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(The Hollywood Gossip)   What if I told you Larry Wachowski is no longer a he?   ( thehollywoodgossip.com) divider line
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2012-07-30 11:27:46 PM  

dickfreckle: [www.wendycarlos.com image 494x648]

That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.


Glad someone else enjoys her synth masterworks. Tron FTW.

And yes, news of the sex change is REALLY old. The media has latched onto it as if it had just happened. Mostly because this is the first time she's been seen on video as a she.
 
2012-07-30 11:36:41 PM  
Then I'd say she needs to get a refund in the reassignment surgery. Yikes.
 
2012-07-30 11:43:41 PM  
dickfreckle: That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.

All I see is someone blocking a great view of that awesome modular Moog.

Walter Carlos:

3.bp.blogspot.com

This album is amazing, easily 20 years ahead of its time:

www.progreviews.com
 
2012-07-30 11:43:45 PM  
madgonad: The sex change has been known for a while, but the background is what makes it odd.

Larry left his wife in 2002 for a female dominatrix. So now he cut off his peener in order to be a woman and continue this relationship with that dominatrix, but now as a lesbian. A bit of additional background, this dominatrix's last boyfriend ALSO cut his peener off for her.


Now that's a dominatrix.

A farkin' terrifying dominatrix.
 
2012-07-30 11:56:24 PM  

madgonad: The sex change has been known for a while, but the background is what makes it odd.

Larry left his wife in 2002 for a female dominatrix. So now he cut off his peener in order to be a woman and continue this relationship with that dominatrix, but now as a lesbian. A bit of additional background, this dominatrix's last boyfriend ALSO cut his peener off for her.


Negative. This dominatrix's last boyfriend (who actually was her husband) didn't cut off his peener, instead he became a he since he used to be a she but he still has she bits and makes money shooting films having sex with shes or hes who like hes not shes.

/Get it?
 
2012-07-31 12:01:18 AM  
He still has XY chromosomes. Can't change that. Not sure why people don't opt for mental treatment instead of mutilating their bodies.
 
2012-07-31 12:03:49 AM  
www.nowtheendbegins.com
 
2012-07-31 12:05:27 AM  

DempseySR26: He still has XY chromosomes. Can't change that. Not sure why people don't opt for mental treatment instead of mutilating their bodies.


Because if you feel like you are a woman, this means you really are a woman.

I feel like I am God, and I expect you all to treat Me as such.
 
2012-07-31 12:06:49 AM  
What do you call a guy that cuts off his penis? A guy without a penis.
 
2012-07-31 12:26:59 AM  
2chris2


DempseySR26: He still has XY chromosomes. Can't change that. Not sure why people don't opt for mental treatment instead of mutilating their bodies.

Because if you feel like you are a woman, this means you really are a woman.

I feel like I am God, and I expect you all to treat Me as such.


HERP DERP I KNOW BETTER THAN THE ENTIRE MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC ESTABLISHMENT THAT REGARDS TRANSSEXUALISM AS A VALID CONDITION BASED ON BRAIN STRUCTURE!

Oh by the way, there are women born with vaginas who have XY chromosomes. They are not men and are, for the most part, indistinguishable from XX females. Its called Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome you dumb farks. Your chromosome argument is invalid.


I also want to point out that they make you do two years of therapy and living as the opposite sex before they allow you to get the surgery, so your "Y U NO GET MENTAL TREATMENT" argument is farking stupid and ignorant.
 
2012-07-31 12:36:41 AM  
I had to check my calendar to make sure I didn't accidentally time travel back to 2004 without knowledge of a few winning lotto numbers.
 
2012-07-31 12:36:54 AM  

MeanJean:

Oh by the way, there are women born with vaginas who have XY chromosomes. They are not men and are, for the most part, indistinguishable from XX females. Its called Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome you dumb farks. Your chromosome argument is invalid.


So is yours, technically, since it doesn't apply to this specific case.
 
2012-07-31 12:41:19 AM  
Uncle Pooky

MeanJean:

Oh by the way, there are women born with vaginas who have XY chromosomes. They are not men and are, for the most part, indistinguishable from XX females. Its called Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome you dumb farks. Your chromosome argument is invalid.

So is yours, technically, since it doesn't apply to this specific case.


My point is that Lana's chromosomes don't make her male, which is the argument that was being made above by Dempsy. It does very much apply.
 
2012-07-31 12:43:35 AM  

DempseySR26: He still has XY chromosomes. Can't change that. Not sure why people don't opt for mental treatment instead of mutilating their bodies.


What if he had XXY, that extra chromosome can still make you male genitalia, but can mess with your brain relate to the opposite sex. If that was the case it would make a lot of sense why he became a she.
 
2012-07-31 12:43:47 AM  
AKTurkey

What do you call a guy that cuts off his penis? A guy without a penis

You don't "cut it off", you radically restructure it. I've seen pictures of post-op transsexual vaginas compared to a regular one, they look almost exactly the same aside from some minor differences in coloration.

What do you call an ignorant fark? AKTurkey.
 
