How pornography forged the trans movement – Genevieve Gluck

It is impossible to separate the influence of pornography from the gender-identity movement, as both are aspects of the sex industry. The gender-identity industry sells ‘sex’ as a noun – supposedly allowing a male to ‘become’ a female (and vice versa) through surgeries and hormones. Whereas the pornography industry sells ‘sex’ as a verb.

Gender identity conceptually reduces women to sexist stereotypes, or a fantasy in a man’s head. It is also an ideology that uniquely redefines womanhood – and to a lesser degree, manhood – as the living embodiment of pornography.

So intertwined are transgenderism and pornography that the man responsible for coining the term ‘gender identity’, John Money, argued that young children should be shown explicit pornography in order to assist them in their ‘transition’, despite his somewhat contradictory assertion that one’s sense of being male or female becomes innate and fixed at an early age. For Money, the concept of a ‘gender role’ relied heavily on what feminists had previously called ‘sex-role stereotypes’, but also on sexual interactions themselves.

We are unfortunately witnessing Money’s vision play out in real time, and it is becoming apparent that pornography is bound up with the notion of ‘transition’, though in ways that tend to vary between trans-identified women and trans-identified men.

For women, and young women especially, the trend of declaring a male or non-binary identity may be driven by a wish to escape female objectification.

For men, however, the impulse to declare a female identity is often a cover story for a desire to live out a sexual crossdressing and body-modification fetish full-time.

In 2017, Pornhub released data specifically on the category of ‘trans porn’, revealing that viewership of content within the category had exploded in recent years, with a noticeable increase beginning in 2015.

A staggering quantity of sissy and forced-feminisation pornography and adjacent content can be found on platforms such as Reddit, Tumblr, 4Chan, adult sites, and even on seemingly non-pornographic parts of the web, such as Pinterest, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the sexualisation of surgery is the inclusion of children into the adult world of body-modification fetishism.

Gender ideologues tell confused individuals that this external and purchasable identity will confer freedom. But they fail to mention the impact this pornified process has on both our collective humanity and on women and children in particular. Through transgenderism, women’s identity, dignity and safety is being fragmented – and sold as scrap to the highest bidder.

Source: How pornography forged the trans movement – spiked

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