If you’ve been following the media aftermath of interim Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao’s failed discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, you may be forgiven for thinking that Pao won. She didn’t, of course, but the tech and mainstream media has nevertheless spent the last week spinning the tale of a righteous crusader fighting against a sexist status quo.
The most common argument has been that regardless of Pao’s loss, she nonetheless managed to raise awareness of the issue. Despite the fact that she (very publicly) failed to demonstrate that she suffered any discrimination at Kleiner Perkins, and that a number of unsavoury details about her own conduct and background came to light, a swathe of journalists have argued that the case sparked a national conversation on the wider issues.
But to anyone following the media narrative over the past few years, the idea that Pao vs Kleiner “started the conversation” on diversity in tech, as the Washington Post put it, is laughable. The reason Pao’s case received by-the-minute live blogs was a reflection of the fact that tech media can’t stop talking about Silicon Valley’s supposed diversity problem. For them, a case like this was irresistible.
The truth is, Pao vs Kleiner did not generate the debate. The press had been carrying on the conversation ad nauseum for years before her case hit the headlines. Indeed, the topic is so charged that when Google CEO Eric Schmidt interrupted a female co-panellist during a discussion, it made headlines across dozens of outlets as an example of rampant Silicon Valley sexism.
Why does diversity in tech remain such a hot-button issue for the progressive media? The core problem is ratios. According to figures from Google, women make up just 17 percent of the U.S. tech workforce. Latinos make up two percent, while African-Americans make up one percent. In the U.S., where most of the western tech world is based, diversity in tech is significantly below diversity in the wider economy. Following the sector’s rapid growth in wealth and influence over the past decade, diversity in tech suddenly became one of progressive activists’ chief concerns.
Of course it goes without saying that there is no overt, malevolent conspiracy to keep women out of tech. As Heather MacDonald explains in this eloquent Wall Street Journal article, technology and venture capital companies are in constant competition to attract the best talent. Any company that deliberately excluded gifted candidates because of their gender would quickly be outdone by their competitors.
Rather than claiming overt discrimination where none can be found, smarter progressives turn to the notion of “unconscious bias” to explain the under-representation of women and minorities in tech. According to this argument, even if big tech companies don’t intend to discriminate, but unconscious assumptions about race and gender cause them to unwittingly do so anyway. It’s a very Calvinist way of thinking — sinfulness is unavoidable, even if you mean well.
It’s easy to see why this argument caught on. If companies are convinced that unconscious bias and subtle, unseen intolerance is preventing them from acquiring talented female and minority employees, of course they would want to take steps to address it. Even if claims about the impact of bias are somewhat exaggerated, what harm could it do?
A great deal, in fact.
In their quest to shine a spotlight on unconscious biases, diversity activists in Silicon Valley now seek to uncover it in everyday behaviour. Jokes, comments, and even body language, even if they are completely innocent on the face of it, are now examined for any signs of a racist or sexist “microaggression.” Jane Porter, a writer for FastCompany,explains how the concept works:
All throughout the day, we send subtle messages to the people around us through our body language, word choice and behavior. Derald Wing Sue, professor of counseling psychology at Columbia University calls these signals “microagressions,” which can have a profound and detrimental effect on the people around us.
“Microaggressions are the brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual-orientation, and religious slights and insults,” Sue writes in his book, Microaggressions in Everyday Life.
Becoming hyperconscious of the language you use, who you choose to interact with and how during the day can cue you into how your language and behavior affects the people around you. Small details can make a difference. At Google, for instance, a number of conference rooms, which have traditionally been named after scientists, were renamed after women scientists to balance out the gender representation.
In other words, the lack of diversity in tech isn’t just caused by bias in the hiring process. Peoples’ unconscious racism and sexism also causes them to send hidden signals to one another to communicate said racism and sexism. To put it another way, everyone is being accidentally racist and sexist, all the time. Hence the call to be ‘hyperconscious’ of potential ‘microaggressions’ that could create a climate of discrimination against women or minorities.
