ROUGH STRETCH

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

The Price is Right, which I believe is America’s longest-running game show, has had an interesting few months.  Not long ago, it basically gave a woman a car because one of its models accidentally revealed the winning price too early.  Then there’s this:

Any “Price is Right” fan has probably dreamed of one day going on the show and being summoned to “Come on down!” while simultaneously fearing the worst-case scenario of never making it on stage to meet host Drew Carey, or going over on the showcase showdown.

Or worse: not spinning the wheel hard enough to make a complete rotation.

Danielle Perez’s trip to “The Price is Right” looked like the dream scenario in an episode that aired Tuesday. She made it on stage and met Carey. She even won her pricing game, sending her home with a sauna and a treadmill.

Which would’ve been great, except that Perez has no legs and she uses a wheelchair.

Perez, who is a comedian, has been in a wheelchair since 2004 after losing her legs in an accident.

REPENTANCE

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 42 Comments

or, Rethinking the Nineteenth Amendment:

Me, I intend to vote with my vagina. Unapologetically. Enthusiastically. (Metaphorically, for those concerned about ending up in line behind me.) And I intend to talk about it.

Kate Harding, the author of this piece, elaborates.

There has never been a president who knows what it’s like to menstruate, be pregnant, or give birth. There has never been a president who knows what it’s like to be the target of subtle and categorically unsubtle sexism. There has never been a president who was criticized widely for his political ambition, or forced into a bake-off to prove he’s not too career-oriented to cook for his family. There has never been a president who was forced to take his spouse’s last name for appearances’ sake. There has never been a president criticized for showing too much cleavage, or having “cankles,” or wearing unflattering headbands or colorful pantsuits. There has never been a president who was presumed to be mentally and emotionally unstable because of naturally occurring hormones.

So Katie’s va-jay-jay will call the shots next year.

I won’t tell anyone how to vote. But I am telling you, this time, I refuse to shut up when people act as though it’s not enormously important, from a progressive politics perspective, that Hillary Clinton is a woman. I refuse to listen to anyone who warns against “vagina voting,” when I’m 40 years old and have still never had the opportunity to vote with my damned vagina in a general election. American women have been bleeding for over 200 years while men tell us it’s no big deal, and a lot of us have arrived at the point where we just want someone with a visceral, not abstract, concept of what that means.

So I guess if I touch the screen for the Rubio-Cruz ticket next year, I’ll be accused of voting with my HK 9-mil, if you know what I mean.  Which is probably really bad or criminally sexist or something.

HISTORY’S GREATEST MONSTER

Monday, May 4th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 39 Comments

Can we just go ahead and officially declare Jimmy Carter to be an anti-Semite?

Former US president Jimmy Carter called Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal a strong proponent of the peace process Saturday, and said he wasn’t meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it would be “a waste of time.”

Hamas, by the way, are those people who indiscriminately lob rockets into Israel on a regular basis.  But Benjamin Netanyahu?  That guy sucks royally.

[Carter] told reporters that he didn’t ask to meet with Netanyahu or his government, and never has, because it would be a “waste of time.”

Israel has the old fraud pretty much figured out.

He told Channel 2 in an interview broadcast Saturday that he requested to meet Rivlin, but the president’s office declined.

Then the senile old fool said this.

Carter, who cancelled a planned visit to Gaza on this trip, said Saturday he “deplored” criminal acts by members of Hamas, but said he was looking to support moderate members of the group, which he said wasn’t a terrorist organization.

“I don’t believe that he’s a terrorist. He’s strongly in favor of the peace process,” Carter said of Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal.

I mean, look at all the ground-level fireworks displays with which the Hammies try to entertain the Israelis.  Boy, you try to please some people.

He said Mashaal expressed interest in the Saudis hosting a “peace meeting” and that the Doha-based Hamas leader would recognize Israel’s right to exist based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

Jim?  This is the seal of Hamas.  Know what that thing at the very top is?  It’s a map of “Palestine” including what is now Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  And the inclusion of the Dome of the Rock there suggests that that’s what the Hammies consider the ultimate version of “Palestine.”

