“I don’t care if male privilege dies hard”- Free PDF of J. Michael Bailey’s ‘The Man Who Would Be Queen’

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“Man Who Would Be Queen” author J. Michael Bailey surfaces to make a rare public appearance on memoirist Christine Benvenuto’s latest, which calls into question the claim of recently hired (white heterosexual male) NewYorkTimes columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan asserting that he is now a member of “one of the most marginalized groups in the country.” Boylan has built a successful career based solely on his transgender identity.
Christine has been censored and harassed (police being called during one bookstore reading incident) after publication of her memoir reflecting on the disintegration of her marriage to autogynephile crossdressing academic Jay (now “Joy”) Ladin. Transgender attorney and HuffPo columnist Dana Beyer, among other prominent individuals, personally campaigned for censorship of Christine Benvenuto’s work, even though they had not actually read it.
Excerpts from Bailey’s comments:
J. Michael Bailey
September 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm
I loved your book. So refreshingly honest and insightful. You had the courage to keep your eyes open. In contrast, in the NY Times this week there is a lukewarm review of a sister’s account of her financier brother’s transformation. Sounds like the same ol’.
If you are interested in learning more about the motivations of heterosexual men who become women, you can read my book (third section most relevant) here:
http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/JMichael-Bailey/TMWWBQ.pdf
Some transsexual women tried to suppress the book by attacking me. (Talk about male privilege dying hard.) You can read about their attempts to ruin my life here:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-007-9301-1
“..one of the fundamental insights of the best science on transsexualism is that there is nothing fundamentally different between heterosexual crossdressers (as which many future transsexuals begin) and autogynephilic transsexuals (the kind that is motivated by the erotic desire to become women).”
“..both the fundamental difference and the inevitability of transition are false..”
“…I think that a careful (or even an ordinary without blinders) reading of Christine’s book shows how inaccurate her husband, then ex-husband, seemed regarding his history and motivations. Inaccurate enough to have helped inspire Christine’s book. Was this conscious dishonesty, unconscious dishonesty, delusion, or what? I suspect a bit of each.”
“Autogynephilic men who transition to become transwomen deserve some sympathy, and they have had mine. But their plight is much more akin to a normal heterosexual man’s midlife crisis decision to leave his wife for another woman than it is to their preferred narrative. The heterosexual man in midlife crisis also deserves some sympathy. But so does the family he is leaving.”
Bailey offers a free PDF of his book “The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism”. Click the above link to read it.
Read Christine Benvenuto’s post on the dubious prospect of Boylan’s alleged marginalization titled “Male Privilege Dies Hard” and Bailey’s comments by clicking here: http://christinebenvenuto.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/male-privilege-dies-hard/
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24 thoughts on ““I don’t care if male privilege dies hard”- Free PDF of J. Michael Bailey’s ‘The Man Who Would Be Queen’

  1. I’ve never read his book in full. Does he try to say that the homosexual mtfs are females then?
    because the quote where he says:
    “one of the fundamental insights of the best science on transsexualism is that there is nothing fundamentally different between heterosexual crossdressers (as which many future transsexuals begin) and autogynephilic transsexuals (the kind that is motivated by the erotic desire to become women).”
    is quite true, but I think it would also apply to all transsexuals. If you look on trans forums or facebook etc with them there is a very common thing they say where they criticize and shame crossdressers, androgynous people, gays/lesbians etc.
    as just “freaks”,”fags”, “manly ugly dykes”, and not “real women” like themselves (haha!). But the objective reality is that they are all males (well, except for the lesbians of course lol).

    1. Ave, no, he doesn’t say that homosexual trans are women–just that their aim is different. He says they are markedly effeminate from very young childhood, in contrast to autogynephilic/heterosexual trans who start life as very clearly males, despite what selective memory tells them. Trans who are clearly effeminate know that the male partners they want prefer women over effeminate males, and so seek to be as feminine as possible to attract them.

    2. ” If you look on trans forums or facebook etc …. “manly ugly dykes” ”
      I’ll admit I haven’t looked (because I don’t think I could bear it!), but I’m not surprised. I guess they’d have it in for fat women as well, because (along with us manly ugly fat dykes like me) we have what they so desire (a female body), yet we don’t take proper CARE of it, letting ourselves get fat and ugly rather than slim and beautiful and in the full feminine porn-princess get up at all times.
      I expect the same kind of contempt for camp gay men or drag queens, because they are too close for comfort.
      Misogynistic and homophobic, that’s my prediction.

    1. The book says that most gay men are effeminate in childhood but don’t want to become women when they are older. Thanks to trans fucktivists – now many effeminate gender non conforming boys have no chance of becoming gay men. The same goes with gender non conforming girls. That’s gay reperative therapy under the guise of “progress” and the lgb community is cheering. There is a case in australia where a christian couple raised their 7 year old daughter as a boy and now want to change her sex.

  2. I had left a review of “Sex Changes” last year under a fake name–Woman Writer and this morning I got a message from Amazon a guy called “Brewster” that said I “outed” myself. I took it as threat. Do you know who “Brewster” is. I am not all that computer literate. In my personal life as a women member of the Ultra Orthodox community I am insulated–in my work life I am not. Can he really know who I am? He called me a rad fem–which makes me wonder.

    1. He’s saying you “outed yourself” as a “radfem” by “slutshaming” autogynephiles. (LOL)
      Here’s the permalink to the comment Motherhood is talking about.

