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July 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – There are plenty of LGBT media sites crowding the market these days, but as British commentator Douglas Murray has pointed out, few achieve the sheer “malice” of Pink News. Pink News is a launchpad for vicious attacks on anyone who disagrees with the LGBT agenda, and these days, it is the “T” for “transgender” in that acronym that is getting the most attention.
Consider this July 13 headline, for example: “UK’s biggest cervical cancer charity shuts down disgustingly transphobic lie that ‘only females get cervical cancer.’” I’ll give you a moment to blink, re-read that, and confirm that you read what you thought you read. As it turns out, the idea that “only females get cervical cancer” is a “disgustingly transphobic lie.” This is because we have now ‘discovered’ that gender is fluid, and that many men have cervixes (and, to be fair, many women have penises.)
The headline was triggered by a trending hashtag noting that “only females get cervical cancer.” Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust responded by tweeting: “We’re aware that a hashtag is trending that raises the issue of gender identity and cervical health. At Jo’s we want to ensure everyone with a cervix has access to the information and support they need to attend #CervicalScreening, regardless of their gender identity.”
According to Pink News, this confirms that LGBT people “should have access to support and information about cervical cancer and smear tests, including trans and non-binary people” despite the “disgusting Twitter campaign by transphobes.” They then published a series of tweets—which is the sort of thing that passes for journalism these days—condemning the feminists (TERFs) who apparently got the hashtag trending.
According to one tweeter identified as a “cis lesbian”: “Transphobes weaponizing cervical cancer just so they can transphobe harder is undoubtedly the most vile thing I’ve seen in awhile. They would rather see trans men, intersex and non-binary folks dead than see them screened. This is so unnecessary.”
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It seems that every story on trans issues these days always ends with gaslighting. Is anybody saying that folks who identify as transgender (or non-binary, which Douglas Murray noted is indistinguishable from shouting “look at me! Look at me!”) should not have access to healthcare? Is that the claim or proposal being put forward? Of course not.
Only Pink News and their flamboyant fascistic followers are claiming this in order to excuse their vicious attacks. Feminists insisting cervical cancer is a female thing probably seems reasonable to most people, so they simply change the debate and claim that what the feminists are actually doing is proposing that trans people be left to die without healthcare. Which nobody has suggested, except for the activists weaponizing an argument about gender and turning it into an argument about violence.
Trans activists are brilliant at ensuring that debates are fought on their terms so that they never have to respond to claims they wish to ignore. Thus, they can always accuse their opponents of being genuinely dangerous. Feminists are not saying that “trans women” should not have healthcare. They are saying that “trans women” are actually men, and men do not have cervixes. They are also not saying that “trans men” should not get healthcare. They are saying that the reason “trans men” have cervixes is that “trans men” are actually biological women. This debate isn’t about who should get healthcare. It is about whether you can change your sex by force of will.
Of course, the trans activists do not want to have that discussion. That debate is closed, because they said so. Ordinary people who have not been driven crazy by ideology do not think that men get cervical cancer. But many ordinary people can be persuaded that denying people healthcare is cruel. And thus, the trans activists are libelling the feminists in hopes of having that discussion instead.
Jonathon’s new podcast, The Van Maren Show, is dedicated to telling the stories of the pro-life and pro-family movement. In his latest episode, he interviews Abigail Shrier, the author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. They discuss the explosion of teenage girls identifying as transgender. They also discuss how the trans movement is destroying an entire generation of girls and how this sinister ideology has spread so quickly. You can subscribe here and listen to the episode below: