FOWC with Fandango — Boat


It’s July 15, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “boat.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Boat

  1. Marleen July 15, 2022 / 1:09 am

    Okay, boat.Whatever floats your boat…

    I’m going to share this first. I’m going to share a few videos, this one first — because I see it as “far left” in contrast to a different one where the characterization of far left is, in my opinion, misused. To me, this one is mostly fun.

    VICE (News) [based within a visit to Sweden] – Raised Without Gender

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    • Marleen July 15, 2022 / 11:35 am

      Here is the one where “far left” is used in a way with which I’m not happy, even though the man who says it [not the transman] seems otherwise decent. These drugs and surgeries arose to emasculate homosexual men (as legal punishment) and to make parents (and doctors although the doctors didn’t always ask the parents) presumably happier with the appearance of biologically and anatomically intergender babies. That comes out of a top-down imposition (which is not left at all). And if people do these things (now by choice as autonomous persons) still primarily to try and fit in, we’re talking about how the general public may or may not accept you if you please them enough and not about just being yourself. [Or, perhaps, about receiving affirmation from providing prescribers and surgeons.] The drugs and surgeries were additionally applied to change highly-competing athletes for categorical definition, such as within the Olympics. The historical background is significant.

      This is a serious and worthwhile conversation. I’m fine with it other than the use I have explained of the terminology of politics. If I were to place it within politics, I’d put it on the right. One reason I haven’t mentioned, yet, is because it’s driven by capitalism too.

      Transman’s unexpected thoughts … [guest] Scott Newgent

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    • Marleen July 15, 2022 / 11:46 am

      Transgender boy transitioning … changes his mind

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      • Marleen July 15, 2022 / 12:36 pm

        I’m not a hundred percent sure they got this labeling up to standard. (One reason would probably be that not all cases are the same.) This individual is originally a boy [I think… but maybe he was intersex]. Transgender boy isn’t the usual wording if he was born male. However, he is needing to undo some things (from when he was going for being a transgender girl); transitioning back might make sense — but it’s usually called detransitioning [but it might be a medical privacy thing to not disclose he presented as intersex at birth].

        Also, I find it curious that the push for trans increase tends to leave out reference to intergender and intersex people. It’s a conspicuous absence.

        Intergender is a gender identity that has two contradictory opinions on how it should be used.

        1) Intergender can be used by both dyadic people and intersex people who feel between male and female.
        2) Intergender is inappropriate for dyadic people and is to be used only by intersex people because they need words that correlate with their bodies.

        Dyadic people should use a different word such as androgyne. As an identity, intergender can be considered to be between male and female, or to be a combination of the two. Intergender people may also identify as nonbinary, genderqueer and/or transgender. However, some intergender people consider themselves cisgender, as their gender is reflective of their sex characteristics at birth.

        Intergender people can have any gender expression or sexual orientation.

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        • Marleen July 15, 2022 / 1:28 pm

          Here, we have two completely different meanings,
          not simply contradictory definitions:

          Intergender definition [2 top] Meanings Adjective

          > Taking place between people of the opposite sex.
          {Examples would be sports or chess
          happening with men and women together.}

          > Midway between male and female.
          {Under the nonbinary umbrella,
          and sometimes trans.

          I would add, referring back to what I quoted earlier,
          it appears people don’t try very much to understand:

          As an identity, intergender can be considered to be be-
          tween male and female, or to be a combination of the two.

          Of course, when the general public can hardly process these realities,
          we almost never discuss the fact a person can be born with neither genitalia.
          Meanwhile, for intersex people, it doesn’t have to be the genitalia that is a combination.}

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    • Marleen July 15, 2022 / 11:47 am

      BBC Newsnight — detransitioning …

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  2. Rall July 15, 2022 / 1:31 am

    breaking news
    3 million new cases of covid
    predicted in the next few weeks
    we are all in the same boat
    up schitt creek
    without a paddle

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  3. donmatthewspoetry July 15, 2022 / 2:19 am

    My sunk boat has risen Fan….


    I saw a boat a’sailing
    Through the silken sky
    I called out to those sailing
    Hello. hello. hi?

    ‘Twas just a dream Fan……

    Diaphanous damsels on board too. Bugger…….

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  4. pensitivity101 July 15, 2022 / 5:24 am

    If we were still on ours, we would be berthed somewhere up river in a different world. Wonder what Maya would have made of boat living? Maggie took to it immediately.

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