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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58698406

No. This is drivel. A woman has a cervix, biology is real, shut the fuck up. Reality is non-negotiable, enough of this weak nonsense.

This is not a rights issue. Nobody, ever, anywhere, has had or should ever have the "right" to define reality as such that facts are irrelevant, with everyone else having to play along. That is not a human right. Unforgivably demented.

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Cuddleboy19
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Finally, someone gets it!
HattieTheHat
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Sir Keir gets it.
Gaoru
2 weeks, 1 day ago
What the...?

My brain just fucking melted...
Bachri
2 weeks, 1 day ago
That's a watch, thank you!
KevinSnowpaw
2 weeks, 1 day ago
if peeps want to argue gender expression sure.. fine.. but actual zoological sex? I'm afraid there's a hard line on that one.
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Even that is too far. We have individual personalities, it isn't gender expression. Cretinous zealots don't get to deform and deface our language. Our societies in the west are already very accepting of individual personality, how we wish to express ourselves. Pretending a personality is a gender is nonsense.
KevinSnowpaw
2 weeks, 1 day ago
well gender itslef is a modern construct I agree I just ment that im wllling to accpet debate over gender expression and weather or a not a dude in a dress is a transvesttite or not ect and what have you.


I am NOT willing under any circumstances to accept a "woman's penis" ect I just am not im sorry.
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
I don't give a shit about what people want to do in their private lives, provided they aren't abusing others. What I object to is making it everyone elses' problem. Who gives a fuck if they have identity problems? Who cares if they don't feel validated? Nobody is obligated to give a single shit and this constant insistence on the idea that all society needs to heed the words of these demented, entitled little shits is beyond insane. They think it is a human right, obviously exclusive to them, to order a society of however many millions of people to change their perception of reality to suit the demands of petulant weaklings. If people want to invent insane ideological claptrap about gender they can do it without public funding, without having the power to fuck our lives up, without anyone else ever having the obligation to give a fraction of a damn about it.
Triax7
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Well said! Agree 100%
KevinSnowpaw
2 weeks, 1 day ago
I agree.. Ive been doing a great deal of reflecting on this and the more I think about it the more comparasons I make the deeper i dig the more I look at the picture in the micro and the macro the more I realize.


it's not a Trans issue thats bothering you or me nither onf of us hates on them for being trans we dont hate on gays or straights.

It's a Culture issue.

Were upset over the way the cultures going the way we put people on pedistools, I could go into this in depth but theres not enough wordcount.. it irks me to.
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
I say it's a supremacy issue. None of this is a discussion. They run the universities, every company and institution has special departments just for leftist bullshit like diversity. The UK has a minister of equalities now. If we don't like this shit we are harassed. We lose careers, reputations, social standing and respect. We are labelled evil for believing in reality and are expected not simply to tolerate lefty dogma but to explicitly ally ourselves to it and cheer in its name. These are people who believe in nonsense and need coersion and threats to maintain that nonsense. None of us asked for this, wanted it or even got to fucking discuss it. It is a cultural war and we are enemies, we will lose if we act like this is just civil discussion between two honest sides. Never was. Call this shit out for what it is and let the people who push it know they are awful for doing so. Because they actually are.
HattieTheHat
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Validating how a person identifies is for the sake of that person's mental and emotional wellbeing, and could very well keep them from killing themself.
KatoriaTheRed
2 weeks, 1 day ago
it's a shame i still remember the days when that was never a problem and we did not NEED such validations, because everyone KNEW who they were and did not feel the need to be vocal about it. lol
HattieTheHat
2 weeks, 1 day ago
More people know who they are in the modern day than in the past.
Teddy
2 weeks, 1 day ago
But.. but.. it's a very feminine penis.
LongTom
2 weeks, 1 day ago
You're not a woman if you have male junk.  I draw the line at that.
Drag0nL0v3r
2 weeks, 1 day ago
🤡
LongTom
2 weeks, 1 day ago
MviluUatusun
2 weeks, 1 day ago
BTW, I heard recently that the American Medical Association (AMA) has stated that hospitals should no longer put a baby's sex on the birth certificate because a "male" may not be a male and a "female" may not be a female.  Do whut?  Do the baby got a penis?  It's a male.  Do it got a vulva and a vagina?  It's a female.  Do it got both?  It's a hermaphrodite.  Sounds pretty cut and dry to me.  
moyomongoose
2 weeks, 1 day ago
All I got to that say is...Some of those UK politicians must have grown up in a family of all male siblings and never seen a girl's woo-woo before.

