Posts tagged ‘Transgender’

Friendly Neighborhood Character Assassin

I am a white, heterosexual male.

Sidenote: I refuse to use the term “cis gender”, because it is the norm. You wouldn’t call a non handicapped person a “cis capped” person, would you?

As a kid I watched Princess Fantaghiro.

Who, surprise, surprise, is a girl/woman, who is the hero, who saves the kingdom, who saves her prince. She was tutores and guided by the white sorceress, who also posed as the white knight (the actress even was glued on a beard to make it obvious for the watcher) while teaching our heroine to fight with a sword.

As a teen I was drawn in by Deep Space Nine (DS9 for short), where the main protagonist was a black man, Commander, later Captain, Benjamin Sisko.

I also was watching (and am a huge fan of) Voyager, with Captain Catherine Janeway.

I loved the Alien movies, where the main protagonist was, as you hopefully know, a woman, Ellen Ripley.

Of course, there too 0 was classic Trek, TNG, Star Wars, Babylon 5, X-Files, MacGyver and other stuff with white male protagonists and rolemodels.

But I wanted to draw attention to the aforementioned series and movies, because they feature women and a PoC, and that I fully engaged with and idolized, ALTHOUGH I am a white, heterosexual male.

Why?

Because they did diversity right.

They didn’t set out with the goal of creating a BLACK captain, a WOMAN hero.

They set out with the most important of goals for these characters – make good characters, who happen to be [insert gender/ethnicity here].

While today’s “progressive” characters are focusing on the wrong aspect. When I see Ghostbusters 2016, new Star Wars, Discovery I get this vibe:

QUOTE

The BLACK HEROIC WOMAN protagonist steps into the sun and looks good while sweating

END QUOTE

While a good introduction to the same character would be:

QUOTE

The protagonist steps out into the sun, the sweat beads on her forehead look like diamonds on black velvet against her dark skin.

END QUOTE

That, coincidentally, is part of why I hate pride days/weeks/months/events. You’re proud of, and concentrating on, aspects people have no control over.It’s equal to “I’m proud to be balding!”

You are reducing people (or yourselves) to things that, if you were reduced to them by whitey, it would be sexist, racist, trans-, or homophobic. (Or hateful towards the pholically challenged, if you reduce me to my balding.)

Who’s the real bigot here?

So. How to write a great FEMALE character? A great BLACK character? A great TRANS character?

Write a great character. Period.

A great character who HAPPENS TO BE black, female, transgender, gay, or even bald (Michael Garibaldi, anyone?).

Do not focus on the “minority” aspect, but what makes yoir character great.

Note: If you write, for example, about a black woman overcoming adversity in the 1950s, disregard everything I said.

Also note: read the Expanse, or watch it, or Caprica. Being gay, or in a multi-person spanning relationship, is being treated as normal as “traditional” relationships, or heterosexuality. THAT is the right way.

Take care,

A.

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Friendly Neighborhood Character Assassin

I am a white, heterosexual male.

Sidenote: I refuse to use the term “cis gender”, because it is the norm. You wouldn’t call a non handicapped person a “cis capped” person, would you?

As a kid I watched Princess Fantaghiro.

Who, surprise, surprise, is a girl/woman, who is the hero, who saves the kingdom, who saves her prince. She was tutores and guided by the white sorceress, who also posed as the white knight (the actress even was glued on a beard to make it obvious for the watcher) while teaching our heroine to fight with a sword.

As a teen I was drawn in by Deep Space Nine (DS9 for short), where the main protagonist was a black man, Commander, later Captain, Benjamin Sisko.

I also was watching (and am a huge fan of) Voyager, with Captain Catherine Janeway.

I loved the Alien movies, where the main protagonist was, as you hopefully know, a woman, Ellen Ripley.

Of course, there too 0 was classic Trek, TNG, Star Wars, Babylon 5, X-Files, MacGyver and other stuff with white male protagonists and rolemodels.

But I wanted to draw attention to the aforementioned series and movies, because they feature women and a PoC, and that I fully engaged with and idolized, ALTHOUGH I am a white, heterosexual male.

Why?

Because they did diversity right.

