It turns out there are two ways to manage human sanitation needs. One is to choose and designate places for people to relieve themselves – basically some variation on the common rest-room-and-flush-toilet system. The other, it appears, is to retrofit deodorizing mechanisms onto areas where people choose to relieve themselves.
The Truce of the Bear, by Rudyard Kipling
Trump’s not a conservative, they say.
A guest post by Claudio Natsheh-Yamaguchi
I’m tired of this cant about “a woman in a man’s body.” If you’re a woman, cis or trans, then the body you’re in is a woman’s body. Saying otherwise de-legitimalizes trans women in favor of their cis-ters, implying that trans women are somehow less authentically female.
And don’t give me any nonsense about “presenting as a woman.” If you’re a woman, how you choose to present yourself is just one of the many ways that a woman can authentically choose to present herself. None of these choices is less feminine than another. If you want to dress like your mother, go ahead. But don’t tell me that how you and your mother dress is how all women dress.
Stop privileging so-called “birth gender.” You do a disservice to all of us. Everyone is unique. If you’re a woman in a man’s body, or a man in a woman’s body, you can wear a sun dress and high heeled shoes, or you can wear jeans, boots, and a greasy t-shirt. Both choices, and any others, are as authentically masculine or feminine as you are.
UPDATE 3 May 2016: 7 Troubling Questions About Transgender Theories. The least experienced activist can easily answer all of these with one word.
Living In Unreality, by Rod Dreher
Jose Bautista got a new slide rule. Some people are angry about it, but I’m glad they’re still making them, and that people still know how to use one.
Imagine the uses:
- Special effects
- Psychological warfare
- Individual psychological manipulation
You could know it was a fake, and the visual image would still have its effect.
To commit an outrage is to overstep bounds, for the word comes to us from the French outré (meaning excessive) and the Latin ultra (meaning beyond). It is an accident of etymology that the word seems to indicate a feeling of rage, although raging against outrages is common enough, and convention permits us to say we are outraged by the outrageous. — Over the line by JMSmith