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AIBU? I want to be Japanese.

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MissionItsPossible Tue 23-Jan-18 08:23:39

www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/former-air-hostess-martina-big-11895174

You can change gender, change your hair type and change race!

I identify as Japanese because "I can't wait to go to Japan because I hear the food is tasty".

Actually, if I'm thinking about this, I want to be identified as a cat. I like the idea of sleeping, getting fed and scratching people when they fuck me off.

Seriously though, WTAF?

elQuintoConyo Tue 23-Jan-18 08:26:43

I'm a hippo because i wallow in mud all day and have unbelievably cute babies [waves magic bs wand]

FizzyGreenWater Tue 23-Jan-18 08:36:31

Their font made me read it as 'White woman with 325 breasts says she now identifies as black woman'

grin

HuskyMcClusky Tue 23-Jan-18 08:38:26

I identify as Kim Kardashian. Now fire up my fucking jet.

Pengggwn Tue 23-Jan-18 08:38:27

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MissionItsPossible Tue 23-Jan-18 08:39:34

Their font made me read it as 'White woman with 325 breasts says she now identifies as black woman'

How dare you. angry If she wants to identify as having 325 breasts that is her right. Are you phobic against white black women with 325 breasts?

GlitterUnicornsAndAllThatJazz Tue 23-Jan-18 08:51:23

In all seriousness though, I think it says a lot that people would be outraged/shocked at a white person identifying as black, but women are being muscled into accepting men as women.

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 23-Jan-18 08:53:35

I just can't even shock WTAF? She's not black!!!

Idontdowindows Tue 23-Jan-18 08:55:48

Rachel Dolezal identifies as black and is still making money off it afaik.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Jan-18 08:59:02

her Breast enhancement surgeon needs to be struck off IMO.

I agree that she has mental health issues if she thinks she is “naturally African” in any way but I can’t get worked up about her making herself look like or live like a black woman.

WTF are these injections that changed her skin colour though??

C8H10N4O2 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:01:53

Like these?:

www.thenewamerican.com/culture/item/22435-woman-says-she-s-a-cat-trapped-in-human-body-gender-identity-unknown

theweek.com/articles/552648/meet-peoplewho-dont-identify-human

Species dysphoria is a thing too!

fannyfelcher Tue 23-Jan-18 09:03:46

I was under the impression people could be whatever they want to be now? human/mineral/animal/vegetable etc. So why are people up in arms about this? Some people bleach their skin, there is no uproar about that. She can identify as whatever she likes surely? (doesnt means she biologically is)

ThymeLord Tue 23-Jan-18 09:04:19

I saw an online article about this yesterday. The comments underneath were mainly poking fun at the woman and saying how ridiculous she was. Yet we are meant to accept that men can identify as women and if we say no we are bigots?

taskmaster Tue 23-Jan-18 09:06:21

Well if we have to all pretend that men are women now, surely everyone should be on board with this as well?
Its no different.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Tue 23-Jan-18 09:07:01

I saw that yesterday.

I’m still hmm at it.

PoorYorick Tue 23-Jan-18 09:11:36

That poor woman is unwell. Shame on the surgeons who indulged her illness by ruining her body with those horrific implants. First, do no harm.

Basseting Tue 23-Jan-18 09:12:25

This particular case looks like a MH issue to me too.
People can 'identify' as whatever they want.
I played dress up as a child. It didnt make me a real Princess.
Of course there are some people who feel they are born in the wrong body, always have been, but in modern times they have more options.
The male identifying as women 'trend' for advantage (eg prison rights) is worrying though.

FluffyWuffy100 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:12:27

I identify as Japanese because "I can't wait to go to Japan because I hear the food is tasty".

Japanese food is so freaking tasty

ChardonnaysPrettySister Tue 23-Jan-18 09:14:02

Is melatonin easy to come by then?

Someone must have administered the injections and shame on whoever did the implants.

PeacefulBlessing Tue 23-Jan-18 09:17:19

In all seriousness though, I think it says a lot that people would be outraged/shocked at a white person identifying as black, but women are being muscled into accepting men as women.

Hopefully the ridiculousness of it all - trans-species (?!!); trans-race; trans-ablility - will expose the majority of trans-gender for what it is too.

ravenmum Tue 23-Jan-18 09:17:41

Like Rachel Dolezal, plus the breasts, which look more than uncomfortable from the way she walks.
Also sounds like a mental health problem to me.

seafoodeatit Tue 23-Jan-18 09:19:09

Media hypocrisy, no #brave for her? No labour list of people who disagree and should be sacked? Perhaps she should become a key figure in the African women's fund. No? Anyone get sacked or labelled a bigot for saying she's a white woman with issues?? Didn't thinkt's sad that she's getting lambasted instead of psychological help but this is really not news, her delusions are not decimating women's rights or creating a hostile environment where people are afraid of stating the obvious.

christmastreewithhairyfairy Tue 23-Jan-18 09:20:03

This looks like a MH issue to me. I can't take the piss out of her for it.

This. She clearly has problems.

SchrodingersFrilledLizard Tue 23-Jan-18 09:25:15

If men can claim to be women simply through self-identification then I have no trouble with Martina Big claiming to be black.

Both concepts are magical thinking and are not based in reality.

PeacefulBlessing Tue 23-Jan-18 09:26:07

It's interesting because, when I was a child, I spent a lot of time in the school holidays and weekends 'living as a cat'. I would move round the house on all fours mimicking what I saw as the behaviours and movements of cats.

Obviously, I wasn't a full time cat, and I reverted to being a human when it was convenient/necessary/suited me... and I wasn't able/required to fulfill all the functions of being a cat (I've never caught a mouse with my mouth/bare hands)

So I enjoyed all the benefits of being a human, but was able to indulge my desire to be a cat when it suited me. I even gave myself a cat name.

But I desperately wanted to be a cat. And I used to look at 'other cats' and feel a little bit envious that they were recognised by cats and actually able to live as cats all the time.

If I'm honest, I don't see that as being any different to a lot of what I read about trans-gender.

Except that the law didn't require anyone, least of all cats, to recognise me as such.

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