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July 26, 2021

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sk60

"Nullification" = "gender affirming". Okay then.

David

The company, by the way, also has an Instagram account. It is safe for work, more or less. Vagina cakes and assorted pastries feature prominently for some reason.

David

“Nullification” = “gender affirming”. Okay then.

We are, it seems, in strange territory. Given the baroque mutilations on offer, the word affirmation doesn’t quite sit. According to another company, Align Surgical Associates, the procedures on offer will enable patients “to enjoy a body that looks closer on the outside to the way they feel on the inside.” However, given the photos of said procedures and the consequent limitations in functionality, and any number of health issues caused by such surgeries, the word enjoy also seems somewhat inapt.

Mike D

Cronenberg?

David

Cronenberg?

As in David Cronenberg, a director of largely low-budget ‘body horror’ films, i.e., films in which the horror derives from grotesque transformations and violations of human anatomy. See, The Fly, Rabid, Shivers, etc. Most of his films are pretty awful, by which I mean boring and badly made.

Daniel Ream

Cronenberg.

David

I remember being entertained as a youth by his remake of The Fly, but I watched Scanners again recently, which I first saw when I was at school, and, dear God, it’s ham-fisted and boring.

Liz

And remember, dear readers, “Genital preferences are transphobic.”

So are transgender people who want different genitals *on themselves* transphobic too?

David
Injecting testosterone and getting a double mastectomy did not make me a man. It made me a woman who was injecting testosterone and who got a double mastectomy.

For those who missed it, somewhat related.

Angus

search at your peril

I predict there will be a giant case of buyers remorse in the future for the subject of those photos.

Jexter

However, needless to say, search at your peril.

Not today Satan. Not today.

Mike D

Most of his films are pretty awful, by which I mean boring and badly made.

Thanks. Will avoid.

Karl

Thanks. Will avoid.

No, don't do that. Just exercise some discretion.

My personal favourites: Videodrome, eXistenZ, The Dead Zone (How could you not appreciate The Dead Zone?)

Felicity

I’m confused (as usual), does this all make FGM ok?

Old Glyn

I thought you meant 'Kronenbourg 1664' lager. I bought a bottle from you once and swear that 1664 was the drink by date. A request for my money back was greeted with coarse mockery and vulgar abuse. And as for asking for credit!

John Lewis

Align Surgical Associates

Swap the “g” for an “e” and we might be closer to the truth.

David

Just exercise some discretion.

I’m not sure I’d say The Dead Zone is exactly a pinnacle of cinema, though I recall it as less dreary than many of his others. I think The Fly is probably the nearest to a polished, dramatically engaging film, though I’d have to watch it again, which I’m in no rush to do. Certainly isn’t Naked Lunch.

anon a mouse

New meaning to "in just seven days, I can make you a man"...

Karl

FGM is not OK because it's done by men. Or by women for men. Or by women, at the instigation of women, which might conceivably in some way be in the interests of men. Or by women, on women, for women, in the long traditions of women, but as part of the rituals of societies which contain men. Even when everyone involved, including the patient, approves and affirms the process.

Genital "nullification" on the other hand must be celebrated because it's done with the approval and affirmation of the patient. Irrespective of the disapproval of anyone or everyone else, even though it might be against the deep traditions and rituals of their society. And medically dubious. Or dangerous. Providing it involves a conceptual woman at some stage of the process. A man becoming a woman is to be celebrated. A woman becoming a man is unfortunate, but it is the woman's choice. A man becoming another man, though, is right out. Unless it makes him gay. Which is fine. Though conversion therapy is a myth. And evil. And doesn't exist. Except when it's converting a man to a woman who likes men.

I hope that clears it up for you.

pst314

Boanthropy is a rare psychological disorder that causes a human being to believe that they are a cow. And if there is a Wikipedia entry for this then there is probably a "cow rights" employee group at Google already. (Via Ace.)

asiaseen

at your peril.

What are those sewn-up salamis for?

anon a mouse

What are those sewn-up salamis for?

Bar snacks.

pst314

at your peril.

