So, taking the piss is now transphobia, eh?

Good luck with that idea with the English:

A carnival has apologised for a float featuring men dressed as female Olympians following complaints that it was “transphobic”.
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However, one of the carnival floats this year has prompted outrage as it was adorned with signs which said “of course we are female – we sit down to pee!” and another which said the float operators were part of the “Olympics 2024 women’s 100m final”. It was an apparent mocking of transgender athletes being allowed to compete in women’s sports.

Donna Landy, a transgender comedian who attended the carnival, said: “When I caught up with the float and read the sign my heart sank, it was clearly mocking trans athletes in sport and by extension all trans people.”

Mocking? Sure, but then folk are allowed to do that. And they will too. Folk will mock everything and do too.

22 thoughts on “So, taking the piss is now transphobia, eh?”

  1. Well we’ve tried every other method to demonstrate to them we don’t give a fuck about their mental illness but they have all failed miserably. Ridicule is the only thing left.

  2. Transgender comedian, about as funny as anthrax

    But totally unelectable even with the entire might of the Labour Party establishment behind it.

  3. Julia, I hope you’re on a commission. Anyone from the BBC reading your comment will immediately sign her up to present “Countryfile”. To make it a tad less serious…

  4. ‘Good luck with that idea with the English’

    Until about March 2020 I would have agreed with this. Unfortunately, while there are plenmty of us left, the overwhelming majority of the English have proven themselves every bit as craven and cowardly in the face of officialdom these past two years as those of any other nationality.

    I am still seeing a few people wandering the streets in masks – or those truly absurd plastic visors – in midsummer; it won’t take much, I fear, for the rest of the lickspittle tendency to remask themselves as soon as their highers and betters tell them to.

  5. One would think a comedian, transgender or not, would have a sense of humour. A fairly well known comedian told me that there is always a target in comedy, whether self deprecating, satirical, or otherwise. You only have to look at the jokes of Tommy Cooper, the early Private Eye magazines, or the Viz comics to note the differences. I would suggest Landy publish some of the comedy matetrial to show how transgender comedians think.

  6. The blokes on the float only have to stick to their guns and insist they really do identify as women, and there would be nothing that Donna Landy or any of the organisers could do about it. What goes for the Olympics goes for Torrington Carnival, surely?

    “Are you saying I’m not a real lay-dee?!”

  7. Until about March 2020 I would have agreed with this. Unfortunately, while there are plenmty of us left, the overwhelming majority of the English have proven themselves every bit as craven and cowardly in the face of officialdom these past two years as those of any other nationality.

    This is a good part of the reason why I fucked off out of the miserable Isle of Fat Ugly Women back in 2008. The final straw was the Residents’ Parking Scheme introduced in the area I was living. Opposed at the consultation stage by 70% of residents & 97% of businesses. It would have meant I would have had to pay through the nose to not be able to park outside my own house. The intoduction was delayed slightly when a couple of dissenting blokes (who will remain nameless) filled the newly installed pay & display machines with building foam. The lead times on those machines was about 18 months, so the council had ordered them a year before the consultation.
    As for the rest of the spineless tossers live around there, they swallowed it like they swallow everyhing else.
    Problem with Brits is, they have no history of opposing their government for centuries. Apart from NI. So the lobster gets regularly boiled. Rest of Europe has either lived under occupation by foreign powers or its own. (France-Paris. La Vendée. Look it up) They remember how to rebel. Sure we had a government mandated Covid clampdown here in Spain. More thorough than the UK’s. And spent the entire period working around it. You don’t even react to those who do defy authority & get what they want at your expense. You apologise to them

  8. I’d go further, Jussi. It’s always a mistake to debate with these people. By debating, you validate they have a point of view. From then on you’re just negotiating your own surrender. The opening & closing argument should be fuck off.

  9. bloke in spain: Similar thing happened round my way. Fifteen years ago or so, the local residents mounted a successful campaign against a proposal to introduce what, let’s face it, amounts to a protection racket. So five years ago the council didn’t even ask. It’s happening, like it or not. (Although, typically, it’s three years behind schedule.) The really sad part is, just as you say, that I don’t think the current lot would even have had the gumption to protest anyway. The ones I’ve spoken to appear to like the idea of paying through the nose to stop the council from nicking their cars.

    I keep telling them that a little over fifty years ago, this was a private road. The residents decided who got to park their cars here. Sure, it meant they had to pay for its upkeep, but what’s wrong with that? Then the Corporation came along, all friendly-like, “Gosh, that must be costing you a fortune. Why don’t you let us take it over, and all that pesky maintenance will be paid for out of your rates? It’ll save you a packet.” And the fools, like lambs to the slaughter, did it.

    Never, ever, trust a government.

  10. “We have managed to confirm an individual who was a part of this entry and Councillor Doug Smith, the chairperson, will visit them to discuss the inappropriateness of the entry and feedback perception from the wider community. We will make it clear that this entry was unacceptable, and the committee will do its utmost to ensure they do not enter again with anything that is likely to cause similar offence. ”
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    Ah, the joy-filled world of Councillors, chairpersons, committees and communities.

  11. @Interested – “I am still seeing a few people wandering the streets in masks”

    And why shouldn’t they if they wan to? Are you one of those people who says that everyone should think for themselves and then complains when people think differently to you?

  12. And why shouldn’t they if they wan to? Are you one of those people who says that everyone should think for themselves and then complains when people think differently to you?

    Seems to me to be an observation that despite the evidence that these measures don’t work, have never worked and will never work, they are credulous fools who believe uncritically what their ‘betters’ tell them. If they want to expose themselves as such, they are doing a public service. We know who to avoid.

  13. @Interested

    The sheeple will don their masks again as soon as told too

    If vast numbers said “I’m Exempt”, as I did from day 1, the law would be ridiculous and unenforcible

    As Lord Sumption says “If law immoral, do not comply”

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