The "two women" referred to below are Susan Schaelzer and Myrl Jeffcoat, from this group: www.humanticsfoundation.com/andysposse.htm Sorry Teddy/Stevie Barrett /Terry the Terror ... .... it is you who use cowardly men pretending to be women to do your publicist work ... Subject: My Transgendered Activities Newsgroups: soc.support.transgendered Date: 1998/03/24 (from alt.support.breast-implant) Some of you know that I was recently criticized by two women for "aligning" myself with a transsexual group. Their theory was that this "alliance" might somehow, someway hurt some of the impending cases. Further, GWS people, I was sternly informed, did not wish to be "aligned" with "you." (that's Gulf War Syndrome, altho it doesn't even matter). They further expressed that "I" could not speak for "them" because I had posted some jokes on an atheist board and this made me unworthy somehow to share information on the dangers of silicone. I assured them that posting on an atheist board no more made me an atheist than my posting on a gardening board made me a vegetable. This all strikes a very personal and profound chord in me. We are one generation away from Nazi Germany. Many of my ancestors died horrific deaths in concentration camps ~ less than 55 years ago. A blink in time and space. We have at least one holocaust survivor in our support system ~ a woman I cherish beyond words. Our organization makes no judgements as to why someone was implanted or injected, who they are, what they do for a living, who they have slept with, what their personal vices may be, with their criminal record may be, or whether they are gazillionaires or paupers, heathens or saints. We raise consciousness as to the dangers of silicone and our grateful everyday that we have the health and ability to do so. I would like to share this message I just received from a reader on the soc.support.transgendered board. It made my day as you might well imagine. TS stands for transsexual. Love to all. Ilena Rosenthal Tue Mar 24 13:51 PST 1998 >From: m >Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 13:51:47 -0800 >To: [email protected] >Subject: Re: Silicone Immunopathology >Ilena: >Just in case no one has written to say thank you for imparting some >scientific knowledge to this group; thank you. TSs as a group may seem >to be ignorant, but really many of us are just desperate. I would guess >you know about these 'practioners' who inject industrial grade silicone >while in public bathrooms. I hope you never feel anger about the people >in this group, but maybe just a little pity along with the compassion >you have demonstrated.