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The Eunuch Horn
Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Mike Adams

Posted on 07/26/2010 6:00:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

“No amount of contrarian zeal can make contradictions true.” – Douglas Groothuis.

In recent years, the rise of postmodernism in our culture and in our system of education has been undeniable. That it has been accompanied by an increase in the desire of some discontented souls to “redefine” themselves along the lines of certain variables has been equally undeniable. The most prominent of these variables is gender.

When your son or daughter takes “Sociology of Gender” classes it is likely that he or (more likely) she will encounter the works of Kate Bornstein, a transgender performance artist and writer. She (?) proclaims that she (?) doesn’t “personally identify as a man or a woman” although she (?) concedes that she (?) passes for a woman in the eyes of most.

But things are more complicated than that for Kate. She (?) says that when she (?) was growing up she (?) was a boy. If you’re wondering how a person can be two different genders in a lifetime – even without the surgery – here’s a revealing quote: “I would even go so far as to say Jewish men are a different gender than Christian men, and that’s the way I see it, but it’s not a bad thing! It’s just a fact.”

It’s hard to know where to begin to dissect this kind of stupidity, which passes for scholarship in sociology classes. I’m tempted to begin with her idea that there is a multiplicity of genders, which vary by race. But there is a much more basic flaw in evidence. Notice that Bornstein believes (or pretends to believe) that something can be “the way she sees it” and “just a fact” simultaneously.

Regrettably, this is not the only time Bornstein attempts (simultaneously) to be both a postmodernist and a proponent of absolute truth. She attempts to do no less than to discard the law of non-contradiction, which says that something cannot be both “A” and “not A” simultaneously. This is all just laying the groundwork for saying that one can be both man and woman simultaneously.

Of course, according to Bornstein, one can find some comfortable middle ground along an endlessly nuanced gender continuum: “What I’m thinking is that different kinds of men might as well be tagged as different genders, different ways of expressing oneself within some sort of male middle range, none of which measures up to the cultural ideal.”

What bothers Bornstein is that gender is “a hierarchical dynamic masquerading behind and playing itself out through each of only two socially privileged mono-gendered identities.” She goes on to say that “the power of this kind of gender perfection would be in direct proportion to the power of those who can stake legitimate claims to those identities.”

It is not at all surprising that Bornstein employs Marxist terminology in her (?) “scholarly” analysis of gender. Her (?) assertion that there is a gender pyramid, the height of which “measures the amount of power a person wields in the world,” is old hat. Nor is there anything novel in her enumeration of the factors that help one climb to the top of the hierarchy. Among those factors are:

Being white, being a citizen of the USA, being a Protestant-defined Christian, being heterosexual, being monogamous, being politically conservative, being a capitalist, being physically healthy with access to health care, possessing all rights available under the law, being logical, possessing a well-formed, above-average-length penis, a pair of reasonably-matched testicles, and at least an average sperm count …

Bornstein concludes that all of these factors, which make for a “perfect identity,” are an oppressive force against which there must be some sort of rebellion. Feminists must rebel against “man” as a perfect classification. African-Americans must rebel against “white” as a perfect classification. Jews must rebel against “gentile” as a perfect classification. Bisexuals, lesbians, and gays must rebel against “straight” as a perfect classification.

Finally, transgendered folks must rebel against “gendered” as a perfect classification. In a world without classifications, there can be no contradictions.

Sociology students who read Kate Bornstein are urged to resist moving selfishly upward in the so-called gender pyramid. Instead, they are asked to simply dismantle the pyramid altogether. But before they are asked to rebel against the gender pyramid, Bornstein asks students this pointed question: “What does simply being the gender you were assigned at birth give you?”

It’s not at all surprising that Bornstein’s readers are asked to contemplate what their God-given gender assignment does for them. In higher education, the focus is always on them. It is certainly never on God.

In the past, I have offended some transgendered persons by asking these two questions: 1) Does the act of removing a man’s penis make him into a woman? 2) If your answer to #1 is “yes,” does re-attaching it to his forehead make him a unicorn?

Those two questions are my little way of asking the transgendered community whether there is any limit to their delusional belief that they can simply be whatever they perceive themselves to be. Their “reassignment” of mental illness – saying that others who oppose them suffer from “trans-phobia” – supplies the answer.

Clearly, today’s “intellectual” is unwilling to admit that a man who thinks he is a woman is mentally ill. But what about the man who thinks he is God?

Before long, “intellectuals” will side-step the issue. There will be no contradiction between being human and not-human. We will have rebelled against “God” as a perfect classification.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: academia; elitists; mikeadams

1 posted on 07/26/2010 6:00:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Dogs do not beget cats...but in the liberal mind they can...