The inevitable result is an atmosphere of paranoia and suspicion. When racism and sexism are believed to be hiding behind every offhand comment, you start jumping at shadows. This New York Times article describes how one Google executive, Laszlo Bock, bought into the idea of unconscious bias. “Suddenly you go from being completely oblivious to going, “Oh my God, it’s everywhere!”
Well, of course. If you go looking for sexism and racism in innocent comments, naturally you will find it everywhere. That’s what happens when you adopt a conscious bias. Normal people call this “jumping the gun” or “getting the wrong end of the stick.”
The results of this paranoia are plain to see. Take the story of Hank, a PyCon programmer who was profiled by Jon Ronson in his new book on public shaming. After an innocent joke was misrepresented as sexist, he was fired by his employer, who had bought into the hype over “microaggressions.” Terrified of being accused again, Hank now works at an all-male tech company and openly admits to avoiding female developers. Can you imagine a more stark demonstration of unintended consequences?
And then there’s the problem of the High Priests of tech diversity, who have established themselves as authorities on who should be called out and who shouldn’t. Naturally, they never call themselves out. Nor do third parties in the tech community, who are understandably too afraid. The result is a quasi-elite group of people who can get away with a lot. Seriously. A lot.
The great irony is that none of this was even necessary. The “diversity problems” of tech are not caused by microaggressions or unconscious biases in big tech firms. The disparity between men and women starts much sooner. In the U.S women currently earn only 18 percent of computer science degrees, which lines up almost exactly with their representation in the U.S. tech workforce (they hold 17 percent of jobs, according to Google). African-Americans and Hispanics earn 4.5 percent and 6.5 percent of computer science degrees, close to their workforce ratios of 2 percent and 3 percent respectively. Thestaggering over-representation of Asians and Asian-Americans in the tech sector is also a reflection of their abundance of STEM qualifications.
Many theories have been proposed to explain ethnic and gender disparities in STEM qualification, but regardless of your opinion on that question, it’s quite clear that tech companies are currently recruiting from an unequal pool of graduates. It’s absurd to blame companies like Kleiner Perikns and their alleged culture of ‘microaggressions’ for disparities that are clearly beyond their control.
With the best of intentions, the tech industry has needlessly dug itself into a hole. The cruel hounding of Vivek Wadhwa, a well-meaning diversity advocate, at the hands of the forces he helped create, is an apt metaphor for what Silicon Valley has done to itself. Aiming to improve their hiring processes and make their employees feel welcome, tech companies unleashed the poison of identity politics into their midst. But this madness won’t make their employees feel welcome. In the current climate, all they are likely to feel is suspicion, paranoia, and fear.
Booths babes and similar normal sexiness that appear at gaming conventions are already under attack by the mentally ill gender freaks. next on their list are race queens and sexy models that appear at auto racing and similar auto conventions.
(Reuters) – The world endurance championship, whose annual highlight is the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar classic, is getting rid of the ‘grid girls’.
In a move that will be applauded by many, and is sure to dismay those accustomed to seeing scantily-clad beauties posing next to cars before a race, the FIA-backed series is adopting a more progressive stance.
“From Silverstone next week, you will see that for any race we will do — no grid girls like in the past,” WEC chief executive Gerard Neveu told Reuters after a presentation on Thursday for the opening Silverstone six-hour race.
“For me that is the past. The condition of women is a little bit different now,” he said.
The use of models, also referred to as ‘race queens’ or ‘umbrella girls’, to stand by cars with flags or placards displaying drivers’ numbers has long been a feature of Formula One.
It has also been a bone of contention for those seeking more equality and less sexism in a male-dominated sport, although in some series where women racers have joined the grid the ‘umbrella’ role has been taken by a man.
Toyota’s world champion Anthony Davidson said it was about time things changed.
“I talk about this with my wife quite a lot, and we both agree it’s actually pretty backward,” the Briton, who has also raced in Formula One, told Reuters.