2012-07-31 12:50:01 AM  
demonfaerie


What if he had XXY, that extra chromosome can still make you male genitalia, but can mess with your brain relate to the opposite sex. If that was the case it would make a lot of sense why he became a she

By mess with your brain relate to the opposite sex, do you mean make you gay? The info I've found on Klinefelter's syndrome indicates that a Klinefelter male is no more likely to be gay than anyone else. I have no idea if its linked to transsexualism though.
 
2012-07-31 12:57:25 AM  

MeanJean: demonfaerie


What if he had XXY, that extra chromosome can still make you male genitalia, but can mess with your brain relate to the opposite sex. If that was the case it would make a lot of sense why he became a she

By mess with your brain relate to the opposite sex, do you mean make you gay? The info I've found on Klinefelter's syndrome indicates that a Klinefelter male is no more likely to be gay than anyone else. I have no idea if its linked to transsexualism though.


From what I remember in my Neuroscience class, it doesn't have to make you gay. Having Gender Identity Disorder has nothing to do with sexual orientation. There has been cases men with XXY becoming transsexual M to F, but still find women sexually attractive when they were men or as a woman. GID can happen in different ways, how hormones are produced in the body, extra chromosomes, or having a combination of both genitals. It doesn't really matter how you get it, but on how society sees a person with GID. Cultures in India viewed them as Gods, until pretty much which culture kind of came in, and farked it up.
 
2012-07-31 01:01:24 AM  

dickfreckle: [www.wendycarlos.com image 494x648]

That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.


Indeed. Did you know she is also one of the world's foremost photographers of solar eclipses?

i1214.photobucket.com

And she's not at all egotistical about it.
 
2012-07-31 01:03:52 AM  
Demonfaerie

I'm not aware of the hijiras of India being viewed as gods, although I am aware they were/are traditionally viewed as having supernatural powers...
 
2012-07-31 01:07:57 AM  
OK, looked at the article. It looked more female back in like 2006. Now? Looks like some guy who lost a bet with Mike Tyson.

/sorry, cannot reconcile anybody changing genders in my mind
//yes I know gender disociation disorder or whatever is real, but still
 
2012-07-31 01:20:15 AM  

bluorangefyre: /sorry, cannot reconcile anybody changing genders in my mind


But can you reconcile anybody changing their mind in your penis?
 
2012-07-31 01:44:40 AM  

smimmy: Lana... Lana... Lana!... LLAANNAA!



WHAT?!
 
2012-07-31 01:45:39 AM  
Wow, considering how strongly some people hold their opinions on these gender change issues, I wonder what they would think if they knew I would cut off all my limbs and replace them with robot parts if it ever became available?

/rocket punch ftw
//ROCKET PUNCH
 
2012-07-31 01:49:02 AM  

TwistedFark: Wow, considering how strongly some people hold their opinions on these gender change issues, I wonder what they would think if they knew I would cut off all my limbs and replace them with robot parts if it ever became available?

/rocket punch ftw
//ROCKET PUNCH


That's no problem, as long as you don't do anything to imply that their tightly defined definition of gender might be worth questioning.

Why do people care so much about what other people do or are? I simply don't get it.
 
2012-07-31 01:51:40 AM  

DempseySR26: He still has XY chromosomes. Can't change that. Not sure why people don't opt for mental treatment instead of mutilating their bodies.


I have to agree. There's got to be something wrong with your mind to go through that. Creeps me out.
 
2012-07-31 02:15:23 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: dickfreckle: [www.wendycarlos.com image 494x648]

That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.

Indeed. Did you know she is also one of the world's foremost photographers of solar eclipses?

[i1214.photobucket.com image 504x404]

And she's not at all egotistical about it.


Holy crap! Interesting people always get more interesting.

This is why I love Fark. Even if what I learn is largely pointless, it's still awesome. And I learn something new every day. Just yesterday I learned what a "goatse" is. Have you guys heard of that, yet?

/is now home, listening to the Clockwork soundtrack. Will cue her Bach stuff and sleep to it, not because it's boring but because it just sounds so soothing coming out of my older NerdStereo (modest DAC, small tube amp, vintage British monitors)
//christ I need a girlfriend
 
2012-07-31 02:25:54 AM  

MeanJean: Demonfaerie

I'm not aware of the hijiras of India being viewed as gods, although I am aware they were/are traditionally viewed as having supernatural powers...


That could be it, I know there was a ritual or a day where people who had both sexes or maybe transsexuals were blessed, and could be with other men. I've heard they were considered gods, or as you said beings with powers. I don't know which one is correct or both. I just know that at least when it comes to culture in the middle east, they were ok with people who are considered transsexuals, until white culture came in.
 
2012-07-31 02:39:54 AM  
Basically we still got a lot of people in the "Trans people make me feel icky therefore I don't want to treat them with common respect and decency". Give it another 40 years and history will pretty much view them as in the same light as those who say "Black people make me feel icky therefore I don't want to treat them with common respect and decency".

Haters gonna hate.
 
