Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Some More Jenner / Dolezal Links

   Here's something from ThinkProgress that flails around among some quasi-psychological speculation about causes of Dolezal's actions. Though I have no faith at all in any of these alleged explanations, lots of them sound directly analogous to so-called "gender dysmorphia," which would make such "transracial" cases analogous to "transgender" cases...  Maybe we will get to have a public discussion about the two cases, despite efforts to shut it down...
   Also: "The Surprising Ways In Which Jenner and Dolezal Are Linked"...which would better be titled: The Not At All Surprising, Perfectly Obvious and Predictable Ways In Which Jenner And Dolezal Are Linked...  Unfortunately, Moyer characterizes perfectly reasonable questions about the two cases as "taunting." (Reasonable questions can be asked with the intention to taunt of course...but obviously needn't be...)
   Another erroneous effort to use the dishonesty issue to suggest that similar principles are not at issue in the two cases.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Mystic said...

This is all so ridiculously stupid, it's really weird.

One day, my grandchildren will be all "Grampa, tell us again what it was like to live when grown-ups couldn't tell make-believe from real life!"

sigh.

9:59 AM  
Blogger tehr0x0r said...

Doubtful Mystic, more likely you will be the crotchety old man telling tall tails about the days when objectively determinable facts defined what was real.

8:32 PM  

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