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June 1, 2022
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The reign of terror and error by transgender activists might finally be coming to an end, judging by several news stories that all came in over the weekend. First, another top executive at Netflix defended Dave Chappelle's and Ricky Gervais' right to make jokes about trans people as a free speech issue, just as comedians make jokes about anyone else, despite the furious calls for boycotts and censorship and the hyperbolic claims that joking about the excesses of trans activists will cause people to die.

https://news.yahoo.com/netflix-says-standing-dave-chappelle-171600618.html

Even some members of the trans community are speaking up in defense of Gervais, saying that he’s not attacking trans people, he’s speaking truth to power about the excesses of trans activists. One trans journalist wrote, “Trans activist ideology has run unchecked for too long, and it is time to call it to account."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/some-members-of-trans-community-support-ricky-gervais-amid-netflix-backlash/ar-AAXV4DE

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling has also refused to knuckle under to the cancel crowd and continues to speak out in defense of women (as Gervais would say, the old-fashioned kind, with wombs.) She was attacked for tweeting a news story about terrified women inmates at a New Jersey prison where officials are housing violent male felons who claim to “identify” as women. But HBO is still seeking a new creative deal with her.

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1530576557839994882

And then the most surprising and possibly portentous pushback of all: the New York Times actually ran a story Sunday on the trans takeover of women’s sports that not only fairly presented the concerns of female athletes (who came across as much more sympathetic than the selfish “#MeFirst” attitudes of the trans activists they quoted), it actually included comments from doctors. These experts who have medical degrees (and I assume, eyes) said that swimmer Lia Thomas does have an unfair advantage because going through puberty as a male confers physical advantages that a year or even four years of testosterone-lowering hormones cannot reverse.

Of course, irrefutable biological facts aren’t enough to stop Thomas, who now wants to compete against women in the Olympics, where officials are still easily cowed by accusations of transphobia.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10871087/Trans-swimmer-Lia-Thomas-says-doesnt-need-anyones-permission-swim-woman.html

Sister Toldjah at Redstate.com sees all these things as hopeful signs that the tide of public opinion is finally turning against the tidal wave of radical transgender insanity that’s engulfed society over the past two years. Or at least that people are finally growing spines.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/05/30/breakthrough-ny-times-story-on-trans-athletes-more-proof-dems-are-losing-woke-culture-war-advantage-n572340

I think the trans people who are defending Ricky Gervais are right: these radical activists are doing them more harm than good. They say they just want to be accepted to live their lives like anyone else, but the radicals are insisting that they be treated as a special class, with the right to never be called out no matter how unreasonable they are, to never be laughed at (as we all are at times), and to have the power to destroy anyone who criticizes them.

They claim to be a poor oppressed minority and say that any criticism of them is “punching down,” even as they’re the ones crushing other people. News flash: When people are cowering in fear that you’ll glare their way and destroy their lives, careers and reputations just because they told a joke you don’t like, you aren’t a powerless underdog. You’re that monstrous child who sent people to the cornfield on “The Twilight Zone.”

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  • Frances Hynes

    06/01/2022 07:31 PM

    Years ago I heard someone say the people that are crying they're being denied their rights aren't big groups, they just have bigger mouths. And no one is denying them the rights that we all are entitled to according to the Constitution, Bill of Rights, employment opportunities, etc. They want special rights and now the true majority of people that didn't nip things in the bud when all this first started nor take them seriously, figuring things would pass, now have to fight harder for their actual rights. We can't be silent any longer and not let those who are intolerant of anyone that doesn't agree with them, intimidate us. The big mouths have nothing other than calling people names if people won't cower to them.

  • Connie Correll

    06/01/2022 05:47 PM

    One simple question/solution for these "trans" folks "START YOUR OWN LEAGUE, OLYMPICS OR COMPETITIONS!" They should compete against themselves!

  • Sarah

    06/01/2022 05:44 PM

    Kudos on the Billy Mummy cornfield reference.
    It speaks volumes to those of us who remember it.

  • Brad Corboy

    06/01/2022 05:39 PM

    The wind is shifting?

