Ironically, despite the fact that Burke's book is being used to justify lobbying to get gender identity disorders out of the DSM-IV, other transsexual activists condemn Burke as a dangerous transphobe.
1999 — Gordene O. Mackenzie, "50 Billion Galaxies of Gender: Transgendering the Millennium", in Reclaiming Genders: Transsexual Grammars at the Fin de Siècle (ed. Kate More & Stephen Whittle), Cassell (1999), ISBN0304337773, page 214:
The object of scorn in the films are not transpersons, but the bigoted transphobes who are made to look like fools.
1999 — Atara Stein, "'Without Contraries Is No Progression': S/M, Bi-nary Thinking, and the Lesbian Purity Test", in Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics (ed. Dawn Atkins), The Haworth Press (1999), ISBN0789005484, page 57:
It is, apparently, the embrace of contraries and ambiguity that biphobes, transphobes, and anti-s/m crusaders seem to find threatening.
Those cruel enough to jeer might yet be discouraged by the number of people around them and those rampant transphobes who might be angered to violence were unlikely to attack her in a street full of witnesses.
2006 — Jamie Stuart, "In Another Bracket: Trans Acceptance in Lesbian Utopia", in Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives (ed. Angela Pattatucci Aragón), Harrington Park Press (2006), ISBN9781560236443, page 225:
Woman in Washroom is one-dimensional, and seems to be in the movie only to play the part of an unsympathetic, violent transphobe.
2011 — Paolo Bacchetta & Jin Haritaworn, "There are Many Transatlantics: Homonationalism, Homotransnationalism and Feminist-Queer-Trans of Colour Theories and Practices", in Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism As Travelling Theory (eds. Kathy Davis & Mary Evans), Ashgate Publishing Limited (2011), ISBN9780754678359, page 132:
[…] the same homonationalists who target "Muslims" in Europe have more recently shown themselves interested in homopobes and, to a lesser extent, transphobes in Uganda, Malawi, Poland, Russia and Jamaica […]
2011 — Alexis Shotwell, Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding, Pennsylvania State University Press (2011), ISBN9780271037639, page 153 (footnote):
And this is ironic, given the intense anti-trans current prevalent in so-called radical feminism, a descendent of the second-wave feminism exemplified by virulent transphobes Janice Raymond and Sheila Jeffreys.