I love the Creature Feature podcast. It’s biology made fun and absurd. Unfortunately, even in this podcast, which is basically about animal behavior, I can’t seem to escape neo-liberal, idiotic ideology involving sex and “gender identity.”

The first was “The Dark Tetrad” about how merciless animals can be – particularly felines. It was a hilarious episode and at one point began comparing sociopathy in humans to animals – i.e. can animals be considered sociopaths? Sexual deviance came up – the the host made sure to differentiate between general, everyday sex abusers and the BDSM movement – which apparently therapists consider perfectly normal. Apparently, she had to make sure the people who get off on torturing people as long as it is supposedly consensual don’t have thier feelings hurt or their kink questioned.

I really wanted to write her that therapists once considered lobotomy normal and then send her articles about how men hide abuse within BDSM circles, but then I realized I was at work and didn’t have time, and frankly it probably wasn’t worth it.

Then I listened to “Worst at Sex Awards” which featured a Prying Mantis, prairie voles, meadow voles, marsupial mice, sea creatures that could lose their penises – along with the song “Detatchable Penis” which somehow I managed to hear back in the early 1990s when I was a kid. Again, hilarious episode. Until they started discussing penis transplants and stated that penis transplants can benefit trans men born without penises.

Good lord. Trans men aren’t “born without penises.” They are born female and are always FEMALE. And no female is a man without a penis. That sounds like Freudian patriarchal bullshit to me.

This really shows that trans and sex positive neo-liberal ideology has permeated society to the point that it is infecting everyone through osmossis. The person who runs this podcast has a background in science, and has probably not done the research that shows just what bullshit transgender ideology is – because most people haven’t, they are taking the movements at face value. That “trans men,” no matter how much they may deny it, are the result not of biology but of bullying and internalized misogyny and lesphobia – and a poinsonous queer scene – isn’t even considered because the ideology that they are in fact men has become so ubiquitous. She is simply repeating what has become repetitive brain washing that every good liberal, progressive educated mind must believe. In fact, I believe it is largely a result of liberals trusting that other liberals, and the naive belief that liberal/progressive movements are based on accuracy, science, research, etc. It is about being socialized liberal – you believe other liberals. This is from where you get your social cues. And to go against transgenderism and BDSM – sex positivity – you go against liberalism and thus your socialization. It takes a lot of thought, effort, and self-imposed mental isolation to NOT repeat these liberal talking points.

And this isn’t unique to liberals. Or Western society. Humans are by nature a social, conforming species. Which is way science podcasts end up parroting unscientific ideology. I just hope, as people finally begin to understand and to see and WITNESS the truth about these ideologies, the conversation begins to change.

And I will be able to listen to my damn podcasts away from bullshit ideology. And no, I am not giving up on Creature Feature, and I recommend them, which is why I chose the priarie vole for the image.

But maybe someday I will find the time and energy to write them.