Title: The Triggering of a Snowflake


Irish anti-SJW, anti-feminist wanker visits California, and is horrified by a portent of the future…a portrait by Dave Cullen.

That’s a masterpiece. It tells us everything we need to know about the subject of the photograph. The confusion: he doesn’t understand a simple sign for a handicapped-accessible, family restroom with no gender restrictions. The willful misinterpretation: using a wheelchair is not a gender. The narcissism: a photo of his uncomprehending face with a deeply stupid caption is supposed to be insightful, or amusing, or revealing. It is, Mr Cullen, it is…just not how you probably intended it to be.

This is the kind of self-impressed turd who rails against “identity politics” and is then sardonically dismayed by a room that says it doesn’t matter, no matter how old you are, what kind of genitals you have, or whether your mobility is limited, you can enter that room and pee. Just get it done and move on. It’s not as if the room has a big “NO ASSHOLES” sign on it, Mr Anti-Immigrant Fascist.

Comments

  1. says

    I had a broken leg when I first started to transition. While at the local Art Gallery, I decided to use one of the courtesy wheelchairs. While wandering the galleries I saw a sign much like this one, I said “My gawd! That’s me!” All genders and (temporarily) handicapped!

  2. gijoel says

    Why is there an Ireland? Why can’t there be an England, and not all these other lands? I’m confused by all these flags. Why can’t we just have one flag?

  3. says

    This prawn’s pretending* to be so thick that he can’t read a sign _written chiefly in pictures_ in order to make some sort of sneering critique of anyone who recognises that people are different, and as such have different needs.

    It staggers me that anyone would think these pathetic broflake melodramas are worth anything more than a raised eyebrow.

    *Or, he could be a true believer. I can’t tell the difference between real MRA trolls and fakers any more than I can tell real MRAs from Poes.

  4. komarov says

    I suppose, if the sign just said ‘bathroom’ people would worry it’s not ‘their’ bathroom, since the gender division is generally what they expect. Another way might be bathroom signs that just display the icons of what’s in there: Sink, toilet, … The advantages would be that a) gender is not associated with the bathroom at all (nor age) because it shouldn’t be relevant, and b) it tells you straight away if it has what you’re looking for. Naturally the signs should still indicate wheelchair accessiblity, and not just because we clearly need something trivial for idiots to get puzzled and upset over.

  5. says

    Hank_Says @4:

    *Or, he could be a true believer. I can’t tell the difference between real MRA trolls and fakers any more than I can tell real MRAs from Poes.

    (looks at Twitter feed)

    Seems pretty true believer-ish to me.

    MRA bullshit is pretty well established in Ireland, unfortunately. My sister has caught her sons (18 and 16) on occasion ranting about “feminazis” 😞

  6. Ed Seedhouse says

    I do think “NO ASSHOLES” signs would be handy, placed almost anywhere, except that the actual assholes don’t know they are assholes, they think I’m an asshole.

  7. robertmatthews says

    I was in Stockholm last month and Mr. Cullen would go OUT OF HIS MIND. Department stores there generally have a single large bathroom with multiple stalls, no urinals, and a row of sinks for everyone to use: women, men, children, anybody who needs to relieve themselves. There’s an attendant to make sure that everyone pays the fee and there’s no trouble, but why would there be? Why exactly do you need separate toilets, anyway?

  8. emergence says

    If you don’t like it in our state, then get the fuck out Cullen. We don’t need some regressive asshole barging in and gawking uncomprehendingly at us.

  9. says

    Ugh, he’s probably one of those people who complains when other people complain about whitewashing and the like: “But we’re all humans, why can’t you see yourself in a white man? (sniffle, sniffle)” Then they throw these kinds of tantrums when somebody who isn’t a white man gets a little focus as a human being and think they’re being all clever and deep. A similar thing happened when Madrid put up some inclusive crossing lights for World Pride, some dude who writes an opinion column for a newspaper said those lights were less inclusive because he couldn’t tell if they were for him or only for women. Or gay couples. And what about fat people, they don’t have any lights?? And people in wheelchairs, they can’t cross the street either! So he said. For sure, thinking it was a very intelligent criticism and patting himself on the back as he typed it up.

  10. Rich Woods says

    @robertmatthews #9:

    Why exactly do you need separate toilets, anyway?

    Because you might hear a plopping sound and worry about who made it.

  11. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Because you might hear a plopping sound and worry about who made it.

    I’ve seen reports the Queen of England plops into a bed of sand so nobody knows, by auditory evidence, when she relieved her lower GI tract.

  12. Matrim says

    Last month I spent a week in a location that had only gender neutral bathrooms. A week of people of all and no genders, trans and cis, all sexual orientations, all shitting and pissing and changing tampons and washing up together. Shockingly not one person was assaulted, no one harassed anyone, and it was largely as pleasant as public restrooms reasonably could be.

  13. says

    Matrim@#4:
    It’s anecdotal but I have observed that users of shared gender bathrooms tend to be more careful how they leave the place.

    When I was in Saudi Arabia I was horrified by the men’s stalls at the airport bathroom. They had a small hose so you could spray water to rinse things off before you used them. It was kind of a pop psychologist’s anal expressive nightmare, with stuff everywhere and everything dripping wet. But I’m sure that would be the last place on earth to have shared bathrooms. Is there a connection? I don’t know.

  14. runswithscissors says

    @Marcus Ranum

    The small hose is for washing the individual user’s own undercarriage after the event, rather the cublicle/seat.
    If the stalls you saw were “dripping” and covered with “stuff” the hose has been misused.

  15. mond says

    Can I suggest that the small child, one might say baby (or toddler), is to indicate that there are baby change facilities available.
    I do stand to be corrected on this one.

  16. lee101 says

    Perhaps there could be a sign that says “assholes allowed inside only for official business”. I suspect the humor would be lost on folks like Cullen…

  17. methuseus says

    @robertmatthews:

    I was in Stockholm last month and Mr. Cullen would go OUT OF HIS MIND. Department stores there generally have a single large bathroom with multiple stalls, no urinals, and a row of sinks for everyone to use: women, men, children, anybody who needs to relieve themselves.

    I would be a little confused by that at first since I have never encountered it, but once I realized it would be no problem. I don’t really see a need for urinals in most cases anyways; they save a minor amount of space and time, save more water, but too many men are freaked out using them because another man might see them at a urinal, or something. I can’t count how many times I’ve been in a men’s bathroom, all stalls occupied by men standing and peeing so I couldn’t get my daughter in one of them, and literally nobody using a urinal.

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