Featured Image
René Salinas RamosScreenshot/La Voz del Tomebamba.

(LifeSiteNews) — René Salinas Ramos is the 47-year-old father of two daughters. According to Ecuadorian law, however, Ramos is a woman. That’s because he legally changed his gender to female in an attempt to get custody of his daughters—he says that their mother is abusive, that she keeps the children from him, and that he hasn’t seen them in five months. According to Ramos, he is a victim of an Ecuadorian law that stipulates maternal custody if no agreement is reached.  

“My actions are not against anyone in particular, but against the system,” Ramos told local outletLa Voz del Tomebamba. “Now I am also a mom. That’s how I consider myself. I am very sure of my sexuality. What I have sought is to give the love and protection that a mother can give her children. Now that I am a woman, I can be a mother and I am on equal footing to fight for the parental authority of my daughters.” His new identification card identifies him as a woman. 

Transgender groups—who have long been proponents of “self-identification,” a process in which someone can identify as a different gender simply by applying to have their ID and paperwork changed—are now upset by this. As Mary Harrington of Unherd noted sarcastically: “’We want males who identify as women to be able to gain privileges reserved for women’…’Wait, no, not like that.’” In fact, Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Nationalist Party just finished a knock-down, drag-out fight to secure precisely this policy in Scotland at the urging of transgender groups. 

The consequences of this have been obvious for awhile. Conservative provocateur Lauren Southern legally became a man on her driver’s license in Canada several years ago while filming the process just to illustrate how farcical and simple it is. In 2018, one Canadian man fed up with high car insurance prices legally changed his gender to get the cheaper female rate. And hilariously, a man who legally changed his gender to female in Michigan was outraged when his car insurance rates went up, insisting that this was all very unfair. Because we live in a stupid culture, these stories (which actually happened!) are reported seriously. 

READ: Dad arrested for protesting woke agenda at Loudoun County school board meeting found ‘not guilty’

But there is something insidious about the fact that transgender groups are just now expressing their outrage. For years now, we’ve been treated to a nonstop torrent of stories of male sex criminals identifying as female in order to get lighter sentences or sent to women’s prisons. For example, the man convicted of multiple sexual assaults against minors in Connecticut who recently began identifying as an intersex female and demanding to be sent to a female prison. Female inmates have been living in terror as male sex criminals are locked behind bars with them; many have reported being sexually assaulted. Instead of listening to their concerns, some have actually been threatened with longer sentences if they “misgender” their assailants. 

READ: Grand jury criticizes Virginia school officials over transgender rape scandal: ‘Failed at every juncture’

All of that happens, and transgender groups don’t make a peep. Trans activists will not condemn the practice of sending male sex criminals who identify as women to women’s prisons—most will publicly support it as a human right. Often, trans activists will not even address the stories of women victimized by these criminals, insisting that the very premises of such questions are “transphobic.” But when a father decides to play at the same game not to hurt anyone, but simply to get access to his children—now trans groups are, as Vice put it, “concerned.” I’ve never seen a headline that read: “Transgender inmate assaulted fellow prisoners. Trans groups concerned.” So why now? 

The transgender movement cares more about society affirming their own delusion than they do about the safety of women. Their selective outrage in this particular instance once again exposes them for who they really are.

Help a therapist being attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Centre
Arthur Goldberg has bravely helped people with unwanted sexual attractions for years, but now he is facing bankruptcy after several SPLC lawsuits. Please consider supporting him today.


Featured Image

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.