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(Slate)   Dear Prudie, My best friend, who's a cross-dresser, dressed in drag to meet my diehard conservative parents at the airport and freaked them out. They just can't let it go. What should I do?   (slate.com ) divider line
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2014-08-11 04:37:00 PM  
If the woman wants her parents to forget about her friend being a cross dresser tell them she is a lesbian  and if they hound her about her choices in friends and lifestyle they will never see a grandchild. Later if she tell them she is not really a lesbian they will be happy and  forgotten about the cross dresser.
 
2014-08-11 04:49:35 PM  
Come up with a better fake letter to send in?
 
2014-08-11 04:53:25 PM  
Dear Prudie, My best friend, who's a cross-dresser, dressed in drag to meet my diehard conservative parents at the airport and freaked them out.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Yippee-ki-yay, motherfarker.
 
2014-08-11 05:52:45 PM  
Murder your parents. They are swine and deserve to be slaughtered. Feed them to indigent members of the transgendered community so they don't go hungry for a night.
 
2014-08-11 06:44:17 PM  
Send him over to their house with some cookies
mymijo.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-11 07:07:15 PM  
omg stuffy conservatives amirite guys?
 
2014-08-11 07:07:49 PM  
Well, you could start by asking your friend not to be a douchebag?
 
2014-08-11 07:08:03 PM  
They'll get over it.
 
2014-08-11 07:08:45 PM  

Serious Black: Murder your parents. They are swine and deserve to be slaughtered. Feed them to indigent members of the transgendered community so they don't go hungry for a night.


That would feed Tumblr for maybe 30 minutes.
 
2014-08-11 07:09:14 PM  
Take the train next time
 
2014-08-11 07:10:51 PM  
That's the thing I don't get about older conservatives, they talk about "stay out of my business" and "not your issue" but the moment somebody does something out of their norm that doesn't affect them, it's something that should be stopped, mocked, ridiculed and outlawed.

Hypocrites, all of 'em.
 
2014-08-11 07:11:27 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Well, you could start by asking your friend not to be a douchebag?


This, too.
 
2014-08-11 07:13:39 PM  
Fake letter. If they were real conservatives they wouldn't come within 30 miles of an international airport
 
2014-08-11 07:13:40 PM  
Is this the Robin Williams thread?
 
2014-08-11 07:14:03 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Send him over to their house with some cookies
[mymijo.files.wordpress.com image 850x480]


Send him over with some extra dresses.

members.xoom.virgilio.it
 
2014-08-11 07:14:42 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: That's the thing I don't get about older conservatives, they talk about "stay out of my business" and "not your issue" but the moment somebody does something out of their norm that doesn't affect them, it's something that should be stopped, mocked, ridiculed and outlawed.

Hypocrites, all of 'em.


They see things like this as symptomatic of societal degeneration. It doesn't matter that it doesn't effect them, they THINK it does in some nebulous way.
 
2014-08-11 07:16:06 PM  
Ask them to kindly get over themselves if they value their relationship with you.
 
2014-08-11 07:16:23 PM  
Cornhole the cross dresser.
 
2014-08-11 07:17:00 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Send him over to their house with some cookies
[mymijo.files.wordpress.com image 850x480]


I'd pay to see that...
 
2014-08-11 07:18:47 PM  

Serious Black: Murder your parents. They are swine and deserve to be slaughtered. Feed them to indigent members of the transgendered community so they don't go hungry for a night.


Actually, the friend was just being an asshole.
 
2014-08-11 07:20:18 PM  

ilikeracecars: Is this the Robin Williams thread?


Fark is slow on that news. I loved him in The Birdcage.
/sad
 
2014-08-11 07:21:50 PM  

Anandamide: ilikeracecars: Is this the Robin Williams thread?

Fark is slow on that news. I loved him in The Birdcage.
/sad


Yeah, i just got the messgae on that one.
 
2014-08-11 07:22:48 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: That would feed Tumblr for maybe 30 minutes.


Are the parents Chinese or something?
 
2014-08-11 07:23:13 PM  
I don't quite know how to react to this one.

I consider myself fairly conservative, yet libertarian.
1: friend shouldn't have to censor himself around your parents
2: friend should be willing to make certain behavioral concessions for his friend.

My parents don't drink and don't approve of alcohol. they know I drink and generally keep quiet about it. I don't drink in front of them and ask that my friends behave similarly. in turn, my parents don't go on tirades about the evils of liquor. everyone is civil, everyone gets along.
 
2014-08-11 07:24:09 PM  

ilikeracecars: Is this the Robin Williams thread?


Could've done better - how about "Mrs Doubtfire 2 officially cancelled?"
 
2014-08-11 07:24:29 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Ask them to kindly get over themselves if they value their relationship with you.


The same can be said about the cross dressing friend who put her in this position.  It looks to me like he cared more for making a political point rather than any concerns about what problems she would end up with.  Remember this is a guy that only cross dresses half of the time.
 
2014-08-11 07:24:56 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I don't quite know how to react to this one.


Indifferent because it's fake?
 
2014-08-11 07:25:52 PM  
We'll try not to concentrate on What Dreams May Come.
 
2014-08-11 07:26:00 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Dear Prudie, My best friend, who's a cross-dresser, dressed in drag to meet my diehard conservative parents at the airport and freaked them out.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

Yippee-ki-yay, motherfarker.


