Simone makes me feel honored
There's a hardcore goon who has been writing pages and pages about how my supporting trans-bathroom rights is 'betraying women.' Yikes.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
But it is, when you look harder under a magnifying glass at any and all cases of men disguising themselves as women to gain access to the ladies' room.
Hard to even know where to start with this super-genius.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
And hard to know where to end with this one!
Well, he's decided what's best for all women due to his vast experience as a bitter ignorant internet crank. ;) https://t.co/kXazowRBkp— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Says a pretty bitter, cranky scriptwriter!
Except this guy's not the 'F' in TERF at all. He doesn't give a shit about women. https://t.co/fdnIFmeFBP— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Dear freaky bigot gasbag stalker...— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Women weren't asking for these ridiculous laws. They are wholly created by bigots as a political stunt.
Wow, seriously? Mrs. Simone, I would like to proudly introduce you to Elizabeth Edens, who called in the Chicago Tribune for keeping men out of women's bathrooms:
There is a bully in our country that has been body-building for the last 25 years. That bully has now "come out" and is flexing its muscles, sending fear down the spines of our politically correct population.And meet the 150 school girls who walked out of a locker room to avoid sharing it with a poorly disguised boy. And a woman who had a dreadful experience in a Target bathroom thanks to their new policies. And don't be surprised if none of these ladies want anything to do with a woman who throws their dignity under the bus.
There are untold numbers of people who do not speak out for fear of being ostracized or being called bigots. They are not bad people, nor are they bigots. They have simply succumbed to the sound of silence. And as Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" song goes, silence, like a cancer, grows.
The bully is political correctness, and it does not scare me.
I live in North Carolina, and I support the new controversial state law that says people must use the bathroom that corresponds with the sex listed on their birth certificates. However, the law is flawed — the part that allows for LGBT people to be discriminated against in employment should be repealed.
That being said, the rest of it is on target. It needs to be a federal law so that I can feel safe in a bathroom anywhere in this once-great country of ours.
I am a 61-year-old white woman, married 42 years to a straight man. That makes me a target. My right to privacy is being assaulted. My right to feel safe in public bathrooms is being denied. Where is the American Civil Liberties Union? Why is North Carolina being trashed for trying to protect me and my rights?
It wouldn't make any difference, in his twisted view, only people like himself count as people. But I'M glad! https://t.co/Sz3WeI5q1V— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
And in Simone's viewpoint, gays and lesbians persecuted in the Muslim world don't count. I vaguely recall several years ago how cold and reprehensible she was on the Dixonverse forum, whose manager she doesn't seem particularly grateful to for developing a series where Black Canary and Oracle could shine together. Speaking of which, when this bathroom issue was brought up on the forum, one of the people there said:
Some very liberal women I know are now... very conservative when it comes to this issue. they are so dead set against this issue.So, Mrs. Simone, do you believe liberal women who dare object are just a lot of "bigots"? Tsk tsk, what a sorry case Simone is. Her loss of the Birds of Prey gig was deserved. BTW, when you call people like us "bigots", you're only offering a compliment. Or didn't you think of that earlier?
Well, yes, but I think the fartsniffing is a personal, rather than political, preference for him. https://t.co/1GVnUtmxmd— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Gee, such crudeness is unbecoming of a professional writer.
Because there is a certain kind of religious bigot who loves discriminating, it's their goddamn breakfast cereal. https://t.co/VORxMyq4S3— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
If she's trying to drag Judaism into this, and won't distinguish between religion and race, that's abysmally low too. Then, when somebody tries dismissing the issue as merely men "believing" it's their duty to defend a lady's honor (and she sure ain't no lady), she says:
Yeah, I am sure that's it for some, but I think just petty, small-minded meanness is at the core of it. https://t.co/va0lvAjdQt— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Well there you have it, Simone's spoken, and made clear she does not care about the safety of women and children. In that case, we can figure where she really stands on the whole Berganza affair, since she hasn't exactly spoken up herself. I guess that means if people like Berganza conducted their awful actions in the bathroom, it'd be okay by her? Dear dear.
It's a case of inventing a nuclear solution to a problem NO ONE WAS HAVING.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Fuck these people, they're horrible. https://t.co/5AMMKN6yUc
No one's being 'protected' by these laws, it's a license for shitheads to insult, degrade, and threaten for no reason whatsoever.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Anybody who's going to use such repellent language isn't making their case very well. She's basically proven the point of anybody who feels chivalry and grace have been devastated in modern society.
Anyway, please do me a favor and tell people this is not okay. We're not supposed to put people in danger for political stunts.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Nor are we supposed to put women who value privacy at risk for the sake of a "special interest group". These demands cannot come at the expense of women's safety. Again, what if this happened at a comics convention?
