various commenters #transphobia ovarit.com
( BathMat )
How would you rank the irrationality of Gender Ideology vs Rightist Conspiracy Theories?
My male partner is in basic agreement on important points of gender wars, but sometimes clearly thinks I'm overestimating the scale of the problem, in terms of how widespread beliefs about the crazier aspects are within the left and institutions.
This recently came up again as he had been talking to some serious conspiracy theorists about their beliefs - from chemtrails and covid-is-a-hoax to actual flat-earthism. I tried to say something about how yes, all of that is obviously insane, and there is some kind of growing internet + disenfranchisement problem, and did he see how that was also true of the people we know on the left thinking various equally irrational things about sex and gender? [...]. He said that most people who say TWAW don't mean it literally and are playing some kind of intellectual game rather than deluded.
So I was just wondering what people here think? Are they comparable mass delusions, or different types of things? I'm not particularly looking to win the argument, although I wish I'd been better able to explain what seems so obvious to me! But it's made me genuinely wonder if there are differences, and if so what they are.
( hmimperialtortie )
He said that most people who say TWAW don't mean it literally and are playing some kind of intellectual game rather than deluded.
Which is no better, because it means they know it is a lie and support the destruction of women’s rights anyway.
( RawSienna )
Is the flat earth lobby elbowing their way into schools to groom kids into thinking harmful nonsense?
Are chemtrailers forcing workplaces to do strange quasi-religious compliance rituals with their employees?
Kooky and eccentric beliefs are harmless until they have the force of social and legal pressure behind them.
( zuubat )
Creationism: Privileging the words of a handful of Bronze Age misogynists who claimed to speak for G-d over a planetful of evidence left directly by G-d.
Genderism: Privileging the words of a handful of modern-day misogynists who claim to be women over evidence produced over the entirety of human all living history showing they are not.