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July 04, 2017

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Alice

Punchline. :-)

Min

Two.

Lefties project...

Darleen

Ooo..she has a MASTERS in Gender Studies!!

That settles it, right?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Stereotype, what stereotype ?

That settles it, right?

Of course it does, Darleen.

Dianna E Anderson‏Verified account @diannaeanderson

Now now, your own insecurity about people studying gender doesn’t make it impractical or useless.

David

Stereotype, what stereotype?

It’s quite the pile of conceits. Topped with the inevitable preening and self-flattery.

To summarise: If you’re a straight man and you’d rather not have sex with another man, albeit one who feels they aren’t male, and regardless of whether or not they’ve been mutilated into a caricature of a woman, then there must be something wrong with you. Any hesitation or demurral is akin to racism, damning proof of bigotry. Not being aroused by the prospect of sex with a trans woman has to be your fault – no other options are to be considered, on pain of scolding. And so naturally, you must be shamed and berated by people who know better, people who’ve wasted huge amounts of time and money on worthless qualifications in laughable pseudo-subjects.

People like Ms Anderson.

An expert on all things erotic.

David

Also this.

Tom
An expert on all things erotic.

Savage.

True, but savage.

I'll get me coat...

Pogonip

I can't tell if Dianna is a man or not (I'd say so because of its tweets, but I can't tell by looking). Those hormone treatments must be getting more sophisticated.

David

According to her Twitter bio, she’s an actual ladyperson.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

An expert on all things erotic.

Yes, but apparently triggered by a child's bib and pool floats that bear a passing resemblance to giant feminine hygiene products, but not so much fecal contamination at Starbucks.

Dianna E Anderson‏Verified account

Fecal matter is literally everywhere. If we’re gonna freak out about the ice, we should also freak out about the cups and the straws.

I would tell her to look up John Snow and the Broad Street pump, but I am sure as a master of gender studies, she know more than mere epidemiologists.

Pogonip

Yes, I just looked again, no Adam's apple. Although even that's not a sure tell: Zinnia's somehow managed to hide his.

In any case, Mr. Yamaguchi is growing concerned about all this.

David

pool floats that bear a passing resemblance to giant feminine hygiene products,

Heh. It’s the stuff of nightmares.

Darleen

pool floats that bear a passing resemblance to giant feminine hygiene products

Saw that ... laughed so hard I may have pulled something. Obviously, not one woman on the design or marketing team.

(small blessing, that the color swirls are not pink or red)

David

What?

Darleen

The rigor of Oxford's Gender Studies

The Centre's research, teaching, and publishing activities aim to analyse and interpret gender differentiation and inequality from a self-reflexive, culturally informed, context-sensitive critical perspective.

That's the mission statement in its entirety. o_O

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

The rigor of Oxford's Gender Studies

Any takers on whether by Oxford University she really means the University of Mississippi at Oxford gender studies ?

David

There seems to be a trend of late for smug and incoherent leftists telling the rest of us who and what we should find sexually arousing, and that if we disagree and prefer to choose our own partners, then we’re “upholding violent norms.”

Spiny Norman

...if we disagree and prefer to choose our own partners, then we’re “upholding violent norms.”

I suppose it would be best for everyone if the Ministry of Gender Recognition and Reconciliation (MiniRec?) assigned our partners...

Note to "woke" lefist social justice warriors: Nineteen Eighty-Four was intended as a dire warning, not as an instruction manual.

David

And don’t forget the hefty ‘non-binary’ sex guru Caleb Luna. A chap – sorry, being - who insists that all gay men should “interrogate” and “expand” their desires - via immersion in “social justice” and intersectional dogma - until we find ourselves sufficiently woke and helplessly drawn to “alternative bodies.” Bodies such as his own.

Pogonip

That's strange--the blood usually gets off at the 2nd floor.

David

the blood usually gets off at the 2nd floor

If we can find 50 of those giant panty liners we may still have a chance to spare the upholstery.

Burnsie

Perhaps every male who identifies as "liberal" should be compelled to date a trans person, whether pre-op, post-op, or even tran-curious (if there is such a classification).

And yes, they have to put out. They're down with the cause, aren't they?

This way, liberal men get to parade their virtue and we get to point and laugh at them. Win/win.

Pogonip

I am teaching young Cthulhu the social graces. Why, just today, he had ladies for lunch.