I have no doubt some of them may have flunked biology class while they were in high school. I'm glad they went into politics and none of them chose medical doctor as a profession.
Yiffox
2 weeks, 1 day ago
they redefined anti-vax as people in dictionary as those who oppose vaccine mandates. 1984 here we come
Yiffox
2 weeks, 1 day ago
the better case medically, is that there are gender specific diseases....and the british a few years ago said male born people who identify as female should get cervix screening, even tho they dont have it.
DramaHound
2 weeks, 1 day ago
An easy way to avoid butting heads with a biology textbook in the pursuit of defining yourself is to develop a personality.
MaxDeGroot
2 weeks, 1 day ago
What I find horribly annoying is they even claim it's biological. Nothing to back it up, just, the claim.

Um...biology in humans says XX is female, XY is male.

Yes, there are rare exception. VERY rare exceptions, and I'm willing to give THEM a lot of leaway.

But if your DNA says XY and you claim to be a woman, you're wrong.
If your DNA says XX and you claim to be a man, you're wrong, too.

The problem is in your head, not your body, and that is where the treatment needs to happen.

Your attempts to make me ignore my eyes and ears will simply cause me to ignore you.

And NO, you do NOT have a RIGHT to be dated. Nobody has that right. Nobody.
drakar2835
2 weeks, 1 day ago
You seem to be back in great spirit! ;-)
Drag0nL0v3r
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Gender and sex are two different things. Gender is societal, sex is biological.
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nah, they are interdependent. Gender only has context from biological sex. When people detach gender from sex they stop talking about gender and start describing personality, individual differences. An entire arm of psychology that already accounts for every single thing the gender ideologues describe. Gender is not seperate from sex, end of. It is a fact as plain as the existence of gravity. The moment you grant the separation of gender and sex is the moment nutcase collectivist bullshit-artists can insert their spectrum multigender fluidity piffle.
Drag0nL0v3r
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Well, you're gonna have fun in the modern world then being such a spiteful, angry person.
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Modern world? Nonsense is the modern world? You are a fucking disgrace.
Drag0nL0v3r
2 weeks, 1 day ago
🤡
HattieTheHat
2 weeks, 1 day ago
The notion that gender is the same as sex is antiquated and reductive. Human beings are more nuanced than that, and that's becoming more apparent in the modern era.
Bachri
2 weeks ago
Whatever you say, clown, lmao
moyomongoose
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Someone should create a cartoon character of one of those UK politicians, and name it "Hairy Dickless Dietz".

Could even portray said character as being hopped up on crank and going around saying something silly like, "Yearnk yearnk", all the time as sort of a trademark of the character.
CaptainKenmason
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Aye, absolyewte bloody honkery!
HattieTheHat
2 weeks, 1 day ago
That article was a good read. I'm gonna share it with my social group.
raccoondad
2 weeks, 1 day ago
"no one should have the right to define reality, so let me state what I see as reality, even if I'm wrong, and if you don't agree you are wrong"

Man whats with the cub community and transphobia?
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Apparently if you have a problem with having literal falsehoods shoved down your throat, indoctrinated into children, installed in positions of authority on massive public-funded salaries, used as an excuse to riot and destroy, to ruin people who think differently (correctly in fact) and you don't want to sing its praises while you take it up the ass, one is some variety of phobic. No, chucklefuck, trans activism is the thing that's terrified of reality and is desperately trying to bully and coerce its drivel into every level of our civilisation. Having a problem with all that and drawing a cartoon about it, that's too much, that's being a nasty person. Nah, I reject your perspective outright for the absolute tripe that it is. The aggressors are the activists.
raccoondad
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Yeah, sure bud, cry about it.

