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A Portion of this Atheism Video, supplies a key Analogy, for current-day transgenders, about the cultural constraints of the Harry Benjamin and early wpath eras:

From 10:00--13:00
The famous atheist Aron Ra, is describing the history of atheists in the sixties through early-eighties, when the now incomprehensible stigma against atheists, made them instead, "veil" themselves as either "Satanists," "Wiccans," or "Pagans."
Clearly, why not, simply present as merely what you actual;ly, are, namely, merely someone who does not believe in the Christian god,/God, rather than also to "Pretend" to have been something you hadn't been-; namely someone who either believed-in "different" "gods," or who may have followed specific "tenets," like those in, for example, "LaVeyan" Satanism-' (which in fact is strikingly "strict," in terms of its tenets)?
Of course, it was not at all "logical" to pretend to be a whole "other" religion, "just" to avoid picking any of the"three Abrahamic" religions, or the two main "Eastern" religions-; just-because simply "no" religion "at-all," was thought to have been perceived by-others simply as "socially'unsettling'," or-whatever-; but, behold-here; it was done--, and for something as culturally, relatively "innocuous" as religion, as opposed to anything anywhere near as then "taboo," as "gender identity."

Analogously, before the actual word "transgender," had entered the public lexicon, and the nearest-synonym, transsexual, had been reserved for only those who had full surgery plus hormones and already had all their papers-changed, all many-times harder to do back-then when one first had to start by living stealth for a whole year without hormones, before getting even hormones-; the era's trans people "subsumed" ourselves under the "cultural euphemism" of "LGB-."
And those were our "brave" ones. the rest deep-closeting, masking, or suppressing (in this last case, again often becoming rabid, gender-policers) And, again, also except for the tiny minority who even-then actually transitioned). .

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https://youtu.be/yoj93GMY44A

This video is not synchronized, so please only listen to the audio and don't watch the picture, or it's disorienting.
If you are a member of Facebook, please carefully read along with the 2017-03-24 post to the Don Porter page, "Reexamining the Transitioning Mandate."
This read video, was created, in order to make this written post clearer to be able to have read to onesself, and having the written original present to follow-along with the audiocast, helps to make the audiocast easier to follow.
The audiocast augments the written version by adding-in additional words and phrases, and occasional footnotes, that clarify it.
The Page, "Reexamining the Transitioning Mandate," though urgent, remains, "a work-in-progress," and aims still to improve the clarity, volume, and frequency of the posts it showcases.
Repeated reference is made, to a nascent incident in which suspected (and suspectedly menacing) heckling from a group-owner occurred immediately after the last post to this Page had been made. This is included to indicate the degree of resistance there is, to the topic of reexamining the transitioning mandate, within the online transgender community, and in turn, why other than apparently just Don Porter, there do not appear to be any other trans people championing the need to re-include people who simply cannot manage the what remains, "even despite," the over-lauded upgrade of wpath standards of care to version seven--; since even that, cannot overcome the hurdles in attitudes of doctors, the supply of providers, the vicissitudes of Medicaid and Medicare, and the custodial power of parents of minors, to name a few things.
The rule-change simply made transition deregulated.
I've yet to see it written-into the-books that anyone had made it "mandatory." Hello--?

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Who thinks Conversion Therapy is dead, or just some kind of "what-if" scenario--?
Who thinks "It only happens to kids unfortunate-enough to have parents who have transphobic attitudes, or who won't protect their kids from officious agents who try to bully them out of protecting them--?
Watch this and think-again--!
Incredible--!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cal1sKbUCo&feature=share

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https://youtu.be/AVVPOqSPvyw

This is the Unlisted version whose link is nested in the Description for the Public version pitched five notes up to get rid of the low-note fade seen-here, even though that made that one screechy, and sounding like a parody.

Lyrics:
Try to remember your time of transgender,
Back in the days of prohibition.
Try to remember, and not lose your temper,
How long the wait, for abolition.
If you'd been on a bender, that one September,
when no-one told you you could transition.
Try to remember, and if you remember, PETITION.

Harry Benjamin Era Survivors' Testimonials, is a new Trans Community for trans people who were born at the time when they would be 12--16 during the time before World Professional Transgender Health took over Standards Of Care, from the Prohibitionary, Harry Benjamin Standards Of Care, which, among other things,
* Mandated living a full-year as the target-sex BEFORE
getting any hrt.
* Restricted any transitioning to someone who was
behaviorally as Stereotypically Cisnormed for the
Target-Sex as conceivable.
* Only accepted candidates who ALREADY looked
much more like the target-sex than their birth-sex,
which meant that the vast majority of applicants
would have been rejected on this criterion alone,
and also that this criterion made the whole ordeal
almost redundant to begin with, since people
who already look that "passable," have relatively
little trouble "passing," even Without it.
Harry Benjamin, Orwellianly called Standards of "Care,"
when it was clearly designed to DENY ANY such
"Care," to As-Many who desired it As-Possible--;
could readily have been said, to have made things,
in-reality, especially at its Time--; only Even-Worse
for Trans-Individuals-; as it had been, before
itself--:
What it Did--; was to create an exhausting Gauntlet,
clearly-designed to have Exhausted and Demoralized,
what probably theoretically would have been even
"anybody--." All, the designers of Harry Benjamin
Standards of [Coercion] were meant to do, was
to send-back psychologically "bloodied," defeated
applicants back, sobbing hysterically about how
brutal the system had made it for anyone,
that anyone still even-thinking about attempting
the same journey--; were much better off,
not-even Thinking about it--.
In addition to this boobytrapping of their mine-studded path to Transitioning--; the Harry Benjamin Era Boobytrapped as man other corridors as they could have Found. Especially the junior-high grades, and high school.
Benjamin-Era shock-troops were a hidden Special-Force stationed just-outside both the public and religious-based School-System.
Their mission was to have Arrested any "gender-nonconforming" behavior, BEFORE it could have created any sort of Co-Identification Curiosity, among classmates--; via any significant duration of visibility.
Their two preferred models for the outplay of this were either preemptive invisibility, or, arresting it before it ever became even visible to anyone-else--; or-; if it already had-gotten too-late for at-least that, by the time they were notified-; then, to make the CONSEQUENCES suffered by the thus-transgressing Student completely to have ECLIPSED, whatever mnemonic iMPACT, whatever-period of then-EXPOSURE, any other Students, could have gotten, even while the "gender-nonconforming" student, had remained viable to retain their then "gender-nonconforming" behavior--.

