Of ridiculous petitions and a dreamer

Update: Please see An apology: Turfing the ‘TERF” term

Our new policy is to avoid being sucked into the vortex of ridiculous petitions on Change. org and the like. In keep with that policy, and admitting that I fell down the particular rabbit hole that was the ‘Drop the T in LGBT’ petition, the post I wrote on the subject in this space is replaced with the following words of wisdom from a modern-day seer:


Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
— John Lennon


8 thoughts on “Of ridiculous petitions and a dreamer”

  1. The group backing the petition’s name is from Douchenozzle homocon and Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos is behind it. Don’t let this guy jerk your chain. His petition went viral and netted only 850 signatures.

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  2. Jillian, please consider that if HERO did pass, than it would be impossible for beautiful love to bloom in a highscool boy’s bathroom between a young man and another young man in a dress (with the sexiest legs that Jessica says all of the girls are jealous over). You wrote the best, wankiest play ever about just that scenario, so stop being a homophobe and a bigot and stop trying to prevent young gay love! #CaliforniaDreaminLveTransgnderStyle #DownWithHEROUpWithLOVE<3


    1. lol. I’m surprised you remember that play! I wrote it as a joke, of course, in my old newspaper blog.

      But it’s true: If sexy young trans chicks are forced to use the boys’ room, it could be quite interesting, and all those transphobic parents will be freaking out when little Johnny brings home his trans girlfriend.




    2. P.S. I’m going to try to dig up that play when I go to work on Monday and run it here — if I can find it in the system.

      Thanks for reminding me about it.

      Of course, if I can’t find it, I can always write another, yes?



  3. The TERFS. Want to separate themselves from The LGBT community let the thy are not on equal ground with the religious nut job s with the amount oh hate the TERFS. Have generated toward the trans community I am surprised thy were not asked or voluntary left the LGBT community as for dividing us that is just the conservative plane of divide an conquerie the person who started the petion most likely is not even a member of the LGBT community


  4. “If some TERFS can’t stand the idea of being associated with an LGBT community that includes transgender people, they could disassociate themselves from it altogether. I don’t think many people would mind much.”

    Look deeper and you will find a religious element to the “not like me” phobia. I am absolutely certain of it. 100% of all anti “not like me” propoganda is religious based. Most of the hate in the US is based in religion.

    Come to think of it, so is ISIS.


    1. Yup, you got that right. And it wouldn’t surprise me if the petition was actually put up by religious extremists aligning themselves with TERFS for the cause of discriminating against trans people. But religious right-wingers would never actually support radical feminists, because you know those religious folks believe women should live in submission to men . . .


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