Also no, its not a falsehood. You just can't accept other peoples lives because you yourself are unhappy with your own, and that alone is very sad

I don't want to continue talking with someone like that, there's no aggressor but you, and you justify it by making up things that aren't actually happening. Sorry to tell you this, but people not liking you for being hateful isn't really a problem,

Sorry if you can't accept that truth
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Lol, you think I'm the one who is crying? Not the people screaming that they need everyone's validation or they literally cannot survive? Yeah, your brain is a toilet.
raccoondad
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Dude, literally no one is saying that :\

You are strawmanning
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Yes they are, that's what the entire thing is about, you liar. Validate all this gender bullshit or you're a bigot evil piece of crap and if I kill myself it's your fault. It's insane. And just to press the point further, since you lack self-awareness and think I'm somehow the aggressor: I post my toons and opinions to my page, my gallery, where people are only going to care if they want to. You came to me, left some shite little comment and then whined when I wasn't nice to you about it. If you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen and don't give me any of your fucking mental baggage to carry because I've offended you by speaking my mind, I've got enough of my own shit to deal with. If you don't like my stuff then sod off, if you want to leave a shitty comment then accept getting one back. Child.
raccoondad
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Im sorry but I would suggest actually....interacting with a trans person once in your life before talking about them? You are the one getting offended and you are the only one being an aggressor here. Hell my comment was more critical than anything. You went off on me about it because you saw being critical as a threat

Im not lying, and honestly, I think its better to end it here. There's no point in talking with someone like that
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Better idea: I don't care about what trans people want from me, they can live their lives and I can live mine and they can stop imposing their bullshit on wider society like telling all of us we need to change our definitions of what male and female, man and woman mean just to suit their desires. I am not obligated to give a shit about their validation in exactly the same way they aren't obligated to do the same for me. If activists want respect they've done everything in their power not to earn it, instead they've rightly earned contempt, for their behaviour has been contemptuous. You leftist wankers don't get to tell other people what to think or how to express themselves. So yeah, I don't care about their shit, what I care about is what they are trying to destroy to get their own way. So no, I don't need to talk to a trans person (I already have anyway, many times, and most of 'em also hate lefty activists who are making shit harder for trans people because society is getting sick of hearing about this crap), I don't need to do a goddamn thing.
Bachri
2 weeks ago
Hey, trans person here. Just wanted to say, you do not speak for me. Please do not pretend that you do. Thanks.
raccoondad
2 weeks ago
I never claimed to be speaking for anyone but myself, LOL
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks ago
A lie. You told me I should speak to a trans person earlier, which automatically means they have the same opinions and believe the same as you, so you were therefore speaking for them. Hiding behind trans people to talk absolute bollocks, waving the accusation of "transphobia" around like a censer in a church to ward off evil. Develop a sense of self-awareness, because bearing witness to you is embarrassing.
raccoondad
2 weeks ago
I never said this? Like, you literally are making stuff up or assuming things

No offense but clearly you are being an asshole for no reason, please stop pushing that onto other people and stop being an asshole when people have done nothing to you, its how you push away your fanbase and friends

Im not gonna interact with you anymore, you are a toxic person, and frankly I have healthier coping mechanisms than whatever you are doing
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks ago
Nope. Not making anything up. You're a fraud.
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks ago
I'll elaborate actually, not for you, you're already convinced you're an innocent little dindu. When you tell me I should speak to a trans person, when you speak about trans people as a group, you are implicitly making the point that their perspectives are consistent. This is a ubiquitous leftist assumption, that membership of a demographic entails membership of a set of prescribed opinions. That is why, for example, black republicans in America are labelled as coons, house niggers, coconuts etc, because they are "traitors" to their racial demographic. What, exactly, would they be traitors to if the assumption that blacks must have X views is not a thing? No, leftists like you pretend that demographic groups are monolithic in perspective so you can use them as a shield behind which to hide. So if I say something relating to the current public arguments around trans issues that you find offensive, you can say I am a transphobe, that I don't know trans people and I'm a blind horrible bigot. I am hostile to people like you BECAUSE YOU DO THIS, YOU FUCKING SCUM. I am not horrible to all the other people here who are not WOKE SACKS OF SHIT. Why? Because YOU are the problem, not the other SANE people.
raccoondad
2 weeks ago
More projection,

No offense dude but I don't think its healthy to handle things like this, you projected this entire weird ideology onto me when I never said anything like that

Literally, all I said was you were being an asshole, and that can push people away from you, and that what you said was pretty ignorant

That's not even a personal attack, it's just a criticism you couldn't take

I'm not continuing this, again, learn how to deal with your feelings better
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks ago
That's precisely it, people like you show up everywhere just to let people know they're bad people. You self-righteous little assholes and your purity policing bullshit. I'm only an asshole to people who come to me to give me their bullshit, people like you who have no conception of their own evil. Everyone is a bad person except people who think like you. Who is it that cancels others, who is it that insists on smearing others, stifling discussion with accusations of bigotry? Who is stultifying the finding of the truth with impositions insisting that peoples' feelings should come first? Who installs diversity departments in every major company and every public institution, gatekeeping peoples prospects based on their immutable characteristics? Who torches the reputations of people and even destroys family relationships based on whether or not they adhere to the latest marxist political positions? The woke, the leftists, people like you.

