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One factor in the rapid triumph of World War T is the opportunity it gives some powerful men to rack up massive Diversity Points by publicizing their friendships with trans “women.” For a male politician, friendship with a trans “woman” comes with about 100X times the Pokemon Points of a normal woman; and, even better, the trans don’t chatter on and on about boring girl stuff like real women do. For example, consider the new right-of-center Australian prime minister Tony Abbott and his old cricket buddy Lt. Col. Malcolm “Cate” McGregor:

Tony Abbott to introduce Australian Story for transgender friend Cate McGregor
February 20, 2014
Judith Ireland

Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have recently had some stern words for the ABC, but he will be in a friendlier mood next Monday, when he introduces the Australian Story for his friend Cate McGregor.

The ABC program will next week feature Lieutenant Colonel McGregor, an army officer and cricket expert who is also one of Australia’s most high profile transgender people.

It is well known that Mr Abbott is a long-standing friend of Lieutenant Colonel McGregor, after the two met in their student days.

At the time, Mr Abbott said that he and Lieutenant Colonel McGregor – who has also been a speech writer for army chief David Morrison – had been in a ”few scrapes together over the years”.

”She has, as you know, an interesting personal story.”

Last year, the army officer described Mr Abbott as one her her longest continuous friends.

She told the ABC that she withdrew for several months during 2012 when she transitioned from her old identity as Malcolm McGregor.

When she finally got back in contact with Mr Abbott and told him what was going on, he said: ”It changes nothing.”

 
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  1. Here is some on topic diversity science:

    Women Penalized for Promoting Women, Study Finds

    http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/07/21/women-penalized-for-promoting-women-study-finds/

    Researchers at the University of Colorado found that women and non-whites executives who push for women and non-whites to be hired and promoted suffer when it comes to their own performance reviews. A woman who shepherds women up the ranks, for example, is perceived as less warm, while a non-white who promotes diversity is perceived as less competent. Both end up being rated less highly by their bosses, according to the paper, which is set to be presented at an Academy of Management conference next month.

    “Women can lean in and try to bridge the confidence gap all they want, but they’re going to be penalized for advocating for other women, just like non-whites are,” said David Hekman, an author of the study and an assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

    White men, on the other hand, actually got a bump in their performance review scores from valuing diversity, he added.

    The researchers also conducted an experiment where actors, playing company leaders, gave a speech advocating for their firms to hire someone who either looked like them or did not look like them. When female actors read from a pro-diversity script, study participants rated them as colder, and when non-white actors read from a pro-diversity script, they were rated as less competent.

    Hekman said he believes the negative stereotyping is a result of perceived self-interest.

    “People are perceived as selfish when they advocate for someone who looks like them, unless they’re a white man,” he said.

  2. There was that Canadian colonel who got arrested a few years ago for murdering and raping some women. He would break into women’s homes and steal lingerie. Not only would he steal lingerie, he would wear the lingerie and photograph himself. I wonder if he would be an example of Blanchard’s theory of “autogynephilia”.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/canadian-sicko-russell-williams-life-prison-murder-rape-article-1.190913

  3. I know you find “normal white guy” McCloskey type transexual more interesting, but they seem to be much rarer than the extremely feminine type that wants to be a girl from childhood on.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    Just a hunch, or you got evidence to back it up?
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    Maybe McCloskey-types are more visible, but anecdotally it seems to me the other way around. Formerly normal men reach late middle age and their physical decline seems to trigger this pathology.
  4. I’m skeptical of this theory. Too many people still think transsexuals are weird.

  5. @Lot
    I know you find "normal white guy" McCloskey type transexual more interesting, but they seem to be much rarer than the extremely feminine type that wants to be a girl from childhood on.

    Just a hunch, or you got evidence to back it up?

  6. If women nowadays behave just as males do, matching their tastes, ambitions and coarseness pound for pound, why is it that the transsexuals have to aspire to the most ridiculous cliched paradigm of femininity?

    I disagree with the blank-slatists that all sex and gender is mere imaginary socialization, but I fail to see how feminine fashions are somehow so “biologically” coded that the trannies are compelled to follow some arbitrary old-fashioned notions of external femininity.

