Wednesday Reads: #PronounsDay

 

Have you added your pronouns to your social media?

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Here’s a few other tweets to round out this open thread:

 

 

It is so disgustingly true…

This is an open thread.


24 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: #PronounsDay”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Trump melted down in a meeting with Democrats and Republicans on Syria. Democrats walked out after Trump called Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician.” This followed the insane oval office meeting with the Italian prime minister and the loony joint press conference.

    • Pat Johnson says:

      It was one of his “best” rants in that he was able to get in so many names in such a short time,

      Hillary, Obama, the entire Democratic Party, Peter Strozk, Lisa Page. But the best is the server. A new one added to his repertoire of conspiracy theories that has no bottom line.

      The never ending insanity of this man.

  2. bostonboomer says:

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  4. dakinikat says:

  5. NW Luna says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Gender is a social construct. The whole gender non-conforming and gender-transition shit simply reinforces gender stereotypes.

      Men can wear makeup and skirts and shoes that hurt their feet and make them high risk for falls and ankle sprains. That’s fine. You can even have surgery to chop off body parts, and take hormones which make you sterile. I don’t care what you wear or what meds you take.

      Don’t demand that others validate your self-identified gender, as if you’re so insecure you demand others validate you. A gender transition is not a sex transition. You are changing your self-identity of social constructs, whatever that is. You can’t change your sex, so don’t demand sex-based pronouns. You cannot change your biological reality. Most transwomen have penises. Women do not have penises. So if you have a penis, don’t invade women’s single-sex spaces such as bathrooms, shelters, and changing rooms.

      Transwomen have approx 20% incidence of being convicted of violent crimes, compared to about 2% in general population. Taking “female” hormones (actually both women and men have both testosterone and estrogen, just in different proportions) does not make incidence of future violence decrease. Neither does it decrease muscle strength, so transwomen do not belong in women’s sports.

      The % of transwomen murdered is less than the % of women in the general population who are murdered. Oh, and intersex people, who have DSD? That’s about 0.2% of the population, so don’t use that as an example; it’s nonsense.

      Women: adult human females.

      • dakinikat says:

        absofuckinglutely ….

      • quixote says:

        Just to be clear, I know where you’re coming from, JJ. Everybody should be able to live their lives according to their own lights.

        What has some of us angry, though, is that it doesn’t stop there. Transgender rights are the *same* as women’s rights, not greater. And given that we live in a misogynist world where 98%+ of the sexual violence is commited by men, women’s safety matters too.

        So even if all transwomen were great people, there are plenty of nontrans men who will take advantage of situations to gain access to women. That’s not theoretical. It’s already happened. For instance, the much higher rate of sexual harassment and violence in unisex changing rooms than sex-separated ones.

        And pronouns, specifically, can be a problem. Because if all that’s required is a statement of preference, all of a sudden male rapists are recorded as female and the incel types start yelling about how “both sides do it.” That, too, has already actually happened.

        Both sides don’t do it. They really don’t. 98% =/= 2%. And we really do need the language to reflect that. There’s too much disrespect for reality as it is.

        It’s a shame if that makes some transwomen unhappy, but it’s not society’s responsibility to validate them anymore than it is anyone’s responsibility to validate, say, my ideas about who I feel I am.

        That validation is fine when people want to provide it out of kindness or politeness, but it leads to a minefield if it’s generalized into something compulsory.

      • Sweet Sue says:

        You speak for me, NW Luna

    • RonStill4Hills says:

      Because they have made pronouns complicated, I TRY to use names. If I know your name I don’t need she/her, them/they or he/him.

      It is also speculative anyway. Considering that I have first hand knowledge of what is going on under the clothes of almost 0% of the people I encounter, why am I making declarations about.

      It is somewhat absurd that we think it normal to use the equivalent of “Terry with a Dick” or “Courtney whose general appearance tends to indicate a high probability of a vagina.”

      Unless we have actual “under the clothes business” between us, what business is it of mine?

      I am trying to give up gender pronouns.

      I decided hat the gender identity wars were too complicated for me when Martina Navrati0loa was attacked over her OPINION about intersex athletes.

      We don’t have to agree in order to respect one another.

      I am tired of the magic words game though.

  6. dakinikat says:

    The POS nearest the bust of Ben Franklin is Sleazy Steve Scalise…. pride of the Klan

  7. NW Luna says: