1.a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.”the ideology of democracy” Similar: beliefs ideas ideals principles doctrine creed credo teaching dogma theory canon(s)conviction(s)persuasion
I am becoming concerned people about people using the word “ideology”, when talking about Fiction in particular.
Someone, white, said to me recently that I don’t understand because they had Emma Watson to play the part of Belle and not a black girl. Which is such bullshit, lol. I know that part of the reason I relate to Belle’s Disney, is because I “look” like her (honestly though, who looks like a Disney character). The biggest reason I adore Belle though, is because of her kindness and her reading! She didn’t just fall for Gaston. That doesn’t change if someone played her, and is a black person.
When it comes to works of fiction and being transferred onto the big screen. I don’t care who plays who.
Fiction is fiction, it is literally for anyone and everyone. We’re in 2022 people! Just because the other people want to go backwards, doesn’t mean we have too!
Tolkien did not finish off both “The Silmarillion” and “Beren and Lúthien” These were finished off by his son, Christopher. Christopher was the reason that a lot of his father’s work couldn’t actually take place. Including the films with Peter Jackson. I actually don’t like Beren and Lúthien because of Christopher. I felt like Christopher was writing FOR his father.
What concerns me is when people start talking about things like diversity, and not on the good way.
As a reminder, JRR Tolkien wrote LotR in stages between 1937 and 1949. This was a time that being gay was still illegal and people of colour, did not have rights. So in 2022, if Tolkien had a problem with POC or LGBT+ people playing characters in Middle Earth, I wouldn’t be interested. He’d just be another white bigot. Just like a lot of people talking about their “problems” with the diversity in the series.
We ultimately don’t know what Tolkien thought of Diversity, in any form. It seems he was pretty okay with diversity. As white people we NEED to STOP whining about having fictional characters as POC. It’s outdated and gross. It’s 2022 people! From what I’ve read about Tolkien, I don’t think he was ever intentionally racist . I think, for that time, he was could see there was a problem.
What this comes to do is wanting to keep the Rings of Power, with a whole white cast, that IS an ideology.Wanting to keeping something 100% to the source material IS an ideology. That is a problem in 2022. Now guaranteed, I would have really like to have seen a female dwarf with a beard, that would have made such an impact at the moment. However, it’s still “Hollywood”. It’s also though one of the reasons I don’t think Tolkien would ultimately have a problem with the “Rings of Power”.
Quiet honestly with you all. Hearing people complaining about the Elves in Ring of Power being POC. Is no different to people complaining about Hermione or Ariel (the Little Mermaid) being black. I don’t think Tolkien or Andersen were being intentionally racist. They WERE European and white. They are also long dead. We are now in 2022. If you are NOW complaining about it, that is racism. That is an ideology.
The list below are all ideologies and as you can see they are not all woke, either.
Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, Ted Cruz, “Governor” Di Santis are right wing ideologists. Being left and woke doesn’t automatically make someone an ideologists. Just like being right wing can make you an ideologist.
This is probably one of the last times I am going to talk about this. Because all too often “people” call being trans a “ideology”. This same people are normally always from a Religion … which makes me
Also, it is very EASY and simple to find out about trans History. It’s not that difficult. So either, you don’t want to know because you love being a bigot, or you just really don’t care what trans people have to go through.
Literally the first time I wanted to learn, so I went to Google and put in trans, History.
There is no excuse under the sun, to NOT go and have a look. IF you care, if you don’t care. Then yeah, maybe MTG is a reliable “source” Also though…No.
So here as some Facts:
We’ll start with where the term comes from.
1897 – Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld founds the first gay liberation organization in Germany: the Scientific Humanitarian Committee.
1907 – Magnus Hirschfeld is introduced to Harry Benjamin.
1910 – Magnus Hirschfeld coins the terms ‘transvestite’ and ‘transsexual’.
