Martine Rothblatt: A Founding Father of the Transgender Empire

Martine Rothblatt is an entrepreneur and lawyer who has been instrumental in the rise of transsexualism, transgenderism and ultimately transhumanism.

At the heart of the emerging “Gender Identity” industry is a man in a dress, donning women’s breasts with the confidence only a man could acquire after a lifetime of being a first class citizen. Martine Rothblatt, born in 1954 is an exceedingly accomplished entrepreneur and lawyer. As the founder of United Theraputics, he was the top earning CEO in the biopharmaceutical industry. He identifies as a transsexual and transhumanist and has written extensively on the connections between the two. Rothblatt believes that human sexual dimorphism is tantamount to South African apartheid and that transgenderism is an onramp to transhumanism – which is for him an exercise in overcoming “fleshism.”

As a member of the International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy (ICTLEP) since 1992, Rothblatt authored the first draft of the Transexual and Transgender Health Law Reports, after meeting Phyllis Frye, another transsexual lawyer, in Texas. This small meeting of men with a penchant for wearing women’s undergarments was the launch pad for an international project to drive transsexualism globally and deconstruct human sexual dimorphism. The document Rothblatt drafted would later be referred to as the International Bill of Gender Rights (IBGR). Phyllis Frye has been referred to as the “grandmother of the transgender movement.” Though Rothblatt’s transhumanist preoccupations may garner him more attention, we must consider him as much of an influence in normalizing transsexualism (transgenderism before it was rebranded), as Frye, if not more. A history of their meeting and subsequent growth of the transgender project in the culture, can be found here.

The Conference of Transexual and Transgender Law and Employment Policy became an international project once Frye was contacted by a transsexual identifying female in the UK named Stephen Whittle, now a professor of equalities law at Manchester Metropolitan University and president-elect of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) which has since developed an American branch (USPATH). Whittle too has been extremely instrumental in driving trans activism, especially in the UK. She became part of the human rights experts team, who elaborated on the international human rights guidelines, the Yogyakarta Principles at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in November 2006. The meeting added SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) principles to the YP, known as Plus 10. Used as international legal guidelines, they are not actually law but are being treated as such by LGBT NGOs fronting for the medical industrial complex, with an investment in future medical-tech identities. The “Gender experts” are self-manufactured professions, much like the mythology of “gender identity” itself.

The Transexual and Transgender Health Law Reports initiated by Frye and Rothblatt and then Whittle, became a working draft for another global document and committee outlining transsexual/transgender rights in the UK, the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transexual People, advanced by yet another male, transsexual, lawyer, Christine Burns and set up by the Home Secretary of the UK in 1999. Membership at the Working group included representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the US.

These four lawyers, all transsexual identifying, have been the main generators of a project to deconstruct sex within the law, on a global scale and to have it replaced with medical identities representing how people feel about their bodies. Martine Rothblatt has gone much further in this deconstruction process.

The Quest for Trans-be-manism

Within a few years of the Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy (ICTLEP) driven by Rothblatt, Frye, Whittle, and Burns, Rothblatt studied for a PhD in medical ethics in London. He was granted a PhD in 2001, based on his dissertation on the conflict between private and public interest in xenotransplantation – any procedure that involves the transplantation, implantation or infusion into a human recipient of live cells, tissues, or organs from a nonhuman animal source. He later created a pig farm to harvest organs, in hopes of eventual use in humans. His purpose is everlasting life for humanity by continual replacement of organs as they wear out.

Rothblatt is a tenacious and accomplished individual. He’s worked in Washington, DC in the field of communications satellite law. He has worked for NASA, was the CEO of GeoStar and the co-creator of SiriusXM Satellite Radio 

He also led the International Bar Association’s biopolitical (an intersectional field between human biology and politics) project to develop a draft of Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights for the United Nations (whose final version was adopted by the UNESCO on November 11, 1997, and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1998). He has written extensively on the need to overhaul our system of labelling people as either male or female based only on their genitalia, digital immortality and the future of creating humans, new reproductive technology, genetic screening and DNA-mapping.

Rothbaltt not only believes we can live indefinitely, but after meeting Ray Kurzweil of Google and being enamored with Kurzweil’s Singularity theory, created a religious organization, Teresem Movement to promote the geoethical (world ethical) use of nanotechnology for human life extension. Teresam conducts educational programs and supports scientific research and development in the areas of cryogenics, biotechnology, and cyber consciousness. He has worked in partnership with Kurzweil promoting a screen adaptation of The Singularity Is Near.