“It’s old school to have such a concept as grid girls. Surely the world’s moved on? And motor racing should follow quite closely what the rest of the world’s doing in that respect.
“I think that’s a really nice touch, a modern touch as well, from the WEC to take that aspect of racing away. It is a bit sexist.”
Neveu said the cars would line up diagonally opposite the pit wall and grandstand as if for an old-style ‘Le Mans start’.
In Le Mans of old, before safety concerns stopped the practice, drivers would run across the track to the cars but at Silverstone there will be a rolling start.
Neveu said the changes were all part of catering for a new audience.
“The sport is sport, but around it we can do many things,” he said. “We will have a DJ, entertainment, many things on the grid. The show will start from the grid…but the star at the end is the sportscars and the drivers of the car.” (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Martyn Herman)
The 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season will kick off on April 12 with the Six Hours of Silverstone, but there will be something missing from the starting grid before the race – no, not just theNissan GT-R LM Nismo. In a forward-thinking step, grid girls will no longer be a part of the WEC.
“From Silverstone next week, you will see that for any race we will do – no grid girls like in the past,” said WEC CEO Gerard Neveu to Reuters. “For me that is the past. The condition of women is a little bit different now.”
If you’re not familiar with them, grid girls (pictured above in Formula One) are the attractive women often in skintight clothing who stand next to racecars prior to the beginning of an event. Sometimes they hold placards showing a vehicle’s starting position. The ladies have been a regular sight in the top rungs of motorsport for decades.
For Silverstone, the cars will also be positioned diagonally on the track in a look evoking the old Le Mans-style beginning of a race. However, green flag for the actual six-hour event will wave from a rolling start.
The FIA WEC Twitter posted a further message about the end of grid girls that said in part, “On the grid we believe cars are the beauties.”
They frequently carried out guerrilla-style protests to raise awareness about their cause.
For one protest they wore wedding dresses splattered in red paint to symbolise the plight of abused women.
In another they called on the government to provide more female public toilets.
They thought they knew how to avoid problems with the authorities.
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March they planned to hand out leaflets and put stickers on public buses and subways to raise awareness about sexual harassment.
But before the protest even took place about 10 activists were rounded up by the police.
FLORENCE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) –
CBS 5 News has uncovered a twist in the case against a 19-year-old Pinal County man accused of 30 counts of sexual assault and abuse against 13 different alleged victims.
Court documents reveal the alleged victims might have colluded with each other and falsified their stories to police investigators.
Tyler Kost, who was 18 at the time of his arrest April 28, has been locked up in Pinal County since being indicted in 2014.
Attorneys for Kost are asking a Pinal County judge to compel the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to produce records of the alleged victims’ social media pages.
The defense has some of them right now, including the following group chat on Facebook between some of the girls accusing Kost. The girls are only identified by their initials.
CG: Oh well, for Tyler what were you all thinking
TS: He needs to be taught a lesson
MR: We need to come up with a plan. And yes. We should sacrifice him to Satan.
MH: We’ll teach him a lesson alright.
The conversation continued with this:
MR: Lets (expletive deleted) with his mind and his car
TS: Exactly. I’m down (:
MR: Yes!! I already know this is just gonna be so much fun! ❤
Court documents reveal the above exchange happened just a few weeks before the girls accused Kost of sexual assault.
One of the victims claims Kost raped her after a homecoming dance and that she had an abortion at Planned Parenthood in Tempe. The defense also has her social media records and they wrote this in their motion to the judge:
“Despite being allegedly violently sexually assaulted and impregnated by Mr. Kost on October 19, 2013, she (the alleged victim) posted 41 photographs to her Instagram account between October 19, 2013 and December 9, 2013, in which she repeatedly declares her love and admiration for Mr. Kost.”
The alleged victim wrote things like:
“I want to marry him someday…”
“… Gosh I love you so much…”
“…Tyler is a dream come true of a boyfriend ... “
Neither Kost’s defense team nor the Pinal County Attorney’s Office wanted to comment.