They didn’t set out with the goal of creating a BLACK captain, a WOMAN hero.

They set out with the most important of goals for these characters – make good characters, who happen to be [insert gender/ethnicity here].

While today’s “progressive” characters are focusing on the wrong aspect. When I see Ghostbusters 2016, new Star Wars, Discovery I get this vibe:

QUOTE

The BLACK HEROIC WOMAN protagonist steps into the sun and looks good while sweating

END QUOTE

While a good introduction to the same character would be:

QUOTE

The protagonist steps out into the sun, the sweat beads on her forehead look like diamonds on black velvet against her dark skin.

END QUOTE

That, coincidentally, is part of why I hate pride days/weeks/months/events. You’re proud of, and concentrating on, aspects people have no control over.It’s equal to “I’m proud to be balding!”

You are reducing people (or yourselves) to things that, if you were reduced to them by whitey, it would be sexist, racist, trans-, or homophobic. (Or hateful towards the pholically challenged, if you reduce me to my balding.)

Who’s the real bigot here?

So. How to write a great FEMALE character? A great BLACK character? A great TRANS character?

Write a great character. Period.

A great character who HAPPENS TO BE black, female, transgender, gay, or even bald (Michael Garibaldi, anyone?).

Do not focus on the “minority” aspect, but what makes yoir character great.

Note: If you write, for example, about a black woman overcoming adversity in the 1950s, disregard everything I said.

Also note: read the Expanse, or watch it, or Caprica. Being gay, or in a multi-person spanning relationship, is being treated as normal as “traditional” relationships, or heterosexuality. THAT is the right way.

Take care,

A.

Friendly Neighborhood Character Assassin

I am a white, heterosexual male.

Sidenote: I refuse to use the term “cis gender”, because it is the norm. You wouldn’t call a non handicapped person a “cis capped” person, would you?

As a kid I watched Princess Fantaghiro.

Who, surprise, surprise, is a girl/woman, who is the hero, who saves the kingdom, who saves her prince. She was tutores and guided by the white sorceress, who also posed as the white knight (the actress even was glued on a beard to make it obvious for the watcher) while teaching our heroine to fight with a sword.

As a teen I was drawn in by Deep Space Nine (DS9 for short), where the main protagonist was a black man, Commander, later Captain, Benjamin Sisko.

I also was watching (and am a huge fan of) Voyager, with Captain Catherine Janeway.

I loved the Alien movies, where the main protagonist was, as you hopefully know, a woman, Ellen Ripley.

Of course, there too 0 was classic Trek, TNG, Star Wars, Babylon 5, X-Files, MacGyver and other stuff with white male protagonists and rolemodels.

But I wanted to draw attention to the aforementioned series and movies, because they feature women and a PoC, and that I fully engaged with and idolized, ALTHOUGH I am a white, heterosexual male.

Why?

Because they did diversity right.

They didn’t set out with the goal of creating a BLACK captain, a WOMAN hero.

They set out with the most important of goals for these characters – make good characters, who happen to be [insert gender/ethnicity here].

While today’s “progressive” characters are focusing on the wrong aspect. When I see Ghostbusters 2016, new Star Wars, Discovery I get this vibe:

QUOTE

The BLACK HEROIC WOMAN protagonist steps into the sun and looks good while sweating

END QUOTE

While a good introduction to the same character would be:

QUOTE

The protagonist steps out into the sun, the sweat beads on her forehead look like diamonds on black velvet against her dark skin.

END QUOTE

That, coincidentally, is part of why I hate pride days/weeks/months/events. You’re proud of, and concentrating on, aspects people have no control over.It’s equal to “I’m proud to be balding!”

You are reducing people (or yourselves) to things that, if you were reduced to them by whitey, it would be sexist, racist, trans-, or homophobic. (Or hateful towards the pholically challenged, if you reduce me to my balding.)

Who’s the real bigot here?

So. How to write a great FEMALE character? A great BLACK character? A great TRANS character?

Write a great character. Period.

A great character who HAPPENS TO BE black, female, transgender, gay, or even bald (Michael Garibaldi, anyone?).

Do not focus on the “minority” aspect, but what makes yoir character great.