I'm one of the very, very few furries in the fandom who has used their meager platform to oppose the filth people like you speak and the behaviour you exemplify, at great personal cost I might add, but I'm the aggressor. I've created this conflict. Me. Fuck you for joining the thought police and going along with woke culture, shutting up your own capacity for critical thought and marching along in lockstep with the crushing of free speech and expression. You buy into this narrative shit, you are accountable for doing so, which is a million times worse than me using harsh language when engaging with people like you. It's the least you deserve.
raccoondad
2 weeks ago
Dude, you are projecting, its not healthy,

This isn't about you being a "bad person", but you clearly are being unstable and this type of attitude of projection can affect your friends and people around you,

I could go over your comment and explain how literally everything you said is a projection, but sadly you probably won't listen,

This isn't even a political or social issue anymore, it's just about how you are acting alone, and how it's gonna affect peoples experience with you in a negative way, and I genuinely do not want that to happen, because I don't think you deserve that

But if you keep this defensive stance where anything that's slightly criticizing you is a part of a mob, you will push away important people in your life and I don't want that to happen to you because it really sucks and you don't deserve that to happen to you,

Anyways, im gonna just stop commenting. I really think every comment is pushing you worse, I think for both of our sakes its better to leave it here
RoareyRaccoon
2 weeks ago
Boo hoo, don't care, go and deal with your own shit.
Bachri
1 week, 6 days ago
You do not need to *claim* to speak for anyone to make an attempt at it. You said that Roarey needs to try interacting with a trans person. And, well, I can see how he accurately explained why that's a problem. He's completely right, by the way.
raccoondad
1 week, 6 days ago
I'm not gonna continue this conversation
LongTom
2 weeks ago
Note the LAST comment in the comment section: https://www.foresthillcomic.org/comic/loathing/
Kymerasy
1 week, 6 days ago
Drama mongering at its finest... no wonder this is on the front goddamn page.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 6 days ago
Not so, this is a reaction to the "drama", the filling of the fandom and wider society with ridiculous evil marxist bullshit that is wrecking everything. Pointing it out isn't drama-mongering. The response to batshit nonsense isn't stick your head up your arse and hope it goes away. You might be happy to watch everything burn and go along with it but some people give a shit.
Kymerasy
1 week, 6 days ago
I'm more concerned about war and disease at the moment to be honest.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 6 days ago
Yeah well if civilisation breaks down with the destruction of the culture that built great countries to begin with, disease and war are maximised. And it wont be some pussy corona virus with a 90+% survival rate, either.
HattieTheHat
1 week, 6 days ago
Oh honey. Pointing something out on InkBunny isn't going to make anything go away.
Kymerasy
1 week, 6 days ago
Honestly.
Teko
1 week, 5 days ago
I don't know how you made the mental leap from "transgender" to "marxist, leftist politics", but it's genuinely not surprising.

Gender expression, including protections for gender expression, has nothing to do with Marxism (!??), socialism (?!?) or left-wing politics. Except for people like yourself who have decided it's political to be a gender.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 5 days ago
Just like a lefty to lie. I never have equated transgender to marxism, it's the activism around the issue that is marxist. To claim otherwise is extremely dishonest.
Teko
1 week, 5 days ago
Yes, exactly: you're saying that people making noise around protections and visibility for transgender people are marxist. Again, I'm baffled as to how you make the mental leap from "protecting people" to Marxism.

