Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

By John Ruberry Last month I ran in the Tinley Park Turkey Trot 5K race and finished in 15th place overall, 13th among men. That's not too bad for a dude in his 50s. While it may appear that I am gloating, stick with me here. A few days ago on Twitter, legendary tennis great … Continue reading Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

You Can Leave Your Hat On, and all of your clothes, too

Baby take off your coat Real slow And take off your shoes I'll take off your shoes Baby take off your dress Stop it right here. Don't take off your dress. Nobody outside of your doctor and your most intimate meaningful other wants to know what you look like underneath your dress. Or  underneath your … Continue reading You Can Leave Your Hat On, and all of your clothes, too

What’s next, the Trump/Jenner ticket?

The following is a rant. Proceed accordingly. Life is full of surprises, most of them unpleasant. Yes, there are wonderful surprises - a reunion of friends and loved ones for your birthday, an unexpected thoughtful gesture, great weather on a special day, for instance - but for the most part, a majority of life's surprises … Continue reading What’s next, the Trump/Jenner ticket?

Liberal guide to Bigotry: Jenner vs Philly Shooter Edward Archer

How Liberals think in two sentences: If you refuse to take Bruce/Caitlin Jenner's word that he is a woman, you are a bigot who is beyond the pale If you choose to take Edward Archer's word that he shot a Cop in Philly in the name of Islam you are also a bigot beyond the … Continue reading Liberal guide to Bigotry: Jenner vs Philly Shooter Edward Archer

Why do we talk about Jenner?

"Opinions are like navels - everybody has one." - my Mom. Everywhere I turned for the last four days, the topic of conversation was Jenner, whether you go by Caitlyn or Bruce. Back in the olden days it was due to extraordinary athletic abilities, now it's due to surgery, cosmetics and clothes. Pete wrote about Jenner yesterday, I … Continue reading Why do we talk about Jenner?

The Right to Self Delusion & The Right not to play along

Reg: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can't have babies? Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression. Reg: It's symbolic of his struggle against reality. Monty Python the Life of Brian 1979 In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George … Continue reading The Right to Self Delusion & The Right not to play along

I’m old enough to remember when Monty Python’s Life of Brian wasn’t a tool of Heteronormative Oppression

Back in the day there was a big hubbub about the movie "Life of Brian" that actually led to a rather celebrated informal debate between John Cleese and Michael Palin and opponents of the film on British TV (you can watch the show here here here and here) Now as we've reached where the refusal … Continue reading I’m old enough to remember when Monty Python’s Life of Brian wasn’t a tool of Heteronormative Oppression

A few thoughts about Bruce Jenner

Bear in mind that I have not watched any of the Kardashian's TV show(s) for more than a few minutes. I find all of the "reality TV" fare unbearable: Some cash in on a person's weakness (Lindsay Lohan), on substance abuse (Osborne family), and general depravity (The Real Wives of - wherever), I find them … Continue reading A few thoughts about Bruce Jenner