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Embracing deprecatory terms: A 'traditional value'?

by Jeremy Hooper

Want to see an example of the sort of ideas that have put the Traditional Values Coalition on the SPLC's list of known hate groups? Well check out this text chunk, which can today be found on TVC's website:

Mara Keisling, a man who thinks he’s a woman, is national director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. He has noted: “Gender identity got put in the draft of the platform, and then there was never any serious debate about taking it out.” (Gender identity is code for cross-dressers, drag queens, transsexuals and individuals who call themselves she-males because they maintain both female and male sexual characteristics.)

Yes, that's right -- in addition to referring to Ms. Keisling as "a man who thinks he’s a woman," TVC is also making the claim that transgender individuals in general call themselves "she-males." That is a term that is a s dehumanizing and offensive to the transgender community as just about any other slur you can direct at a group of people. it is also a term that goes against every anti-defamatory style guide around. And TVC knows this. They know that this is not a term that the transgender community bandies about, but rather a thoroughly distasteful pejorative that is only used by those wanting to rob a certain group of people of their humanity!

Regardless of what you think of gender identity protections or even transgender individuals in general, hopefully everyone can agree that childishly using known hate speech only weakens the nation discourse. TVC's continued usage of this and other terms should not only enrage LGBT people -- it should also embarrass those social conservatives who truly believe that their side is working towards loving Christian values rather than unbridled hostility!

Democrat Platform - The Most Pro-Homosexual/Transgender Ever And Incredibly Deceptive [TVC]

**TVC's past usage of "she-male": 2/27/08 [G-A-Y] ** 5/21/07 [G-A-Y] ** 5/18/07 [G-A-Y]

**And here's one from Matt Barber: 9/17/07 [G-A-Y]

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what a frightened group they are!

Posted by: johnozed | Aug 15, 2008 10:44:38 AM

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Posted by: Admin | Aug 15, 2008 1:03:12 PM

We could use the same logic TVC uses against the community by saying the TVC spokesman who thinks he's a christian.

Posted by: matt from california | Aug 15, 2008 1:44:47 PM

TVC, Matt Barber, Labarbera and Co. all believe transpeople use the term "she-male" because their main exposure to the transgenderism is via all that internet porn they "have to view" as part of thier to jobs. You know, so they can protect families from it.

It's not surprising they got the wrong idea, because we know they're frequently confused between fantasy and the real world.

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Aug 15, 2008 3:21:50 PM

Here are some traditional values:


Child Labor


Domestic violence

Company towns

Posted by: libhomo | Aug 17, 2008 4:53:09 PM

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