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Goodbye Bunny!

The Game is over. I no longer care about posting, and haven’t for a while, so if you wanted to comment, that might be why it didn’t get approved. So yeah. Go write stuff on your own blog.

Good luck and be brave!

It’s a blog mention.

So I’d like to introduce you to a blog one of my friends is doing. Posting is scarce but still fun. Go read Coloring Outside the Lines right now and awesomeness will flow like water in the ocean.

The Only Thing I Learned from Therapy

There’s a longer post coming up on this in the meantime, but the transactivists who’ve been commenting seriously need to get a grip.

You want recognition and respect of your gender ID? Gotcha. There you go; you’re a man or a woman (or your choice of words). Yes, real ones. Unless you happen to be a balloon masquerading as a human animal. There you go. Problem solved.

If that’s what you want, then that’s what you get. I won’t bow to you or shut up simply because you don’t like what I say. That’s not a privilege I give to anyone. And hey, guess what? I can still disagree with you and respect you. Happens all the time. I can even disagree with you on the way your identity came about and how it can be helped and still respect you; I disagree with my friends, several of which are transsexual, but we get along great otherwise. Because… I respect them, and they don’t confuse agreement with respect.

In fact, I don’t need to agree with you on what causes your problems or how your problems can be solved in order to give you exactly what you say you want: respect and recognition. I do not need to agree with everything anyone-who-is-oppressed believes is in order to not be -ist. And, given that I’m a full person and I don’t particularly enjoy the limits compartmentalization would bring to my life, I can even believe several things at the same time! Some of which neither side of A Controversy wants to believe! Amazing.

I don’t need to agree with you on every single fucking facet of the world in order to think you’re a person that deserves respect. (Because that is my priority: that you are a person and all rights flow from that, not that you are someone that needs to be treated nicely because you’re so pitiful, or something.)

And in fact, this works everywhere, with every kind of oppression. Just because you suffer doesn’t make you enlightened on the specific mechanics of that suffering—only the experience of it. Hell, even I don’t claim to know what will fix X with me a lot of the time.

I don’t need to believe in capitalism and socialism and Marxism and anarcho-syndicalism, all of which are believed in by some poor people, in order to be anti-classist.

I don’t need to believe that Black people are better than animals because they’re human in order to be anti-racist.

I don’t need to believe that fat is inherently genetic and that environment plays a minute role in being fat in order to be anti-sizeist, and believe that fat people are people who deserve to be treated with basic dignity.

… But basic dignity doesn’t include the idea that if you say Y, because you experience X, you are automatically right. That’s never been true, but this is the impression I’ve gotten from the commenters I’ve had so far.

Let’s get this down. Among my many beliefs are:

– That everyone, regardless of assigned genitalia/gender-conflation, deserves to have their identity respected. Because they are people.
– That you are entitled to do anything you see fit to your body in order to feel okay with living in it, provided it doesn’t harm anyone else (SRS doesn’t affect anyone but you, so that fits).
– And for free.
– And with a minimum of hassle, too. I don’t have any aversion to people making “bad choices,” (whatever that means), as long as they’re not harming anyone else.
– Everyone has the right to not be harassed or attacked, because they are people. (Mind, I can’t really help it if you still want to believe I’m attacking you. Y’all need reading comprehension stat.)
– Everyone has the right to not just automatically assumed to be lying, or acting in bad faith.
– Everyone has the right to have their experiences listened to, have those experiences seen as valid. Maybe not objectively, I-feel-like-this-therefore-it’s-true valid, but objective gibberish is hardly necessary to treat someone with respect.
– Miscellaneous not-treating-you-like-the-devil item here.

Basic dignity, right there. I can’t and won’t do any more for you than this. And if you’re so bent on acting disrespectfully to me—I’ll note that not a single fucking transactivist has actually asked me anything; you’ve just assumed your initial misconceptions to be true—then, yeah, you don’t need to be here. Go take a walk in the sunshine. It’ll do you more good than running up comments here.

