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From the New York Times opinion page, with an amusingly Orwellian headline:

How Twitter’s Ban on ‘Deadnaming’ Promotes Free Speech

Trans people are less likely to speak up if they know they’re going to be constantly told they don’t exist.

By Parker Molloy, Nov. 29, 2018
Ms. Molloy is editor at large at Media Matters for America.

… In September, Twitter announced changes to its “hateful conduct” policy, violations of which can get users temporarily or permanently barred from the site. …

“We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

So, tweeting “Bruce Jenner fathered six children, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, after being the most celebrated male athlete at the 1976 Summer Olympics” is now Hate Speech on Twitter.

… To trans people, it represented a recognition that our identity is an accepted fact and that to suggest otherwise is a slur. But to many on the right, it reeked of censorship and “political correctness.”

Twitter is already putting the policy into effect. Last week, it booted Meghan Murphy, a Canadian feminist who runs the website Feminist Current. Ms. Murphy hasn’t exactly supported trans people — especially trans women. She regularly calls trans women “he” and “him,” as she did referring to the journalist and trans woman Shon Faye in a 2017 article. In the run-up to her suspension, Ms. Murphy tweeted that “men aren’t women.”

Hoo, boy, for hatefilled hatefulness, the phrase “men aren’t women” is 110% Hate. It’s the uncut fentanyl of Hate.

As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.

Indeed.

 
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  1. “As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak. ”

    “To be constantly reminded” or “to be constantly reminding”?

    Large segments of the population would seemingly be correct about one thing, then.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  2. Anon[132] • Disclaimer says:

    As a transgender woman

    A who did what now? No seriously, I do understand the issue here and I do empathize, but here is what it boils down to:

    “We’re freaks, that’s all. We’re the Tattooed Lady, and we’re never going to have a minute’s peace, the rest of our lives, till everybody else is tattooed, too.”

    - J.D. Salinger

    These people have been led down the primrose path. They have been led to believe that everyone should accept them blah blah blah, but guess what they’re not going to. People are going to continue being judgemental and they’ll never get universal acceptance, any more than my fringey beliefs are ever going to get universal acceptance. The ones who wise up later will realize that they have been conned, and they are stuck with a now irreversible decision.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  3. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    If a man can be a ‘woman’, why can’t we pretend that hate is ‘love’ or love is ‘hate’?

    It’s all in the mind, right?

    So, if a kid hates spinach, maybe he really ‘loves’ spinach… in the sense that he loves to hate spinach.

  4. STEVE IS A 100% FRAUD.

    HIS IQ IS SO LOW HE ROUTINELY DELETES ALL COMMENTS WHICH POINT OUT HIS GAY-NESS,

    AND AT THE SAME TIME HE CLAIMS FREE SPEECH IS ESPOUSED BY THE CLEVER.

    STEVE HAS A LOW IQ AND SHOULD…

    GET A REAL JOB!

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    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @Tusk
    , @PiltdownMan
    , @Reg Cæsar
  5. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m not a hater. I’m trans-emotional. I call my emotions ‘trans-love’. I may seem to hate certain things, but it’s really a kind of love. I love the way I hate certain things. So, accusing me of ‘hate’ is hateful. Anyone who dares to defame me thus needs to be shut down. How dare he hate my trans-love?

  6. J.Ross says: • Website

    Media Matters for America is the real life iteration of the concept reached for by the phrase “Russian hackers.” They along with Moms Demand Action, Every Town, BLM and the twitter doctors against the NRA represent a major undiscussed problem of our time: fake activist groups brought into being by billionaires and kept alive regardless of their unpopularity or defeats through an unlimited supply of cash. They can be defeated in several ways, notably by ignoring them (witness Media Matters founder David Brock’s failure to affect the 2016 election). Outright banning would probably not be accepted as Constitutional, especially given that this is the same phenonenon (and the same people) as the Supreme Court-blessed Super PACs, but focused on “message.” They should however be clearly marked as astroturf at all times, and should never be allowed to post undeclared advertisements (as above).

    • Replies: @Hebraic Hypocrite
  7. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:

    Speaking of verboten remarks, was Marc Lemont Hill unaware of the Rick Sanchez case?? Or what happened to Cynthia McKinney??

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Faraday's Bobcat
  8. I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.

    Well, duh.

    Anyway, Mr. Molloy brings up a point that seems to be a valid corollary to Steve’s First Rule of Female Journalism.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @Arclight
  9. Olorin says:

    On the good side, this offers further precedent to ignore these endlessly self-retconning bubbleheads altogether.

