Tuesday, July 18, 2017

J. Nelson Aviance: "I Am Not Cisgendered"

Caveat lector!
Not because you'd be tempted to believe any of this hallucinatory nonsense...but because you might cringe yourself to death if you read it. It's absolutely chock-full of nuclear -holocaust -level PC cringe.
   But it's enjoyable in the sense that it's turning all the PC/SJ BS back on itself with respect to this issue. I mean it's all the veriest bullshit...but it's like watching two Scientologists or something try to outmaneuver each other on fine points of their unhinged doctrine. But boy, Aviance really is pretty steamed that people apply this entirely useless made-up word to him... And, I mean, from what I could force myself to read, he does have a pretty good point: basically PC doctrine says that you get to "identify" as whatever you want, independently of what the facts about you are like. So even if a term does describe you, according to the doctrine you can just say that that's not "how you identify," and your feelz constitute a trump card. So seriously, he's just applying the nutty doctrine consistently...or...y'know...as consistently as an inconsistent doctrine can be applied.

[Also! It is serious wordcrime to say 'transgendered' or 'transgenderism'! One is, apparently, always to say 'transgender', English formation rules be damned...because reasons. So I wonder whether the (non-)words 'cisgender', 'cisgendered,' and 'cisgenderism' (?) are supposed to play by the same (non-)rules?]

4 Comments:

Anonymous Darius Jedburgh said...

Don't know whether you saw this rather hilarious bit of Aussie satire over at the metametametablog a couple of months ago, but if not, it's worth a look.

But I identify as not a fraud!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

lol yeah, I saw that...
I mean!
Ha ha!
Of course I have no idea what you mean by "the metametametablog"!
It sounds very politically incorrect and...cisphilosophical...or something...
Definitely not the kind of place a respectable philosopher would know about...nor go even if xxyyee *did* know about it.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Darius Jedburgh said...

No, of course not. I only heard about it from a friend. More of an acquaintance, really...

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of turning PC/SJ logic cannibalizing itself, a friend just sent me the following article:

https://www.autostraddle.com/kin-aesthetics-excommunicate-me-from-the-church-of-social-justice-386640/

I'm of two minds about this. Prima facie the author makes some reasonable points. But rhetorically it falls into that same, noxious preachy strategy of the SJW. Everything is reduced to a question of identity and the harm done to that identity, and the speaker assumes a the final word on the subject precisely by virtue of their identity and the suffering they've endured under that identity. Just a first impression but maybe I'm being harsh.

1:53 PM  

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