task. This research team found that both cisgender boys and transgender boys (assigned female at birth and on pubertal suppression therapy) had similar activation patterns during the task, compared to cisgender girls.

An individual should not need to justify their gender identity any more than someone would need to justify their eye color. 

Nat Mulkey – transgender nonbinary writer and fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

Gene variants provide insight into brain, body incongruence in transgender

Date:February 5, 2020

Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Summary: Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individuals.

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. “Gene variants provide insight into brain, body incongruence in transgender.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 February 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200205084203.htm>.

Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age

Date:May 24, 2018

Source: European Society of Endocrinology

Summary: Brain activity and structure in transgender adolescents more closely resembles the typical activation patterns of their desired gender, according to new research. The findings suggest that differences in brain function may occur early in development and that brain imaging may be a useful tool for earlier identification of transgenderism in young people.

European Society of Endocrinology. “Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524112351.htm>.

As you can see, there is more to trans people than what MTG “opinion” of them is.

Do I have to do this again?

The only thing that’s new is the term “trans” itself, that doesn’t mean though they just didn’t exist before then.

World Lion Day

In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a huge love for Lions and Lionesses.

Remembering Lions

World Lion Day is celebrated on August 10 of every year to raise awareness about lions and to mobilise support for their protection and conservation. According to the World Wide Fund for animals (WWF), even though a lion is often referred to as the “king of the jungle,” it actually only lives in grasslands and plains. There is however, The Asiatic lion is a Panthera leo leo population surviving today only in India. Since the turn of the 20th century, its range is restricted to Gir National Park and the surrounding areas in the Indian state of Gujarat. Historically, it inhabited much of the Middle East to northern India

In all honestly, I think I began to love Lions because of talking one from a book, and I’ve just love them ever since. My favourite is Mufasa, but I love them both.

Some Lion Facts:

Five wild lionesses grow a mane and start acting like males

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2106866-five-wild-lionesses-grow-a-mane-and-start-acting-like-males/#ixzz737EfvXG8

Lions can get their water from plants

There are thought to be as few as 23,000 lions left in the wild. When you think there are around 415,000 wild African elephants, you realise lion numbers are incredibly low. In fact, lions have disappeared from over 90% of their historical range.

Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world (behind tigers). 

Lions are the only known cat species where individuals roar together – with even young cubs joining in with their mews. The calling sequence usually lasts about 40 seconds. 


Stripy Yoshi

Murdoch and Scummo Sheepdom

So I had a funny comment the other day, and it made me really laugh, with them saying at the end “You probably wont publish this, but I’m aiming it at you”

Why wouldn’t I publish proof of cult thinking Australia? Proving my points? Haha…Long Post incomingI will also just say that I don’t write a lot about Australian politics, mainly because most of my readers, are from overseas. So, for myself, I don’t think my readers would have much interest. Also from 6pm last night, my state has gone into a week long lockdown.

So I’m going to write about a few points of why our current Prime Minister has the nicknames Scummo and Slomo.

1* Now, when the vaccines first came out. Scott Morrison said that we were right near the front of the queue to get the vaccines. Turns out, that wasn’t true. Not even close, not even half, lol. There has been such anger about it, because not even our first line responders are covered yet. And considering that our aged sector (which is a Federal Government responsibility) was hit really hard during COVID, you’d think there’d be more vaccinee rollouts … Nope …

Major Australian aged care provider reveals just 15% of staff vaccinated as sector demands changes to rollout – The Guardian, Christopher Knaus: Thu 8th July, 2021.

In fact, if you read that article, there is a little bit about the Private Schools getting the vaccines over aged care facilities. Mainly in NSW.

On the first part, despite assertions last year by the prime minister Scott Morrison that we were “front of the queue”, we have lagged well behind other nations. Most European countries began vaccinations just after Christmas, and the UK and US got going a bit earlier. Australia’s rollout only began on 22 February.

The Morrison government has fallen short in all areas of the Covid vaccine rollout

And in fact, a previous Prime Minister of Australia, has done more to help with vacciness.

2. Now you might recognize the name Kevin Rudd…He’s our former PM, who ended up creating the biggest online signed petition in Australia’s History. The petition? Seeking a royal commission into Murdoch media. Which gained over 500,000 signatures.