Kids who developed this way, first-and-foremost, were sufficiently discouraged from active-expression of it-; as to have been unavailable as any-sort of so-called "reality-index," that "_Yes_, 'this' Did "Exist," ,' -;-" Let's say a child passingly developed a week-long period of so-called "curiosity," of whether there were any people who "had fur," like a four-legged animal. I actually had that curiosity once, and not for that much longer. I never personally spotted, more than one person, ever, who I thought "_did_" This told me that this was "extremely" rare. Or think of something "Odder-:" Somebody who thought they could learn to "magically levitate," or "fly-around" like "Superman." Naw, that ain't-happening. I'm sure it's safe-to-assume, that that's just physically-impossible, and that the fact we're not-seeing it-; is "not" any "result," of any "deliberate-cover-up-." Not that I'd be a "denier," if I suddenly found "evidence." But I think it's safe to use this as an ideological "Control-." If you NEVER in-your-life SEE something-; that Engenders the reality-sense-; that it all-but-certainly, *Doesn't Exist--.
Given this effect, one frankly could have a whole room full of nothing-but (closeted) ) transgender kids--; and all each one of them would be thinking in their heads, would have been, "I hate this. I'm the ONLY-ONE like-me, that's here--; and I have to spend (whatever remnant of the full) next EIGHT-YEARS with all 29 remaining "_NOT-ME's_," Here--!"
Through their expert Creation of their Convincing-Illusion-; that "gender-nonconforming behavior," "Did-Not, 'Exist,' -;" the architects of cisnorm enforcement among the "hidden special-forces-;" (no-one ever really-learned "who" they "were," exactly, being my point in using that term to reference them here-;) managed to create a so-called "anti-reality" sense, in the kids' self-perception, that they-themselves were trans--; by creating a very strict illusion, that the self-identity that they otherwise clearly had, simply "_Did-Not 'Exist,' --."
This would also strongly-influence any cis kids who might have observed any notwithstanding presentation of "gender-nonconforming behavior-;" to where they would either try to re-attribute it to pretty-much "_anything else_-;" OR to "recoil-in-shock," from their classmates, supposedly "unbelievably" "_taboo_" behavior--.
This would generate waves of in-class persecution of the trans-expressing youth in the classroom, and this behavior would be encouraged and abetted by the teacher.
If the child somehow managed personally to have defused this mass bullying, then the teacher would escalate the abetment. One tactic was to separate the kid to the corner of the room, some 14 feet behind the last row of seating-desks. And if even the restoration of attempted-bullying achieved by this, still failed to have any psychological effect on the youth, that would be when the Special-Forces would be Contacted.
These would use blustering Legalese to Con the kid's Parent, into sanctioning a big Pageant further to Stigmatize their child, to get them maximially Cut-Off Socially--.
This would start with having a stranger physically haul the kid, who was already stuck in the corner of the room, far-behind the array of remaining desks-; Out of the Classroom, two-hours before the end of the school-day, at precisely The Same Time, Every-Week-. Obviously, the class Knows, that one kid is being mandatedly-Dragged To A Shrink-; as if there could have been anything any More Stigmatizing or Demeaning-; especially in that pre-psychiatric Era--.
And, just in case you even suspected, there was anything, even remotely meant as even however-misguidedly "therapeutic," intended from this-; the so-called "Shrink," to-which this kid is actually being dragged, publicly and "like-clockwork," to," every-week-; JUST SITS-THERE, when the kid sits-down to SEE them.
The first three weeks, the shrink Waited till the kid "managed" to "speak" whatever "first word-;" but then only would respond with punitive illogical responses. Nothing that the shrink actually says to this kid-; even seems to make even the most basic, "logical" sense--.
By the fourth week, the kid learns that the shrink is a shill and a prankster, and that the only safe thing to do, is to wait for the shrink to initiate, whatever conversation there would have been. To the kid's ire, to find out, the kid discovers, literally--; that unless first prompted, by a first-utterance from the kid, this so-called shrink will literally run-out the-clock on the whole so-called session--; as happy to let-it go-to-waste, as the kid would have wanted not to have the last two hours of their school-day have been even more shamefully wasted on-them--.
The kid is kidnapped into socially stigmatizing themself, with a totally fake shrink--;
The kid's parents were conned into letting this happen.
And the kid's, theretofore amicable classmates, were tricked through this public pageantry, into ostracizing this kid.
In high school, the principal is contantly badgering the kid to go back into so-called "therapy," while constantly dancing-around the elephant-in the-room, that the whole thing, is totally the kid's cross-dressing--; although, since even-just merely referencing that, would immediately-collapse the sacrosant MYSTIQUE they needed to ACCORD to that, to keep it as SHAMING or TABOO as they had wanted it to have remained in the atmosphere in-which they want to keep this kid immersed--; they constantly resort to indirect implications, that whatever it were, that they disliked about this kid, rendered them sub-human, and disenfranchised, in their treatment or other handling of-them--.
Eventually, this repeated badgering is escalated by the principal, to an utimatum--: Submit to the inaptient abuse they euphemised as so-called "Therapy," or defect to a different school (which they then go-on to characterize as a supposedly "lethal" prospective "environment" for the student--).
The child's mother defies the ultimatum and promptly switches the child, to the new school, where the child does just fine.
An excipient sole incident leaks back out to the Special Forces. The child's parent is Contacted. Again they get Conned to abdicating their legal-rights, and a towering goon is dispatched to the parent's house to intercept the child retruning from school.
The parent watches in horror as the towering male goon, thinly disguised as a female, repeatedly corners, menaces, and loomingly berates the generally mild-mannered, ftm child.
The child decides to duck-out and sit on a fence on the nearest street-corner until that goon has to Punch-Out or leave their parents' house, but sunset and cold weather precede that, sending the child grudgingly back-home despite never having seen the goon's car leave.
The goon, gets-in a bunch of Licks before he leaves, but by this time, the child has fixed their eyes squarely on a re-run on the family TV-set, and is coldly Snubbing the blustering Goon--. After the goon finally leaves, At precisely six P. M. The family acknowledges that this was absolutely fraud and terrorism, and they circle their wagons, against any future such episode--.
After this, the child continues to have nightmares. They start to freeze, in situations where they formerly would have known how to manage an encounter. They start to have neurosomatic health problems that start to keep them home from class, or, if they go back to class, they have to struggle against an urge to curl-up against the wall of the halway or just stay-there like that. Or they throw-up out-of-nowhere, right-in-class.
Eventually, after waking-up one morning, they suddenly hear a voice inside their head, sneeringly telling them, that they "aren't" going to do "anything," that that voice does not "permit."
The child defies the voice, but then finds their own body, completely hijacked by the voice. The child watches their voice-puppeteered body act-out a whole series of socially mortifying acts that they would never have done, under their own volition, which demonstrates to this child, that that voice really does have all the control that it says that it does, and theretofore lives in constant terror, of this-voice's taking-over again--.
An exhaustive remainder of the spring and whole summer is spent just doing whatever the child has to do to stay one step ahead of the voice.
The child deliberately adopts a course of invariably taking "the harder," of any pair of relative choices at any given instant, constantly to show the voice, that the child capitulates to no force--. This is done out of sheer terror, and never out of any kind of "pride--."
The child starts the morning waking up early throughout summer-vacation while most of their family and neighboring students on summer vacation are sleeping-in, to go-out for outdoor athletic activity.
Then, they look for univiting, physical chores to do, and pursue them rigorously and persistently.
Soon, they get a job, where they are in a grinding, persistent battle-of-willls, with a rejecting crowd, and sometimes very menacing strangers.
After work, they go to an alienating and counterintuitive self-defense class.
Through all this dispiriting asceticism, the Voice never quits--. It keeps mocking, scolding, belittling, and telling the child specific ways in-which they "will" "fail," in the next encounter--; bringing flashbacks of the fateful day when the voice effortlessly demonstrated that it could ijnstantly make-good on any threat it would speak.
Slowly, though, after a repeating pattern is repeatedly noticed by the kid, the kids suddenly comes to notice, that even this otherwise seemingly relentless internal voice--; mysteriously happens to depart at EXACTLY SIX P. M. every evening--!
It is so strange, that that ftm transgender child, whom by now, you would have guessed, had been I--; ONLY-REALIZED the UNCANNY CONNECTION to the fact that their being haunted by this nagging voice every-day, otherwise sll-day--; still ENDED, or at-least, went on-pause--; every day--; at precisely the SAME TIME, that that GOON who had conned his way into their mother's house--; had left, on the day of his incourse or Traumatic Menacing of me--; only took-place within about the last three-years or so--.
That's how insidious this kind of damage is.
I since have discovered that this kind of experience, is very characteristic, of what is now well-recognized as a facet of PTSD--; which also includes other symptoms I have incurred in the course of ostracism and slander at least indirectly connectable to later people's transphobia of me-; and which theretofore were ascribed by mental so-called "health," so-called "professionals," to various wastebasket-taxon diagnostic-labels which were basically excuses to place me on neuroleptics mainly intended to keep me from DISCUSSING anything that had happened to me Especially the indescribable, shocking symptom otherwise perfectly well-recognized as so-called "_depersonalization_, where, the best approximation of a subjective description, is the oxymoronic assertion that one "feels," as-though one "did-not," quote-unquote "exist." You feel like your thoughts are so illogical, that your brain can't even "read" the thing that is "you," as "something possible to" have-been "real-." It "rejects" the "prospect" of "your" "existence," the way one might dismiss a particularly bad "account" of a "ghost" or a "UFO-." Or "Santa Claus-." No, worse than any of those things. Like something going-on in a fever dream, where the actual spatial-dimensions don't even make-sense. Like that--.

