10/06/2034 7:44 AM ET

OPINION

Go To Hell, Richard Petellieu


Maria Purrfection
Feminist, woman, daughter of a feminist hero

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What the reaction may have been like in Richard Petellieu's neighborhood when news of his death was received.
So today brought the news that Richard Petellieu has been killed.

Ding dong, the witch is dead.

There are some reports that indicate the scene was covered with blood, to which I say: good. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.

Petellieu has long been a massive brown stain on the life of this country; for decades writing his own version of bigoted, intolerant trash condemning those of us looking to just live.

In case you think I'm joking or being overly harsh, do me the courtesy of answering this question: are you LGBTQ? Poly? Transspecies? Transabled? Do you have a loving family? Then according to the wit and wisdom of Richard Petellieu you are garbage and have some kind of nerve living. Here. With other people. And not hiding yourself.

Here are some of his greatest hits:

- "If you think chopping off parts of your body makes you a true American, then you're deluded and should be thankful you live in Seattle." - Dallas Morning News, 12/3/15

- "I've met these so-called "transspecies" folk and I'm on board: I say we put them all outside where they can live among their own ****." - National Review, 7/16/32

- "Two guys marrying. True Americans should be appalled. It should inspire projectile vomiting." L.A. times, 5/6/92

- "If they want to "learn about themselves" they should stop indulging these bizarre, disgusting fetishes and pick up a book about the American Revolution." - Time Magazine, 1/29/01

- "Gen.eration is the biggest threat to American Youth since Glee and its brand of post-modern gender rearrangement. It and its perversion are an affront to what my generation used to call "decency". Are you listening, Gen.eration? I can spell that word for you out loud if you need me to." - National Review, 4/28/30


You obnoxious toad. You malicious vermin. You can burn in your own filth.

It's that last one that fires me up. I was saved by Gen.eration. My senior year of high school was the culmination of a four year trip through hell. All through high school I was bullied, beaten up, made the object of taunts and practical jokes.

Why? Because I wore cat ears and a cat tail. And sanitary pads fell out of my locker one day.

I was days away from carrying out a plan to kill myself when Gen.eration visited my school. They put on a presentation the theme of which was: you are in love. As in, you are in love with yourself, you just don't know it yet. They showed us (well, me at least) that it doesn't matter what the world thinks, you just need to own your own love for yourself. And go from there.

I was in tears at the end of the presentation, and they came along and literally hugged me. They put me in touch with people and resources to support me and help me begin my journey from a shy, pudgy boy to a female feline sex goddess.

This is why I absolutely hate Richard Petellieu. All he ever did was hate. Everytime someone showed me another of his articles I would go into an apopleptic rage, because I knew what he was all about. Just hate. Nothing constructive, just hate. Nothing empathetic, despite the fact that compared to the non-SOGOI (Sexual Orientation and Gender and Other Identity) population:

- LGB people are still almost twice as likely to attempt suicide
- Transgender people are still four times as likely to attempt suicide
- Transspecies people are still twenty times as likely to attempt suicide
- Transabled people are still fifteen times as likely to attempt suicide

So, even though the dangers of oppressing SOGOI people are well known, his continual abuse, was just about ending lives.

That's why I hate Richard Pellelieu.

I've sold 59 million albums and had seven number one hits. I'm successful, loved, admired. My sex life is rich, varied and stimulating. I give back as much as I can for people like me who are marginalized, oppressed, and hated by people like Richard Petellieu.

People like us win.

People like Richard get killed with a knife.

Are you listening down there, Richard?
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