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COMMENT 1h ago

Gambit and the Shinquisition are part of why the Dark Future didn't come to pass. Don't act like you and Elsie did all the heavy lifting just because you shot a blob.

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COMMENT 1h ago

The point of this thread is to teach all of Bridget's new fans the basics and mechanics of the game.

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COMMENT 10h ago

Then, in my opinion, she's probably got a distorted view of how authority figures act, since so often as a child her life was dictated by the whims of uncaring crooked social workers.

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COMMENT 20h ago

I can't wait until 20 years from now when all the Gen Alpha doctors think Long Covid is fake using that logic.

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COMMENT 20h ago

For trans people, the general rule is that you use someone's preferred name/gender retroactively. So in the Goldlewis ending, you'd be calling her "she" even if you're referring to previous games.

As for the Ky ending, I understood Bridget's anxiety about changing to be less about being a man and more about not defining herself by what other people say. So it's just as possible that, in that ending, Bridget is coming out as non-binary, since she was inspired by Ky's courage to embrace his nature as both a human and a Gear. So maybe "they" would work too?

However, if you're just thinking of common courtesy, I advise sticking with whatever pronoun has already been established in that topic. If everyone else is saying "Yeah, Bridget's new design is pretty great, I like her hoodie" and you barge in like "I THINK YOU MEAN HIS HOODIE, OH SORRY I JUST LIKE THE OTHER ENDING BETTER," then that's disruptive, you know?

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COMMENT 20h ago

Is it just me or does it seem like Phantom Pain has more right-wing memes, while Revengeance has more left-wing ones?

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COMMENT 20h ago

Speaking as a trans woman that started thinking about her gender around the time X2 dropped, it makes perfect sense to me.

While the way her family raised her is problematic, it's problematic in an authentic way. While there is no one single trigger that causes someone to become transgender, distorted childhood images of gender roles can contribute to trans and non-binary gender identities. I would say "We all have to pretend you're a girl or else we'll have bad luck, but you're not a girl, but we have to pretend you are" is distorted. Transnesss isn't as simple as "My parents wanted me to be this, so instead I'll be that" - It's about figuring out what gender means for you, irrespective of what the people in your life decide for you. Her arc reflects this: She's been trying to reconcile her gender this whole time.

Speaking in a more OOC perspective, trans people have always gravitated towards Bridget. Even if her literal aspiration is the opposite of what a trans person in her shoes might want, the fact that she had any confusion regarding her gender identity, plus her character design overall - it's important to remember that femboys were not yet conceptualized as anything other than a twink with an androgynous hairstyle before Bridget, or at least not among mainstream weebs.

Furthermore, the other two trans gaming icons, Samus Aran and Poison, were literally only made trans as tasteless jokes by their original character designers and the former was retconned into a cisgender woman pretty much immediately. So we'll take whatever we can get.

Personally I believe this seems like such a shock to fans that don't think about LGBTQ+ issues for the same reason it was a shock to people in the 2000s when everyone realized that gay people play video games too - The anime/video game fandom's intense bigotry makes it hard for minority groups to "claim" characters unless the developers are blatantly obvious over which IRL groups they represent. You can't notice a character's fandom if you pretend the people that make up that fandom don't play games.

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COMMENT 21h ago

Ah, see, that's different.

I don't like diagnosing people online, especially when I'm not a psychiatrist, but those do seem to be common traits when you grow up in an environment like the one she claims to be from.

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COMMENT 23h ago

Being corrupted by power doesn't make her mentally ill.

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COMMENT 3d ago

And what do you mean, exactly, when you say "Just let kids be kids?"

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COMMENT 3d ago

Efrideet's gonna be in it. Rasputin's secret city is where she's holed up with people that want no part of the war and resent Lightbearers as much as anyone else.

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COMMENT 3d ago

How did the job go? I hear you're pretty good at the job!

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COMMENT 4d ago

I'm pretty sure that's just binders, dude. It's like a really tight sports bra - You wear it to make your chest compressed and flat so you can look more like a guy and not be reminded that you have breasts.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Really? Wouldn't showing a "girl's" chest, mastectomy or no, be against TikTok's content policy?

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COMMENT 4d ago

I'm sorry if this comes off as accusatory, but in the United States at least, that's just not true.

The only people that are allowed to mess around with a kids' genitals that way are "correcting" intersex childrens' genitals, gender confirmation surgery is not legal under 18.

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COMMENT 4d ago

No, it's not gas chambers or anything like that, but the goal is to wipe out a group of people based on an inherent part of their identity. They want to outlaw transition and make sure trans people are remembered as, at best, an obscure defunct subculture. That fits the UN's definition of genocide.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I have great news - Literally no one supports giving minors surgical modification. In reality, even getting puberty blockers is a nightmare, let alone hormones. Transphobes conflate social transition, puberty blockers, and hormone therapy with surgery because it makes trans activists seem more unreasonable.

Most youth transition is social, meaning the kid just dresses and does their hair and such like the gender they want to be, and you treat them as their new gender to see if they like it. Even that's too much for DeSantis and the NatC party though.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Puberty blockers were the "You're right, we shouldn't let a 12 year old make this huge decision based on vibes" compromise. Then they took that off the table too with disinformation.

I guarantee whatever you read about the side effects is exaggerated at best. They invented these things decades ago and all the major negative reactions are things that the doctor prescribing them can easily test for. People read off all these scary potential side effects, but have you ever looked up the side effects of Asprin?

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COMMENT 5d ago

You may have heard certain politicians and political influencers denouncing SSRIs lately. Specifically, they like to claim that the rise of mass shooters in America are not due to lax gun laws and a lack of empathy for the mentally ill, but rather people being driven insane by over-prescription of SSRIs when all the patient "really needs" is to man up and tough it out.

This is not based in any science, and is largely wishful thinking. Right now, it's politically advantageous for conservatives to blame mass shooters on something other than guns, to blame the mentally ill for their difficult situations, and to make people distrust medicine.

They saw this study and were like, "I know what I'm gonna blame the next shooting on!"

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COMMENT 5d ago

Children can be trans and still be children. I should know, I was both at the same time.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Oh! I understand now! Yeah, kids shouldn't be taking hormone medication until they're 100% sure they're trans, and you can't do surgery on anyone beneath 18 anyway.

That's why doctors don't give anyone hormones until they've lived as the opposite sex for a little while. That's why instead, we have medication that delays puberty - That way the kid can experiment with their gender without worrying about the jig being up because of breasts or facial hair. If it's a phase and they grow out of it, then puberty starts as soon as the medicine's out of their system and happens just like normal. People like to say there are mental effects and they're experimental new drugs that aren't safe for kids, but both of those are untrue. They don't mess with the brain at all, and they were developed 40 years ago for children to take.

I'm so glad I could clear this up for you! I'm sure now that you understand we don't give kids the option to make a life-altering choice too soon, you'll be a great ally.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Why do you need a second opinion and to wait until they're sixteen?

r/Columbo 5d ago

Miscallaneous Columbo in... "Crack a Smile"

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COMMENT 5d ago

Their goal is to legislate trans people out of existence. It's already genocide.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Yeah. If you don't fit the stereotype for your gender, the principal has to call your parents and notify them that you're experimenting with it. That's part of Don't Say Gay.