3. One of the biggest reasons that Scott Morrison is called “SloMo” has not only got to do with the VERY slow rollout of the vaccines, which probably would have helped NSW, and in turn, the rest of Australia. Our Prime Minister has a tendency to “run away” when major things happen. When, as his first term as PM, we had a major bush fire, he took off to Hawaii. When Australian’s weren’t allowed to travel, he was travelling to interstate and international sports events.

4. One of the things that I found funny about this comment, was when I was told Scott Morrisons religions was his own personal business. Which is correct, except that Scummo KEEPS making HIS Religion part of his “leadership”.

Thank God we’re turning to science to fight COVID-19Crispin Hull

Scott Morrison confirms he sought White House invite for Hillsong pastor Brian Houston

If you were going to extend a invitation to the White House, why not one of our many esteemed Aboriginal Leaders?

Oh yeah, our Prime Minister is part of Hillsong, you know that Church, where it’s Founder is in jail right now over sex exploitations.

Morrison’s Hillsong mate given $42m in grants

On Friday, March 13, the Prime Minister announced a ban on gatherings of 500 people, however the ban would not actually start until Monday. No reason was explicitly given for the delay between the announcement and the commencement of the ban, but Hillsong’s Colour Conference in Sydney’s North East was attended by over 3000 people on Saturday, March14th. As the crisis has continued to escalate the government has been forced to take stricter measures in regards to lockdowns. The NSW Police have been granted extra powers to enforce a mandatory lockdown where people can no longer leave the house for non-essential reasons. These restrictions are set to be lifted on July 1, which is conveniently one week before Hillsong’s next scheduled mega conference to be held at Qudos Bank Arena over 4 days. [Personal note: The conference is ironically titled ‘Breathe Again’ whilst we’re in the middle of an epidemic that attacks the respiratory system.]” Hillsong Gets Away Scott Free – Elle Black: Medium

5. Oh yeah, there was this too
Scott Morrison gets $11,000 pay rise on the day workers lose penalty rates

But there’s even better news for the Prime Minister if his tax cut package gets the Senate’s approval.

Mr Morrison stands to double his money and secure an $11,000-a-year tax cut in 2024 if he’s still in the top job. 

The independent remuneration tribunal announced a 2 per cent increase to all MPs’ pay on Thursday.

The Prime Minister has secured three pay rises in just a year, taking his annual salary to $549,229 annually.

Note* Over the past decade, there usually has been 60 to 70 sitting days in non-election years, dropping to around 50 sitting days in election years. However, 2019 will earn the dubious distinction of having the lowest number of sitting days in that period, with 35 of its 45 sitting days occurring after the May election. Again … The Prime Minister has secured three pay rises in just a year, taking his annual salary to $549,229 annually.

6...I am just going to write a list here of things that you can all look up, if you so choose:
Robodebt
Ruby Princess.
Sports Rort
Christian Porter
Brittany Higgins

7. I can’t even begin to explain to you all how badly the Prime Minister and Federal Government have attacked the Victorian People. Compared to NSW. Now NSW pretty much got the whole ball rolling with COVID in Australia, re the Ruby Princess. Including Federal Minister Spud Head Peter Dutton. Our current PM kept calling NSW the “Gold Star Standard” for COVID … Due to the slow response from the NSW state leader … and now this ….

Crisis meeting over tougher COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

Victoria Covid update: removalists from NSW banned after six more cases

NSW braces for a surge in coronavirus cases as outbreak infiltrates Sydney’s healthcare system

I can’t begin to stress, Australia did well (not so much NSW) because of our state leaders and the Australian people. Not because of our Prime Minister, or our Federal Government. They made the Australian people’s (especially Victorians) mental health worse, NOT better. We survived this (not so much NSW), because of US. Like, the Australian people have to survive this current Prime Ministers “term”. We did it, because of AUSTRALIANS. … Somehow, lol

Not once, has the Federal Government ever apologised for it’s failures resulting in deaths (COVID Aged Care deaths and Robodebt Suicides). They’ve never actually apologised for anything, when it comes down to it. Are they trying to tell us that they are perfect and never do anything wrong?

So, dear A Wondering Minstrel I am not only going to reply to you (which I did) but I am also going to publish your comment, on here as well. So everyone can see it…Happy =D What exactly are you doing?

As for Dan Andrews “lying”, he didn’t lie. He didn’t know. That’s not the same thing.

On Monday Mr Eccles was asked if he had passed it on to Mr Andrews. “I’m not saying that I didn’t. I’m saying that I’m not aware that I did or I didn’t,” he said.

