This Halloween, Go All Out

 

Halloween has always been that uniquely eccentric time of the year where people really allow their creative juices to flow. It’s also that time of the year where many embrace the age-old horror culture, whether through house decoration or costume. And most notably, Halloween has been the holiday where the offensive has been given the exception- for decades.

Fastforward to 2016, and we can easily see exactly how much of that has changed, and how drastically. Now, the attempts to not offend a single person has gone overboard, and I mean really: Amazon recently pulled some Islamic costumes from their site after intense backlash (yet Catholic costumes are still availible). A university plans to lecture students (most likely to death) on “offensive” costumes and why they should keep away. Believe me when I say that there are many, seemingly endless examples of this nonsense, but I think you get the idea.

But the examples above are only a small portion of a big problem called “political correctness”. We have become utterly pre-occupied with this idea that absolutely nobody should be feeling offended because of anything- even a costume.

Wanna scare a snowflake? Start brewing up the most offensive costume you can even imagine. Don’t be afraid to appropriate cultures. The boring left has a tight death grip on Halloween unlike one we’ve ever seen, and like Nosferatu, drinks up the fun of the holiday specifically meant to scare and shock, by the neck.

“But Kelly, haven’t you ever seen an offensive costume?”

Well, of course. Everyone has. How we react to it is one thing. We can choose to move on with our lives, or we can throw a raging fit akin to a mental ward patient not getting his lunch on time. We can disagree on certain costumes but allow anyone to be adorned in it regardless. Or, we can force costume companies to pull them off the shelves, all because of “Ooh, I don’t like that!” Perhaps some companies are already PC and won’t have them anyway, but for those who aren’t interested in boring political correctness- let them do their own thing. Why interfere with their business like an unlikable nosy body?

 

The gracious and precious First Amendment has already made it clear to us that we have the right to offend and be offended, with not a single restriction. 

 

Halloween is the ultimate “safe-space holiday”, if you really think about it. Not everyone will be heeding the incessant begging coming from the PC universities and left-leaning snoozers. That means when the warbonnet-wearers, hijab-heads and any other fearless person steps out their door on Halloween night, they will be capable of clearing a street in under a minute, as people run for a safe space.

Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But take it from me, a Hispanic chick who has gone before as a geisha, a pirate, Cleopatra, and now as a demented ward nurse: wear whatever you want. I don’t mind if you go as a salsa dancer, a conquistador or even some Santeria witch doctor. The ability to offend with a costume is probably going to be scarier to snowflakes than walking through a horror attraction all alone.

 

And that’s the biggest fright of them all.

 

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The Absurdity Of The Third Gender

 

Anytime before 2013 or so was when I still had not heard of this “third gender” speak. I was blissfully unaware of it as I had browsed the web. I haven’t even heard much of it on my television, if I think about it. I had yet to immerse myself in the politics of “gender identity” enough to form an opinion- perhaps it would have been too complicated for me to comprehend at the time. But when Facebook first laid out its catalog of genders (fifty-eight, to be exact), it was when I had dipped my toes into the waters of this discussion. Well, more like splash them- the first thing that came to my mind was how utterly ridiculous it was. Fifty-eight genders? Was there really a need for that? I couldn’t understand it then, and I still don’t now. And I wasn’t the only one.

It was only most recently, perhaps in the last few years, that the discussion of gender identity began to really make some serious waves, with memorable terms such as “gender fluid”, “non-binary” and “agender” being amongst the list of the seemingly endless “genders” one can experiment with.

I have a bit of the unpopular opinion: I only recognize two genders.

 

“Kelly, how could you possibly exclude genderqueer, nonbinary, bigender, etc.?!”

It’s simple, really- they are feelings. Not genders. There’s a reason you don’t see “non-binary cornflake” as an option on any job applications. Maybe I should stop where I’m going with this- I don’t want to give anyone ideas.

The same community, as an example, has even tried to use intersex- an abnormality– as a way to validate the possibility of someone being neither male or female, by also citing the differences in chemical brain activity on the side. They have concocted many ways to spread their message, or what I like to call, confuse you. Spending time on sites like Tumblr or browsing the entire team at Everyday Feminism , where these delusional concepts are rampant, can easily prompt you or anyone else to wonder if there really are only two genders. You might have also heard of the ridiculous “76genders” hash tag, started by Milo Stewart, in an idle attempt to help people understand that “nobody experience gender the same way”. Milo even went on to say there are probably “millions of genders”, which is where things begin to get haphazard.

It’s a known fact that the left has also paved the pathway for one’s decision to slice away the body parts they no longer have any desire for. This sickly manner of thinking is fiercly defended, such as being supportive of people, like xoJane writer Lore Graham for example, with removing her breasts and uterus just so she may fit the non-binary mold. Below, Loren explains one of the reasons why she had grotesquely mutilated herself, externally and internally.

I felt weird having breasts and I despised my body’s ability to become pregnant.”

She also goes on to say that she now lives in a body she has “customized to better harmonize with her brain”.

