Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Posts Tagged ‘Transgender’

Cambridge University and its Transgendered Woman’s College

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 4, 2017

Murray Edwards College of Cambridge University, an all-woman’s college, has decided to admit transgendered students.

What does it mean to be a woman’s college?

What does it mean to be a woman?

Who knows?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/world/europe/uk-transgender-women-cambridge.html

Hail to thee, Transgender U
You engendered me, it’s true
From your hallowed halls
I leave with burdened, heavy heart that heaves.

Those autumn days of golden hue
We first wore our high heeled shoes
We joined a rare sorority
A club of sissy boys like me.

Winter nights by firelight
We learned to do our makeup right
We painted, filed, and buffed our nails
Because we had to pass, not fail.

Hail to thee, Transgender U
We are ladies, thanks to you
We hold you in our hearts
As we play our new female parts.

You taught us how a woman walks
And trained our voices so we talked
In breathy tones with question marks
To please our lovers in the dark.

We shaved our legs and pierced our ears
And learned to put aside our fears
A hundred hours for our degree
In blended electrology.

In you we place our faith and trust
We thank you for the C cup bust
We take our places in the world
As educated man-made girls.

Hail to thee, Transgender U
You engendered me, it’s true
From your hallowed halls,
I leave with burdened heavy heart that heaves.

From your hallowed halls,
I leave with burdened heavy heart that heaves.

Transgender U by The Sissy Show
Note: The Sissy Show is a Transgender Music Review formed in Provincetown, MA in 1999.

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Another One Bites the Dust (Take 2): Gender Scouting

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 26, 2017

The question is not whether girl scouting will allow transgendered girls to opt in, but whether we will have Boy or Girl scouting …?

Another distinction bites to dust.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/31/512541372/boy-scouts-will-admit-transgender-boys

The busses that you ride in, they say are mighty fine,
But when they turn a corner, they leave the wheels behind.

Chorus
Oh, I don’t want to go to Boy/Girl Scout Camp.
Gee, Mom, I want to go, but they won’t let me go;
Gee, Mom, I want to go home.

The leaders that they have here, they say are mighty fine,
But when you get up closer, they look like frankenstein.

The first aid that they give you, they say is mighty fine,
But if you cut your finger, you’re left with only nine.

The water that they have here they say is mighty fine,
But when you try to drink it, it tastes like turpentine.

The biscuits that they serve you, they say are mighty fine,
But one rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine.

The spaghetti that they serve you, they say is mighty fine
They rinse it the toilet and drain it on the line.

The cocoa that they serve you, they say is mighty fine
It’s good for cuts and bruises and tastes like iodine.

The tents/cabins that you sleep in, they say are mighty fine,
But whoever said this has never slept in mine.

The toilets that they have here are the best that they can get,
Last night my tent mate had to go, they haven’t found him yet.

Scout Camp www.scoutsongs.com

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Another One Bites the Dust (Take 1): Boys and Girls Sports

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 25, 2017

Mack Beggs wins gold at the Texas Girl Wrestling Championship. Born a girl, and undergoing testosterone treatment, Mack will become synonymous with the debate about the future of gendered sport in America.

The question won’t be whether boys can play on girls teams (or boys on girls teams) but whether we will even have boys or girls teams.

Another distinction bites the dust.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.html

Steve walks warily down the street
The brim pulled way down low
And ain’t no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready hey, are you ready for this
Are you standing on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat, yeah, yeah, yeah, sing it

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, hey
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I’m gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Another One Bites the Dust by Queen from The Game (1980)

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The New Look of Animal House–Transgender Fraternities and Sororities

Posted by Dale Kuehne on September 25, 2016

If Hollywood does a remake of Animal House it could look a lot different in the brave new world of gender identity.

How longer will we even use the words Fraternity and Sororities when referring to Greek life on college campuses? What is the difference?

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/25/transgender-students-fraternities-and-sororities

Let me t-t-tell you ’bout some friends I know
They’re kinda crazy but you’ll dig the show
They can party ’till the break of dawn
at Delta Chi you can’t go wrong

Otter, he’s the ladies man
Every girl falls into his hands
Boon and Katy playing “Cat and Mouse”

and Mrs. Wormer, she’s the queen of the

ANIMAL HOUSE

ANIMAL HOUSE

ANIMAL HOUSE

That Pinto he’s a real swell guy
Clorette was jailbait but he gave her a try
Chip, Doug, and Greg, they’re second to none
They studied under Attila the Hun

Mr. Jennings has got his wig on tight
Flouder’s left shoe’s always on his right
Babs and Mandy are having a pillow fight
With D-Day, Hoover, Otis Day and the Knights

DO THE BLUTO

Come on baby, dance with me
Maybe if we do the Bluto
We will get an “A” in lobotomy

DO THE BLUTO
DO THE BLUTO

DO THE BLUTO
DO THE BLUTO

Aw, come on!
Let me tell ya
Dean Wormer tried to shut us down
But he fell and he broke his crown
He didn’t know about the Delta spunk
He came in handy when we were short a skunk

Animal House by Stephen Bishop (1979)

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Coming Out as Trans-Everything

Posted by Dale Kuehne on June 22, 2016

College students demonstrate understanding of the future of identity in the West.

