A Sticker Too Far?

9 Comments for “A Sticker Too Far?”

  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    So much culture-policing to do, and so little time.

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  2. posted by Jorge on

    And if you are transgender and need to wear a sticker to identify your gender, maybe you’re not doing it correctly.

    Sounds like pink triangles to me. I’m always suspicious of campaigns like this. A simple project where you fill in Mr/Ms/Mx yourself would suffice.

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    • posted by JohnInCA on

      Ignoring that the government isn’t even involved… it’s a choice to publicly declare private information that might not be obvious otherwise. You know, like wearing a “MAGA” hat, a cross, or a t-shirt with rainbows and unicorns on it†.

      You guys going to complain that I have a rainbow pin on my wall in my cubicle too?
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      †As a side note, it was really weird to have a woman try to flirt with me by complimenting my rainbows+unicorn t-shirt while I was standing next to my husband. And this was before the Deadpool movie that made unicorns a pop-culture thing.

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      • posted by Jorge on

        Ignoring that the government isn’t even involved… it’s a choice…

        I suppose that’s the key assumption I’m skeptical of. Conformity is a powerful force in psychology and politics alike and I really would rather not make an effort to do something I would not normally do just to not stand out. The power of conformity is also felt when one wears MAGA in the wrong businesses–here you stand out for wearing one.

        ……….my favorite hat’s getting frayed and I’m beginning to feel adventurous. Maybe I’ll order one. I think we’re are far enough into the Trump administration that it could pass for a “Never Trump” slogan, and it couldn’t possibly be more dangerous than wearing a rainbow bracelet openly. Undoubtedly my chances of being attacked at all are a lot higher, but if I am attacked I am far less likely to be killed outright.

        But first I’m going to look for a Black Widow hat.

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        • posted by JohnInCA on

          Conformity is a powerful force in psychology and politics alike and I really would rather not make an effort to do something I would not normally do just to not stand out.

          Seriously? Elsewhere you’ve been a vocal supporter of social pressure to conform with “conservative” or “traditional” norms, so given your prior support of actual peer pressure, this worry over theoretical peer pressure is hard to believe.

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  3. posted by Lori Heine on

    And this is really happening on such a huge scale that absolutely everybody is affected.

    More phoney baloney.

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  4. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Jorge: Sounds like pink triangles to me.

    Well, I guess you’d want me to take my pink triangle magnet off my truck, since it is an offensive reminder to you.

    I put it on right after the 2004 anti-marriage amendment binge, and I’ll remove it when efforts to “equal means equal” is no longer a source of controversy.

    John: You guys going to complain that I have a rainbow pin on my wall in my cubicle too?

    Nah, so long as your are a cis-identity homo. Put up a transgender (pink, blue, white) button, though, and you will definitely hear about it.

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    • posted by JohnInCA on

      Nah, so long as your are a cis-identity homo. Put up a transgender (pink, blue, white) button, though, and you will definitely hear about it.

      Tragically good point.

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  5. posted by Lori Heine on

    Actually, the Left is more guilty of this than the Right.

    But yeah…let’s copy them! Yeah, that’ll work!

    And we’re convinced that this whole thing is not a duopoly-serving. phony-baloney, plastic banana crap-show in 4…3…2…1…

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