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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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[–] GrumpyOldNurse 5 points (+5|-0)

Just proves gay men can be as viciously misogynist as straight men.

[–] BeachLover 4 points (+4|-0)

Oh, I went after George. Called him a sexist and a woman hater. I'm probably banned from twitter again. LOL!

[–] Hollyhock 10 points (+10|-0)

I unsubscribed from Takei the day he featured a young woman who just had both breasts removed to 'be free'. She was in her hospital bed looking at her mutilated chest and Takei's take on this was, "Even her grandma was so supportive."

I was appalled - it was female mutilation and Takei GLORIFIED IT.

[–] sapphicafemme 7 points (+8|-1)

Wasn’t he accused of sexually assaulting several minors including underage girls? Why does he have any right to call someone a menace?

[–] LadySparklz 1 points (+7|-6)

George Takei is an ancient artifact from Facebook circa 2008, he is so NOT relevant. He sure tries to be, but he's really not and it just looks sad and tired when he makes social commentary.

[–] bornwithovaries 8 points (+9|-1)

Judging people relevant or not relevant is a bit ageist, isn't it? The young kids seem to be the ones most concerned with social media relevance. There are still plenty of Gen Xers and older who share/retweet Takei. Probably some older millennials too. And a lot of those people are in or have access to people who are in positions to make decisions in society. So yeah, what Takei says kind of matters.

(Also, at risk of doxxing myself ever so slightly, he was grand marshal of my city's Pride parade less than ten years ago. That says pretty "relevant" to me.)

[–] LadySparklz 0 points (+0|-0)

The guy is popular because of one tv show...from the 60's. He's also been accused under #metoo. I've never participated in celebrity worship and I definitely won't start with George Takei.

[–] shveya 22 points (+22|-0)

I was disappointed to learn that Takei is a raging misogynist. Getting men to have a bit of empathy for women is like pulling teeth.

[–] [Deleted] 22 points (+22|-0)

I never thought I’d be siding with ContraPoints or Caitlyn Jenner about gender issues, but here we are. Let the infighting begin.

[–] remquarqk 10 points (+10|-0)

what has contrapoints said recently? Must have missed this

[–] [Deleted] 15 points (+15|-0) Edited

It wasn’t even that controversial. He just posted some tweets that basically implied the whole “pronoun check” culture is just performative wokeness and everyone came after him for “silencing the non-binary community” or something. He also collaborated with a TIF who’s a big proponent of transmedicalism, which states that only people suffering from gender dysphoria or undergoing surgery are truly transgender. At least that concept is a step in the right direction, or at least a step away from “trans as a trend” which is a lot more prevalent than the community wants to admit. So Contra didn’t even actually say that last part, just associated with someone who did, and got “cancelled.”

ETA: it’s really short sighted of them, considering ContraPoints is one of the most palatable and accessible public member of the trans identified community.

This twitter row over pronouns was very confusing to me when it happened. Why would this be such a controversial issue among the trans community. Nowadays I get it. Contrapoints really only complained about "pronoun checks" because as an AGP he gets "gender euphoria" when people refer to him as "she". If he has to request it, it's not the same thing. In contrast, for trans/nonbinary-identified women a "pronoun checks" is basically a request to be treated like men, which in a misogynistic society means fully human.

[–] pennygadget 54 points (+54|-0)

Takei's woke posturing is the textbook example of the "how do you do, fellow kids?" meme. Its so goddam sad when someone old enough to know better panders to dumb children like this.

Also, I know numerous lesbians who are older than fifty. And, according to them, gay men they knew back in the day were often more misogynistic than straight guys (because gay men didn't have to pretend to respect us in order to get laid). So an old gay guy hating women isn't all that shocking

[–] notyourfetish 34 points (+34|-0) Edited

Also, I know numerous lesbians who are older than fifty. And, according to them, gay men they knew back in the day were often more misogynistic than straight guys (because gay men didn't have to pretend to respect us in order to get laid). So an old gay guy hating women isn't all that shocking

I'm in my thirties and I'm painfully aware of this. I think most lesbians are.

[–] bellatrixbells 21 points (+21|-0)

I even had a conversation about this with a gay male friend. He's the kind of short, shy guy who only hung out with girls in high school and downright venerated them. He said he was shocked and appalled when he started hanging around gay bars and gay culture because of how misogynistic most of the men were.

[–] EvaDemeter 10 points (+10|-0)

Too many equate any treatment of trans identified anyone as equivalent to any other discrimination, and Takei's had plenty of that in his life, but I cannot understand this approach. Maybe that's not it at all, maybe he enjoys the likes from his righteous indignation stands and likely no one around him shares any other views, but yes. Saw him on Facebook as well doubling down on his double down, and dammit Sulu, you should've taken a stand when Jenner was causing traffic fatalities.

[–] spacykate 38 points (+38|-0)

I happened to watch the documentary he did about himself. He does not come off well. He seems to be really catty and into insulting people, which I realize is a gay sterotype but he seems to take it to extremes. I was a fan of his until I watched the documentary he shot and edited himself. He seems really..not very self aware.

[–] Lilim 66 points (+67|-1)

I think the bigger problem is George Takei’s intern whose in charge of his social media. He’s paying people to give him the image of cool, hip grandpa. He’s 90. I sincerely doubt he’s engaged in social media battles and, being a prominent gay man, asked that the account support LGBT issues. He probably has no fucking clue what T means in this day and age.

[–] bornwithovaries 20 points (+20|-0)

I reserve the right to blame Takei for the actions of his intern. The buck stops with him.

[–] Lilim 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

I definitely don’t think he’s blameless. He’s obviously got a PR team to help deflect from allegations as well as other things in his past he’s said or done that he doesn’t want dredged up. He’s protecting his legacy. I just doubt that anything posted is in his words or necessarily something he personally believes in.

[–] 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.

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