Kost is scheduled to be in court Monday for a number of things, including the request for all the victim’s social media records.
Gender creates the differences between the sexes. It celebrates inequality and it glamorizes the subordinate status of females — therefore gender is the embodiment of sexism. . . . Gender’s intended purpose is to clearly mark the subordinate class from the privileged class. . . .
Gender abolition and women’s liberation go hand in hand because by doing so we are breaking down the tools of oppression while still conscious of the root cause.
You can read the whole thing. It is not my intention (because it seems to me unnecessary) to prove that she is wrong. Rather, my purpose is to show that (a) “gender abolition” is what feminists mean by “equality,” and (b) these beliefs are widespread among young feminists, because these theories — the “social construction” of the gender binary within theheterosexual matrix — are taught to them by the radical faculty who operate university Women’s Studies programs. And if you do not agree with them, you will be denounced as an ignorant bigot, a misogynist, aheteropatriarchal oppressor and perhaps also a rape apologist.
The fanatical rigidity of the feminist worldview can permit no dissent. Critics must be silenced and opponents must be demonized as “haters.” Feminism encourages the young True Believer to think of herself as intellectually and morally superior to others. She possesses the extraordinary insight necessary to obtain the radical gnosis, and is therefore qualified to enlighten others. Thus we find the 21-year-old Cubana feminist lecturing on environmentalism:
I mean, basically capitalism is a system that operates by sucking money from the poor to the rich. . . .
How can anyone support an ideology that says its OK that 1% of the population control the majority of the world’s resources? . . .
Right now, patriarchy is the ruling religion of the planet. Women are just another resource for men to use in their endless quest to prove their toxic masculinity and breed soldiers for civilization’s constant state of war. . . . This is why militarism is a feminist issue, why rape is an environmental issue, why environmental destruction is a peace issue. . . .
Misogyny and ecocide are connected — Misogyny is at root the hatred and prejudice of females, it is used to justify systems of male supremacy such as patriarchy. . . . The same themes of violation and extraction are seen in ecocide. . . . Ecocide is the murder of entire ecosystems and all life within, human ownership of and domination over the Earth. Ecocide is the ideology of progress functions to justify and rationalize the destruction of non human living things and of indigenous cultures.
Read the whole thing. Again, I do not consider it necessary to disproveher claims, and instead quote her merely to show how feminist theory informs a radical critique of capitalism, private property, masculinity, etc. All feminism is ultimately radical feminism, because the leaders of the movement are radicals who embrace an esoteric doctrine of “equality” that is at war with human nature.
Darleen Click bring us the news that California taxpayers have been ordered to pay for a murderer’s sex change surgery. Some advocates of feminist gender theory might argue that this is wrong, but the basic idea — gender is a fiction, an artificial “social construct” of patriarchy — is entirely consistent with the androgynous “equality” promoted by university Women’s Studies faculty. Meanwhile, Scott Ott reports:
A high school student in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was compelled to change out of yoga pants which the school deemed too revealing.
The student, a physiological male who prefers to be treated as a female, was required to put on a pair of gym shorts and a polo shirt, because the principal apparently determined the clingy yoga pants displayed too vividly the form of “her” male genitalia.
The school has no qualms with students or staff self-identifying as the opposite sex, and accessorizing to suit the sex du jour, yet with a modicum of modesty. Bio-males may wear dresses.
But friends of the newly repressed student feel sure that the long arm of transgender hate has come to their small town in suburban Allentown.
The Emmaus High School principal will meet with students amid an outcry of discrimination that arose after a transgender student was told to change out of yoga pants that administrators felt were inappropriate.
Even the Allentown Morning Call complied with the student’s desire to be identified as a girl despite obvious evidence to the contrary.
(Hat tip: @GraceGabriel51 on Twitter.) Feminism’s radical gender theory necessarily leads to demands for official approval of deviant behavior. Once compulsory approval is achieved, no one can be permitted to criticize the lunacy of a “female” student wearing yoga pants displaying the bulge of “her” penis for everyone in high school to see. We all must participate in the lunatic’s delusions, because otherwise how can we ever abolish gender and the oppressive system of heteropatriarchy?
