Page 3 of 16 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 237

Thread: Breitbart

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    14,720

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    Only joking - I love reactionary cesspits!
    Sounds like it should be one of your unlistenable black metal bands.
    Doin' the Lambeth Warp New: DISSENSUS - THE NOVEL - PM me your email address and I'll add you

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    14,720

    Default

    As opposed to all those smooth, radio-friendly black metal bands, I suppose.
    Doin' the Lambeth Warp New: DISSENSUS - THE NOVEL - PM me your email address and I'll add you

  3. #33

    Default

    Camile Paglia would be a good name for a black metal band.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,875

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    Only joking - I love reactionary cesspits!
    Lol! You had me worried for a minute. Why is Zizek tolerated anyway? Other than as a twitchy, hammy class clown.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Sevilla
    Posts
    3,474

    Default

    Google search for an article called 'the emperor's new penis' by lierre Keith for an excellent summary of the radfem position on transgender and the hatemongering I was talking about. Highly recommended

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Sevilla
    Posts
    3,474

    Default

    And tea, you of all people should be critical of some of the pseudobiology that gets spouted by the transgender movement

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Fear - Dublin
    Posts
    5,971

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    Paglia has descended into much the same reactionary cesspit as Zizek.
    Ah to be fair now, Pagila was digging that cesspit long before Zizek jumped in.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,757

    Default

    The rise of 'telling it like it is' anti-PC commentary (on the right-wing and in atheist circles, e.g.) is surely connected to the erosion of certainties which increased knowledge (i.e. research, education) and empathy is forcing us to acknowledge and accept.

    (Actually, I think this is one of Zizek's hobby horses: the revolt against 'common sense' and simple explanations, to the extent that he is moved (in mind and gesticulating body) to ask questions like 'what if Stalin was good?' I mean this is sort of the foundation of 'cultural theory', isn't it? Deconstructionism, Freudianism. Not telling it like it is, but telling us what it isn't.)

    Anyway, that same fear (coupled with homophobia, of course) is aroused in transphobia, in the idea that 'a man is a man, a woman is a woman, a spade is a spade'.

    Puts me in mind of the dual-mind theory (as written about in 'Thinking Fast and Slow'): the mental mechanism which predisposes us towards easy answers.

    Perhaps also the internet has a role here? The profusion of unverified knowledge, theories and facts makes people long for a loud, confident voice to tell them 'ignore all this other shit, listen to ME.'

    oh, and it should go without saying that white, straight males have inherited a 'common sense' invented for the most part by white, straight males, 'common sense' which of course privileges them and their values above everybody else, and so they're horrified to see that privilege being eroded along with their certainties. I think I feel this way too, without wishing to. I certainly feel impatience with certain aspects of the social justice movement, but perhaps that's just me unconsciously thinking 'the world seems alright TO ME, why complain about it?'
    Last edited by Corpsey; 20-07-2016 at 12:55 PM.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,875

    Default

    That was worth reading benny although they're preaching to the choir where I'm concerned. I'd be interested to read a rebuttal

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    7,952

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Also, how many trans-men actually are there? I know they exist, of course, but they seem to be greatly outnumbered by trans-women.
    Dunno...I've met someone who I learned is planning to transition ftm, but yes, 90% of press coverage concerns mtf transitions so the impression is given that these transitions are way more common. No idea if that's true irl though.

    edit: https://tgmentalhealth.com/tag/prevalence/ doesn't seem to be an awful lot of reliable info around

    from that emperor's new penis article, this is a very good way of putting the main point of argument, albeit obvs should read: some trans activists:
    "The disagreement is that queer/trans activists believe gender is a binary, and we believe it’s a hierarchy."
    Last edited by baboon2004; 20-07-2016 at 12:59 PM.

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Fear - Dublin
    Posts
    5,971

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny B View Post
    Greer disagrees that trans women are real women. She doesn't hate them.
    I don't always agree with everything she says but she isn't crazy.
    Yeah, I can really appreciate her thoughtful, measured disagreement

    Just because you lop off your d**k and then wear a dress doesn't make you a ******* woman. Ive asked my doctor to give me long ears and liver spots and Im going to wear a brown coat but that wont turn me into a ******* cocker spaniel.

    I do understand that some people are born intersex and they deserve support in coming to terms with their gender but its not the same thing. A man who gets his d**k chopped off is actually inflicting an extraordinary act of violence on himself.

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,875

    Default

    She's Australian droid, that's how they talk. Don't be prejudiced

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Fear - Dublin
    Posts
    5,971

    Default

    She did an interview here on TV a few years back alongside Daniel O'Donnell, who viciously and repeatedly put her down, leaving her completely nonplussed.. very funny. Id link it but it's not online.

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,875

    Default

    I do worry about people who are potentially mentally ill chopping their dicks off. I mean surely you can see there's potential for a modicum of regret there.

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,875

    Default

    Not even necessarily mentally ill. In pain, confused, anguished etc

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •