Monday, November 28, 2011

The Fraudian Slip

Here is a new word from the completely straight Michael L. Brown:
I have the utmost sympathy for men and women who feel they are trapped in the wrong body. At the same time, Western society is heading in the direction of what can only be called transgender insanity, or transanity for short.
Now hang on here for a second and have a look at this:



If I was a red-faced Christian minister with a giant handlebar mousetache humping - sorry, PUMPING - a book called A Queer Thing Happened to America I might want to be careful about my word coinages, especially as regards gender issues. Transanity doesn't sound all that bad, does it? I mean, OMG THE KITTEN APOCALYPSE shouldn't be shortened to the OMG THE KITTYLYPSE, right?

Kitty Lips...Happy Furry Friday

Ha ha, there were several places to go with that and you should be goddamned grateful.

Anyway, back to the MEAT. Of the COLUMN. Of MEAT.
Consider these recent examples.

1) In England, two married men (and fathers) divorced their wives and began living together as a gay couple, after which they decided to identify as a transsexual “lesbian” couple (yes, male “lesbians”), after which one of the men had sex-change surgery, which makes them eligible to be married as husband and wife, even though the husband still identifies as a woman.

2) Chaz Bono recently received criticism from the transgender daughter/son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, born Kaitlyn but now, at age 19, known as Stephen. (Remember that Chaz, who remains female from the waist down, danced as a male on Dancing with the Stars, raising the legitimate question: What constitutes male or female?)

[...]

3) Dan Savage is a gay sex columnist and a vocal critic of traditional Judeo-Christian morals, best known today for spearheading the “It Gets Better” campaign.

Recently, he became the target of trans activists who glitter bombed him twice in November. He was branded a “transphobe” for using terms like “shemale” and referring to “freak tranny porn” (although Savage, on his part, claims that he was simply repeating words used by a questioner in his audience).

[...]

Does this qualify as transanity?
OMG three things happened - disagreements even! - and Michael L. Brown is confused and nobody got fired or ripped off or had a house reposessed or invaded a country or put their boner inside the wrong hole at the truck stop. So if it qualifies as transanity, GIVE ME SOME TRANSANITY!
Before you dismiss all this as totally fringe, remember that Chastity/Chaz Bono is a very public figure, that in 2006, New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority ruled that men who identified as women could use the ladies bathrooms at all subway stations, that more and more TV shows are normalizing (and even celebrating) transgenderism, and that, in one high school, a male teen was voted class queen while in another school, a female teen was voted class king.
Remember that "utmost sympathy" thing up at the top? Is being nice to people or letting them use the bathroom an especially large amount of sympathy? I feel that the "utmost" sympathy is here sliding down from ultimacy perhaps to penultimacy or perhaps penpenultimacy or penpenpenultimacy, whatever the proper amount of pen is.
And let’s not forget that Massachusetts just passed a radical transgender bill, according to which, “’Gender identity’ shall mean a person's gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth.” (Yes, this is now the legal definition in Massachusetts.)
Transanity anyone?

Yes, there is more complaining about that which has apparently had zero ill effect on nearly everybody and a tiny positive effect on a small group of people who could stand a little help, but there are only so many pixels here and I do not want to go to the store for more. End column:
Should we have compassion on those who feel there is a “mismatch” between their body and their brain? Absolutely. But we should devote our energies to understanding the causes of their mental and emotional conflict with the goal of helping them from the inside out. Otherwise, if we craft laws and embrace social categories based on how people identify themselves, we had better get ready for more and more “feminist gay trans men” along with “pansexual genderqueer transdykes” – and that’s just the beginning.
Indeed, some lunatic might insist that all manner of kooky cults get preferential treatment somehow and pay no fucking taxes because Popsicle Zombie. I might call that TAXSANITY. Makes sense, right?

26 comments:

wiley said...

Transanity? Well, I say--- MORE OF IT! Balls or vulvae to the wall!!! Who knows anymore? Who cares? Just put the pedal to the metal and put the genitals wherever they'll do the most good.

Here, here. Life is too short to worry about problems we haven't had yet. Relax. Loosen up. Have some fun.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Popsicle Zombie

New Blog Name!
~

tigris said...

OMG three things happened - disagreements even! - and Michael L. Brown is confused and nobody got fired or ripped off or had a house reposessed or invaded a country

But one of them was a BOMBING!!!! With glitter and those little pieces can be really sharp if they get in your eyes or on your private bits.

or put their boner inside the wrong hole at the truck stop.

Oh that totally happened.

As a person on Massachusetts, let me tell you the TRANSANITY here has been awful. People are being forced to get sex changes but then they can change back if it still feels wrong so really thank heavens for socialized medicine.

Should we have compassion on those who feel there is a “mismatch” between their body and their brain? Absolutely. But we should devote our energies to understanding the causes of their mental and emotional conflict with the goal of helping them from the inside out.

The kind of compassion that says "you're a crazy fucker" and tries to change you? Frankly, I'd rather stick with the legal stuff that lets people not have their mind made up for them by someone who can't handle social categories beyond "white lying bastard who wouldn't know compassion if it stuck its dick up his ass at the truck stop."

