By Jonathon Van Maren
We live in one of those unique periods in history where we can actually watch truth get openly demolished and replaced in real time. Earlier this week, I noted that the New York Times is pushing trans propaganda in their headlines, simply presuming that the discussion about sex and gender is over in order to make it so.
CNN took it even further this Wednesday in their own attempt to push back at laws designed to protect women’s sports, with news reporter Devan Cole inserting this paragraph into his coverage: “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.” No consensus criteria? Other than observing the presence of a penis or a vagina? This is stuff from Orwell’s Ministry of Truth — but far, far more brazen.
A couple of years ago, I was certain that the transgender craze had an expiration date. Unlike other manifestations of the sexual revolution, like the redefinition of marriage, gender ideology simply required too great a suspension of belief to gain cultural dominance. The dozens of genders? Phrases like “her penis” and “his breasts”? Activists and academics might believe this, sure — but most ordinary people would not.