It would only be even-later after even all of that--; that I would finally find-out exactly what they had hoped to have done to me, if they would have been able to have intimidated my mother into signing me over into institutionalization. So-called "_Conversion 'Therapy,' --."
They were already doing that, with the "inflicted depersonalization," during the afternoon of the home-invading Goon, or during the multiple afternoons where the prinicipal of the first high school had dragged me in to have berated me. She was trying to induce a state of "helpless" panic where I hopefully would have supposedly "indifferently" acquiescently "signed" literally anything. I quickly read the obvious desperation in her constantly coming-back to her wanting me to "sign" whatever document--; that this was the only thing, for which she needed my consent-. Anything-else I said-or-did, she couldn't have cared less about-. This was the tip-off--. Something about that-paper, was something that, no-matter how-badly that principal would-have wanted it-; state law was not permitting her to do, at-least without my express consent (or possibly that of my parents, although either way, she could have done nothing with this, without one of our consents-).
If they coiuld get-away-with the incredible abuse they'd inflicted on me, either within that principal's office, or in my mother's own home, right in-front of my own-mother--; I don't even want to speculate as to what they wouldn't necessarily have-done, behind a locked-door, inside some psychiatric hospital inpatient ward.
I've seen and heard-from victims of so-called "electroconvulsive therapy," which, though it is said merely to blunt depression to let a person knowingly "get-on with their life," you-know, supposedly rather "benign-;" can very easily be used to erase a person's whole life-memory, or sense of emotional identity-. The results are shocking and terrifying, even just to see and/or hear-about--. Even if the person to-whom they do it, is someone, one frankly, rather-hates, to-begin-with-. What they do to them there-; is just clearly, beyond-the-pale--; it literally is the ushering-in of the apocalypse--; to do that to anyone--. That breaks all the boundaries--; that breaks all rules of even remotely civil engagement, or the definition of humanity--. Start doing that, and civilization as we know it, is officially Over--. Period--.
I remember, when I was bullied into "consenting" to Inpatient, and the drugs depersonalized me for 20 months, where I didn't even remember I'd actually ever been more than a fraction of the way different, till I was withdrawn. Ironically abruptly, simply because, even the "slight" degree to-which I actually could remember, how-different I'd been before the drugs, just annoyed the psychiatrist enough, that he didn't even have the patience to steer me through the normal gradual withdrawal-. I did not mind the non-stop, physical running over one hilltop and across the gap to the next one and so-on that went-on for two sleepless weeks after that, or the remaining four weeks of minimal sleep, rapidfire talking, and general hyper-animation. I never got tired of singing The Who's "I'm Free," several times a day, throughout this whole time-.
It wouldn't be, again, to a few years ago, that I also heard of what at the time had been called so-called "Psychic Driving--;" where unsuspecting victims mis-labeled as so-called "patients," were given barbiturates and strapped to beds, then put in a headset, where looped-tapes continually played the same messages over-and-over again into their ears.
The guy who invented this barbaric atrocity did it all for the money, and the only reason his industry ever even eventually rejected it-; was because "the results" didn't "last" long-enough, to have been "commercially viable-."
Insulin Shock was a form of torture that would have fit right in during the Spanish Inquisition right beside their "Judas Cradle," "Stappado," and various other, methods of Torture from that era-; but it was practiced unflinchingly by countless practitioners, whose devotion to their masters was as derangedly deep as the same religious zealots who manned the Inquisition-.
As just one more "Sociopolitically Inconvenient Behavior," the state would have wanted to have suppressed, transgender, or "gender-nonconforming behavior-;" would have been just one more Excuse for state-funded psychiatric so-called institutions-; to have Inflicted All of These Barbarisms, as well_ as the many I'd already endured--.

