HugeChessBrain wrote (edited )

Let me know if I mischaracterize your position in any way, but I have a small objection I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on.

It is true that rigid gender binary is closely linked with civilization. I am a trans woman and my personal conception of being transgender (I don't believe this applies to all transgender people) involves a disconnect between my "brain sex" and my (now former) physical sex characteristics. This is the only understanding of being transgender I've found that fits my personal experience. I believe this idea can be found in The Whipping Girl by Julia Serano. As a result of this I believe that even in a society without a rigid gender binary I would have a need to physically transition to whatever extent possible.

In a future beyond industrial civilization, I'm assuming this physical transition would be more or less impossible. I find the anti-civ position appealing, but as a result of possibly being unable to physically transition I'm not sure I'd want to live in a post-civilization world. No amount of freedom to determine my gender and have it acknowledged by others would make up for my physical sex characteristics being wrong.

I'm curious to hear any general thoughts you have on this. In your view what would the life of a person such as myself be like, post-civilization? Is this response just completely misguided? I'm operating from a place of nearly complete ignorance so please forgive me.


HugeChessBrain wrote

Most people use drugs, it's just caffeine and alcohol instead of scary illegal drugs. And alcohol is really dangerous, it kills many and ruins the lives of many more, so the relative harm of the drugs clearly is not the reason. Leftists don't respect the authority of the capitalist state so no wonder we're more likely to prefer illegal drugs.


HugeChessBrain wrote

I haven't seen any compelling evidence that eating GMOs is unhealthy, and I am not informed enough to judge the environmental impacts of growing GMO crops. Personally, I prefer to eat less GMOs just to avoid supporting GMO pushing corporations that exploit farmers such as Monsanto. I doubt me personally choosing an organic product has much impact on such corporations, so this choice is more based on principle than any practical influence it may have.

With all that said, eating organic is just too expensive for me to afford. In Canada food is already expensive without eating organic. I'll get the organic product if it is of similar quality and price, but otherwise I don't eat organic.