This is gonna be a spicy one, folks. Strap in.
Seth Rogen really stepped in it. I mean, he really, really stepped in it. And just so you know, I don't want to be writing this. What I want to write is an analysis discussing The Avengers: Endgame as a spiritual successor to the Golem of Prague. And I will. Dibs. But for right now, I have to talk about a small mountain of middle-aged right-wing pissbaby pundits, exemplified by the dumbest of them, Jonathan Tobin; and young, overly-idealistic American leftists, many of whom aren't even Jewish, who wouldn't know or care anything about the Palestinian people were it not for the occupation, weighing in on a topic that is complexity itself, and reducing it to "Well, you shouldn't have done that thing back after the Shoah."
You’re gay. Congratulations! No, I’m serious. You’ve taken a big step and it’s worth taking a moment to recognize that. Welcome home.
A Rather Lengthy but Important Foreword: I am not writing this to dunk on Flat Earthers or to celebrate the death of someone who was (debatably) part of their movement. This is not blaming the victim for his own death. This is bigger than those petty concerns.
CW: Sea Story. Expect Coarse Language, Sexual Objectification, Terrible Fashion Choices.
I hit a milestone in my transition today. Not a small one, either. But in order to understand this milestone I have to take you back a bit.
Content warning: Trans issues, conflict, emotional abuse including Abandonment, deadnaming, gaslighting, and isolation.
I had a conversation this morning with a brick wall, and I want to share it with you. It went something like this.
So far in this series, I've discussed myth and legend. This is, on its surface, is not great historiography; but a culture's myths and legends inform their worldview. Perhaps not always in the most intuitive or impactful ways, but it does say something about the zeitgeist, especially when it comes to divisive or transgressive issues like gender and especially gender nonconformity.