Today, 12-16 year-old Tumblr, Facebook, and other social-media readers who read about other 12--16 year-olds whose faces and voices were dramatically-changing after their parnets okayed them to have gone-on the recently greenlighted "Transgender hrt," have gone-into profound Social Panic, that they will be left-behind, and "forever" consigned-to the-closet-.
Just-as how, in-the past, almost the only people who even ever were observed as being even possibly transgender--; were the ones last-seen cross-dressing as they were dragged, kicking-and-screaming out of junior-high class-; only to be seen, weeks-or months-later, with expressionless-faces, lower-grades, a disturbing eye-twitch, and, most-notably, no-further sign of any cross-dressing or other "gender-nonconformihg behavior-;" made everyone-else think, there really-was, at-least "practically," no-such thing as transgenderism--; (even the other trans people, were talked-into thinking that, even about-ourselves--;)
Today, we see a Sea of social-media watching 12-16 year old kids who all are outracing each other not to be the last kid in the bunch to change their face and voice for the videos they next upload-; and we can only wonder which ones of these really had even felt that way to beginwith-; and which ones simply were racing to get on the by then, rapidly-departing bandwagon--.

This is really the heretical speculation for anyone even to intimate. Ever, even daring even remotely to have questioned even the putative "authenticity," of today's mass flood of teens vlogging or chatting about how-soon they could expect to be "awarded" their hrt--.

Having acknowledged, that this analysis IS, again, "Stigmatized-;" I will proceed-onward, now, to the next question about the whole, absolute Dichotomy, between the respective Strictures of the Harry Benjamin Era, and the completely Inverted ones, that exist, Now-:


In their defense, even-here-; the authors of wpath soc v7-; were following several strong arguments of pure logic, when they decided selectively to promote, as-opposed-to merely permit, time-sensitive transitioning for trans youth in the age-group of 12-16-:

--By preventing the wrong puberty-; which later would have been perhaps impossible at-least completely to have undone--; they prevented some degrees of changes that would have been irreversible, such as the discrepancy in height that often would have occurred, had the wrong puberty had been allowed to have taken-place--.

-Even among, things that were not, strictly-speaking, "completely" "irreversible," it still would prevent things, that-; although technically "reversible-;" still would have required unusually traumatic or invasive surgeries, to have "reversed-;" namely, the projection of the biologically male, upper maxillary bone in the midface, whose only reversal requires a particularly traumatic and invasive application of facial feminization bone-surgery--.

--For 12--16 year old FtM's, there would be a circumvention of the freezing of the growth of the thoracic girdle and ribcage, and the enablement of the bone-structure to attain a perhaps, much-fuller degree of lengthening, masculine proportioning and conformation, and bone-bulking-up.

-Having to "Re-Pubertize" anyone whose already gone through any "First" puberty, is never going to "take" as well as the actual First puberty, did-.

-Since Puberty is psychosocially and socially, a rite-of-passage, it's another thing that can't be perfectly "Re-Done-." More-Importantly-; the pubertal "rite" experienced by a teen whose body does not match who they psychologically are, will be attended by transphobic bullying by peers, that will leave emotional scars that even, later transitioning, likewise, would not have undone-.

