Jive | Emo Dojo
Jive | Emo Dojo

Episode · 1 year ago

John; August 7, 2021


Why are some body dysmorphia's celebrated and encouraged, while others are silenced and stigmatized? And, why celebrate negative labels at all? 

This is Day 7 of the August Daily Episode Challenge

Welcome back to Ebo Dojo. It's Saturday, Geez already. So who gets to claim neuro diverse? I thought it was people on the asperger spectrum, but I'm reading an article here from somebody with Adhd that claims to be neuro diverse as well. And then that got me thinking generally about labels. So I think about labels a lot, and I'm always curious about people who wear negative labels like a badge of honor, like why, why would you do that? I'm also curious about people who do dumb things repeatedly and wonder why they get their feelings hurt by doing the dumb thing like posting unflattering pictures of themselves on the Internet and then wondering why people mock them. And then they...

...do it again and wonder why it happened again. I don't know, man, you could be right or you could be happy. Sara, you're right. You should be able to post whatever you want, whenever you want on the Internet, free of bullying, of course, but that's not the way it is. So if you want to be happy, just don't do that. Stay off the fucking Internet. Right Anyway, back to labels and this whole neuro diverse thing got me thinking about again labels in general, because I was watching the news I saw news flash of a transgender weightlifter. So that's not news to me. But what is news is the drama, the farcical drama, of this particular story. So the cliff notes version, long and short of it is there is a male to female transitions. person was a man born is, born with a penis, let's say female. Born with...

...the penis, that's a fair way to say it, and transition to female. And then that person went and competed in the Olympics as a weightlifter. Well, since she didn't win, now she's trying to say, never mind, pretend I didn't. Pretend you didn't see this. Yeah, forget I ever did this. That's the weird part to me. I'm like, what do you what do you mean? You went through all that trouble to get to the Olympics as a woman and now never mind, Huh? said. I feel like that one, you know, the gift with the Black Guy the skinny black eye, walks into a room. When you type in Huh, it just tilts his head. He's got all the question marks. That's how I feel when I read that story. I'm like what you do? What? So, yeah, that's interesting, isn't it? That story brought up a different is you to me because, for example, body dysmorphia like...

...not being in the body, not seeing the body you think you're in and thinking that you have to change. It also includes includes trends, I don't even know what you call that part, people who are born with the wrong genitals. It also includes people who are anorexic and beliemic. Anybody that sees their body in a way that others don't has body dysmorphia. But it always it's trippy to me, and again that thing about justice. To me is like why do some dysmorpheas gets supported and encouraged when others are shunned and belittled? I guess argument could be made about some are dangerous and others aren't, but it seems like they're all. They all involved some element of danger. For example, they they shut down anorexit groups on facebook because apparently not eating is dangerous, starving yourself is dangerous, but they allow transgender groups because apparently...

...being bullied to death is not dangerous. I don't know, and speaking as a formal former beliemic person. We don't get any love. Where's the love for the beliemic people? We should be supporting people. If you want to cut off your Dick or throw up your food, I support or all of that, starving yourself to death, and now that's different. Strangely, I think people that are beliemic could get just enough calories from the food that stays in their guts. It's my non scientific observation of myself as a beliemic person. So how about that for some lighthearted Saturday night conversation? Yeah, that's all I got really. Actually, I'm just getting tired. I'm trying to heal, trying to rest up, and I feel like I barely have enough time over the weekends if I just chill and relax, to recharge my batteries before Monday. Then I realized it was getting late and I'm like Shit,...

I got to do a podcast real quick. So anyway, that was what was on my mind because I was looking at the Internet and watching the news. There you have it. I'll talk again tomorrow on Sunday. Take care of and now back to the wall. And now that La.

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