    After all, if they can kill off entire chunks and decades and realities of their own or others’ past via ongoing and escalating and increasingly aggressive fiat and accompanying policy…

    …why shouldn’t we be able to drop all recognition of or attention to them at our whim and to our individually established standards of Occamesque efficiency?

    If reality is henceforth (and ergo retroactively) something that can be authored and edited like Minitru edits Oceania, then I hereby declare–with Twitter’s full support, I hope–that Bruce Jenner never existed.

    As for that large-handed dress-wearing individual that aborted Jenner’s existence, I declare that that never existed either, nor happened, nor was.

    While there may be danger of encountering that individual’s image on Twitter or elsewhere online, that is obviously just a ghost of something that never was.

    What could be Freer Speech (TM) than memoryholing anything I feel like, for I am TransMnemotechnic.

    I will check back as time allows with the full list of nouns, both pro- and anti-, that you all may use in my presence.

    Come to think of it, pro- and anti- are such bipolar constructs–I will list therefore my transnouns, my metanouns, my internouns.

    Come to think of it, “noun” is such a triggering concept, referring to things that are fixed and fixed names for them. Starting 1 December I will communicate online solely via the punctuation marks on my keyboard, each referring to a fixed point on the color wavelength spectrum, in Angstroms. From time to time I will convert those fixed points randomly into other measures of distance, at whim and will, as an expression of Freer Speech (TM). This may help:

    https://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/length/angstrom.html?u=angstrom&v=1

    Try to keep up.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  10. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    ROTFL

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Tyrion 2
    , @Buck Ransom
  11. BB753 says:

    “As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.”

    Reality bites.

  12. Forbes says:

    I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.

    Possibly, because you are. The truth hurts.

    The most painful and hurtful thing you can do to someone doesn’t necessarily involve deception; it usually involves telling the truth.

    More confirmation we live in a post-truth world. Emotional well-being has been prioritized over the truth.

  13. @J.Ross

    They along with Moms Demand Action, Every Town, BLM and the twitter doctors against the NRA represent a major undiscussed problem of our time: fake activist groups brought into being by billionaires and kept alive regardless of their unpopularity or defeats through an unlimited supply of cash.

    usually you can tell them by their names:

    Love Lives Here
    Hope Not Hate

    also maybe related:

    Foundation for Defending Democracy

    with most of these groups you can be sure there’s a rich jew behind it

  14. Anon[334] • Disclaimer says:

    As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.

    Here is the author of the piece:

    He, uh, she confesses to anxiety, depression, sub-weekly panic attacks, scared to leave the house, going to the hospital and being told he, uh, she is not suffering from anything physical.

    This sounds like being a “delusional freak” to me, in the sense that trans is a psychological condition that is comorbid with other psychiatric conditions. Robert Plomin’s Blueprint points out that there are only three psychopathologies, from a GWAS point of view: inward, outward, and hallucinogenic. In other words, looking at GWAS patterns, you cannot, for instance, distinguish, anxiety from depression. The current psychological definitions are black box, blind-man-and-elephant descriptions. In reality, many psych illnesses are the same thing, either misdiagnosed or having different expressions based on environment. Trans seems like an expression of an inward psychopathology. So yes, trans people, at least some, such as autogynephilics, are indeed suffering from mental illness manifested as trans. And like schizos they are in denial and can be very intelligent.

  15. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Was Stop-and-Frisk an Israeli export? A Negro gets sanchezed.

  16. @Anon

    It takes a bad boy to pretend to be a girl.

  17. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Mark Hill is ignorant and is willfully unaware of the borders of “Palestine”.

    Palestine included all of Israel , all of Jordan and parts of Lebanon and Syria.

    Curious for such a supposed supporter of “Palestine” he only wants Palestinians to settle for a mere 20% of Palestine (Israel) and forget about 78% of their beloved homeland (Jordan) and another 2% being controlled by Syria and Lebanon.

    • Replies: @TheBoom
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  19. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    If Jews control the media, why does the Israel Palestinian conflict (24,000 Palestinians killed) get daily media coverage.

    But the Indonesian occupation and genocide in Papua (500,000+ Papuans killed) gets a total media blackout.

    The Nigerian occupation and genocide of Biafra (2 million + Biafrans killed) gets zero media coverage.

    The Sudanese occupation and genocide of Darfur gets scant media coverage. The Chinese occupation of Tibet and Xinyang gets scant coverage. Turkish occupation of Cyprus zero media coverage. Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara zero media coverage. Russian occupation of Kaliningrad, Chechnya, Dagestan , Crimea comparatively little media coverage.

    ???

  20. Tyrion 2 says:

    As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak

    The movie The Congress actually posited a future where your delusions were enforced on everyone else by a drug and pheromone system. The “party” was mutual so everyone lived in their fantasy land.