--Any time spent untransitioned is time spent away from rebulding the parts of one's gender identity that only transitioning could have enabled.

-Any time spent untransitioned is time wasted in a misgendering body-.




The point of my Argument and of this Community--; is that despite these seven strikingly-arresting arguments--; there still is a contrary landslide of arguments that-; while they don't automatically contraindicate wpath soc v7's seven, core-arguments-; STILL NEED TO BE CONSIDERED--;

Only that so-far-; they HAVEN'T-BEEN-.


This community-; is dedicated to CORRECTING-THAT-.


THANK YOU--.



P. S.

I have been going by the trans handle of "Mark," here on my Transingularity Channels.

This is just the last of several, binary-male first-names I've used online.
I currently occupy several FtM and other Trans groups on Facebook, and have two written Blogs on different Blogging services, and these account for two more of such first names.

This represents the fact that I am "Stealth-Online-;" aiming to leave "no unnecessary" tells that I were "even" trans, as a male, online-; while-; since I am untransitioned-; in life, I am instead "predominantly" (though by no-means "actively," or "entirely,") "Closeted-;" which means that I dress, act, speak, and generally present myself as "masculinely" as I happen either to "be" or "feel," but only rebuff "misgendering," that seems to be especially obstreperous or willful-; like the other person is signalling-intent to have escalated it, if I didn't "call" them on their "first" such "shot--."

It has dawned on me, that my practice of using binary male first names in my online-group, runs-afoul of my second practice. It risks creating listener Cognitive Dissonance, to hear a person with a particularly "femme-geezer" sort of face, to introduce himself, by the strikingly binary-male, first-name of "Mark--."

I don't know if anybody could proffer "guidance" to a late middle-aged person as to what kind of "non-binary," but "masculine," first-name-; would "sound appropriate," for all of my aforenamed, gender and birth-year bracket, characteristics-.

Harry Benjamin Era Survivors' Testimonials, is a new Trans Community for trans people who were born at the time when they would be 12--16 during the time before World Professional Transgender Health took over Standards Of Care, from the Prohibitionary, Harry Benjamin Standards Of Care, which, among other things,
* Mandated living a full-year as the target-sex BEFORE
getting any hrt.
* Restricted any transitioning to someone who was
behaviorally as Stereotypically Cisnormed for the
Target-Sex as conceivable.
* Only accepted candidates who ALREADY looked
much more like the target-sex than their birth-sex,
which meant that the vast majority of applicants
would have been rejected on this criterion alone,
and also that this criterion made the whole ordeal
almost redundant to begin with, since people
who already look that "passable," have relatively
little trouble "passing," even Without it.
Harry Benjamin, Orwellianly called Standards of "Care,"
when it was clearly designed to DENY ANY such
"Care," to As-Many who desired it As-Possible--;
could readily have been said, to have made things,
in-reality, especially at its Time--; only Even-Worse
for Trans-Individuals-; as it had been, before
itself--:
What it Did--; was to create an exhausting Gauntlet,
clearly-designed to have Exhausted and Demoralized,
what probably theoretically would have been even
"anybody--." All, the designers of Harry Benjamin
Standards of [Coercion] were meant to do, was
to send-back psychologically "bloodied," defeated
applicants back, sobbing hysterically about how
brutal the system had made it for anyone,
that anyone still even-thinking about attempting
the same journey--; were much better off,
not-even Thinking about it--.
In addition to this boobytrapping of their mine-studded path to Transitioning--; the Harry Benjamin Era Boobytrapped as man other corridors as they could have Found. Especially the junior-high grades, and high school.
Benjamin-Era shock-troops were a hidden Special-Force stationed just-outside both the public and religious-based School-System.
Their mission was to have Arrested any "gender-nonconforming" behavior, BEFORE it could have created any sort of Co-Identification Curiosity, among classmates--; via any significant duration of visibility.
Their two preferred models for the outplay of this were either preemptive invisibility, or, arresting it before it ever became even visible to anyone-else--; or-; if it already had-gotten too-late for at-least that, by the time they were notified-; then, to make the CONSEQUENCES suffered by the thus-transgressing Student completely to have ECLIPSED, whatever mnemonic iMPACT, whatever-period of then-EXPOSURE, any other Students, could have gotten, even while the "gender-nonconforming" student, had remained viable to retain their then "gender-nonconforming" behavior--.