It's too perilous.

Karl

dramatically engaging film, though I’d have to watch it again

I recall watching Videodrome again. And again. And again. Well, parts of it anyway.

Boanthropy is a rare psychological disorder

That's just sheer trans-cow-phobic bigotry! As Science has now shown, such a person is actually a cow trapped in the wrong body - a situation easily remedied with a series of simple surgeries. The implantation of udders, one of those ear taggy things. Etc.

David

What are those sewn-up salamis for?

Are you not aroused?

PiperPaul

Oh wicked bad naughty evil Zoot!

pst314

I recall watching Videodrome again. And again. And again. Well, parts of it anyway.

[ Begins separate notebook just for Karl ]

pst314

The implantation of udders, one of those ear taggy things. Etc.

If you can believe everything you read on the internet there are already people wearing cow suits, so surgery cannot be far away. Bartender, eight G&T's, please. Just line em up.

pst314

Are you not aroused?

Only my gorge is rising.

anon a mouse

there are already people wearing cow suits

No big deal, as I already wear several cow-sourced items, and have gone so far as to equip my ride with genuine cow hide surfaces.

Oh, that's not what you meant?

asiaseen

Are you not aroused?

Deroused.

asiaseen

Are you not aroused?

Are they best grilled, roast, fried or boiled? And with or without onions?

PiperPaul

.

ComputerLabRat

And remember, dear readers, “Genital preferences are transphobic.”

Isn't that rather homophobic? Men who like cock are now transphobic? But I thought they were all part of the one big happy BLTGQWERTY++ rainbow thingie. The women who don't like cock have been stepped on pretty hard for awhile now by the Ts, but that statement covers the men with that preference too.

Karl

The women who don't like cock have been stepped on pretty hard for awhile now

No no - that's because they don't like lady cock. Not liking man cock is still acceptable. If you're a woman. Not if you're a man though, because that's homophobic. Except if it's lady cock. Then you're trans-phobic. Or can-you-tell-what-it-is-yet-phobic.

Basically, if you look at the creatures of tiktok and go "ewwww" then you're just plain evil.

Also I call band name!

Daniel Ream

Scanners [...] dear God, it’s ham-fisted and boring.

Your (well, my) tax dollars at work.

"From 1974 to 1982, a glut of American producers came north to shoot movies, which — for a complicated set of reasons relating to Canadian tax law at the time — were actually intended to be money losers."
Sam

Remember when buggering was a simple act? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

[ wink ]

Hugh Gives

O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in't!

Wm Shakespeare - The Tempest

Karl

Look to clear up any remaining confusion I've made a simple graphic representation of Maslow's Hierarchy of Genital Needs for you:

👩🍆 > 🧔🏻🐱 > 👩🐱 > 👶 > 🐑 🐄 > 🧔🏻🍆

Man vulvas can fuck lady vulvas.
Lady vulvas can fuck each other, children and livestock.
Man cocks can't touch anybody except each other.
And lady cocks get to fuck anything.

Darleen

Also, open thread.

More, please.

David

More, please.

“Access restricted.”

aelfheld
More, please.

Not to be invidious, but it seems likely if the suspect were less melanin-deficient the reportage would have been somewhat different.

Darleen

“Access restricted.”

A man who allegedly was trying to shoplift from a Huntington Beach business was tackled to the ground Saturday, officials said.

At around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Huntington Beach police responded to the call of an attempted shoplifter at Jack’s Surfboards located at 101 Main Street.

Video footage caught the moment that security guards and shoppers grabbed the man and tackled him to the ground.

The suspected shoplifter was taken into custody, Huntington Beach police said.

No further details were available.

ComputerLabRat

Not to be invidious, but it seems likely if the suspect were less melanin-deficient the reportage would have been somewhat different.

That was my thought after watching the "Shopping scenes" linked in Friday's Ephemera (I think...). Were I to try that sort of thing in a California shopping mall, I'm certain I would be wrestled to the ground, probably taken into custody, and the reportage on the incident would mirror that in Darleen's link. Never mind that I was stealing less than $950 worth of stuff; I am melanin-deficient (well, unless I've been out in the sun, but that brownness doesn't count).

