By Jonathon Van Maren
While the trans movement has made enormous gains across the West over the past few years, nowhere has the gender revolution leveled boundaries as swiftly as in Scotland. Scottish public schools teach five-year-olds that they can decide their gender. The Scottish Justice Committee has proposed a hate crime bill making gender identity a “protected characteristic” with the intention of banning criticism of transgender ideology, while Scottish feminists have warned that such moves would eliminate sex-based protections for women.
Feminists have been told to shut up in no uncertain terms — in many cases, they have been mansplained to by fellows in drag identifying as women. This weird patriarchy must be a perverse irony for feminists, who were fellow travelers with the gay rights movement for so long. Now, those who refuse to accept that some of their sisters have penises or that lesbians are transphobic for not being attracted to biological males or that men identifying as women can head on into the girls’ room have been dubbed “trans-exclusionary radical feminists,” or TERFs.
If trans activists get their way, pointing out that the emperor has no clothes — and specifically, that his lack of clothes makes it clear that she’s a he — will be illegal and prosecutable. In the U.K. in the past couple of years, a 39-year-old mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up in a cell for alleged transphobia in Hertfordshire; a docker in North England was investigated by police for retweeting a limerick about transgenderism; a 74-year-old woman was contacted by the cops in Suffolk and asked to remove social media posts critical of transgenderism.