Note: If you write, for example, about a black woman overcoming adversity in the 1950s, disregard everything I said.

Also note: read the Expanse, or watch it, or Caprica. Being gay, or in a multi-person spanning relationship, is being treated as normal as “traditional” relationships, or heterosexuality. THAT is the right way.

Take care,

A.

Insane

At what point can we all agree that these people are fucking insane?

https://news.sky.com/story/man-69-who-identifies-as-20-years-younger-begins-legal-battle-to-change-age-11547764

I can understand homosexuals and their fight for equality.
I can, kinda, get behind trans gender, I even am willing to concede to a third gender.

But this?

Like those reality allergic cretins who believe they are not humans but something else (otherkin), there are the morons who believe in sixty genders (genderkin), and now there are idiots who think they are twenty years younger than they are (agekin?).

No, it isn’t ageism if we prohibit this change of birthdate in official documents. If we keep him from frauding potential mates or employers.

It is correct.

How would you feel, if your spouse was actually twenty years older than they are, thus, will die a lot sooner than you expect?
How would you think an employer would like it that an employee just dies?

He is seventy, not fifty.

With seventy he won’t be able to get those young broads he could get with fifty. (Unless of course he has a few million on the bank, then he night find the love of his life in a twenty year old blonde with big tits. And she’s going to spread her legs for him whenever he wants. Because she’s a whore.) The women don’t have to change.
He has to. He is the ageist. Not the rest of the world.

Take care, A.

Politically Incorrect #1

Gender IS binary

If you people believe anything else than that, you’re a fraking moron. There is only one of two options available: Boy or Girl.
There is NO other option. There are transgender people, who want to be, or become, the other gender. But they are of EITHER ONE gender. Still, binary. There are transvestites. Still in the binary category, won’t change. Period.

The few people who are born with BOTH genitals, they don’t beg for attention, they want to live a normal life. And most of them sooner or later choos either side, so still a binary situation!

I support transgender, transvestite, homosexuality, bisexuality, whathaveyou. I don’t live it (obviously) but I am okay with it. But trying to make a system that is the basis of almost EVERYTHING on earth into something else is stupid.
Gender IS binary, live with it!

Oddly enough the unnatural – anything BUT organic – “non binary gender issue” pushers are the ones you can meet in front of the organic supermarket…

I know where they are headed with this “gender isn’t binary” crap. It IS for the transgender issue. Again: Full support, but learn to differentiate between what IS and what is PERCEIVED. Gender itself, the simple biological facts – and since we are all “facts-people” (evolution people, it’s a fracking fact), we have to agree that gender is binary. Boy or Girl.
Period.

#BringBackOurDronestrikes

So in order to protest the abduction of close to 300 schoolgirls by a terrorist group, Michelle Obama held up a sign and twittered the image – Bad Idea.
I sympathise with #BringBackOurGirls – why wouldn’t I? And I’m glad the initiative even got picked up by the First Lady (a real position and title!)
But some schmuck altered the image to say “Nothing can bring back the children killed by my husbands drone strikes” – Well.

Nothing can bring back the pople killed by the people originally targeted in said dronestrikes either. It isn’t as if the US Army (and Barak Obama) specifically targeted children.
That is what Boko Haram (or what ever these idiots are called) did (and does). Abducting girls from their dormitory, setting Boys dormitories a blaze and if one tries to run away they act as if the Queen of HEarts had sent them: Off with their heads!
Why? Because they are easy prey!
Only weak and slow wited fools pick on children! If these so called men would have even the slightest hint of honor, or “balls”, they would attack grownups.
In equalling numbers and armament.

But not children.
Who ever did the alternation of the image of the First Lady holding the sign “#BringBackOurGirls” for his own political message, is almost as despicable, and definitely a lowlife, as the terrorists who abducted the children (and slaughtered other children!) in the first place.

I hope you get abducted and sold into (sexual) slavery.

If it was a terrorist group abducting an all female US army recruitment camp, I’d be on your page. But in this case a MOTHER expresses her feelings over the cowardly massabduction of girls, WHO AREN’T US CITIZENS!
Shame on you for abusing that.

A.