2012-07-31 03:00:41 AM  

MeanJean: AKTurkey

What do you call a guy that cuts off his penis? A guy without a penis

You don't "cut it off", you radically restructure it. I've seen pictures of post-op transsexual vaginas compared to a regular one, they look almost exactly the same aside from some minor differences in coloration.

What do you call an ignorant fark? AKTurkey.


markdrought.com

And that is a dolphin
 
2012-07-31 03:41:10 AM  
First I've heard of it, actually.

I'm surprised, but it's not a big deal.
 
2012-07-31 03:57:02 AM  
They messed with his head for revealing the matrix.
 
2012-07-31 04:58:18 AM  

The_Sponge: smimmy: Lana... Lana... Lana!... LLAANNAA!


WHAT?!


Wow....nobody?

Ok. Ahem.

DANGER ZONE!
 
2012-07-31 05:31:34 AM  
So much herpaderp...

I was about to say "Who gives a shiat?", but obviously some people do...

So I'll go with - methinks the lad doth complain too much... Or put it in to Farkese enough for all the haters -

What are _you_ repressing?
 
2012-07-31 06:04:48 AM  

Former Lee Warmer: The_Sponge: smimmy: Lana... Lana... Lana!... LLAANNAA!


WHAT?!

Wow....nobody?

Ok. Ahem.

DANGER ZONE!


I love fark sooooo much....

/cant wait for the next season...
 
2012-07-31 06:56:02 AM  

So can I retroactively blame a woman for making the Matrix sequels suck?


And I thought this was old news as well that he was no longer a he, at least. I'm glad she finally transitioned over, but that is still one ugly looking lady.

 
2012-07-31 08:16:08 AM  
My farking heeadline gets redlit in favor of this piece of shiat?

*kicks can*

[Welcome to FARK.jpg]
 
2012-07-31 08:38:37 AM  

Former Lee Warmer: The_Sponge: smimmy: Lana... Lana... Lana!... LLAANNAA!


WHAT?!

Wow....nobody?

Ok. Ahem.

DANGER ZONE!


So, thanks for nothing, Carol. Now i have to break into ISIS headquarters in a $900 turtleneck. And if it gets ruined, I'm gonna make you drink heavy cream you... Carol!
 
2012-07-31 08:39:29 AM  
What if I told you Larry Wachowski is no longer a he?

I would ask you if you just woke up from an 8 year coma.
 
2012-07-31 08:42:06 AM  
AKTurkey

And that is a dolphin

Are women so alien to you as to be another species entirely?
 
2012-07-31 08:42:41 AM  
shiat, farked up the bold on the quotes.
 
2012-07-31 09:19:24 AM  
I'd say something about how courageous this person is and how closed minded people are for thinking sex changes are ridiculous, but I'd be lying.
 
2012-07-31 09:35:58 AM  

Lsherm: Old news is old?


Maybe we need a "Not News" tag after all.
 
2012-07-31 09:58:52 AM  
People. We need to get to Vegas to make some bets on major sporting events. If we all pool our resources, we will own the future when we get back to it. Like Biff in Back to the Future. We need to hurry. If we take too much time we may end up back in 2012 before we can get this done.
 
2012-07-31 10:15:03 AM  

Ghastly: Basically we still got a lot of people in the "Trans people make me feel icky therefore I don't want to treat them with common respect and decency". Give it another 40 years and history will pretty much view them as in the same light as those who say "Black people make me feel icky therefore I don't want to treat them with common respect and decency".

Haters gonna hate.


^THIS
 
2012-07-31 10:34:44 AM  

dickfreckle:
That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.

www.wendycarlos.com

I never knew...

hairstylesgaleries.com
 
2012-07-31 01:31:27 PM  

Henry Holland: dickfreckle: That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.

All I see is someone blocking a great view of that awesome modular Moog.

Walter Carlos:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 243x250]

This album is amazing, easily 20 years ahead of its time:

[www.progreviews.com image 298x300]


Interesting... Didn't Wendy score a bunch of Kubrick movies (Shining and Clockwork Orange)? I've seen her referred to both as a he and she, and so i had been confused. I didn't know the backstory.
 
2012-07-31 01:55:16 PM  

T.rex: Henry Holland: dickfreckle: That's a man, baby. Still, I love her work.

All I see is someone blocking a great view of that awesome modular Moog.

Walter Carlos:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 243x250]

This album is amazing, easily 20 years ahead of its time:

[www.progreviews.com image 298x300]

Interesting... Didn't Wendy score a bunch of Kubrick movies (Shining and Clockwork Orange)? I've seen her referred to both as a he and she, and so i had been confused. I didn't know the backstory.


basically, everybody who is cool (Bob Moog (rip) included) say Wendy Carlos is a she, and everybody else (i.e. everyone on Fark) is out of touch and stupid.
 
2012-07-31 02:46:15 PM  
I think she's kind of hot....
 
2012-07-31 04:28:30 PM  
Sometimes, trans women work. I've met a number who have made the transition and made it work.

That ... doesn't work. Ye gods.

Hope she's happier, though.
 
2012-07-31 04:45:19 PM  
Curious if he had some autogynephilia going on before making this decision. I would assume yes.
 
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