What Is a Woman?

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  1. posted by Jorge on

    Meh.

    Thought of the day: Ann Coulter was right when she said legal recognition of same sex marriage would bring the whole social order crashing down.

    Family and decency. The snark in those two tweets is putrid.

    You almost have to be that vile in order to even speak a dissent without being “canceled.”

    Coulter was right about something else that she has perhaps only implied and liberals have stated more explicitly: ivory tower conservatives would avoid the crash. Picking up the pieces is harder.

    Perhaps that’s why President Trump’s support is so strong among Republicans. Because gay marriage was legalized and society changed its rules, leaving a large swath of Americans behind.

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  2. posted by Edward Brown on

    What is a woman? Do I need to sit you down and explain the facts of life to ya?

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  3. posted by JoshR on

    Transgender dogma reinforces social stereotypes about masculinity and femininity and tells gender-stereotype-nonconforming boys that they are actually girls and tells gender-stereotype-nonconforming girls that they’re really boys.
    What has happened to “butch” lesbians and “effeminate” gay men, that they feel they have to “transition” (a move that many come to regret). Well, it’s the HRC party line telling them so no wonder they’re confused. But if you have a uterus and lack a penis, and then have a baby, you are not a bio man. Only in the left’s Orwellian delusions is that not true.

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  4. posted by Edward Brown on

    “Tells gender-stereotype-nonconforming boys that they are actually girls and tells gender-stereotype-nonconforming girls that they’re really boys.”

    Um. no, not really no. You do not seem to understand what being transgender is all about. Maybe you should learn a thing or two, before speaking.

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    • posted by JoshR on

      Your insult has no argument with it, which is what we’ve come to expect from you.

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  5. posted by JohnInCA on

    What a contrast with Miller’s posts from back when Caitlyn Jenner came out (link).

    To be clear, conservative gays have never been trans advocates. They’ve always been for jettisoning trans issues in an attempt to make gay issues more palatable to other conservatives. But they used to at least respect them enough to not go out of their way to insult them like this.

    In the last few years however, as being gay became marginally more accepted among conservatives (due to no work of conservative gays themselves), gay conservatives have really jumped on-board with the anti-trans dogma, becoming more anti-trans even as conservatives become more tolerant of gays.

    It’s… interesting.

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  6. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    To be clear, conservative gays have never been trans advocates. They’ve always been for jettisoning trans issues in an attempt to make gay issues more palatable to other conservatives.

    Conservative homosexual opposition to including trans rights in the homosexual agenda goes way back, as you say — back into the 1990’s, in fact.

    The argument is grounded on the idea that gays and lesbians will eventually get “a place at the [conservative] table” (in Bruce Bawer’s terminology from 1993) if they shine their shoes, dress up in suits and ties and act just like conservative heterosexuals.

    Trans folk didn’t/don’t fit into that picture, of course, but then neither did much else about the LGBT rights fight. Conservative homosexuals objected to the shirtless guys at Pride parades because sexual connotations were not fit for family consumption, to groups (like ActUP) that pushed rather than asked politely, pushing for rights like marriage equality that weren’t accepted by conservatives, and so on up and down the line. As a rule of thumb, I think that it is fair to say that if it wouldn’t fit into a Southern Baptist church picnic, conservative homosexuals opposed it. IGF documented it all over the years, and will, someday, be a good primary source for historians studying the conservative homosexual reaction to the LGBT rights movement.

    In the last few years however, as being gay became marginally more accepted among conservatives (due to no work of conservative gays themselves), gay conservatives have really jumped on-board with the anti-trans dogma, becoming more anti-trans even as conservatives become more tolerant of gays.

    I agree. I generally refrain from entering into IGF discussions about trans issues because the current virulence turns me off.

    I don’t understand how trans issues became so bitter a poison for conservative homosexuals. The current rancor exhibited by IGF and the conservative homosexual movement in general seems to me to go well beyond seeking a pat on the head and “a place at the table”, and it also seems to go well beyond conservative norms.

    Opposition is one thing, but what we are seeing borders on hysteria. Reading IGF on trans issues in the last year or two is almost like reading the President’s tweets about Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Schiff. The level of hostility seems to me to be almost irrational.

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