It is?November 25, 2015 Tim WorstallFlatulent tosspottery34 CommentsGender is a prison we all live in Blimey. previousOh dear, oh dearie menextSir Simon’s remarkably ill informed today 34 thoughts on “It is?” JuliaM November 25, 2015 at 9:48 am “Transgender people, non-gendered people, the androgynous and those with gender fluidity are beginning to be represented in pop culture.” It’s as if David Bowie never existed… NielsR November 25, 2015 at 9:50 am It’s a tough life in the competitive world of professional victimhood. Which is just how they like it, presumably. Also, satire is a long word. Longer than ‘Me, me, me’ anyway. “They are shouted at in the street, commented upon in the supermarket and constantly dealing with the ignorant questions of the well-meaning. ” Are we still talking about transgender persons? Theophrastus November 25, 2015 at 11:13 am This is a variant on Rousseau’s ‘Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains’ drivel. To be ‘free’ on this view, you have to be outside all institutions and social categories and transcend even biology. Ian B November 25, 2015 at 11:35 am Transcending the flesh. It’s very Neo-Platonist. And Gnostic. Etc. Ian Reid November 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm Let’s not lose sight of the real victim in all this: CumberBatch, the well meaning white male. Coming so soon after his coloured people gaffe he must be wandering what he’s got to do to not be pilloried. I’m looking forward to the Now Show parody of all this. Oh wait. > Most comedy could be described – advertised, even – as “over-the-top, cartoonish mockery”. And we’re OK with that when the targets are appropriate: reality TV stars, politicians, the posh. “Punching up”, it’s sometimes called. Lampoon the lucky, the strong, those who can bear it – topple the oppressors, but never the oppressed. Can’t see the Now Show crowd going against this fatwa. How lucky we are to have these people policing our entertainment for us, and deciding who the oppressors are. Gamecock November 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm ‘Gender is a prison we all live in’ . . . unless you are a male. Rob November 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm Will it ever end? Mr Ecks November 25, 2015 at 2:06 pm A prison…”but a goodly one with many wards, confines and dungeons”. All of them full of fucking nutters. john square November 25, 2015 at 2:07 pm Am imprisoned by my masculinity? I hope so: makes me sound well-rugged. Van_Patten November 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm People are behind on the definitions – Wesleyan University uses the term LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM* to outline even more victim types who can either be a source of power or money for both the public sector bureaucracy and the legal profession. It’s a key future front on which Left wingers can extend their dominance over UK society and culture. *For information, the acronym stands for: ‘Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, flexual, asexual, gender-fuck, polyamorous, bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism’ Van_Patten November 25, 2015 at 2:09 pm Rob It will end – at this rate with an ISIS victory and videos starring every single one of the victim types outlined in my first post. Mr Ecks November 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm VP: They could push one of each off a roof at the same time and take bets on which hits the ground first. After all the ignorant bastards will never have heard of Galileo. Dongguan John November 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” I like the way the word ‘fag’ stands out in the middle. Matthew L November 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm Van_Patten: If Wesleyan university is offering housing for BDSM people then sign me up! monoi November 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm Dongguan wins the thread Gamecock November 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm ‘Stone walls and iron bars do not a prison make’ But they make a reasonable facsimile. Van_Patten November 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm Mr Ecks He is a DWEM and thus not considered worthy of study you will find! The problem with the pushing off tall buildings is beheading makes for a much more grisly video. Not sure which of the ISIS Beatles is stepping up to the plate now John and George have been ‘obliterated’ – ‘Jihadi Ringo’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it……. BraveFart November 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm VP Would I appear to be an ignorant repressed prejudiced peasant from the sticks if I asked what category of humanoid a gender-fvck is? sackcloth and ashes November 25, 2015 at 5:34 pm ‘LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM’ Isn’t he a villain in the Superman comics? Van_Patten November 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm BF You would but you would join 90% plus of humanity in that category Quoting verbatim: “‘genderfuck’ is a term used to describe ‘a person’s gender identity’ (as in female, male, no or queer) or the act of conspicuously and consciously challenging traditional ideas of the gender binary through androgyny, hyperbole and cross dressing’ Taken from guidance at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. Is it in bad taste to bet on an ISIS victory if this kind of crap is permitted or officially encouraged in the UK or US? Bloke not in Cymru November 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm Now can someone give a definition of the definition Gamecock November 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm It means STFU. Van_Patten November 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm BNIC You’re not supposed to understand it until you agree with it – that’s the idea! Gamecock Absolutely! Lizardking November 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm I’m surprised Murphy hasn’t jumped on the transgender bandwagon. Or at least claim he invented it in 1996. Jack C November 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm He invented the “fat-fuck” category in 1999, long before modern science had so much as got its boots on. A “fat-fuck” is a Great Public Thinker and Moralist trapped in the colon of a preening, self-aggrandising twat. Bloke in Costa Rica November 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm Van Patten: Jihadi Ringo is the one in all the beheading videos pulling silly faces. Ian B November 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm Dongguan already won the thread, but just to add that that bearded trannie who won the Eurovision Song Contest is “genderfuck”. What I want to know is why Furry never gets on the list. I want to see a University create a Safe Space for people who shag each other dressed as Bugs Bunny etc. Bloke not in Cymru November 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm Given its university then ‘questioning’ could be a broad category Ian B November 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm I think “questioning” means what “bi-curious” used to mean in Adult Contact magazines. Talking of which, I think I mentioned before that a while back I had a look around adult dating sites, and concluded that most ads should be headlined “Unattractive couple (underweight male/overweight female) looking for more attractive people to have sex with”. Ian B November 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm Come to think of it, I think it probably means, “unattractive to opposite sex, might as well be a lesbian”. sackcloth and ashes November 25, 2015 at 11:25 pm ‘genderfuck’ is a term used to describe ‘a person’s gender identity’ (as in female, male, no or queer) or the act of conspicuously and consciously challenging traditional ideas of the gender binary through androgyny, hyperbole and cross dressing’. Oh right. It’s basically involves being a Royal Marine. So Much For Subtlety November 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm Bloke not in Cymru – “Given its university then ‘questioning’ could be a broad category” In America, their gender is the only thing students are allowed to question Bloke not in Cymru November 26, 2015 at 1:01 am Not sure about the choice of prison in the sentence, after all there are many different types of prisons, some might enjoy an open prison and others may well enjoy a nice dank dungeon. There’s way too much diversity in prisons to make it an acceptable term! GlenDorran November 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm Jihadi Ringo wasn’t even the best beheader in the Jihadi Beatles. It’s Jihadi Pete Best I feel sorry for. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.