  • Stephen Ernest Mitchell

    06/01/2022 05:35 PM

    These misfits of society , are not normal . Now the question that will be asked is , what is normal ? If one can not define normal , define what a woman , or man is , then one might not be normal .

  • Bill White

    06/01/2022 05:05 PM

    Looks like California has finally rediscovered cash bail in the case of Nancy Pelosi's husband. Wouldn't it be nice if that approach was applied to other criminals in the "reform" states?

  • Jill Groth

    06/01/2022 03:00 PM

    Unless a MAN has completed full sex change surgery, i.e., no longer has a penis; he should never be allowed to perform as a woman or identify as a woman in locker rooms, bathrooms, showers, personal spaces meant only for women, or anywhere (including prisons) where a natural born woman would be fearful of rape, etc.!

  • Daphna Yurfest

    06/01/2022 01:03 PM

    This has been the case for years... most gay people did not want the attention and special "treatments" they just wanted to be left alone. Progressives are using all "special" groups to divide and pit one against the other.

  • Norma Holmes

    06/01/2022 12:03 PM

    Reign if terror in Richmond Va is for the fill month of June here! Libraries are deviting month to Pride Month! louis Ginter Garden Center . Richmond Times Dispatch, city of Richmond Tourist Center as well. Good grief’ are we queer city? What % of people here are gay?

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June 1, 2022
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The reign of terror and error by transgender activists might finally be coming to an end, judging by several news stories that all came in over the weekend. First, another top executive at Netflix defended Dave Chappelle's and Ricky Gervais' right to make jokes about trans people as a free speech issue, just as comedians make jokes about anyone else, despite the furious calls for boycotts and censorship and the hyperbolic claims that joking about the excesses of trans activists will cause people to die.

https://news.yahoo.com/netflix-says-standing-dave-chappelle-171600618.html

Even some members of the trans community are speaking up in defense of Gervais, saying that he’s not attacking trans people, he’s speaking truth to power about the excesses of trans activists. One trans journalist wrote, “Trans activist ideology has run unchecked for too long, and it is time to call it to account."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/some-members-of-trans-community-support-ricky-gervais-amid-netflix-backlash/ar-AAXV4DE

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling has also refused to knuckle under to the cancel crowd and continues to speak out in defense of women (as Gervais would say, the old-fashioned kind, with wombs.) She was attacked for tweeting a news story about terrified women inmates at a New Jersey prison where officials are housing violent male felons who claim to “identify” as women. But HBO is still seeking a new creative deal with her.

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1530576557839994882

And then the most surprising and possibly portentous pushback of all: the New York Times actually ran a story Sunday on the trans takeover of women’s sports that not only fairly presented the concerns of female athletes (who came across as much more sympathetic than the selfish “#MeFirst” attitudes of the trans activists they quoted), it actually included comments from doctors. These experts who have medical degrees (and I assume, eyes) said that swimmer Lia Thomas does have an unfair advantage because going through puberty as a male confers physical advantages that a year or even four years of testosterone-lowering hormones cannot reverse.

Of course, irrefutable biological facts aren’t enough to stop Thomas, who now wants to compete against women in the Olympics, where officials are still easily cowed by accusations of transphobia.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10871087/Trans-swimmer-Lia-Thomas-says-doesnt-need-anyones-permission-swim-woman.html

Sister Toldjah at Redstate.com sees all these things as hopeful signs that the tide of public opinion is finally turning against the tidal wave of radical transgender insanity that’s engulfed society over the past two years. Or at least that people are finally growing spines.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/05/30/breakthrough-ny-times-story-on-trans-athletes-more-proof-dems-are-losing-woke-culture-war-advantage-n572340

I think the trans people who are defending Ricky Gervais are right: these radical activists are doing them more harm than good. They say they just want to be accepted to live their lives like anyone else, but the radicals are insisting that they be treated as a special class, with the right to never be called out no matter how unreasonable they are, to never be laughed at (as we all are at times), and to have the power to destroy anyone who criticizes them.