At LEAST Dan Andrews can acknowledge problems, but also APOLIGISE‘S for them. You need to be able to prove that he knew, it’s no good saying he was given message’s THROUGH other people. As that means he was lying. Did Andrews reply to anyone?

Daniel Andrews issues ‘unreserved apology’ for hotel quarantine failures

Do you even care about what actually started COVID in Australia? Don’t you *think* that should be looked into as well? It’s “funny” how you’re all “Dan Andrews lied once”, but just ignore the Federals Government not only lack of responsibility for ANYTHING, but not apoligise and no inquiries either, the lying. Is that because Morrison will just run away again?

When you honestly look at that list, do you actually think Andrews “lying” is really the worst that anyone in our current Government is doing? Too even get into as well:
Robodebt
Ruby Princess.
Sports Rort
Christian Porter
Brittany Higgins

As well as the disrespect that Morrison has to shown to WOMEN in Parliament. Honestly, I could keep writing all week with what Morrison does.

Like, really…I can tell that you don’t know what you’re doing. I have no idea what you even mean by “racism” I suspect that’s just a buzzword you like to throw out, lol

In short, if you don’t want to be embarrassed with your own stupidity. Don’t challenge me to not post your comments, Murdoch Sheeps…I totally will, and I will embarrassed you with the facts.

Thursday Theories – Ares

I just watched the most interesting documentary on the “evolution” of Ares/Mars.

Here I was thinking (and maybe some of you), that Ares was beloved and highly revered in Ancient Greece Times.

I was wrong!

According to the Documentary I watched, Ares was actually not that revered and was quiet loathed.

In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.

This is why I love learning, I just assumed, due mainly to the Hollywood versions, I guess. That Ares was a beloved and revered God. In reality, he was not.

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In reality, and not the Hollywood films. Ares was the most despised God and Goddesses. As I watched the Documentary, I could understand why though.

Even in Modern times, most people don’t like War and try to avoid it. Unfortunately, for the Ancient Greeks, War was a every day part of life. However, like all Wars. Wars only bring death (generally of young life), famine, plagues. War generally doesn’t bring anything good.

Unlike modern times, ancient times, War, would have seemed like a necessity. A necessity, but never wanted.

Which then makes sense of why the ancient Greeks wouldn’t have liked Ares himself either. Anytime Ares was around, would have meant death of family and friends, more than likely famine or a plague.

In mythology, the Amazons were daughters of Ares. Which is why the Amazons, had such a vile reputation. Not anything like the DC representation we see now. They were thought to dwell at the edge of what the Greeks considered their ‘civilized’ world and were most often associated with the area around the southern coast of the Black Sea, the city-state, Themiskyra.  Men were only welcomed for breeding purposes, and they killed male infants.

Of course though, the Amazons are only a Myth. There’s no real proof that they actually existed.

Mars Uncovered, BBC Four — Bettany Hughes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p073vng8

BBC Four – Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War 18 March 2019, Presenter: Bettany Hughes ; Executive Producer Rachel Bell, video

Protected Beliefs

What with the Maya Forstater case recently, what a better time to explain what “protected belief” means and what it does not mean.

Layman wise it’s means you can believe whatever you want. Also layman wise, it also means you CANNOT harass, discriminate and be violent towards others.

So you can believe there is a man who lives in the moon.

You can have a religious belief.

You can believe that Unicorns truly do exist.

You can “believe” that white people are better than POC.

You can believe that the earth is flat.

You can believe that wearing a mask is restricting your speech.

This is all protected.

What is not protected, is harassing, demeaning, degrading and being violent towards other people who don’t believe in what you believe in. Just like others can’t do that towards you and what you believe in.

It’s been interesting to see TERFs and Gender Criticals bragging how MF “won”. All she won was the opportunity to appeal at the employment tribunal. Which she would probably still lose anyway, it’ll be interesting to see if she goes for it. She also “won” the confirmation that what she thinks IS a belief. I really wish the main stream media, would be a bit smarter than this. But then again, we are talking about main stream media.

A little bit of LGBT “Science”

Just a quick blog about some of the History behind LGBT. I decided to write this, because a lot of TERFs and Gender Criticals don’t like being compared to the Far Right, Fascists’, or the beginning of the Nazis. Honestly, I don’t care if you don’t like being compared to a group that you don’t like, especially if you are doing what they do, or what they have done.

Expect a lot of “Did you know”

So…Did you know that the Nazi’s actually burnt down the first “modern day” LGBTQIA learning center?