He was always quite liberal in shooting the bad guys.
 
2014-08-11 07:27:10 PM  

moothemagiccow: ilikeracecars: Is this the Robin Williams thread?

Could've done better - how about "Mrs Doubtfire 2 officially cancelled?"


Good Morning, Vietnam 2 offiically retreats. France surrenders
 
2014-08-11 07:30:07 PM  

ilikeracecars: Is this the Robin Williams thread?


Lenny_da_Hog: We'll try not to concentrate on What Dreams May Come.


Funny how that happened.
 
2014-08-11 07:30:33 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: That's the thing I don't get about older conservatives, they talk about "stay out of my business" and "not your issue" but the moment somebody does something out of their norm that doesn't affect them, it's something that should be stopped, mocked, ridiculed and outlawed.

Hypocrites, all of 'em.


staying within the bounds of normalcy is keeping it out of their business. If what you feel like you need to do shocks the sensibilities of the majority you are thrusting it upon them, and engaging in emotional harm for your own sake. Its not hypocritical in the slightest.

there are responsible ways to transition. All of them involve medical care, therapy,and a cautious long term transition that avoids traumatizing the sufferer or others in society.

this person is more than likely an AGP fetishist with a severe social/mental disorder rather than a transgender individual.they are using the popular trope of transgender victimhood to satisfy their sexual urges at the expense of their friends parents feelings and it's actually quite shameful. Like a lot of socalled transgender MtFs, this person sounds narcissistic and viciously callous and is hiding under the social justice outrage circus instead of owning up to being an asshole.

They also demean those that actually do have serious dsyphoria and need treatment.
 
2014-08-11 07:31:52 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Ask them to kindly get over themselves if they value their relationship with you.


THIS.

The parents are assholes.

The friend did exactly the right thing.
 
2014-08-11 07:32:12 PM  
"Mom, Dad seems really fascinated by this cross-dressing thing, he won't stop talking about it - do you think there's something he's not telling us?"
 
2014-08-11 07:34:47 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: ChubbyTiger: Well, you could start by asking your friend not to be a douchebag?

This, too.


I came here to say both of these things.
 
2014-08-11 07:37:39 PM  
Picking up people you don't know at the airport is already a huge favor. Be grateful he said yes, and don't biatch about the details.
 
2014-08-11 07:40:02 PM  
So...this person intentionally did something to antagonize another person.  Why would you be surprised about the outcome?  If you knew I really disliked the smell of tomatoes and you purposely bring a cheeseburger with triple tomatoes with gobs of ketchup, I might not want to associate with you anymore.
 
2014-08-11 07:40:17 PM  

willfullyobscure: this person is more than likely an AGP fetishist with a severe social/mental disorder rather than a transgender individual.they are using the popular trope of transgender victimhood to satisfy their sexual urges at the expense of their friends parents feelings and it's actually quite shameful. Like a lot of socalled transgender MtFs, this person sounds narcissistic and viciously callous and is hiding under the social justice outrage circus instead of owning up to being an asshole.


Did someone get told?
I think someone got told.
 
2014-08-11 07:43:30 PM  

DarkVader: The My Little Pony Killer: Ask them to kindly get over themselves if they value their relationship with you.

THIS.

The parents are assholes.

The friend did exactly the right thing.


No. Friend is the asshole.

They wouldnt want to see said friend in assless chaps and a dragon dildo strapon at the airport either.
 
2014-08-11 07:43:56 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I don't quite know how to react to this one.

I consider myself fairly conservative, yet libertarian.
1: friend shouldn't have to censor himself around your parents
2: friend should be willing to make certain behavioral concessions for his friend.

My parents don't drink and don't approve of alcohol. they know I drink and generally keep quiet about it. I don't drink in front of them and ask that my friends behave similarly. in turn, my parents don't go on tirades about the evils of liquor. everyone is civil, everyone gets along.


This is Fark.  What are you doing here, pushing people to try to do something like be considerate?  Surely you know better.
 
2014-08-11 07:44:50 PM  
Tell your asshole crybaby parents to get over themselves, then tell your friend that the next time he wants to pull a stunt like that, to get video. I'd pay to watch that shiat.
 
2014-08-11 07:46:42 PM  
Eh, take em to the Bird Cage.
 
2014-08-11 07:48:01 PM  

Barbeaubot: Picking up people you don't know at the airport is already a huge favor.


And very much in line with Conservative values.
 
JVD
2014-08-11 07:52:08 PM  
Talk about first world problems.
 
2014-08-11 07:53:03 PM  
Our son.  Our beloved snowflake.  He's been infected with the GAY VIRUS!
 
2014-08-11 07:57:35 PM  
Maybe you should get over them not being able to get over it.
 
2014-08-11 08:00:21 PM  
I feel bad for asking him to dress his gender around my parents, but he is a straight male

Um..
 
2014-08-11 08:01:02 PM  
Attention whore's gotta whore.
 
2014-08-11 08:03:46 PM  
The Jehova's Witnesses knocked on my door yesterday. I was wearing a long purple silk sari skirt and a pink t shirt. Shortest JW visit I've had.
 
2014-08-11 08:11:01 PM  
Oh I don't know. stop creating something from nothing? Here's a valium.
 
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