By Jonathon Van Maren
As I noted last week, it is increasingly obvious that those who subscribe to the ever-evolving transgender craze have completely lost grip on reality, to the shock and dismay of many run-of-the-mill liberals who aren’t quite sure what this whole hodge-podge of drag queens, castration, mastectomies and mental illness is really all about, except that they are expected to believe that men can get pregnant now and that it is offensive to say things like “only women breastfeed.” But this story isn’t even close to slowing down yet.
It’s important that we realize what is going on here: trans activists fully intend to utilize whatever it takes to bend biological reality to their will, and that includes threatening the wellbeing of children, the military, victims of sexual assault, and women in general. The number of clinics specializing in affirming children in their gender dysphoria—and one has to wonder how much impact cultural trendiness has had on this—rose from 24 in the US in 2014 to over 40 a year later. Female soldiers are told they might just have to deal with confused (or perhaps not) men with penises in their locker rooms. Sexual assault victims must realize that their triggers may be transphobic.
And now, out of England, an entirely new story: Some activists think that men who wish to become women should get free wombs from the government:
Transgender women who were born male should be given womb transplants so that they can have children, leading NHS doctors have told The Mail on Sunday. And fertility experts say taxpayers should fund such transplants for those who identify as women, on the basis of ‘equality enshrined in law’.
Leading the debate on the controversial procedure is medical ethics lawyer Dr Amel Alghrani, who is pressing for talks on whether womb transplants for trans-women should be publicly funded. Dr Alghrani, of Liverpool University, also predicts that a successful programme would lead to others demanding wombs – including gay and straight men who wanted to experience ‘the joys’ of carrying a child.
But critics say the NHS should not waste precious resources merely to allow trans-women to pursue an ‘authentic female experience’. Women’s campaigner Laura Perrins said: ‘Most taxpayers will not think this is a good use of resources. It raises profound ethical and moral issues that will have an impact on women’s rights. It will impinge on the meaning of motherhood and womanhood.’
However, gynaecologists are increasingly convinced that implanting a donor womb into a person born with male organs is possible, with one top doctor saying it is just a decade away. They believe the recent success of ‘uterine transplantation’ in women born without wombs has drawn it a step closer.
Regardless of whether this asinine idea is a technical possibility, it still won’t change the fact that these men would still be men, by genetic definition. And it boggles the mind that here in the West, where healthcare is constantly lacking in essential areas like mental health, for example, delusional activists would be suggesting that a fortune be flung away to try and help men have babies. The next thing, of course, would be to fund abortions for men, and we will all discover together whether or not Gloria Steinem’s famous assertion that “if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament” is true.
One lonely feminist did manage to have her reaction to the idea included in the column, pointing out forlornly that perhaps this was all a bit crazy:
The prospect of wombs being transplanted into transgender women so they can have babies may seem perfectly reasonable to those who see procreation as a right for all women.
But those born male who are dosed with female hormones and undergo cosmetic surgery in order to present as female will never be women.
Trans-women pushing for womb transplants on the NHS are driven by a desire to experience childbirth, because it is considered to be an authentic female experience. But this is not about transgender rights – it’s about a twisted notion as to what constitutes a ‘real woman’.
This procedure suggests that you can create a woman in a test tube or through a surgeon’s knife.
All of the oppression women have been through because of lack of childcare and issues over maternity leave will be pushed aside over whether celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner should have a womb transplant.
Let’s be clear: this is a lifestyle choice, not a health issue. And quite frankly, I’m not sure if men will make good mothers.
That sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? A sure sign that Julie Bindel will be bushwhacked by the LGBT crowd, who tolerate no dissenters. Feminism is over, because gender is fluid. The patriarchy can’t exist if the patriarchs can inform everybody that from now on, everyone must disregard their male genitalia and refer to them as women, and that because they say so, their experience also counts as a female one now. Those who disagree are transphobic, because there can no longer be any such thing as a misogynist—or at least, those concepts must be fluid now, too. According to trans activists, after all, testicular cancer can be every bit as much a female experience as breast cancer.
The bad news is that this stuff is ludicrous. The good news is that for many, many people this insanity is a step too far. As one recent column noted: “The Right isn’t winning, but the Left is losing.” People are worried about their jobs, about their mortgages, about their financial security. The Left is worried that mentally ill men who want to be women feel left out because without a womb, they don’t feel like one of the girls. Eventually, voters are going to notice.
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