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Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore kneels in front of male cross-dresser Dylan MulvaneyThe Drew Barrymore Show / YouTube

(LifeSiteNews) — The transgender movement won Hollywood years ago — in fact, it was celebrities that first mainstreamed gender ideology to begin with.

Laverne Cox, an actor from Orange is the New Black, was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in 2014 for an article titled “The Transgender Tipping Point”; Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner took the trans movement to the next level the following year by appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair with his new breasts and a bodice and the title “Call Me Caitlyn.” 

But no media moment has symbolized the entertainment industry’s commitment to the transgender movement like actress and TV show host Drew Barrymore literally kneeling on the carpet in front of trans activist Dylan Mulvaney on Monday. Woke feminism in 2023, it seems, has come full circle — screenshots of Barrymore on her knees in front of Mulvaney look like something out of a cringeworthy misogynist 1950s advertisement. 

Dylan Mulvaney is a TikTok star who gained an audience as a peppy gay man making videos; when he began identifying as a woman, his stardom exploded. He interviewed President Joe Biden in October and went viral for asking Biden what he thought about states banning sex change surgeries; Biden responded that he thought it was morally wrong. Mulvaney now specializes in videos talking about his new experiences as a “girl,” wearing makeup, female clothing, and going hiking in heels. Matt Walsh has gone viral for critiquing Mulvaney’s performance as a grotesque caricature of womanhood. 

In one video, Mulvaney called for America to “normalize” the idea of women with penises. “Normalize the bulge,” he said. “We are normalizing the bulge. Women can have bulges and that’s OK, we’re not going to stare at their crotches while they’re wearing their little shopping shorts.” That is the sort of content that landed Mulvaney an interview with the president of the United States — and it is the reason that Mulvaney, a “transgender” star, is being fawned over by Hollywood. 

On The Drew Barrymore Show, Barrymore opened up to Mulvaney in what was presented as a girly chat about dealing with haters. The talk was centred around Mulvaney’s TikTok video series “Days of Girlhood,” which recently passed its first anniversary (Mulvaney also celebrated the milestone with a show at the Rockefeller Center). “It’s interesting because I look at someone like you and I can’t imagine anybody disliking you,” Mulvaney responded.  

“Oh please,” Barrymore responded, getting off her chair and kneeling in front of Mulvaney. “Do you want to know, ironically, who dislikes me the most sometimes? Myself.” Mulvaney joined her on the floor and hugged her. 

The exchange led to a hug between the two as they continued the segment kneeling and sitting on the floor. This display was quickly attacked by Twitter users for the female Barrymore apparently debasing herself to the male Mulvaney. As Greg Price noted on Twitter: “Women are now getting on their hands and knees to show solidarity with a man who has lived as a woman for less than a year. Truly the sneakiest trick the patriarchy ever pulled.” 

The image of a famous Hollywood actress kneeling in front of a man dressed up as a woman is as iconic as the iconic covers of TIME and Vanity Fair. It is iconic because it captures, in a single frame, the ethos of the bizarre historical moment we are living through. It showcases the new mainstream misogyny in our culture—a misogyny that still has a narrow definition of womanhood, but this time it is men in drag calling the shots while famous women fall all over themselves to submit. 

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.