Sue Sims

Align Surgical Associates

Swap the “g” for an “e” and we might be closer to the truth.

Even better: keep 'Align' and prefix an M.

John Lewis

More, please

White chubby shouting “I can’t breath” would be presumably be condemned as racial appropriation.

Alex DeWynter
Not to be invidious, but it seems likely if the suspect were less melanin-deficient the reportage would have been somewhat different.

Definitely a PoS*.

* Person of Size

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Some of the replies...

He didn’t deserve to get blindsided and hit in the back of the head lmao. He deserved to be confronted and taught a lesson. This is just being scared to confront the person

...the reportage would have been somewhat different.

Jay Guevara

MoZaic Care, a cosmetic surgery provider in San Francisco, California, offers a “nullification” procedure that “removes external genitalia while preserving a urethral opening and anal opening.”

Once again, California leads the way!

I'm so proud.

Governor Squid

Some of the replies...

Except that most of the replies range between "It's about damn time!" and "I don't condone this, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it either."

Which gets to my previously stated belief that the people demanding that we get rid of professional policing are probably going to be shocked when they witness the amateur law enforcement that takes its place.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

MoZaic Care, a cosmetic surgery provider in San Francisco...

MoZaic Care’s director, Dr Heidi Wittenberg...

Typical, Martin Luther, never around when you need him.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Except that most of the replies...

Yeah, they have shifted the balance to the "well done you" side since the first post.

My favorite exchange:

Joey Greco [apparently or purporting to be a POC]

19h
Im not racist against anyone I dont like anti-black asians and racist whites, because they mistreat black people. Black folk need to rise up against our oppressors

              Male Human Person [has photo of yte male in bio]

              18h
              lol

Joey Greco
@CryptoMaster666

17h
You think this is funny caveman?

Caveman. Probably going to give Male Human Person a lesson on how to wash next.

We

Dan

"Jesus Christ! What the hell is wrong with these so-called doctors? There are some things you just shouldn't do."

-- Dr. Joseph Mengele

Farnsworth M Muldoon

There are some things you just shouldn't do.

--Doctor Moreau

pst314

Have these doctors no respect for science and humanity?
--Trofim Lysenko

Joe Ego

Basically, if you look at the creatures of tiktok and go "ewwww" then you're just plain evil.

Having recently completed the federally mandated bi-yearly training on workplace harassment, I can reliably inform you all that the answer is: don't think too hard about the legal technicalities and just be nice to everyone. Because nothing bad has ever happened when you're nice to everyone.

ComputerLabRat

Because nothing bad has ever happened when you're nice to everyone.

Yet.

Or, more probably:

Depends.

Jeff Guinn

Because nothing bad has ever happened when you're nice to everyone.

Brett Kavanaugh would like a word.

Richard Cranium
one of those ear taggy things

I've installed those ear taggy things into a cow's ear. A hollow tube with an internal diameter of ~1/2 inch (~1cm) with a rather sharp and angled end is that tool that you'd use. It also has a slot to hold the tag.

You've got the cow in a head gate. Insert tag into slot, grab the cow's ear, shove it through, and pull it back. Tag stays in. Slather cow's ear with an iodine solution and let it go.

Converting young bovine males to steers was less deadly than what was done to a human male to be a Chinese court eunuch (we didn't use blades, so our calves didn't bleed out), but not less pleasant to the above.

David

Were I to try that sort of thing in a California shopping mall…

It’s a great way to rot and demoralise a society - offering tacit exemptions from civilised behaviour and normal consequences for some demographic groups but not others. Say, based on skin colour.

anon a mouse

Typical, Martin Luther, never around when you need him.

Nailed it...

tolkein

As our gracious host uses PayPal, are there any thoughts about the partnering between PayPal and ADL to "fight extremism and hate through the financial industry and across at-risk communities."
Because Big Tech never engages in censoring of wrongthink and wrongspeech.

