July 5, 2018 (American Thinker) – The transgender war on cultural norms is not just about restrooms and pronouns. It's about denying biological fact and quotidian reality. It's about an epidemic of irrationality, a cultural contagion, a mass delusion claiming more victims every day. It's about silencing free thinkers who refuse to bow to the radical “gender” ideology.
Absurd theories that deny scientific fact have been adopted by the mainstream press, the entertainment industry, the medical establishment, public schools, universities, corporate management, and government agencies. People who fear social isolation and charges of bigotry are following along.
How do those of us still grounded in reality fight this insanity? Not with misguided “compassion” or compromise, but with straight talk and tough love. Let's not waste our time analyzing or answering absurd gender theories with logical rebuttals. Those ideas don't deserve that respect. And the useful idiots who swallow the trans lies – whether as promoters, allies, or victims – will not listen to reason or science.
Oppose trans activism
Refuse to go along with trans madness that declares:
- “Sex is assigned at birth” by doctors.
- Gender identity is inborn.
- A three-year-old can know he's “trapped in the wrong body.”
- Some girls have penises; some boys have vaginas.
- Blocking puberty in pre-adolescent children is sound medical practice.
- A man can gestate and birth a baby.
- Gender stereotypes are bad (unless you adopt one as your “authentic” trans identity).
- A person's choice of new name and pronouns must be respected.
- A person determines his appropriate restroom, locker room, sports team, etc.
- “Transgender” persons' feelings take precedence over everyone else's.
Recognize only biological sex classifications: male and female.
Avoid using the politically loaded word “gender.”
Point out that there is no biological basis for transgenderism. Someone cannot be “trapped in the wrong body.” We're all in the bodies we were meant to be in.
Do not affirm a person's self-identification as transgender (or genderqueer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, neutrois, agender, two-spirit, etc.). Affirmation normalizes this mental disorder. True respect comes from recognizing a trans-identified person's authentic, not costumed, humanity.
Emphasize that people who identify as transgender need psychological counseling to escape their delusion.
Show true compassion by encouraging trans-identifying persons to accept their natural bodies. Help them avoid a lifetime of medical interventions (cross-sex hormones, surgeries, cosmetic procedures, counseling), infertility, stress-inducing efforts to “pass” as the opposite sex, and suicidal thinking and attempts.
Explain that there is no such thing as a transgender child. There are children who are confused, emotionally neglected, even abused. Parents who affirm trans identities in children are themselves confused or needy, vulnerable to social pressures, or willfully misguided by health care professionals.
Speak out against the ghoulish medical procedures being inflicted on children, including puberty-blockers. To prevent puberty in a healthy young body is medical malpractice. Halting the development of a child's sexual organs, then adding cross-sex hormones, will guarantee sterility. That is a violation of a child's human rights. “Gender” clinics for children should be shut down.
Oppose laws or policies granting special rights to trans-identifying persons. They already have all the rights they need as males and females. Non-discrimination policies protecting ill defined “gender identity” are superfluous.
Demand that single-sex public restrooms and locker rooms allow only males or females. Attempts at compromise (e.g., single-stall restrooms for trans-identifying persons) effectively concede that trans identities are legitimate. In any case, such compromise measures will be opposed as “discriminatory.”
Monitor and challenge trans-affirming policies in your local schools.
Schools are under “gender” assault – but there's new hope
What's happening in the schools is especially important. Gender-identity non-discrimination laws or policies applied to schools are intended to disrupt and radically transform all of society, not just support “trans children” in school. If children attend a school where boys can be girls and vice versa, many of these future adults will have been effectively brainwashed.
The Obama administration attempted to force public schools to enforce “gender” ideology across the board (not just in restrooms and locker rooms; see here and here). The Trump administration backed off from enforcing those regulations. But while the tables may be turning at the federal level, this is not true in many locales.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has devised guidelines that may help restore sanity in schools. ADF explains that there is no federal law or regulation requiring schools to make allowances for trans-identifying students in restrooms and locker rooms.
The Obama administration threatened schools with loss of federal funds if they didn't implement radical trans-affirming policies. But now ADF warns: “Granting students access to opposite-sex changing areas could subject schools to tort liability for violating students' and parents' rights.” This could mean legal challenges even in states with laws mandating transgender-affirming school policies.
(Let the ACLU bring its “discrimination” lawsuits against schools that refuse to kowtow to transgender demands! With more conservatives being appointed to our federal courts, there is some hope we can bring an end to supporting trans-identifying children who upend the entire school environment.)
Let's hope ADF's clarification doesn't stop with restrooms and locker rooms, but eventually expands to include resistance to other trans-affirming policies in the schools.
After all, rightly understood, a child's trans identification is a family issue. Parents should deal with their children's mental health problems privately, outside of school. It is unfair to drag the whole community into a family's distress. Communities need more outside support for that commonsense approach.
Don't try to convince brainwashed trans allies to reject trans insanity. But do embolden people who know in their hearts and minds that trans ideology is utterly false and destructive. They will resist if they see others doing so.
What's really at stake is thought control. Government and institutions are forcing people to deny reality and accept a destructive, nonsensical ideology – accustoming us to obey the most idiotic directives. If people can accept as fact that “some boys have vaginas and some girls have penises,” they'll roll over for anything.
Published with permission from the American Thinker.