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Empathy for women has never been Caitlyn Jenner's strong suit. He frequently abandoned wives and children, and made Kim Kardashian keep his dirty secret for ten years. He made creepy jokes about going to the women's room, and dressed in his own daughters' cloths.

The one time he thinks of someone other than himself, George Takei decides to go on a big old cancel campaign on Twitter. He called Jenner "a menace" because Jenner was honest that males should not be in female sports.

If anyone is an authority on this issue, it's Caitlyn. At his peak, the world's best men literally could not surpass him. He was a wonder of physical fitness.

George Takei is 90 years old, so I don't know why he feels to be so woke on this issue. It's a young idiot's folly. Maybe in his old age he finds solace in being the internet's "wholesome, nice guy" but he looks sour and vicious now.

And that IS how Takei has stayed in the public eye over the years. By being an adorable, kindly old man. There's nothing wrong with that, except he's now shown how false that is.

He didn't go after Jenner just for being a Republican. He didn't even go after Jenner for killing a woman with his car. What really brought on Takei's fury was Jenner saying that men don't belong in women's sports.

Why can't Takei show some of that wholesome kindness to women? Maybe don't assume we're villainous? Women's sports will never overtake men's sports in terms of fame and money. So why can't we have them? They're no threat to you.

I know Takei called Caitlyn Jenner a menace, but I don't believe for a minute that's what he meant. I think he views US as the menace. He's just angry with Jenner siding with us.

Women are not a menace, George.

Empathy for women has never been Caitlyn Jenner's strong suit. He frequently abandoned wives and children, and made Kim Kardashian keep his dirty secret for ten years. He made creepy jokes about going to the women's room, and dressed in his own daughters' cloths. The one time he thinks of someone other than himself, George Takei decides to go on a big old cancel campaign on Twitter. He called Jenner "a menace" because Jenner was honest that males should not be in female sports. If anyone is an authority on this issue, it's Caitlyn. At his peak, the world's best men literally could not surpass him. He was a wonder of physical fitness. George Takei is 90 years old, so I don't know why he feels to be so woke on this issue. It's a young idiot's folly. Maybe in his old age he finds solace in being the internet's "wholesome, nice guy" but he looks sour and vicious now. And that IS how Takei has stayed in the public eye over the years. By being an adorable, kindly old man. There's nothing wrong with that, except he's now shown how false that is. He didn't go after Jenner just for being a Republican. He didn't even go after Jenner for killing a woman with his car. What really brought on Takei's fury was Jenner saying that men don't belong in women's sports. Why can't Takei show some of that wholesome kindness to women? Maybe don't assume we're villainous? Women's sports will never overtake men's sports in terms of fame and money. So why can't we have them? They're no threat to you. I know Takei called Caitlyn Jenner a menace, but I don't believe for a minute that's what he meant. I think he views US as the menace. He's just angry with Jenner siding with us. Women are not a menace, George.

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[–] skink 36 points (+36|-0)

That makes sense, especially when I think about the time his account posted a supposedly funny meme of a woman standing up from her wheelchair to get a bottle off a shelf. He was pushing 80 at the time, which seems rather old never to have met a wheelchair user who isn't obligated to stay in the chair constantly.

Whoever posted that may have had a good sense of memes but wasn't hip to what old people are likely to know.

[–] pennygadget 22 points (+22|-0)

Whoever posted that may have had a good sense of memes but wasn't hip to what old people are likely to know.

I think you're right. Especially since LOTS of older people can walk short distances but use wheelchairs when going out to places like a grocery store. Those tweets don't sound like something a person who is over 80 years old would say/think

[–] ProxyMusic 17 points (+17|-0)

It's not just older people, either. Lots of people of all ages use wheelchairs in certain situations coz of various medical conditions that make it difficult to walk long distances or stand for a long time. Being a wheelchair user, and having legitimate need of a wheelchair, is not confined to people who can't walk or stand at all. Yes, people over 80 usually know that - but then so do many, perhaps most, people of much younger ages too.

[–] Tnetennba 0 points (+1|-1) Edited

I was just about to say this. If anyone observed me in public for 5 mins they might say I'm not disabled. But if they waited around for 10 more minutes they'd see me start hobbling with great difficulty and eventually needing to use a chair.

I can definitely maintain a "normal" appearance when the situation calls for it, but for a very limited amount of time. The way we classify disability doesn't really account for people like me, who can function in very short bursts but needs assistance after that. Even doctors misinterpret or misjudge my abilities because I seem "fine" at the clinic. Uh, DUH. If I'm having a non-functional day I literally cannot go to the clinic, so the only time they actually SEE me is at my best.

One doctor wanted me to come in any way, I warned her that was a terrible idea. I ended up doing it and it was the least productive, most aggressive, most insulting visit I've ever had. I couldn't focus on anything and literally started the appointment in tears because of the extreme pain. She coldly kept telling me to "calm down".

Sorry for the tangent...