    It is an interesting if obviously dystopian idea.

    Nonethless, the bloke above is doubly deluded to think he’ll get even that. He has no magic drug. The most he can get is oppressing people to say they think he is a woman.

    It is as if the Emperor knew he had no clothes, knew his subjects knew he had no clothes, yet nevertheless was somehow satisfied. Perhaps being Emperor and humiliating your subjects is satisfaction enough?

    If not, I suggest he accept that he is somewhat broken – everyone has issues. Then he can leave social media and build a close friendship group who will play along with his eccentricities.

    There are much worse things than needing to pretend that you are the other sex. Like needing to ban and punish anyone who won’t pretend with you…

  21. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    What’s with the green/blue hair? Why are grown up people who claim to be serious imitating Cyndi Lauper?

  22. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Anon

    Do CNN commenters often go to the UN and make a public speech culminating in the call for a country that has long-standing friendly ties with the US to be wiped off the map?

  23. inertial says:

    Are there many feminists out there like Meghan Murphy? Women, and especially “strong independent” women, follow the herd, so the answer is, most likely, “not anymore.”

    • Replies: @Alice
  24. @MikeatMikedotMike

    One recalls Joe Sobran on homosexuality: “The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that never shuts up.”

    • Replies: @Laugh Track
  25. L Woods says:
    @Anon

    I would like to again remind the audience that the military is presently being forced to bend itself into a pretzel to accommodate these individuals, while still disqualifying otherwise healthy and promising individuals with past mild depression, childhood ADD, childhood asthma and color blindness. Sadly for them, they aren’t defective enough to have political clout/victim Pokémon points.

  26. Arclight says:
    @ScarletNumber

    There is also the cognitive dissonance of people like this who on the one hand demand that their particular state of being be normalized, and on the other also demand policy must be bent around their unique status.

    I do feel sympathy for transgenders though – obviously they do have difficulty aligning their internal perceptions with reality, and it’s sure a lot easier to think of someone who is simply being prevented from self-actualization than a person with a very rare and permanent personality disorder that sets you apart from 99.7% of humanity. That said, I am not down with the fiction that one can properly align their perceived gender with their preferred sex through massive doses of hormones and major surgery.

  27. @Tyrion 2

    Yes.

    They constantly call for America to be wiped off the map via mass immigration of non-Americans into the American homeland, deconstruction of American identity, subversion of traditional American morality, and various measures to keep the American birthrate below replacement level.

    They do the same with regards to the nations of Europe, and they furiously attack anyone who objects.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @J.Ross
  28. @Anonymous

    I found Mr. Hill’s handling of his dismissal by CNN to be refreshingly honorable. No craven, phony apology, just a calm clarification of what he meant. NB: I have no opinion about the Palestinian situation.

  29. ‘…large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.’

    You’re certainly a freak. It’s ridiculous to argue otherwise.

    You’re probably delusional — but that’s just by the odds.

  30. KunioKun says:

    Will transpeople wreck the left before the left wrecks everything else, or will the left find a way to seamlessly integrate transpeople into their pretty anti-white hate machine?

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  31. Tyrion 2 says:
    @John Gruskos

    Is what you have written just rhetoric or do you honestly not see the difference? Or, at least, not see how mainstream thinkers can, in good faith, see an important difference?

  32. @Tyrion 2

    “long-standing friendly ties with the US ”

    LOL yeah, the USS Liberty was just a practical joke between friends. And the comment you made in another thread about handing billions of dollars over to Israel in return for essentially nothing is a ‘legitimate political action’; that was another good one.

    I have to hand it to you, you are without a doubt the most unapologetic Israel shill on this website. A true, unwavering zealot. Congratulations.

    • Disagree: vinteuil
  33. I’ve met transgender people I liked. Sadly, all seemed a bit imbalanced.

    • Agree: Random Smartaleck
  34. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Anon

    Stuff like this is so depressing.

    Has anybody ever suggested to this person that s/he/it should take up an interest in, say, the game of bridge, or the music of Sibelius, or possibly even the art & architecture of the Italian Renaissance, as an alternative to gazing at her navel?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  35. @Anon

    There are powerful business interests that depend on good relations with Indonesia. Where else would all our expensive sneakers be made, letting companies produce them for pennies on the dollar? That’s why we didn’t hear much about East Timor, either.
    Nobody cares about Western Sahara because it’s just a patch of desert with a few nomads on it. And the invaders are fellow religion-of-peacers.
    Biafra actually did get a lot of media coverage. I was a teenager at the time. It was a cause celebre like Bangladesh.
    Tibet has a host of celebrities weeping over it. Darfur, too. Not so much South Sudan, because the latter isn’t inhabited by saintly Muslims.
    Russian occupation of Crimea doesn’t get media coverage? Do you seriously expect us to accept such a nonsensical statement?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Anon
  36. Efforts to “dehumanize and degrade” non-members of protected categories — that’s us, and nobody else — are encouraged.

