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TERF Wars: ‘Madness Takes Its Toll’

Posted on | June 1, 2018 | 4 Comments


The problem with explaining what’s going on with the transgender movement is this: When you try to explain craziness, you sound crazy. People look at you like you’ve lost your mind, because no sane person can imagine the arguments being made by these deranged activists.

Lesbian feminists are being attacked as “TERFs” (trans exclusive radical feminists) because they don’t want to date men in dresses, nor do they want to cede control of the feminist movement to men in dresses. Transgender activists are insulting lesbians as “vagina fetishists.”


“SJWs Always Project,” as Vox Day says, and who are the real “fetishists” here? Isn’t it the men playing make-believe as “women”? And isn’t the stark irrationality of their arguments symptomatic of their profound mental illness? Should sane people let these lunatics boss us around, accusing us of “hate” if we disagree with them?

Transgender ideology is a mirror-reverse of reality, an inversion of social norms, a direct attack on the moral order of civilization. It is an attempt by mentally defective men to obtain by deception both the courteous deference due to women in traditional culture, and the political authority which feminism seeks for women. The traditionalist and the feminist alike would object to men engaging in such public bullying toward women, yet by claiming to be “women,” transgender activists engage in this bullying behavior and call it “social justice.”

What was the point, after all, of liberal outrage over Donald Trump’s “grab ’em by the p–sy” comments, if liberals are going to demand that women submit to insults from transgender activists?

By the way, a conservative need not endorse homosexuality to believe that lesbians should not be insulted as “TERFs,” etc. What is at issue here is a matter of basic liberty. The First Amendment, which guarantees both freedom of speech and freedom of religion, likewise safeguards the principle of freedom of association. In guaranteeing “the right of the people peaceably to assemble,” our Constitution expresses this principle. A woman who chooses to avoid intimacy with men is exercising her basic liberty and, while we might lament her choice, the friends of liberty cannot in good conscience compel her to do otherwise. Forcing citizens to associate with others against their will is not “social justice.”

The Christian is as free to eschew association with non-believers as the homosexual is free to eschew the companionship of the opposite sex. For decades now, the Left has accused Christian conservatives of seeking to “impose their morality” on others. But what is it that transgender activists are attempting to do now? Aren’t they attempting to compel others to do their bidding, and to silence their critics?

It’s astounding.
Time is fleeting.
Madness takes its toll.

Those lyrics from The Rocky Horror Picture Show keep coming to mind as I contemplate the increasingly bizarre conflicts over “gender” and “sexuality” in 21st-century America. It is truly astounding to find myself defending lesbian feminists against transgender totalitarians.

Like I keep saying, people need to wake the hell up.