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‘An Alphabet Squad of Weird Genders’

Posted on | June 2, 2016 | 39 Comments

Last week, I posted “More Feminists, More Gender Theory,” about the radical feminist Rachel Ivey’s video declaration: “Gender is a hierarchical system which maintains the subordination of females as a class to males through force.” In the comments, Fail Burton remarked:

The reason gay feminists push comics like Lumberjanes is because they don’t produce children but instead prefer to harvest those of others. As you say, eventually a civilization will run out of children to turn into an alphabet squad of weird genders and the birthrate falls below that capable of sustaining a civilization. Naturally, you will then be raided and conquered by some other civilization which has not learned to hate itself. But then, feminists aren’t the brightest lightbulbs when it comes to figuring out how all this sustains itself in real world terms. I’m having trouble seeing a cult of transvestites harvesting sugar cane using donkeys in central Egypt.

Now, it helps to know that “Lumberjanes” is a sort of cult/fringe comic-book series that is (a) badly drawn and (b) showered with critical praise, as anything vaguely “feminist” tends to be nowadays. Back when I was 13 or 14, I was into Robert Crumb and other “underground” comics, but there was no Internet social media circa 1973, so “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” never got a deal with a major studio, whereas 20th-Century Fox is all over “Lumberjanes.” Anyway . . .

This comment by Fail Burton caused much amusement for the “alphabet squad of weird genders” on Feminist Tumblr:

this is literally the least coherent or logical thing i’ve ever read


I understand all these words separately but not together

I’m so confused, is this like… insulting even? It’s too incoherent to even offend me

The claim that the comment was incoherent, you see, derives from the lack of context. All these LGBT feminists saw was Fail Burton’s comment, and not the extended discussion of gender theory that prompted the comment. And what I had written was this:

Lady Thatcher famously said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” She might well have added, the problem with feminism is that eventually you run out of other people’s daughters. . . .
How many children does the typical feminist have? Not many. Insofar as they do not eschew heterosexual intercourse altogether, feminists are more likely to have abortions than to have children.

Why this caused Fail Burton to think of “Lumberjanes,” I don’t know, but you see the relevance: Celebrations of “alternative” gender/sexuality aimed at children and teenagers certainly are intended to encourage such deviant behavior, which predictably will reduce birthrates. This is not a trivial concern, as I have explained: “The demographic collapse of industrialized societies, due to their abnormally low birth rates, is a very serious social problem.” Fail Burton is correct in saying feminists utterly disregard “how all this sustains itself in real world terms.”

Within the Cult of Social Justice, the only problems anyone cares about are racism, sexism, homophobia, global warming, etc. Their worldview is the stuff of Bernie Sanders speeches and Women’s Studies textbooks — the sort of silliness gripping the campus of Oberlin College.

And just incidentally, how do you think sugar cane is harvested in Egypt? Did you know that Egypt is one of the top 20 sugar-producing countries in the world, producing some 2 million metric tons annually?

You can learn a lot reading this blog . . .



39 Responses to “‘An Alphabet Squad of Weird Genders’”

  1. Mike G.
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 2:48 am

    Hmmm…learn something new every day.

  2. Fail Burton
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:45 am

    Feminists often call my comments “incoherent” or a “word salad.” The truth is feminists are often internet shut-ins and being mentally ill or paranoid doesn’t help. In short, they are not people with a sophisticated world view in which to place their dogma into any real world context. The comment about Egypt was right on the mark: men sitting on donkeys having conversations in central Egypt are as common a sight as dirt. No women have ever even built a large bridge and today’s modern women, when given the choice, stay as far away from pie-charting the lack of diversity in freezer warehouses or military cemeteries as they can get. So who is to do the dirty work outside of the context of traditional families which produce actual children? Sugar and salt don’t appear on your table by complaining about the oppression of the heteropatriarchy and complaints won’t produce the armies and terrible weapons which win wars.

    Sci-fi novelist Jack Vance:

    OLD MAN (to a lazy youth}: If everybody had what they wanted, who would work?Nobody.

    YOUTH: Not I, depend on it.