Felicity

I hope that clears it up for you.

Thanks Karl!

pst314

Because nothing bad has ever happened when you're nice to everyone.

You can make a good case that being nice to our enemies is what got us in this mess.

Karl

Thanks Karl!

Just doing my job, ma'am.

It’s a great way to rot and demoralise a society

Yeah, but it's a good racism.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...are there any thoughts about the partnering between PayPal and ADL...

At least it is not the SPLC.

The question is what service or goods you are willing to do without if there are no viable options. It is one thing to say screw Burger King, I'll hit Whataburger instead (always a wise choice). OTOH, to give a real example, I want a hard to find part for an old car and the only place that it can be found is Singapore, I'd rather use PayPay than my credit card (speaking of wokesters hard to avoid).

You have a phone, you are stuck with wokesters google or apple unless you can find a Blackberry or an Android phone you can root and de-google, or use a flip phone. The examples of crap companies one is stuck with dealing with are nigh endless (see recent "pride" nonsense) and the "boycott vs. buycott" battles generally accomplish nothing. Gillette, $8 billion write off, $220+ billion capitalization on the parent company. "OK boys, let's make the ad a little more subtle next time".

"Starbucks Sucks ! I'm only going to buy Black Rifle Coffee Company coffee !" "Their CEO said what ? Fuck them, I'm only going to buy Rootin' Tootin' Freedom Eagle Veterans Only brand". Ultimately you wind up with a number 10 can of generic coffee ("Guaranteed not more than 30% wood chips!)" from the Piggly Wiggly .

One can't completely avoid the woke bastards without going off the grid and living on weasels you trap and berries you forage.

APL

Because nothing bad has ever happened when you're nice to everyone.

The Moriori would likely disagree - most are not around though.

David

Peter Wood on woke demonology.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, back on the original topic, we find an interesting hypothesis, and please update your files.

PiperPaul

Build a bridge out of her!

Oh, sorry for the outburst.

David

back on the original topic, we find an interesting hypothesis,

Trans women are more feminine than cis women, we went through a journey to discover we’re actually female instead of just living like it beforehand. That’s pretty cool if you ask me.

Judging by the seemingly obligatory anime avatars and the general preoccupation with childish kitsch, and the images and clothing of adolescent girls in particular, I’d say this grown man isn’t entirely sure what a woman is.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In the world of science, we find a "science writer" who has never heard German, Arabic, or Hebrew all of which are generally ways to spit on people under the guise of polite conversation.

Apparently this hot mess is the "science". Banzai !

pst314

I’d say this grown man isn’t entirely sure what a woman is.

Indeed. The strong tendency of transvestites and transsexuals to exhibit a cartoonish caricature of what actual women are like has been clear for a long time.

aelfheld
[...] living on weasels you trap [...]

I would never have thought of foraging in academia.

WTP

You can make a good case that being nice to our enemies is what got us in this mess.

Damn near word for word what I was going to say.

One can't completely avoid the woke bastards without going off the grid and living on weasels you trap and berries you forage.

While true in many respects I will still make the effort. Recently read a book about the men who flew The Hump to get weapons and supplies to Chang Kai Sheik, the worthless warlord bastard who did the least he could possibly do to fight the Japanese yet still keep the manna flowing. Many of those men risking their lives to get it to him knew or suspected as much. But they still put their lives on the line to do it. A widow of one of those men remarried a friend of my father. They attended our church. A very sharp woman well into her 80's but still was able to relate the story of her husband being rescued by "friendly" cannibal tribesmen. If those men were still willing to take on that hopeless cause, I can make the effort to search through the numerous dog leashes in the pet store to find a few that were not made in China. I will also ask, when appropriate, "Do you have anything like this that wasn't made in China?" Same applies to razor blades, etc. and wokeism. And all the major league sports can go f themselves. I will watch local high school or little league talent. I still do watch Golf and limited Olympic coverage. I don't mind the occasional fuzzy political reference but the full on wokeism is right out.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I would never have thought of foraging in academia.

