Comments: "Vanidy" "Vanidy" All Is "Vanidy" [Bumped]
".... any gendered pronoun." [emphasis mine]
I guess this, um, being prefers to be referred to as "it"?
Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland
Posted by Hale Adams at July 7, 2012 10:00 AM
Yeah, I think "it" actually works in this case. I surely cannot tell, and don't really want to know, what sex, if any, this, this...whatever, really is.
Posted by waltj at July 7, 2012 10:38 AM
I suggest s/h/it.
Posted by Gagdad Bob at July 7, 2012 11:14 AM
Wearing a Yankees ballcap in Boston? It must have a death wish.
(Technically, Harvard is in Cambridge, but close enough)
Posted by butch at July 7, 2012 12:06 PM
Someone should tally up Harvard's weirdos. It must be the national freak show by now. Eat your hearts out SF and LA.
Posted by BillH at July 7, 2012 12:29 PM
Harvard hires its first "it."
"Harvard Picks First BGLTQ Director
Harvard has appointed Vanidy “Van” Bailey as the College’s first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. Bailey, the assistant director for education at the University of California, San Diego, will assume the new position on July 16."
“Assume the position?” Is that a deliberate double entendre?
Posted by Moneyrunner at July 7, 2012 12:29 PM
I wonder if it has spawned.
Posted by Jewel at July 7, 2012 12:31 PM
How about P.O.I.G. person of indeterminate gender.
Drop the "o" if it suits.
Posted by jwm at July 7, 2012 1:31 PM
Perhaps Ms. Bailey could request that Harvard's English Department publish, for all to see and use, a list of non-gendered pronouns that are deemed "acceptable" for use when referring to Ms. Bailey.
Posted by Clayton in Mississippi at July 7, 2012 1:47 PM
My first thought was not to its gender, but the fact it is a Negro. Because: Racist. I am so ashamed.
Posted by Velociman at July 7, 2012 2:02 PM
For someone who doesn't want anyone to talk about her vajayjay, she draws an awful amount of attention to it by not saying.
Posted by Jewel at July 7, 2012 2:33 PM
A sibling of Van Jones
Like George Forman named his 4 sons GEORGE
Posted by SirWalter at July 7, 2012 3:42 PM
"It puts the lotion in the basket ..."
Posted by rg at July 7, 2012 3:52 PM
Harvard, huh? Not only are these people a sorry excuse for an elite, not only are they not smart enough to decide how we should live, they aren't stable or well-balanced enough to inspire anything but helpless laughter. Time to purge the academy.
Posted by Mike James at July 7, 2012 4:08 PM
"It" has a hot wife or something.
Posted by I-RIGHT-I at July 7, 2012 5:57 PM
Rg, that's a perfect reference! Well done!
Posted by Kerry at July 7, 2012 8:48 PM
Credentialed, not competent.
The definition of America's self-appointed elite.
Posted by TmjUtah at July 7, 2012 8:49 PM
Barney Frank wed, is this the other half?
Posted by Peccable at July 8, 2012 3:57 AM
Sorry, "Van," but basic grammar trumps your identity and self-esteem. We have pronouns for a reason. Get over your Harvard self.
Posted by Gottafang at July 8, 2012 6:19 AM
Looks like Saturday Night Live's "Pat", with the sad fact that it's not meant to be comedy.
Sunk New Dawn
Posted by Jim at July 8, 2012 7:29 AM
Offend this thing, and you will have hell to pay on campus. That's what it is there for- to be offended, and punish those who offend it. Great job.
Posted by jwm at July 8, 2012 7:47 AM
It Conquered The World.
Posted by David McKinnis at July 8, 2012 9:40 AM
On second thought, she reminds me of a large vat of amorphous, pre-sexual goo.
Posted by Gagdad Bob at July 8, 2012 10:28 AM
I'm not sure how you do it, Bob, but that image just became way more disturbing.
It may be pre-sexual, but I'd guess it isn't non-sexual. Unfortunately.
Posted by Julie at July 8, 2012 11:46 AM
Vanidy needs to clue her "wife" in to this pronoun thing:
While Quisha may be the fashion stylist by day, she tells me that Vanidy also “knows what looks amazing on her.”
