My question is — how can we be losing the information war in light of this type of “moonbattery”? The answer, of course, is that we’re not really fighting it. Here’s Bill Muehlenberg writing at Culture Watch:
One of the most frightening things out there is to realise that so many things you read or hear about which surely is all but a joke is in fact being presented with utmost seriousness. Some of these things are so utterly ridiculous that you can only hope it comes from a satire site, or is some old Monty Python skit, or is some sick April Fool’s Day joke.
But sadly too often they are in fact actually being said or offered with a straight face, and in all seriousness. That makes it much worse of course. Idiocy presented as idiocy is one thing, but when it is actually meant to be taken with the utmost seriousness then you know we are in big doo doo.
Consider something I stumbled upon tonight which I am still hoping and praying is just a spoof, just a send-up, just a hilarious prank. But I have a sinking feeling it is being palmed off as legit. I refer to this amazing website: genderfluidsupport.tumblr.com/gender/.
It is a list of genders – a big list. Oh boy, here we go again. Another list with dozens of items to choose from. But this one is even worse than that: at my count there were 112 genders thus far, and seemingly the sky’s the limit. It seems to be sort of like a Wikipedia entry where anyone can come along and add anything they like to what is already there.
So folks can waltz on over here and add any old gender they happen to dream up. I kid you not. This is how the list begins:
Gender Master List
This is an ongoing list of gender identities. If you see an identity with a confusing or wrong description, feel free to message us about it and we will answer as soon as possible. Feel free to mix and match your own prefixes and suffixes to create the identity that best describes you.
Any gender named _gender may be made into _boy, _girl, _nonbinary, etc. (example: demigender, demiboy, demigirl, deminonbinary)
Really. I am not making this up folks. So, here we have 112 genders and counting.
Read more: Culture Watch