Judenrein.

Dumbass.

EARLY BETTING LINE

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 | Uncategorized | 57 Comments

The nominees for the Episcopal Organization’s next Presiding Bishop to be elected at GenCon 2015 are out.  There are only four of them, none of them are women and none of them is Mary Glasspool.  There is, or soon will be, a process to possibly add more horses to this race (so I’ve still got my fingers crossed, Bonnie “It’s A Lug Wrench, Not A Halibut It’s A River, Not A Pie” Perry) but I’m fairly certain that the next Peeb will come from this list.  So let’s assess the field:

(1) Mike Curry, North Carolina  EVEN

As I see it, Mike has three HUGE advantages.

(A) He’s black.
(B) He’s not Gene Sutton.
(C) TEO gets at least nine years of secular American cultural street cred.

Since Mike’s 62, his only disadvantage is age.  But he’s not the oldest candidate so right now, Mike starts out as the prohibitive favorite.

(2) Ian Douglas, Connecticut  5-1

Like Curry, Douglas has a lot going for him.  He’s the youngest contender in the field, he’s reliably hard-left, he’s well-connected in the Anglican Communion and he seems to be the most Schorian horse in this race.  But considering everything that’s happened in this country over the last year or so, I don’t see TEO picking this guy over Mike Curry.

(3) Tom Breidenthal, Southern Ohio  20-1

When your first reaction to a horse is “Meh,” you need to find another horse.  Although I can envision a scenario where Curry and Douglas split the radical-hard-left vote enabling Tom to slip through, I seriously doubt that it’s going to happen.

(4) Dab Smith, Southwest Florida  100-1

Word on the street is that Dab’s a bit of a squish on The Single Most Important Moral Issue In The History Of The Universe so you can safely write off this candidacy.

VACATIONING IN EUROPE?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 | Uncategorized | 21 Comments

Fantastic!  Why not consider a trip to London, England, one of the most fascinating cities in the world?  London has it all.  You can spend one day at the British Museum, perhaps the world’s greatest collection of ancient artistic treasures, and the next day at the Tate Modern, one of the finest modern art galleries anywhere.

Some Premier League football clubs call London home so experience the excitement of a live Premier League match and have yourself a pint of British ale at a pub afterwards.  And don’t forget such international institutions as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and, of course, Westminster Mosque:

“Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa..”

It’s hard to be offended by something one cannot understand. And there can be no offence at all caused by any exhortation of God in Turkish, for God is not an Englishman. But in the translated succession of prophets is a comprehensible assertion of Islamic theology which errs (to put it mildly), and may cause some theological disquiet (putting it milder still). The succession of prophets “from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa” is chronological: the first four are common to the prophetology of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Jesus as a prophet is common to Christianity and Islam (with disparity over priest and king); and Mohammed is a prophet of Islam alone (indeed, ‘The Prophet’). ‘Mustafa’ is an epithet ascribed by Muslims to Mohammed: it means ‘The Chosen One’ (and note that the Abbey did not offer a translation of this term, which, rendered in English during a Christian service, would have caused undoubted offence).

For Christians, of course, it is Jesus who is the Anointed of God; the Christ; the Messiah; the Chosen One. ‘Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles‘ (Isa 42:1 cf Mt 12:18). When He was baptised, ‘..the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased‘ (Lk 3:22).

In Islamic theology, Mohammed was ‘The Prophet’ who came to fulfil and complete the partial revelations of all preceding prophets. Muslims believe that his coming was prophesied by Jesus: ‘But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father..‘ (Jn 15:26). The ‘Comforter’ or ‘Advocate’ (NIV) whom Christians believe to be the Holy Spirit is, for Muslims, Mohammed. So when he is declared in Westminster Abbey to be ‘The Chosen One’, it is not simply a benign multifaith expression of ecumenical respect in a commemorative service of reconciliation: it is a dogmatic affirmation of a perfected prophethood to which Jesus is subordinate, and His divinity thereby denied.

