By Jonathon Van Maren
The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal that is considered one of the most prestigious in the world. It’s the oldest and best-known, founded in 1823. It is also the transgender movement’s latest conquest.
On the front page of one of The Lancet’s most recent issues is an article titled “Periods on Display,” a review of an exhibition on menstruation at London’s Vagina Museum. The description reads as follows: “Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected.”
The backlash from readers was immediate, with many calling out the sexism and misogyny of referring to women as “bodies with vaginas” simply because some men choose to identify as women. The ongoing erasure of women, with the Democratic party, progressive academics, and media outlets obediently using phrases such as “birthing persons” while insisting, paradoxically, that “trans women are women.”
Politicians who dare to call out this insanity risk rebuke from their superiors. When U.K. Labour MP Rosie Duffield supported criticism of a tweet that used the phrase “individuals with a cervix” instead of “women,” Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer criticized his female colleague for doing so. In a TV interview, Starmer stated, “Well, it is something that shouldn’t be said. It is not right.”
Not only was his (it must be reiterated) female colleague wrong on what constitutes a woman, Starmer went further. “We need to have a mature, respectful debate about trans rights and we need to … bear in mind that the trans community are amongst the most marginalised and abused communities. Wherever we’ve got to on the law, we need to go further.”