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Sunday, February 25, 2024

The End Of The War Between The Sexes - Thanks To Transgenderism, Men And Women Are History

Perhaps the most famous literary work about the war between the sexes is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, an excoriating play by Edward Albee in which George and Martha 'flay each other to the bone' and destroy every last bit of the ego and identity which has made their married life sheer hell. 

The play in unremitting in its harshness, its slashing wounds, and its mercilessness in its attack on the assumptions of marriage and their wicked falsity. 

At the end of the play, George and Martha, spent and empty, say that they now can start again, but the theatregoer wonders if after such a life of bitter vindictiveness, reconciliation and love are really possible. 

Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew is another acerbic look into sexual relationships.  Kate is a shrewish, bitter woman who hates the idea of men and the presumption of female complaisance.  She is crude, angry, and dismissive of them all except Petruchio who sees that her misandry is simply an emotional defense, a cover for the treatment she received as a child from her father.  

Petruchio sees in her the very spirit, lively intelligence, and independence he has always sought in a woman, and she sees him as the one man who knows and appreciates her.   

The battle between the two equally matched opponents is engaged, and after tearing at each others vanities, they come together. 

Shakespeare's Comedies are all about women who run rings around men.  Each of them, Rosalind, Viola, and Portia are far superior to the troupe of courtiers who come to the gates; but each woman, given the nature of the times, must marry for status and money.  All's well that ends well is the comedic meme for marriages that are sure to fail once the happy wedding celebration is over. 

The literary list of sexual dramas is endless.  Every deception, resentment, hope, disillusionment; every drab, tired bedtime, every pound of flesh has been chronicled, dramatized, and replayed. Men and women simply do not get along, these authors, poets, and playwrights say; accommodation is the rule, and only the weak submit to it. 

This is all background for the real story - the coming revolution in sexual affairs that will remove the millennia-old canker between men and women.  When society is pangender - that is when most former men and women have given up assigned-at-birth sexual identities and become androgynous, sexually fluid, and of indistinct sex, the world will be a less contentious, more congenial place. 

This revolution has nothing to do with gay pride.  Two men in a couple can be just as bitchy, demanding, and controlling as a man and a woman.  Gay cat fights may be only scratching, biting affairs but they are just as deadly serious.  Hell hath no fury like a woman - or gay man - scorned; so looking to gay marriage as an anodyne, is simply whistlin' Dixie. 

When sexuality is floating, fungible, and not harnessed and bound, there is far more give and less take.  Sexual demand - the central issue in straight marriage - is gone. Men want sex constantly and irrevocably while women are diffident. For them the rooster's contribution is enough. 

Laura in Strindberg's The Father who dismisses her bullying, weak husband, good only for reproduction and nothing else, is the model. Of course even with such desultory sexual interest, women demand some sexual attention; and knowing that they have become little more than a bag of laundry to their husbands, they have ways of shaming them to their beds and out of other women's. 


Easier said than done, for the dalliances and errancies of men are the rule.  Men for whom God's greatest irony is condemning them to sexual desire and frustration for their four-score-and-twenty years, can't help tomcatting, and when eventually and ultimately caught, are in the dog house. 

None of this will happen when society is pangender.  Once untethered from the two old, tired, useless sexual categories; when there are no such things as men and women but everything in between, a million combinations and permutation of sexual identity, all available, and easy to engage, marriage will be less of a pain.

While some men who have transformed into women will hold on to that transgender identity with purpose - high heels, pearl earrings, and perfume - they will soon realize that once natural sexual identity has been replaced, one size does not fit all, and many sexual shoes are in the shop.  

In other words, why not be fluid and pick and choose on the gender spectrum as the mood dictates?  The new sexual revolution is all about fungibility - if you can identify as a woman, then you can identify as any one of a hundred gender options on the spectrum.  If sexual identity is a matter of will, not biology then anything is possible.  To the point, if you are never sure who will turn up in your bed, you have no reason for gall. Love the one you're with takes on a whole different meaning. 

How many husbands are tired of the hair-in-the-sink, toilet seat, you're-not-listening-to-me routines? And how many of them sneak their way to Annette from Accounting, 'stay late at the office' or extend their business trips with a stopover in Copenhagen?

All of this tiresome stereotypical sexual behavior will be out the window when the new, true sexual revolution becomes universal.  The commercial implications are of course staggering. Unisex shops will be things of the past.  For each men's or women's shop there will be fifty come-as-you-are, go-as-you-please fashion smorgasbords, high-end gender novelty shops catering to the new fluidity

All the now unnecessary signage will go - Men's, Ladies', Laddies, Lassies, 'M', 'F' nothing will be gender specific, and gone will the questions and political divisiveness.  One nation, indivisible will take on a whole new meaning. 

What about reproduction? Oh, that...Well, in this brave new world fertility, an inconvenient necessity will be handled the new way - in vitro with genetically engineered embryos.  Fluid couples will opt for starter babies of more predictable genders, but when older, they can and will be as sexless and gender-optioned as their 'parents'.  Parenthood, too, will be completely redefined and will be more like a sexual kibbutz.  Again, the choices will be delightful if at first somewhat bewildering. 

So, for all those gender stick-in-the-muds reading this, get over it.  The sexual genie is finally out of the bottle, and the new sexual age has dawned. Try it, you'll like it. 

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