The Necessity of Chivalry, a C.S. Lewis doodle
UPDATE 22 October 2016: I just listened to this again, and it is particularly good.
“It’s a category error, but it’s a category error with an agenda, or at least a skewed and stupid point of view. A Nobel committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for being inaugurated while black has confused Things We Like with Things of Greatness. It is the signature mistake of the Baby Boomers.” — Our Culture is Blowin’ Away in the Wind, by Andrew Klavan
Five hundred twenty-four years ago today Christopher Columbus discovered America.
It’s amazing how easy it has become to be edgy and transgressive since then.
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.