    Any ideas what’s going on here?

  7. “It changes nothing.” Imagine some PC challenges you: Okay, if a friend, a real friend, made the “transition”, how would that affect your friendship?” I would answer: “It changes nothing.”

    Bet you the PC would think I’d folded. PC would be wrong. I’d still be friends with him. His “transition” would have changed nothing. That’s the point.

    • Replies: @Annon
    Yes I think that would be Tony Abbott's view. He is just about the least PC prime minister in the western world.
  8. Lot,
    The autogynephile ‘normal white guy’ type is far more common in the west than the androphile type.

    In East Asia heteronormativity works against the recognition of autogynephiles as women, so in somewhere like Thailand they wouldn’t be accepted or respected as women. Also though I guess it might be easy to break the rules there, psychs in Asia and Latin America push standards for diagnosis that work against autogynephiles presenting themselves as women.

    TBH I don’t think its that Steve finds the autogynephiles more interesting, when the androphile with a real idiopathic disorder are more relevant to Steve’s interest in HBD. Its more that its usually autogynephiles identify with and push the ‘transgender’ identity, making them politically more significant, including the hate campaign led by trans activists against sex researchers (who are very loosely associated with HBD.)

  9. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Talking of Monty Python, that story has got all the hallmarks of the classic Python sketch- Sheer
    out of mind loony abursdity juxtapositioned in the most ‘stereotyped and usual’ situation possible, pomposity and establishment figures – note especially ranking soldiers in the army, and senior politicians, and last and not least the game of cricket which Python once sent up as ‘ritualized idioting’.
    Python is greatly misunderstood by most people. It was never really ‘comedy’ as such, rather Python was all about breaching the very fine line that divides ‘normal’ life as it is lived by untold millions and what would be categorized as the rankest of absurdities. Python really tried to show that the only difference between the two was one of perception.
    That’s why many people never ‘got’ Python and still don’t. It’s not about jokes.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Monty Python was more brilliant than funny. Fawlty Towers was funny.
  10. @Anonymous
    Talking of Monty Python, that story has got all the hallmarks of the classic Python sketch- Sheer
    out of mind loony abursdity juxtapositioned in the most 'stereotyped and usual' situation possible, pomposity and establishment figures - note especially ranking soldiers in the army, and senior politicians, and last and not least the game of cricket which Python once sent up as 'ritualized idioting'.
    Python is greatly misunderstood by most people. It was never really 'comedy' as such, rather Python was all about breaching the very fine line that divides 'normal' life as it is lived by untold millions and what would be categorized as the rankest of absurdities. Python really tried to show that the only difference between the two was one of perception.
    That's why many people never 'got' Python and still don't. It's not about jokes.

    Monty Python was more brilliant than funny. Fawlty Towers was funny.

  11. @PatrickH
    "It changes nothing." Imagine some PC challenges you: Okay, if a friend, a real friend, made the "transition", how would that affect your friendship?" I would answer: "It changes nothing."

    Bet you the PC would think I'd folded. PC would be wrong. I'd still be friends with him. His "transition" would have changed nothing. That's the point.

    Yes I think that would be Tony Abbott’s view. He is just about the least PC prime minister in the western world.

  12. B&B:
    “Its more that its usually autogynephiles identify with and push the ‘transgender’ identity, making them politically more significant, including the hate campaign led by trans activists against sex researchers”

    I think that’s exactly right. The political & high-profile transsexuals seem to be exclusively the aggressive butch men autogynephiles like McCloskey. When I’ve encountered them they tend to be political candidates and such. The fetish seems fairly common among middle-aged men, and the culture now promotes them ‘coming out’.

    The intersex and effeminate Bradley Manning types might be a relatively high proportion of all transsexuals, although my impression is that they are actually fairly rare. Women who claim they’re really men may be exclusively this type for all I know – I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a woman with a fetish for presenting as a man who claims she’s really a man. But intersex types tend to lack self confidence and don’t take leadership roles.