    OLD MAN: And you’d be the first to cry out in anguish, for it’s work what keeps the lights on. Get on with it now, put your shoulder into it. I can’t bear sloth.

    YOUTH (grumbling): If I were Connatic I’d arrange that everyone had their wishes. No toil! Free seats at the hussade game! A fine space-yacht! New clothes every day! Servants to lay forth delectable foods!

    OLD MAN: The Connatic would have to be a genius to satisfy both you and the servants. They’d live only to box your ears. Now get on with your work.

    Lacking their own children, radical lesbians must harvest our children by mainstreaming idiocy about the fake “gender binary” into the ears of naive parents which they hope in turn will produce 57 genders. It’s no coincidence how active the are in Young Adult fiction, gaming and comics; that’s where the sugar cane is. In fact such people have never produced the industrial base to turn out even a safety pin and nor will they ever. However they will get their ears boxed by reality when they’re comfort women awaiting the whims of whatever Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere overwhelms the civilization they have undermined and destroyed. Or if they’re lucky, they’ll be out in sugar cane fields working as donkeys. Wake me when a radical lesbian goes on a hunger strike at a draft office.

  3. Fail Burton
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 4:43 am

    “Chair Ellen Klages says, ‘Speculative fiction is a literature about exploration, possibilities, and dreams. The Andre Norton Award honors the best SF/F works written for the people who will create the future — children and young adults. What they read today will influence them — and the world — for decades to come.’”

    That’s the Science Fiction Writers of America who administers that award. The jury is 3 radical lesbians – Klages, Leah Bobet and Jei D. Marcade and a female supremacist named Fran Wilde and one man. The president of the SFWA is a radical lesbian and former women’s studies teacher named Cat Rambo.

    Guess who won this year? Fran Wilde. She once chastised an anti-white racist man named Sunil Patel who stumps for them for Twitter Storifying something like this: “If you think reframing an eloquent thing a woman said but selectively editing then posting it is ok, you are neither a friend NOR an ally.” Naturally the guy caved and licked their feet right on Twitter.

    She sounds like she’s talking about the sacred words of the cult of Astarte or something. And who’s words were they? Sarah Pinsker. And who won a Nebula this year for her faintly lesbianic story of an aging traveling band? Sarah Pinsker.

    These people are like a communal web of spiders who look out for each other, and they intend to influence your kids “for decades to come.”

  4. Quartermaster
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 5:12 am

    I’ve observed they have no idea what a word salad is. I had to sit and listen to one when the Salutatorian delivered her address at the graduation of a granddaughter. My son-in-law asked “what did she just say?” I had to say “A lot of words, yet nothing at all.”

    To the left, a word salad is anything they don’t like to hear or read.

  5. fatty
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 6:14 am

    They will continue to harvest children as long as the vast majority of people send their kids to public schools.

  6. RS
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:40 am

    An Alphabet Squad of Weird Genders

    Sounds like a PBS after-school special gone horribly, horribly wrong.

  7. BSR
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:40 am

    But they’re not worried about demographic collapse. Haven’t you seen liberals ranting about how overpopulated the world is? They’re afraid of their carbon footprints. If they don’t breed then they will ensure that they don’t destroy the earth.

    I can’t help but cringe when I see someone rolling their eyes and making some derisive comment about how there are already too many humans on the planet. What they don’t seem to understand is that with most western societies having a birthrate of less than 2, the population is apt to start shrinking without anyone taking any extra special measures.

    Societies that don’t have smaller birthrates tend to have their numbers managed by natural causes (war, famine strife). There wouldn’t be a ‘too much population’ problem if they didn’t insist on importing people from places with higher birth rates.

  8. robertstacymccain
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:46 am

    One of the most foolish ambitions in the world, I’ve always thought, is the young person who declares, “I want to be a writer!”

    They liked reading stories as a kid, they made good grades in English class and, at some point, got the silly idea that being a writer is a glamorous and exciting career — which is bullshit, of course.

    There are a relatively small handful of people *(whose novels are turned into movies) who become fairly wealthy as writers, but there is nothing exciting or glamorous about sitting alone typing all day, which is what writers do.

