By Jonathon Van Maren
If I had to summarize the key arguments of the sexual revolutionaries as succinctly as possible, it would probably be this: “Who does it hurt?” This is followed by an insistence on ignoring the plethora of answers to that question. Divorce hurts the kids. Abortion kills babies. Redefining marriage is destroying religious liberty (“bake the cake, bigot!”). Add to that a pandemic of sexually transmitted diseases, and I think you’ll agree that there are very real consequences to this allegedly victim-free revolution.
But with the transgender movement, the gaslighting is at its height. Women are being told that they have no right to female-only spaces. Men with penises, after all, are women. Thus, if young girls are exposed to male genitalia in a spa, they need re-education. If girl scouts want to know if they’re camping out with a boy, they need to check their bigotry. And, grotesquely, victims of sexual assault have no right to spaces free of male bodies.
Rape crisis centres have been under attack by the transgender movement for some time—Canada’s oldest centre was stripped of government funding for refusing to accept men identifying as women. But particularly egregious is an unfolding situation in Scotland, covered recently by The Critic, where trans activists have conquered the Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS), which operates 17 centres across the country.
Earlier this month, chief executive Mridul Wadhwa—a man identifying as a woman and CEO of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre—explained on a well-known podcast that women who believe they are entitled to female-only spaces need to get over themselves. “Sexual violence happens to bigoted people as well,” he said. “And so, you know, it is not a discerning crime. But these spaces are also for you. But if you bring unacceptable beliefs that are discriminatory in nature, we will begin to work with you on your journey of recovery from trauma. But please also expect to be challenged on your prejudices.”