transgender & cisgender!
I see this sort of arguement come up often enough that it seems to be a thing. I disagree with taking this approach to problems. Because being “cisgendered” is being normal and being trans or otherwise is abnormal.
Taking that approach really where you try to pretend that it is normal just solves a few selective social issues. However, coming to the understanding that veering from the norm is entirely different from veering from what is “right” solves a great deal more social issues, including this one.
Or at least, I think it would.
In the current state, the arguement is trying to say that transgendered et la is normal and that is why it is good too. But being normal, ordinary, average, in the majority, etc. is not what makes something good or bad. This sort of arguement avoids challenging the idea that just because a majority says something doesn’t mean they are right and it uses logic that would come apart when that idea is challenged.
Transgendered et la is abnormal. It is out of the ordinary. That doesn’t make it bad.
Hating people for being inconsequentially different? That does make you bad though.
edit: oh hey, I just realized I posted about this before and said basically the same thing. I’m just a broken recorder, herp derp
because drinks have a gender right?
I like when I see stuff like this because I try to be understanding of people who are different than me and I try to work towards justice for all of mankind*, but then a lot of the very people who I empathize with will turn around and straight up hate me because I don’t fit into the same queer catagories. (Not using queer as a bad word here, just an accurate description. Hell, that’s part of it, you should be able to say that you’re queer without it being a bad thing.)
Anyway, point is, masculine is a big part of what I am, and it really hurts when I’m trying to do what’s right and the very people who complain of ignorant hatred then apply that same ignorant hate to me.
*Having read a little bit about gender and sex, one being a identity and/or role and the other being biological, I have had some thoughts on more accurate language to use. I’m hardly an expert so I don’t want to write a big essay “telling people what to do”, but I’ve thought that either people should just use man for males and females (i.e. man changes to being synonym for adult). Obviously, there are differences between males and females, but I think when writing laws and propagating ideas this could result in actual fairness.
Or maybe just toss away both words and use human. I think man would have an easier transition, but to be honest I’ve always thought females should be called men and males should be called women on account of XX and XY so the “wo” indicates variation.
But whatever, lol. (Come to think of it, same logic applies to the words male and female. But maybe there are more scientific reasons for it being that way. If not, I stand by my reasoning until convinced otherwise.)
I think I made a post only just the other day about people taking offense at the idea that they are wrong, but I was thinking about it again (well, something similar anyway.)
Being skeptical is not offensive. The idea that one can be wrong is not insulting. I think the idea that one can never be wrong is offensive and condescending to others, but skepticism is not offensive.
I recall I was once chatting with my friend. We were sitting in her room, talking about spiders (I think? That sounds like something I’d talk about.), and she said they were venomous -Bagh-
I am telling this story in the longest rambling way ever! Get to the point you craven bastard.
Yes, yes, the point. I told her that brown snakes are not venomous. She thought that sounded retarded so she looked it up and it turns out that brown snakes are the second most venomous snake in the world.
I’m glad she looked that up because what I said was retarded.
Hades, Sol (the Sun), the volcano god, or Kim Qui the Golden Turtle God.
My patron saint is easy enough, it’s the craven. But which god to choose? All of them maybe?
Hades is the only good greek (god). Sol gives life and I can see him everyday so I won’t wonder if he’s real. The volcano god doesn’t really get much done, but I like that he tries really hard. He’s genuinely concerned about doing good and I like someone who fails at doing good a lot better than someone who intentially causes evil (most gods). And who doesn’t love turtles?
“As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth’s final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.”
-Commissioner Pravin Lal, U.N. Declaration of Rights, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
I always loved this quote. I don’t think Sid Meier came up with it all on his lonesome, he usually just misquotes famous scholars, but I can’t find the actual source.
Specifically, “Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.” is what I love most.
I was sitting here trying to eat my tuna sandwich and read an article at the same time and I almost thought, “I wish humans had four arms.”
But then I was like, “Wait, no, fuck that. I wish only I had four arms. Functioning, non-disfigured gross arms, of course. One of the cool mutants. Anyway, but because if all humans had four arms then shit would be designed for people with four arms and my computer would require four arms to use properly because that would be more efficent. Just like how we could build computers designed for one armed people but we don’t because they would be fucking shit.
Anyway, so I wish I was an x-man. With wolverine’s powers, and six arms and also angel wings, and psychic powers.
I mean, if I had to choose only one, it would be wolverine’s healing powers.
But otherwise, I want it all. And yes, I increased it from four arms to six arms because then I could do even more stuff.
I notice that people seem to have trouble accepting things that are true because they find them “offensive”.
For a lot of people, I have observed, the very notion that they are wrong is generally offensive enough to warrant that defensive reaction which prohibits them from actually learning and growing as a human being.
I am an Ape.
This fact does not measure my value. My value is artificial. Personally, my main means of measuring value is through the merit of a person’s actions. As such, if a dog cured cancer, I would value him a great deal more than a large number of humans.
Though this is surely not my only means of measuring value. However, I generally do not assign inherit value to certain groups.
Just some interesting stuff to read. The last link is for an extremely interesting book a read some time ago. As seen, it is called the Naked Ape. It’s about humans.