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I do a lot of historical reenactment. This past weekend at an event, we were on the field with a barely-even-trying TIM. During the battle, someone yelled "cover him!" (or something like that). The TIM straight-up stopped what he was doing, opening himself up to get shot, and yelled "it's 'cover her!'".

It was pretty funny, but god, can you imagine someone like that on an actual battlefield? I can't fathom scolding someone about pronouns while they were trying to save my life. Though I guess life isn't worth living if you can't be #validated.

Also, this guy was not wearing a military uniform, but was dressed as a civilian woman from the era we portray. It pissed me off because actual women are not allowed to do this! When we field, we dress as men, as would have been done in the period. Apparently gender euphoria is more important than an accurate portrayal of history.

(All of that said, I do want to mention that while some parts of it have succumbed to gender ideology, overall the historical reenactment community is really wonderful and I feel very welcome there. People who work with their hands and connect materially to history tend to be pretty down to earth.)

I do a lot of historical reenactment. This past weekend at an event, we were on the field with a barely-even-trying TIM. During the battle, someone yelled "cover him!" (or something like that). The TIM straight-up stopped what he was doing, opening himself up to get shot, and yelled "it's 'cover *her!*'". It was pretty funny, but god, can you imagine someone like that on an actual battlefield? I can't fathom scolding someone about pronouns while they were trying to *save my life*. Though I guess life isn't worth living if you can't be #validated. Also, this guy was not wearing a military uniform, but was dressed as a civilian woman from the era we portray. It pissed me off because actual women are not allowed to do this! When we field, we dress as men, as would have been done in the period. Apparently gender euphoria is more important than an accurate portrayal of history. (All of that said, I do want to mention that while some parts of it have succumbed to gender ideology, overall the historical reenactment community is really wonderful and I feel very welcome there. People who work with their hands and connect materially to history tend to be pretty down to earth.)

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[–] VestalVirgin 117 points Edited

Well, I'd let him "die" next time, lol.

Realistic reenactment would probably be "The coward is disguised as woman, no doubt a deserter! Shoot him!"

The male privilege of running around on the battlefield in women's clothes when actual women are not allowed to do that is amazing.

(His behaviour reminds me of the case where a trans identified girl sued her teacher for shouting "Don't let her run into the wall" when she was wearing virtual reality goggles and was headed for a wall. The lesson learnt: Never try to save TIPs. They don't deserve it, and they won't be grateful.)

The coward is disguised as woman, no doubt a deserter! Shoot him!

😁 omg thank you for this thought. Imagine the TIM reaction.

[–] Lipsy i/just/can't 5 points

prly wouldn't even talk about how everyone wants him d3ad despite it being the one time that would actually be true... smh

Yeah, this kind of thing just proves that TIMs don't actually want to be treated like women. Somehow their male privilege only increases when they "become women". Bizarre how that works.

But they're so womanly what with all the super feminine threats of rape and violence towards literally anyone who disagrees with them

I run into so many cool ppl on the detrans sub, it reminds me that there is sanity out there

Is not the detrans sub full of people that agree that our toilets should be ceded in order to penis people be more comfortable to show their penises to girls? Foucault is also pretty interesting for a pedophile.Their supporters liek the detrans are interesting pedophiles supporters.

I just spluttered my coffee 🤣🤣🤣. “I he coward is disguised as a woman”

Please tell me the teacher won the case or it was thrown out of court for being frivolous

The case seems to be on-going. He had refused generally to use male pronouns, on religious grounds, for her and only used her name. The teacher was threatened with disciplinary action if he didn't use the pronouns demanded. That's when the TIF nearly walked into a wall, he used "her" and was fired.

He is now suing the school but the case has been going on for a few years now from what I can make out.

Fired Virginia teacher sues

[–] VestalVirgin 9 points Edited

Can't find the case via Google anymore, because there are so many. :(

But I'm afraid the teacher lost.

Haha that reminds me -

I went to an anime convention a while ago and the organizers were running some short LARP (live action roleplay) scenes. One was where everyone pretends to be very important business-like businessmen doing serious business things - but the business things are about their big dicks (represented by long balloons that clowns use to make balloon animals that you hold at your crotch). Judge me if you wish, but I have you know it was very entertaining to chide others for laughing at the hilarity of the whole thing (because its VERY important and serious business things) while having a 3 foot long balloon to represent your penis. I sure as hell did make a "give me a pink balloon, I want to have the MOST feminine penis" joke which was well received.

The organizers specially says "you're all business men doing important business men things" and this is a LARP where we are roleplaying as important C level executives who are way too into their dicks so I'm referring to everyone as "sir", "man", "gentlemen", etc - even the lithe 5'1" girl whos balloon dick goes more than a foot above her head. I try to bring everyone into the game, especially those on the side who look a bit shy, so I say to what turns out to be a TIM something like "and hello to you sir what do think of what the Chief of Shaft said?" He hesitates a bit, and a woman next to him says "She's not a sir". I reply "Well take a look around, we're all sirs here. We all are business men with big business dicks" and then go to talk to someone else. About a few minutes later I notice that he left his balloon and is sitting on the side talking with someone while everyone else in the room compares the length of their balloon dicks. Its a bit fascinating that they cant even pretend to be male for a funny roleplay situation when everyone else, including the women, are pretending to be men.

[–] crodish 🔪🍠 25 points Edited

I say to what turns out to be a TIM something like "and hello to you sir what do think of what the Chief of Shaft said?" He hesitates a bit, and a woman next to him says "She's not a sir". I reply "Well take a look around, we're all sirs here. We all are business men with big business dicks" and then go to talk to someone else.

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This is really fucking funny 🤣 imagine crying about how a balloon dick gave you dysphoria

Larping as important businessman who only cares about his dick sounds like a lot of fun, lol.