What we see here is nothing more than a rampaging, self-harming mental illness. You can say it’s too late in the anatomical sense, since she has severed one the most beautiful aspects of the female body from herself: the ability to create a cherubic baby, as well as masectomize away the ability to nurture the infant with the milk.

All that in the name of being “non-binary”.

Allies to these people have also cracked down on what is perceived to be bigotry. Just glance over to New York City, where under tyrannical law that’s overly sensitive, you can be fined heavily for misgendering someone. Even in Canada, where an “anti-transphobia” bill has been enacted, to which somebody being found guilty can even be jailed- for up to two years.

Thanks much, Bill de Blasio! You too, Justin Trudeau!

If it’s not the genders that seem endless, it’s also the pronouns. Here’s a chart that lists other pronouns beyond “he” and “she”. Are you craving more? Here’s another link, this time with both a chart and “fill in the lines” practice, so you can totally learn not to misgender xir over there, and also sound grammatically correct. You don’t care about xir’s feelings…?

Well, you’re a shitlord.

Most of the misgendering they complain so much about comes from the fact that some of these pronouns they ask- no, demand- everybody to use usually sounds unbelievably idiotic and bizarre in the English language. Even though “they” shouldn’t be a pronoun, it at least sounds somewhat normal. Somewhat. It doesn’t mean “they” should be used, though.

But Xe? Zir? Ne? Even Fae? These people trying to pass them off as legitimate pronouns to those around them will not always work. And, people scoffing at them is not some kind of “phobia”- they don’t know what the hell they were just told. Just imagine hearing the following:

“Fae has said so faeself that Frozen is a bad movie.” I had to use the sites above to help me write that, in case you were wondering.

When we hear something- or anything- strange, our natural reaction is summed in the following:

“Wait, what? Fae-what? What the hell?”

As I said earlier, the left has put forth the maximum effort with accommodating those identifying differently. College campuses have even become diseased with this type of nonsense. And while doing all this, the left seems to have determined the enemy: cis-gendered people.

But what does cisgendered mean?

The term “cis-gendered” describes an individual whose gender identity is matched to their biological sex assigned at birth. Nothing seems wrong with that, right? It’s not the case, apparently. “Cis” people are viewed as evil-doing, corrupt supremacists of the trans community. They have been affectionately called “cissies”. Let us not forget the lovable three-word statements such as “Die Cis Scum” and “Down With Cis”. They’ve even extended their outrage to the doctors who help birth babies, complaining that doctors should not be already deciding a baby’s gender.

Another hobby of theirs is to claim that cisphobia does not exist, as well as say cis privilege is an actual thing. They swear on it! But, if cis people were to pull that kind of trick, such as saying “Down With Trans”, then they better brace themselves for the enormous backlash. Here’s the thing, though- they wouldn’t. They wouldn’t do so because they really don’t have that much time on their hands. But some of the people on Tumblr do, for sure!

Now, I use the word “some” because not every blogger on Tumblr has this mindset. There are reasonable, rational bloggers on this site. They already know very well the type of connotation that comes with the word “Tumblr”, and they work hard not to be associated with “those” people.

It’s them versus the flower-crown xirs!

 

If this community wants to be taken seriously, since they have proven themselves to be nothing but laughable, they need to recognize the following:

-understand, once again, that until science is somehow able to confirm the validity of the “third gender”, then one cannot claim to others their own bodies are something that’s nonexistent. The fundamental compositions of their anatomy have always had the final say- not their Tumblr blogs or how they “feel”.

-they are not as “oppressed” as they think they are. Just by living in the US, they are sheltered from the unimaginable, inhumane horrors coming from places, for example, like Daesh in the Middle East- where nobody will put up with their xir/xim pronouns. Have there been crimes against these people in the US? Nobody is denying that. But these people, in the current year, have the red carpet rolled out for them. They are beyond blessed to be here, because while people may not agree with their nonsense, they will never, ever be hurled off rooftops, or have other horrible things done to them.

I don’t expect this community to understand any of this anytime soon- some of them are far, far too gone. But one can only hope, right?

My Analysis of the Common SJW

The term “social justice warrior” only recently existed in the 20th century to describe individuals who “promote socially progressive views” that includes a variety of issues such as feminism, multiculturalism, etc.

Well, okay. It sounds rather progressive indeed. What else does it include?

Individuals who identify themselves with this title are also involved in issues covering political correctness and identity politics. With these “progressive” ideals, does this even surprise you? Just a tiny bit?

Well, it really should not. Most of the left’s got this erogenous fetish for slapping various labels on themselves, for two reasons: they want some sort of validation with their own beliefs that oh-so-coincidentally matches with, for example, SJW criteria, as well as have something seemingly applaudable to approach someone with. Because the very first thing you want to say to someone you meet is that you’re a social justice warrior, and watch for their reaction. Or the same person can put it on their dating profile and watch the babes roll in. (Spoiler alert: they won’t.)