    Becoming a journalist was never my plan for a career, just something I stumbled into nearly by accident — a way to pay the bills, that’s all. And I’ve had some remarkable success in the business, far more than any of those silly “I want to be a writer” types I sometimes encountered.

    The domination of “writing” — fiction — by feminists in the 21st century has a lot to do with the political leanings of the critics and publishers, and school librarians.

  9. BSR
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    For some people, the work is what keeps them going. If people didn’t have to work, I have a feeling it would impact life expectancy poorly. Look what happens to people when they’re suddenly fantastically wealthy.

    Child celebrities almost always end up falling into a pit of depravity and drugs or squandering their wealth.

    The people who do well, typically do so because they understand the value of their labor and the worth of a dollar bill.

  10. BSR
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:58 am

    I could be a writer. I am pretty good at writing fiction. I just haven’t got the discipline to put it all down and then go to the trouble of pimping out my writing to someone who’ll give me money for it.

    It’s far more productive for me to write software, which I’m also pretty good at and don’t have to go to such lengths of self-promotion (as an introvert) in front of people who will pass subjective judgments over my work.

    If you enjoy writing creatively, there are other outlets anyway. I always figured that I might settle down and do creative writing after I eventually retire, if I retire. And at that point I might just make it available to read for free online because I would be writing for me and simply inviting others to read it if they wanted.

  11. Daniel Freeman
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 8:15 am

    At least charge $2.99 on Kindle. Even our kind host is giving his hard work away too cheaply, when people will pay that much for 34-page gay spec-fic that was knocked out in a few hours (or so we infer from the time from when the Hugo Award nomination was announced for his 38-page gay space raptor spec-fic to when the post-modern deconstruction of said event was published).

  12. java
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 8:20 am

    Population in Africa is booming anyway regardless of wars and famine. With the medical advances we are providing them they will soon outnumber us. There will be simply a replacement process of western population with immediate cancellation of silly things like feminism and gay rites, I just hope the chinese will arrive sooner to at least preserve cultural Heritage of western europe (they are not in good hands if the muslims come first). I guess as you said things are managed by nature.

  13. Daniel Freeman
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 8:22 am

    It is illogical to worry about both too much population and too little immigration. If you let someone immigrate here from somewhere with a higher birthrate, then all you are doing is creating space there for more babies, and changing the ethnic mix here. Therefore, the latter is the real purpose of a no-borders policy; it is nothing more nor less than anti-white racism.

  14. JeffS
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 8:50 am

    For some, it’s likely a form of denial, expressed through obtuseness. They do hear what you say, but reject the possibility that they are fools.

  15. CrustyB
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 9:15 am

    “this is literally the least coherent or logical thing i’ve ever read”

    “I understand all these words separately but not together”

    “I’m so confused, is this like… insulting even? It’s too incoherent to even offend me”

    Translation: I’m too dense to understand a truism. Therefore it is false. I shall now laugh, repeat age-old sayings & various liberal buzzwords to impress the 18-years olds in my audience.

    Speaking of comics, this reminds me of an episode of “The Tick.”

    Arthur: “No offense intended.”
    The Tick: “None comprehended!”

  16. @ImaCarNow
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 9:22 am

    The Internetz should give Fail Burton a rousing round of applause for that public service.

  17. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 10:00 am

    Being called incoherent by a feminist is like having Adolph Hitler scold you for being anti-Semitic.

  18. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    I have never heard of any anti-population zealot offing himself.

  19. Eric Ashley
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Just yesterday, read some guy on Facebook saying that while certain places are below birthrate, this gives us a chance to help out other places with higher birthrate so they can immigrate.


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  21. Lulu
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    China is in a demographic death spiral as well hence why they are now allowing two children for some areas. China has a large and rapidly aging population without enough young people. Pretty much the only areas/peoples without a shrinking population/birth rate are African countries (with muslims, Christians, and pagans) and outside of Africa it is muslim countries exclusively. This doesn’t end well.

  22. Finrod Felagund
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 2:50 pm

    Occasionally you’ll get one like Robert Downey, Jr., who learns from the School of Hard Knocks and comes out a better person for it.

