My question regarding ‘Equality’ Maryland’s hiring of Lynne Bowman as interim E.D.:
Were any trans people considered for this interim position?
That was it.
That was the entirety of the comment.
It was a simple question.
Now, the word “simple” also comes to mind with respect to the following response to that comment – a response from Anonymous:
Do you want it to be mandatory that a bisexual was considered for the position? What about gay men? As small as the trans community is, I should be asking what about mandatory consideration of Catholic Japanese gay men. The notion that a trans person has to be considered for every job opening at EQMD is absurd. It’s impossible to get anyone highly qualified to take on these jobs and you want us to limit ourselves to a group that is less than 1% of the population. Talk about putting agenda over sense.
“Simple” is applicable – but only as part of a compound word.
Now, lets take this apart, shall we?
Do you want it to be mandatory that a bisexual was considered for the position?
In a word, yes. And the amazing thing is – now I know that you’ll have trouble grasping this, but do try – you might be able to find a very competent trans woman or trans man who is also bisexual!
What about gay men?
Well, what about ’em?
As small as the trans community is, I should be asking what about mandatory consideration of Catholic Japanese gay men.
Well, this calls for my overall response to Brave Anonymitymeister: Thank you for contributing to my dissertation.
The notion that a trans person has to be considered for every job opening at EQMD is absurd.
Well, I’d like to say that the notion that a (presumably) gay someone from the brave (presumablygay) recesses of (presumably gay) anonymity can’t see that trans people are rarely considered for such jobs – and, for all practical purposes, trans women never are – is “absurd.”
I’d like to, but I can’t.
Its just typical.
But, we have yet to get to the money shot:
It’s impossible to get anyone highly qualified to take on these jobs….
Yes, there we have it. We see what gays really think about a concept more scary to them than trans people working for gays: them working for trans people. Clearly, in their worldview, no trans people could possibly actually be qualified for any position in GayWorld™, so even our most meager of requests to be considered even for grunt work in the Gay Rights Industry™ is an imposition on the ever-so-important time of those who really matter – meaning that our demands to be considered for executroid (and other non-grunt) work is akin to party crashing Kate and Willie’s shindig and demanding that Liz give Phil a blow job to entertain the inbred and other denizens of class obscenityat the reception.
Not, of course, that we haven’t known that for years (or, in light of a certain something or another having gone on for ten years now, perhaps decades would be more appropriate.)