Substance McGravitas said...

As a person on Massachusetts

With Christian love Jesus will help you get off Massachusetts. Rhode Island is just a gateway state I fear.

vacuumslayer said...

Tigris is masturbating Masachusettes? Well, it is a freaky, liberal blue state. Anything goes! Massanity!

tigris said...

I obviously need some sort of iProduct that will automatically correct my misteaks and mispallinz. If it vibrates that would also be dandy kthxbai.

Rachel said...

"Vulvae": love the community feel of that Wiley. (read as you will)

Please don't even think of a kitty apocalypse. Kittylypse ok.

We should appropriate "transanity" for the good cause - hoist them on their on petard. It really means the sanity of the tran or trans or transes, doesn't it? We could start a wicki page for it, meaning the rational good sense of determining your own gender id.

wiley said...

"...the rational good sense of determining your own gender id..."

Hurrah! Being a completely unapologetic female slut from way back with no regrets, I say bring it I can do it if I haven't already.

El Manquécito said...

Should we have compassion on those who feel there is a “mismatch” between their body and their brain?

This he can have compassion on (sic) because he personally has had a "mismatch" between his body and his brain. His brain stopped long ago but the BODY LIVES ON.

vacuumslayer said...

Tobi Hill-Meyer, whose bio states, “Tobi Hill-Meyer is just about your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographer, activist, writer.”


I think it's very telling that he hinges his argument on little tidbits like this. So this guy is genuinely kind of weirdo. (I don't care. People are allowed to be weird.) But the bottom line is that there are probably way more Chaz Bonos out there than there are Tobi Meyers. But, hey, it's no fun to focus on all the people who are pretty much like you and me but maybe just have this one little difference. Nope. Gotta focus on the freaks. 'Cuz heaven forbid if the people you're trying to smear are just people.

I'm surprised he didn't somehow work coprophagia in the argument; I'm sure he wanted to.

vacuumslayer said...

whatever the proper amount of pen is

Oh, and it's stuff like this that always make this blog a pleasure to read. So, so funny.

Substance McGravitas said...

Oh, where's Cerberus at today?

Substance McGravitas said...

So this guy is genuinely kind of weirdo. (I don't care. People are allowed to be weird.)

RELIEF!

vacuumslayer said...

Well, yeah, I'd hate to have to loath myself. And people who make immature, shitty animations of loathsome people.

I WISH Cerebus would rip this guy new asshole--a goatesy one!

tigris said...

I'm surprised he didn't somehow work coprophagia in the argument; I'm sure he wanted to.

Hit too close to home.

Also: do you ever wonder which of these right-wing Christofreaks is really the goatse guy? Oh yeah, me neither.

Malacylpse said...

People are being forced to get sex changes but then they can change back if it still feels wrong so really thank heavens for socialized medicine.

True, but you must admit waiting times for bathrooms have gone way way down.

Smut Clyde said...

sliding down from ultimacy perhaps to penultimacy or perhaps penpenultimacy

I do not want to take away any of your PENES but the word is 'antepenultimacy'.

a radical transgender bill

The 'radical' part is apparently that 'gender' is no longer identical to 'sex'.
DON'T TELL THE LINGUISTS.

Chaz, who remains female from the waist down
And like Spike Milligan, I am only a coward from the waist down. My head is brave and wants to stay and fight but OH NO my legs keep running away.

vacuumslayer said...

"
Also: do you ever wonder which of these right-wing Christofreaks is really the goatse guy? "


You noticed the ring too!

Substance McGravitas said...

The Fellowship of the Ring starts here.

vacuumslayer said...

As honored as I am to be a part of the Fellowship, I am NOT going to get the ring from goatse guy just cuz I'm the newb. I DO volunteer to throw it in the fires of Mordor, however.


W/v=subsanum

M. Bouffant said...

Blaming this all on the Danes. Or the Wiki.

mikey said...

I do not want to take away any of your PENES but the word is 'antepenultimacy'.

Yeah, sure, but y'know, with this I'm pretty sure you're done. Just check out, pendant emeritas motherfucker with the splaining voice and god damn knowledge and shit.

Dammit.


Hey, you ever notice that wingnuts have all kinds of focus and concern about your junk. Chaz' junk. Everybody's junk. And, when you get down to it, two things become readily apparent.

First, they've never SEEN the junk.

Second, the junk frightens them, and they begin to define not just the behaviors, but the junk itself as evil. You know, concrete and play doh. Or whatever.

And that's pretty much how we got here. There's them what are frightened by junk and there's them what embrace junk, and just like those that are all god or foetus or some stupid social commitment to hate this tribe or that forever and ever amen, and that's why we're going to end up shooting holes in each other.

Me? Don't give a shit. And I'm a VERY good shot...

mikey said...

Yep.

That'd be correct.

I AM the Junky Badger...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Wisconsinsanity.

Popsicle Zombie

Hey now.

ckc (not kc) said...

...don't tell the linguists

you don't have to - they're cunning, you know

Smut Clyde said...

Popsicle Zombie

That would be the "Dead Snow" movie.