LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A transphobe poster child is born. His name? Kevin D. Williamson — a writer for the National Review — a right-leaning journal that would please many a tea partier, that is, if they could only read.
Sure, there has been no shortage of transphobic people to date — misguided Christians who use the Bible to hate, ignorant politicians who use their power to oppress and numbskulls that use violence to harm — but Kevin D. Williamson is in a different class. By writing for the widely read “intellectual” mouthpiece for the Republican party found by William F. Buckley, Jr., Williamson’s transphobic prose makes its way to many of those with influence that can hinder trans equality.
In a bloody hit piece that is an apparent response to trans actress Laverne Cox’s appearance on the cover of Time, Williamson composes blood spatter on a national scale we haven’t seen since Dexter:
“Bradley Manning, whom we are expected now to call Chelsea . . . “
“Bradley Manning is not a woman. Neither is Laverne Cox. Cox, a fine actor, has become a spokesman — no doubt he would object to the term — for trans people . . .”
“Katie Couric famously asked him (Laverne Cox) about whether he had undergone surgical alteration, and he rejected the question as invasive . . .”
” . . .God help her (Couric) if she had misdeployed a pronoun, which is now considered practically a hate crime.”
Later on Williamson made this statement as the rationale against the existence of trans people:
“The most famous example of this is the voodoo doll. If an effigy can be made sufficiently like the reality it is intended to represent, then it becomes, for the mystical purposes at hand, a reality in its own right.”
Huh? I may be a bit confused here being covered in blood and all . . . but not to worry, Williamson slices it home for us with this:
“Regardless of the question of whether he has had his genitals amputated, Cox is not a woman, but an effigy of a woman.”
Godwin’s Law keeps me from commenting further.
[Trigger Warning!] Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman | National Review Online.
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Ah, William Buckley, a cartoonish fop who pandered to the unease of superannuated micro-oliharchs. His kind is the price we pay for having an ever-increasing mean life expectancy.
Tea party if only they could read? funny amusing Showing contempt. Such a fascist way of thinking. Those who disagree with me are stupid. I am so bright And smart. I can see why the left fell in love with Fascists Mussolini.Just . As they showed their love for Fidel Castro another dictator. It must be so wonderful to feel so much more intelligent than everybody else. One does not have to put up an argument against different ideas. From those one feels to be inferior is not elitism wonderful
Tea party rank and file characteristically show a very poor grasp of US history. And offhand criticism equals fascism? You might want to head to the library yourself.
Thy need to stop waving their ignorance like a flag.
PAHs are an endocrine disruptor chemical, an EDC. According to the Kerlin study, DES, a synthetic estrogen used from ’38-’71, had an efficacy rate of 35% in creating gender variance, mostly TS. According to another study, phenobarbital caused a rate of 1/100.
“High prenatal exposure to PAH is associated with lower IQ and childhood asthma. The Center for Children’s Environmental Health reports studies that demonstrate that exposure to PAH pollution during pregnancy is related to adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight, premature delivery, and heart malformations. Cord blood of exposed babies shows DNA damage that has been linked to cancer. Follow-up studies show a higher level of developmental delays at age three, lower scores on IQ tests and increased behaviorial problems at ages six and eight.”
So when I see some idiot named “Aryan King” telling his followers that TS is psychological and not neuro-biological, I have to take the good with the bad: denying the connection to TS and without knowing what EDCs are, they’ll have less of a chance of avoiding them. Of course, low IQ, developmentally delayed, ADHD kids and adults might not be able to control their emotions or circuits of disgust and might assault someone who’s different from them (or anyone else), but their masters have built lots of prisons for that. Naturally they don’t think they’ve been affected.
Kind of sad, really… But I still haven’t found one stupid enough to cut off it’s genitals and send them to me so I can ask the genitalia how they “feel”. Neither will they demonstrate it’s a “choice” by transitioning themselves. And they never seem to get how disgusting they themselves are. But then, there’s always the death of their offspring from EDCs while they try to prove evolution doesn’t exist…
Friends with more than one gay, lesbian, transgender who are tea party members. I have friends who are born again Christian Heterosexuals who are very pro-transgender And tea party members. I do believe you have a fascist mentality.Like all fascist minds you are superior to others. probably have a love affair with Castro’s Cuba could be wrong
Is your demonstrable ignorance an inherent trait, a conscious decision or did you catch it from one of your tea party friends?
Neo-cons not Tea Partiers.
Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is not your friend.
Bringing up Chelsea Manning without telling the full story as usual.
Thanks for the comments everyone!