  23. Finrod Felagund
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

    “The only other important thing to be said about Fear & Loathing at this time is that it was fun to write, and that’s rare — for me, at least, because I’ve always considered writing the most hateful kind of work. I suspect it’s a bit like fucking — which is fun only for amateurs. Old whores don’t do much giggling. Nothing is fun when you have to do it — over and over, again and again — or else you’ll be evicted, and that gets old.” — Hunter S. Thompson

  24. Finrod Felagund
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

    People that worry about there being too many people in the world rarely have been to rural Texas, Oklahoma or Kansas. There’s a lot of empty land out there.

  25. Sparafucile
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:05 pm

    It’s “empty” for a reason.

  26. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:07 pm

    The One Child policy skewed the demographics in a way not immediately obvious, by encouraging couples to abort female fetuses. So the male birthrate outpaced the female one.

    As Mark Steyn noted, that will have serious consequences unless China intends to become the first gay superpower since Sparta.

  27. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

    Yes. Because there are no cities there.


  28. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:10 pm

    It’s also amusing that this person decided that Fail’s comment was directed at her. She must scour the Net regularly looking for items that she can pretend mean her, personally.

    “Mom! He’s looking at me again! Tell him to stop!”

  29. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:10 pm

    I believe the pro forma comment in this case is “You win the Innernets today!”

    Therefore it gives me great pleasure to award to Fail Burton this day’s Internet. Congratulations, sir!

  30. Sparafucile
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

    Mistaking cause and effect, I see.

  31. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 3:27 pm

    Don’t think you do, sooper genius.

  32. BooBoo75
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

    That’s my favorite rebuttal. This is what happens when you untether human reason from fundamental universal governing principles and spiritual law.
    The void is quickly filled with absurd ideologies that reflect the debasement of humanity inherent in their scientism and reductionism.
    Individual unique and irreplaceable humans become fungible cogs with no inherent worth. Any manner of barbarism can quickly be justified.
    Their wretched hypocrisy, revealed by their stubborn refusal to self-immolate, makes them particularly loathsome.

  33. Steve Skubinna
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

    I strongly suspect that humanity is hardwired for belief. Remove religion, and you don’t have rational skeptics making every decision based upon pure logic, however much various people will claim.

    Most find something else to pin their faith on. AGW, conspiracy theories, socialism, astrology, it could be anything. Some of these are benign, some are positively useful, but some, as we all know, are malignant.

  34. NeoWayland
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:20 pm


    Of course a lot of that is government “property.”

  35. DeadMessenger
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:40 pm

    Of COURSE they think your comments are word salad. It would be such for people who cannot understand the plain meaning of words, for instance, so that they equate “difference of opinion” to “hatred”. What do you expect from a group of over-emotional children who cry out for “tolerance” but then literally hate entire classes of people?

  36. DeadMessenger
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:41 pm

    I’m happy you didn’t point to my comments here as an example of word salad. =)

  37. DeadMessenger
    June 2nd, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

    There is also nothing exciting and glamorous about working under a deadline instead of the dictates of your own creativity, or of researching and typing your fingers to the bone on what seems like a really great article, only to have your editor gut it like a trout.

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  39. BooBoo75
    June 7th, 2016 @ 10:43 pm

    I like to call it “the glass floor”. Feminists have had to invent more unfounded assertions (aka rubbish/balderdash/hogwash… ) to explain away the absolute dearth of women in almost all the occupations below the glass floor that have built and maintain the infrastructure comprising what we like to call “modern civilization”. They know they walk on a glass floor that they have had no hand in creating and it’s existence shits on their worldview every single day. They’ve had 50 years to break into these jobs yet some have so few females that occupational studies mark “0” for the number of women involved

    The horse crap theory womansplaining it away being traditional all male work spaces are so chauvinistic and oppressive that women just can’t work there. The mere thought of the abuse they know they will suffer compels them to do gender queef studies instead of following their dreams of building concrete cribbing forms in -40 weather….

    Of course this has been thoroughly debunked and any man who has ever been on a construction site knows the men inherently respect any female who guts it out and tries to make it on her own steam doing the hard shit.
    In fact, traditional male chauvinism means many of these guys willfully pick up the inevitable slack the females create.