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 26 Comments

As a dog returneth to his vomit

The Rt. Rev. David Bane, resigned bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, was received back into the Episcopal Church at a ceremony led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Bishop of East Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, at a ceremony last night at Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. In 2009 Bishop Bane was deposed for having entered the Anglican Church in North America. A spokesman for the Presiding Bishop said the New York office of the national church would issue a statement later today on Bishop Bane’s reinstatement.

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 37 Comments

Whole Foods pisses off the Left again.

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 32 Comments

This story in The Independent got me to thinking:

The Church of England is at risk of an unprecedented schism as conservative Anglican leaders gather to discuss forming a “parallel” church in protest against women bishops and gay marriage.

Evangelical leaders from the US and across Africa are meeting in London this week to consider a revolutionary plan to turn their backs on the Archbishop of Canterbury. The meeting will “chart the future of global Anglicanism” and could back the creation of a new evangelical church opposed to the liberal direction of the Church of England, which would cater for conservative Anglicans in Britain.

The move away from the “mother” church is being debated by the seven-man leadership of the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON), which was formed in 2008 to bring about a return to “authentic Anglicanism”.

The socially conservative body – which is against female bishops and has been accused of homophobia – calls for an end to “secularism” in the mainstream Anglican Church, and is expected to make a commitment to defend the “essential truths of the biblical faith.”  This could go as far as ordaining new church leaders.

Play along with me here.  You and I are both Episcopalians.  But the Episcopal Church we both belong to is as diametrically opposed to today’s Episcopal Organization as it is possible to for any church to be.

For example, it convicted James Pike of heresy in the early 60′s.  It’s tougher on marriage than the Catholics are, annulments being granted in only the very rarest of cases.  Birth control?  There’s a complete English copy of Humanae Vitae in the back of The Book of Common Prayer.

Do the math.

The Church’s 1976 General Convention not only did not approve women’s ordination, it excommunicated the 11 women who were “ordained” two years before along with the bishops who ordained them.  The Episcopal Church abhors legalized abortion and is at the forefront of every battle or demonstration against it.

Oh, and homosexuals?  The Episcopal Church considers homosexual activity to be one of the gravest of sins and there’s a really nice UCC church down the street.

Cut to 2003.  The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire has just selected a new bishop, a guy named Gene Robinson.  Robbie’s Episcopal theology is impeccable.  He checks out on all the hot-button issues.  Women’s ordination?  Not happening on his watch.  Abortion?  He’s as horrified by the idea as anyone with a conscience should be.

There’s just one other thing.

He’s gay.

Since he agrees with his church’s teachings on homosexuality, he took a vow of celibacy when he was first ordained as a priest.  And he’ll take another one now that he’s become a bishop.  So here’s my question.

Would you leave the Episcopal Church because of Robbie?

Yeah, me neither.

See, Independent, it wasn’t gay priests, gay bishops, gay marriage or women bishops that started us for the exits.  I started having serious qualms about the Episcopal Organization in the 70′s.

If you’ve read TEO’s prayer book, you’d understand why.  Not to mention its hymnal.

It was a whole lot of things, Independent.  Each building on the previous.

Misreading Scripture here.  Ignoring it there.  Having “theologians” tell you that the words you read on a page don’t actually mean what you think they mean so why don’t you just leave all this to us since we’re WAY smarter than you?

Then Gene Robinson became a bishop which was when I finally decided that I just couldn’t make myself be an Anglican any more.

IN OUR IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 | Uncategorized | 45 Comments

Back when it was affiliated with The Washington Post, “On Faith” was one of the most interesting religion sites on the Internet.  While it slanted hard-left (John Shelby Spong published there a lot), traditionalist voices occasionally turned up.

