Gie’s a feckin brekk!
Try lifting this !
I am pretty much Scotland centric, and to be quite honest there’s more than enough keech happening in Scotland today to turn my Ranting Robins into full blown Heart attack material, but a couple of days ago, in a land far far away from where I sit now something so momentously wrong occurred that I feel I have to vent my anger and disgust.
New Zealand, a beautiful country, with an admirable leader in Jacinda Adern, awarded a prestigious title to someone so unfitted , quite literally, to it as to completely defy belief.
The land of “Lord of the Rings”, home of Hobbiton seems to have allowed the fantasy created there to have spilled over into reality. Mind you, when I think of it , both seemingly disparate things come from the same background. That background is money, filthy lucre, Mammon, and Corporate greed.
In the case of Hobbiton , the money came from making a highly enjoyable series of fantasy films raking in the global cash.
Big Pharma and a $38 trillion dollar industry waiting to be released is more than likely the lure which enabled the inappropriate award.
So, to finally get to the point, the reason why I am seething is very simple.
Otago University, the premier medical university of New Zealand decided to recognise its women athletes, and having looked at the long list of incredible NZ women athletes they awarded the “Outstanding female athlete of the Year “ to…………
Drum roll please………
Laurel effing Hubbard.!
I honestly don’t know where to start.
This person, a “ Transwoman”shocked many people around the globe when chosen for the Olympics as , from the photographs transmitted worldwide , we saw that Laurel still appears very obviously to be male bodied with a little spot of male patterned baldness thrown in for good measure.
Now I had already found it shocking that he/she/it/them/they [ I don’t understand pro-noun fuckery ] that Laurel was chosen to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games instead of actual , god help me for having to use the next phrase, “natal” women, thereby denying a place in a woman’s sport to an actual women. Funny how I can say actual woman so easily while “natal woman” sticks in my craw.
That esteemed university chose Laurel Hubbard whose list of achievements were to get chosen for the female Olympic weightlifting team, didn’t manage the lift but did achieve the goal of his 15 minutes of global fame. They chose Laurel Hubbard over all their Olympic and Paralympic females athletes thereby ignoring and invalidating all of their hard won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in favour of Laurel’s inability to win anything other than notoriety.
This beggars the question,
Does a man in a dress who declares himself a woman trump all natural women?
It seems that the answer is coming back a resounding misogynistic Yes.
When will the scales fall from our eyes to see the “Emperor’s New Frocks” for what it truly is, which is Misogyny in Stilletos?