Satire of the patriarchy in a nutshell.

so you're telling me while everyone is prepared in redcoat style uniforms ready to crawl and dig trenches, this guy shows up in a dress? i bet it was one of those amazon medieval renaissance pilgrim regency barmaid halloween costume ones too

More evidence they don't belong in the military 😂

YES! One of the few good decisions Trump made was banning them from enlisting. They constantly whine that they'll kill themselves if they can't get their hormones (which isn't always easy when deployed overseas). And that they'll kill themselves if they're misgendered (which is really fucking likely if they're deployed in some third world country that doesn't fuck around with genderwoo). But we're supposed to let them into a career field that is intensely stressful and has a high suicide rate even for mentally healthy people? It's absurd!

You can’t join the US mil if you need to use a rescue salbutamol inhaler once every couple of years. But if the gender woo means injected hormones and daily pills and electrolysis, now it’s apparently no problem, ma’am.

Mentally unstable people have always been barred from military service as far as I know. Not to mention that, in the US at least, the government would be expected to fund their SRS etc.

Mentally unstable people have always been barred from military service as far as I know. Not to mention that, in the US at least, the government would be expected to fund their SRS etc.

The problem is that we're no longer allowed to call it a mental illness. Despite the fact that one of the hallmarks of gender dysphoria is threatening suicide if they're not validated 24/7 and given whatever hormones/surgeries they want

They won’t let you in if you’re taking any psych meds. Even childhood adhd, even something as banal as a low dose Prozac. Even necessary and non psych meds have to go through a waiver process (like BCP or accutane) and then MEPS might still reject you. They’re looking for reasons to reject you.

My schizophrenic relative got in during Vietnam (they were obviously desperate, and pretty sure he was stable at that moment and didn’t volunteer the information) and then was dishonorably discharged IN THEATER.

Oh my. I wasn't even thinking this far, but you are right - just imagine him pulling that shit on a REAL battlefield. His comrades would be very tempted to let him get shot just so they aren't terrorized by him anymore.

Enemy forces start deploying large scale "misgendering," which proves highly effective in this stupidest of arms races.

Now I'm imagining taliban forces shouting "Hello Sir!" at a battalion of TIMs in the hopes that they'll take themselves out. 🤣

[–] VestalVirgin 11 points Edited

Lol. I think he would probably be instantly cured of his gender affliction if the enemy started using "misgendering" as weapon.

I have pretty bad OCD, and I can kinda suppress it for a while if necessary. And that's something that organically developed, I didn't see it on the interwebs and thought it would be cool to imitate.

So ... yeah, even if his bullshit "dysphoria" was real on some level, he'd snap out of it if his life was at stake.

Considering that their suicide threats are never real, and they only use those to coerce others ... yeah, he'd be instantly cured of his dysphoria, and all of a sudden able to run for shelter instead of throwing a mantrum as he would do in civilian society.

Wonder if in a real battle situation they’d be begging to be raped by the enemy like the female soldiers would be.

[–] MissBehaved 17 points Edited

No they'd suddenly feel the need to 'boy mode'. They might fantasize about rape, but for sure they don't want to actually be raped. They can't even imagine being without agency. Even when men play a submissive role in BDSM they are still dictating what they want.

Evidence... How many men do you see cross-dressing in Afghanistan? For sure autogynephilia exists there, as it appears to exist everywhere men are. Just think of all those poor transwomen in Afghanistan wanting their gender to be affirmed so they can be stoned to death for showing a leg. No one ever stones them or harasses them for showing their face or for attending school! Those poor things!

[–] MissBehaved 6 points Edited

The enemy doesn't need to waste ammunition on him. Just misgender him and he'll kill his own self for them!

Unfortunately I hear the US armed forces are becoming like that.

I would turn coat and shoot that fucker so fast.

I would turn coat and shoot that fucker so fast.

The pacing, the alliteration, the musicality of this sentence ... best thing I've read on the interwebs in years.

Beyond flattered! I regularly feel the same way about all the funny brilliant women here, every single day

Also, this guy was not wearing a military uniform, but was dressed as a civilian woman from the era we portray. It pissed me off because actual women are not allowed to do this!

Oh, fucking hell.

Sounds like a Monty Python sketch, until he uses the women bathrooms in which case it's not funny any more.

[–] NoDayForADo 17 points Edited

Oh my gawwwwwwwd. Huge history nerd here, I gotta know which battle/era was being portrayed here so I can make a better picture in my mind. Did Jennie Wade step out of the kitchen for a stroll?

It was a late medieval siege, so imagine a sea of full plate armor and this guy dressed like a fucking Disney princess.

Hmmmmm. Pennsic? I imagine you can't throw a rock there without hitting some sort of gender special.

I must say, historical re-enactors have always piqued my interest.

“Hey, what on earth are you guys doing?”

“We’re re-enacting The Battle XYZ in full regalia… Ow Jake, that hurt!!!… of the time during a heatwave!”

And then they all go home afterwards.

I mean, even at Ren Faires the attention paid to historical context is pretty lax.

To see a TIM do it…

Was it a Civil War one? Was he dressed as Scarlet O’Hara? He was, wasn’t he? Or 6’3” in a bonnet and prairie dress?

I hope somebody shot him mid-mantrum?! What a buffoon.

Sadly, if Reenactment works like Larp, and I assume it does, he could totally ignore being shot. (I mean, theoretically there's the rules, and you are required to react to being hurt ingame, but in the chaos of a big battle, it is unlikely someone would notice ... unless multiple people shot him.)

He'd probably do that. I mean, they expect that their belief trumps other people's reality, and in Larp, you can actually do that. Even though it's bad manners.

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