As the term “Republican in Name Only”, also known as RINO, is self-explanatory, so is the term “social justice warrior”. Both have the idea that they’re accomplishing some sort of outstanding feat, when in reality, they haven’t done anything too great. In fact, they haven’t done anything at all. They only tend to focus on hand-picked “issues” that suits their needs.

“But Kelly, a social justice warrior doesn’t call themselves that for nothing!”

They can call themselves that all they like. Hell, they might as well tattoo it somewhere on their body for all I care. Just as in-the-phase feminists usually tattoo the symbol for Venus on places where everyone can clearly see, someone who identifies as a SJW can also do the same. But actions speak louder than words. Picking particular issues to focus on, and insisting on your “mission” doesn’t make you a so-called “justice” warrior.

 
It only makes you a manipulative, dangerous person.

 

Let’s not ignore the fact that numerous double standards as well as general problems of the SJW logic have been pointed out by those who simply aren’t buying into this nonsense. Because social justice covers many issues, I’ll be listing a few of the problems/double standards regarding some of these categories, if you don’t mind.

 
First up, in feminism: specifically looking at “body positivity” often pushed by the movement: “body confidence advocate” Jennifer Lawrence mocked Christian Bale during the filming of “American Hustle”, in a scene where they were kissing each other. To be more exact:

“He’s Fatman, not Batman!” she commented, speaking of his chubby size.

Ouch! So, by my understanding, a man has to keep up to the body standards set by these women, but if it were the other way around, it’d be outrageously sexist and misogynistic? Keep in mind that this comment comes from the same woman who claims that it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV. Pointing out this hypocrisy only launches you upwards on their leftist “hit list”. It’s nothing new. Next!

 
Then there are the identity politics, and how terribly “racist” white people apparently are. To make matters significantly worse, according to SJW logic, a white person cannot experience racism. Except for the precious and delicate Rachel Dolezal and Shaun King, white people who identify as a black. Who’da thunk that?

Apparently, everyone but white people are perpetual victims of oppression, whether it be systematic, internalized, or institutionalized – in their minds, at least. Such erroneous and baseless claims only continue to divide and sever us when it comes to race relations. These people spend much time claiming that reverse racism does not exist, and they’d probably be right:

 
Because reverse racism is, quite simply, just racism. It bares its fangs against everyone. Yes, everyone including white people.

 

But not all people buy into this victim complex pushed by this “progressive” ideology. Here’s just one of many examples- just coming from a user on Reddit. The fact is, a black person who defies progressive regression are often shunned and viciously attacked- even by their own. They become targets. If they support a political figure other than the ones only allowed in SJW criteria, the cut only deepens for them. Just look at Quaterrius Manuel. He’s a young Trump supporter. He has much hatred against him. He has even been called derogatory slurs. But, he keeps a big smile on his face, despite everything that he has gone through.

 

What exactly does that tell you?

 
And I can vouch to this personally, as I have debated with supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement with the help of other black people who do not want any association with the movement. They don’t want what this movement is trying to feed them. They are thinking for themselves. That is a very good thing. But that is also very frowned upon by the left, evidently.

 
Now, the last topic is something we really need to have a talk about. The most important issue regarding the SJW movement seems to be “political correctness”. It is the sugar-coated term to describe the promotion of “inoffensive” forms of expression, which is really just used to stroke and massage the diaphanous, sensitive skins some people have. But besides living in this annoyingly and incessantly whiny, cry-baby generation that’s already offended by everything and everyone before they even wake up in the morning, political correctness is the toxic and problematic barrier that keeps these babies from reaching this reality:

 
You can’t craft and shape the meaning of the word “offensive” to fit snug into your own mold. Not everything you dislike ends with the often-used “-phobic” or “-ist”. Being offended on the behalf of the minorities and sexes you claim to care so much about does not advance them in any way, shape or form. You just present them as weak people who constantly need a spokesperson, and you are ignoring their voices for your own benefit. Most likely, they are doing just fine and would rather you leave them be. And lastly, claiming that the First Amendment “doesn’t mean people should use free speech to be offensive or rude”- also known as an “asshole”- is an outdated argument that makes it look like you have tried every so-so “argument” in the book. The freedom to be offensive is explicitly defended, whether you like it not. You’ll never like it anyway, but I thought you should know.

 

 

Whether it be in text, voice, or even art- we all have the inalienable right to express ourselves as we please. The social justice mobs really despise this, though. They hate it very much. Often, representation deemed “offensive” is suppressed by those who can’t handle anything worse than a picture of a paper cut. Or maybe someone on the operating table. Remember what happened to Mike Diana?

 

I leave these people with a few words: please know that half of the time, the people you have called “offensive and rude”- the “assholes”- aren’t even so: perhaps they’re just fed up with your incoherent nonsense, and just want you to cry some more.

 

Which might not be such a bad thing, really.

 

 

You can find Kelly on Twitter, @kb_marie. You can also email her at kberuff@gmail.com if you have any question, comments, etc.