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(LifeSiteNews) – 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.”

And what about rape victims who find the presence of male genitalia triggering? Wadhwa had a suggestion: these survivors should “reframe their trauma” and “rethink [their] relationship with prejudice.”

As Josephine Bartosch quoted a survivor of sexual violence in her article in The Critic who noted that: “Even the best men in our lives can be triggering during these difficult periods. Women need to be able to choose female only services or therapists and they do not need to explain why to anyone… To hear this week that Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre does not truly give women this choice and their CEO goes further to suggest such requests are bigoted, discriminatory and require challenge has been an absolute sucker punch in the gut to so many survivors.”

“Wadhwa’s words have highlighted a growing fracture between a ‘professional’ class of feminist (those who are paid to run services to support victims of male violence) and grassroots feminists (many of whom have been service-users),” Bartosch writes. “It is telling that the professional class of feminist prioritises the feelings of their peers above the fears of those they are paid to support.”

Wadhwa released a statement to “clarify” his comments on August 12, concluding with: “I am drawing a line under the podcast and in desperate hope that my words here are understood in full and with the compassion and integrity I am writing with.” In short, he is not backing down. Women who have been victimized by men are being told by a man that they should “reframe their trauma” in order to support his delusions of being a woman. He has been rewarded with multiple positions earmarked for females, including overseeing a rape crisis centre.

But to our politically correct elites, these survivors are just more collateral damage.

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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.