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Medical website ‘Healthline’ jumps on transgender bandwagon with ‘gender-inclusive’ sex guide

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August 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Some days, it seems as if the transgender movement is actually trying to sound as unreasonable as humanly possible to ordinary people—that is, the sort of people who live their lives without once being offended at transphobic statements such as “only women can get pregnant.” 

There’s also the dozens of new genders that nobody can name, of course, as well as the score or so of new pronouns that nobody has heard of—and that even those who have can barely use properly. And that’s not even to get into the genuinely dangerous phenomenon of children beginning the process of physical transition into the opposite gender. As one clever fellow noted on Twitter: “A transgender four-year-old is like a vegan cat. We all know who’s making the lifestyle choices.”

But as always, things can actually get stupider. One of the self-described “fastest growing health information sites” in the world servicing 85 million people a month, Healthline, has provided a “LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide” (for those of you wondering about the latest letters in the rainbow alphabet soup, the “I” stands for intersex and the “A” stands for asexual, apparently.) Ironically, I saw it when an incredulous liberal posted a screenshot, noting that he had at first thought that he was reading satire. As it turns out, the word “vagina” is now falling into disfavor for being insufficiently “gender-inclusive”:

For the purposes of this guide, we’ll refer to the vagina as the “front hole” instead of solely using the medical term “vagina.” This is gender-inclusive language that’s considerate of the fact that some trans people don’t identify with the labels the medical community attaches to their genitals.

For example, some trans and nonbinary-identified people assigned female at birth may enjoy being the receptor of penetrative sex, but experience gender dysphoria when that part of their body is referred to using a word that society and professional communities often associate with femaleness. An alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular in trans and queer communities is front hole.

For those of you who are too sane to understand that gibberish, let me break it down: Women who claim they are men, but are still anatomically female, feel that accurately labeling their genitals is problematic because they “don’t identify” with the medically correct terms. In other words, they accurately fear that if someone knows they have a “vagina,” those people will assume (quite safely) that they are female, when they have decided that they are not. And so a new, ludicrous term has been invented to ensure that not even correct terminology can bother their delusion: “Front hole.”

So far, most of the reaction on social media to this nonsense has been disbelief, irritation, and outright mockery—as I’ve written several times in this space, even many liberals simply cannot get on board with the incessant war on biology, language, and common sense that trans activists are waging in academia, the media, and the political arena. Their claims strain credulity, and it has become increasingly obvious that when their ideology butts up against reality, their response is to demand that reality be changed in order to conform to their beliefs. Thus if a woman who decides she is a man finds that having a vagina contradicts her decision, she can now announce that she doesn’t have a vagina—she has a “front hole.”

This stuff is honestly embarrassing to read and embarrassing to write. The only reason that it is important to keep track of what the LGBTQIA movement is up to is because the ideologies we laugh at one day are legislated the next, and the attacks on common sense that we ignore soon end up in sex education curriculums being taught in public schools right across North America. Trans activists have accrued an enormous amount of political power in an extraordinarily small amount of time, and so as much as we might want to write off much of this ridiculousness as a joke, the impact they are having on society is very unfunny indeed. 

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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.