Hey, xPraetorius! If “transgender” isn’t real, why are there so many people who think they are?
Simple: It’s cool.
First of all, there aren’t that many, it’s only a passing media fad. However, real people will be hurt by the fallout from all this “transgender” hooey.
This is the stupid, half-witted, moronic idiotic state-of-mind that the left has foisted on a country once peopled by fiercely independent Americans: it’s cool to be a victim… whether you are or not.
Whether you’re attention-starved, or confused, or just downright deluded, the left loves you if you can show yourself convincingly to be a victim.
This comes from the left, the same political tendency always braying about how cool they are because, you see, they like “science” so much.
Yet, if some dude just comes out and says,
Hey, I’m not really a man — despite that equipment, the muscles, the height, the narrow waist, the wider shoulders, all that testosterone coursing through my body — no, I’m really a woman! And I expect you to believe me on nothing more than my say-so. If you don’t you’re a low-down, ignorant, retrograde, bigoted jerk! Got it?
… well, then you just have to accept it.
It must be true! Because he said so, and who would know better than he, what he is? And, that last, right there, is all the “science” anyone anywhere has ever advanced to support the notion that a man who says he’s a woman actually is a woman. Or the other way ’round.
I listened to a feature on National Public Radio (NPR) yesterday evening on the ride to a sporting event. On came Gavin Grimm, the “transgender man” — the “transman” — who started all this bathroom and locker room hoo-hah with a lawsuit in North Carolina.(1) She won the suit and in the NPR feature, she and the anchorman discussed her court victory.
After the whole thing, it struck me as funny. Of course NPR chose to interview a girl who says she’s a boy! No one’s really worried about girls in the boys’ locker rooms! But, the other way ’round?
Oh, I dunno, would you want some dude who says he’s really a girl showering with your daughter? I wouldn’t. So NPR didn’t present that scenario.
Between you and me, it’s likely the only reason Gavin Grimm won her lawsuit. If the judge had had a daughter, and if a boy had come forward insisting he had a right to shower with the girls, and use the girls’ bathrooms, any sane judge would have thrown it out of the courtroom.
So, why do the “transgender” kooks seem to be coming out of the woodwork? Simple: it’s cool. For a while. Until the ovine media herds move on to the next fad.
(1) Gavin Grimm is a girl who alleges that she’s really a boy. She sued her school in North Carolina to allow her to use the boys’ bathroom and the boys’ locker room. Even after “transitioning,” though — meaning even after some snake-oil salesman convinced her that he could turn her into a boy — she’s still obviously a girl. Take a look at the pictures associated with the above link, if you don’t believe me.