If you want to ask me things, and not assume that I am a horrible fucking person for not believing everything that you happen to immediately, then awesome. I have a lot to ask you too. Most of the comments I’ve let through, I’ve done so in an attempt to learn better—to goad someone into actually having a conversation with me. Alas, “to learn better” is actually entirely different than “accept everything so-and-so says as right.” What I’m asking for is not assertions; it’s descriptions.

But until you’re willing to treat me with basic dignity, too? This is an incredibly annoying phrase that, even when necessary, is still incredibly annoying:

I’m sorry you feel that way.

Now, on to actual posting! Also, comments disabled because y’all can go for a day without having to tell me I’m the Antichrist, I’m sure.

Valentine’s Link-Encrusted Roundup

I don’t feel like writing anything about Valentines. Here, have some posts so you can read other people doing it better and more enthusiastically than I would.

We got some crazy retro valentines over at Sociological Images, proving that “loving violence” has a long-ass history in the U.S.: Shifting Cultural Sensibilities and Valentine’s Pleas.

Andrea Grimes writes in at Heartless Doll about an article in the Weekly Standard about how y’all are just giant hobags. Feminism has turned women into giant sluts—and we love every minute of it!

I just found this blog, and while it seems to be abandoned, there are still some damn good posts on it. Go read up on SDS Womyn’s Caucus Blog.

Elizabeth Carnell’s poem (poem, right?) entitled Steinem finds ‘truth’ behind Valentine’s Day love fools is sooo romantic.

On the lulzy not-related-to-Valentine’s side, I’ve found the manual that the sex pox fun-fems have been using—from the Onion, no less! How Can I Use Feminism To My Advantage?

On the other hand, Sofia Quintero has written a thought-provoking article on The Spirit of Love and Resistence Behind St. Valentine’s Day. I’m not entirely sure if that negates the whole “marriage is a transfer of breeding property” thing, though.

And let’s not forget Sarah Haskin’s Target Women, because here she is talking about… CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!1

(IMO, carob rocks way harder. Mmm, tasty.)

Oh, and one last thing. Get on your lollerskates, kids, because we’re goin’ for a ride! Valentine’s Day Boycott Led By Male Empowerment Author. I’ll let you read it on your own, but I just want to take on one little thing:

What’s the male version of feminism? Masculism? Manism?

That would be, uh, feminism, good sir.

Guidelines for Commenting

There are a few basic requirements you need to hold by when you comment here, and I am going to lay them out briefly. These are things that if you do not agree with and want to argue with them, you need to go educate yourself—I am not going to explain from the ground up just why and how you are wrong. Any comments trying to argue this will be straight-up deleted; this blog is not a stomping ground for MRAs or anti-vegan trolls.

1. You will not argue that women have held significant social, political or economic power over the past 2,000+ years, barring specific examples.

2. You will not argue any “justs.” If you dare post a comment with any reference to humans not being animals, how comparing animals to humans is offensive to humans, or how “they’re just,” you warrant an insta-ban.

3. You will behave respectfully. Snark is minimally okay; genuine anger is better. Not calling someone names doesn’t score you points with me if you’re clearly thinking them as hard as you can. Oh, and I am the judge of that, not you.

4. You will realize why Western concepts of “pure logic” are not the best thing evar, and are actually quite oppressive.

5. You will not argue stupid shit on my blog. If I can’t understand your point after sleeping on it for a few days, it’s going to the trash bin.

6. You will understand that evopsych is a bunch of crap—barring the assertion that humans like fruit, because of evolution.

7. You will not linkspam me or anyone else; it’s a form of intimidation and you damn well know it. You will do the respectful thing and give a short summary of what point of yours the link supports.

8. You will not ask any form of “What about the men?”

9. You will pet the kitty. Nice kitty. Praise the kitty.

10. I reserve the right to delete your comment at any time if I find that it puts my ocular nerves at risk of straining.

Other than that, I try not to bite—I just have limited patience for things I have heard over, and over, and goddamn over again. Email me at saijackalopesai NOSPAM at gmail dot com.

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