Weasels are generally in journalism, mixed nuts in academia, in either case you're OK as long as you avoid the vegans.

Meanwhile the EU informs us right-wing memes are extremism.

Humour has become a central weapon of extremist movements to subvert open societies and to lower the threshold towards violence. Especially within the context of a recent wave of far-right terrorist attacks, we witness “playful” ways in communicating racist ideologies.

"Far-right terrorist attacks". I seem to have missed those, though it is the EU, so "far-right" is probably only three SD to the left of political center.

Daniel Ream

obligatory anime avatars and the general preoccupation with childish kitsch, and the images and clothing of adolescent girls in particular

Sexual dysmorphia is a coping mechanism for childhood/adolescent sexual trauma; the most common symptom of the resulting Complex PTSD is retarded emotional development where the victim remains a child/adolescent, psychologically. QED.

Governor Squid

"science writer"

Fourteen paragraphs in that article, and you have to read all the way to the twelfth before you come up with this little gem: "Technically these numbers did not achieve statistical significance, but the observation is interesting nonetheless."

Because technically incorrect is the best kind of incorrect, or something.

Trans women are more feminine than cis women,

Just imagine the kind of blinding confidence one would need to assert that one's pantomime femininity is more authentic than the kind with ten thousand years of biology and culture behind it. Seriously, what kind of balls do you need to make that sort of claim out loud?

Sam

Seriously, what kind of balls do you need to make that sort of claim out loud?

LOL

But it's obviously the typical overly-confident smug pose that typifies the new religionists, from feminists to Chinese propagandists to the flavor-of-the-month trannies, no? The entire concept of transgenderism is simply taking "fake it till you make it" to an extreme.

It's what happens to all the pets of the left: one's compassion for people and their personal issues is necessarily abrogated in the face of tyrannical diktats in their name.

David

the most common symptom of the resulting Complex PTSD is retarded emotional development where the victim remains a child/adolescent, psychologically.

Once registered, the pattern is hard to miss and very common among woke online ‘activists’. Grown men, supposed adults, preoccupied not with being women, as they claim, or approximations of women, but with being approximations of girls.

Somewhat related.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

While true in many respects I will still make the effort.... I don't mind the occasional fuzzy political reference but the full on wokeism is right out.

We are generally in violent agreement. I recently needed new tires for a utility trailer only to find out the only ones available anywhere in the wheel size were Goodyear. Made in China (meanwhile though we revile the French, the Michelins on the truck I tow the trailer are made in Alabama), so I went up two inches in wheel diameter and got some Korean ones, because there were no US made ones.

Anything electronic - you have to work to find something made in Taiwan vs. mainland Taiwan, let alone anywhere else - I'll get a Blaupunkt (made in China).

Netflix goes woke and hires the Obamas - poof, gone, I'll watch Vudu instead. Of course it is owned by Walmart. Triggered.

Gillette, owned by Proctor and Gamble, so do we boycott just Gillette, or all of P&G ? OK I prefer Japanese razor blades anyway because they are actually sharp so NBD, but oops, I have a Braun electric too, and they are owned by P&G.

All the mutinationals are intertwined and shuffle brands back and forth, so the question is now how much time you want to invest investigating who owns what to know what to avoid. Obvious (Netflix) is obvious, but dollar store house brand isn't always as good, and there comes a point where the juice isn't worth the squeeze.

Steve E

mixed nuts in academia

I believe that would make it macademia.

[ Side steps towards the door ]

Steve E

far-right terrorist attacks

Release the stand-ups, then hit them with some sketch comedy. Keep the limericks in reserve while unleashing a never ending barrage of memes.

David

[ Side steps towards the door ]

[ Reaches under bar, presses button. Section of floor beneath Steve suddenly hums and moves towards door, gathering speed. ]

ComputerLabRat

"Trans women are more feminine than cis women, we went through a journey to discover we’re actually female instead of just living like it beforehand".

By that logic, Rachel Dolezal is more authentically black than black people, because she went through a journey to discover she was actually black, instead of just living it beforehand.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... we went through a journey to discover we’re actually female...