I get it, this is what you do -- choose a hot-button topic, make cutesy art to express a hot take, and then get ready to fire both troll-guns at anyone disagreeing with you, calling them names and insulting them. It's kind of what you're known for, so I wouldn't expect you to be reasonable. But the leap to declare gender-activism "Marxist" is kind of hilarious, even for you.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 5 days ago
It is perfectly simple. Transgenderism has never had an issue with the definition of a woman before, why now? What has all the non-binary rhetoric to do with being trans, which has always been about the binary of male and female? Postmodernism is what has introduced these things, from marxism. When the Berlin Wall fell in the 1980s it was the final nail in the coffin for the record of failure of socialism, but the principles of the ideology did not die. Instead it was slightly changed by people like Derrida and Foucoult, so instead of the oppressed class being the proletariat the new oppressed are other demographic minorities, delineated by race, gender and sexuality. The essential perspective is the same, that humanity does not consist of individuals and should be reflected as such in the law, but rather the demographics to which we belong are of primary importance, to be reflected in the law. Hence the constant attention paid toward to which demographics a person belongs. This is basic shit, known and thoroughly documented for years, the very foundation of identity politics.

So, are modern trans, gay, racial activism groups, feminist groups etc, are they right-wing? No, they're very, very left-wing. Universities in every department are predominantly left-wing (a meta-analysis of university faculty across the USA recently showed that democrats were represented 12-1 against republican). Where does all the rhetoric and "academic" backing for current activism come from? Universities. Why is socialism not seen to be as bad as nazism or fascism, despite having even worse results time and time again? Why would it even be defended? Because all this shit is marxist to the core. The founders of BLM were marxist women, self-confessed trained marxists. If you are genuinely blind to this then you have no business even entering discussions on serious matters because you are clearly determined not to know what the everloving fuck you're talking about. The only other conclusion I can come to is you are deliberately pretending none of this has anything to do with marxist philosophy. Fuck you, it does. All far left collectivism is marxist in nature, because that is the root of secular collectivism.

I am absolutely sick to the back teeth of lying, dodging, ducking, slimy, disingenuous snake lefty bastards pretending everything is actually something else. You fucking vandals of language. You sickening scumbags.
Teko
1 week, 5 days ago
"Fuck you... I am absolutely sick to the back teeth of lying, dodging, ducking, slimy, disingenuous snake lefty bastards pretending everything is actually something else. You fucking vandals of language. You sickening scumbags."

This is not the way to present an argument. This is how an insane person speaks to someone else.

And you've also clearly presented evidence that you don't know what Marxism is. Or what trans people actually want. Not surprising, as I said -- this is what you do for fun, as always -- but still, dude. You're so out of your depth.
raccoondad
1 week, 5 days ago
Worst part is that's he's gonna push his fanbase and friends away :/

Really sucks, he doesn't seem to be stable with his emotions
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 5 days ago
They like my attitude, actually. I am emotionally unstable, but not immoral, unlike leftists.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 5 days ago
Er, it wasn't my argument, it was placed at the end of it. My actual argument is something you have no ability to refute, hence you step over it. Pathetic.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 5 days ago
Putting this into a separate comment for clarity. You characterized this trans activism shitshow as "protecting people". Is this some kind of joke? Roughly 0.7% of the population is transgender, yet all of society is being told it needs to change the definitions of words it has used for hundreds of years, based on empirical science, and any objection to such language totalitarianism is bigotry. Trans "women" are trouncing biological women in sports, all but wrecking the dreams and potentials of female athletes. This is protecting who, exactly? Do you think that pushing ideological bullshit on everyone under the banner of a tiny fraction of the population wanting it (most trans people dont want this shit, they're not commies), is going to foster love and acceptance? It will produce the opposite, more and more people absolutely despising trans people. Previous civil rights efforts before modern psychobabble were about being accepted into society as normal members of it with equal rights, the right to blend in and enter the national tribe. Harmony and peace. Modern activism makes demands for radical change and offers nothing but threats in return. This does not PROTECT PEOPLE.
Teko
1 week, 5 days ago
Treos: please stop lying.
Moderators: why are Roary and Treos allowed to promote hate speech here? I'd love an answer. I know the answer is probably "because we accommodate all viewpoints!" but seriously. Where's the line?
raccoondad
1 week, 5 days ago
I like how he complains about the "law", like the law has nothing to do with this :|

When you are on a PRIVATE website like inkbunny, you have to abide by the TOS, or else you will be punished on the website.