Your tells are so obvious,
shoulders too broad for a girl.
It keeps you reminded,
helps you remember where you come from.

You want them to notice,
the ragged ends of your summer dress.
You want them to see you
like they see every other girl.
They just see a faggot.
They’ll hold their breath not to catch the sick.

Washed off on the coast,
I wish I could’ve spent the whole day
alone with you.
With you.

Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me! from Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)

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To “Trans” and How— at the University of Wisconsin

Posted by Dale Kuehne on November 5, 2015

The University of Wisconsin offers a wide variety of resources for students who are considering whether to pursue a gender transition and a welcoming set of rules for those who have. All of this is coming soon to K-12 near you soon, if it hasn’t already. With the possible exception of Houston.

https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/trans-uwm/transitioning-at-uwm/

Who am I?

Can I condemn this man to slavery
Pretend I do not feel his agony
This innocent who bears my face
Who goes to judgement in my place

Who am I?

Can I conceal myself for evermore?
Pretend I’m not the man I was before?
And must my name until I die
Be no more than an alibi?
Must I lie?

How can I ever face my fellow men?
How can I ever face myself again?
My soul belongs to God, I know
I made that bargain long ago
He gave me hope when hope was gone
He gave me strength to journey on

Who am I?

Who am I from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schöneberg and Alain Boublil (1980)

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Who’s Next?: Transgender Baptism

Posted by Dale Kuehne on July 29, 2015

Is there any boundary the church will regard as sacred?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33685858

Will you ever preserve will you ever exhume
Will you watch petals shed from flowers in bloom
Nothing can live up to promise
Nothing can stop its narrative
Nothing in place of catalysts
And you’ll never be pure again

Transgender by Crystal Castles from III (2012)

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Tomorrow’s Headlines: Looking Beyond Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Dale Kuehne on July 2, 2015

The Supreme Court has made its ruling. What’s next? It’s time to look at tomorrow’s headlines. My take can be found here at the Qideas website:

http://qideas.org/articles/tomorrows-headlines/

The sun will come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There’ll be sun

Just thinkin’ about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
’til there’s none

When I’m stuck with a day that’s grey and lonely
I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh

The sun will come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
’til tomorrow, come what may!

Tomorrow from the musical Annie by Charles Strauss and Martin Chardin (1977)

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“Open House” for LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM at Wesleyan University

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 23, 2015

Wesleyan University gives its version of an “Open House” for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Flexual, Asexual, Genderfuck, Polyamourous, Bondage/Disciple, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism (LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM) communities and for people of sexually or gender dissident communities.

Ironic that it is located on Church Street.

More ironic that the health warning at the “Open House” is for lead paint.

Students at Wesleyan undoubtedly know their acronyms. I wonder if they know who the Wesley Brothers are?

http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/housing/program/open_house.htm

So you think you’ve had a walk in the park.
You don’t think you’ve been working too hard.

It looks like he’s been opening up.
He don’t want to but he can’t stop, can’t stop.

And what’s the name you try to find?

And did you see the way she appeared?
She’s the type that knows everyone here.

Another face but I don’t know the name.
No friends and you know she’s just the same.

And what’s the name you try to find?

Open house and I’m opening up.
Don’t want to but I can’t stop, can’t stop.
Open house and I’ll never calm down.
Clear it up when the morning comes around.

And what’s the name you try to find?

Open House by Jack Steadman from the Bombay Bicycle Club EP The Boy I Used to Be (2010)

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Beyond the Tipping Point: Liquid Identity

Posted by Dale Kuehne on July 6, 2014

TIME magazine recently used its cover story to announce that we in the West have arrived at the Transgender tipping point. They accurately see the direction of identity in our culture, but not the moment at which we have arrived.

As I argue in the following Q blog post released today, our children are increasingly living in a world beyond gender … a world of Liquid Identity.

http://qideas.org/articles/the-gender-tipping-point/

Will you ever preserve will you ever exhume
Will you watch petals shed from flowers in bloom
Nothing can live up to promise
Nothing can stop its narrative
Nothing in place of catalysts
And you’ll never be pure again

Trangender by Crystal Castles from Crystal Castles III (2012)

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