Dude has a point...

Karl

Alison Escalante

I write about the science of performance.

Er, OK?

Fortunately for face nappy enthusiasts this sciencey demonstration of the ineffectiveness of face masks has been thoroughly debunked by other similarly performative writers. Just because those face masks didn't work, doesn't mean that your military grade, freshly laundered, double-layered, custom-fitted, hermetically sealed complete head covering won't.

ccscientist

Trans "women" do exhibit a cartoonish version of femininity because they actually have no idea what being a woman feels like, how women think, or how hormones affect emotions.

Far-right extremist attacks? These claims are made without any examples. Let us grant that there may be a handful of such. Compared to what Antifa has done just in Portland, or BLM in Minneapolis, it is a drop in the bucket.

Also, if we compare Jan 6 to the dems occupying the Wisconsin state house for weeks (months?) it is again jan 6 was trivial. In the 2016 inauguration, Pelosi let 1000 women in to occupy the congressional office building--again, not ever mentioned or compared.

Sam

Trans women are more feminine than cis women

I like to imagine some embittered "2nd-wave" feminist casually reading twitter while feeding her cats, looking wistfully at her shelf. There her Dworkin anthology and framed photos of old bra-burning parties remind her of the time she was in charge, when she joined arms with her sisters to fight those men who insisted on defining femininity.

"We were such beautiful fish in a sea of bicycles," she recounts as she polishes her signed I'm With Her campaign poster for what felt like the millionth time. Her hands tremble as she holds back the reflexive vitriol towards men who talk down to women, and she reminds herself that men can be women now, and thus are free to do things that would've set her on the warpath a few short years ago.

"We've come a long way," she mutters like a nun performing the rosary, "but there's still so much work to do." She repeats the words over and over, the triumph and sense of importance that the mantra normally provides not sufficient to drown out a strange nagging sensation at the back of her mind. "Trans-women ARE women, and I am their ally!" she posts on Facebook, but this too does not quiet the voice in her head - that stubborn internalized misogyny placed their by the wicked Patriarchy.

The voice that, if she allowed, would loudly proclaim: "A man is telling you how to woman, and your feminism requires you to shut up and agree."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Well, we can solve the whole problem if we could go back to a point in time.

Steve E

Trans women are more feminine than cis women

I don't know. Looks all natural to me in a Kardashian kind of way.

By the way gents, she's had the surgery and she's desperate to lose her "virginity".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Looks all natural to me...

Last week, I agreed to go on a date with this man who looked and sounded amazing and when I turned up it was a catfish. I was so angry and disappointed...

Irony can be pretty ironic.

ComputerLabRat

By the way gents, she's had the surgery and she's desperate to lose her "virginity".

That nose looks all wrong - maybe it's something in the photo, but when I first saw it I thought it was a skull opening.

Is that...person...for real? Or is that a photoshop on a satire site?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Is that...person...for real?

Yes and no.

It is a guy who spent a small fortune to make himself look like a Ken doll, then decide he would rather be Barbie.

That nose looks all wrong

True, but breasts in real life are never perfect hemispheres...

Steve E

Is that...person...for real? Or is that a photoshop on a satire site?

For "real". International TV (although TS is more appropriate) personality Jessica Alves dontcha know. She was, perhaps, better known as the human Ken doll.

David

but breasts in real life are never perfect hemispheres...

[ Takes out notebook and pencil. ]

Breasts… never… perfect… hemispheres….

David

But they are powered by magnets, right?

Steve E

But they are powered by magnets, right?

More likely saline or silicon gel and gravity. I believe they're doing some interesting things with buckyballs though.

Governor Squid

..if we could go back to a point in time.

I was confused for a moment, because her first sentence seemed so self-evident. But then, that second sentence. Whoa! I suppose she just has a far better understanding of men than she does of woman. Nothing else makes sense.

hemispheres

'Tis good to know that we can provide the occasional nugget of enlightenment to our gracious host. I'd hate to think it was a one-way street.

Sam

but breasts in real life are never perfect

Agree to disagree.

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