Savage Blathers Ignorantly About Transgenderism

No, not that Savage, the other one. Michael Savage, the far-right fringe talk radio show host. With nothing but pure ignorance and bigotry, he actually believes that people just wake up one day and decide to be trans because it’s seen as “cool.” Because yeah, that’s exactly how it happens.

“What is this, upstaging the other guy who is simply gay?” Savaged wondered. “This is how crazy this is becoming. It’s not cool enough now just to be gay and have a husband as a gay man, now you have to be a transsexual who cuts your schmendrick off and becomes a woman. I really don’t following this, it’s insanity. It’s the meltdown of an entire society, it’s insane.”

“Why would you want to be a woman when there’s no sex anyway so what’s the difference?” he continued. “Why are all of these Hollywood guys suddenly wanting to be a woman? Most women don’t want to be women after a certain age.”

Savage pointed to the movie “Psycho” as a reason why we should turn against transgender rights: “Didn’t you remember that Hitchcock did years ago with the grandma, with the clothing and the hill, ‘Psycho,’ with the knife in the shower? That wasn’t enough to scare anyone from wanting to — I don’t get this, I just don’t get this. I guess I’m not part of the new America, I just don’t understand this absurdity.”

You’re right, you don’t understand it. As usual, though, that doesn’t prevent you from ranting about it like a fucking moron and taking the opportunity to trivialize and marginalize an entire group of people you don’t even know.

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  • caseloweraz

    Savage: …now you have to be a transsexual who cuts your schmendrick off and becomes a woman.

    The man is betraying to us the nature of his upbringing. According to Wikipedia, “Schmendrick (שמענדריק) is Yiddish for a ‘stupid person’ or Hebrew for a ‘fat person’.”

  • cottonnero

    Ranting about things that you don’t understand and that scare you is a hobby for some people, but it’s an absolute job requirement for certain stripes of talk radio.

  • John Pieret

    I just don’t get this

    Some people, when they don’t understand something, take the time to learn about it so they can understand it. It is one of the main differences between smart people and ignorant boobs. Guess which group you fall under, Michael.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Finally! I’ve been waiting forever for someone to take the Transformers down a peg! I mean, why the fight? Can’t they just work together to get energon cubes? And how does great big Megatron become a tiny pistol, anyway?!

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Michael, don’t you remember what Harper Lee did years ago … with the innocent black man, with the sham trial, with the shooting of Tom Robinson when he tried to “escape”? That doesn’t scare anyone away from being a racist, bigoted, ignorant asshole? I just don’t get this! I guess I’m not part of the old America; I just don’t understand the stupidity.

  • colnago80

    Why are all of these Hollywood guys suddenly wanting to be a woman

    What the fuck is he talking about. Does he have some folks other then Bruce Jenner in mind?

  • dingojack

    “Why would you want to be a woman when there’s no sex anyway so what’s the difference?”

    Hate to break it to you, Michael…

    Dingo

    ———

    * Or perhaps he means the whole experience of womenhood is purely about sex (wouldn’t that make ’em slutty-slut sluts?) Or is it that only men have sex — women just lie there (and are inflatable, E-Z Kleen latex, ammiright Michael?)

  • teawithbertrand

    “Most women don’t want to be women after a certain age.”

    He couldn’t resist including a healthy dose of misogynistic assholery, could he?

  • dingojack

    teawithbertrand – like most of his ilk he’s dripping with misogyny and ‘assholery’ (in equal, extraordinary amounts).

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    “… now you have to be a transsexual who cuts your schmendrick off and becomes a woman. ”

    ‘Paging Dr Freud, Paging Dr Freud — Dr Freud to the castration, shit I meant courtesy, to the courtesy phone please’.

    Dingo

  • dugglebogey

    If he really doesn’t understand it, then that tells everyone something about his sexuality, does it not?

  • catbutler

    @6

    It’s possible he was referncing Lana Wachowski Of Cloud Atlas and Matrix fame maybe?

    Who knows though?

  • dugglebogey

    Today is the day of great band names. “Misoynistic Assholery” is a nice one.

  • Michael Heath

    Michael Savage states:

    . . . now you have to be a transsexual who cuts your schmendrick off and becomes a woman.

    caseloweraz responds:

    The man is betraying to us the nature of his upbringing. According to Wikipedia, “Schmendrick (שמענדריק) is Yiddish for a ‘stupid person’ or Hebrew for a ‘fat person’.”

    “ick” sent off a Freudian slip channeled through Beavis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.criley jason the cripple

    This guy does realize that “Psycho” was fiction, right? That it wasn’t a documentary? While it was LOOSELY based on the story of Ed Gein, Norman Bates didn’t act anything like Gein.

  • Chiroptera

    Huh. I thought it was all about men wanting to wear dresses so they can sneak into the womens’ restrooms to rape children. Has he forgotten the talking points?

  • dingojack

    like this?

    Dingo

  • theguy

    “Most women don’t want to be women after a certain age”

    Probably after being exposed to a blast of misogynistic hate from Shitage here. The only insanity here is from his drooling, venomous, spitting hatred of people who don’t fit into a neat box labelled “male” or “female.”

  • Ellie

    “Most women don’t want to be women after a certain age”

    I’m old, but apparently I haven’t reached his “certain age, ” because I’m still happy being a woman. However, it’s going to be difficult for me to ever read or watch The Last Unicorn again…apparently Beagle didn’t realize he was naming his magician after a penis.

  • http://tailotherat.blogspot.com namowal

    Does Savage seriously believe these claims? Or is he “only” saying mean-spirited and crazy stuff because he knows it’ll get him attention?

  • Lady Mondegreen

    “Why would you want to be a woman when there’s no sex anyway so what’s the difference?”

    What the hell is he saying? Transgendered people don’t have sex? Women don’t have sex? Wha?

    Most women don’t want to be women after a certain age.”

    Fuck you very much, Michael Savage, you ignominious utensil.*

    .

    * “Ignominious utensil” stolen from Aphra Behn.

  • lorn

    Translation:

    ‘The world is changing (the understanding of human nature, identity, and sexuality has become more nuanced) and it frightens me.’

  • http://www.facebook.com/josef.mulroney Josef Mulroney

    “No, not that Savage, the other one.”

    not the macho man randy savage?

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Sadly, of the three Macho Man might actually be the most progressive on gender.

    He might not, of course, but it’s scary to think that he might…

  • dan4

    @11. No. No, it does not, actually. Sounds like a variation of your idiotic”Why doesn’t person X just come out of the closet?” responses every time you comment on a board where Ed’s post revolved around a person criticizing homosexuality.

  • thebookofdave

    None of these asshole-babies seem threatened by trans-men. I’m reluctant to give Freud more credit than he is due (which is little), but dingo repeats an important point.

  • dingojack

    thebookofdave – the thing is, one doesn’t “cut… your schmendrick off and become… a woman”, as Savage phrases it. The penis is used to form the labia and a clitoris (in much the same way as it would develop naturally). Savage’s ‘castration anxiety’* is a definite ‘tell’.

    Dingo

    ———

    * Disclosure: In my opinion Freudian theory is to modern psychiatry, what alchemy is to modern biochemistry.

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    Josef Mulroney (#23) –

    “No, not that Savage, the other one.”

    not the macho man randy savage?

    I don’t know if you’re aware, but gay activist Dan Savage has a history of transphobia and biphobia. As we’ve seen from some atheists (e.g. Sam Harris), being pro-rights for one group doesn’t preclude being ignorant, racist or bigoted towards another.