No other ideology in the last decade has been as pervasive as transgenderism. Ten years ago, most scoffed at the idea that changing one’s “gender” would become a mainstream battle. Yet, here we are with surgically mutilated men who are pretending to be women interviewing the president of the United States.
The defenses of transgenderism don’t just go all the way to the top now, but the promotion of it does as well. It has become a social contagion that completely counters the “born this way” argument that permeated the LGBT movement for so many years.
In the midst of that, many on the right have finally woken up to say enough is enough, and in that fight, they’ve found an unlikely ally. Enter J.K. Rowling, the famed author of the Harry Potter series, who, despite her generally leftward leanings, has become a leading voice against transgender ideology.
With all that said, her latest comments are going to set off a firestorm, and they give no quarter.
While speaking with host Megan Phelps-Roper on “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling” podcast, the wildly successful author said she stands by her beliefs.
“I thought about it deeply and hard and long and I’ve listened, I promise, to the other side,” she said. “And I believe, absolutely, that there is something dangerous about this movement and that it must be challenged.”
In the past, Rowling has couched her words somewhat, but here she just outright calls transgender ideology “dangerous.” That’s exactly the right strategy. Far-left, illiberal movements thrive off of the voluntary succession of ground. If you start a battle against transgenderism by saying, “well, I believe these men really are women, but I just want them to use their own bathrooms,” you’ve already lost (that’s something Glenn Youngkin inexplicably dabbled in recently). You can’t give an inch, nor would it be morally acceptable to do so anyway.
The way you beat transgenderism as an ideology is by going right at its ridiculous premise. People can’t change their “gender,” and society should not erase womanhood so deranged, mentally ill opportunists like Dylan Mulvaney can prance around with Drew Barrymore.
Rowlings didn’t stop with her initial denunciation, though. She then went into even further detail.
“I am fighting what I see as a powerful, insidious, misogynistic movement, that has gained huge purchase in very influential areas of society,” Rowling said. “I do not see this particular movement as either benign or powerless, so I’m afraid I stand with the women who are fighting to be heard against threats of loss of livelihood and threats to their safety.”
Hammer, meet nail. The transgender lobby is not some put-upon minority group. It’s a powerful, politically connected movement that seeks to force its insane theology on the rest of the world, and it should be treated as such. Words like “insidious” and “misogynistic,” which Rowling uses, are perfect descriptions.
Get ready for the backlash because what Rowling said here pulled no punches. She’s going to get hell from the mainstream media and the transgender lobby for this, and conservatives should be right there supporting her. This is a fight that’s going to take more than just our chosen factions.
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