I don’t often listen to Crowder, mostly because he is often obnoxious. This video, worth watching, is an excellent example of how effective he can be when he settles down. This is also an excellent example of how we should operate when communicating. Sit down, have a brandy and a cigar, and discuss what’s on your mind. This particular conversation is about gender fluidity and the infinite number of genders, including that of bobcat.
There are also aspects very important to hear. One, it is clear some people are on the gender train because they just want to be “good people” and there are others who are touched in the head. For example the woman who says that misgendering someone is “an act of violence”. This is a trick used to justify their own real violence or calling upon the force of law to restrict someone’s speech. If it is violence, then you can’t do it. If you do it then the person can defend themselves against your violence with violence or you are a criminal. That’s the logic they are trying to worm into this conversation and though they say it calmly, make no mistake, it is extremely dangerous.
I had to take this screen shot from the video. Check out the body language of the two participants. Crowder is open, engaged, leaning (but not too much) and the woman is back, closed off, legs crossed. Which of the two, in your opinion, is going to get the most out of this conversation?
I am not opposed to a person asking another person to call them something. That’s not the issue. The issue is that people are using the force of law against others to make them do so. If I knew someone named Bob and he said, “from now on, please call me Rob” I would respect that, there’s no reason not to. But that choice on my part to show respect is up to me. If someone doesn’t want to call him that I don’t see that he has the right to pass laws to force others to do so. If you have a personal relationship with someone, and you wish to show them love and respect and they feel calling them something does that by all means, show that love. If you don’t call them that and they get mad, they have a right to get mad because you have a personal relationship. Don’t cross that line that just because you are (pardon the useful phrase) butt-hurt because someone doesn’t talk the way you want them to talk you think it means you get to force them. That makes you a jerk. Maybe they are too, but you aren’t the righteous one in that relationship if you go that route.
Make no mistake, she talks violence because she’s setting the stage.