Pronouns Go Nuts

And… we are back to not-so-good news. A feminist is censured for defendingwomen’s right not to get raped:

“I got kicked off of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission as the only lesbian, simply for stating biological facts,” she said. “After a months’ long witch hunt, I was found guilty of ‘violence.’ My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns.”

Beck went on to complain that the commission seemed to care more about the trans woman’s pronouns that about what Beck herself saw as the real danger: the rapist’s placement in a women’s prison.

As the article aptly suggests, the LGB are being sacrificed to the T. And female convicts – who are powerless by definition – are simply of no interest at all to the rabidly progressive crowd.

13 thoughts on “Pronouns Go Nuts”

  1. LGB and more numerous than T, so the divide-and-conquer strategy is to place ostentatious sympathy for the smaller group ahead of the larger group. Totally the opposite of solidarity.

    Eventually somebody will find a sympathetic group that’s even smaller than the transgender community, and then the transgender community will be kicked to the curb.


    1. And notice how nobody is even trying to address real rights and real discrimination. Transgender people face real discrimination in housing and employment. But nobody ever talks about it. It’s all about the entirely symbolic and inane issue of pronouns. The rapist in question wasn’t at the meeting and couldn’t have been wounded by a wrong pronoun. This was a fight over nothing.


    2. And sounding right seems more important than doing right. There is so much of this now. The point about whether or not it’s the hill to die on is very apt, although I wouldn’t say this is where all “progressivism” is going.


  2. As far as I’ve been able to tell, this prisoner seems to have decided to start transitioning just recently, probably in hopes of accessing women. Why is this the hill that activists wanna die on? If they actually wanted to help the trans community, they’d distance trans people from this monster as much as possible.


      1. When every other problem that trans people face is solved, then definitely, let’s discuss pronouns. But the way things are right now, it’s like a cruel joke to fixate on the “violence” done to some rapist who wasn’t even there by pronoun use.


      2. The intent is definitely to advance their ideology rather than to help trans people. It greatly irritates me to see a small minority of trans people+the progressives who enable/use them controlling the conversation.


        1. Exactly. This is a tiny over-privileged minority that is hogging the conversation and in the process turning everybody off trans rights. People think this is what trans rights are all about, and nobody wants to participate.


    1. To draw a comparison, did gay activists jump to the sentence of Jeffrey Dahmer in any way? Even to say “murder is wrong, but there’s nothing wrong with him being gay?” No, they did not.


    2. Exactly. Trans people face real and serious problems. I had a trans friend who was suicidal after getting fired from a fifth job in retail after being outed as trans. Great person, hard worker. How will an inane debate over pronouns of a British rapist help her in her very real struggles?


      1. Based on what I can tell from social media+ trans friends, the majority of the trans people who’ve heard of this rapist are ready to throw him under the bus (and very skeptical that he’s even a trans woman.) But a few nuts control the “movement.”


  3. I have been toying with the following idea for a while: Once upon a time, the progressives got tired of the “value-based politics” of the Tea Party and the likes, and in a somewhat juvenile fashion decided that they will show how ridiculous some value-based politics looks from aside. And then they forgot that initial goal…


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