Friday, April 25, 2014

Transgender Extremists Have Completely Lost It

The latest "feature article" on Mr. "Cristan" Williams' Transadvocate site is so absurd, even I was embarrassed for the poor fool who wrote it.  Talk about not getting…

It is basically a hissy fit about a video that was featured on the Huffington Post's Gay Voices section.  The headline of the article shrilly claims…


Transmisogyny masquerading as parody: HuffPo’s Gay Voices promotes disturbing video from former Drag Race contestant

There is a warning…
Trigger warning: video linked portrays a trans woman being murdered
And then the lead paragraph…
A trans woman activist portrayed with a moustache and a bad wig being murdered by a drag queen is the kind of imagery that would come with a trigger warning on most sensible online information outlet, not hailed as “hilarious” by one it’s editors. But, it would appear that Huffington Post editor James Nichols believes that the death of trans activist at the hands of an angry drag queen is a laugh-out-loud situation.
You can watch the video for yourself here but unfortunately you can't read the article on Huffington Post because they decided to cave to the protests of outraged transgender kooks who took it all too seriously.  Update: I have learned that it was preserved as a PDF here.

Now, let me start by saying that personally, I find a lot of "drag" offensive, not because of the issues raised by the humorless transgender kooks, but for a reason that is totally lost on the men in dresses crowd…it is insulting to women.  Drag is often comparable to the blackface performers that were often a major part of the minstrel shows that were so popular in the 1800s.  In fact, as people grew tired of blackface, it was replaced by female impersonators.  Now, I have seen some drag acts that are quite good, but much of drag involves insulting examples of the worst stereotypes of "bitchy women." 

Yeah, the foolish men who whine constantly about "transmisogyny" (their favorite neologism) could care less about real misogyny.

But, the growing tension between drag queens, like RuPaul, and the transgender nut cases, like Mr. "Cristan" Williams, Mr. "Autumn" Sandeen, Mr. "Dana" Taylor, and most significantly,  Mr. Parker "Marie" Malloy who started this who thing with his article on the Advocate website, and worse, his Twitter post in which he expressed his outright hatred of RuPaul in rather vulgar terms (See Andrea James' excellent response here.  BTW, the transgender kooks have now turned on Andrea James and Calpernia Adams for the unforgivable crime of actually disagreeing with them, and, well, pointing out some of their absurd positions.)

The video is over the top, but the obvious point is completely lost on the humorless men in dresses crowd.  It is not, as one commenter on Williams' site claims, a threat of violence, implied or otherwise.  It really not about "murdering a transwoman."  It is a humorous slap at a self-righteous little man who has started hormones, and suddenly thinks he knows it all, and is going to set everyone else straight.

I mean, seriously, the supposed murderer uses a BLOW DRYER.  It is over the top satire.  After attempting, several times, to modify his language to satisfy the transactivist complaints, he becomes frustrated and opens fires…again, with a BLOW DRYER.  The people offended by this are the same sort of people who actually think Jonathan Swift actually advocated eating poor children when he was really mocking heartless attitudes towards the poor.  It is called hyperbole, and the message is actually that some of these humorless fools should get a life.  Not, of course, that there is any chance of that.

5 comments:

Susan Journey said...

Thanks for this post. The histrionics of the trans*borg are legendary and it's good to see other people pointing out the absurdity. I have seen THOUSANDS of comics, comments, jokes, etc. saying unflattering to offensive things about females on HuffPo, YouTube and EVERYWHERE ELSE on the Interwebs. Am I gnashing my teeth, tearing my hair, threatening suicide or calling for heads to roll? Over a parody video? On YouTube? Utter rubbish. There aren't enough hours in the day to complain about every offensive joke about females - but male transwomen are supposed to be exempt from parody? Oh, hell no.

Susan Journey said...

Thanks for this post. The histrionics of the trans*borg are legendary and it's good to see other people pointing out the absurdity. I have seen THOUSANDS of comics, comments, jokes, etc. saying unflattering to offensive things about females on HuffPo, YouTube and EVERYWHERE ELSE on the Interwebs. Am I gnashing my teeth, tearing my hair, threatening suicide or calling for heads to roll? Over a parody video? On YouTube? Utter rubbish. There aren't enough hours in the day to complain about every offensive joke about females - but male transwomen are supposed to be exempt from parody? Oh, hell no.

Just Jennifer said...

Exactly! I have a post in the works addressing their attempts at censorship, but this one was just too good to not go ahead and publish.

Nicky said...

It's finally happening, The transgender Ideology is getting exposed for what it is and people are waking up to see what the fragile Transgender Ideology is all about. I think were seeing the demise of the Transgender Ideology and the Transgender kooks are sinking with the ship.

Marianne Davids said...

I too thank you for the article Jennifer. The so-called 'activists' seem to be attempting to turn being offended into some sort of vocation or calling (formerly outraged trapped in the wrong body?).

Also, I fully echo the other comments so far made here.

Especially though, thank you Susan, for the term "trans borg". Hadn't heard it before but so apt and a genuinely lol moment.

Made my day x