But since it’s gone out on its own, OF has become considerably less interesting, reduced to publishing lists pretty much every single day (“Ten Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Unitarian Universalism?”  Here’s something I’d like to know, Uni-Uni’s.  How do you people “worship” whatever it is that you “worship” through all those clouds of smug you have to fight through every Sunday?)

This list caught me eye, though.  Someone named Nancy Ellen Abrams wants us to know five wrong ideas that we have about God.  Here are her first two:

1. God could not have existed before the universe.

The whole history of the universe shows that complexity evolves from simplicity. At the Big Bang there was nothing but free particles and energy, not even atoms, yet over time atoms, galaxies, stars, elements, planets, and life slowly evolved. That’s how our universe works.

Something as complex as a God who could plan and create a universe could not have been there to start things off.

2. God did not create the universe.

There is no clear beginning to the universe. Cosmologists are continually pushing back the beginning. For a few decades it was thought to be the Big Bang, but a larger theory called “cosmic inflation” now explains what set up the initial conditions for the Big Bang, and cosmic inflation is now part of our origin story.

What caused cosmic inflation? A fascinating theory based on mathematical extrapolation but zero data describes a strange state of being called “eternal inflation” that may have come before cosmic inflation — and is still continuing outside our universe. There could be countless universes immersed in eternal inflation.

So where’s the beginning? Before eternity? That phrase doesn’t mean anything. If we insist that God can only be God by having created this universe, then we don’t understand what we’re crediting God with having created and never will.

Show of hands.  How many of you have created universes?  How many of you have spoken existence into being?  Think back; you might have created a universe or spoken existence into being when you were a kid and forgotten about it.

No?

Isn’t it slightly possible that when we contemplate Beings who can create universes or can speak existences into being that we’re going to, oh, what’s the term I’m looking for, not fully and completely comprehend Them?  And when They want to communicate with us, They’re going to be forced to use what is essentially baby talk?

One would think.  Oh and in case you were wondering, Nanner is not an atheist.

Many atheists think these impossibilities prove there is no God, but that conclusion doesn’t follow.

It’s just that Nanner’s “deity” is as Episcopalian as all get out.

How do we begin?

With the bottom line. Once we let go of the grandiose, impossible claims, what is the essence that is still God? For me, to be worthy of being called “God,” God has to do for us the central things that the divine has always done: give us serenity, hope, confidence, and a big new perspective.

God has to nurture our aspirations and open our minds and hearts so we can feel our deep ties to each other, to the future, to our planet, and to this astonishing universe. God must inspire our personal quest for meaning and bravery in an often frightening world and give us common ground. Less than that is not worthy of being called God. But more than that is unnecessary.

“God has to…”

“God must…”

Seriously, Nanner, just sleep in on Sundays.

Because the whole point of a deity is that it gets in your way now and then.

COUP DE GRÂCE

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 | Uncategorized | 33 Comments

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!Oliver Cromwell to the Rump Parliament:

Expel the United Nations from US territory.  Then quit that ridiculous organization.

Now.

AND NOW…IDIOTS

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 | Uncategorized | 34 Comments

Guess who the newest “socially privileged” American group is.

Social Justice Warriors have found a new thing to be upset about: the institutional oppression that introverts endure because “this culture has been built for extroverts” and that gives them “social privilege.”

No. I’m not kidding. It’s a thing, and apparently such a big thing that an Everyday Feminism contributor named James St. James felt the need to write a whopping 1,700-word piece about it, titled “6 Examples of How Extroverts Benefit From Their Social Privilege.”

As a proud member of the Shy-American community, I’m not sure how you fix this.  Reparations for people too terrified to demand them?  Requiring universities or businesses to enroll or hire a certain percentage of people who didn’t make any impression at all, maybe?  I realize that this would be affirmative action for introverts but I honestly can’t think of any other way to go.

