We've seen a sudden change over the past few years. It started with non-gender bathrooms and escalated into the baffling enigma that we see intensify daily. It may not surprise you that a group of "radical feminists" are blaming it all on men. I'll explain in a minute.
Previous data estimated 3-in-1,000 Americans to be transgender. That number has doubled in the past 10 years. Why? Why is it that every mainstream news article is telling parents that every child should transition? Because that's not actually what the science says. And it wasn't as mainstream an idea as it is now.
Transactivists have been known to swarm, to attack en masse, even going after ostensible allies, as seen by their disdain for TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists). That's right. The radical leftist trans activists hate the radical left feminists.
So much so that the term "TERF" is considered hate speech.
Well, Kara Dansky is a TERF. In fact, she's the spokeswoman for Women's Liberation Front (WoLF). And she thinks that transgender activism is a "men's rights."
This is a men's rights movement — this is really a men's rights movement. Overwhelmingly women have been resisting this. And it's really shocking how many men on the internet are defending the whole trans thing. Straight men are all about the trans, and you have to wonder what the heck is going on.
TERFs believe that gender is a social construct assigned at birth and used to oppress women, therefore, trans women are not in fact women, and, by insisting otherwise, are in fact flexing their male privilege over women).
Transgender activists are the most problematic part of it all. They are vicious and intimidating. While transgender rights have been positive for many people, the result of legitimate progress, transactivism itself all too often devolves into the very bullying it claims to oppose. And it is by nature impossible to challenge.
Transgender activists are the most problematic part of it all. They are vicious and intimidating.
Here's a quote from a prominent trans-activist:
Nearly all anti-trans scientific claims are unsound, outright false, or plainly misleading, including those made by the foremost voices of public transphobia.
This absolutist rhetoric leaves no room for discussion. Anyone who disagrees is automatically guilty of "public transphobia," or even hate speech.
Here's where things get a little complicated. Because radical feminists actually side with conservatives on this point.
Kara Dansky again:
I got kicked off of the Baltimore mayor's LGBTQ commission — as the only lesbian — simply for stating biological facts. I was found guilty of 'violence.' My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. It doesn't matter that he sexually assaulted two women in a women's prison after being transferred there on account of his 'gender identity.' Oh no, it is far more criminal for me to call a male rapist 'he' than it is for him to rape.
In the last three years alone, the LGBT rights movement has launched millions of Americans straight up Maslow's hierarchy of needs. In that time, as if overnight, the LGBT+ movement has also flourished into an array of separate causes, becoming, for some, an at-times overwhelmingly new part of the mainstream. The concept of gender fluidity alone has sent many heads into orbit, partly because there's often an academic tone to the activism that many people aren't used to or don't care for.