  37. J.Ross says: • Website
    @John Gruskos

    He wants you to go like this:
    “Oh Saturn,
    May [the folks I don't like] be tortured to death and suffer so badly that near the end they want death, I mean every single one of them, so in the future there are fights over whether they existed,
    but, y’know, not all at once, like, there’s no hurry.”
    Now you’re good.
    Did you hear that the Sacklers of Purdue Pharmaceuticals lied about the release mechanism duration of their version of horse, so that the drug would predictably fail five hours early, and certified their awareness by telling doctors to respond to complaints with the same dose? But hey, at least they didn’t spray paint a tomb stone.

  38. @Fidelios Automata

    Tibet has a host of celebrities weeping over it.

    Richard Gere paid a price for his being the most outspoken celebrity in favor of Tibet.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @TheBoom
  39. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    The Sudanese occupation and genocide of Darfur gets scant media coverage

    Oh wow, you’re really trying, aren’t you? I don’t own a TV now but did several years ago when there was a long Iraq-style push to get the public to accept a humanitarian intervention to save the kind-hearted black Christian farmers from the sinister Arab Muslim jaanjawiyd raiders. Prime time TV shows did episodes or subplots that took place in Darfur. It fizzled because people were sick of humanitatian intervention and every part of the official story was a lie. Then we did the Panama thing and now the southern part of Sudan has a perpetual civil war.

    • Replies: @Anon
  40. vinteuil says: • Website
    @KunioKun

    Will transpeople wreck the left before the left wrecks everything else, or will the left find a way to seamlessly integrate transpeople into their pretty anti-white hate machine?

    Now that is a good question.

    My bet is that the left will find a way.

  41. Alice says:
    @inertial

    I got “temporarily” banned from Twitter for tweeting
    Jonathan Yaniv is not a womam

    #IstandwithMeghanMurphy

    To reverse it I have to delete the “hate content”. Figure I’d rather not. So what few feminists exist, you won’t be hearing from.

  42. Daniel H says:

    I just googled up a photo of this Parker Molly. My first impression, it must really suck to be a tranny and still suffer from incipient male pattern baldness.

  43. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    I never said Russian occupation of Crimea gets zero coverage , I said it gets comparatively little compared to Israel. And certainly if you consider as I also said that Russia is occupying also Chechnya, Kaliningrad and Dagestan .

    Biafra is still being occupied and genocide rolls on , it was on the news decades ago but now the media ignores.

    In any case , Israel gets more media attention then the dozen or more ongoing occupations and genocides comitted by the countries mentioned and more that are all far worse so its silly and false to say Israel controls the media.

    • Troll: Colin Wright
  44. It’s still slightly mysterious to me, how it became the respectable thing to pander so much to transgenderism. But I now think that accepting the terminology was a crucial step. We could have had a world in which “trans woman” was only the jargon of a subculture, and the rest of society still talked about a man calling himself a woman, a man dressed as a woman, a man hormonally and surgically modified to resemble a woman, and so on. But calling someone a trans woman, makes it sound like they are actually a woman of some kind, and therefore deserve access to women’s competitions and women’s spaces.

    • Replies: @skill(mostly)
  45. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Was it that or the gerbil thing?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  46. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    It never got much media coverage, especially considering that over a million were killed in South Sudan and over 700,000 were and are still being killed in Darfur, to say nothing of the mass rapes perpetrated by the Janjaweed.

    There have been less than 25,000 Palestinians killed by Israel over the past 50 years. Sudan is killing millions.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @J.Ross
  47. Jason Liu says:

    Parker Molloy is a jumped up tumblr freak.

    Letting her write for your paper of record really says something about American media.

  48. As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever see me as a delusional freak.

    I wonder if she is fat, too.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  49. First they came for my gym membership, but I was obese, and proud of it, so I did not object.

    Then they came for my suntan lotion, but I am melanous, and proud of it, so I did not object.

    But when they came for my penis, I gave it to them, and I told them to lie back and enjoy it.

  50. @Anon

    ‘…There have been less than 25,000 Palestinians killed by Israel over the past 50 years. Sudan is killing millions.’

    When the Prime Minister of Sudan addressed Congress, how many standing ovations did he receive? How many billion dollars a year do we give to arm Sudan? When did we last veto a UN resolution critical of Sudan?

    There may well be many juvenile delinquents out there tonight stealing cars. That doesn’t somehow absolve me of responsibility if my son is one of them.

