You can choose compassion

Among those who choose a public profile, hence open themselves up to fair, if harsh, criticism, each month seems to bring us a new Worst Transgender. But I’m pretty sure Paul Wolscht, who calls himself Stefonknee, will wear that crown much longer than a month. How could any tranny be worse?

For simplicity, I’ll call him by his actual name, Paul, and certainly not by the pedophilic bastardization of “Stefanie” he prefers to use. “Stefonknee” suggests a little girl bouncing on daddy’s or Santa’s knee. But what a coïncidence! This 6′2″ overweight male, a deadbeat dad of seven kids, doesn’t just “identify as a woman” but identifies as a six-year-old girl.

To again paraphrase Quentin Crisp, which in turn will again prompt the same question from queers, trannies, and LGBTs (namely “Who?”), if this is a free society then Paul Wolscht has the right to dress up like a linebacker in drag. He can call himself any number of things. Outside the arenas where rights are protected, though, we don’t have to go along with any of that. To paraphrase someone else (Ray Blanchard), once you decide to call yourself transgender you’re recruiting everybody else to star in your own private movie. And in Paul Wolscht’s case, that movie is not exactly kiddie porn but halfway to that point.

Everyone’s entitled to consensual adult sexual relations, but once you go to this much trouble to talk about it in public, we get to talk back. And while I am pleased to carry a Black Eagle Kennel Klub membership card and I bemusedly repost unintentionally humorous photos of dudes in pup hoods over on Facebook, I’m going to suggest that what Wolscht is doing, all of it out in public, doesn’t just make criticism possible but invites same. Let’s give this creep enough knee sox to hang himself with, metaphorically speaking. [continue with ““Stefonknee units”” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2015.12.28 09:04. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
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Dan Rhatigan finally republishes evidence of a dream come true: Visiting an accurate replica of the Space: 1999 Command Centre.

Rhatigan, in accurate uniform, rounds the corner of a column holding a laser

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2015.12.19 12:15. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
http://blog.fawny.org/2015/12/19/sparky1999/

Had enough of queers, trannies, and LGBTs? So have we.

Peak Trans Moment (Gay Men)

While we’re here: Since I speak Tumblère with a fractured accent, this project, modelled after the vibrant wymmynz original, has had a slow start. But gay males are welcome to write in with their peak trans moments.

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2015.12.19 12:12. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
http://blog.fawny.org/2015/12/19/lgbvoice-peaktrans/



Or this month in coverage of Private Eye (layout [exhibition]; Matthew Carter masthead typeface).

  • Times on Ian Hislop

  • Fascinating interview on Private Eye podcast with its in-house lawyer, whose plummy echt-RP accent outdoes Richard Dawkins’

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2015.12.19 12:10. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
http://blog.fawny.org/2015/12/19/privateeye2015/

Douglas Rushkoff:

Archetypally speaking, the Internet is a feminine space. The Internet is something you enter into, that you’re enveloped by. The Internet goes hand in hand with the real feminism movement, in that for the last 2,000 years we’ve had stories and media about male tragic heroes that climb up an incline plane of tension, have a climax of some kind, and then get to rest, die, or sleep. You know, crisis, climax, sleep. Male-orgasm curve. That’s the way TV works and radio works and theater worked and novels work.

Now we’re on the Internet. The Internet works through a series of connections. There is no ending. There is no finale. There is no climax and sleep, there’s just another connection, another connection, another connection. And the more and more you connect, the more potentially euphoric it becomes, the more empathic it becomes, the more connected we all are, the more intimate it all is. That’s archetypally female.

What gamers are ultimately dealing with is that this medium that they believed was going to be dry and boylike and help them experience difference and antagonism is having the reverse effect. It’s acting like water. It’s connecting them to everyone and everything, and all of a sudden this tool that they thought could prevent intimacy while still giving them orgasms and death thrills is now promoting intimacy on a level that human beings couldn’t even imagine was possible 20 years ago, much less that we’re experiencing today.

And that’s the problem. That’s really what the backlash is against. But that might be too heady a concept.

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2015.12.19 12:09. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
http://blog.fawny.org/2015/12/19/rushkoff-feminine/

This year, the 519, which used to be the lesbian and gay community centre here and is still a City of Toronto agency, hired a young academic with the most transgender name ever, Jack Hixson-Vulpe, to write a report nobody asked for. “Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender-Identity and Gender-Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change” ostensibly exists to document transgendered persons’ legal rights on the job. A worthwhile goal, but the sort of thing a simple Web page could and does handle.

The report is a tagged PDF that one may download directly (PDF). (I also have a local copy [PDF] should the original disappear.)

The report spends a great deal of time lying to its readers about the supposed legal right of male-to-female transgenders to use female washrooms, bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms (and female-to-males to use equivalent male facilities). There is no such right. I should know, because I extensively searched the human-rights jurisprudence and found precisely no rulings in Ontario establishing such a right. (Text file of citations.) There are claims and opinions that the Ontario Human Rights Code confers such a right, but it has never been tested, hence does not exist.

The report includes many graphically busy posters or “info sheets” one may print out. They’re also found separately at the 519’s Web site (example) and on its outpost in the online home of transgender “activism” and harassment, Tumblère.

Naturally I had questions. Two weeks ago I sent along a detailed E‑mail to Ms Hixson-Vulpe and two of the 519 staff listed in connection with the report. I began with:

I have questions for attribution about the 519’s report that carries the unintentionally ironic title “Creating Authentic Spaces.” I will wait a reasonable time before publishing, and will accurately report any and all relevant comments you give me, but you need to understand that what I also intend to publish is my opinion that this report amounts to transgender propaganda. Worse, I will report that it misleads readers about the true state of jurisprudence about transgender use of washrooms, bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms.

I certainly encourage you to file any and all complaints you can think of against an established journalist who intends to publish his opinions about a publicly-financed public document published by a public agency. In fact, I would dearly love to find myself in a context where transgender and transgender-apologist respondents are forced to answer questions under oath. Your move.

Oh, and don’t top-post.

No response. (I included the citations on transgender washroom etc. use.)

So here are the questions I asked, mildly edited and marked up. (I removed some of my suggested copy-edits, for example, but nothing substantive.) [continue with “‘Creating Authentic Spaces’ (sic)” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2015.11.21 12:32. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
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