Rothblatt appeared with his wife Bina, and their daughter, Jenesis on the View, in 2016, interviewed by Whoopi Goldberg (note of interest: Goldberg is the host of a trans reality TV modeling show). There was a fourth member of the family available for interviewing as well. Bina48 is a robot created by Rothblatt who is a replica of his wife both inside and out. It is Rothblatt’s intention to install Bina’s consciousness into his robot and eventually distill it to digital data to live in cyber space indefinitely.  He fully believes robots are people without skin – hence the transcendence from “fleshism.”

Rothblatt authored a peer reviewed essay in 2008, published for the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies, entitled, “Are We Transbemans Yet?” while he was still the head of United Therapeutics. The essay speculates about reinventing our species and coins a new term called beme.  He wrote: 

The bottom line of this essay is that in an Information Age society the “beme is mightier than the gene.” This means that transmissible units of character or existence are more important than genetic information. For example, most people’s love-mate is a person with whom they share no genetic commonality outside of that which is in the general gene pool of their community.  However, a lasting interpersonal relationship is only possible if the two partners share a strong appreciation for each other’s bemes – their characters, natures, and ideational units of existence. 

To say the “beme is mightier than the gene” is to disagree with the socio-cultural implication of “blood is thicker than water.” Most people’s strongest relationship, that with their spouse, or with a best friend, is not a blood relationship. On the other hand, bemes are not like mere water. A person builds up his or her bemes over time and evolves them as appears most conducive to an enjoyable life. More apropos than “blood is thicker than water” is “minds are deeper than matter.”  

“This essay aims to open our eyes to the fact that because our society is now based upon bemes more than genes it must logically re-conceptualize its species boundary.”

It’s been less than thirty years since Rothblatt authored that first document to create a legal fiction of disembodiment and just over ten years since he wrote about re-conceptualzing our species boundaries. We are now facing the normalization of that disembodiment in the emerging industry of “gender identity.” Shouldn’t we be considering if this is what we want for ourselves? Are we ready to allow for the deconstruction of the very thing that makes us human, our biological roots in sex? Because if we are not, now is the time to act. The normalization of disembodiment has already been institutionalized and deeply imbedded in the marketplace. Children are being used in experiments both psychological and medical which are dissociating them from their bodies. Their schools have become indoctrination farms, the largest international law firm in the world has been recruited to help with legal construction of the “transgender child” and more than fifty clinics have arisen in the US alone in the past ten years to manipulate their puberty and hormones, setting them down a life-long path of medicalization at a time when we have never been more set apart from each other by our machines.  

The jig is up on this purported “human rights movement.”  If we want to hold fast to our humanity, there is no time to waste. We are in the eleventh hour and must end this tech-driven, hubristic flight from flesh, mortality and nature.  

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Jennifer Bilek publishes regularly on her blog The 11th Hour.

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Article Discussion

  • It began with Rene Descartes and was called the Age of Enlightenment-Another Patriarchal mirror of truth.

  • Posted by Mememe

    23 February, 2022 at 5:46 am

    They want to erase women. Fucking disgusting misogynists and mra...

  • Posted by Theresa

    27 July, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Have none of these true believers in the Singularity ever read the story "Donovan's Brain"? The mind, disembodied from biological realities, becomes an incredibly destructible force.

  • Posted by Amira

    12 July, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Transhumanism is in no way, shape or form connected to transgenderism/sexualism. You'd have to be insane to make such a connection.

    • Posted by Gerard Flood

      18 July, 2020 at 6:08 am

      It is the proponents of Gender Theory and its ideology who are liable to being assessed as "insane". The inevitable consequence of transgender theory is transhumanism because the essence of both is subjective, that the irreducible element of the individual is one's chosen identity. It follows that "cishuman" is "logically" as valid as "cismale" or "cisfemale". This is characteristic of the inherent inconsistencies, contradictions and absurdities of Gender Theory and associated ideologies, which are disentangled and concisely described in the essential, magisterial guide, "Transgender One Shade of Grey" [Patrick J Byrne, Wilkinson, 2018].

