Wednesday, November 13, 2013

O'Reilly: Transgender-Inclusive Locker Rooms Are Like Hooters Without Chicken Wings

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/11/13/oreilly-transgender-inclusive-locker-rooms-are/196872

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!  The Sky is Falling!

I looked up a bit of Statistics.  Outside of artificially maneuvered China, the natural and general population divided by gender in the United States and in the world is about 105 boys to 100 girls.  So, roughly half of us are born with one set of equipment or the other.  The mystery solved, Bill.

Now, I can imagine that some are quite shy of their particular plumbing.  I know I was, and still am to a fair degree.  But, one thing I admire about Naturism is that skin is skin.  The skin we are in does not define us, despite the way it is used to interact with the world about us.  What defines us is our mind, our character, our soul/spirit..... the thing that is still me if all of my other me is taken away.

Unfortunately, we in America have a long standing tradition of judging the book by the cover.  "Indians" are worthless savages standing in the way of progress and wealth.  Blacks are useless but for cheap labor.  Women are useless except for being barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.  Immigrants are useless... ad nauseum.   And, don't get me wrong, those same prejudices are often turned about as those who are misused judge others by the actions of those who abused them.   So, the fact that Billy boy can't look past the outer covering of a person and realize that the inner person may be totally different doesn't surprise me.

  Now, there is a huge difference between arousal and 'skin is skin'.  To presume that a person who is gender different is going into the other bathroom or locker-room for sexual gratification is quite small minded.  To presume that Hooters is not a place for arousal..... a place named for boobs, not breasts, boobs....but is the same as a gender different person coming into a locker-room is very small minded.

  I guess I am sad that people can't get past the whole "skin is skin" line.  We are such an immature lot.


I have the tendency to be an in house nudist.  I don't live in an area where I could be outdoors, but I figure that if my curtains are pulled, then i should be able to be free inside my own home.  Of course, this is a summer/warm weather activity.... it's a bit nipply in here in the winter.  But, I don't have the self confidence to be so free publicly, like at a resort/beach/etc.  I don't mind it around my doctor or in locker-rooms, and my doctors have been both female and male, but perhaps it's because it's expected.  Who knows, but I do have going to a nudist camp/resort/beach as a goal in my life.
  when i was a kid, it wasn't acceptable to be nude.  Not really even in underwear.  Just one more thing I wish i could do over in life...
  May your day be free.

hugs;
randy

11 comments:

Jay M. said...

I hate clothes. I go nude in the house. I go to a clothes optional area at a caving event as much as possible. I loved locker rooms and still do. The less clothes, the better. Guess we're pretty much the opposite on that count!

And this whole transgender crap drives me crazy. Now the bigots are attacking kids since they can't win against the adults. F&$%heads.

Peace <3
Jay

randy said...

Hi Jay;
I wish I had your confidence. I have yet to make the public transition.
I agree with you. It must be a special feeling for O'really? to beat up on kids who are already confused and struggling to find their way in a world that just doesn't seem to fit at all. He must be so proud.
hugs;
randy

Jay M. said...

Believe me, it did not come easily. As to the public nudism, it came with being more or less stoned or drunk, but also being sober enough to 1) realize that no one cared much about how awful I thought I looked, and 2) there were people who looked worse than I did! (Isn't that awful?)

I don't judge people on their modesty. One of my best friends, male, known him for nearly 20 years, we've camped, caved, done almost everything together in all sorts of intimate situations, but apart from a glimpse of his dick in a public restroom, I've never seen him with less than underwear on. He is without a doubt, the most modest person I know. But he's one of my best friends!

Peace <3
Jay

Anonymous said...

O'Reilly must think that all boys and men must be pervs - him included.
<3 a big bunch of rainbow-hugs
Did You lately visit my Tumblr?
its-miles41.tumblr.com
miles

randy said...

Hi Miles;
I think O'really is immature and likes to pick fights, more, I think he has no understanding of how a person could be born male and not be a male person inside. Granted, it's not the easiest thing in the world to understand, but someone with his education should be able to manage it. My only conclusion is that he doesn't want to... he likes being prejudiced and opinionated. I guess it's worked for him so far, he has his own show - on a network specializing in ignorance and fact avoidance.
You know, I've not been to your blog in a while, now that you mention it. I will go there now -

Be well! Hugs;
randy

randy said...

Hi Jay;
That is one of my favorite beliefs of nudists: skin is skin, no big deal. People like O'really could learn a lot from them.
hugs
r

randy said...

Hi Miles;
The blog looks great! I really like the dogs, of course. I can't believe the kids in the snow wearing shorts! That's gotta be cold!
Liked the light houses, very much.

hugs
randy

Anonymous said...

Hallo Randy,
Hallo Miles,
I have tried this Link
miles41.tumblr.com
- there is only:
"club"
"club penguin2"
what have I done wrong?
Grüsse
Nikki

randy said...

Hi Nikki;
It took me a minute... I'd been to his blog before, but couldn't remember how.
try its-miles41

I sometimes think about Miles and how his childhood was taken away from him in that horrible WW2. For most of us, I think, it would have made us very bitter. For Miles, if he doesn't mind me speaking for him here, I think it has brought him to feel nostalgic and sad at having missed something so magical. That innocence, hope, peace and, well, magic, he captures in his blog - I think, in a way, to help people remember that there are things that should never be taken away from a person. If only those dang politicians would listen to him.

hugs

randy said...

Nikki-
re-reading that post, I wanted to be sure you caught that you have to have the whole "its-miles41".

hope it works!

Anonymous said...

thank you Randy,
that was the big help - I have found Miles side.
I wish you a wonderful Advent.
I rather like the peaceful - not the Christmas / consumer hype.
Gruß Nikki