“Genderqueer, as it is, refers to a person who uses various gendered techniques from across partitions in order to either express themselves, prove a political point, or both.
“A genderqueer person can have any gender identity, but the mixture and way of combining of that, their gender performance/expression, and their bodily sex is queered to the point that the only way they can be definitely described is by saying that they’re ‘not cisheteronormative.’”
— Kaylee Jakubowski, “Too Queer for Your Binary: Everything You Need to Know and More About Non-Binary Identities,” EverydayFeminism.com, March 4
Have I ever mentioned that, while feminists are usually both crazy and wrong, sometimes the crazy ones — the man-hating radical lesbians — are surprisingly right? Indeed, in 21st-century feminism, it seems the only feminists who are ever really right about anything are “extremists” like Janice Raymond, Sheila Jeffreys, Cathy Brennan and Julie Bindel.
For example, Bindel was one of the first and most vocal feminists to raise the alarm about the Asian rape gangs whose prostitution rings targeted troubled girls from Britain’s white underclass. (See “The Rotherham Horror,” Aug. 27). Meanwhile, radicals like Raymond and Jeffreys have long criticized the trend toward the medicalization and commodification of womanhood, whereby our society treats female reproductive capacity as either a market commodity or a disease in need of treatment. Wealthy gay men buying eggs and hiring surrogate rent-a-wombs to make designer babies? The radicals are dubious. IVF, cloning and other “Frankenbaby” experiments? The radicals are skeptical.
Given a choice between two groups of crazy man-haters, my preference is always for the honest lesbian radicals over the intellectually bankrupt liars of so-called “pro-sex” liberal feminists.
OK, so now it is time to meet Kaylee Jakubowski, gender freak:
Kaylee Jakubowski is a Contributing Writer and Online Community Manager for Everyday Feminism. She is a trans, queer feminist who prides herself on being an educator on issues of queerness and gender. She is in her last semester at Winona State University in Minnesota pursuing a B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies. She is also in the process of writing a book that will formally organize and explain gender philosophies within the trans community.
Where do they come from, these trans-weirdos professing their “issues of queerness and gender”? How exactly do the psychiatric woes of the freaky few create a “community” in need of organizers?
If you are a college-educated adult, think back to your undergraduate days. While I was partying my way through Jacksonville (Ala.) State University, Class of 1983, the student body included no small number of drunks, dopeheads and demented degenerates, none of whom were crazier than me. Yet the administration saw no need to incorporate our weird, decadent and/or illegal habits into the curriculum. We could not major in Tequila Studies, “Introduction to Hallucinogenic Mushrooms” and “Principles of Strip Poker” were not listed in the course catalog, and there was no campus Center for Banging Coeds.
Were we oppressed and marginalized by this lack of official recognition?
Oh, hell, no. We were have a blast!
Times change, and not for the better. Visitors to the home page of theWomen’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Winona State University are greeted by this impressive vision:
Let’s take a look at the program’s full-time faculty:
- Dr. Tamara Berg, Director
Tamara graduated from Indiana University with a PhD in English Literature and a PhD minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has taught at WSU since 1997, and she has presented and published on service learning and women’s and gender studies issues. In her current faculty position, she directs the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at WSU. . . .
- Dr. Linda d’Amico
Linda D’Amico is a cultural anthropologist interested in gender, ethnic, and environmental issues. She has been doing fieldwork in Ecuador and Mexico for over 30 years. Her recent book, Otavalan Women, Ethnicity and Globalization, focuses on transnational and gender issues within an indigenous community in Ecuador.
- Dr. Mary Jo Klinker
Mary Jo Klinker graduated from Washington State University with a PhD in American Studies, where she taught in the Departments of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies and English prior to teaching at Winona State University.