They claim to be a poor oppressed minority and say that any criticism of them is “punching down,” even as they’re the ones crushing other people. News flash: When people are cowering in fear that you’ll glare their way and destroy their lives, careers and reputations just because they told a joke you don’t like, you aren’t a powerless underdog. You’re that monstrous child who sent people to the cornfield on “The Twilight Zone.”

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Comments 11-19 of 19

  • Frances Hynes

    06/01/2022 07:31 PM

    Years ago I heard someone say the people that are crying they're being denied their rights aren't big groups, they just have bigger mouths. And no one is denying them the rights that we all are entitled to according to the Constitution, Bill of Rights, employment opportunities, etc. They want special rights and now the true majority of people that didn't nip things in the bud when all this first started nor take them seriously, figuring things would pass, now have to fight harder for their actual rights. We can't be silent any longer and not let those who are intolerant of anyone that doesn't agree with them, intimidate us. The big mouths have nothing other than calling people names if people won't cower to them.

  • Connie Correll

    06/01/2022 05:47 PM

    One simple question/solution for these "trans" folks "START YOUR OWN LEAGUE, OLYMPICS OR COMPETITIONS!" They should compete against themselves!

  • Sarah

    06/01/2022 05:44 PM

    Kudos on the Billy Mummy cornfield reference.
    It speaks volumes to those of us who remember it.

  • Brad Corboy

    06/01/2022 05:39 PM

    The wind is shifting?

  • Stephen Ernest Mitchell

    06/01/2022 05:35 PM

    These misfits of society , are not normal . Now the question that will be asked is , what is normal ? If one can not define normal , define what a woman , or man is , then one might not be normal .

  • Bill White

    06/01/2022 05:05 PM

    Looks like California has finally rediscovered cash bail in the case of Nancy Pelosi's husband. Wouldn't it be nice if that approach was applied to other criminals in the "reform" states?

  • Jill Groth

    06/01/2022 03:00 PM

    Unless a MAN has completed full sex change surgery, i.e., no longer has a penis; he should never be allowed to perform as a woman or identify as a woman in locker rooms, bathrooms, showers, personal spaces meant only for women, or anywhere (including prisons) where a natural born woman would be fearful of rape, etc.!

  • Daphna Yurfest

    06/01/2022 01:03 PM

    This has been the case for years... most gay people did not want the attention and special "treatments" they just wanted to be left alone. Progressives are using all "special" groups to divide and pit one against the other.

  • Norma Holmes

    06/01/2022 12:03 PM

    Reign if terror in Richmond Va is for the fill month of June here! Libraries are deviting month to Pride Month! louis Ginter Garden Center . Richmond Times Dispatch, city of Richmond Tourist Center as well. Good grief’ are we queer city? What % of people here are gay?

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June 1, 2022
|

The reign of terror and error by transgender activists might finally be coming to an end, judging by several news stories that all came in over the weekend. First, another top executive at Netflix defended Dave Chappelle's and Ricky Gervais' right to make jokes about trans people as a free speech issue, just as comedians make jokes about anyone else, despite the furious calls for boycotts and censorship and the hyperbolic claims that joking about the excesses of trans activists will cause people to die.

https://news.yahoo.com/netflix-says-standing-dave-chappelle-171600618.html

Even some members of the trans community are speaking up in defense of Gervais, saying that he’s not attacking trans people, he’s speaking truth to power about the excesses of trans activists. One trans journalist wrote, “Trans activist ideology has run unchecked for too long, and it is time to call it to account."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/some-members-of-trans-community-support-ricky-gervais-amid-netflix-backlash/ar-AAXV4DE

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling has also refused to knuckle under to the cancel crowd and continues to speak out in defense of women (as Gervais would say, the old-fashioned kind, with wombs.) She was attacked for tweeting a news story about terrified women inmates at a New Jersey prison where officials are housing violent male felons who claim to “identify” as women. But HBO is still seeking a new creative deal with her.

