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And I find myself a social conservative

“In my day”, if you accepted gay rights and women’s rights, well, you were a social liberal (you might still be a foreign policy hawk, or a supporter of supply side economic).

And yes, employment should be about the ability to do the job and not one’s sex or gender identity. Period.

But now: well, I balk at the notion that society should make major changes to things like language in order to make a statistical handful of people feel good.

Yes, I agree with physical accommodations (ramps, handicapped parking, Braille signs, etc.). But…30 plus gender pronouns? And I admit, this “hey, this offends me because not all women have vaginas” made my eyes roll.

And in sports competition: “competing with the gender that you identify with”??? Really? If that is ok, then why even have different divisions? The divisions exist because of BIOLOGICAL differences (statistically speaking, of course).

I guess that I am now a conservative.

Sports: well, I have a benchmark race coming up, and I remember something I wrote…gasp…6 years ago. I was to go under 25 minutes for the 5K a few more times…now..even going sub 28 seems daunting. Note: I am slightly stronger now, though I am heavier too.

Today: weights only; pull ups I tried 2 sets of 5-5-5, 2 sets of 10 to get 50. bench: 10 x 135, 4 x 185, 6 x 175, decline: 6 x 175, military: 10 x 50, 2 sets of 10 x 45 (thick handles, could not do 50), rows: 3 sets of 10 x 200 Hammer, usual abs, usual “this sucks” plank (2:30). That was it.

June 8, 2018 Posted by | political/social, social/political | Leave a comment