Third author is more unknown but should be more controversial than the other two, Paul Beatriz Preciado. I was recommended this author by a TiF on Lex and while I was skeptical at first, I was pleasantly surprised. The reading of the book Testo Junkie is like an experience which I can only compare to taking shrooms and watching some surrealist films. It starts with some gross degenerate shit, which acts as a way to scare off those who aren't supposed to read further. I enjoy her theory of the pharamcopornographic regime, how gender nowadays relies on pharmaceutical technology and how nobody is natural anymore and how everything is being used to control us. She also compares and theorizes about whether you could get addicted to HRT as if it were hard drugs (her conclusion is no, but that it's nearly a religious practice). At the same time she examines how birth control pills are a societally accepted form of HRT and how they have been used to control women, how experiments were done on marginalized colonial communities and how women have been conditioned into taking a pill every day at the exact same time. How it has turned women's brains further into a prison, a panopticon and oddly enough the first bc pill containers were shaped like a panopticon (like how Atwood says you are your own voyeur). So it's not that just the school is a prison, the workplace is a prison, but even at home you're not safe. How the stopweek was invented, because the idea of a woman not having a period was seen as not feminine. Or how testosterone supplementation for post-menopausal women has been restricted, because of the attitude that it's a male hormone, even though women need it too for energy and sexual arousal. That researchers don't even consider it an option because some women in studies had a slight androgenized effect, that a single body hair here and there popped up at such a low dosage, even though it helped with depression, energy and libido. Meanwhile doctors don't hesitate to prescribe viagra to men and insurance companies have no problem covering it. Or how doctors constantly downplay and hide the potentially disastrous side effects of longterm bc pill use and even prescribe it to teenage girls without much thinking, for even things like acne, even though it can affect bone density.
Her theory is that because a large number of women women are on hormones and are pressured by the pornography industry to get plastic surgery and how men are on viagra, gender has become reliant on pharmaceutical technologies, not just for TiFs and TiMs, but for everyone. Nobody is allowed to exist in their natural state and the pharmacopornographic regime makes it increasingly difficult to do so, it causes problems in intimacy and then sells the cure. Obviously birth control pills have also liberated many women, but it's still curious how it has put reproductive responsibility solely on women's shoulders and how it has caused researchers to be lazy and not seek actual cures and causes for things like endometriosis and PCOS. Or how it has in a Brave New World way, made it our responsibility to take anti depressants and other pharmaceuticals to get through life, instead of fixing the real world material problems which make people depressed and burned out. Like how the 50's housewife was constantly on benzo's just to cope with her abusive
husband and insane amount of responsibilities, instead of actually giving her the option to divorce and find happiness. There's also this whole bit about how TiFs don't need bottom surgery, because you already have your hands and it made her feel pretty weird when she got a manicure for the first time as a butch woman. The framing is that the book is an homage to a scrote who died of AIDS, but like I said at the start, it truly feels like one of those memes where a woman says some weird shit and then goes "okay the men have stopped reading by now, [insert actual message]" picrel.
You may hate her because she's on T herself, but she sees her use of T similarly to Freud's usage of cocaine or some tragic Victorian author's usage of opium, so she's aware that it's not exactly healthy. I think a lot of TRAs would hate her for that. She also kept her original name Beatriz, just added Paul. I have had some interesting discussions with the TiF who suggested the book to me and she later stopped using T. I started reading these authors after being gaslit into reading polilez philosophy, because a lot of people share memes and quotes without understanding where they come from and how anything which is labeled as "queer" is seen as verboten. Even though the writings of these butch authors are seen as verboten by TRAs (especially TiMs) too.
Kind of like how everything written Simone de Beauvoir is automatically dismissed by many rf's because she signed that one petition, even though many people who shit on her have never read any of her books. So I started with her and a couple male authors on post structuralism and postmodernism, read through history and that gave me a new perspective on the verboten "queer" butch authors. I have found that people who do postmodernism and poststructuralism the hardest, will denounce it and claim they hate it, like polilez, tankies, Putin, and fascists (Putin is a fascist too, just a very interesting case because he hired a postmodern art director as the head of propaganda while shitting on "postmodern neomarxists"). They create new narratives and rewrite history as a means to their political goals, while vehemently denying that they do so. They just say they have the absolute truth and you're just a relativist if you question anything. Postmodernism is merely a tool and isn't always evil, sometimes cool movies can come out of it which combine high and low culture, like the Romeo and Juliet movie from the 90s, or even zoomer humor is a good example of it. While at the same time it can be used to craft new narratives for a harmful ideology like palingenetic ultranationalism or Maoism (which ironically enough influenced polilez, together with Christian theology, several polilez were also theologists). It aren't just TRA's who are doing post-modernism, but they do at least admit it. They don't seem to understand the implication of that though and still act just as annoying and also still claim they know the absolute truth and if you criticize anything you're literally killing them lol. I'm just talking out of my ass two, just sharing my two cents, because maybe someone has similar brainworms and will consider what I said and my recommendations.