      1. Slut shamming? There is not even one of these guys can do “slut.” They wish they were slut shamed–they long to be slut shamed–no it was the hard-on that I was talking about–that proud boner they think is a civil rights movement. I think I pointed out the writer was a plain old abusive ex husband and stalker driven by misogynist impulses and narcissism. A rad fem—they are so clueless. Seriously do they honestly think that the only women that have caught on to this are “rad fems.” It may have come to us later but we got it and I am so far from rad anything. They really have no idea–so they call the rad fems “terfs” what are they going to call the la leche league women and the PTA women–the boys are gonna need to huddle. They are going to get themselves so confused trying to refer to all the women that do not want them near them—maybe they should just call us all women because we are calling them men.

  3. “I have devised a set of rules that should work even for the novice
    (though admittedly, I have not tested them). Start at zero. Ask each
    question, and if the answer is “Yes,” add the number (+1 or -1) next to
    the question. If the sum gets to +3, stop; the transsexual you’re talking
    to is autogynephilic. If the sum gets to -3, she is homosexual.
    +1 Have you been married to a woman?
    +1 As a child, did people think you were about as masculine as other boys?
    +1 Are you nearly as attracted to women as to men? Or more attracted to women? Or equally uninterested in both? (Add 1 if “Yes”to any of these.)
    +1 Were you over the age of 40 when you began to live full time as a woman?
    +1 Have you worn women’s clothing in private and, during at least three of those times, become so sexually aroused that you masturbated?
    +1 Have you ever been in the military or worked as a policeman or truck driver, or been a computer programmer, businessman, lawyer, scientist, engineer, or physician?
    -1 Is your ideal partner a straight man?
    -1 As a child, did people think you were an unusually feminine boy?
    -1 Does this describe you? “I find the idea of having sex with men very sexually exciting, but the idea of having sex with women is not at all appealing.”
    -1 Were you under the age of 25 when you began to live full time as a woman?
    -1 Do you like to look at pictures of really muscular men with their shirts off?
    -1 Have you worked as a hairstylist, beautician, female impersonator, lingerie model, or prostitute?”
    I don’t understand how you can endorse a book that contains such a passage. Large portions of Bailey’s autogynephile test seem to rely on stereotyping. (and if you’re wondering, I got a +1, for “nearly as attracted to women as men.” Guess I’m neither.)

  4. http://joannabefree.blogspot.com/2015/09/those-with-agenda.html
    “Thursday, 17 September 2015
    Those with an agenda….
    GenderTrender is a website run by a trans-exclusive radical feminist (TERF). I never go there but in reading one of Julia Serano’s posts I saw a link to a reference to Michael Bailey and followed it. This statement caught my eye:
    “Autogynephilic men who transition to become transwomen deserve some sympathy, and they have had mine. But their plight is much more akin to a normal heterosexual man’s midlife crisis decision to leave his wife for another woman than it is to their preferred narrative. The heterosexual man in midlife crisis also deserves some sympathy. But so does the family he is leaving.”
    This pronouncement is made rather glibly and I can certainly speak to it since she is potentially referring to someone who fits my profile.
    After being forced out of my own marriage for sporadic and secretive crossdressing I can honestly say that I did not deliberately leave my family behind. I see my children regularly and my daughter lives with me 2 nights a week. She could care less whether I crossdress or not and wonders why people care so much. I have been deeply dysphoric all of my life and have more than once weighed the idea of transition but have decided against it. It’s been a tough haul to get to where I am now.
    So when I see another example of someone misrepresenting who I am and making a statement without an immediate understanding of what dysphoria is like, it makes me wonder about some people’s motivations.
    To suggest that gynephilic dysphoric males are transitioning in order to usurp the roles of genetic women is not only bordering on paranoia but it hints at an unstable mind. It’s certainly not a plan I devised for myself growing up but I am sure its the kind of hyperbole that plays well to its intended audience; a militant but tiny sliver of the female population.
    If there is one thing I would like to see change in this world is people weighing in on things they have never experienced first-hand. It’s hard to imagine a person leaving a marriage behind to undergo a gender role transition (something which 99% of men would never even conceive of) but to compare that decision to being on par with a mid-life crisis borders on the moronic.
    Not only does this person not have any sympathy, but I seriously doubt they have very strong relationships with caring and loving people.
    This kind of commentary can be found at the end of every single article where the topic of transgender people is dealt with. It speaks to the challenges ahead and to the type of individuals that we must be alert to.
    One thing is to search for understanding but quite another is a deliberate attempt to misrepresent.”

    1. He doesn’t think transactivists are trying to erase women? Where the fuck has he been? The whole blog is full of examples of men doing exactly that.

    2. ” It’s hard to imagine a person leaving a marriage behind to undergo a gender role transition ” No, it’s not hard to imagine at all, men leave their marriages to pursue their own personal pleasures all the time.

    3. “After being forced out of my own marriage for sporadic and secretive crossdressing I can honestly say that I did not deliberately leave my family behind.”
      He didn’t leave. The evil harridan who didn’t want to be married to a “woman” forced him out.
      lol

      1. For all their cross-dreaming lady brains they just don’t have a clue. It took two years to ”force” my ex out.
        ”It’s been a tough haul to get to where I am now.” Yeah, poor thing, my heart bleeds. Maybe he shouldn’t have been so ”secretive” in the first place.

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