Kids who developed this way, first-and-foremost, were sufficiently discouraged from active-expression of it-; as to have been unavailable as any-sort of so-called "reality-index," that "_Yes_, 'this' Did "Exist," ,' -;-" Let's say a child passingly developed a week-long period of so-called "curiosity," of whether there were any people who "had fur," like a four-legged animal. I actually had that curiosity once, and not for that much longer. I never personally spotted, more than one person, ever, who I thought "_did_" This told me that this was "extremely" rare. Or think of something "Odder-:" Somebody who thought they could learn to "magically levitate," or "fly-around" like "Superman." Naw, that ain't-happening. I'm sure it's safe-to-assume, that that's just physically-impossible, and that the fact we're not-seeing it-; is "not" any "result," of any "deliberate-cover-up-." Not that I'd be a "denier," if I suddenly found "evidence." But I think it's safe to use this as an ideological "Control-." If you NEVER in-your-life SEE something-; that Engenders the reality-sense-; that it all-but-certainly, *Doesn't Exist--.
Given this effect, one frankly could have a whole room full of nothing-but (closeted) ) transgender kids--; and all each one of them would be thinking in their heads, would have been, "I hate this. I'm the ONLY-ONE like-me, that's here--; and I have to spend (whatever remnant of the full) next EIGHT-YEARS with all 29 remaining "_NOT-ME's_," Here--!"
Through their expert Creation of their Convincing-Illusion-; that "gender-nonconforming behavior," "Did-Not, 'Exist,' -;" the architects of cisnorm enforcement among the "hidden special-forces-;" (no-one ever really-learned "who" they "were," exactly, being my point in using that term to reference them here-;) managed to create a so-called "anti-reality" sense, in the kids' self-perception, that they-themselves were trans--; by creating a very strict illusion, that the self-identity that they otherwise clearly had, simply "_Did-Not 'Exist,' --."
This would also strongly-influence any cis kids who might have observed any notwithstanding presentation of "gender-nonconforming behavior-;" to where they would either try to re-attribute it to pretty-much "_anything else_-;" OR to "recoil-in-shock," from their classmates, supposedly "unbelievably" "_taboo_" behavior--.
This would generate waves of in-class persecution of the trans-expressing youth in the classroom, and this behavior would be encouraged and abetted by the teacher.
If the child somehow managed personally to have defused this mass bullying, then the teacher would escalate the abetment. One tactic was to separate the kid to the corner of the room, some 14 feet behind the last row of seating-desks. And if even the restoration of attempted-bullying achieved by this, still failed to have any psychological effect on the youth, that would be when the Special-Forces would be Contacted.
These would use blustering Legalese to Con the kid's Parent, into sanctioning a big Pageant further to Stigmatize their child, to get them maximially Cut-Off Socially--.
This would start with having a stranger physically haul the kid, who was already stuck in the corner of the room, far-behind the array of remaining desks-; Out of the Classroom, two-hours before the end of the school-day, at precisely The Same Time, Every-Week-. Obviously, the class Knows, that one kid is being mandatedly-Dragged To A Shrink-; as if there could have been anything any More Stigmatizing or Demeaning-; especially in that pre-psychiatric Era--.
And, just in case you even suspected, there was anything, even remotely meant as even however-misguidedly "therapeutic," intended from this-; the so-called "Shrink," to-which this kid is actually being dragged, publicly and "like-clockwork," to," every-week-; JUST SITS-THERE, when the kid sits-down to SEE them.
The first three weeks, the shrink Waited till the kid "managed" to "speak" whatever "first word-;" but then only would respond with punitive illogical responses. Nothing that the shrink actually says to this kid-; even seems to make even the most basic, "logical" sense--.
By the fourth week, the kid learns that the shrink is a shill and a prankster, and that the only safe thing to do, is to wait for the shrink to initiate, whatever conversation there would have been. To the kid's ire, to find out, the kid discovers, literally--; that unless first prompted, by a first-utterance from the kid, this so-called shrink will literally run-out the-clock on the whole so-called session--; as happy to let-it go-to-waste, as the kid would have wanted not to have the last two hours of their school-day have been even more shamefully wasted on-them--.
The kid is kidnapped into socially stigmatizing themself, with a totally fake shrink--;
The kid's parents were conned into letting this happen.
And the kid's, theretofore amicable classmates, were tricked through this public pageantry, into ostracizing this kid.
In high school, the principal is contantly badgering the kid to go back into so-called "therapy," while constantly dancing-around the elephant-in the-room, that the whole thing, is totally the kid's cross-dressing--; although, since even-just merely referencing that, would immediately-collapse the sacrosant MYSTIQUE they needed to ACCORD to that, to keep it as SHAMING or TABOO as they had wanted it to have remained in the atmosphere in-which they want to keep this kid immersed--; they constantly resort to indirect implications, that whatever it were, that they disliked about this kid, rendered them sub-human, and disenfranchised, in their treatment or other handling of-them--.
Eventually, this repeated badgering is escalated by the principal, to an utimatum--: Submit to the inaptient abuse they euphemised as so-called "Therapy," or defect to a different school (which they then go-on to characterize as a supposedly "lethal" prospective "environment" for the student--).
The child's mother defies the ultimatum and promptly switches the child, to the new school, where the child does just fine.
An excipient sole incident leaks back out to the Special Forces. The child's parent is Contacted. Again they get Conned to abdicating their legal-rights, and a towering goon is dispatched to the parent's house to intercept the child retruning from school.
The parent watches in horror as the towering male goon, thinly disguised as a female, repeatedly corners, menaces, and loomingly berates the generally mild-mannered, ftm child.
The child decides to duck-out and sit on a fence on the nearest street-corner until that goon has to Punch-Out or leave their parents' house, but sunset and cold weather precede that, sending the child grudgingly back-home despite never having seen the goon's car leave.
The goon, gets-in a bunch of Licks before he leaves, but by this time, the child has fixed their eyes squarely on a re-run on the family TV-set, and is coldly Snubbing the blustering Goon--. After the goon finally leaves, At precisely six P. M. The family acknowledges that this was absolutely fraud and terrorism, and they circle their wagons, against any future such episode--.
After this, the child continues to have nightmares. They start to freeze, in situations where they formerly would have known how to manage an encounter. They start to have neurosomatic health problems that start to keep them home from class, or, if they go back to class, they have to struggle against an urge to curl-up against the wall of the halway or just stay-there like that. Or they throw-up out-of-nowhere, right-in-class.
Eventually, after waking-up one morning, they suddenly hear a voice inside their head, sneeringly telling them, that they "aren't" going to do "anything," that that voice does not "permit."
The child defies the voice, but then finds their own body, completely hijacked by the voice. The child watches their voice-puppeteered body act-out a whole series of socially mortifying acts that they would never have done, under their own volition, which demonstrates to this child, that that voice really does have all the control that it says that it does, and theretofore lives in constant terror, of this-voice's taking-over again--.
An exhaustive remainder of the spring and whole summer is spent just doing whatever the child has to do to stay one step ahead of the voice.
The child deliberately adopts a course of invariably taking "the harder," of any pair of relative choices at any given instant, constantly to show the voice, that the child capitulates to no force--. This is done out of sheer terror, and never out of any kind of "pride--."
The child starts the morning waking up early throughout summer-vacation while most of their family and neighboring students on summer vacation are sleeping-in, to go-out for outdoor athletic activity.
Then, they look for univiting, physical chores to do, and pursue them rigorously and persistently.
Soon, they get a job, where they are in a grinding, persistent battle-of-willls, with a rejecting crowd, and sometimes very menacing strangers.
After work, they go to an alienating and counterintuitive self-defense class.
Through all this dispiriting asceticism, the Voice never quits--. It keeps mocking, scolding, belittling, and telling the child specific ways in-which they "will" "fail," in the next encounter--; bringing flashbacks of the fateful day when the voice effortlessly demonstrated that it could ijnstantly make-good on any threat it would speak.
Slowly, though, after a repeating pattern is repeatedly noticed by the kid, the kids suddenly comes to notice, that even this otherwise seemingly relentless internal voice--; mysteriously happens to depart at EXACTLY SIX P. M. every evening--!
It is so strange, that that ftm transgender child, whom by now, you would have guessed, had been I--; ONLY-REALIZED the UNCANNY CONNECTION to the fact that their being haunted by this nagging voice every-day, otherwise sll-day--; still ENDED, or at-least, went on-pause--; every day--; at precisely the SAME TIME, that that GOON who had conned his way into their mother's house--; had left, on the day of his incourse or Traumatic Menacing of me--; only took-place within about the last three-years or so--.
That's how insidious this kind of damage is.
I since have discovered that this kind of experience, is very characteristic, of what is now well-recognized as a facet of PTSD--; which also includes other symptoms I have incurred in the course of ostracism and slander at least indirectly connectable to later people's transphobia of me-; and which theretofore were ascribed by mental so-called "health," so-called "professionals," to various wastebasket-taxon diagnostic-labels which were basically excuses to place me on neuroleptics mainly intended to keep me from DISCUSSING anything that had happened to me Especially the indescribable, shocking symptom otherwise perfectly well-recognized as so-called "_depersonalization_, where, the best approximation of a subjective description, is the oxymoronic assertion that one "feels," as-though one "did-not," quote-unquote "exist." You feel like your thoughts are so illogical, that your brain can't even "read" the thing that is "you," as "something possible to" have-been "real-." It "rejects" the "prospect" of "your" "existence," the way one might dismiss a particularly bad "account" of a "ghost" or a "UFO-." Or "Santa Claus-." No, worse than any of those things. Like something going-on in a fever dream, where the actual spatial-dimensions don't even make-sense. Like that--.