Because YUP, supporting the rights of humans to use a bathroom with dignity is betraying women. That makes sense, yep.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Tell me more, Mr. Expert Man.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
No problem, Mrs. Expert Woman. For example, if you say transgenders shouldn't respect and/or accept which actual sex they are, then you don't respect them yourself. All you've done is make yourself sound vindictive that somebody's calling you out for taking one stand at the expense of another. And if you turn your back to Islamic persecution of LGBTs, then again, you don't truly respect them.
I hate bullies and like humans, it's a pretty simple decision for me, I think. https://t.co/FCr14xJsVm— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Women who want privacy in the bathroom aren't human? Arab women aren't human? Sigh. What a sad case.
He carries on these HILARIOUS arguments with people who aren't actually, you know, there. It's hysterical. https://t.co/2PiVbANnRK— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Taking everything out of context. I post my thoughts and positions, and comment on your comments while offering everybody the right to know what you've said. All that aside, am I required to please the morally bankrupt? And how does being low traffic mean there's nobody out there agreeing with my standings? Her logic turns farcical yet again.
He's no genius. I used to feel sorry for him, he's like the loneliest kitten on the net.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
But he's also a bigot. https://t.co/n7J2n2r7Wh
Look who's talking! Somebody who's never defended Muslim women in distress from Islam. And here's something to ponder: they may not all say so, but Berganza's victims may not be very happy if they knew you were making things worse with your gibberish. You probably realized that. You probably also knew that such slurs are merely complimentary to the people you despise for calling out your reprehensible conduct.
Oh, he has these long weird arguments with empty chairs. It's amusing but pathetic, too. :) https://t.co/bLjTrDBBt3— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Years, he's been following some of us with this stuff, years and years. TOTALLY not a waste of a life! ;) https://t.co/2PiVbANnRK— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
But she's wasted some of her time as a UN "goodwill ambassador" in some capacity. And probably has no worries about the Oil For Food scandal. Then, when Kieron Gillen babbles, she says:
Ha! You, too?— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
He REALLY hates me, and Dan Slott, and Ron Marz.
That seems to be the conclusion a lot of these sad cases come to - probably because they want people to "hate" them. But truly, that would be too easy. No, I find it disappointing they'd take up these stances. I'd be a lot happier if they changed their ways, but so far, it doesn't look like it'll happen.
Well, as you know, I desperately want to put women in danger because I hate them so much. https://t.co/x9H4zPR7VP— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Have the women who complained about harassment in the industry said they fully favor transgender access to the opposite sex bathroom? To date, I haven't spotted any, and if they don't, then I suggest you avoid making things worse for them.
You don't fucking 'protect' cis women by putting trans women in danger.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Wait a minute, didn't she say she was in favor of transgenders using even the men's room? No doubt she zigzagged her logic deliberately because she can't think of anything better to do. Somebody seems to have realized just how poor her sense is, to which she replied:
It's more than making them uncomfortable, it's putting them in danger on many levels. https://t.co/NzgO3fA1hU— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Yeah, because transgenders are supposedly persecuted in every way, but women and children aren't. In that case, we can only guess where she stands on abuse in Haredi societies too.
This is the thing that's so weird to me. By their logic, men are predators, but this does nothing to protect boys. https://t.co/GzKq8ExhH2— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
A writer on the American Thinker made a similar point, and it's a valid one, about the vitality of defending boys who could be targeted by male-vs-male predators. But using it as an attempt to distract from another subject isn't helping. That aside...say, I thought she sided with homosexuality! In which case, one would think she didn't want to imply gay men could prey on youngsters. Mighty homophobic of you, Gail.
It's a case of the spineless making laws for the heartless.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
Yup, you said it alright.
It's the only legislation they seem to actually care about, making sure trans people can't pee and women can't get health care.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 5, 2016
LOL. Who said they can't? We just want them to use the bathroom that applies to their actual gender. How is that undermining? They're quite welcome to use the bathroom that applies to their actual gender. Please kindly don't distort.
In the end, the intriguing question here is: should women by and large consider this would-be scribe a role model? You can be quite sure there's plenty who don't, and low sales on her books can prove that. When she wrote Birds of Prey, they didn't sell at skyrocket levels either (30,000 or so is no big figure). True, bad marketing has what to do with that, but maybe early on, some folks did recognize what an embarrassment she is, scuttling her talents in favor of dreadful political stances. In the end, she only makes me feel honored to know she resents my dissent so much. And, she demonstrates quite well what's wrong with people in showbiz.