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Sex Trouble: Feminist Androgyny and the Polymorphous Perversity of ‘Queer’

Posted on | November 12, 2014 | 92 Comments

@KayleeSeranada‘s future homecoming reunion?

“Genderqueer, as it is, refers to a person who uses various gendered techniques from across partitions in order to either express themselves, prove a political point, or both.
“A genderqueer person can have any gender identity, but the mixture and way of combining of that, their gender performance/expression, and their bodily sex is queered to the point that the only way they can be definitely described is by saying that they’re ‘not cisheteronormative.'”

Kaylee Jakubowski, “Too Queer for Your Binary: Everything You Need to Know and More About Non-Binary Identities,” EverydayFeminism.com, March 4

Have I ever mentioned that, while feminists are usually both crazy and wrong, sometimes the crazy ones — the man-hating radical lesbians — are surprisingly right? Indeed, in 21st-century feminism, it seems the only feminists who are ever really right about anything are “extremists” like Janice Raymond, Sheila Jeffreys, Cathy Brennan and Julie Bindel.

For example, Bindel was one of the first and most vocal feminists to raise the alarm about the Asian rape gangs whose prostitution rings targeted troubled girls from Britain’s white underclass. (See “The Rotherham Horror,”  Aug. 27). Meanwhile, radicals like Raymond and Jeffreys have long criticized the trend toward the medicalization and commodification of womanhood, whereby our society treats female reproductive capacity as either a market commodity or a disease in need of treatment. Wealthy gay men buying eggs and hiring surrogate rent-a-wombs to make designer babies? The radicals are dubious. IVF, cloning and other “Frankenbaby” experiments? The radicals are skeptical.

Given a choice between two groups of crazy man-haters, my preference is always for the honest lesbian radicals over the intellectually bankrupt liars of so-called “pro-sex” liberal feminists.

It’s the difference between Nikita Kruschev and Alger Hiss.

OK, so now it is time to meet Kaylee Jakubowski, gender freak:

Kaylee Jakubowski is a Contributing Writer and Online Community Manager for Everyday Feminism. She is a trans, queer feminist who prides herself on being an educator on issues of queerness and gender. She is in her last semester at Winona State University in Minnesota pursuing a B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies. She is also in the process of writing a book that will formally organize and explain gender philosophies within the trans community.

Which is to say, “she” either (a) has a penis or (b) once had a penis, but it is probably a transphobic microaggression to point this out.

Where do they come from, these trans-weirdos professing their “issues of queerness and gender”? How exactly do the psychiatric woes of the freaky few create a “community” in need of organizers?

If you are a college-educated adult, think back to your undergraduate days. While I was partying my way through Jacksonville (Ala.) State University, Class of 1983, the student body included no small number of drunks, dopeheads and demented degenerates, none of whom were crazier than me. Yet the administration saw no need to incorporate our weird, decadent and/or illegal habits into the curriculum. We could not major in Tequila Studies, “Introduction to Hallucinogenic Mushrooms” and “Principles of Strip Poker” were not listed in the course catalog, and there was no campus Center for Banging Coeds.

Were we oppressed and marginalized by this lack of official recognition?

Oh, hell, no. We were have a blast!

Times change, and not for the better. Visitors to the home page of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Winona State University are greeted by this impressive vision:

Let’s take a look at the program’s full-time faculty:

  • Dr. Tamara Berg, Director
    Tamara graduated from Indiana University with a PhD in English Literature and a PhD minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has taught at WSU since 1997, and she has presented and published on service learning and women’s and gender studies issues. In her current faculty position, she directs the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at WSU. . . .
  • Dr. Linda d’Amico
    Linda D’Amico is a cultural anthropologist interested in gender, ethnic, and environmental issues. She has been doing fieldwork in Ecuador and Mexico for over 30 years. Her recent book, Otavalan Women, Ethnicity and Globalization, focuses on transnational and gender issues within an indigenous community in Ecuador.
  • Dr. Mary Jo Klinker
    Mary Jo Klinker graduated from Washington State University with a PhD in American Studies, where she taught in the Departments of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies and English prior to teaching at Winona State University.
    Engaging activism in the classroom is central to Mary Jo’s pedagogy and also fuels her research, which focuses on the relation of queer activism and theory to feminist antimilitarist organizing and anti-imperialist critique. Her research utilizes ethnographic and participatory action methodologies to examine the impacts of neoliberalism on contemporary social movements. Her teaching interests include LGBT/Queer politics and history, transnational feminism, contemporary masculinities, and postfeminist media studies.

