The impacts of this ideology are far-reaching and affect us all, not just women.
The transgender ideology attempts to compel speech for society as a whole. You must affirm their untrue beliefs or else be castigated. You *must* use the pronouns. This should be reason enough to oppose it, on moral grounds alone. It is not just speech policing--"don't say that," as in don't say racial slurs--it is compelled speech, as in "you must say this thing, even if you don't believe it." Anyone who cares about free speech should find this abhorrent and beyond the pale. I know free speech has become a bit of a meme these days, but a lot of people still at least pretend to care about it.
While your article is well taken and I don't disagree with anything in it, it does strike me how centered the conversation is around emotional concerns. The most effective counter-argument to transgenderism does appear to be invoking sympathy for those it impacts negatively, particularly women. But in a sane world, it would be enough for people to simply point out that it is a delusional denial of reality, and this would destroy the ideology even if no one were actually harmed by it.
As a colleague in the psychology field, I think that this essay is extremely thoughtful, very well reasoned, and precisely on target. I could not agree more. Sincerely, Frederick
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Excellent essay, but it didn't go quite far enough. The impact of the "transgender" lie isn't limited to the nonsense the autogynephile billionaires have rammed down our throats today. It's the dystopian hell they've planned for us tomorrow.
One Yale doctor predicts that within the next ten years, the first baby gestated inside a transplanted uterus will be delivered by c-section from a man. And if the sperm used to fertilize the egg came from the same man, then that man would be both the biological father and the "birth mother" of the baby. Drs. Frankenstein and Mengele would be proud.
To those of you who insist that will never happen, I refer you to a 2018 article in the British Journal of Gynecology (BJOG) Uterine transplantation in transgender women https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1471-0528.15482
And where will the donor uteruses and eggs come from? From the surgical waste container of the "transgender" F2M teenagers who demand hysterectomies after their double mastectomies.
The very last paragraph of the article should send shivers of fear up and down your spine.
"The reproductive aspirations of M2F transgender women deserve equal consideration to those assigned female at birth and, subject to feasibility being shown in the suggested areas of research, it may be legally and ethically impermissible not to consider performing UTx in this population."
In other words, these oxymoronic "ethicists" believe men have just as much right to be "mothers" as women. So who needs women at all.
And that's just within the next ten years. So try to imagine what the next twenty or thirty years will bring. The artificial uterus, "biobag" is now under development. It's not too far fetched to think that one day babies will be born as nullos with no genitals at all. Because these babies will never need that kind of equipment anyway.
Back to the present. Two days ago, I went to pick up my beloved terrier mix dog from the grooming salon at PetSmart. The young woman, barely out of her teens, who helped was clearly under the influence of the "transgender" Svengalis.
She had a head full of green, blue and purple hair. A post mastectomy chest. And a sparse, stomach turning orange beard that covered only the underside of her chin. Her voice was filled with baritone gravel. Moreover her BMI was way up in the range of obesity because massive doses of testosterone can do that to a woman.
Of course with her petite height, her doe like eyes and her delicate hands, she ain't never gonna pass as any kind of man. And she's set herself up for a medicalized life filled with chronic illnesses and a shortened life expectancy. But hey, she's living her "authentic" life. So let's get out the glitter and throw her a parade.
The key question for the United States and the rest of the world is how long can we continue to have a functioning society when the population is brainwashed to believe deviancy should be "celebrated."
Thank you for this well-reasoned article. It's hard for me to imagine that calmer and clearer heads are not approaching this as the dangerous issue it is. When you throw reality out the window for fantasy, sooner or later the fantasy ends and all you have left is broken people and lives. Accommodating peoples wishes and feelings cannot be a good enough reason to let the world slip into madness....