    When the US pulls the plug on Israel, you can trot out the equivalence argument again. Until then, you know what you can do.

    • Replies: @Anon
  51. Anon[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    So genocide regimes killing millions and engaging in mass rape is not a problem for you . The real problem is if someone representing a country that has killed 1% of the people killed by Sudan and has never employed a rape militia like Sudan has receives a round of applause. Gotcha Colin.

    By the way Sudan receives financial aid from America as well.

    • Troll: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  52. @Anon

    The Nigerian occupation and genocide of Biafra (2 million + Biafrans killed) gets zero media coverage.

    In the years that it happened, the Biafran conflict probably got more coverage in the American press than any other single story out of the Third World that did not involve America (such as Vietnam.)

  53. MBlanc46 says:

    Hey, at least this guy realizes that he is a delusional freak. He just doesn’t want us to realize it.

  54. @PiltdownMan

    I remember Biafran coverage on the TV news from when I was a small child.

    • Replies: @a reader
  55. I wonder if it would be considered “deadnaming” to refer to trans people by their birth chromosomes.

  56. @TomSchmidt

    One recalls Joe Sobran on homosexuality: “The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that never shuts up.”

    That was either Joe Sobran or Justin Raimondo. I mostly associate it with the latter.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  57. Wikipedia:

    In August 2014 Molloy faced a backlash from members of the trans community after telling another transgender person to drink bleach, cut herself, and die in a fire.

    She also worked at Pitchfork, whatever that is or was. She’s from Manhattan– Illinois. Which was settled by railroad Micks and incorporated for the sole reason of licensing a saloon.

  58. @Anonymous

    Was it that or the gerbil thing?

    The name gerbil derives from the Arabic. Just sayin’…

  59. @Laugh Track

    One recalls Joe Sobran on homosexuality: “The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that never shuts up.”

    That was either Joe Sobran or Justin Raimondo. I mostly associate it with the latter.

    That one was going around around 1970, before either of them were “a thing” yet. It may have originated with Robertson Davies in 1969.

    This is from Variety‘s review of a posthumous production of his (as librettist) opera, The Golden Ass:

    Robertson spoke of profundity and the transformative powers of art and magic in regard to this work, but it’s a bit difficult to focus on that when Lucius (as the ass) sings “thrust a firestick up my hole” or when his state is referred to as “asshood.”

    https://variety.com/1999/film/reviews/the-golden-ass-1200457738/

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @Harry Baldwin
  60. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    So any people that has less than oh let’s say six million cannot suffer. Okidoke. Y’know, you’d still be laughable, but your comment would at least be kind of germane if you had said the media is covering for Sudan and here are hundreds of Sudanese media people, to include owners, shaping the media portrayal of their country both deliberately and unconsciously. There’s tons of news stories that don’t get covered. It’s not just about coverage. And lest you get protocolly, consider that we are now seeing the external proof of this, we are now seeing the same dynamic creep in with other peoples as they become more politically important and more represented in media.

  61. Maybe my idea of ‘tolerance’ is out of date.

    I don’t care if someone wants to pretend they are the sex they are not. I just don’t want to be forced to pretend they are not pretending.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  62. eah says:

    There is a Wikipedia page on the author — it cites 47 references — 47 — to compare, the page for Greg Cochran cites 13.

    I did a non-edit on Parker Molloy’s Wikipedia page to leave this comment about my non-change: “47 references for this nutcase nobody — you Wikipedia fags”

    • Replies: @Thea
  63. @unz.com is FAKE NEWS. PATHETIC.

    Egad.

    There actually is a Cognitive Genomics Lab in Beijing, and seems pretty high powered.

    http://www.cog-genomics.org/about

    http://www.cog-genomics.org/static/pdf/bga2012.pdf

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  64. @PiltdownMan

    I really shouldn’t post at 2 in the morning. It’s part of BGI, of course.

  65. @Tyrion 2

    ‘Do CNN commenters often go to the UN and make a public speech culminating in the call for a country that has long-standing friendly ties with the US to be wiped off the map?’

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

  66. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    It’s not that your idea of tolerance is out of date. Rather, tolerance is no longer good enough for them. They want acceptance.

  67. @James Speaks

    He has a website, you can look it up. He also has a wife, although I don’t know if she was born a woman or not. For her sake, I hope he froze his sperm before he was neutered.

  68. Pericles says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    An odd review, Robertson Davies never struck me as having a ‘gruff pontificating style’. Quite the opposite.

    Next question: how does this posthumous thing from 1999 connect to 1969?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  69. @Reg Cæsar

    Ann Coulter attributes it to Pat Buchanan, in “As Pat Buchanan said, homosexuality has gone from ‘the love that dare not speak its name’ to ‘the love that won’t shut up.’”