1919 – Magnus Hirschfeld becomes one of sexology’s founding fathers when he opens the world’s first sexological institute, the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin. It becomes the first clinic to serve transgender people on a regular basis.
1949 – Harry Benjamin begins to treat transgender individuals in San Francisco with hormones.
1)The Gala (Sumerian: 𒍑𒆪 gala, Akkadian: kalû) were priests of the Sumerian goddessInanna. They made up a significant number of the personnel of both temples and palaces, the central institutions of Mesopotamian city states. These were thought in modern times to have been individuals with neither male nor female gender identities. In addition, some gala priests were women.
2) Because the galli castrated themselves and wore women’s clothing, accessories and makeup, some modern scholars have interpreted them as transgender.[Firmicus Maternus said “they say they are not men… they want to pass as women.” He elaborated, “Animated by some sort of reverential feeling, they actually have made this element [air] into a woman [Caelestis, the goddess]. For, because air is an intermediary between sea and sky, they honor it through priests who have womanish voices.”
4) Today, at least half a million hijras live in India and another half million in Bangladesh, legally recognized as a third gender, and many trans people are accepted in Thailand. In Arabia, khanith today (like earlier mukhannathun) fulfill a third gender role attested since the 600s. In Africa, many societies have traditional roles for trans women and trans men, some of which survive in the modern era amid recent widespread hostility. In the Americas prior to European colonization, as well as in some contemporary North American Indigenous cultures, there are social and ceremonial roles for third gender people, or those whose gender expression transforms, such as the Navajonádleehi or the Zunilhamana.
Trans people have literally been in EVERY SINGLE CULTURE. Including those who knew nothing about the other cultures. Does that REALLY sound a ideology?Its not like Christianity, where certain Cultures and certain races of people embraced it and then ENFORCED it on others. In NO culture though, have they even been close to the majority. Just like the LGB community, they are not the majority.
So to the Christians, and any other Religions that persecute and harass trans people. If your Gods makes no mistakes, why would YOU call trans people a mistake? Maybe trans people are here to TEACH YOU a lesson? For once, it might actually be about you,lol. But you’re learning all the wrong lessons.
It’s perfectly fine to not understand. What is not fine is to just dismiss trans people, despite trans people being around before your “perfect, who makes no mistakes” creator. Especially when you have all this information at your fingertips. There’s no excuse for bigotry in the day and age, it’s just lazy, quiet frankly.
The Science behind the Trans brain
Is actually quiet new. The Nazi’s actually burnt down the first ever LGBT Science center, and a lot of the research was burned with it. (See above).
Most of the investigation into the biological basis of transness has been in the field of neuroscience. Postmortem studies conducted by Dick Swaab of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience suggested multiple differences in brain structure between transgender and cisgender individuals. These differences seem to indicate that transgender that transgender women and men have brain structures more similar to the brains of cisgender individuals of the same gender identity than cisgender individuals of the gender they were assigned at birth.
More recently, the field has moved from postmortem brain analysis to functional MRI studies. Cisgender men and women have previously been shown to have different brain areas engaged during a spatial-reasoning task. This research team found that both cisgender boys and transgender boys (assigned female at birth and on pubertal suppression therapy) had similar activation patterns during the task, compared to cisgender girls.
An individual should not need to justify their gender identity any more than someone would need to justify their eye color.
Nat Mulkey – transgender nonbinary writer and fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).
Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Summary: Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individuals.
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. “Gene variants provide insight into brain, body incongruence in transgender.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 February 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200205084203.htm>.
Summary: Brain activity and structure in transgender adolescents more closely resembles the typical activation patterns of their desired gender, according to new research. The findings suggest that differences in brain function may occur early in development and that brain imaging may be a useful tool for earlier identification of transgenderism in young people.
European Society of Endocrinology. “Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524112351.htm>.
As you can see, there is more to trans people than what MTG “opinion” of them is.
Do I have to do this again?
The only thing that’s new is the term “trans” itself, that doesn’t mean though they just didn’t exist before then.