My other large pet, the one I gave birth to, is sniffling, sneezing, itching, and otherwise paying the penalty for parking his allergy-riddled self in a big field last night. So I gotta be nice to him today (what the hell, it's only one day a year). It's a shame he took after the allergic side of the family. My brother decided the sneezing etc. was worth having pets and once admitted to my mom that the cat usually slept on his head. Big mistake. She ranted about that for DAYS.

Joan

I actually have a Master’s in gender studies from Oxford University.

Know your place.

David

Know your place.

I’m still processing the fact that this was said as a boast, as if it were the winning rhetorical card.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

If we can find 50 of those giant panty liners we may still have a chance to spare the upholstery.

The mystery of where all that blood is coming from appears to have been solved.

Pogonip

Eeeek!

David

The mystery of where all that blood is coming from appears to have been solved.

Time for wine, I think.

I sneeze in threes

"And don’t forget the hefty ‘non-binary’ sex guru Caleb Luna...."

"You can start by diversifying the range of bodies you allow into your pool of sexual possibilities."

May I be excused as we don't have a garden, only a balcony, so I don't have anywhere to keep a pool of sexual possibilities.

Squires

What if upholding violent norms is what I find sexually arrousing? Are they not then obligated to engage in the behavior I desire? What would be a greater display of wokeness than tossing all their orthodoxy aside in order to broaden their horizons?

I mean, not Lander Lunar or whatever that amorphous non-bicycling mass is calling kerself. But surely somewhere in all the Gander Stammering courses out there there's a chick I wouldn't mind forcing to clean the kitchen floor before we have intercourse on it.

Doesn't she owe it to me, and to herself, to experiment?

dicentra

As a hetero cis-chick, I know that finding myself with another being with the same girl equipment would be a non-starter, on account of my lizard-brain would register her either as another self or as a rival.

Neither of which tickles my fancy. I'd rather be with someone who has the foreign-type plumbing, the exotic being erotic and all that.

As for those who prefer same plumbing to foreign, they can speak for themselves.

Thomas Fuller

@Pogonip, and hideously O/T (sorry!)

Check out loratadine for hayfever. Works a treat for me, and it's cheap.

David

As for those who prefer same plumbing to foreign, they can speak for themselves.

I suppose the question is whether there’s much of a market for ambiguity and, um, surprises regarding plumbing.

Henry

Ask her whether she needs to check her privilege when talking to a trans-woman. I can't say for sure what the response would be but there should be some mileage in it.

I'd do it myself but I seem to be blocked

Pogonip

Thanks, Thomas! He'll try it!

sk60

I actually have a Master’s in gender studies from Oxford University.

Is that better or worse than a Master's in astrology?

tolkein

It's a Masters in Women's Studies, not Gender Studies.
Very competitive to get in. Takes people from the States (who'll pay much more than UK students)

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Is that better or worse than a Master's in astrology?

Astrology: pseudoscience; centuries old and practiced world wide since ancient times; ardent believers are often made broke and/or miserable by practitioners; practice, however, can also provide hours of amusement at county fairs and a semi-honest living for practitioners; practitioners must have at least a rudimentary knowledge of celestial bodies and astronomy, a real science.

Gender Studies: pseudoscience; fairly new affectation exclusively of affluent western countries; ardent believers must by default be miserable and their affectations hinders gainful employment; practice provides amusement for normal people, although in the manner of geek shows of late, and practitioners rarely make honest livings but instead are wards of state run academies; knowledge of actual science is a disqualifier.

Advantage: astrology.

PiperPaul

I see we're back to Unexpected Scrotums and David's Giant Vaginas needing giant feminine hygiene products today.

Killer Marmot

A John Thomas is an ornery beast, and does not take orders well. Appeals based on social justice concerns will almost certainly be futile.

Daniel Ream

And yes, they have to put out. They're down with the cause, aren't they?

I know several heterosexual women who dated other women in university and called themselves lesbians because they thought they had to to be considered good feminists.

Poe's Law strikes again.

Hal

And yes, they have to put out. They're down with the cause, aren't they?

I know several heterosexual women who dated other women in university and called themselves lesbians because they thought they had to to be considered good feminists.

Poe's Law strikes again.

As I recall, at some point in Lefties: Angry Wimmin there is a lesbian recalling straight women announcing to her that she is required to sleep with them for the political benefits . . . with her reaction being something to the effect of Ah . . . No.