  70. TheBoom says:
    @Anon

    “Curious for such a supposed supporter of “Palestine” he only wants Palestinians to settle for a mere 20% of Palestine (Israel) and forget about 78% of their beloved homeland (Jordan) and another 2% being controlled by Syria and Lebanon.”

    I can’t remember the left ever including Jordan in these lamentations about the Palestinian homeland. There is no BDS movement against Jordan. The left is always very selective about their outrages. E.g., The Swedish feminists who campaign against rape and sexism while advocating the importation of Muslims and covering up their rapes.

    As for the Muslims…I have never known one to hate Jordan. All the hatred is for Israel. One Muslim man I knew used to talk about wanting to see Israel destroyed even if it meant nuclear war. One day he finally leveled that he hates Israel because that tiny country kept kicking Muslim countries’ asses. He said he could not have self respect as a Muslim until Israel was destroyed

  71. TheBoom says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The celebrities never condemn Tibetans for their xenophobia for some reason. Celebrities should be lauding the diversity the Chinese brought and all the exciting new food. Surely diversity must be Tibet’s strength.

    Celebrities also never celebrate the rich diversity whites brought to America either. Just think of all those exciting European dishes that the settlers brought to the New World.

  72. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Uhhhhhh its still going on. Nigeria is still occupying Biafra , Biaftans are being killed and raped . Death toll up over 2 million now .

  73. @vinteuil

    She probably needs to take up smoking. All the really weird psycho problems started up when people began to abandon smoking and the entire social milieu that accompanied it.

    • Replies: @Anthony Wayne
    , @dfordoom
  74. Thea says:
    @eah

    Wikipedia used to include a collage of portraits of famous people of various ethnic groups. The page for English people included various Kong’s, queens, artists and scientists. The Germans contained composers and military leaders among the collage. The Austrian people page contained.. ok never mind about the Austrian page.

    This allowed you to see what they generally looked like.

    They’ve Completely removed what was a very interesting feature. I suppose they didn’t want anyone noticing about any groups, like the beauty of Finnish women for example.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  75. Neuday says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Biafra makes me think of Jello which makes me think of Bill Cosby which makes me think of mass rape which makes me think of Biafra. Being gen-x is exhausting.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  76. Elsewhere says:

    constantly told they don’t exist

    That’s an interesting Orwellian phrasing. Critics aren’t asserting that they don’t exist as people, but rather they are declining to recognize this one aspect of their identity.

    What are they saying, if they can’t be recognized by everyone as trans, then they might as well not exist?

  77. kihowi says:

    If the right had any meme game at all, they’d start over-praising every new Frankenbody, using the phrase REAL WOMAN, until it was so tainted that it was impossible to be used by anybody.

    On Twitter, in the comment section of newspapers that still remain:

    “Yes, his is a REAL WOMAN. A absolutely, undoubtadly REAL WOMAN. Look at the conspicuous absence of a jawlince, adams apple or five o’clock shadow. All 6’6” of her a REAL WOMAN.”

    It would be as destructive as the ((())), but brilliance like that doesn’t happen often.

  78. As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that I am trans and that large segments of the population will forever correctly see me as a delusional freak.

    Fixed it.

  79. @Pericles

    Next question: how does this posthumous thing from 1999 connect to 1969?

    If Davies is “homophobic” in 1999, why wouldn’t he be more so in 1969? Pete Hamill sure was, and he later took it back.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  80. @Neuday

    Being gen-x is exhausting

    Imagine being Latinx on top of all that.

    (Oops… I said “on top of”. Sorry!)

  81. Anonymous[165] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    John Lennon refused his knighting(?) for some reason related to Biafra. Of course, the offer wasn’t coming from Nigeria, so I suppose it must have been for an opposite reason (pro-Nigerian genociders??). Anyway– I doubt he really followed the Biafra/Nigeria scene either way. If the Queen had come out and endorsed LSD then Lennon would’ve protested that too

  82. @stillCARealist

    Bingo.

    This is it. Forget everything you’ve read about xenoestrogens on receipt paper, forget about the gay frogs, forget chemtrails, forget Agenda 21, forget flouridated water. Smoking was, like mandatory public schooling, a plot by the powers that be to increase the military readiness and productive efficiency of their citizens.

    Stop Smoking ™ is a plot by our enemies to defeat us. Have you been around an engineering school lately? What do you see? Immigrant Chinese smoking cigarettes everywhere! They know the truth. They outperform their peers for this very reason!

