Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

A Puzzle about Misogyny and Racism

Why are plastic surgical procedures to “change” one’s race considered to be racist, while medical procedures for gender assignment not considered to be sexist? If a woman wants to become a man, why is that not considered misogynistic, while if a Chinese wants to have plastic surgery to acquire “Western” features, that raises questions of racism/Western imperialism?

A friend of mine said,  “Actually, some feminists do argue against gender reassignment surgery on the ground that it’s sexist. But then they’re countered as cis gendered privilege.”

To which I replied, “It’s amusing to see how this dispute plays out precisely in this rather bizarre incident: Feminists assaulted in Transgender Attack at Portland conference for Social Change

You just can’t make this up!


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This entry was posted on May 17, 2013 by in Uncategorized.
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