The transgender: a threat to the fabric of our society
ANALYSIS / OPINION:
A California inmate recently became pregnant after being forced to share a cell with a fully biological male, as California law now allows inmates to serve their sentences at the facility that matches their gender. The new law has led hundreds of men to seek transfer to a women’s facility and, unsurprisingly, many of the men currently housed with women are violent sex offenders who have been jailed for brutally beating and raping women. .
Sadly, this is just the latest example of the dire repercussions resulting from the indulgence of the dastardly folly that is transgender. Children and adults are forced to share not only prisons, but also bathrooms, locker rooms and almost every other traditionally sex-separated establishment with members of the opposite biological sex, the results of which are horrific.
For example, there have been several recent incidents of biological men identifying themselves as women exposing themselves to underage girls in spas and swimming pools, which has garnered euphoric praise and acceptance by the media and the public. activists. The Los Angeles Times editorial board ruled that “Everyone – transgender clients, members of all faiths and women upset with the sight of penises – has the right to use the spa and other public places.” . It turns out that in this case, public accommodation also includes nudity. The Times believes that “no one has the absolute right to feel comfortable all the time” and called any concerns about the situation “hullabaloo”.
While it is true that individuals do not have the right to always feel “comfortable”, they have the right to privacy and not to be subjected to what invariably amounts to indecent exposure. Sadly, lawmakers and judges have shown little respect for these rights and will readily trample on them for the alleged application of equal treatment for members of the transgender community.
In fact, it was California state law that prevented spa staff from intervening when a biological man walked into the women’s section naked. Additionally, the United States Supreme Court recently chose to leave in place a lower court ruling that requires public schools to allow students to use toilets that match their gender identity, despite apprehension and the understandable fear that such policies arouse both boys and girls. The Biden administration has also fully embraced transgender madness, saying in June that gender identity is fully protected under Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any education program funded by the government. federal government.
And, while security and privacy are key elements of the transgender debate, it would be impossible to fully discuss this issue without reference to the devastating effect it has had on women’s sport. The most recent example is the 2020 Olympics, the first games to feature openly transgender athletes. Among these athletes, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is perhaps the best option to demonstrate the absurdity of allowing biological men to compete with biological women. Hubbard, who has identified as a transgender woman since 2013, first competed in men’s weightlifting and has seen some success at the junior level. However, those junior results would never have qualified Hubbard for the Senior Men’s National Team. But, competing as a woman, Hubbard has enjoyed phenomenal success as a weightlifter, despite being nearly double the average age of other competitors. Hubbard not only qualified for the Olympics, but also won a gold medal at the 2019 Pacific Games.
Hubbard is just one of many biologically male athletes who have achieved tremendous success in competition as a woman. For example, at the high school level, trans athletes win state championships in sports ranging from track and field to wrestling. And, although trans athletes are still a rarity, the number of those who identify as transgender will continue to increase, the number of individuals wishing to compete with the opposite sex will also increase. Considering the inherent advantage of men over women in terms of strength and speed, it is not difficult to predict what will be the outcome of more men competing in women’s sports.
The last demographic group that is harmed, often irreparably, by the promotion of transgender ideology are children.
It is inconceivable that a thoughtful person could truly believe that it is justifiable to prevent minors from drinking, gambling, driving and purchasing firearms, while believing that they should be allowed to mutilate their own. body with hormone blockers and sex reassignment surgeries. Society places certain restrictions on the rights of children because they lack the cognitive development and awareness necessary to fully understand the consequences of their actions. To think that a five or ten year old has the capacity to understand what the transition means is absurd. This fact is further underscored by studies showing that 80 to 95 percent of children who experience some dissociation with their sex will actually identify with their biological sex in late adolescence.
Despite this, only Tennessee and Arkansas have enacted restrictions on providing sex reassignment surgeries and hormone therapy to minors. And, while the goal of such legislation is to protect children from potentially disastrous and life-shattering mistakes, it is systematically and invariably maligned and decried as fanatic and transphobic. The Associated Press, for example, called Tennessee an “anti-LGBTQ leader” and the Washington Post called Arkansas “the child star of the ignorant anti-transgender reaction” and “the leader of anti-trans bullying.” after the passage of the States. their restrictions.
It seems that children are now constantly beset by radical theories surrounding gender fluidity and transgender. For example, parents across the country are beginning to make the ineffably nefarious choice to raise their children without sex. Pupils as young as four in Scotland can now change their gender at school without their parents ‘knowledge or their parents’ consent. It is hard to imagine the level of confusion and anxiety that such outrageous agendas and ideologies must manifest among elementary school students and young children.
Clearly, there is a widespread and pressing issue regarding transgender people. However, the question is undeniably complex and does not provide an easy or straightforward solution. And, discrimination against transgender sufferers cannot be the solution. Those who experience legitimate dissociation from their biological sex should be approached with empathy and compassion, and a resolution to their conflict should be sought. But, we must not indulge in their delusions and must realize that a person’s sex is an immutable characteristic of their being. If the integrity of women’s sports, societal standards of privacy and decency, and the health of children are to be preserved, then we must return to the understanding that there are vast, unbridgeable and legitimate biological differences between men and women. women.
Gender is not a social construct but a real and measurable trait that is fundamental for countless societal institutions.
• Kyle Reynolds studies public policy analysis at Indiana University and has been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, and The Federalist.