The sheer insanity of the ‘transgender’ fad

By Jonathon Van Maren

Feminism rebelled against reality. Transgenderism seeks to abolish it entirely. But the feminists and the gender ideologues are beginning to realize that their worldviews don’t line up very nicely.

It seems as if our culture doesn’t quite understand just how radical the transgender fad actually is—or how genuinely insulting it is to women. When debates fired up across social media over whether or not a certain man who began identifying as a woman could be called a woman about a year ago, I remember one comment in particular. An angry woman demanded to know if a man in a dress – or even a man with a sex change – could understand menstrual cramps, pregnancy, or dozens of other things women experience. The answer, of course, was no. But the woman was pronounced a transphobe anyway, for not affirming that a cross-dresser was just like her.

You would think these are valid questions. A short decade or two ago, the insinuation that a biological male physically incapable of living the female experience lauding himself as a woman, or a strapping man who won the Olympic medals as a man now winning a “Woman of the Year” award would elicit justifiable accusations of sexism. After all, if xx chromosomes no longer determine who is a woman, and traditionally female experiences no longer matter, than what is a woman, anyways? “Woman” becomes simply a word that anyone can claim, regardless of biological reality or life experience.

Thus it was kind of amusing, in a sad way, to see renowned feminist Germaine Greer run afoul of the tolerance buzz saw. Greer, a radical feminist who pronounced marriage a horrible institution, advocated that women engage in the hook-up culture in order to break their “doglike devotion” to men, and championed abortion rights, has been labeled a “transphobe” and has been subject to protests. Why? Because, as a woman, the insinuation that someone could simply claim the word offended her. Her resulting diatribe on the subject may be the most reasonable thing Greer has have said:

 Just because you lop off your d**k and then wear a dress doesn’t make you a ******* woman. I’ve asked my doctor to give me long ears and liver spots and I’m going to wear a brown coat but that won’t turn me into a ******* cocker spaniel. I do understand that some people are born intersex and they deserve support in coming to terms with their gender but it’s not the same thing. A man who gets his d**k chopped off is actually inflicting an extraordinary act of violence on himself.

So there you have it, then. That’s hard to argue with, even if seeing a radical feminist go after the gender ideologues is rather like watching the snake choke on its own tail.

Facts and reason and common sense no longer have a place in this debate, because those who decide to identify with a gender that conflicts with biological reality have created a racket that is impervious to criticism. After all, reality is irrelevant. They are saying that they feel as if they are actually the opposite sex, and who are we to argue with that? We can point out that what one feels is not the prevailing issue here, and that evidence is necessary for such claims, but those sorts of thoughts are now a modern heresy.

The other irony is that while feminism tried to do away with traditional notions of femininity, the gender ideologues are bringing them back. While the feminists claimed that assuming women liked to wear dresses and skirts and other traditionally feminine clothing was insulting, the first thing a transgender dude does when he wants to prove he’s a woman is yank a cocktail dress over his head.

So much for progress.

And this is to say nothing of the fact that while the feminists have spent decades informing us that there are no differences between genders, progressives who have progressed past feminism and evolved into gender ideologues are now suspicious that their sons who play with Barbie dolls might be girls and their tomboy girls might be boys. It’s downright dangerous for a kid to play with the wrong toys in a home run by gender ideologues these days. Next thing you know, he might end up on hormone treatments as a present for his eighth birthday.

The next few years will be interesting. Many people agree, albeit under their breath, that the whole “transgender” thing is rather insane, once you really stop to think about it. But those people don’t feel like engaging the cultural narrative being pushed by the government, the media, and the entertainment industry. They might think Bruce Jenner’s new alter ago is freaky, but they don’t care enough to argue with their colleague four booths down who plasters Pride flags on his laptop.


6 thoughts on “The sheer insanity of the ‘transgender’ fad

  1. ANN says:

    The Tavistock institute is always devising new ways to separate us from ourselves, reality and each other. Transgenderism is weaponized ideology pretending to be therapeutic and compassionate – a Tavistock specialty

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is good, but I’m tired of the impact of this on boys being ignored. Boys are all presumed dangerous without cause, can no longer rough house or play cops and robbers or cowboys and indians, are presumed guilty until proven innocent in our #metoo culture, are treated as unneccesary to the raising of children and given no rights to preborn children and few over birthed children, and into that world of de-masculation come trans boys, who are women. The danger is not just to women! We are destroying masculinity, and with it family. I know two trans women and they are victims too. Being a boy has become untenable for many. By destroying gender boundaries, we are destroying the genuine identity of all children! Following the destruction of gender comes the destruction of individuals, family, freedom and our culture on the whole.

  3. Joanne says:

    Conservatives need to refresh our language. The phrase, “radical feminist,” is very overused, as well as inaccurate. Just call people what they are, which in the case of Germaine Greer and gender ideology *activists* (as opposed to most gender dysphoric individuals) is leftist, or deconstructionist, or ideologue. “Extreme” would be more accurate than “radical,” the latter of which denotes returning to the root of something.

    The end of the article really gets to the heart of the problem, though – normal decent people need to stop being afraid to speak up. Of course no one wants to hurt anyone’s feelings, but our culture is in such a dire state because conservatives mostly just seem to complain amongst ourselves. We can all do SOMETHING, even if we cannot rectify everything. We need to start having the stomach for the fight, which I know is much easier said than done.

  4. Freddy Vee says:

    It’s going to eventually burn itself out. Insanity like this cannot go on forever, nothing that goes against nature ever does. But that’s not saying to remain silent about it however. The extremist Left would never come this far if Conservatives weren’t so quiet and unwilling to make a fuss.

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