It would only be even-later after even all of that--; that I would finally find-out exactly what they had hoped to have done to me, if they would have been able to have intimidated my mother into signing me over into institutionalization. So-called "_Conversion 'Therapy,' --."
They were already doing that, with the "inflicted depersonalization," during the afternoon of the home-invading Goon, or during the multiple afternoons where the prinicipal of the first high school had dragged me in to have berated me. She was trying to induce a state of "helpless" panic where I hopefully would have supposedly "indifferently" acquiescently "signed" literally anything. I quickly read the obvious desperation in her constantly coming-back to her wanting me to "sign" whatever document--; that this was the only thing, for which she needed my consent-. Anything-else I said-or-did, she couldn't have cared less about-. This was the tip-off--. Something about that-paper, was something that, no-matter how-badly that principal would-have wanted it-; state law was not permitting her to do, at-least without my express consent (or possibly that of my parents, although either way, she could have done nothing with this, without one of our consents-).
If they coiuld get-away-with the incredible abuse they'd inflicted on me, either within that principal's office, or in my mother's own home, right in-front of my own-mother--; I don't even want to speculate as to what they wouldn't necessarily have-done, behind a locked-door, inside some psychiatric hospital inpatient ward.
I've seen and heard-from victims of so-called "electroconvulsive therapy," which, though it is said merely to blunt depression to let a person knowingly "get-on with their life," you-know, supposedly rather "benign-;" can very easily be used to erase a person's whole life-memory, or sense of emotional identity-. The results are shocking and terrifying, even just to see and/or hear-about--. Even if the person to-whom they do it, is someone, one frankly, rather-hates, to-begin-with-. What they do to them there-; is just clearly, beyond-the-pale--; it literally is the ushering-in of the apocalypse--; to do that to anyone--. That breaks all the boundaries--; that breaks all rules of even remotely civil engagement, or the definition of humanity--. Start doing that, and civilization as we know it, is officially Over--. Period--.
I remember, when I was bullied into "consenting" to Inpatient, and the drugs depersonalized me for 20 months, where I didn't even remember I'd actually ever been more than a fraction of the way different, till I was withdrawn. Ironically abruptly, simply because, even the "slight" degree to-which I actually could remember, how-different I'd been before the drugs, just annoyed the psychiatrist enough, that he didn't even have the patience to steer me through the normal gradual withdrawal-. I did not mind the non-stop, physical running over one hilltop and across the gap to the next one and so-on that went-on for two sleepless weeks after that, or the remaining four weeks of minimal sleep, rapidfire talking, and general hyper-animation. I never got tired of singing The Who's "I'm Free," several times a day, throughout this whole time-.
It wouldn't be, again, to a few years ago, that I also heard of what at the time had been called so-called "Psychic Driving--;" where unsuspecting victims mis-labeled as so-called "patients," were given barbiturates and strapped to beds, then put in a headset, where looped-tapes continually played the same messages over-and-over again into their ears.
The guy who invented this barbaric atrocity did it all for the money, and the only reason his industry ever even eventually rejected it-; was because "the results" didn't "last" long-enough, to have been "commercially viable-."
Insulin Shock was a form of torture that would have fit right in during the Spanish Inquisition right beside their "Judas Cradle," "Stappado," and various other, methods of Torture from that era-; but it was practiced unflinchingly by countless practitioners, whose devotion to their masters was as derangedly deep as the same religious zealots who manned the Inquisition-.
As just one more "Sociopolitically Inconvenient Behavior," the state would have wanted to have suppressed, transgender, or "gender-nonconforming behavior-;" would have been just one more Excuse for state-funded psychiatric so-called institutions-; to have Inflicted All of These Barbarisms, as well_ as the many I'd already endured--.

