Vice, known lately for covering super serious news, published a 2,000-word probe this week by Meredith Talusan, a writer who doesn’t identify as either a man or a woman. The central existential question: “Why can’t my famous nonconforming friends get laid?”…
Neither has undergone hormone treatment, so they have “visible body hair that marks them as more obviously trans.” Both have a five-o’clock shadow, high heels and lipstick, and “they” as a pronoun.
It turns out, Talusan says, that while the LGBT community is increasingly accepting of people with such specific and niche professed identities… no one really wants to bed them…
From Talusan’s perspective, the fact that no one wants to sleep with Tobia and Vaid-Menon is a sign of injustice. “Jacob and Alok don’t need more claps or raised hands, more YASSSS’s or SLAY’s,” the article concludes. “What they need is to be found deeply, undeniably f*ckable.”
r-strategists expect free resources and free sex. Redistributive economic models only partially satisfies their urges. Redistributive sex will eventually catch on as the slide into r-selection continues.
I have long expected the fatties and the uggos to band together and demand the Hugh Jackmans and Daniel Craigs of the world be forced to keep a bang-ledger, and allot a certain number of pitybangs to the less attractive, to even things out. At the least I expected denial of sex to be legislated similarly to rape today. After all, it is unfair that just because some people were born pretty that they should have all the fun. We need government to rectify that unfairness, because the r-selected world should never be unfair anywhere.
I expected that one day if Rosie O’Donnell demanded sex from you on the street, and you said no, you would be hauled off to jail.
What even I did not see was that hairy, bearded Italian guys, with surgically manufactured vaginas and hairy armpits, would demand they be legally allotted pitybangs too.
This is a measure of how r we have gone. Even Huxley and Orwell never envisioned this. If they had proposed it in Brave New World, or 1984, it would have been so extreme people would have ridiculed the books. Now we have actually seen the first step toward it. Right now our view of it is the same as our view of transgender parents fifteen years ago, and we saw how that went.
I can only assume the Apocalypse will be similarly extreme, relative to historical precedents.
There is no end to the horrors of the r-selected world.