By Taylor Day | January 26, 2020
Biology isn’t a social construct.
Let me set the record straight before I’m called a T.E.R.F. (that’s woke speak for ‘trans-exclusive radical feminist’). I can’t be a T.E.R.F. because I am not a feminist either. And while I typically revolt against feminist ideology, they do have a point that misogyny is alive and well in 2020. But it doesn’t come in the form of a suggestive joke in an office setting or pretending abortion is a constitutional right.
Trans-women’s “rights” hurt women. Just in case you missed that…
Trans-women’s “rights” hurt women!
“Oh but Taylor, trans-women are women.” STFU, you delusional asshole.
Trans-women identify as women, but they are biologically male in every way, from their muscle mass and bone density to that Y chromosome that will never be removed no matter how much estrogen Planned Parenthood can sell. Identifying as a woman is no more real than if I dressed up as a firefighter and went around saying I’m a firefighter. I still have no clue what it means to be a firefighter. I didn’t experience a life that pushed me towards that as a career, and I sure as hell can’t pass the test to become one. I know my limitations.
But as we head further into clown world, imagine that’s all it took to be a firefighter, just saying it. That would be degrading to the actual heroes who put their lives on the line, who wake up every day and experience that world. Let’s hope screaming “I’m a firefighter” while carjacking a fire truck remains a mental health issue and a crime for a while. 2020 has only just begun, though.
Trans-women don’t know what it’s like to be a woman. Maybe their brains tell them one thing but they cannot truly experience womanhood. If they think they are, that’s a delusion at best since they’re experiencing the uniqueness of being men that portray themselves as women. That’s perfectly fine as an identity. Gender is a social construct? No, but saying you’re a different gender than what you actually are definitely is.
Objectifying womanhood–some package of long hair and fake breasts and a wardrobe full of pink–is not enough, brother. To think that biological sex is interchangeable and not a lifetime of experiences defined by everything outwards from your own DNA? That’s misogynistic.
Now the rights trans are claiming they need protected are steamrolling women’s rights, and always will, regardless of intent.
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Trans-gendered people, or those suffering from gender dysphoria, whether they physically pretend to be another gender or not, make up a mere 0.5% of the U.S. population. Sure, they are faced with some targeted violence for a group that small (about two dozen deaths a year) but let me just go on record as saying, if a man reacts violently when surprised with a penis during a sexual encounter with what he believed was a biological woman, that is not bigotry or “trans-phobia”. That is just self-defense from sexual assault.
Of course we’ve all heard that trans-gendered individuals have higher rates of suicide attempts and that warrants their delicate handling, but according to the real research, it’s lower than most other individuals with other psychiatric disorders. While 50% women-to-male transgender people report attempted suicide at least once, that number is around 22% for trans women. In contrast, suicide attempts among people diagnosed with bipolar disorder can soar to 60% and tragically, 20% will succeed.
Treating trans-gendered individuals as their preferred gender and even after undergoing extreme body modifications, is no fix. The suicide rate isn’t reduced at all as this long-term study from Sweden concludes.
Anyway, consider this. Left-handed individuals make up a more substantial minority, about 10% of the U.S. population. They actually experience a disproportionate amount of fatalities for their group. An estimated 2,500 lefties die each year just by using a machine developed for use by right-handed people and are 5 times more likely to die in car accidents. (Left-handed people are also freakishly more likely to have some sort of mental illness – an estimated 40% of severe schizophrenics are left-handed.)
Discrimination? Check. A 2013 study concluded that two-thirds of the world still hates lefties. “Retraining” left-handed people used to be a very acceptable form of torture in the U.S. just a few decades ago.
Where are the nationwide protests demanding handedness-equality? Why are machine developers and car manufacturers not being forced to engineer equipment for use by left-handed people? Isn’t it cruel to force lefties to live in a right-handed world?
Maybe, but then it’s also pretty fucking cruel to stampede over women so that a handful of bat-shit crazy men can exert dominance over them. And we are seeing just that in athletics all over the nation.
Meet Andraya Yearwood. Yearwood is an American transgender student athlete from Connecticut. He started competing on the girls’ team in early April 2017 and quickly won first place in the girls 100- and 200-meter dashes. Connecticut has now become a bed of trans-athletes squeezing out female competitors.
One girl (and I should emphasize that her two-x chromosomes make her a real girl) has decided to fight back.
Selina Soule, a Bloomfield High School athlete who didn’t qualify for a track event because two boys who identify as girls ran faster filed a complaint last summer with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. In the interview below, she explains how Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization that is representing Selina in a Title IX complaint, is “asking the Department of Education to step in, to investigate, and to restore a level playing field.”
