There is an event taking place here in Thunder Bay in May, which local businesses are invited to attend so they can understand how to use pronouns for ‘different’ people. They will discuss how Thunder Bay businesses can create safe spaces for the LGBTQ community here.
The two gentlemen seem well-meaning enough, and I would be willing to bet they have not thought critically about the idea of different pronouns and different people because they literally can’t. The ability to think critically takes skill, practice and often training, and those things are in desperately short supply on the political left.
The idea that there are more than two genders really exploded into popular consciousness with the Facebook launch of +50 different identifies. It’s the Starbucks of gender identity! Mix and match, and you’ll all be ever so special! The trouble with +50 genders is that it’s a lie.
There are two genders.
Male and female. There is a penchant in left-leaning academia to distinguish between gender and sex, but the distinction is sophistry. Sex refers to biological differences between men and women, and gender refers to cultural or social differences between men and women, but since the vast majority of social differences are rooted in biology, it’s a bit of a moot point.
The promotion of the idea of multiple genders is part of a larger, liberal project to engage the chaos and destruction of anarchy. Why the left wants to do this is difficult for me to understand. Base hedonism? I don’t know. But the central idea is this: the insistence that there are more than two genders prioritizes feelings over facts. The simple fact that some people feel confused over their identities doesn’t change the fact that there are only two genders, any more than the existence of people born with out legs or who have had legs amputated proves that humans are not bipedal. The left insists it does.
Feelings > facts
The actual individuals who embrace this kind of nonsense cannot see this, of course. They are also literally incapable of thinking critically. The wildly left wing college campuses are designed as propaganda factories that deliberately and consciously impair student’s ability to examine issues with their full critical faculties engaged.
In the liberal arts, of course.
STEM can’t afford to engage in this idiocy, because bridges, airplanes, buildings, new cancer treatments and large hadron colliders don’t care about your feelings, either. The liberal arts weren’t always bastions to protect the imbeciles, faggots and morons from reality. It was the introduction of gender studies that began the inexorable slide into fact-free scholarship.
Known in the vernacular as complete bullshit.
Aside: did you know imbecile and moron used to be medical diagnoses? It’s true. Language evolves, though. Gay doesn’t mean ‘effervescently happy’, and faggot doesn’t mean gay. People who scream that faggot is a gay slur are refusing to evolve with the language. Most of the people doing the screaming know damn well the word has altered its meaning, they just don’t care, because they are engaged in what is known as ‘virtue signalling’.
Let’s back up for a moment and talk about bullshit, critically. A really great man by the name of Harry G. Frankfurt wrote a book on the topic, and it remains one of the most important works of philosophy I’ve ever read.
What is bullshit?
I encourage everyone to read the book, but the summary is this: bullshit is not concerned with truth. It doesn’t matter if what the bullshitter says is true or not: it might be, it might not be, it might contain grains of the truth. None of that matter. What the bullshitter is concerned about is how he appears to others. That doesn’t necessarily imply that bullshit or bullshitters are bad or negative. Think about that one guy we all know who always has some outrageous, yet completely fucking hilarious story to tell that probably didn’t happen, but it’s just so damn amusing to consider the possibility, no one really cares? The purpose of his bullshit is to entertain others. He wants to be seen as funny. No harm, no foul.
Politicians are famous bullshitters: they must craft an image that makes people want to vote for them, and their bullshit is intended to serve this end. This can be good or bad, depending on what’s underneath the bullshit. There are lots of reasons people engage in bullshit.
Generally, when we think of bullshit, or bullshitters, we tend to think of men, right? It doesn’t seem right to think of a woman crafting a particular image of herself as engaging in bullshit. That would make cosmetics and most of women’s grooming and clothing bullshit. In fact, most of that stuff is indeed bullshit, but it feels weird to call it that, because so much of a woman’s life is bullshit. Here’s another fact that doesn’t care about your feelings: women care more about how others perceive them than men do.
This has to do with sexual competition and avoiding the wrath of the Alpha Females, but we’ll leave the specifics for another day. Ultimately, women spend much more time crafting an image of themselves, and the image they want to craft is very specific, and very specifically feminine:
I don’t mean sexually virtuous, obviously. I mean virtuous in terms of being a good person. To actually be all of the above means you are likely a warm, loving person who does not harm others ever. No woman actually is all of those things, or certainly not all the time, but women want to appear to be those things. Desperately.
So they engage in bullshit. They craft an image of themselves. They signal their virtue.
No one engages in this more than academic feminists. Isn’t it funny? While pissing and moaning and crying over traditional notions of femininity, they engage in every stereotype when it comes to the image they want to craft of themselves. They are all innocent, gentle, loving maidens.
Now, the only way feminists can sell this image is if people stop looking at what feminism actually does, and only consider how feminism makes them feel. On college campuses, feminists have hit on the magical combination of perpetual victim and special snowflake. Feminism, and virtually all of the liberal arts is now engaged in a project to convince the student body they are just so special. So very, very special, and the students don’t have to actually do anything to be special. They just have to experience a feeling about their genitals, and voila! Special, special, special.
It’s pure and utter bullshit.
Life, of course, is gonna come as a tremendous shock to these idiots. They will leave their safe space and discover that no one gives a fuck if they live or die. No one cares. If they want recognition, they’re gonna have to work, hustle, grow, acquire skills and fight like hell for their spot on the ladder. The can vote for Bernie in droves. It won’t help. Life is still gonna kick them in the face.
We can help these little darlings. We can refuse to accept feelings over facts. Refuse to agree that anyone is more special than anyone else. Refuse to acknowledge their pronouns. Refuse to allow them to define the terms of the debate based on their feelings. And never, ever let them forget Facebook is run by retarded faggots who are literally damaging people’s ability to think.
There are only two genders.
Deal with it.
Lots of love,