The museum should have never kowtowed to the angry rabble to begin with. Once you apologize, it is hard to make a boundary. You’ve exposed your belly and it will be lanced. Continue reading
When did people in drag get so whiny? I mean, Ru Paul is not a whiner, neither was Divine. They didn’t position themselves as pushing new beauty standards and Ru Paul still doesn’t to my knowledge. Drag queens play with gender and appearance and gender roles and are having fun and doing theater that is both free wheeling satire and social commentary. They LIKE to offend. They were not pushing for social acceptance. Divine was not screeching that all men had to marry wives that look like her though many do.
So, this new whiny attitude of “please open your mind and accept my hairy face and ass in a dress as beautiful – I am non-binary” is very unbecoming. This “please PLEASE see me as a beauty queen” is not a rebel cry of “fuck you” but rather — “please PLEASE PLEASE fuck me!” (excuse the French but nothing says sex like French). Anyway… since when was queer not a fuck you but a “cry for acceptance”? Didn’t it used to be called “gender fuck”? As in “fuck you — not PLEASE PLEASE LIKE ME!” Whiny!
I have heard that dollar bills and coins are being scattered at the foot of the naked small penis Trump statue in the Castro in San Francisco. Possibly, these are offerings of some kind. Given up without clear intention but with a half-conscious desire for some kind of appeasement or ritual dispersion of bad fortune. Possibly, the Trump statue, which has been a huge hit, and now is becoming a site of collective sacrifice — should be mass produced like those big belly Buddha statues. Of course, it would be smaller, suitable for display on a desk or even on a car dashboard. It might need a small fig leaf in order to pass muster — or maybe not. I can see rows and rows of these naked Trumps in Walmart, in Chinatown stores, in Target, and in upscale stores – possibly there they will be made of precious metals.
Possibly this will be Trump’s concession prize if he loses the election – to be immortalized like the laughing Buddha. People will rub his belly or in times of true desperation reach discretely for his nether parts, clutching them with a short tight squeeze for good luck or to swing open the pendulous doors of commerce.
Or — if Trump should win, this statue will be his trophy. Already displayed on many important crossroads and corners in major metropolitan areas. The Emperor arrives… HELLO AMERICA!
I was watching as the shooting unfolded last night on social media. Horrific and no words. This was a massacre that was targeting the LGBT community but its tentacles reach even farther. This is not the first time an attack of this nature has occurred in this country, or in the world, even if the LGBT community has not been so specifically targeted before. The shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call before the shooting and mentioned the Boston Marathon bombing in the call. He was already under investigation by the FBI previous to the shooting for possible ties to Islamic radicalism. Islamic radicalism is a scourge that must be eliminated in every and all ways possible, with strategic diligence. (and yes, all Muslims are not involved in this but it is still a huge issue WORLDWIDE) We have been under notice for some time, that ISIS cells are in this country as they have claimed to be in 17 states, this is their claim. I have no doubt that what they claim may in fact be true. I take ISIS and other Islamic radical groups at their word and have no doubt that they will try to carry out their intentions. Anything else is a denial of reality and frankly a condescension. While the LGBT world has other groups that cast aspersion on us and other individuals that dislike or hate us, this particular attacker has claimed responsibility. Trying to foist responsibility on “all religions” or on white Christians, Republicans or even just guns — is completely wrong. It is a product of Islamic radicalism and a certain horrific and anti-western ideology that committed the Paris attacks, Boston Marathon, 9/11, attacks in Kenya, Nigeria and — many others. The target is not only the LGBT world but freedom.
I mourn for all those killed and injured in this terror.
A letter to my fellow trans people:
About the recent Caitlyn Jenner controversy regarding her support for Ted Cruz and her conservative views: It is true that not all transsexuals are in the tank for the far left, or are “feeling the Bern”. Some of us are not even voting for Hillary. Continue reading
At least in Iowa, and I can’t tell you how happy I am since he was knocking out, principally, Donald Trump. Continue reading
Happy New Year 2016!
In spite of the PC madness on college campuses, the growing and very real threat of ISIS and assorted Islamic terror, the relatively sluggish economy and the comical chaos of a presidential race that may come down to Trump vs. Clinton (OH NO) — the American people are resilient, ornery and innovative. In other words, the whole nation isn’t going to hell quite yet. Continue reading
I’ll admit that I have yet to watch the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer that is making headlines today. I am very burned out on trans issues and mostly I yawn when I hear of a news story. Even so, I have to admit that apparently, we are making progress. There’s no question that today it is easier and more acceptable to medically transition than it was when I began in 1989. Certainly, people who change their sex and legal and social gender are still pariahs, on both the left and the right – but we are more accepted than we have ever been and certainly more visible. Continue reading
At some point, people who are LGBT identified need to ask ourselves — why socialism?
“Since the 1990s, students from Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school in Massachusetts, have staged an annual production of The Vagina Monologues. Not this year. The college is retiring the ritual over concerns that the play—penned by Eve Ensler in 1996 as a way to “celebrate the vagina” and women’s sexuality—is not inclusive enough.
In a school-wide email from Mount Holyoke’s student-theater board, relayed by Campus Reform, student Erin Murphy explained that “at its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman … Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that cannot simply be reduced to biological or anatomical distinctions, and many of us who have participated in the show have grown increasingly uncomfortable presenting material that is inherently reductionist and exclusive.” ”
Ah, OK. Apparently because some trans people have not yet had, or do not wish to have SRS (sex reassignment surgery) for whatever reason, medical or personal or financial, and this makes them different from non-trans people… so this play must be canceled.
Look I am not particularly a fan of “The Vagina Monologues” — I have never seen it and don’t possess a burning desire to do so, though I might see it if the opportunity presented itself. If it was within walking distance of my house…
Apparently, the opportunity won’t be there for anyone attending Mount Holyoke who wants to see it there. And, worse, it is for stupid reasons. Here the well-reason article in “Reason” that I learned this from:
This is so egregiously stupid that I am nearly speechless. “Inclusiveness” and even “diversity” are overrated. Not every play or performance is pertinent to every person, that’s life. Also, the vast majority of people with vaginas are born female women with female congruent gender identities. This is a fact of life, and I actually see no problem with it at all. Most likely some bullies on campus, waving the flag of PC “non-binary” gender got a hold of the board and rammed this through. That said, hey — it’s their school, whatever! I am against this on principle however. And, would certainly like to make it known that not all trans men agree with this. Also, I do live my life, day to day, identifying largely with MEN who were not born with vaginas, meaning non-trans men. In other words, someone does not have to be exactly like me to be someone I identify with. Which is good, otherwise, since I am a mixed race, man of transsexual history, who is mixed race in such a way that I have met very few people exactly like me, except for siblings, I honestly don’t think I would ever have anything at all in this world to identify with. A long time ago, I decided to be my own person, and I don’t solely depend on my race, class, ethnicity, sex or gender to define who I am. Those things are not even always the important things… I know we live in a strange world now, which increasingly says otherwise, and I am against that line of thinking, which is narrow and which puts people into boxes that are constricting — all often in the name of “inclusivity”. Of course, it is also good that more art is coming out made by so-called trans people, but that doesn’t mean that art made by people who are not “trans” has no bearing on our lives. This is insane.