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When one takes time to examine the arguments put forward by the gender religious it quickly becomes obvious that past verbal intimidation and name calling, not many debatable points exist.

“That’s the way feminists have used the terms since the 1970s, as they challenged patriarchal claims that men’s domination and exploitation of women is “natural” because of biology. Patriarchy turns biological difference into social dominance. Feminists have long argued that gender is connected to our sex differences but is “socially constructed” in a way that reflects the unequal distribution of power between men and women over the past few thousand years. Anything socially constructed could be constructed differently through politics.

The trans movement flips that understanding, routinely asserting that gender is not the product of social forces but is a private internal state of being, which may be innate and immutable (opinions in the trans movement vary). In other words, transgender ideology asserts that gender is something one feels and has no necessary connection to one’s body and reproductive system. Trans activists routinely assert that “sex is a social construction,” that the biological distinctions of male and female are not objectively real but are created by societies. Stock painstakingly explains why this—again I’ll use the phrase, though it sounds harsh—doesn’t make sense.

In the preceding paragraph, I wrote “routinely assert” not only because there are differences of opinion within the transgender movement (which is to be expected in any movement) but because I have heard trans activists shift arguments when asked to defend a position (which is an indication of a weak argument in any movement). I once asked a trans activist, “If sex is socially constructed, that implies that it could be constructed in some other way. Do you know of any other way for humans to reproduce other than with an egg (produced by a female) and sperm (produced by a male)? By what means would human reproduction be socially constructed differently?” The activist offered no rebuttal to that, but simply dropped the claim, moving on to assert that trans people know what sex they “really” are and that any challenge to this idea was hateful and bigoted.”

This paucity of argumentative integrity has not stopped the gender-faithful from pushing their agenda and colonizing female spaces in society.

Stock also explains why allowing transwomen—again, males who identify as women—to participate in women’s sports will undermine and potentially eliminate sex-segregated activities that create opportunities for girls and women to thrive. Separate athletic competitions for males and females exist because of the physiological advantage males have over females, and those advantages don’t disappear by identifying as a woman.

Does any of this really matter? Well, it matters to teenage girls who may not want to change clothes in a locker room next to a boy who identifies as a girl. It matters to women at a health club that allows transwomen in a “women only” space. It matters to clients in a women’s homeless shelter that refuses to restrain sexually aggressive behavior of transwomen in order to be “inclusive.” It matters to the woman who is bumped from a country’s Olympic weightlifting team when a transwoman is allowed to compete as a woman. It matters to the women who were sexually assaulted by a transwoman who was housed in a women’s prison. It matters to the lesbians who choose not to date transwomen—because their sexual orientation is toward female humans and not male humans who identify as women—and are then called bigots and ostracized. And it matters to the woman who had to fight to get her job back after being fired for publicly stating that she believes “that sex is immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity.”

Trans activists’ responses to these challenges vary, but they can be reduced to a trans slogan so popular that an LGBT organization in the UKput it on a t-shirt: “Transwomen are women. Get over it!”

To say the least, the meaning of the statement “transwomen are women” is not obvious, either intuitively or logically. It’s a claim that many people find hard to understand, not because they are bigots but because it seems at odds with material reality. It would be more accurate to say: “Transwomen are transwomen, which raises many complex intellectual, political, and moral questions. Let’s work out solutions that respect everyone’s rights and interests!”

Not the catchiest slogan, but accurate and honest. It’s a t-shirt that I think Stock would endorse. She doesn’t condemn or mock trans people but rather seeks deeper understanding to make public policy choices as fair as possible for all.

The problem is that there has never been a public debate or a reasonable discussion of how we are in include the gender religious into society.  It has always been ‘accept every demand, otherwise you are bigot!’.  It has gotten them far, but at the expense of female rights, boundaries, and safety, which is clearly unacceptable in a society that values individuals rights and freedom.

An individual on Twitter has seen fit to ‘tackle’ all of the opposing talking points deployed against transgender ideology. Let’s see and talk about them here.

A limited and simplistic definition that is correct? Heaven forbid.  Concision is a beautiful thing. Accurate descriptions of the reality we inhabit are a boon to meaningful discussions and debate.

Transgender women, that is to say men who through gender-magic think they are women, remain male.  For a quick self demonstration please identify as rich and demand entrance into the Davos conference, or even identify as royalty and demand entrance into Buckingham Palace.  Thinking you are something does not, in fact, make you that something.

Culturally and legally speaking?  I have no idea what this phrase means.  Men in some jurisdictions have pushed through laws that allow them to change legal documents such as passports and birth certificates, but legal fictions that do not comport with reality are precisely that – fiction.

Human beings cannot change their sex.

Women are adult human females – this definition is very clear and precise and works as long as you respect the reality we all share.  Transgender women (men) do not fall into this category because men are not women.  It is really as simple as that.  Unfortunately many male trans activists have a very strong sense of male entitlement often argue vehemently that their feelings of gender supersede the material reality we all share.

We cannot allow self-delusion to be the basis of the norms and laws we have in society.