Well, I guess the  8,254 undergraduate students at Winona State enjoy learning about the problems of indigenous Ecuadorans, queer activism and anti-imperialist critique, but why Minnesota taxpayers are footing the bill for this is an interesting question. Somehow I doubt Minnesota taxpayers have any idea what the hell is being taught at Winona State. Do they have a substantial population of Ecuadoran queers? Is there much “feminist antimilitarist organizing” in Winona? The local representative in the Minnesota legislature is Republican Steve Drazkowski, whose family are Catholic farmers. Are his constituents OK with the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Winona State University?

You see that Minnesota taxpayers have subsidized Kaylee Jakubowski’s “education” at Winona State, and “she” was kind enough to share with “her” 116 Twitter followers the helpful “reminder that Thanksgiving isn’t a celebration of peace — it’s one of genocide.”

Well, happy holidays to you, too, Kaylee. And thanks also for sharing with your 116 Twitter followers this chart about gender:

You may click on the image to enlarge it, in which case you’ll notice how this Venn diagram portrays “Individuals who are ‘reproductively viable’,” “who exhibit the secondary sex characteristics typically associated with” male or female and who were “likely to have been classified . . . at birth” as such, as if these normal biological categories of human sexual dimorphism did not encompass the vast majority of people in Winona, Minnesota, or anywhere else.  You can verify this with the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA):

“If you ask experts at medical centers how often a child is born so noticeably atypical in terms of genitalia that a specialist in sex differentiation is called in, the number comes out to about 1 in 1500 to 1 in 2000 births.”

Which is to say, between 99.93% and 99.95% of humans are born without any genital defect. It’s possible that among the 8,000 or so students at Winona State, four or five were born with “ambiguous genitalia,” and maybe Kaylee is one of them. More likely, however, Kaylee is afflicted with a mental illness known as “gender dysphoria.” Fortunately, advances in Feminist Logic™ have enabled intellectuals to cure this disorder by reclassifying it as “genderqueer,” which is not a psychiatric illness,  but a “community” in need of organizing.

Magical thinking — a belief that merely thinking about an event in the external world can cause it to occur. It is regarded as a form of regression to an early phase of development. It may . . . reach delusional proportions when the individual maintains a firm conviction about the belief, despite evidence to the contrary. It may be seen in schizophrenia. (Segen’s Medical Dictionary 2012)

There are many kinds of crazy in the world, you see, but random nutjobs can’t claim that their craziness deserves an entire department at the local state university, where the professors tell them it’s perfectly sane for a male to be called “her.” The lunatics aren’t just running the asylum, they’ve turned the asylum into an influential institution that tells sane people we are suffering from an irrational “phobia” because we insist on calling insanity by its proper name.

You need a Ph.D. in Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs to understand 21st-century feminist gender theory, and Kaylee is well on “her” way.

“Hey, wait a minute,” the reader wonders. “What about sex? What kind of sex do these genderqueers have?” So glad you asked!

Pansexuality 101: It’s More Than ‘Just Another Letter’
For some, the LGBPTTQQIIAA+ acronym (better known in some circles as “Queer alphabet soup”) can be intimidating in its all-inclusivity — “how on Earth am I supposed to not only memorize every identity in this nebula, but learn to respect them in my everyday life as well?”
Well worry not, kind feminist! . . .
So let’s explore one specific identity in this acronym today — pansexuality. . . .
This word “pansexual” was originally coined by Sigmund Freud within his theories on psychoanalysis in the early-to-mid 1900s, but was instead defined as how sexual energy and desire is the basis for all human interaction in life.
However the modern usage of “pansexual” has very little to do with Freud’s definition or his psycho-sexuality theories.
Instead, the modern usage (which I am exclusively referring to in this article) likely started gaining ground in the early-to-mid 1990s.
While it’s hard to pin the exact moment when its use began, it is almost certainly tied to the growing activism and awareness of non-binary and genderqueer people since pansexuality would not exist without these identities. . . .

So the non-binary genderqueer is pansexual. Please continue, Kaylee:

Like with any identity on the rainbow, individuals can (and will—and should!) define the identity in a way that’s more tailored to themselves. While the aforementioned definition is (technically) accurate, some pansexual people have a slightly different way of defining their identity.
For instance, the folks at Pansexuality is Perfect define it as a person who is “not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regards to gender or activity.”
Other individuals have also described their identity by saying that “they just don’t focus on gender or sex identity, but focus more on the person instead.” . . .
While all of these ways of being pansexual are slightly different, they are all legitimate and they all help define pansexuality as the diverse, all-inclusive sexual identity that it is.
So someone who identifies as pansexual, no matter what their gender or sex is, can potentially be attracted to cis men, intersex men, trans men, agender people, genderqueer people or any other non-binary person, trans women, intersex women, cis women, or any other combination of sex, gender, and gender performance.

The adjectives “weird,” “desperate” and “creepy” could also apply, but there I go with the transphobic microaggressions again.

