Frightening, but I guess there’s no better way to show you think women are no better than incubators than ignoring their living will.
Wtf Washington, I believed in you.
Perhaps but unrelated, but OP made me remember it.
Very true. The implication, as you say, is for that “examination” to yield a changed result.
For example, if I tell a student I’m tutoring to “examine their formula”, the insinuation is that, well, they’ve made a mistake somewhere and the answer is incorrect.
So for trans activists to tell lesbians to “examine their attraction”, they’re making the same insinuation, that it’s wrong and as a result, the response is ALSO incorrect.
Which would be great, except it’s not. It’s naive to assume that lesbians haven’t already “examined” why we’re not sexually attracted to male-bodied individuals and male anatomy. That’s why we call ourselves lesbians; it’s not an arbitrary decision because we’re new at school and want to be popular and think calling ourselves lesbians will achieve that. If THAT’S what they think, then they need to turn off the Faking It and turn on the news, where lesbians are harassed, attacked and murdered as a reaction to our sexuality.
So you’re right. It’s completely unconscionable, but as you say: I wonder what they’d do if someone DID go, “yep, examined it, still not down for your dick.”
I once said “midterms are dick,” and got an email from a university staff person saying that someone overheard me say this and came to her because he was upset about his genitalia being referred to in an offensive way.
I replied “funny, I was originally was going to say that midterms are cunt.”
She wrote back “we need to mindful of how equating stress with genitalia can be hurtful. Thank you for considering this point of view.”
I wrote back “I have considered this viewpoint in the past and found it wanting. I appreciate the time you took from your work to counsel students fortunate enough to consider common slang terms to be an attack.”
Actually, this is all related. Because if the worst thing that happens to you in a day is that someone uses “dick” as slang or that someone doesn’t want to fuck you, then you are riding pretty goddamn high on life. And who tends to ride high on life? Men. Certain men. Mostly white men. Definitely rich men.
I wonder what would have happened if you had written in about those times when men say “dude I raped that exam”.
How much you want to bet you’d never hear back from her.