The Banality of Stupid

Dear Future,

Greetings from 2017, when we’re having Peak Trans. In 5-8 years this will be over. A generation of children currently being treated with hormones and surgery for being “born in the wrong body” will be suing their doctors and parents. People will no longer say that a penis is female if the penis-haver “identifies as a woman”. The current trend of allowing male athletes to compete “as women” as long as they’re taking estrogen will be history (to refresh: male-to-trans runners, weightlifters, volleyball players, etc. are currently thrashing female opponents because women’s sports organizations are unwilling to appear “bigoted.”)

My (former?) friends are sharing memes (will they still call

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The TERFening: attempting to document a convoluted online silencing campaign

Background

A few years ago, when I shared this article about Caitlyn Jenner and another one  about Rachel Dolezal, many angry liberal friends called me “transphobic,” and told me to “educate myself.” They apparently didn’t know I had spent many years deeply involved in various queer scenes in San Francisco, and had trans friends, and was gender dysphoric myself (it resolved in my mid-20’s, which is not unusual.) Since I couldn’t “educate myself” much more on trans people and queer theory, I considered what I really hadn’t educated myself about: radical feminism. Like everyone else, I had been denouncing “TERF“s without reading anything they’d written. So I started reading, and quickly realized I was a gender-critical radical feminist. (If you’re wondering why, I suggest you “educate yourself” about radical feminism. This video is a good place to start.)

Saying you’re a gender-critical radical feminist in public is like saying, “I’m a witch! Burn me!” So I spent about a year and a half in seething, cowed silence. But finally, on February 25, 2017, I “came out.”

The TERFening

In late February I noticed my liberal friends were sharing this “meme”:

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So I posted this on Facebook (which I now call fecebook):

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You can try to read all 1000+ comments here, although fecebook organizes them so poorly they’re hard to navigate.

Now it gets rather convoluted. Some of the comments have been documented anonymously here, along with annotation. I am “user J.”

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Bicycling fauna for me

I’m going to lead a weekly Recumbent Ride for the local Prairie Cycle Club, so I drew some things for it:

Bicyclin’ Bison

Bicyclin’ Deer (the white-tailed deer is the state animal of Illinois)

Here’s the resultant flyer:

I’m going to lead a weekly Recumbent Ride for the local Prairie Cycle Club, so I drew some things for it: Here’s the resultant

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“Copyright Hipster” for Hugh/the EFF

A Hundred Dollar Drawing. In spite of my No Caricatures rule, I knew this was a gift for Parker Higgins, hence the resemblance. Also the ©’s are backwards because he’s more of a copyLEFT hipster.

A Hundred Dollar Drawing. In spite of my No Caricatures rule, I knew this was a gift for Parker Higgins, hence the resemblance. Also the ©’s are backwards because

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“Fiddlin’ Laxmi” for Dave

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“Trump’s Soul” for Dimm Summer

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“You First” for Dimm Summer

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“Oh Wait” for Dimm Summer

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“High Chai” for Dimm Summer

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“Creative Freedom” for Ton

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“Happy Family” for Josh

This Hundred Dollar Drawing was requested by my brother. His own Happy Family will have to figure out who everyone is, ’cause I sure can’t. I’m also not sure about the dog. Is s/he happily dreaming of eating all of them?

This Hundred Dollar Drawing was requested by my brother. His own Happy Family will have to figure out who everyone is, ’cause I sure can’t. I’m also not sure about

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Lexula and Cryonysus

Above: Lexula, Goddess of Scrabble. Her right hand dispenses letter tiles – randomly, because she is blindfolded. Her left hand wields the CrosSword.

Below: Cryonysus, God of Whiney Man-Babies.

Neither of these are technicallyHundred Dollar Drawings, since I drew them for myself during a slow period. But they are of that genre, so I’m including them in the series.

Above: Lexula, Goddess of Scrabble. Her right hand dispenses letter tiles – randomly, because she is blindfolded. Her left hand wields the CrosSword. Below: Cryonysus, God of Whiney

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Susan’s “Entlebucher Bounding”

A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet:

And then I took out frame #6 because it didn’t look right. Here’s the same cycle larger:

 

 

A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet: And then I took out frame #6

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Tiny Cat Run

This is mostly copied from the sample running cat in Richard William’s Animator’s Survival Kit book, minus frame 6 (below), which looked weird in the cycle.

This is mostly copied from the sample running cat in Richard William’s Animator’s Survival Kit book, minus frame 6 (below), which looked weird in the

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Stephen’s “Amiable Octopus”

A Hundred Dollar Drawing, with a making-of video:

A Hundred Dollar Drawing, with a making-of

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