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Title: Opposing the Transgender Movement
Source: The American Thinker
URL Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/art ... _the_transgender_movement.html
Published: Jun 29, 2018
Author: Amy Contrada
Post Date: 2018-07-10 06:01:54 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 53
Comments: 7

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.

Trust medical professional associations that oppose this anti-science ideology.  (See here, here, here, here, and here.)

Disseminate reliable research and commentary.  (See here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

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."

Refuse to play trans language games, whether it's using their new words ("cisgender"), using their silly pronouns (ze, zir, zirs), or saying "they" or "he" when it's really "she."  

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.

ADF's "Student Physical Privacy Policy" for school private facilities is online here.  The document commendably uses only the word "sex"; there's no recognition of "transgender boys" (females) or "transgender girls" (males).

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.  

Speak out!

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.

Amy Contrada is with MassResistance and author of Mitt Romney's Deception (2011).  She has degrees from Tufts and Brown, plus a diploma in violin-making.  See AmyContrada.com for some of her writing.

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

... the Transgender Movement.
Tell me....how do you libertarians feel about transgender people? It has been said libertarians claim to champion individual liberty as paramount to all else.

I have read that libertarians take an extremely liberal view on social issues, including same- sex marriage, abortion, polygamy, and pornography. Is this true?

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-10   8:25:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Gatlin (#1)

Tell me....how do you libertarians feel about transgender people?

They're sickos.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

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Deckard  posted on  2018-07-10   8:40:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#0)

A mutilated, mentally-ill man is not and never will be a woman.
It's not that hard, leftists. Grow a brain.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2018-07-10   10:05:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#2) (Edited)

Tell me....how do you libertarians feel about transgender people?

They're sickos.

That’s your personal feelings.

I am under the distinct impression that the Libertarian philosophy is:

As long as our activities are peaceful, our interactions are consensual, and our associations are voluntary.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can ingest any drug he chooses? He can get high on marijuana. He can smoke crack. He can take PCP. He can snort cocaine. He can shoot up with heroin. He can drop acid. He can swallow an ecstasy pill. He can inject himself with crystal meth. He can eat psychedelic mushrooms.

Since a man owns his body then surely he can use it to brew his own beer and distill his own alcohol on his own property? He can invite his friends over to watch football and serve them his concoctions. He can sell some of it to his friends to take home.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can sell part of it? He can sell one of his kidneys while he is still alive to save the life of a dying man who is willing to pay him. He can sell his entire body to a hospital upon his death so that he can provide for his widow and save lives after his own has expired.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can eat and drink whatever he wants to? He can drink huge sugary soft drinks. He can eat sweets laden with trans fat. He can eat junk food to his heart’s content. He can eat processed food loaded in salt.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can rent out his body for sexual purposes? A man can be a male prostitute or a gigolo. A woman can be a female prostitute or an escort. They can all advertise their services on Craigslist.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can gamble with some of his money? He can run a blackjack tournament in his neighborhood. He can have his friends over to play poker for money while they all watch the World Series of Poker on television and take a rake for doing so. He can run his own lottery.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can get any weapon he wants to defend himself against those who would aggress against him and do him bodily harm.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can travel wherever he wants to go that is willing to allow him? While there he can spend any amount of his money that he chooses and bring back any amount of merchandise he chooses.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can work for any wage that is offered to him? He may be unemployed, never graduated from high school, and be unskilled. Any money he can make will help him feed himself, stay off welfare, and learn a skill.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can keep the fruit of your labor? If he makes $500 a week then he can put all of it in the bank, stash all of it under his mattress, or spend all of it.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can take his own life if he wishes? He can buy a quantity of pills to swallow that will render him unconscious and stop his heart in order to end his suffering from pain, disability, disease, depression, or anguish.

Since a man owns his own body then surely he can be transgender.

Since a woman owns her body then surely she can have an abortion.

Where am I wrong about this Libertarian philosophy as freely expounded by libertarians?

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-10   10:31:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Gatlin (#4)

Since a woman owns her body then surely she can have an abortion.

No moron - good grief, you just don't get it, do you? Abortion is murder.

Now piss off you bloody wanker-troll.

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Deckard  posted on  2018-07-10   10:46:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Gatlin (#4)

Since a woman owns her body then surely she can have an abortion.

Even if we allow that a fetus is a part of her body, only half of it is. The other half belongs to the male who impregnated her, and I believe he deserves an equal say in the future of that fetus.

Certainly if the woman gives birth she will insist that he take 50% responsibility.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-07-10   21:09:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Deckard (#5)

[I am under the distinct impression that the Libertarian philosophy is:] Since a woman owns her body then surely she can have an abortion.

No moron - good grief, you just don't get it, do you? Abortion is murder.

Now piss off you bloody wanker-troll.

I will not piss off. If my belef about the libertarian position on abortion is wrong….I want to correct it right now. Yes, I know that abortion is murder and I believe you do too. However, I believe the libertarian perspectives on abortion is approval. If I am wrong….then show me where.
Libertarian Party on Abortion -

Government should be kept out of the matter of abortion. Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration. Source: National platform adopted at Denver L.P. convention , May 30, 2008

Abortion is a woman’s choice and does not concern the state. Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that libertarians can hold good-faith views on both sides, we believe the government should be kept out of the question. We condemn state-funded abortions. It is particularly harsh to force someone who believes that abortion is murder to pay for another’s abortion. It is the right of the woman, not the state, to decide the desirability of prenatal testing, Caesarean births, fetal surgery, and/or home births. Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

Ayn Rand argued that the notion of a fetus's having a right to life is "vicious nonsense" and stated, "An embryo has no rights... a child cannot acquire any rights until it is born." She also wrote: "Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered."

Libertarian anarchist Benjamin Tucker initially concluded that no one should interfere to prevent neglect of the child, although they could still repress a positive invasion. However, Tucker, having reconsidered his opinion, resolved that parental cruelty is of non-invasive character and therefore is not to be prohibited. Tucker's opinion is grounded on the fact that he viewed the child as the property of the mother while in the womb and until the time of their emancipation (at the age of being able to contract and provide for themselves) unless the mother had disposed of the fruit of her womb by contract. In the meantime, Tucker recognized the right of the mother to dispose of her property as she sees it fit. According to Tucker's logic "the outsider who uses force upon the child invades, not the child, but its mother, and may be rightfully punished for doing so.”

In "The Right to Abortion: A Libertarian Defense," the Association of Libertarian Feminists created what they call a "systematic philosophical defense of the moral case for abortion from a libertarian perspective." It concludes: "To sacrifice existing persons for the sake of future generations, whether in slave labor camps for the utopian nightmares of Marxists or fascists, or in unwanted pregnancies, compulsory childbearing, and furtive coat hanger abortions for the edification of fetus- worshippers, is to establish hell on earth."

Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party candidate for President in 1996 and 2000, rejected the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice" and stated about abortion: "Whatever we believe abortion is, we know one thing: Government doesn't work, and it is as incapable of eliminating abortions as it is of eliminating poverty or drugs."

Tell me where I am wrong….if I am.
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Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-10   22:20:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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