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1530576557839994882

And then the most surprising and possibly portentous pushback of all: the New York Times actually ran a story Sunday on the trans takeover of women’s sports that not only fairly presented the concerns of female athletes (who came across as much more sympathetic than the selfish “#MeFirst” attitudes of the trans activists they quoted), it actually included comments from doctors. These experts who have medical degrees (and I assume, eyes) said that swimmer Lia Thomas does have an unfair advantage because going through puberty as a male confers physical advantages that a year or even four years of testosterone-lowering hormones cannot reverse.

Of course, irrefutable biological facts aren’t enough to stop Thomas, who now wants to compete against women in the Olympics, where officials are still easily cowed by accusations of transphobia.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10871087/Trans-swimmer-Lia-Thomas-says-doesnt-need-anyones-permission-swim-woman.html

Sister Toldjah at Redstate.com sees all these things as hopeful signs that the tide of public opinion is finally turning against the tidal wave of radical transgender insanity that’s engulfed society over the past two years. Or at least that people are finally growing spines.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/05/30/breakthrough-ny-times-story-on-trans-athletes-more-proof-dems-are-losing-woke-culture-war-advantage-n572340

I think the trans people who are defending Ricky Gervais are right: these radical activists are doing them more harm than good. They say they just want to be accepted to live their lives like anyone else, but the radicals are insisting that they be treated as a special class, with the right to never be called out no matter how unreasonable they are, to never be laughed at (as we all are at times), and to have the power to destroy anyone who criticizes them.

They claim to be a poor oppressed minority and say that any criticism of them is “punching down,” even as they’re the ones crushing other people. News flash: When people are cowering in fear that you’ll glare their way and destroy their lives, careers and reputations just because they told a joke you don’t like, you aren’t a powerless underdog. You’re that monstrous child who sent people to the cornfield on “The Twilight Zone.”

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Comments 11-19 of 19

  • Frances Hynes

    06/01/2022 07:31 PM

    Years ago I heard someone say the people that are crying they're being denied their rights aren't big groups, they just have bigger mouths. And no one is denying them the rights that we all are entitled to according to the Constitution, Bill of Rights, employment opportunities, etc. They want special rights and now the true majority of people that didn't nip things in the bud when all this first started nor take them seriously, figuring things would pass, now have to fight harder for their actual rights. We can't be silent any longer and not let those who are intolerant of anyone that doesn't agree with them, intimidate us. The big mouths have nothing other than calling people names if people won't cower to them.

  • Connie Correll

    06/01/2022 05:47 PM

    One simple question/solution for these "trans" folks "START YOUR OWN LEAGUE, OLYMPICS OR COMPETITIONS!" They should compete against themselves!

  • Sarah

    06/01/2022 05:44 PM

    Kudos on the Billy Mummy cornfield reference.
    It speaks volumes to those of us who remember it.

  • Brad Corboy

    06/01/2022 05:39 PM

    The wind is shifting?

  • Stephen Ernest Mitchell

    06/01/2022 05:35 PM

    These misfits of society , are not normal . Now the question that will be asked is , what is normal ? If one can not define normal , define what a woman , or man is , then one might not be normal .

  • Bill White

    06/01/2022 05:05 PM

    Looks like California has finally rediscovered cash bail in the case of Nancy Pelosi's husband. Wouldn't it be nice if that approach was applied to other criminals in the "reform" states?

  • Jill Groth

    06/01/2022 03:00 PM

    Unless a MAN has completed full sex change surgery, i.e., no longer has a penis; he should never be allowed to perform as a woman or identify as a woman in locker rooms, bathrooms, showers, personal spaces meant only for women, or anywhere (including prisons) where a natural born woman would be fearful of rape, etc.!

  • Daphna Yurfest

    06/01/2022 01:03 PM

    This has been the case for years... most gay people did not want the attention and special "treatments" they just wanted to be left alone. Progressives are using all "special" groups to divide and pit one against the other.

  • Norma Holmes

    06/01/2022 12:03 PM

    Reign if terror in Richmond Va is for the fill month of June here! Libraries are deviting month to Pride Month! louis Ginter Garden Center . Richmond Times Dispatch, city of Richmond Tourist Center as well. Good grief’ are we queer city? What % of people here are gay?

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