Don’t be tempted to think this is stupid:
You may think it is of no importance whether you gender your pets but why would you do such a thing to such an important member of your life? Pets cannot speak for themselves. They cannot tell you that they are being misgendered. It’s important not to make assumptions about what gender your animal is based off of its sex…
Yes, this feminist warrior over at Medusa Magazine is seriously* telling you not to refer to your male dog as male. Don’t say “Good boy.” Don’t name him “Bud” or “Hank”. It doesn’t matter that the dog doesn’t speak English, if he thinks he’s a girl dog, you are committing a microaggression against him by treating him as a boy dog. You are a far more “open-minded and safe human being” for not assuming your dog’s gender.
It is a wonder that no one has burned all of our universities to the ground yet.
A person who seriously argues that you are committing an offense against an animal by assuming its gender is a moron. An idiot. An imbecile. So say the comments, and I am glad to see it.
But I think that the commenters are incorrect in this case for one reason: no one could possibly be this stupid and still type a complete sentence. So there has to be something more to it**. And there is:
If you love and care for your pet it is important not to misgender them. Try to give them a gender-neutral name instead and calling them gender neutral pronouns like they and them. You may be thinking “why is this important? This is just an animal?” Well it is important because typically pets are more important to their owners than just “animals.” Also, it’s an important way to practice getting rid of gender norms all together.
We have a bingo! Refraining from calling your dog a boy is not about the dog’s feelings at all. It’s a way of getting rid of gender norms. It’s about the fight against women being women and men being men. It’s a fight about societal expectations, the family, the Church; anywhere in which males and females might be treated differently or be expected to act differently.
Remember how God made them male and female? These people want none of that.
Feminists, like other social justice warriors, really do understand that that sexual differences run much deeper than genitalia. And they hate that fact, hate it with a deep and abiding hate that causes them to blame anything other than reality, like the mythical “privilege” or “systemic sexism”, for the differences. They cannot emotionally accept the differences, yet the differences remain.
So when they could not obliterate the distinctions in fact, they sought to obliterate anything upon which distinctions could be made.
They defenestrated through Overton’s window any opinion that distinguishes male and female, any opinion that holds that they were created differently and therefore probably for different purposes. You don’t believe women are just as good at football as men? That’s sexist and can get you fired.
They sought to obliterate, through redefinition, any word that might be used to distinguish, to separate, to segregate. So they divided gender from the biological sex for which it had served as a polite euphemism, made it a spectrum, and now promote its confusion from cradle to grave.
Referring to your dog as “them”, besides being an offence against numeracy, is a telling to oneself that there really is no objective he-and-she; there are really no standards. And if there are really no standards, then there is really no God to uphold them.
America is under a spirit of sexual confusion, and I mean that in a Daniel 10:13 sense. Such articles, whether from random feminists or distinguished professors, are not so stupid as to be harmless. They are not stupid at all, but are preaching to a demographic of simpletons. They are planned offensives in a war against the order inherent in God’s creation. And while there are plenty of dimwitted feminists in the ranks, the generals know exactly what they are doing.
Pray for your nation.
* It is an open question whether Medusa is a serious site or a Poe. In support of the former, their article on the Alt-Right is only slightly more cartoonish than appears in other leftist rags. Those ad choices, tho. Because I’ve seen similar arguments made in all seriousness, I’ve assumed for the purposes of this piece that it’s real. If it’s not, I offer them a hearty “Well done, lads.”
** Remember, the issue is never the issue. The issue is always The Revolution.