I agree, but in your first two paragraphs, I feel that you tacitly accept some of the nonsense. You do not put quotes around "gender affirming," and that phrase is such nonsense. And you say that transwomen are entering women's spaces. OK, that is true. BUT, it is also any man who claims to be a transwoman. Because we are supposed to accept the notion that sexual predators will not lie to gain access to fresh victims. As if!!!! Of course they will. A world where an apparent man in a womens' only space is less likely to be challenged will be more dangerous for women. Full stop. He could be a transwoman or he could be a predator waiting for an opportune moment. But we will not know until that moment arrives, because no one will ask, in a world where doing so is seen as anti-trans. And if someone does ask he can always claim to be a woman, really. The craziest is putting men in womens prisons, as it requires accepting the words of convicted male criminals that they are actually women. And gee, why would any man lie to get into a womens prison??
Proponents of these therapies say the detransition rate is very low , (I've read less than 1%) but can anyone provide the actual statistics? Is it possible to find out, or are detransitioners and "regretters" mostly flying under the radar because of the fear of vilification by the trans community or embarrassment at admitting they made a mistake?
This ideology makes liars of us all. The "trans" people who claim to be the opposite sex, and the rest of us who have to pretend to believe it. And it IS a War on Women.
First off, this is a good and accurate article. Perhaps that’s why it stings. Knowing the damage being done to kids is deeply saddening. Deeply. There’s something of a runaway train disaster happening with gender ideology. The momentum is overwhelming. I’m experiencing the strain on relationships, as many are, that you call out. It’s worth mentioning that even transsexual people will be harmed by the backlash when the public wises up to the deception of trans activism. Hopefully the damage to everyone can be minimized before this train goes off a cliff.
Eliza Mondegreen is interviewed on WDI youtube channel on her experiences as an undercover attendee of the recent meeting of WPATH in Canada. Shockingly, the doctors/practitioner speaking guests expressed cavalier attitudes regarding the societal disruptions they are promoting, as well as casual attitudes concerning the true lack of information in what they call "informed consent." Below, link to the interview, with my comments regarding captured language. I will soon be publishing The Heggen Lexicon of accurate terms for cross-sex ideation, eg, therapists' use of counter-transference in their "affirmation," and The Tinkerbell Effect, which is the wholesale affirmation of cross-sex ideation. When the terms are less captured, we can start thinking clearly about natal, biological sex, male and female, along with the societal damage currently on display. Here's the link to the Eliza Mondegreen interview:
As usual, my response will include the request that trans widows, ie, ex-wives of men ideating a female persona, be added as a category of women in our society, who are harmed by the manner in which their ex-husbands are encouraged to co-opt the wife's identity, through gestures, styles of make-up and fashion, language, new behaviors, and the insistence of "mother" as part of their new ID. My short clip about the damage done when a husband suddenly insists on degrading sex role play, as encouraged by the groomer therapists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLhxvxm-a7o
Very well said. Thank you for taking the time.
I am not arguing with that. I am saying they were a minority. I opposed - and most of us did - all those women all the time at the time. The problem is this: we who just wanted equality of opportunity won and left the fight. We won, why fight on?? They were still there with their crazy ideas battling on. And that ended up coupled with all sorts of things to lead to the present moment. So, just blame that strain of feminism and I am fully on board. They sucked then, they suck now. But the feminist project that I was a part of was not those folks at all. If I meet Butler, I will have a word!!
How to get the kids to accept the body they are in? That’s the 64 dollar question
It’s now humanity’s problem but a true reckoning with the issue must come with the understanding that ultimate responsibility for where we are lies at the feet of feminists. It’s they who, for their own political benefit, first propagated the lie that gender identity is entirely a social construct. Simone De Beauvoir in 1949 declared that a woman is not born, she is ‘made’, which might just as well serve as a slogan for today’s trans movement. It’s is this ideological falsehood that has underpinned nearly all of feminist driven policy and demands for rights since. Feminists today point fingers at the trans movement and say it’s full of misogyny. No. The misogyny is their own. Their own denial of biological reality for political gain is misogyny. They need to start looking in the mirror.
“Have you tried talking to a licensed therapist?” That’s how much of the harm begins.
"Gender Ideology"... utter that phrase only 10 years ago and except in the meeting rooms filled with angry, malcontent, man-hating, 3rd wave feminists on campus and non-profits... and you would have been met with a significant head tilt like lobsters have just crawled out of your ears.