TURNING TO THE WORLD OF SPORTS…

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Around here, the most popular professional sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals.  No question about it.  The team, which dates back about a century and a half, is the second-most-successful professional baseball team after the New York Yankees, with eleven world titles to their name.

The Cardinals have had many distinctions over the years, three of which involved women.  Legendarily, the name “Cardinals” was first bestowed upon them by a woman.  They were the first North American major-league sports team ever owned by a woman.  And a woman came up with the idea for the team’s iconic “birds on the bat” emblem.

The second-most popular local team is the St. Louis Blues.  They joined the National Hockey League in 1967 (when the NHL expanded from 6 teams to 12) and were an immediate sensation.  They made three Stanley Cup finals in their first three seasons in the league (two against Montreal, one against Boston) but didn’t win a single game.

And they haven’t been back since 1970.  They haven’t even been close to back.

My Blues are the most snake-bitten team in North American professional sports aside from the Chicago Cubs.  They’ve been torn down and rebuilt so many times that I’m amazed that they still have any structural integrity left.

The Blues have had too many owners or ownership groups to count and if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard, “This is going to be our year!!” I would have left the library ten years ago and retired to Boise, Idaho.  Despite all that, the Blues have a large, devoted and passionate following which is probably the reason why I’ll never live to see an NBA team call St. Louis its home.

Professional football here has always been much more problematic.  The Chicago Cardinals arrived in 1960 (and no, we are not the first city in the United States who has ever had two major sports teams with the same nicknames; New York has that distinction with its baseball and football Giants).

The football Cardinals (or Big Red as we referred to them then) had some success here.  In 1964, they were barely edged out for the division title (back when the NFL only had two divisions) by the Cleveland Browns who went on to easily win the title that year.  And they had three playoff appearances during their 28-year run.

All three of which were first-round blowouts and none of which were played in St. Louis.

That right there illustrates why, when the St. Louis football Cardinals left St. Louis and moved to Arizona, a great many of us who grew up following them, didn’t mourn at all.

Because there’s a major difference between repeatedly trying, failing, and trying again (the Blues) and trying, failing and not really giving a crap because you get paid the same either way (the football Cardinals).

If you followed the football Cardinals long enough, you learned something fairly quickly.  The Super Bowl, the championship, was most emphatically not on your radar screen.  No matter how good things got, you, as a Cardinal fan, instinctively knew one basic fact.

They’re going to find a way to mess it up.

Guarantee it.

Case in point?  The NFL draft.  The draft wasn’t as big of a deal then as it is now.  If it had been, a lot of us would have thrown parties.  Back then, on Draft Day, you couldn’t get through to TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, sports lines, anybody.

Granted, we had a lot of great football talent play in this town.  Larry Wilson, the greatest safety who ever played the game.  Hall-of-Famers like Dan Dierdorf and Roger Wehrli.  Guys who should be Hall-of-Famers like Jim Hart and Conrad Dobler.

But if the NFL draft had been on a weekend, a lot of us Cardinal fans would have had parties.  Because all of us had them same question.

How bad are they going to screw it up this year?

And my guys seldom disappointed.  I’ll never forget the deer-in-the-headlights look I got back from my best friend when I finally got through to some sports line or other and found out that the Big Red had, on the first round, drafted injury-prone Colorado State quarterback Kelly Stouffer (a guy who never played a down in St. Louis but had a brief and uneventful career with the Seattle Seahawks).

When the Arizona Cardinals somehow made the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was, needless to say, gravely conflicted.  Kurt Warner was quarterbacking the Cardinals at the time and I desperately wanted to see him win another ring but I also didn’t want to see any member of the Bidwill family, the Cardinal owners, to get credit for it.

That year, I ended up pulling for Pittsburgh,

Cut to 1995 when the Rams moved in to town.  Their first few years here, I could see why LA gave up on them because they were basically the Big Red only in blue and gold (which is why 1999-2000 remains the most surreal experience of my Earthly existence).