Posted by B Moe at July 8, 2012 4:24 PM
One other thing--wearing a ball cap with the colors of the team replaced by black is imbecilic.
Posted by Mike James at July 9, 2012 8:00 AM
Maybe we can refer to "it" as "What the hell?"
Posted by MWTexas at July 9, 2012 8:53 AM
In the bad old days if you wanted to step out of the closet the first requirement was that you were good at it, like Paul Lind. This is not good advertising for being different, it's just punishment.
Posted by james wilson at July 9, 2012 9:22 AM
Sweet hopping Hitler in a top hat. Is this what we've come to?
Posted by Robert Oculus III at July 9, 2012 10:55 AM
Racist, sexist, homophobes...the trifecta!
Posted by Mike at July 9, 2012 11:07 AM
Time to use the Henry VIII solution on the Universities.
Posted by Fat Man at July 9, 2012 11:12 AM
So, what exactly, useful goods or services does Van provide? Seems like people determined to live non-traditional lifestyles have always found their niches, or if not determined enough, gave up and joined the boobosie with the rest of us. That ain't such a bad thing, most people are relieved to have gotten through that youthful foolishness, having found things of tru value to sustain them for the long haul.
Oh, I see. Useful idiot. Well then, Van's ticket and place in line for the camps is already prepared.
Posted by John A. Fleming at July 9, 2012 12:10 PM
I also opt for calling "it" a "Pat."
Posted by Don Rodrigo at July 9, 2012 12:11 PM
Oh, and this sorry spectacle is coming soon to the U.S. Armed Forces, which having surrendered, will be unable to resist it. All Commanders will be require to have and fill a LBGTQ&F billet.
Just as all Russian Armed Forces had the political commissar.
Posted by John A. Fleming at July 9, 2012 1:05 PM
10 INPUT VAR "CHROMOSOMAL PATTERN"
20 FOR VAR=XX GOTO 40
30 FOR VAR=XY GOTO 60
40 PRINT "SEX=FEMALE"
50 GOTO 80
60 PRINT "SEX=MALE"
70 GOTO 100
80 PRINT "THE CORRECT PERSONAL PRONOUN IS 'SHE'"
90 GOTO 999
100 PRINT "THE CORRECT PERSONAL PROUNOUN IS 'HE'"
110 GOTO 999
Posted by Robert Oculus III at July 9, 2012 2:56 PM
Van IT y
Posted by Uncle Jefe at July 9, 2012 3:05 PM
I have personally nothing except best wishes for Van, who is due all the respect as a fellow child of God.
My beef is that this is the stupid stuff that happens when you call out classes of citizens as being "special" and deserving of our protection. It's corrupting. They start demanding (!) you treat them special.
I'll be hanged if I will. This is the United States of America, where no one is special. We bow and scrape to nobody. There are no indispensable persons in our country. There is no one with pre-ordained qualities and a prior claim on Us. In the United States, we rise and fall on the merit of our works, not our God-given talents and the wealth of our progenitors.
So, act like a pretentious j-a, be prepared to be scorned like one. "It" it is then.
It would be wise to remember Gandalf's wisdom:
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Posted by John A. Fleming at July 9, 2012 5:01 PM
I saw a description about a video featuring Vanidy on YouTube, the description actually uses the pronoun "their"
as in "Vanidy got their degree at so and so school"
Yes. Their, like split personalities.
Posted by msjake at July 13, 2012 9:18 AM
Kind of like a black "Pat", the SNL character.
Posted by Chris G at July 13, 2012 11:53 AM
hahahahahaah report me to google for cheating the game (i sell link building methods which is black hat and against googles rules)......... i like to cheat the system to try and make money by breaking the ethical code of conduct
Posted by Reality Rocker at July 19, 2012 2:20 PM
I had a CRAZY amount of fun creating my Cruise in Chartreuse board. Now I am noticing that fabulous hue everywhere. Thanks for that inspiration!
Posted by Tamra Hanington at July 27, 2012 3:12 AM