  13. The word ‘pseudotranssexual’, equivalent to autogynephile, was coined to describe a biological female with a kink like that of Blanchard’s autogynephiles. So autoandrophilia is also real, but females are not as consciously aware of sexual arousal as are males so self-report may be far less accurate for FtMs. Certainly many ‘transmen’ had normal lives as heterosexual women before their transition – this sounds pretty similar to the male autogynephiles.

    In the adjacent thread about ‘transgenders’ one of my posts seems stuck in the spam queue.

  14. @Lot
    I know you find "normal white guy" McCloskey type transexual more interesting, but they seem to be much rarer than the extremely feminine type that wants to be a girl from childhood on.

    Maybe McCloskey-types are more visible, but anecdotally it seems to me the other way around. Formerly normal men reach late middle age and their physical decline seems to trigger this pathology.

  15. Steve,

    Do you have any thoughts about WWP(olyamory)? The Atlantic has published several articles on it in the past year. Articles which don’t strongly mention Sister-wives, Mormonism or Islam.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/07/multiple-lovers-no-jealousy/374697/

    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/up-for-polyamory-creating-alternatives-to-marriage/283920/

  16. Lot says:

    I semi-regularly encounter “feminine” M2Fs, (mostly SE Asian, black, and mexican) randomly, just shopping and walking around town here in SoCal. The only McCloskey type I have ever encountered is Deidre herself at a academic conference.

    Educated white guys who can’t pass for crap and who are on average 5-10 and hairy are just going to be a lot more visible than a mexican M2F who works at a hairdresser or florist, but I’ve still encountered the latter far more often.

  17. The next frontier.

  18. OT: No African American music artist has a number 1 hit in 2013, the first time this has happened in the 55 years of Billboard: http://entertainment.time.com/2014/01/10/color-blind-no-african-american-artists-had-a-no-1-hit-in-2013/

    10 years ago a “person of color” recorded every single chart topping hit. Indicative of a larger social trend?

    “white artists topped the No. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart in 44 out of the 52 weeks last year”

    Cultural Appropriation has taken off, apparently.

  19. R&B and Hip Hop is not what whites need to appropriate ergo that statistic is not worth boasting about.

  20. The Australian Army’s highest ranking transgender officer is only a lieutenant-colonel?

  21. A thought about definitions of gender and power worth considering: to what extent is the proffered scientific and medical “I always felt like a little girl inside” consensus on transgenderism maintained as much by the the medical authorities who support and espouse this theory—and have vested interests to the tune of the better part of a hundred thousand dollars or more per patient—as it is by aggressive bullying and policing by activists? “Sex reassignment” means years of treatment by psychological counselors, endocrinologists, and potentially surgeons, many of whose highly specialized skills are only of any remunerative use if the concept of “gender identity disorder” retains medical and scientific legitimacy.

  22. Today’s GICs pretty much still follow the Johns Hopkins model. The same ‘groundbreaking’ Johns Hopkins GIC that was closed down for not being scientific.

    The narrative round this demonises a Catholic psychiatrist called Paul McHugh as though he closed the GIC down alone and for religious reasons. This is bullshit, the GIC was widely considered by Johns Hopkins to be ineffective and pseudoscientific. Both ‘trans’ activists and GIC practitioners, though they present as opposed, are really two sides of the same coin so they spin a common narrative to whitewash the history of ‘gender identity’.

    The real life test demanded of transsexuals has no equivalent in psychiatry and its usefulness in diagnosis has never actually been scientifically tested. It was invented by the Johns Hopkins GIC to look like an operationalisation for ‘gender identity’. In reality there was no conceptualisation to operationalise, it was in practice John Moneys deranged human experimentation playground.

    Yet there has been little serious attempt to discard the ‘gender identity’ construct and replace it with a more scientific diagnosis, though its long overdue. By now the androphile/(auto)gynephile distinction is well established, and research is looking into the physical differences associated with the androphile and equivalent FtM transitioners.

    And yea, if diagnosis required behavioural femininity (like inborn body language) or anatomical phenotype most transitioners would be rejected. Practitioners in GICs are legitimising their own careers.

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