This isn’t just a problem in the small New England state. Trans-gendered athletes are dominating female sports and setting records like they have some biological advantage or something.
“Transgender athletes are having a moment. At all levels of sport, they’re stepping onto the podium and into the headlines. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals at the Pacific Games, and college senior CeCé Telfer became the NCAA Division II national champion in the 400-meter run. Another senior, June Eastwood, has been instrumental to her cross-country team’s success. At the high school level, Terry Miller won the girls’ 200-meter dash at Connecticut’s state open championship track meet.”
This means that females are being pushed out of their own sports. And through that it means the loss of opportunities like scholarships for college, prize money and sponsorships. These incentives were meant for women, not for men that can’t compete with other biological males.
The article continues:
In the NCAA, for example, transgender women can compete on women’s teams after they’ve completed one year of testosterone suppression treatment. But the organization doesn’t place limits on what a transgender athlete’s testosterone levels can be. The International Olympic Committee has more granular rules: Transgender women can compete in the women’s category as long as their blood testosterone levels have been maintained below 10 nano moles per liter for a minimum of 12 months. Cisgender men typically have testosterone levels of 7.7 to 29.4 nano moles per liter, while premenopausal cis women are generally 1.7 nmol/L or less. Meanwhile, the governing body of track and field just adopted a 5nmol/L limit.
Honestly, testosterone levels could be nothing and the dude is still going to beat a female at sports 9 times out of 10 since he has amassed superior muscle strength, bone density, a larger heart and greater lung capacity – not just during his life, but throughout hundreds of thousands of years of evolution.
Check out this headline from The BL:
Transgender fighter who broke two women’s skulls is called ‘bravest athlete in history’
If we lived in more honest times, the headline would read: Man who broke two women’s skulls is called ‘bravest athlete in history’ and he probably wouldn’t be celebrated.
In an article published on Jan. 14 on the sports news portal focused on LGBT personalities, Outsports, journalist Cyd Zeigler named Fox as the “bravest athlete in history” since, according to the author, he “was the target of a torrent of hatred.”
Zeigler’s rating drew criticism because Fox, who is a biological man who fights female opponents, brutally beat Erika Newsome in a fight in Coral Gables, Florida, during an MMA fight in 2013.
During the match, Fox grabbed the back of Newsome’s skull, lifted her leg as she pulled her opponent’s head down and kneed her over the chin, according to The Post Millennial. Newsome fell unconscious on the mat and that was her last professional fight.
“But for the Outsports, a male-bodied person beating a female bodied person unconscious constitutes bravery,” said journalist Libby Emmons of The Post Millennial.
A year later, Fox also beat Tamikka Brents, giving her a concussion and breaking seven orbital bones.
Sports aren’t the only female spaces that are being eroded by new-age woke activism. Bathrooms have been a hot button issue since 2013 when the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled in favor of 6-year-old transgender child Coy Mathis (at request of his trans-activist parents) to use the girls’ bathroom at his elementary school. Just three years later, the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education declared that public schools must treat a student’s gender identity as their biological sex.
As with most slippery slopes, the sliding doesn’t magically stop. On Saturday, the new school board for Denver Public Schools passed a resolution, in its very first meeting, requiring all district schools to have at least one gender-neutral bathroom. Going forward, the board is compelling speech by mandating that all staff are to use trans-students’ “preferred names and pronouns”.
The resolution also adds that no (adult) employee should be disciplined for disclosing their own gayness or perceived gender in “work-appropriate ways,” and teachers and other staff can hang up rainbow flags in their classrooms and other areas in the public schools.
Saturday’s ruling follows many others. LifeSiteNews reported this late last year,
“After two federal lawsuits, the board decided to vote in favor of permitting students who identify as transgender to use whichever bathroom or locker room they feel most comfortable with. The new policy reads in part that transgender students ‘shall be treated and supported in a manner consistent with their gender identity, which shall include students having access to restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.’”
If you ask the left, all these bathroom laws are about trans-kiddies being bullied, and I really hate to be the one to break it to them, but there’s not an adult alive who never experienced a rude comment from a peer in school.
I’m not saying that the 0.5% of the population doesn’t deserve their own special bathroom and locker room in every one of the 132,853 public schools in this nation, but it shouldn’t come at a cost of eradicating female spaces. Wearing lipstick isn’t a free pass to violate other people’s rights to privacy and associations.
I won’t be compelled by threats or the law to say that I honestly believe trans-women are women. They’re not.
This piece originally appeared on CreativeDestructionMedia.com and is used by permission.
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