In refugee camps across the globe, there is an increased demand for adult diapers. Is this because of some fetish? No. It’s because the females in these camps know that to walk to the bathroom alone at night puts them at a dramatically increased risk of rape, and they would rather sit for hours in their own excrement than risk being violated.
Amnesty International has called sex-exclusive toilets a human rights issue and the difference between whether many girls will be able to receive an education. These scenarios highlight a bleak reality that everyone already knows: Since the dawn of time, women and girls have been oppressed on the basis of our sex, not our perceived sense of gender or our affinity for pink.
Across the globe, a category of humans routinely falls victim to the overwhelming majority of the world’s sexual and domestic violence. They are sold as child brides, trafficked as sex slaves, rented as “breeders,” denied basic education, aborted in utero at the first sign of a vulva, and subject to a litany of human rights atrocities. Their oppression has nothing to do with their fashion preferences or their desire to wear a dress and everything to do with the material reality of their biological sex. They are females.
Policing pronouns is a luxury of the privileged. Women and girls across the world who are fighting tooth and nail for their basic human rights and sex-based protections do not have the luxury of sitting around overhauling their language or bullying everyone else into compliance with their demands. This is some navel-gazing, narcissistic nonsense.
You can safely assume you have a whole lot of privilege when you can look at the basic human protections women in third world countries are so desperate to acquire, flush them down the drain, and declare that these same protections are somehow oppressing you.
This is not a civil rights issue. Trans-identified people already have equal rights; they’re demanding special rights at the expense of women and girls. It is not a human right for a grown man with a penis to shower next to girls at the gym; it is a human right for girls to say “no” to this new brand of rape culture.
As a rape survivor, I can tell you firsthand that there are many parallels between the ways transactivists behave and the way sexual abusers act: They’re gaslighting. They’re grooming children. They’re making people feel guilty for having boundaries. They’re threatening to kill themselves if you don’t give them what they want. The price tag is your dignity.
Transmania has become a cult religion, complete with chants (e.g. “Trans women are women), shunning, punishing dissent, and silencing the opposition. If you have to shout people down, it’s probably because you’re afraid what they have to say makes too much sense. The trans cult exercises mind control over the masses who are terrified into submissive silence.
Meanwhile, 15-year-old American girls are getting elective double mastectomies. Children are being rendered permanently sterile before they’re even old enough to pierce their ears without parental consent. Men are showering next to little girls at the gym, and if the girls complain, the girls are removed. Men with bulking muscles are overhauling women’s sports and taking much coveted athletic scholarships from the females who’ve actually earned them. Male rapists are assaulting women in women’s prisons and shelters. How much worse does it have to get?
The time has come to be a whole lot more worried about what will happen if you don’t speak up than you are about what will happen if you do. There’s no time like the present.