The Canadian author Robertson Davies is credited with saying of the gay rights movement, “The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that will not shut up.” And that was decades ago! We’re only three days into “Pride Month” and after the last couple of years of in-your-face radical LGBTQ+++ activism, it appears that many Americans are bone tired of all the endless woke promotion of this issue. Here’s one of many signs of that, beyond the stock prices of Bud Light and Target.
We’ve long ago moved beyond “tolerance and acceptance” to “If you don’t agree with putting gay porn in elementary schools or letting hulking males steal girls’ athletic scholarships and hang out in women’s restrooms, you’re a whatever-phobe who must be destroyed!” Not surprisingly, this hardcore approach is not winning friends or influencing people, except in reverse.
Even after all the relentless propaganda, Rasmussen just released a new survey finding that 71% of Americans agree with the statement, “There are only two genders, male and female.” (It should be 100% if biology class is still required, but I digress.) That number even includes 57% of Democrats. However, the fact that 43% of Democrats think there are genders other than male and female kind of explains why they also buy into so many other reality-defying Democrat policies (“To make cities safer, we must fire the police, disarm the law-abiding, and release all the criminals!”)
The survey also found that 62% of Americans approve of state laws banning genital mutilation surgery (oops, sorry: “gender-affirming care”) on minors. And 59% approve of banning giving hormone replacement therapy to minors, including 59% who strongly approve. In short, they all strongly disagree with giving dangerous, body-altering chemicals to children, as should everybody!
Question: Since we now have confirmation that the vast majority of Americans oppose both denying biological science and treating child abuse as health care, why does the media continue to frame any criticism of those things as a “controversial” stand? Shouldn’t the people pushing these wacky, unpopular views be described as the ones making a controversial stand?
Related: Twitter was under fire for censoring Matt Walsh’s documentary, “What Is A Woman?”, for “misgendering” (i.e., calling people by their actual genders.) Elon Musk stepped in, and there now appear to be two people gone from the “Twitter Trust and Safety” division, while Elon personally tweeted a link to the film, saying, “Every parent should watch this.”
I’m not surprised, considering that Musk previously declared his opposition to puberty blockers and surgery on minors, and called Biden’s opposition to state bans of them “insane.” He also tweeted, “Consenting adults should do whatever makes them happy, provided it does not harm others, but a child is not capable of consent, which is why we have laws protecting minors.”
Naturally, this has gotten him branded as a transphobe by liberal media outlets. I’m still waiting for them to say the same about New York, where state law forbids providing tattoos to anyone under 18 on grounds that minors are too immature to understand the longterm consequences of making permanent changes to their bodies.