For the last few years, though, my Rams have done pretty well, draft-wise.  Chris Long.  Robert Quinn.  Tavon Austin.

But here’s basically the worst first-round NFL draft pick ever.  Keep in mind that we let HALL-OF-FAME running back Jerome Bettis (I still have his Rams jersey) GO because we picked this loser on the first frickin’ round:

Former San Francisco 49ers running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison.

Prison officials said Monday that Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless over the weekend and later pronounced dead.

Phillips, 39, was once one of the nation’s top college football players at Nebraska. Aside from the 49ers, Phillips also played for the St. Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. He also played in NFL Europe, the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League.

Phillips was considered by many the best overall player heading into the NFL 1996 draft, but he fell to the Rams with the number six pick following his suspension for an alleged assault on his girlfriend. His career was marked by frequent run-ins with coaches and off-field problems, including accusations of assault and brief stays in jail.

Because Dick Vermeil thought he could get through to the kid.  Or something.

MAXIM

Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 22 Comments

While we should not let down our guard, we should also not forget one basic fact.

NOBODY 

is irredeemable:

An ISIS jihadist has recently converted to Christianity after being left for dead near the Eastern border of Syria where he was finally rescued by Christian missionaries from the region.

The man, that has miraculously survived multiple gun shot wounds after an altercation between ISIS and Syrian Army forces, was rescued by members of the Saint Dominican Catholic Presbytery of Ayyash hours after the conflict had erupted.

The members of the Christian organization wanted to give the man a proper Christian burial and carried him over 26 kilometres before the man miraculously came back to life as he was believed to have died from his wounds.

As the man came back to his senses, he reported to priest Hermann Groschlin of the visions he had whilst in the afterlife, an event that profoundly changed the 32-year old jihadist and eventually led to his conversion to Christianity days later.

“He told me that he was always taught that to die as a martyr would open him the Gates of Jannah, or Gates of Heaven” recalled the priest. “Yet, as he had started to ascend towards the light of the Heavens, devilish entities, or Jinns he called them, appeared and led him to the fiery pits of Hell. There he had to relive all the pain he had inflicted upon others and every death he had caused throughout his entire life. He even had to relive the decapitations of his victims through their own eyes”, images the jihadist claims will haunt him for the rest of his life, admits the priest.

“Then Allah, or God, spoke unto him and told him that he had failed miserably as a human soul, that he would be banned from the Gates of Heaven if he chose to die, but that if he chose to live again, he would have another chance to repent of his sins and walk along God’s path once again.”

KING PUTT?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 34 Comments

Meet your legacy:

ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm.

During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s First Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

AND NOW…IDIOTS

Monday, April 13th, 2015 | Uncategorized | 59 Comments

Out: do-it-yourself “sexualities.”  In: do-it-yourself pronouns:

Elle Mallon, who was the external vice presidential candidate on the Ducks F.I.R.S.T. slate, filed a second grievance against We Are Oregon regarding its response to her original grievance from April 3.

What happened?  This.

6:21 – Mallon files a response accusing Allison of sexual harassment because she referred to Mallon as “Ms.” when Mallon identifies with the use of “Mx.”

Gracious.  I can see why that would upset Mx. Mallon.  What was the other complaint?

Mallon submits a second grievance saying Allison chose to misgender her.

Um…how do you do that?

She cites the apology email from Allison as evidence saying that:

“Allison found a place where my pronouns were listed and then chose to misgender me anyway (My pronouns also include xe xem hyr and they them their).”

Got it.

Oh to be a fly on the wall when Ms. ERRRRR Mx. Mallon has hyr first job interview.  Personally, I think it’s a really xitty idea but since Mx. Mallon can look forward to a long and distinguished post-graduate career working the drive-through window at Burger King, I think xhe should be allowed hyr little personality quirks.

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