Engaging activism in the classroom is central to Mary Jo’s pedagogy and also fuels her research, which focuses on the relation of queer activism and theory to feminist antimilitarist organizing and anti-imperialist critique. Her research utilizes ethnographic and participatory action methodologies to examine the impacts of neoliberalism on contemporary social movements. Her teaching interests include LGBT/Queer politics and history, transnational feminism, contemporary masculinities, and postfeminist media studies.
Well, I guess the 8,254 undergraduate students at Winona State enjoy learning about the problems of indigenous Ecuadorans, queer activism and anti-imperialist critique, but why Minnesota taxpayers are footing the bill for this is an interesting question. Somehow I doubt Minnesota taxpayers have any idea what the hell is being taught at Winona State. Do they have a substantial population of Ecuadoran queers? Is there much “feminist antimilitarist organizing” in Winona? The local representative in the Minnesota legislature is Republican Steve Drazkowski, whose family are Catholic farmers. Are his constituents OK with the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Winona State University?
You see that Minnesota taxpayers have subsidized Kaylee Jakubowski’s “education” at Winona State, and “she” was kind enough to share with “her” 116 Twitter followers the helpful “reminder that Thanksgiving isn’t a celebration of peace — it’s one of genocide.”
Well, happy holidays to you, too, Kaylee. And thanks also for sharing with your 116 Twitter followers this chart about gender:
You may click on the image to enlarge it, in which case you’ll notice how this Venn diagram portrays “Individuals who are ‘reproductively viable’,” “who exhibit the secondary sex characteristics typically associated with” male or female and who were “likely to have been classified . . . at birth” as such, as if these normal biological categories of human sexual dimorphism did not encompass the vast majority of people in Winona, Minnesota, or anywhere else. You can verify this with the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA):
“If you ask experts at medical centers how often a child is born so noticeably atypical in terms of genitalia that a specialist in sex differentiation is called in, the number comes out to about 1 in 1500 to 1 in 2000 births.”
Which is to say, between 99.93% and 99.95% of humans are born without any genital defect. It’s possible that among the 8,000 or so students at Winona State, four or five were born with “ambiguous genitalia,” and maybe Kaylee is one of them. More likely, however, Kaylee is afflicted with a mental illness known as “gender dysphoria.” Fortunately, advances in Feminist Logic™ have enabled intellectuals to cure this disorder by reclassifying it as “genderqueer,” which is not a psychiatric illness, but a “community” in need of organizing.
Magical thinking — a belief that merely thinking about an event in the external world can cause it to occur. It is regarded as a form of regression to an early phase of development. It may . . . reach delusional proportions when the individual maintains a firm conviction about the belief, despite evidence to the contrary. It may be seen in schizophrenia. (Segen’s Medical Dictionary 2012)
There are many kinds of crazy in the world, you see, but random nutjobs can’t claim that their craziness deserves an entire department at the local state university, where the professors tell them it’s perfectly sane for a male to be called “her.” The lunatics aren’t just running the asylum, they’ve turned the asylum into an influential institution that tells sane people we are suffering from an irrational “phobia” because we insist on calling insanity by its proper name.
You need a Ph.D. in Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs to understand 21st-century feminist gender theory, and Kaylee is well on “her” way.
“Hey, wait a minute,” the reader wonders. “What about sex? What kind of sex do these genderqueers have?” So glad you asked!
Pansexuality 101: It’s More Than ‘Just Another Letter’
For some, the LGBPTTQQIIAA+ acronym (better known in some circles as “Queer alphabet soup”) can be intimidating in its all-inclusivity — “how on Earth am I supposed to not only memorize every identity in this nebula, but learn to respect them in my everyday life as well?”
Well worry not, kind feminist! . . .
So let’s explore one specific identity in this acronym today — pansexuality. . . .
This word “pansexual” was originally coined by Sigmund Freud within his theories on psychoanalysis in the early-to-mid 1900s, but was instead defined as how sexual energy and desire is the basis for all human interaction in life.
However the modern usage of “pansexual” has very little to do with Freud’s definition or his psycho-sexuality theories.