    • Posted by RK

      1 January, 2022 at 8:08 pm

      You'd have to be insane NOT to make such a connection.

  • Posted by Chaia

    7 July, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Frankenstein again. They're continuing to bang their heads against a brick wall that they know has been there from the beginning. The arrogance to think a man can recreate nature. Can any of us begin to contemplate the infinite universe? This is the death knell of the patriarchy.

  • Posted by Mia Campioni

    7 July, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I am from an age which experienced nazism and Dr Mengele, who experimented with women and children, as well as disabled and mentally disturbed human beings,so it all sounds absolutely possible to have evil men doing similar things, which only men can invent, because they have no idea what it is to have an organic consciousness, ie. being born with a female body organised organically for reproduction......

  • Posted by Artemix

    7 July, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Rothblatt brings all the predictions of Mary Daly and Janice Raymond to life. Raymond is the author of The Transsexual Empire which saw what was being built by the medical and pharmaceutical industires. They predicted today's transgender movement say eventually it would be men with penises and breasts because the would want "every that projects" Martine along with Jennifer Pritzker have used law skills and endless funding to set up a new male defined world just as women have been toppling the old male defined world of warfare. Now they think they can dominate nature by replacing it with cybernetics. That horror makes me glad for the coming industrial collapse which nature has already begun with the world wide pandemic.

  • Posted by Artemix

    7 July, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Rothblatt brings all the predictions of Mary Daly and Janice Raymond to life. Raymond is the author of The Transsexual Empire which saw what was being built by the medical and pharmaceutical industires. They predicted today's transgender movement say eventually it would be men with penises and breasts because the would want "every that projects" Martine alond with Jennifer Pritzker have used law skills and endless funding to set up a new male defined world just as women have been toppling the old male defined world of warfare. Now they think they can dominate nature by replacing it with cybernetics. That horror makes me glad for the coming industrial collapse which nature has already begun with the world wide pandemic.

  • Posted by FeistyAmazon

    6 July, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you Jennifer for your excellent writing and logic. These implications by M. Rothblatt sound like truly cult like fiction, frightening in scope and power, especially to young minds wanting out of the straitjacketed roles in society, or to be novel, hip and cool amongst their peers with the latest tech. It all sounds like a bad Sci Fi movie, that in the end only the rich will have the choices, and males. The rest fed illusions and lies. Him, Jennifer Pritzker and all the rest, their vision is not my Vision as it all sounds rather nightmarish. Trans surgeries themselves are illusions, they dont really work, mostly cosmetic only in function. I would not wish this future in any child! Thank you for standing up for women, and our fleshed bodies. Biology is real. The rest is deception and illusion.

  • Posted by Alice M

    6 July, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    It’s a chilling read. And all about the evil wealthy men who are delusional with the idea that they will be the one who does “this”. Notoriety. Riches. Crazy scientists. Men dressed as women. Rocky Horror show 2020.

    • Posted by Habes Nicht

      6 July, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      ... and the women will be the "incubators". Where did I hear about this plot before?

  • Posted by valley of the rogue

    6 July, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    He is not just a transvestite trying to shove his paraphilia down the throats of people, he is also a eugenicist. Haven't we learned anything AT ALL from the horrors of the 20th century? This man is evil with too much money at his disposal to promote his evil.

    • Posted by Habes Nicht

      6 July, 2020 at 11:51 pm

      This is what I was thinking. I couldn't believe it when I realized women's online spaces were being censored/edited/banned until I saw it for myself. Now, after looking up "transhumanism", I realize there's a profit-motivated goal behind it, and that all the tech companies are behind it as well. This stuff is fascism/eugenics/capitalism combined in one dumpster fire, it's terrifying.

    • Posted by Rachel McFarlane

      13 July, 2020 at 1:01 am


  • Posted by eca

    6 July, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Powerful reportage, thanks, Jennifer. MR and his cohort exhibit an almost biocidal hatred of any aspect or process of nature they can't control and replace.

  • Posted by Brigitte Lechner

    6 July, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    According to Antonio Damasio, the brain needs a body to evolve, monitor and sustain the Self and consciousness. Good luck to any hubristic ignoramus who aims to do without it. The mind cannot be 'downloaded' either because it is a process, ongoing from the cradle to the grave and, like a river, never being one and the same from moment to moment.

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