Thats how private property works. If you don't like that, sorry, move to a different website
LongTom
1 week, 4 days ago
Even if you are convicted of any crimes using the national telephone system such as harassment calls or telephone fraud (I'm not a legal expert so I don't know the terminology), you cannot legally be barred from using the telephone system.  And it should be noted that this is Roarey's corner of InkBunny.  Those who posted on this thread I assume did so on their own accord without being invited.  You can certainly prevent him from posting on yours if you dislike him.
RoareyRaccoon
1 week, 4 days ago
Just proven your lack of worth and lack of argument by calling for open censorship. A perfect admittance of defeat.
LongTom
1 week, 4 days ago
Omoro
1 week, 3 days ago
You should consider incorporating Harry Potter themes into your gender critical content. The reactions would probably be hilarious.
TheFallingComet
1 week ago
Just some free association here...


No matter how many people try so hard to conflate the two:
Sex refers to the genotypical and/or phenotypical aspects of a person.
Gender refers to what feels most comfortable for each person as for how they think and wish to dress and behave -- even if it goes against the norms of their society or culture.

Transexual people usually also identify as transgender, but a person's identification as transgender does not and should not imply or prescribe that they will be taking steps to modify  their body or change their appearance (for some, just knowing that they have always felt different from others is enough).

Notwithstanding my general disdain for surveillance and threats to personal privacy, I see nothing invalidating about each person having a "need to know basis only" sex identifying document or entry in some kind of medical database.

If nothing else, (please definitely let me know if I'm wrong about this) different sexes respond to pharmacological treatments differently, and changing out the bits and being on hormone therapy won't change this without some additional medical treatment that is yet to be invented.
... I'd hate to hear about someone who had to go to the ER and then ended up becoming very ill or dying because the doc based the treatment method entirely on apparent gender. :/

Most of the heated debates around this are started by baiting words from politicians, pundits, fringe religious sects, or activists who are trying to score points.
Those who lack the active listening skills, critical thinking skills, healthy skepticism, and the maturity to gracefully endure disagreement fail to do anything but eat a big spoonful from anyone who gives the impression of authority or expertise. These are the easiest to recruit to an inflexible cause or ideology.
The number of people who are like this will continue to grow as long as every institution in our society remains committed to dumbing down information and experiences as much as possible.
Mediocre, simple, and convenient seems to have become the new definition of 'superior' or 'outstanding'. They try to condition us to expect less out of ourselves and each other.
They're getting the results they were hoping for, and they're selling more of whatever cheap thrill they want to sell more of.

We used to be able to have rational discourse over so many topics, but now everything devolves into name calling and violent threats within 5 minutes.
One of the most striking examples is when someone goes out of their way to thoroughly explain the nuances of a particular problem or issue, and the other person just responds with something to the effect of, "TLDR/TLDL... you're still a big doodoo head! Goodbye!"

It's... disappointing, to say the least.

I'm sure this comes across as too liberal for conservatives and too conservative for liberals, but that pretty much describes me!
RoareyRaccoon
1 week ago
Gender was a term coined to describe how each sex typically behaves in a given society, it has always been a general term rather than an individual one. The present confusion is replacing the concept of an individual personality with a gender, like a group shortcut, since all of this gender rhetoric has its origins in universities, in departments and courses run by Marxist professors. Since Marxism is a collectivist ideology, identity is approached from a collectivist mindset, so our demographic groups are of primary importance. However, since we are, in fact, individual people with individual differences, there is a serious conflict with collectivism that cannot be ignored. Pretending there are infinite possibilities for gender is a pathetic and destructive way to try and bridge this ideological gap, so the number of "groups" we can be placed into exponentially increases. Naturally, the logical endpoint of this is that we will each have our own gender, or multiple genders each (since personality and mood does indeed change over time and in difference circumstances, so we are never always reacting or feeling the same constantly). What is different from this eventual conclusion than the concept of individual personality? It is a distinction without a difference, so this entire rigmarole has been entirely unnecessary. The only reason it is continually pushed is for power purposes, for people to wield this ideological nonsense as a weapon to manipulate society to conform to whatever new norms the wielders wish to impose. This is why everybody is aware of the threat they are under from saying the "wrong" thing.