Instead, the modern usage (which I am exclusively referring to in this article) likely started gaining ground in the early-to-mid 1990s.
While it’s hard to pin the exact moment when its use began, it is almost certainly tied to the growing activism and awareness of non-binary and genderqueer people since pansexuality would not exist without these identities. . . .
So the non-binary genderqueer is pansexual. Please continue, Kaylee:
Like with any identity on the rainbow, individuals can (and will—and should!) define the identity in a way that’s more tailored to themselves. While the aforementioned definition is (technically) accurate, some pansexual people have a slightly different way of defining their identity.
For instance, the folks at Pansexuality is Perfect define it as a person who is “not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regards to gender or activity.”
Other individuals have also described their identity by saying that “they just don’t focus on gender or sex identity, but focus more on the person instead.” . . .
While all of these ways of being pansexual are slightly different, they are all legitimate and they all help define pansexuality as the diverse, all-inclusive sexual identity that it is.
So someone who identifies as pansexual, no matter what their gender or sex is, can potentially be attracted to cis men, intersex men, trans men, agender people, genderqueer people or any other non-binary person, trans women, intersex women, cis women, or any other combination of sex, gender, and gender performance.
What Kaylee Jakubowski is actually describing, of course, is the infantile condition of polymorphous perversity:
Polymorphous perversity is a psychoanalytic concept proposing the human ability to gain sexual gratification outside socially normative sexual behaviors. Sigmund Freud used this term to describe the normal sexual disposition of humans from infancy to about age five. . . .
Freud theorized that humans are born with unfocused sexual libidinal drives, deriving sexual pleasure from any part of the body. The objects and modes of sexual satisfaction are multifarious, directed at every object that might provide pleasure. Polymorphous perverse sexuality continues from infancy through about age five . . . Only in subsequent developmental stages do children learn to constrain sexual drives to socially accepted norms, culminating in adult heterosexual behavior . . .
Freud taught that during this stage of undifferentiated impulse for sexual pleasure, incestuous and bisexual urges are normal. Lacking knowledge that certain modes of gratification are forbidden, the polymorphously perverse child seeks sexual gratification wherever it occurs.
Normal psychological development requires that the child learn to behave in accordance with “socially accepted norms,” but what happens when society so completely breaks down that there are no longer any “norms” and everything becomes acceptable?
[Canadian psychologist Hubert] Van Gjiseghem says what he and his colleagues mean by sexual orientation is a person’s inborn and unalterable sexual preference, irrespective of whether that preference is harmful to others or not. Currently, there is no significant longitudinal evidence that pedophiles can be made to not be attracted to children, and thus it can be defined as their orientation. And if pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that also means it’s futile to send pedophiles to prison in an effort to alter their attractions. . . .
Dr. James Cantor is the Head of Research in the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s largest mental health and teaching hospital. He’s also an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto’s school of medicine. He’s been working on better understanding pedophiles for about 12 years now using a variety of methods.
Common sense connects the dots: Winona State teaches that we must accept the pansexual genderqueer; meanwhile in Canada, a leading psychiatrist shrugs and says jailing child molesters is “futile.” This is what Matt Barber has called “Sexual Anarchy.”
Polymorphous perversity isn’t merely the New Normal, it’s federal law!
A federal judge [in August 2012] ordered state prison officials toprovide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.
U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990.
Kill your wife, go to prison and demand that taxpayers fund your sex-change surgery. Rape a child, and it’s “futile” to put you in jail. Professors teach weirdos that “the growing activism and awareness of non-binary and genderqueer people” is necessary to obtain social justice on behalf of oppressed victims who can only “be definitely described is by saying that they’re ‘not cisheteronormative.’”
Obviously, I didn’t do enough psilocybin back in the day. If I had, I might be crazy enough to understand why the only people protesting about this “genderqueer” business are radical lesbians.
Republicans in Minnesota? They don’t give a damn
Sanity is increasingly rare in the 21st century, but it’s not illegal, yet.