Give up Personhood?
I’ve recently been thinking of giving up on personhood. A little background: The first to go was sexuality. I didn’t really realise it so much at the time, but it became obvious after a while that those sexual categories were never going to cut it in a descriptive sense and it didn’t make much sense to make more. Penguins can’t be gay and ducks can’t rape! Why use these mad categories for humans?
Our sexual categories are self deception on a grand scale. To define yourself in terms of them is an act of self harm. There’s a lot of people self harming out there!
Anyway, I reject sexual categories and call them myths.
Gender. Good old gender eh? We’re saddled with it from birth unlike sexual categories which we can pick up on later. Invariably it fails so what do people do? Do they reject if? No, they just invent more and more… and more. FB has a list to choose from and pronouns are seperate. Mix it up! Your gender might be she, but your pronoun can be he. (I can tell I’m going to use a lot of explanation marks in this blog)
So I specifically thought about it and thought I’ve just got to get rid of it, I’ve got to get rid of my gender and so I did. I’m glad to have it gone. No one cares so long as you don’t do anything different in terms of your actions and appearance. Oh, I also keep the same pronoun. That helps.
It not being any different just goes to show how useless the whole thing is. It’s not like denying the holocaust. But surely it should be so much more important to people because EVERYONE has got to have a gender and the gender they have is via them thinking some thoughts in their head. Whatever thoughts they think is the reality, out in the world, of this central tennant of social reality.
So if someone was to deny their gender that should destroy how people relate to them so how can it all be the same apart from people saying “that’s a little bit weird” etc. Where is the oppression?
Finally it had to come down to this. It sort of slid into view. People can call you a ‘person’ after you’ve given up your gender. They shouldn’t be able to do that. I’m not a person! Take your culturally laden accusations of personhood and get out of here.
I’m non-aborted human life. I’m fertilised egg that got a bit too big for it’s host. I’m living it up in the environment by being some dumb voyeur. I’m some entity banging away on a keyboard to make you understand that banging away on a keyboard is NOTHING.
How can I be a person? A person has rights. I have no rights. But attack me and I will attack back. The attack may not be physical.
A person is a cultural being. I see culture. I pretend culture, but at least I know that I’m pretending. You don’t. You don’t know how to.
I can make statements like this out of pure frustration. We’re not in reality here folks, the very least we can do is recognise it. Get to grips with it. Live with it.
But personhood? Come on. We’re not going to go and believe in that after rejecting everything else are we?
Still, it does seem a little risky to go and say “I’m not a person” it does open up the entity to some kind of nasty attack so that the cultural upholder can say “Ha, you’re a person after all”. After all got to be a dick in the world to keep the creatures you believe are people to keep on being persons. That’s persons being dicks BTW.
At this stage there’s no real benefit to socially giving up personhood. I mean it’s nonsense but it’s not being updated with more nonsense that would require me rejecting it. No one is saying they’re a “gersion” [That’s a made up word BTW]. I’ve got to talk using this damn language and talking about myself without using personhood would be very inconvenient.
Maybe I won’t give up personhood quite yet but it’s definitely on probation.
Hmm, someone has already falsely equated giving up person with physical suicide. I much prefer my suicides to be non-physical thanks very much.
Give me convenience or give me death.