When I read some of the sheer utter obsessive TG Borg bullshit I feel like I ma listening to a Michelle Bachmann.
I want to go, “Dear sweet imaginary sky daddy, how can anyone be so freaking stupid?”
Sometimes I’m glad I don’t have a mouth full of mouth full of soda or coffee when I read them.
From the Montreal Gazette: http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/09/28/gender-nonconformist-down-with-the-establishment/
Gender Nonconformity (or Down With the Establishment!)
September 28, 2011. 1:02 am • Section: Trans Talk
Posted by: Jillian Page
I once asked a hippie type if he thought his long hair was an expression of femininity. He said it was a good question, but he didn’t know the answer. He had never really thought about it. I probably should have asked if he thought it was a form of gender ‘nonconformity’ . . . because that seems to be the current buzzword for people who display traits that are not normally associated with their biological sex, but who don’t consider themselves to be transgender or transsexual people. Then again, males started blurring hair norms when the Beatles started singing She loves you, ya, ya, ya. Is a long-haired male in the Western world a gender nonconformist these days — as opposed to the 1960s. And just what were thelong-haired guys nonconforming to back then?
I kinda like the term “nonconformity” because it sorta stirs the rebel in me. “We won’t conform! Down with the Establishment! Don’t trust anybody over 30 . . . er, 40 . . . er, 50 . . . er, 60!”
Anything that can possibly be turned into an area the Borg can colonize.
Hair styles for men come and go and have little or nothing to do with masculinity or femininity but often times have far more to do with politics and/or religion.
Contrary to media mythology the Beatles, at least when they first came to New York didn’t have very long hair at all. There were beatniks, folkies and greasers who had longer hair but didn’t have cute little Beatle bangs. The media seizing on the Beatles was the start of the safe packaging of the 1960s that ignored or shunted to the side the serious aspects of hippie as an anti-consumerist/anti-establishment movement in favor of marketing rebellion as a fashion trend.
The long hair, beards, jeans on both sexes, thrift store clothes were a way of giving a finger to the gods of consumption.
Trying to turn it into Borg territory by labeling it “gender non-conformity” is a way of laying Borg claim upon anyone who doesn’t conform to media/right wing/religious induced sex roles.
I get tired og the Transgender Borg extending their tenticles into and laying claim to every freaking thing they can possibley claim, including the gay and lesbian communities.