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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Lovebirds to marry after both changed genders"

An excerpt from today's NY Post article, with attached photo:

When a man loves a woman, it doesn’t matter if he was born a she and she was born a he — just ask Mark and Jessica Lynn Cummings.

The Florida lovebirds met in 2011 and are getting hitched next year – after each changed genders. Muscle-bound Mark was born a girl with wavy brown hair and a pretty smile called Maritza Perdomo, while blonde Jessica was once a tow-headed boy named Shawn O’Donnell.

But Mark, 49, a dedicated weightlifter and occupational therapist, transitioned in 2003 and is now legally recognized as a man.

And Jessica, 39, underwent an operation to remove her testicles earlier this year and is now officially a woman who is already using her future hubby’s surname.

There's something about this story that bothered me. I couldn't put my finger on it at first, but finally figured it out. 

It's the age difference. What is a 49-year-old doing with a 39-year-old? Doesn't he realize that when he was a senior in high school, she was only in second grade? Doesn't that disturb him in the least?  

People who rob the cradle just seem a little perverse to me, that's all. 


Anonymous said...

For me, it was the chick's Adams Apple. My granddad always said: "Check the neck yourself, before you wreck yourself." He was in the Navy.

Dave Moriarty said...

"Candlesticks are always nice"

John Craig said...

Anon --
If you click on the link in the post, it will bring you to the original article, which had a series of 17 pictures you could scroll through. They were pretty interesting.

I've heard stories about men in places like Thailand who are such good female impersonators that they can fool guys. I guess your grandfather would know about them, having been in the Navy.

John Craig said...

Dave --
I had to look that one up, I guess it's a quote from Bull Durham. (You're assuming a better knowledge of baseball cultural lore than I actually have.)

Well -- I guess you were one of the lucky ones to get invited; I wasn't.

Anonymous said...

My dad is 8 years older than my mom, I don't think it matters too much if you're older, although he will age poorly long before she will.

I am skeptical of transgendered people. I have a friend from university who was a lesbian her whole life, and has just now at the age of 20 decided she is a man. Don't transgendered people identify as another gender early on? Since she started taking male hormones, she has expressed interest in dating men, which also throws a monkey wrench into this situation.

But if she is happy then that is fine.

As a fascist, I believe in accepting and satisfying the social outcasts of society so as to unite them under the national culture instead of turning them into cynical, rebellious, and self important cosmopolitans whose philosophical discourse is critical and reductionist, rather than playful and innovative.

John Craig said...

Anon --
I was joking about the age difference.

I've often wondered myself, what happens to a transgendered people who change their minds after the operation? At that point it's basically too late. They have these new genitals which simply don't work as well as the genitals they were born with -- modern medicine is not THAT miraculous -- and are sort of stuck. I have heard of a few cases like this.

I actually agree -- this nasty post aside -- that transgenders should be accepted for what they are.

Anonymous said...

I also wonder if there are any mentally retarded people who have insisted that they are transgendered (not simply told they are by a liberal) and if there are any transgendered people who have suffered serious brain damage and have reverted back to their original gender.

Another friend of mine claims to be genderqueer; she does not identify as a he or a she and is upset when refered to as such (this friendship is tenious at best). She believes that genders are simply a flawed theory/social construct and that genderqueer identity is natural. This would seemingly fly directly in the face of transgendereds, who very much identify with a gender, despite the fact that she claims to be a defender of transgendered, women, and queer rights.

This would also fly in the face of biology.

This contradiction demonstrates to me that the discourse of the Left is not a prescriptive model for society, but rather a sea of criticsms that are to be flung at society with the assumption that someone is going to build a new society in response to all these complaints. I support accepting of transgendered identity, that's it. That does not mean my support for them comes attached with an agenda for cultural revolution, as it does with a Leftist.

John Craig said...

Anon --
I've never heard of any retarded people who've had those issues. My notion of transponders is of people who are tortured by the knowledge that they are trapped in the wrong body; and most of the retarded people I've had contact with have actually seemed pretty happy. Don't ask me why, it just seems to go with the territory.

I have no problem with people who want to identify as genderqueer; to me, it's usually a political way of saying bisexual. Of course, all of the studies -- and all common sense -- on the subject shows that most boys and girls have inherent instinctual and behavioral differences from an early age. But, of course, some people fall in the middle, and that can't be helped.

But to say that the usual gender roles are nothing but a "social construct" is in fact nothing more than a political construct.

And you're right, once people who are outside the normal range of masculinity or femininity start to politicize their identity, all sorts of traps get fallen into.

I've known all sorts of gays and a few bisexuals in my life, and have liked many of them. But it's also my impression that the more narcissistic they are, the more they tend to politicize their sexuality in a self-righteous way. I've also noticed a correlation between politicizing one's sexuality and an inability to think for one's self, i.e., swallowing the Left's propaganda in toto.

John Craig said...

PS -- Spellcheck or whatever function this is on buy computer keeps changing "transgenders" to "transponders," don't know why. Somebody could sue Apple for political incorrectness, I guess.