  83. Anonymous[165] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thea

    They said the reason for removing those was attribution/copyright problems. Wpedia allows you to peruse all the old text deltas but once a media property gets yanked, it’s memory holed…

    The old mugshots might still show on one of the hundreds of sites that do straight lifting from wiki, no changes except to rewrite the links (the better to SEO you with). Or you find other compliant pictures if someone from that ethny won a singing contest once or something. Otherwise you have to stumble on examples here or there that might be totally unrepresentative but nonetheless interesting; behold this old Caucasian copy:

    http://www.thefullwiki.org/Peoples_of_the_Caucasus#wikipedia_Peoples_speaking_Altaic_languages

  84. @Anon

    What’s with the green/blue hair? Why are grown up people who claim to be serious imitating Cyndi Lauper?

    Really, I’m not surprised by this imitation “woman” doing the polychromatic hair thing. If you’re going to be a delusional freak, might as well adopt bizarre styles while you’re at it. What puzzles me is that I frequently see actual, real, for-sure women doing this weird thing with their hair — women who seem otherwise sane. That’s what I don’t get.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  85. @Anon

    ‘…and has never employed a rape militia like Sudan has receives a round of applause. Gotcha Colin.

    By the way Sudan receives financial aid from America as well.’

    Have it your way. Israel is morally preferable to Sudan and more deserving of our support.

    Congratulations.

  86. dfordoom says: • Website
    @stillCARealist

    She probably needs to take up smoking. All the really weird psycho problems started up when people began to abandon smoking

    For people with psychiatric problems smoking cigarettes seems to be more therapeutic than psychotherapy or psychotropic drugs.

  87. @Anon

    The explanation that I’ve heard, is that it helps them with gender dysphoria.
    So imagine you’re a biological male pre-transition. The way they tell it, they don’t see this as a neutral fact, but find it viscerally distressing, that there’s a man looking back at them in the mirror, instead of themselves (their real woman self, they imagine themselves to be). Changing their hair color helps them pretend, that what they’re looking at is not a man, since men tend to have normal hair colors.
    (reverse and permute genders in any way you like, I guess)
    So a little emotional hack for a population, who need all they can get.
    You could say, they make themselves look more alien, because it’s easier to look alien, than the wrong kind of human. Don’t know if it’s effective, but I think many people believe it is.

    But maybe it’s just signalling (or for some, they do it because of that story, others just do it, because other trans-people do it).
    Don’t think that there’s a biological reason, that gays would speak with a lisp, either.
    Since knowing that, I always suspect people with colored hair to be transgendered. Maybe in time, it’ll be commonly known and people will avoid unnatural colors, as to avoid being taken for trans (though, if you’re beautiful, I think you can pull it off, anyway, since the Trans crowd kinda look a little off).

  88. Hey guys.
    I need you to be real with me, now.
    Transgenderism is mostly an American thing, isn’t it?
    But if it is….what the hell is wrong with y’all?
    (admittedly an overly broad question, considering your great Nation,
    I mean specifically, what would you suspect causes Trangsgenderism in America?)

    I mean, I vaguely remember there’s a famous trans person in Hamburg running some kind of brothel or bar and it’s quite succesful, because of it’s novelty and niche appeal, but I couldn’t imagine, we could get enough Transgendered to form a breakfast club at any German university.

    I don’t buy, that we have thousands of them just staying in the closet.

  89. @Mitchell Porter

    Not really mysterious to me.
    Just an example of eating a neglible cost (if it’s even perceived as one), because an annoying minority whinges enough, till they get their way. And hardly anybody cares about women’s competitions (not exactly true, but compared to male ones).
    Makes them more unfair or more interesting, but…..still nobody gives a fuck. Women care about women’s tennis, only when somebody throws a tantrum.
    The only female pro-Starcraft player (and probably the best Zerg) is a mtf. So, it’s basically, that men are so good at winning, that whenever you see a woman winning something, it’s probably in some sense still a man.

  90. MattW says:

    Caitlyn Jenner is an olympic gold medalist. And she won competing against men no less. Really amazing. Stunning and bold. Or something.

  91. Pericles says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    OK, but is there a connection? Davies being quoted as saying it or something? I must have missed it if so.

  92. So, tweeting “Bruce Jenner fathered six children, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, after being the most celebrated male athlete at the 1976 Summer Olympics” is now Hate Speech on Twitter.

    Perhaps Twitter could provide guidance on how we should write about these facts, none of which is shameful. Or does the “no deadnaming” doctrine of rewriting the past make it impossible to discuss it at all? It is more difficult still if we are also forbidden to remind trans people that they are trans.

  93. @Anon

    I wonder if he dyes his dickhair that color.

    G-d bless him, may he somehow find peace with himself, but yes, a delusional freak is exactly what he is.

