This week's dumb thing to be angry about is Avatar, and how even though it's set in the future all of its characters are heterosexual, which is sooo last century. We learn this from the cleverly titled blog Stop Avatar Movie, written by an anonymous person described in his or her profile as "a young transgender person living near America in the Bay Area." (Near America in the Bay Area? What, like out in the ocean?) Since we don't know his or her real name, we'll call him or her SAM, for Stop Avatar Movie.
SAM writes in the blog's first post, from Nov. 22, that Avatar has three major things wrong with it:
SAM does a lot of things wrong here, not least of which is giving gay-rights activists who are not idiots a bad name. SAM misspells heterosexual ("hetrosexual") consistently, a sobering reminder that even if you are opposed to something, you should still know how to spell it. SAM also misstates the facts of evolution. Evolution doesn't show that humans are evolving to be transgender. Evolution still shows that for reproduction, you need a male doo-dad and a female hoo-ha. Even if we were evolving to become less rigidly defined as "male" and "female" and to instead be somewhere in the middle, we won't have arrived there by 2154, when Avatar is set. Give us a few thousand more years, at least.1) Avatar assumes that the hetrosexual, "male" and "female" attraction will still be the primary relationship basis in the future.
2) Avatar ignores the fact of Evolution. Humans are evolving to be being Transgender, NOT hetrosexual.
3) Avatar also assumes that intelligent beings on other worlds would be hetrosexual.