This is category error on such a large scale.  Tall, short, black, white, lesbian, straight, disabled women, et cetera all belong to one category.  They are adult human females – they possess the physiology to become pregnant and give birth.  If you have the large immobile gametes then it is a pretty safe bet to say that you are female.  The term women encompasses the vast range and variety of females we see today.  What this category does not include, of course, is men and yes even men who honestly think that they are women.

So much confusion is introduced into these conversations because transgender ideology, by its very nature is definitionally opaque.  For instance, the use of ‘cisgender’ even in this little blurb.  To understand how it is being misused one must first define what gender is.

Gender are sets of societal expectations and norms that are applied to women and men.  Gender expectations are fluid and and are society specific, gender expectations are often formed from the roles the sexes play and have played in our society.   In other words they are the sex specific stereotypes used in society to evaluate and differentiate people in society.  See below.

Gender is arbitrary and often restricts and inhibits individuals from acting outside their ‘approved’ set of gendered expectations.  So, gender is imposed on individuals in society and unsurprisingly the roles assigned to females are given less value and prestige.

So, we as individuals are not gender roles.  We are individuals with personalities that include roles, attributes, and stereotypes from both sides of the gender role divide.

Thus, the notion of ‘cisgender’ means that you as a person comply with the stereotypical set of ideas associated with your sex.  For women though associating with the stereotypes that limit your participation in society and circumvent your boundaries is problematic.  Therefore women who are connected with reality and the material conditions imposed upon them by the strictures of gender oppose the notion of ‘cisgender’ because they do not ‘identify’ with that set of stereotypical norms that inhibits them as individuals in society.

Unfortunately in our society one of the foundational axis of discrimination and oppression is the sex you happen to be born into.  Sad, but what you are expected to do in society and which roles you are expected to take on are very dependent on the physical bits and parts that make up female and male physiology.

It is not biological essentialism to state that all women have large gametes, double XX chromosomes, and cervixes.  To be biologically esentiallist, one would have to state that women are nothing more (or have no worth outside of their) than their reproductive parts/potential.

Of course no one checks ones chromosomes or gametes to see whether or not they are going to harass them.  Our species ability to reproduce is based on identifying, determining, and judging the sexual fitness of the other sex.  We, in general, are very capable of identifying who is male and who is female in society.  No genital/chromosomal inspections required.

 

If we care about facts and reality then the statement only women have cervixes must stand, because it is accurate and true.

Just because you feel like you should be in a category does not mean that you should be in said category.  Please refer to the identifying as rich example.

(Female) Non-binary people and transmen (females) individuals gender beliefs do not change the material conditions of their body.  If transmen or women who call themselves ‘non-binary’ (both cases biological females) don’t understand that they have cervix, then that is very much their problem, as facts are independent of gendered feelings.

 

 

Linguistic erasure of females is one of the key features of trans ideology.  If women cannot name their physical reality, how do they combat and improve their conditions in society?  The trend is disconcerting as conditions that happen only to females are having the term woman and female replaced by vague nondescript words.  For instance –

 

So, female erasure is happening because of the self perceived needs of those who choose to self-identify is a problematic feature of trans ideology and it is erasing females from society.

 

Disagreeing with anything a transactivist says is usually categorized transphobic.  Let’s take a peek at a small sample of people who have a ‘pretty solid understanding of consent‘.

So, yeah.  Talk about understanding consent is nice, but demonstrating it would be much more nice.

 

Gender expression is subjective and therefore not a good standard to judge risks with regards to safeguarding.  Males are responsible for the vast majority of sexual crimes and assaults against women and children, therefore they (regardless of self-identification) should not be in female only spaces.

And that is because of their sex, not their gender.

 

Beards are not the problem.  It is the males attachted to the beards with the creepy, rapey, attitudes which are the problem.

No community is monolithic.  The fact that the LGB Alliance and it’s many sister organizations exist across the world are a testament to that fact.  The LGB Alliance sprang into being to defend the rights of people who believe that sexual orientation is important.

 

A tiny minority of entitled males believe that through gender-magic they are female and want to rearrange society to comport with their subjective gender feelings – they’ve had a fair amount of traction.  *shrugs*

 

Well, taken out of context, I’m certain you got that from what Julia Long said.  Judge for yourself folks –

Julia long was speaking to the biological fact that human beings cannot change sex and the claims that transwomen are in fact real women are not possible as women categorically speaking, are adult human females.

Misrepresenting arguments from the opposition is not a new feature, but it must be said that the argument here is this – should other people be compelled to partake in your gender identity?  The answer, if we value a free society, is no.

Consider the case of religion.  I am free to believe in Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha – I am not, however, free to compel you to believe in any of the aforementioned religious deities.

Same with gender religious beliefs.  If you think that wearing a dress and heels and feeling like a woman makes you a woman go right ahead.  I should be under no pressure whatsoever to not believe the claim that wearing a dress and heels and ‘feeling like’ a woman turns you into an adult human female.

 

Hmm.  Well we should look at Stonewall’s materials and judge for ourselves.

So, we can assume the claim that Stonewall’s claims, at the very least, require more scrutiny as their veracity of purpose is in question.

The era of ‘no debate’ is over.  These questions are necessary to gain clarity and understanding of how gender self id legislation and gender ideology affects society and more specifically women.

Rigorous discussion and debate is a necessary requirement of any proposition that affects multiple stakeholders in society.

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