Pogonip

Hi Piperpaul, the classics never get old!

fnord

When responding to this creature it would be wise to keep in mind the old wisdom: " Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig".

Tell Sackett

" Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig".

But surely, in this case, annoying the pig would be excellent, and therefore time well spent.

MC

Slightly off topic, but still under the broad theme of leftist mentalism, why Cash in the Attic makes you a Nazi (h/t someone called Emma Pickens on twitter):

https://www.theguardian.com/global/commentisfree/2017/jul/03/why-labour-must-understand-older-people-daytime-television

Be,used

After 60 years of Gender Studies, I have come to the conclusion there are 2 genders. Everything else is sexual preference or mental illness.

David

A John Thomas is an ornery beast, and does not take orders well. Appeals based on social justice concerns will almost certainly be futile.

Well, as with Zinnia Jones in the previous thread, there’s a witless conceitedness. And hence the notion that people can be scolded into having the kind of sex approved of by dogmatic pinheads.

Being severely educated, Ms Anderson is happy, indeed eager, to patronise men, in ways that are wildly incoherent, and to imply that we as a class don’t know our own minds, even on matters of sexual appetite – presumably because, unlike her, few of us have degrees in gender studies. And she does this while invoking “toxic masculinity” in a glib, sweeping and condescending way. The kind of dismissal that, if aimed at women, would presumably leave her indignant. But insulting half the population and implying that they need fixing by their betters - people armed with degrees in gender studies - is, it seems, a perfectly righteous and uncontroversial thing to do, at least in her circles.

And when the inevitable blowback occurs, whether in the form of mockery or pithy logic, and while hastily blocking or ignoring anyone voicing a substantive rebuttal, and while ignoring transgender people who find her claims embarrassing and absurd, Ms Anderson somehow manages to construe each and every reply as a form of both personal and political validation.

Rafi

and while ignoring transgender people who find her claims embarrassing and absurd,

That! :-)

David

That! :-)

I wonder if it occurs to Ms Anderson and her fellow scolds that their vicarious online ‘activism’ may often be unhelpful to the people they claim to champion, and may actually lead people to assume that all transgender people, on whose behalf they claim to speak, must be equally absurd in their demands. Does it ever occur to our self-appointed chastising class that there may be quite a few transgender people, perhaps a majority, who find such demands a bizarre distortion of their own expectations and preferences?

PiperPaul

"while ignoring transgender people who find her claims embarrassing and absurd"

I'll double Rafi's 'That!' ^

Trans people are already exceptionally rare, and the only exposure to them that many norms get is people like Anderson. I'm guessing that this is not doing them any favors.

Darleen

Does it ever occur to our self-appointed chastising class that there may be quite a few transgender people, perhaps a majority, who find such demands a bizarre distortion of their own expectations and preferences?

Those who would be the 'unwoke' trannies.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Those who would be the 'unwoke' trannies.

Speaking of "woke", the game show "Jeopardy" had a "Stay Woke" category. Of course it was about actually staying awake, so leftist outrage ensues.

Sporkatus

Not quite on topic, but meanwhile, an allegedly professional news org has just threatened to dox someone as blackmail into an apology. Horrifying.

https://twitter.com/anewcolouruk/status/882420444736999424

Hal

https://twitter.com/anewcolouruk/status/882420444736999424

Preview is your friend, especially when doing corrections.

Sporkatus
Preview is your friend
Quite. Not an italic cascade this time, fortunately.
I sneeze in threes

"Essentially, all the attention being brought to the term and the meaning behind it was cancelled out by this literal interpretation."

When I woke this morning I never imagined I would today be reading of the horrors of literal interpretation.

Sporkatus

As opposed to the horrors of literature interpretation.

There were, besides, great formless heaps of books on the floor and in crude bins; and it was in one of these heaps that I found the thing. I never learned its title, for the early pages were missing; but it fell open toward the end and gave me a glimpse of something which sent my senses reeling. ... It was a key—a guide—to certain gateways and transitions of which mystics have dreamed and whispered since the race was young, and which lead to freedoms and discoveries beyond the three dimensions and realms of life and matter that we know. Not for centuries had any man recalled its vital substance or known where to find it, but this book was very old indeed. -H. P. Lovecraft, The Book
Farnsworth M. Muldoon

In the spirit of body shaming, female objectification, patriarchal oppression, and the genuine violence of the toxic masculinity of South Pacific nuclear testing, it is National Bikini Day.

