Archive for September, 2013

GenderTrender Unmoderated

Wow! Redhester, I’m going to have trouble adding anything to that, but when I initially read the blog I basically came up with a list of words, and these apply to everyone, whichever side of the fence they sit.

Tolerance (of others)

Patience

Compassion

Not jumping to conclusions ie listening without prejudging

Being open to change your opinion. This is possibly the hardest thing for any of us to do.

Respect – this is a 2 way street. How can anyone expect to be respected, if they don’t respect others.

Be a positive example to others.

Obviously, someone has to take the moral high ground on this one, and if we say “I’ll do this, but you have to do this first” isn’t the way to do it.

I’m sure there’s something I’ve missed out, but I can’t think of anything else right now.

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GenderTrender Unmoderated

Wow! Redhester, I’m going to have trouble adding anything to that, but when I initially read the blog I basically came up with a list of words, and these apply to everyone, whichever side of the fence they sit.

Tolerance (of others)

Patience

Compassion

Not jumping to conclusions ie listening without prejudging

Being open to change your opinion. This is possibly the hardest thing for any of us to do.

Respect – this is a 2 way street. How can anyone expect to be respected, if they don’t respect others.

Be a positive example to others.

Obviously, someone has to take the moral high ground on this one, and if we say “I’ll do this, but you have to do this first” isn’t the way to do it.

I’m sure there’s something I’ve missed out, but I can’t think of anything else right now.

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An open letter to Cathy Brennan

An open letter to Cathy Brennan

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Why I want to be a Disney Princess

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Passing compliments

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Dumb Ass Comment of the Week Award Winner: Third Arm Edition

I get that you don’t think trans surgeries should happen. What I don’t get, is why you seem to be against (as a lot of Americans seem to be ), against an NHS style healthcare system. You pay taxes for an army to protect you, a fire service to put out fires, and police to arrest bad guys, but when it comes to the most important thing, your health, you’d rather have a private health care system. This means that some simply can’t afford it (without going into the reasons why as no doubt there will be all kinds of reasons, legitimate and otherwise ). Yes, if you want cosmetic surgery to “look better”, I get that that’s not medically necessary. If you’ve been in an accident though, it could be considered so.

We treasure the NHS in the UK, even for all it’s faults, so in just can’t get my head around not having something like it.

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My faith in humanity restored

My faith in humanity has been restored! Halleluiah! Not by the video, but by the majority of the commenters essentially telling this bigoted old bastard to go suck a dick.

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I really don’t think they give ATOS

I really don't think they give ATOS

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Why you shouldn’t try to engage TERF’s in any kind of debate.

It doesn’t matter what your argument is, whether you have a valid point or not, trying to debate with some radical feminists is not something you can do on blogs they moderate.  The simple reason is, they won’t approve any response that doesn’t toe the radfem party line, which is why you’ll find blog after blog of one radfem after another slapping each on the back in congratulations for a well written piece.  Try to explain things (as someone they don’t consider female), and you’re “mansplaining” and have “male privilege”.  Do these people not realise they have cis-privelege?  They didn’t have to question why they felt that their body and brain didn’t match when growing up.  They also think that you can choose to be a lesbian, when no one chooses their sexuality.  Surely if you could choose your sexuality, we’d all choose what’s easiest, which for most people would be heterosexuality, but I digress.  They say that they are “gender-critical” and that it’s not transphobic to quote biology at you.  Maybe not, but do they have to keep reminding us of things we know all too well?  For mtf transwomen, we are fully aware that we do not menstruate, that we therefore cannot get pregnant, cannot experience childbirth, and that we most likely didn’t go to school as the the little girls we believed ourselves to be.  No, it may not be transphobic to do those things, it’s something else, it’s called being an asshole.  They are the first to complain when you are critical of them, or put up with so much of their bullshit and reply in an angry manner because then, you’re acting like all men, in a stereotypcial man way (but hang on here, aren’t they the ones that say we enforce stereotypes of the patriarchy?  They never actually explain that fully do they?)

So, to sum up, don’t reply to their blogs on blogs they moderate.  They’ll only approve the posts that suit them, that’s not debate, that’s not democracy.

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Toys R Us to drop gender in UK

You wouldn’t wanna mess with that cop would ya!

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