Today, 12-16 year-old Tumblr, Facebook, and other social-media readers who read about other 12--16 year-olds whose faces and voices were dramatically-changing after their parnets okayed them to have gone-on the recently greenlighted "Transgender hrt," have gone-into profound Social Panic, that they will be left-behind, and "forever" consigned-to the-closet-.
Just-as how, in-the past, almost the only people who even ever were observed as being even possibly transgender--; were the ones last-seen cross-dressing as they were dragged, kicking-and-screaming out of junior-high class-; only to be seen, weeks-or months-later, with expressionless-faces, lower-grades, a disturbing eye-twitch, and, most-notably, no-further sign of any cross-dressing or other "gender-nonconformihg behavior-;" made everyone-else think, there really-was, at-least "practically," no-such thing as transgenderism--; (even the other trans people, were talked-into thinking that, even about-ourselves--;)
Today, we see a Sea of social-media watching 12-16 year old kids who all are outracing each other not to be the last kid in the bunch to change their face and voice for the videos they next upload-; and we can only wonder which ones of these really had even felt that way to beginwith-; and which ones simply were racing to get on the by then, rapidly-departing bandwagon--.

This is really the heretical speculation for anyone even to intimate. Ever, even daring even remotely to have questioned even the putative "authenticity," of today's mass flood of teens vlogging or chatting about how-soon they could expect to be "awarded" their hrt--.

Having acknowledged, that this analysis IS, again, "Stigmatized-;" I will proceed-onward, now, to the next question about the whole, absolute Dichotomy, between the respective Strictures of the Harry Benjamin Era, and the completely Inverted ones, that exist, Now-:


In their defense, even-here-; the authors of wpath soc v7-; were following several strong arguments of pure logic, when they decided selectively to promote, as-opposed-to merely permit, time-sensitive transitioning for trans youth in the age-group of 12-16-:

--By preventing the wrong puberty-; which later would have been perhaps impossible at-least completely to have undone--; they prevented some degrees of changes that would have been irreversible, such as the discrepancy in height that often would have occurred, had the wrong puberty had been allowed to have taken-place--.

-Even among, things that were not, strictly-speaking, "completely" "irreversible," it still would prevent things, that-; although technically "reversible-;" still would have required unusually traumatic or invasive surgeries, to have "reversed-;" namely, the projection of the biologically male, upper maxillary bone in the midface, whose only reversal requires a particularly traumatic and invasive application of facial feminization bone-surgery--.

--For 12--16 year old FtM's, there would be a circumvention of the freezing of the growth of the thoracic girdle and ribcage, and the enablement of the bone-structure to attain a perhaps, much-fuller degree of lengthening, masculine proportioning and conformation, and bone-bulking-up.

-Having to "Re-Pubertize" anyone whose already gone through any "First" puberty, is never going to "take" as well as the actual First puberty, did-.

-Since Puberty is psychosocially and socially, a rite-of-passage, it's another thing that can't be perfectly "Re-Done-." More-Importantly-; the pubertal "rite" experienced by a teen whose body does not match who they psychologically are, will be attended by transphobic bullying by peers, that will leave emotional scars that even, later transitioning, likewise, would not have undone-.

--Any time spent untransitioned is time spent away from rebulding the parts of one's gender identity that only transitioning could have enabled.

-Any time spent untransitioned is time wasted in a misgendering body-.




The point of my Argument and of this Community--; is that despite these seven strikingly-arresting arguments--; there still is a contrary landslide of arguments that-; while they don't automatically contraindicate wpath soc v7's seven, core-arguments-; STILL NEED TO BE CONSIDERED--;

Only that so-far-; they HAVEN'T-BEEN-.


This community-; is dedicated to CORRECTING-THAT-.


THANK YOU--.



P. S.

I have been going by the trans handle of "Mark," here on my Transingularity Channels.

This is just the last of several, binary-male first-names I've used online.
I currently occupy several FtM and other Trans groups on Facebook, and have two written Blogs on different Blogging services, and these account for two more of such first names.

This represents the fact that I am "Stealth-Online-;" aiming to leave "no unnecessary" tells that I were "even" trans, as a male, online-; while-; since I am untransitioned-; in life, I am instead "predominantly" (though by no-means "actively," or "entirely,") "Closeted-;" which means that I dress, act, speak, and generally present myself as "masculinely" as I happen either to "be" or "feel," but only rebuff "misgendering," that seems to be especially obstreperous or willful-; like the other person is signalling-intent to have escalated it, if I didn't "call" them on their "first" such "shot--."

It has dawned on me, that my practice of using binary male first names in my online-group, runs-afoul of my second practice. It risks creating listener Cognitive Dissonance, to hear a person with a particularly "femme-geezer" sort of face, to introduce himself, by the strikingly binary-male, first-name of "Mark--."

I don't know if anybody could proffer "guidance" to a late middle-aged person as to what kind of "non-binary," but "masculine," first-name-; would "sound appropriate," for all of my aforenamed, gender and birth-year bracket, characteristics-.

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