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Cynthia Yockey Is a Real Woman Battling the Trans Cult, and She Needs Your Help

Posted on | January 1, 2018 | 3 Comments

Andrew Breitbart (left) with Cynthia Yockey (right) at CPAC 2012.

The first time I met Cynthia Yockey was in the lobby of the Omni Shoreham Hotel at CPAC 2009, and her story fascinated me. Cynthia had been a Democrat, one of the PUMA (“Party Unity My A–”) women, supporters of Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries enraged by what they saw as the sexist tactics of Barack Obama’s campaign. Although most of the PUMAs eventually reconciled themselves to Obama’s nomination, Cynthia was so angry she decided to give conservatives a chance, and you can read her account of being welcomed with open arms at CPAC. (Among other things, I made sure she got invited to all the good parties.) Cynthia was part of the crowd at the gigantic Tea Party rally on the D.C. Mall in September 2009, and when I flew back from covering the 2012 Florida primary, she gave me a ride home from the airport. Cynthia was a friend of Andrew Breitbart, and more recently has become a one-woman army determined to battle the transgender cult:

Powered by a coalition of wealthy leftist non-profits, transgender activists have seized control of social media, magazines, news media, teachers’ unions, public schools, and universities, mostly by establishing policies that make it hate speech and bullying to say things like “women don’t have penises,” “men don’t have babies,” and “nothing changes your sex.” . . .
As a conservative lesbian, I’m in a unique position to lead the battle against the destructive, totalitarian transgender activist agenda because the left can’t attack me with bogus claims of prejudice without committing real acts of prejudice themselves. Also, in my book I have created a win-win agenda that will protect women and children without harming the rights of transgender people. But right now the payment for work I’ve done that would cover my bills this month is indefinitely delayed. I don’t know how I’m going to keep the lights and heat on, never mind the Internet connection I need to do my work and finish my book. . . .

You can read the whole thing, and you can also read some of the work Cynthia has recently been doing at the Capital Research Center’s Bombthrowers blog, including a report about how activists tried to get a Boise State University professor fired for opposing their agenda:

Professor [Scott] Yenor writes their next big goal is to promote the transgender activist agenda, especially its drive to repeal age of consent laws so that children may self-diagnose as transgender and be socially and medically transitioned without their parents’ knowledge or consent. . . .
As a conservative lesbian and author of the forthcoming book, War in the Women’s Room: How to Get Men in Dresses Out of Women’s Spaces and Save Your Children from Confusion about Their Sex, published by Dangerous Books, I can tell you repealing age of consent laws to allow children to diagnose themselves as transgender is indeed a major goal of the transgender movement, but it is being pushed by people of testosterone, not feminists. Even the pussy-hat feminists didn’t include or give center stage to transgender activists in their big march on Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump’s inauguration.
In fact, second- and third-wave feminists are at war with one another over the demands of transgender activists that feminists must consider men to be women, if they say they are, and even privilege them above natal women because they demand special treatment.
It is transgender activists of testosterone who seek control of children and their schools to indoctrinate and convert children to their dogma that biological sex is irrelevant to determining a person’s nature. At the same time, they argue that gender, also known as taste in clothes and social presentation, has mutually exclusive qualities. They say gender is something that can be imposed on children as a social construct, yet also innate and essential, which allows them to argue they were “born this way.” As I explain in detail in my upcoming book, the reasons why transgender activists are doing this to children have to do with the largely hidden real reasons people become transgender and the fact that they discovered their campaigns . . . succeed when they use children as visual persuasion devices. . . .

Powerful stuff there, and you’ll note that Cynthia indicts “people of testosterone” (i.e., males who “identify” as women) for promoting this weird agenda. When I first started covering the internecine conflict between radical feminists and transgender activists in January 2014, my attitude was that this was a battle between two competing victimhood lobbies on the Left. The more I paid attention to it, however, the more I realized that the radical feminists, crazy as they may be, were at least fighting in defense of biological facts. Their opponents are a cult which promotes denial of scientific truth with propaganda targeting vulnerable youth. The Transgender Cult is one of the most wicked things I’ve ever encountered in more than three decades of journalism. As I have argued (“The Problem With ‘Gender Equality’ and How SJWs Reached Their Stalingrad”), transgender activists are exploiting basic errors in the feminist movement’s ideology to advance an anti-woman agenda.

What makes the transgender cult so dangerous is its totalitarian demand for the suppression of dissent, its quasi-Stalinist subversion of reality: “Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.” By compelling people to repeat falsehoods — e.g., to address Zachary Antolak as “Zinnia Jones” — and thereby participate in deception, transgender activists seek to corrupt society in a profound way. Their effort to silence opposition has led to violence (“Transgender Bullies Make Worldwide News After Attack in London’s Hyde Park”) and yet, in a complete reversal of reality, these fanatical bullies claim that they are actually the victims of “hate.”

Cynthia Yockey is working to expose the truth. As she says, she is “in a unique position” to speak out on this issue, and when her book is published, I think a lot of people will take notice. In the meantime, however, she’s two days away from getting her Internet service shut off, and so I am asking readers to go hit Cynthia’s tip jar, which I’ve already done. She wrote in an email to me: “I was in tears yesterday wondering how I would meet this bill, then I prayed. I hope this turns out to be the answer to my prayers.” However much you can give — $5 or $10 or $20 — will help. Thanks in advance, and may God bless you.

UPDATE: You did it! Cynthia has posted her thanks to everyone who contributed, and I hope you’ll follow her on Twitter.