Transgender to Transvehicle

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Nicholas
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Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by Nicholas » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:35 pm

This glorious idea and practice is spreading beyond biology:

https://babylonbee.com/news/motorcycle- ... ing-record
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Re: Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by DNS » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:24 pm

I had to check just to make sure. It's satire. :tongue:

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Re: Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:37 am

Perhaps @SethRich would like this one:

San Francisco Dogs Begin Bagging People Poop

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:rofl:

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Re: Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by KathyLauren » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:50 pm

DNS wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:24 pm
I had to check just to make sure. It's satire. :tongue:
Of course it is satire. But it is also propaganda: it has a message to send. It is promoting the idea that "identifying as..." means pretending to be something that one is not. That is a rather offensive idea, one that is intended to demean transgender people.

And, yes, I have a well-developed sense of humour, thank you.

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Re: Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by DNS » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm

Yes, I agree; I just had to check since this topic is in the "News" section, not the lounge, where you'd normally expect to see satire.

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Re: Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by fwiw » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:07 am

This is what happens when someone is click-baited into something that plays with their feelings and biases.

I see increasing cases of people sharing fake news on social media (and not putting them down, even after it was pointed out to them).

The propaganda machines are getting very refined very fast. With all the data we give them all the time, they can now figure out the hinges of our belief systems and play with them. This is the Allegory of the cave on steroids.
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Re: Transgender to Transvehicle

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:40 am

Yes, and a consequence is that satire (which used to be useful and often entertaining) now blurs into fake news, credible news, and unarguable truth - all according merely to the audience looking at it. To share it with an unknown audience is to invite some very off-key responses.

:thinking:

Which is where we started, actually.

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