LGBTQ Institute in Germany was burned down by Nazi’s – Teen Vogue, 2017: LUCY DIAVOLO

On May 6, 1933, Nazi demonstrators raided the libraries of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, a German name that roughly translates to the Institute of Sexology. The Institute was a privately operated research space for studies of human sexuality. More than 20,000 books were taken from shelves and burned days later in the streets by Nazi youth groups.

It was a blow to the life’s work of Magnus Hirschfeld, the institute’s founder. Hirschfeld, was himself Jewish and gay. He was a pioneer for rights and liberation in Berlins LGBTQ community. Founding the institute in 1919, after beginning his career as an activist in 1896, he created the pamphlet Sappho and Socrates, about a gay man who took his own life after he felt he was being coerced into a straight marriage.

The resources and data at Institut für Sexualwissenschaft were never replaced.

Teen Vogue Lucy Diavolo

The next two links, are links to papers that demonstrate how the a trans brain works and how a gay brain works. These are very complicated. These are actual academic papers, and are not from teen vogue.

It should also be noted that LGBTQIA is a relatively new “Science”, so not everything is 100% known. Especially since the destruction of Magnus Hirschfeld’s work, there’s hasn’t been much to go on. Other than how older cultures and religions have represented the LGBTQIA community.

Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age”

European Society of Endocrinology. “Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524112351.htm>.

Structural connections in the brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation

Burke, S.M., Manzouri, A.H. & Savic, I. Structural connections in the brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation. Sci Rep 7, 17954 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17352-8

Breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment: nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands

This large nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands showed an increased risk of breast cancer in trans women compared with cisgender men. The risk in trans women is still lower than in Dutch cisgender women and resembles a more female type of breast cancer and hormone receptor status. In trans men, a lower risk compared with Dutch cisgender women was observed.

Part of the studies conclusion from the BMJ

de Blok C J M, Wiepjes C M, Nota N M, van Engelen K, Adank M A, Dreijerink K M A et al. Breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment: nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands BMJ 2019; 365 :l1652 doi:10.1136/bmj.l1652

This is a completely fascinating paper. If you don’t want to read too much, and you’re like me. Not very smart, Science-wise. This has pictures! Haha … Showing the differences, and you can definitely see them!

After May the 4th and May the 5th

Comes May the 6th!

Here’s a few things that have happened on May the 6th (over different years).

  • 2004 The final episode of Friends is aired
  • 1994 The Channel Tunnel linking the United Kingdom with France is opened
  • 1992 Marlene Dietrich passes
  • 1976 A massive earthquake hits northeast Italy
  • 1957 The last episode of “I Love Lucy” aired
  • 1937 The Hindenburg zeppelin filled with hydrogen goes up in flames – killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard.
  • 1915 American baseball player Babe Ruth, hit his first major league home run; he finished his career with 714 homers, a record that stood until 1974.
  • 1877 Crazy Horse, a leader in the Sioux resistance to European Americans’ invasion of the northern Great Plains, surrendered in Nebraska.

Learn, will you

Not a difficult concept.

So I am going to write a list of things, that in my mind make sense. But others seem to have difficulty with this concept. When trans became more legal. That is usually a sign that it’s becoming more socially acceptable as well. Other things that increased when it become legal or more socially acceptable.

  • Gay and Lesbian
  • and by extension LGBTQIA+
  • Left Handers
  • Women voting (I’m sure the numbers of women voting increased).
  • Different religions, well, some of the actual first religions, being “accepted” into Christian societies.
  • When vaccinations came along, and especially when they became safer.

Why I find some other people weird

I was thinking about how some people out there, mainly your Conservative Christians or Conservative Religious people. How one of their complaints about trans people is that “God didn’t make a mistake, so stop trying to change your sex”. Now as we all know trans gender people know they can’t actually change sex. (Although with Science this is not actually that far off).

Whose saying though that God made a “mistake”? Apparently God doesn’t make mistakes? And who are they to question whether or not God made a mistake?

The same people who say to others to stop changing their bodies, because God doesn’t make mistakes. Are also the same people who:

  • Want surgeries done on intersex infants
  • Bleach their hair, change their hair
  • Straighten their teeth
  • By glasses and contact lenses
  • Don’t stop (and sometimes get some themselves) people from cosmetic surgeries.
  • They use make up.
  • Fight against people getting abortions.