Bully! for the Bossy

by Brad Nelson2/27/19

Kira Davis has an article at Townhall.com that is instructional: Misbehaving Women: How the Transgender Movement Is Silencing Women

One of the girls who recently lost a race to a boy who was pretending to be a girl said:

I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school

One commenter cuts through the clutter with a “can’t have your cake and eat it too” comment:

Spare us, toots. As long as this girl, and you, are “perfectly fine” letting this preposterous nonsense define who and what you are. Who and what those boys preposterously “identify” as, you are part of the problem and deserve no sympathy. You need to stand astride liberalism and yell “stop”. Your willingness to tolerate it emboldens it. You know how it works:

That’s the issue in a nutshell. Yet another columnist writing “What a crazy world it is!” while never opposing the craziness (and actually being a part of it).

And here’s why I support men-pretending-to-be-women competing in women’s sports. Another commenter writes:

Transgender Movement Is Silencing (Bossy Feministic) Women?
The enemy of my enemy is my friend?

So….if you support the normalizing (or at least “the tolerated”) of the abnormal, how can you ever be against the latest abnormal nonsense that is being pushed as normal (and to be tolerated)? You’ve already conceded the argument to the squeaky wheels who need only squeak.

As for Davis’ notion that once again men are defining women, another commenter shows the vacuousness of this argument:

“They [women] were expected to behave themselves.”

I remember when that statement was true not only of women, but of everybody in this country (including kids). The fact that the democrats didn’t like that expectation is not only what’s been empowering the transgenders (and the entire LGBTQ “community”), but has led us to all kinds of societal division and cultural rot (“Black Lies Matter” and “Antifa” and snowflakes in general).

As a man, I have never had anyone put me down for being a man. LOL

Let alone for being white. LOL

Or for believing that being heterosexual is natural genetics. LOL

Or for being a Christian, for believing right and wrong are not determined by myself or by people who don’t even know what gender they are or should behave as. LOL

It’s so politically fashionable on the left to hate white, male, heterosexual Christians that women don’t have to worry … soon enough, it’ll be illegal to be a white, male, heterosexual Christian.

The problem with the left is that everything they think, do and say is seen from a one sided perspective: “It’s us nuts against everybody else! and other nuts, too!”

Conclusion: It’s not the transgender movement that’s silencing women. That’s just a symptom. The cause is leftist (democrat party) lunacy (mind rot), which is working hard overtime to silence everyone who isn’t a politico/moral nutcase.

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11 Responses to Bully! for the Bossy

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    In essence, if you play the gender-bending game, it may not always bend your way.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    It would be hilarious if it weren’t so damaging to our culture and society. As it is, it is simply the manifestation of the moral and mental rot which has spread throughout the West.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      It would be hilarious if it weren’t so damaging to our culture and society. As it is, it is simply the manifestation of the moral and mental rot which has spread throughout the West.

      For once, Mr. Kung — no…make that twice…maybe three times….okay, almost always — I agree with you.

      Still, if you can’t beat them, join them. Believe you me, I’d be standing up, cheering, getting mustard all over my jacket, in sportsman-like (sportsperson-like?) enthusiasm for the men-pretending-to-be-women athletes. You go, girl!

      That one chick writer almost had a point when she said that, once again, men were defining what women could do. But she was just not smart enough to see her own biases. This one is precisely about liberal women deciding what fake men can do (although surely there are some beta-males in the food chain who don’t stand up against this stuff either). Women could put a stop to this in a heartbeat simply by saying “no” and/or refusing to compete against these fake women.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        Beta males indeed. Note that the article mentioned that the various fake women dominating these contests competed until recently as men — with mediocre results. Then they figured out the easiest way to win a trophy was to pretend to be a women and compete against the physically weaker sex.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          There once was a fleet-footed man
          Who would run just as fast as he can
          But amongst all his peers
          He was far in the rear
          So he altered his first name to Jan

          • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

            That was good for a belly laugh.

          • Timothy Lane says:

            Excellent, though I think “ran” provides better scansion than “would run”. (I also would use “among” rather than “amongst”, but that’s a matter of word choice, not poetry)

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              Some sacrifices must be made to the English language in order for these things to work out. Get into the spirit of things. Instead of nitpicking mine, do something creative and post it here.

              Timothy the grammatician
              Objects to my exhibition
              To the words and rhymes
              That I am inclined
              Everyone’s such a critician

  3. Timothy Lane says:

    It was an interesting article, but it’s true that Davis’s open objection was to the female victims of transgender competition was to their being silenced. The proper objection — to men claiming to be women competing against actual women — was implicit.

    Incidentally, I wonder what would happen if female gymnasts claimed to be men and then competed against them. Would they take all the awards? Would the men be as mum about it as the women? (Of course they would. Objecting would be even more politically incorrect than it would be for women.)

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Incidentally, I wonder what would happen if female gymnasts claimed to be men and then competed against them. Would they take all the awards?

      You know, that’s an interesting idea. That is the one area where the events aren’t based upon brute strength. Find me one man who could do what Mary Lou Retton could do on the balance beam, parallel bars, or floor exercise. (On the rings, a woman could indeed not compete.)

      Maybe the inevitable solution is just to have men’s, women’s, and weird0 divisions.

  4. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    I read the article and it is truly a stupid one. The first and last paragraphs are the type of nonsense one hears from the left, but I don’t know why anyone with half a brain would write such rubbish.

    In the first paragraph, the writer states:

    There was a time in this nation not too long ago when girls and women had no public voice. When they spoke about inequity or abuse they were told to shut up. They were publicly shamed into submission. They were called b*tches, nags, over-dramatic scolds. Women were what men said they were and were expected to act, dress and think accordingly. They were expected to behave themselves.

    I find that to be something of a typical strawman argument, the type of which leftists often use. Men and women have called each other names for a long time and most of the time this had nothing to do with one’s “voice.” But the writer did unconsciously(?) tell the truth in the last sentence. Behaving oneself is something leftists and libertarians have a great deal of trouble with.
    Of course, for a society to function half-way decently, “behaving oneself” is important. But don’t let facts get in the way of polemics.

    I thought the last paragraph was particularly stupid.

    Everyone should feel free to live as they choose and as who they choose, but not at the expense of the freedom of another. Women have fought too hard for too long for the ability to excel on our own terms. It is inconceivable that in 2019 we are once again in a place where that right is being threatened.

    I find the assertion of the first sentence to be questionable, but let’s stipulate it as true. They still do not have the right to expect anyone else should agree with said lifestyle, much less pamper and give way to the (often) insane lifestyle choices made by many mentally unbalanced people.

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