What Kaylee Jakubowski is actually describing, of course, is the infantile condition of polymorphous perversity:

Polymorphous perversity is a psychoanalytic concept proposing the human ability to gain sexual gratification outside socially normative sexual behaviors. Sigmund Freud used this term to describe the normal sexual disposition of humans from infancy to about age five. . . .
Freud theorized that humans are born with unfocused sexual libidinal drives, deriving sexual pleasure from any part of the body. The objects and modes of sexual satisfaction are multifarious, directed at every object that might provide pleasure. Polymorphous perverse sexuality continues from infancy through about age five . . . Only in subsequent developmental stages do children learn to constrain sexual drives to socially accepted norms, culminating in adult heterosexual behavior . . .
Freud taught that during this stage of undifferentiated impulse for sexual pleasure, incestuous and bisexual urges are normal. Lacking knowledge that certain modes of gratification are forbidden, the polymorphously perverse child seeks sexual gratification wherever it occurs.

Normal psychological development requires that the child learn to behave in accordance with “socially accepted norms,” but what happens when society so completely breaks down that there are no longer any “norms” and everything becomes acceptable?

[Canadian psychologist Hubert] Van Gjiseghem says what he and his colleagues mean by sexual orientation is a person’s inborn and unalterable sexual preference, irrespective of whether that preference is harmful to others or not. Currently, there is no significant longitudinal evidence that pedophiles can be made to not be attracted to children, and thus it can be defined as their orientation. And if pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that also means it’s futile to send pedophiles to prison in an effort to alter their attractions. . . .
Dr. James Cantor is the Head of Research in the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s largest mental health and teaching hospital. He’s also an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto’s school of medicine. He’s been working on better understanding pedophiles for about 12 years now using a variety of methods.

Common sense connects the dots: Winona State teaches that we must accept the pansexual genderqueer; meanwhile in Canada, a leading psychiatrist shrugs and says jailing child molesters is “futile.” This is what Matt Barber has called “Sexual Anarchy.”

Polymorphous perversity isn’t merely the New Normal, it’s federal law!

A federal judge [in August 2012] ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.
U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990.

Kill your wife, go to prison and demand that taxpayers fund your sex-change surgery. Rape a child, and it’s “futile” to put you in jail. Professors teach weirdos that “the growing activism and awareness of non-binary and genderqueer people” is necessary to obtain social justice on behalf of oppressed victims who can only “be definitely described is by saying that they’re ‘not cisheteronormative.'”

Obviously, I didn’t do enough psilocybin back in the day. If I had, I might be crazy enough to understand why the only people protesting about this “genderqueer” business are radical lesbians. 

Republicans in Minnesota? They don’t give a damn

Sanity is increasingly rare in the 21st century, but it’s not illegal, yet.

 

Comments

92 Responses to “Sex Trouble: Feminist Androgyny and the Polymorphous Perversity of ‘Queer’”

  1. concern00
    November 13th, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    The other challenge about putting orientation (predilections) into a protected class is that inclusion in the class is purely subjective. For almost every other protected class in our society membership is objectively obvious.

  2. Daniel O'Brien
    November 13th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    “Cis” as in “sis” in “sister” or “siz” in “sissor” or some other pronunciation?

  3. Zohydro
    November 13th, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    I believe that’s precisely what they’re going for… It’s been the true goal all along!

  4. K-Bob
    November 13th, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    Those look more like gynosaurs.

  5. Fail Burton
    November 13th, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    I try to stay away from analyzing complete strangers but the one consistency that stands out are people who have a profound sense of being abnormal and rather than meet that head on make up weird theories or say it’s society that abnormal in order to reconcile all this. That’s academic gender theory. Anything is anything and if it makes them feel better then it’s science and social science.

    In the old days people used make them drink mercury or something while shouting “WRONG!”

    Reading Judith Butler is enough to make your head spin. Good thing she doesn’t believe she was born on a comet or I’d be reading about her theory of how she maybe rode to earth like a baby in a bubble at the end of 2001.

  6. Fail Burton
    November 13th, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    In-fighting among crazy people. Have we closed nuthouses or what’s up?

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  8. Jack LaBear
    November 13th, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

    Yes, the mental hospitals were mostly closed in the 70s and the de-institutionalized patients were placed out in the surrounding communities.
    Utica, NY is a good example of what happens to a town when the industrial base is moved offshore and the mental patients are de-institutionalized .Big employers that remain are the jails and half the town is populated by the friends and relatives of the inmates who don’t leave after visiting.

  9. Fail Burton
    November 13th, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    “This is what a feminist looks like.”

    There is no irony in Mudville. Though a mustache might have helped.

