|Oct. 12th, 2007 @ 02:26 am Perhaps I Didn't Make Myself Clear|
|Prior post: I remark on the fact that I have noticed a trend in webcomics.... that the further out on the fringe the author was in terms of their "gender identity," the greater it seemed their tendency was to engage in world-building--- or rather world re-editing-- where the norms not only of gender and sex, but of time, space, gravity and even particle physics were completely abandoned and replaced. Off the top of my head I listed three comics--- Unicorn Jelly, written by a polyamorous cohabiting bisexual; Pastel Defender Heliotrope, which is written by a post-op male-to-female transsexual; and Ozy and Millie, written by a person who wavers between proclaiming homosexuality and pre-op transsexuality.|
(allow me to add one other: De^x/dx, which is--so far as I can suss out from the autobiographical strips--- authored by either a gender-bender or a hermaphrodite.) I could name other strips, but my point is made.
Of course, this was immediately followed by a great number of people (using the word loosely) who COULD NOT GET THE POINT.
Many of them could not get the Point if they doused themselves in Point musk, went out and did the Point mating dance in the middle of a field full of randy Points.
The POINT being, that I was remarking on a trend I had observed, in these strips and elsewhere, and was only capable of pondering about.
However, the point, apparently, to some people was to take an opportunity to criticize my views on gender issues, or break out into open braying of "mean, stupid hatemonger," and other popular epithets for anyone who isn't as groovy with it all as they themselves.
Okay, a few NEW points for y'all.
1)There's a word for "transsexualism" in the medical community. It's called "dysmorphia." Going to a doctor to get your boobs or your wang chopped off is no more normal, healthy, or rational than the guy who goes to the doctor to get his arms and legs chopped off, or Micheal Jackson trying to turn into a white woman.
2)of course there are lots of doctors and psychiatrists who will tell you that it is---especially at umpty thousand dollars an operation or $100 an hour. There's a word for THEM, too. "Unprincipled." There are doctors who will insist that it is perfectly normal to stick an ice pick through your eye socket and scramble your frontal lobe, too. And bull me no crap about "brain chemistry." The most learned neurosurgeons and chemists on earth barely know what they're doing up there, and the honest ones will openly admit it.
3)let me get this straight: you can take tens of thousands of dollars' worth of unnecessary surgery, tremendous pain, and a lifetime of hormone injections just to maintain the facade, but you can't take some blogger saying something bad about it? I can just see that conversation--- you on the operating table while the doctor saws away at your testicles with a steak knife--- "Whaddya cryin' about? Did the local wear off?" "Noooo, that mean man on the internet said mean things about meeeeee!"
If you'll pardon the irony, you need to grow a pair. Or better yet, keep the ones God gave you.
5) I can't believe you think I'm supposed to be cowed and humbled by your poo-flinging namecalling. Maybe I'd be more hurt by people calling me a "stupid hateful bigot Nazi etc" if they A: didn't use that invective every five minutes B:didn't use the same epithets for everyone in their lives who upset them. "You ate the last donut? YOU NAZI JEW HOMO!"
5) "GLBTs are great! GLBTs are Wonderful! GLBTs deserve our respect! And if you disagree with us, we'll punish you by calling you a GLB or T!"
... what unholy force keeps these brain donors breathing?
Not impressed by your self-justifications, not impressed by your epithets and slurs, and just in general really REALLY not impressed with YOU.
The exit---------------------> is THAT way.