8/13/2020 0 Comments
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, by Abigail Shrier
Abigail Shrier's new book, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, made an unexpected addition to my reading list earlier this summer when I stumbled upon a Twitter thread discussing how Amazon refused to advertise this book. Just as J.K. Rowling wrote in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ("'Oh Harry, don't you see?' Hermione breathed. 'If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!”), this small form of censorship made absolutely sure that I ordered and read Shrier's book.
I told a buddy I loved the cover art, and he replied it seemed a bit "alarmist." However, after reading the entire book, I find it not alarmist, but alarming.
When trump criticizes the media, I find it completely chilling and inappropriate for a US President. One of the things that's great about this country is free press, and it's bizarre he wants news agencies to constantly jerk him off. That's very (fill-in-the-blank with the dictator of your choice) of him.
However. I read the Washington Post article about the Christian/Amy Cooper thing -- which kind of told a weird version of what happened, with lots of handwaving about something something dog treats. Even though they were intentionally vague about the dog treats, it turned my blood to ice. Who the fuck gives treats to a stranger's dog? And who the fuck gives treats to a stranger's dog in the middle of an argument?
Especially in a world where people have been known to leave poisoned meatballs in popular dog walking areas and throw meat with nails and sharp needles into dog parks.
6/18/2019 6 Comments
Trans activists LOVE saying that we shouldn't care what's between people's legs -- because when it comes to gays and lesbians, conversion therapy doesn't work, but when it comes to "cis" people dating trans people, for sure you can teach yourself to love genitals you aren't attracted to.
"Would you break up with your boyfriend if you suddenly found out he were trans?" they ask.
The answer, frankly, is yes.
1/10/2019 1 Comment
"They tell you what to call them! — ‘You should address me as they/them because I identify as gender neutral.’ Oh, OK. You should address me as ‘there’ because I identify as a location. And the location is your mother’s c—t," disgraced comedian Louis C.K. said at a comedy club in December 2018.
Moreover, he ranted, "“They testify in front of Congress, these kids?! Like, what the f–k? What are you doing? You’re young, you should be crazy. You should be unhinged. Not in a suit saying, ‘I’m here to tell you…’ F–k you. That’s not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I gotta listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta listen to you talk?”
8/3/2018 1 Comment
Last night, I saw a community theater production of The Last Five Years -- ever since I saw the movie version featuring Anna Kendrick (the woman's a goddess), I've been in love with the soundtrack and innovative style of storytelling. I couldn't wait to see it on stage! Plus, I'd never been to a two-person show before, so it was a total major first for me.
But when I got to the theater -- surprise!
While reading Danny Wallace’s F* You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness and What We Can Do About It recently, I came upon an uncanny similarity between donald trump and SJWs:
They’re both victim-oriented narcissists who seethe narcissistic rage.
A distinguished turtle researcher who was honored last week for his lifelong scientific achievements sparked a controversy when his presentation on river turtles included revealing photos of women (and men) in swimsuits.
6/28/2018 2 Comments
In response to a recent Atlantic piece on desistance and regret in trans children, Jezebel has published what I suppose is meant to be a damning article about "cis journalist groupthink."
But really, all they've done is reveal what we already suspected: that left-of-center journalists, authors, and academics are afraid to publicly reveal their science- and evidence-based opinions in public, because they don't want to crucified on social media.
In the wake of the Starbucks thing (in which two black men were arrested for trespassing after refusing to order something and then refusing to leave the store), and the Nordstrom Rack thing (in which the police briefly spoke with three black teens after someone reported they'd seen them stealing, then let them go without arresting them, because they hadn't stolen anything), some bizarre-o social justice warriors are complaining that people call the police when they think something's up.
They're also demanding that people who do so be charged with "filing a false police report.)