2 posted on 07/26/2010 6:02:19 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Kaslin

Good article. Dr. Adams is at his best when he’s writing about academic idiocy.

Note to self, send children to trade school ...


3 posted on 07/26/2010 6:06:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("I hate other cultures. Everyone is rude and they never wash or use deodorant."~Anoreth)
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To: Kaslin

Analogies between the current state of Western Civilization and the later stages of past great cultures are easy for historians to criticize. However, this article reflects the decadence, cynicism and absurdity that precedes the end of most societies.


4 posted on 07/26/2010 6:09:13 AM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: bayouranger; BenKenobi; Blue Collar Christian; Constitutionalist Conservative; Cyber Liberty; ...

Mike Adams Column


Please Freepmail me if you want to be added, or removed from the ping list

5 posted on 07/26/2010 6:13:53 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
The most prominent of these variables is gender.

Funny, I don't seem to remember "gender" as being a "variable"..................

6 posted on 07/26/2010 6:18:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Kaslin

Good article.


7 posted on 07/26/2010 6:22:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Thanks


8 posted on 07/26/2010 6:24:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I love the way Mike Adams mind works. Thanks for posting his columns.

Ridicule is a powerful tool. I will now think ‘unicorns’ when faced with a ‘transgendered’ activist.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 6:24:27 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Kaslin
"In the past, I have offended some transgendered persons by asking these two questions: 1) Does the act of removing a man’s penis make him into a woman? 2) If your answer to #1 is “yes,” does re-attaching it to his forehead make him a unicorn?"

I am SO going to steal that pair of questions!

10 posted on 07/26/2010 6:25:38 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Kaslin

Where do these people get this clout? I’ve never met anybody who was or purported to be a trans-sexual. This is all carnival sideshow stuff yet they rate serious standing in the academic miasma.


11 posted on 07/26/2010 6:28:11 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: BlueLancer
If your answer to #1 is “yes,” does re-attaching it to his forehead make him a unicorn?

That was my favorite line of the article!

12 posted on 07/26/2010 6:50:16 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

Also noticed that Mike teaches at UNC-W, does that cancel out having Bart Ehrman at UNC-CH?


13 posted on 07/26/2010 6:51:35 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: Kaslin

I am neither a biologist nor an expert in the “Sociology of Gender”, but I am curious about something.

I seem to recall something about an XY sex-determination system that should be relevant to gender. Among humans, females are homogametic (with an XX sex chromosome) and males are heterogametic (with an XY sex chromosome).

I can’t see how amputation of the penis could transform the chromosomes of an individual male from an XY male to an XX female. If such genetic transformation does not occur, it would seem that, following such a procedure, the patient is merely a mutilated male with a profound delusion rather than a female.

What am I missing here?

Sure, there are rare human cases of an XX fetus that naturally develops male sex organs in utero and an XY fetus that naturally develops female sex organs in utero, but I don’t think that phenomenon is relevant here.


14 posted on 07/26/2010 6:58:53 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Kaslin

I’ve seen green alligators, humpbacked camels, and cuckolds with horns, but I ain’t never seen no eunuch horn. :)


15 posted on 07/26/2010 7:05:20 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (668, neighbor of the beast, is tagline enough)
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To: Kaslin

Bump.


16 posted on 07/26/2010 7:07:14 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Skepolitic

DNA can’t change. Thus the Eunuch Horn does not make a unicorn. And surgery cannot make a man into a woman, etc.

There is a very! rare disorder called hermaphroditism where the baby has both ovarian and testicular tissue. This is caused by fertilization by two sperm and a fusion at some point of the zygote into one fetus.


17 posted on 07/26/2010 7:11:02 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: BlueLancer

OMG that is hilarious


18 posted on 07/26/2010 7:14:32 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
I want to swim with the dolphins the gentle dolphins

Can a jewish man who wants to become a dolphin become a jewphin??


19 posted on 07/26/2010 7:18:04 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

Dr Mike Adams is currently in Colorado


20 posted on 07/26/2010 7:19:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Skepolitic

A Eunuch is a man that has been castrated early enough to have major hormonal consequences. There is no way that a man can become a woman, by simply cutting the penis off. All you have to do, is listen to them talk. They can not get rid of their deep male voice


21 posted on 07/26/2010 7:32:02 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve seen one and it’s really sad.


22 posted on 07/26/2010 9:11:38 AM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

(s) what if they are really excited about it?(/s)


23 posted on 07/26/2010 2:37:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

ever hear an old woman chain smoker talk?


24 posted on 07/26/2010 2:39:18 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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