Hal

it is National Bikini Day.

Ah yes. One is reminded of all the furor over the annual sports issue of Bikini Illustrated.

David

Regarding the Master’s in gender studies, of which Ms Anderson likes to boast, some icing on the cake:

Because wasting a fortune on a degree of zero value, and then spending decades being resentful and heavily in debt, is what smart people do.

Jen

some icing on the cake

Snort!

"I want a house. I'm saving for a house. When my loans are forgiven, I will have a house. Maybe. :("

No inflated sense of entitlement there then.

David

No inflated sense of entitlement there then.

It’s almost too perfect. She spends money she doesn’t have, via a student loan she doesn’t want to repay, on a vanity project of no practical value, then grumbles about the obvious and predictable consequences, as if it were all so unfair and someone else’s fault.

Apparently, the taxpayer should be expected to clean up the mess.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I want a house. I'm saving for a house. When my loans are forgiven, I will have a house.

It is rather more like, "I work the fryer at McDonalds in New York City and until I am 60-70 I will be paying off the Lamborghini Aventador I use to commute three blocks, unless the government picks up the payments for me."

David

“I work the fryer at McDonalds in New York City and until I am 60-70 I will be paying off the Lamborghini Aventador I use to commute three blocks, unless the government picks up the payments for me.”

Heh. Pretty much. And it’s worth noting that this attitude is being cultivated among the left, as if it were a virtue.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Taking Some of the Heat: the Obligations of Defenders, wherein our brave Martyr For Teh Cause™ suffers the slings and arrows of "violent" tweets on behalf of the downtrodden "trans" community, and in the process, jumps the tracks.

Interestingly, I also got a handful of cisgender lesbians screaming at me as well, claiming that transgender women are not women. These ladies, known as Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists, or TERFs, were engaged in the very same rhetoric as sexist men upholding their position of power and oppression of women. Their desire to hate and attack transgender women upholds the very patriarchal forces they claim to despise, leading them to attack a fellow queer woman simply for suggesting that cisgender, straight people need to think more deeply about gender and sexual attraction.

Let me see if I have this right, the oxymoronic cis-lesbian ladies are using their patriarchal powers to "attack" a man pretending to be a woman, because as patriarchal lesbians, they cruelly don't want to have sex with a "woman" with a johnson.

Truly I have been made woke, like I was shot with a diamond bullet right through my forehead. My God, the genius of that. The genius, and all this time I have been thinking this gender studies stuff was pure codswallop.

Sporkatus
this attitude is being cultivated among the left, as if it were a virtue.
Meanwhile, more fool me, I was studying engineering for a semi-stable economy that fell apart when I was four years in. A job market that remained wretched for quite some time at least in part due to the left's insistence that we'd not be making anything, anymore. With struggles to make ends meet, it'll be a few more years until I've paid things off.

My patience is limited for someone who bemoans their insane choices' lack of result and whose political preferences are aimed at ruining my own sane choices - at the same time so to speak looking for a free ride when I've paid and will continue to.

Quite limited.

Moldywarp

"After 60 years of Gender Studies, I have come to the conclusion there are 2 genders. Everything else is sexual preference or mental illness."

Fair enough. However, for those determined to declare themselves something else, what about "chimeras dire" as a catch-all term? Maybe "chi" could serve as a preferred pronoun?

Sorry, been on the Milton again...

Surreptitious Evil

Erm, not sure there is "public sector forgiveness" on U.K. student debt?

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Erm, not sure there is "public sector forgiveness" on U.K. student debt?

Miss Anderson is an American who, unfortunately, blighted Blighty while at Oxford, assuming she didn't mean Oxford, Mississippi.

In the US there are, for instance, a variety of loan forgiveness programs, however, there is a bit of a puzzling detail as "qualifying employment" means employment with any federal, state, local, or tribal organization, but not partisan political organizations, which would seem to rule out any state, local, or tribal schools of any kind.

If not, why a teacher at a state school should get zer loan blown off, and not that of a teacher at a private school is also a mystery, except the latter are not required to join unions.

At any rate, the whole concept of student loans being forgiven just because the students made crappy degree choices still stinks on ice.

LS

Attraction is pretty impossible to negotiate.
Maybe one might be swayed with makeup or nice clothes.

But basically, you can't argue with an erection (or the lack of one).

David

One more:

“Actually.”

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