There is literally no science behind the gender shite, it all comes from vandalism against the English language in the form of unreadable postmodern works like Judith Butler's Gender Trouble. Try and read it, btw, it's horrendous.

http://www.lauragonzalez.com/TC/BUTLER_gender_trouble.pdf
TheFallingComet
1 week ago
Ah, crap... I think I replied indirectly. See below, sorry!
TheFallingComet
1 week ago
I think you summarized it pretty well, and I agree with a lot of what you've written here.

Yes, I've seen it a lot -- people who feel that recognition of their gender identity is ultimately more important than everything else that socially makes that person who they are. "My name is _______, and I enjoy reading crime dramas, watching anime, and playing Final Fantasy. My favorite kind of pizza is pineapple and ham, and I could stargaze for hours." will give a better idea to someone else of what that person's like, hopefully inviting a conversation that begins a friendship.

It's perfectly understandable to me for an individual person to feel that something is distinctive about the way they think and feel when they're grouped with others in their perceived demographic (evidently not so understandable to services like Google, Twitter, and Facebook that will smear their pages with certain ads and side content the moment their "learning algorithm" finds out anything about you). Each person's past and experiences can affect whether they feel their need to belong is stronger than their need to be themselves. With activism, people will form a group with the objective to attain something that would benefit each activist on an individual level that might otherwise be practically unattainable without support and cooperation.

What someone's body looks like matters so much less to me than the impression they leave. If you're nice to me, I feel good around you, so I want to be around you. If you're acting like a jerk, then that's going to make me want to get away from you.

I'm sure there's a limit to how many times we can split hairs about turning personal features into political platforms before we lose sight of the foundational issues that have needed addressing for a long time. Is working to improve the quality of nutrition and lifestyle, healthcare, and education too difficult and time consuming? It's like watching someone prune a tree's branches year after year while deliberately ignoring the festering rot in the roots.

One of the first piles of straw on the camel's back here in the U.S. was inadvertently added by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her younger days, she was fighting for equal rights and protections for women. She decided to substitute 'gender' for 'sex' in the legal documents because her prior experiences led her to expect that the male judges and law clerks were immature enough as to be unable to read or say the word 'sex' without thinking of sexual intercourse, which would lead them to decide that any legislation that contained that word would be either inappropriate, informal, or ludicrous.
Years later, I'm hard-pressed to find an identification form, medical record, survey, or credit card application that doesn't use 'gender' instead of 'sex'. That's probably why so many people here now consider the two words to be synonymous.

I read a news article today that explained that Lego has decided to stop making distinct playsets "for boys" or "for girls". That's fine by me...
TheFallingComet
1 week ago
I realize that I've been steered since childhood towards which toys I should be playing with, which school subjects and hobbies I should focus on, which topics I should be conversational about, etc.

When I was an overly self-aware teenager between 1997 and 2003, I was aware of some tacit understanding that I might be seen as gay simply for wearing more colorful clothing than black, brown, navy blue, or extremely washed out versions of any other colors, and so expect to be ostracized, beaten, or worse were I to deviate from that.

I've experienced truly sad things that should make anyone cry, but it's apparently embarrassing for a man to be seen crying. Gotta tough it out.

Any job environment I've worked in where I'm easily outnumbered by female employees, I've eventually been told to lift some heavy and unwieldy thing, because, you know... penis.

My hand is half-crushed every time I go to shake mine with another man's.

Other guys will presume that I'm highly knowledgeable about sportsball and that I'd be thrilled to talk about it. Or that I want to talk about how nice that whoseywhatsit is on some lavish sports car.

Like... seriously? Forget about transgender people -- most people who are not transgender stereotype and create expectations of others of their own sex and of the opposite sex.

I mean... it's perfectly okay for men and women to like what they like, but there's no denying that their options for what to like have been severely limited for them in the first place.

Only males can fertilize the egg and only the females can give birth... I don't think that can be changed.

But every once in a while, I'll still hear or read about someone who says something cringingly antiquated like "girls don't do math" or "men aren't good at caring for children".

Is it naïve of me to anticipate that transgender identities might sharply drop in prevalence if society could just reach a point where human beings were no longer subjected to these constructed restraints that have for so long been explained away as "normal" and "traditional"? If not, I want to be a part of the effort to make that happen instead of to keep adding to an ever-expanding gender identity dictionary.
LongTom
6 days, 15 hrs ago
Girls don't do math?  They figure out budgets all the time, in every culture!
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