By Jonathon Van Maren
If the transgender movement completes their takeover of mainstream Western society – and they appear on the verge of doing so in some countries – a key reason will be due to the outright lies and propaganda propagated by the mainstream media on their behalf. I know I’ve covered this particular angle in this space quite a number of times – these days I find that sane people have to act as “translators” when reading coverage of the gender issue in mainstream media – but it is essential to point out just how pervasive and egregious it is.
Consider, for example, coverage of the recent move by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who issued an executive order directing family services to investigate doctors and parents ushering children on a path to hormone blockers and sex change surgeries. There has been much evidence in recent years – laid out most compellingly by Abigail Shrier in her book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters – of how dangerous these drugs and procedures are. But in response to the Texas move, the media spoke with a single voice. Here are the headlines:
- “Anti-trans policies run counter to Texas’s rich transgender history”—Washington Post
- “How Medical Care for Transgender Youth Became ‘Child Abuse’ in Texas”—New York Times
- “Apple, Google, Ikea, and others urge Texas to drop transgender policy”—Axios
- “Transgender youth are the new target for Republican culture warriors”—Toronto Star
- “Trans, gay teens on how ‘don’t say gay’ law and Texas order harm LGBTQ kids”—The CBC
The same is true for the recent law in Florida, which the entire media is calling the “Don’t Say Gay” law. The reality is that the Parental Rights in Education Bill simply prohibits schools from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten to the third grade. The absolute hysteria from LGBT activists is not just disgusting, it is sinister. Why do they want to speak to children eight years old and younger about sexuality and gender identity so much? We know the answer.