  94. @a reader

    Which is why Eric Reed Boucher took Jello Biafra as a stage name back in the mid-70′s.

  95. @Reactionary Utopian

    I am confused. Is this “person” ab M-F or and F-M? Didn’t work out real well either way.

  96. As I mentioned once before on iSteve, one of my childhood friends has decided to “transition” to being a “woman”. Christmas was always an important time in his/her and my families, so I’ve had to send Christmas cards/presents this year. In emailing my family, I haven’t been able to bring myself to write his/her new “livename” without scare quotes.

    There is a lot of politics that goes on on iSteve, but I want everyone to remember that these issues are about real people and real lies. The left is tearing down families and friendships, not just engaging in abstractions. Not only self-serving politicians like the Clintons are bad people–the Twitter users who insist on Orwellian language of World War T are also bad people. Bad people.

    • Replies: @academic gossip
  97. @Anon

    Plomin [says] there are only three psychopathologies, from a GWAS point of view: inward, outward, and hallucinogenic. …. In reality, many psych illnesses are the same thing, either misdiagnosed or having different expressions based on environment. Trans seems like an expression of an inward psychopathology.

    I have been arguing here for that view of the Cluster B low-empathy disorders: that they are all one underlying thing, subclinical autism, manifested in superficially different forms according to environment and life history; and that late-onset male trangenderism belongs to this group as male HPD. The late onset is a change of manifestation as hormone levels or other sex-related physiology change in middle age.

    Regardless of GWAS, the general type of picture Plomin describes has to be correct for most complex mental traits, and not only those that are pathological. There’s continuous variation on an effectively very small number of genetic dimensions, and environment and life history do the rest in stereotyped ways. The eventual number of dimensions recognized will be higher than the 2-3 that Plomin names. Autism/Asperger and IQ are two (or maybe one…) that are easily observed and potentially useful for future classification schemes.

    Trans seems like an expression of an inward psychopathology.

    Trans M2F seems rather “outward” and Histrionic. It is severely concerned with physical appearance and even the physical structure of the body. Secondarily it is about controlling what others can see and say, and getting validation from them. If the inner, self-directed part of trans psychology were akin to anxiety or depression, most who have it would not get around to visible transitions of any kind. Maybe many don’t. In the ones who do cross-dress or “transition” medically, the key trait seems to be the capacity for radical reality-reversing epiphany (are I woman?) that becomes an idee fixe (me woman, dammit!!), a provocation for dramatic righteous universe-encompassing conflict (my liferightsbodyidentity!!!), and an extraordinary heartbreak to family and friends. That is all signature diagnostic HPD stuff.

    HPD’s aren’t exactly depressive/anxious, they are cranky, a more outward thing. Depressives are in touch with their negative feelings, cranky people have their negative feelings get in touch with you. The attention-seeking subset of cranky will also get in touch with doctors, hospitals, therapists, quack healers, life coaches, and surgeons. The HPD subset of that, which is a lot of it, will then tell us about it on social media. The M2F trans fellow in the above video sounds like that.

    I haven’t seen Plomin’s book, but if inward and outward are different dimensions (polygenic scores) in his account then they are not in contradiction; M2F trans and HPDs could score highly on both scales. A similarity in the distribution of scores would be evidence that the two conditions have a common cause.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  98. @academic gossip

    In the ones who do cross-dress or “transition” medically, the key trait seems to be the capacity for radical reality-reversing epiphany (are I woman?) that becomes an idee fixe (me woman, dammit!!), a provocation for dramatic righteous universe-encompassing conflict (my liferightsbodyidentity!!!), and an extraordinary heartbreak to family and friends. That is all signature diagnostic HPD stuff.

    I’m interested in what makes these late onset M2F trans so appealing to progressives when it seems obvious to me that 80% of them are rightwingers. Is it the idea of breaking down borders? Is it “reality-reversing?” Is it the histrionic side?

    I’m also interested in what strikes me as rightwing about these folk. Is it the low empathy? The grumpiness? The self-made aspect?

  99. @Chrisnonymous

    these issues are about real people and real lies. The left is tearing down families and friendships, not just engaging in abstractions.

    There is a widely held view that elective sex-change surgery is mutilation. I think this feeling is strong enough and broad-based enough that anywhere outside of a few EU countries it could be made official in various legal and political ways, and that agitation for doing so can only be beneficial for the right. Even leftist parents dread the possibility that their child will be first indoctrinated in nonsense and then psychologically/medically slated for “transition”. The unreality and barbarism of it make transgenderism a losing issue for the left in the long term. In the short term it is a display of power and Megaphone ownership and a useful litmus test.

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