#justiceforleelahalcorn #leelahalcorn (USA)

‘Transgender activists also wasted no time establishing a Wikipedia page for a person whose only “accomplishment” is that they violently killed themselves.’

Not all people remembered in history were successful in the conventional sense. This is a very classist statement and it demeans the social problem of suicide itself. I remember in health class in school, we watched a documentary about a young gay man who committed suicide. There is nothing wrong with humanizing suicide stories for a social cause, though the transgenderist movement has of course appropriated tools of legitimate social movements that don’t seek rights at the expense of an oppressed class of people. I feel this kind of statement as quoted is disrespectful to the memory of the deceased, even if he was a young man who felt entitled to sex stereotypes of women. It’s inconsistent with your sympathy for his parents. I’m not interested in reformism, but you have dedicated your life to it, so at least stay consistent with what you are wasting your life on.

Gender Identity Watch

Bxqa6vIIMAApUGJJoshua “Leelah” Alcorn was a 17-year-old boy who committed suicide by walking in front of a truck. Alcorn’s tumblr blog subsequently automatically blogged a suicide note that has since been republished thousands of times, including by Janet Mock, despite medical and journalistic ethics that suggest that publishing suicide notes encourages more suicides. The note asserted that the suicide occurred because Alcorn’s parents did not support their gender identity. Transgender activists also wasted no time establishing a Wikipedia page for a person whose only “accomplishment” is that they violently killed themselves.

In response to the reported suicide, hundreds of abusive people sent abusive messages to Alcorn’s parents through social media, blaming them for the suicide.

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In 2014, social justice means sending abusive messages to the parents of a dead child in their worst possible moment.

This is probably the most disgusting display from the Transgender community I have seen in 20 years…

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Facebook Feeling Fat?

It’s funny how this woman is a liberal feminist who believes that sex is a feeling but rightly understands fat (a physical state) is not a feeling.

Dances With Fat

If you’re on Facebook you may be aware of an update option where you choose “Feeling…” and then one of the pre-filled answers that include a little drawing to match your current feelings.  A member of the Fit Fatties Forum noticed that one of the options is “Feeling Fat”

Feeling Fat

While I’m happy that the face is smiling, this is irritating to me because fat is not a feeling.  It’s true that people have different definitions of what is being fat, and some people take the attitude that people aren’t fat, they have fat (I’ve already discussed my feelings about why that is problematic).  We can definitely discuss these things but what should be clear is that fat is a descriptor of appearance, and not a feeling. “Hmm, do I feel happy, frustrated, or fat today?”  does not make sense.

Generally when we use physical descriptors to describe how…

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The ethical corollary of “sex is a basic human need” is that rape is justified.

But, but… cotton ceiling!

Restructure!

(Trigger Warning: This post discusses rapist logic and rape.)

Some men argue that when women “withhold sex” from men, we are depriving men of their basic needs:

A sense of entitlement? That’s what you want to call the basic human need for love, companionship, approval, and sex? […] And then you wonder why guys perceive hostility from women. Gee, I wonder.

— unapproved comment from a Geek Feminism post

If a woman declines to have sex with a man, is she violating the man’s human rights, his alleged “right to sex”, or is the man’s experience of being deprived of his rights actually evidence of his sense of “entitlement” over women’s bodies?

Physiological - breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, excretion. Safety - security of body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, property. Love/belonging - friendship, family, sexual intimacy. Esteem - self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect by others. Self-actualization - morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, acceptance of facts. This visual representation of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs puts “sex” at the bottom base of the pyramid (falling under the category “Physiological” needs, which are the most basic needs), but “sexual intimacy” is also at…

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