  10. K-Bob
    November 13th, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    You’re right. Whatever happened to the folks who “just don’t fit in” ignoring the rest of the world and doing their own thing? Many famous people came from doing just that.

  11. Finrod Felagund
    November 13th, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    Winona State University is undoubtedly the top school in Winona County, if you don’t count Winona Senior High School.

  12. M. Thompson
    November 13th, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Nah, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota has their main campus in that town. They might win that competition.

  13. theoldsargesays
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

    Great post!

  14. theoldsargesays
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    Spot on.

  15. Kirby McCain
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    As I said on my blog the other day, Judges are making decisions without regard to the consequences on the majority. It’s the second hand smoke in our social environment and it’s damaging to our children.

    And then there the pedo angle you mentioned.

    http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/nov/12/state-proposes-letting-pedophile-live-jacumba-hot-/

  16. theoldsargesays
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    Listen I’ve been around the block a few times okay?
    I’m a fairly well educated fellow, well traveled, open minded etc.
    A Right leaning centrist when it comes down to it. Socially conservative I reckon but ,for the most part, a live-and-let-live sort of guy, totally willing to hear the other side of things if only in order to educate myself.
    So……

    Would some please tell me just what the @-%([email protected])! a “trans queer feminist” is? Every time I see that term I try to figure out what the heck it means but can’t quite figure it. Maybe I’m better off not knowing?

  17. theoldsargesays
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    RKae sounds very scared.
    You may need to throw in chips and pickle on this one.
    ( BTW…since you’re already making sammich’s……..)

  18. Zohydro
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

    Just like Hellmira…

  19. Zohydro
    November 13th, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

    Just a deranged transvestite submissive male homosexual!

  20. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    The difference is just two letters. By today’s standards, that’s close enough.

  21. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    I’ve just been reading the stuff, and I’m about beat down from it. I didn’t do shrooms when I was college or hi skool, so I’m guessing that I simply didn’t damage my brain enough to make though much more uh this.

  22. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

    Probably lowered milk and beef production by at least an order of magnitude.

  23. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

    Which is inspired by the Yankee Army’s pen for wayward Southern Boys.

  24. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

    And, since RSM has rendered us BSC (or is that a qualification for coming here in the first place? I fergets) we likes to use it a lot.

  25. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

    I made it through about a third of it afore I said no mas.

    Anyone ever notice the striking resemblance between RSM and the guy on the far right of that pic?

  26. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    Some sort of alcoholic condiment may be in order as well. A Hurricane perhaps.

  27. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    You haven’t experienced Shakespeare until you’ve heard it in the original Klingon. I think that’s what that overgrown Rock Lobster said anyway.

  28. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    Worse, but I don’t know a stronger term for it, alas.

  29. Daniel O'Brien
    November 13th, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

    I take that back. They use a random pix and if you click the page enough times, it pops up.

    http://cs.winona.edu/wgss/images/background//Iheartv2.jpg

  30. Zohydro
    November 13th, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

    And which was a veritable luxury resort when compared to Andersonville…

  31. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    That’s arguable. IIRC, there were more Confed POWs that died in the hands of Yankee prison camps than Yankee POWs in Confed camps. The true atrocity was what Yankee kangaroo courts did to men like Henry Wirz, who did his best, but was hung for something beyond his control, that Yankees were doing intentionally.

    Henry Wirz was judicially murdered because he and his men went hungry, and that’s what it boils down to. The inmates ate as well as the prisoners at Andersonville.

    Sometime look up how the “Immortal 600” were treated by their captors.

  32. theoldsargesays
    November 13th, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    Better off not knowing….check.

  33. Bob Belvedere
    November 13th, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

    Stacy claims: ‘…and there was no campus Center for Banging Coeds.’

    I thought that was located in your van, Breeze?

  34. Zohydro
    November 14th, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    Uncanny, isn’t it?

  35. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 12:34 am

    (Trigger warning: Laci Green)

    I’M PANSEXUAL!?: http://youtu.be/Bv5k9w6Hpi4

  36. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 12:41 am

    Unless someone got student activity fees for it, they were all just enthusiastic amateurs.

  37. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    After awhile you get beat down by the depravity and the series is bringing it home like nothing else I’ve seen. I may be reaching the point in the passage in 2nd Peter,

    and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds) 2 Peter 2:7-8

  38. NCMountainGirl
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    I’m a St, Mary’s grad. The students and faculty there saw WSU as an overgrown junior college. The typical St. Mary’s student was from an affluent Chicago suburb, The typical WSU student was a local.

  39. Squid Hunt
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    There’s an obvious solution: Stop paying to send your children to colleges that promote such nonsense. Men, you hold the keys in your hand. And then start pushing politicians that are willing to cut funding to the education system. Once colleges actually have to make a profit, they’ll stop pandering to obscurity.

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