Arthur Ashe Must Be Turning In His Grave

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Courage used to be about doing things one rather not do but for which a moral imperative exists. It’s about doing things that need to be done despite all the disincentive involved. So why they award someone who did what he did for no one else and nothing else other than his own vanity, and who then thusly encourages others to do the same, is what the outrage is all about.

Caitlyn — no, Bruce– Jenner, does not deserve an award. Neither does he deserve recognition for mutilating himself into being someone he isn’t, nor can he rationally be said to be a ‘hero’. There isn’t anything courageous about what he’s done. In fact he’s made more money off of these recent shenanigans than most people would make had they had a hundred lives to live.

Body dysmorphia is a mental disorder. Bruce Jenner’s condition is a form of it. But somehow when it involves the genitals, you’ll get a powerful interest group backing you up who has the power to bully everyone else into accepting their narrative, and then suddenly it not only becomes kosher, it becomes something for which you can be said to have courage and be a hero about.

Society isn’t going down the toilet. It’s been in that fecal stew of ‘progressive’ irrationality for a few decades now. It’s only now that people are noticing the stink and calling it for what it is. And now, more than ever, one must pay zero attention to those who bully others with words like “intolerant” and “bigot” into accepting that that stink is the sweet smell of ‘progress’. One must refuse to be bullied into calling this shit they feed us caviar, since we damn well know it isn’t.

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Posted on July 19, 2015, in crap and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m not sure that I agree it’s as simple as body dysmorphia; having done a little reading comparing body dysmorphia with transsexualism I see there are some differences (eg the former responds to meds and psychotherapy whereas the latter does not, and the former tends to begin in adolescence while the latter appears first in childhood.)

    However I completely agree with you that there’s something very self-indulgent about Jenner’s approach to his/her lifestyle and communication of it to and via the media and that there is nothing to celebrate there.

    I’ve given transsexualism a great deal of thought over the years and still haven’t formed a solid hypothesis. Unless it is rooted in a sense that the body is wrong (which is a good case for comparison with BDD), then it seems that it might be the case of the mountain coming to Mohammed; why not instead get Mohammed walking by way of changing one’s attitude to gender (as distinct from sex) and becoming more comfortable behaving and dressing in less rigorously gender-defined ways. I suppose that’s something society as a whole could chip in with if we were all so inclined. I mean, women can dress near enough like men and it’s no bother. (Which makes me wonder: is there something in that, in that there are far fewer trans men than trans women?)

    As a natural female, I do wonder why more trans women don’t behave more like natural women. I never wear makeup and rarely wear heels and dresses. Many natural women are like me and feel no less like women n for it. Would Caitlyn do the same? I doubt it.

    • Hi fosywaxted,

      There are extreme forms of body dysmorphia that resemble ‘gender dysphoria’ (or, transexualism) actually (of which you are already probably aware).

      There’s this guy named Toby Sheldon who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, for instance, or this girl who’s went under the knife a gazillion times to look like barbie, as well as others who actually go through the process of having a perfectly functioning limb amputated because, according to them, they feel it’s not theirs.

      Personally, I think gender dysphoria is nothing but a form of body dysmorphia (this is certainly not an unpopular idea) and I’m skeptical of a lot of the research being done on the matter, as they don’t infrequently seem like they’re being done in support of a narrative.

      Of course, I could be wrong.

      • Hi Miguel,

        I certainly don’t disagree with you, I just have to think some more things over before I decide if I completely agree or not.

        I think there are three parts to (so-called) gender dysphoria: Body, grooming, and mind (latter including action). If it’s body, then your case is convincing. If it’s the other two, then it’s still convincing; as I say, those issues are societal rather than personal (the latter succumbing to the pressure of the latter).

        Yeah, I think I agree with you overall.

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