Speaking personally as someone who er 'transmogrified' from a David into a Delaney, all I can say to Rick Priestly and John Lambshead is this.
Fuck you from the bottom of my heart. Fuck you and your transphobic, misogynistic, bigoted little brains. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You behaviour here towards women gamers, towards transwomen and (for some reason moreso) to transmen is a stain on our hobby. You want to take responsibility for the damage you cause people like me? For all the hurt and humiliation that spreading drivel like this to the community causes us. Trans people are murdered, are attacked and driven to suicide by people who read material like this and think we are a joke- in your words 'unsettling'.
Transphobia aside, the misogyny here is disgusting. You wonder why men treat women gamers poorly that we leave the hobby? Do you even think for a minute about what our experiences are like attempting to engage the hobby? This is what is waiting for us.
Oh and this gem...
'It?' Seriously, you think that is okay to call someone non binary? Like, I dunno... intersex people like myself? Am I an 'it' to you? An 'unsettling' 'it' perhaps?
Pull this book, revise it and clean up your fucking act.
Our hobby deserves to be better than this.
UPDATE: and a response? Hmmm...
John is currently being called out by other women gamers right now. His responses, I am told, are disgusting and childish. However he has blocked me, so I will just have to imagine.
I hope Rick carries himself with more dignity.