Gender Activism And The Victim Narrative

Transgender activism has been making inroads into America’s public institutions. The Biden administration has recently promoted neo-pronouns and gender reassignment surgery for minors, government agencies have celebrated the expansion of identity categories such as “pansexual” and “non-binary,” and public schools across the country have adopted curricula teaching students about transitioning from one gender to another. Trans activists often present their ideological program through a series of euphemisms and tautologies, such as “gender diversity,” “LGBTQ inclusion,” “love is love,” “protect trans kids,” and “comprehensive sexual education.” But these slogans obscure more than they reveal. The deeper nature of trans ideology is much more radical and the public should have a clear-eyed understanding of what trans activists believe, beyond the protective layer of obfuscatory language.

…This conceptual framework—a patchwork of queer theory and postcolonial theory—provides trans activists with a powerful victim narrative and a general explanation for individual suffering. A common thread through the presentations was the articulation of personal “pain” and “trauma,” which, they say, are caused by colonialism and can be mitigated or transcended through “queer” identity constructs. “My first introduction to colonialism looked a lot like me waking up at four in the morning, five in the morning, every morning, to sounds of my ancestors screaming from outside my window, coming from the ground, coming from the earth,” said Ganesha Gold Buffalo, the trans prostitute. “I followed those screams into the woods as a child . . . and was taught by my ancestors in those woods, in the forms of nature spirits, in the forms of elementals, in the forms of natural deities and old gods. While I was out there, I was taught many things and my mind was decolonized.”

…Though the ideas promoted by these activist organizations might be pseudo-historical, internally contradictory, and rooted in personal pathologies, none of this has stopped them from attaining political and cultural influence. Whatever their faults, gender activists have understood that their path to power requires public subsidy and the transmission of their ideology through educational and other public institutions. On that count, they are achieving their objectives. Read more»
Christopher Rufo | “The Gender Variant Universe” | June 6, 2022

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  1. “My first introduction to colonialism looked a lot like me waking up at four in the morning, five in the morning, every morning, to sounds of my ancestors screaming from outside my window, coming from the ground, coming from the earth,” said Ganesha Gold Buffalo, the trans prostitute. “I followed those screams into the woods as a child . . . and was taught by my ancestors in those woods, in the forms of nature spirits, in the forms of elementals, in the forms of natural deities and old gods. While I was out there, I was taught many things and my mind was decolonized.”

    Yeesh. Yeah, she was taught be spirits alright – evil spirits.

  2. Peter Jones article “Androgyny: the pagan sexual ideal” looks more prescient all the time. The questions is, “Can they keep the civilization going with a brand new religion yet to be formed or will it collapse?” If the latter, how soon? Will Durant said that no civilization has withstood the collapse of its religion. This could take a long time though. Maybe our managerial system will make it collapse quickly by series of fiats.

  3. I have a question that I’m asking out of ignorance of current events (sorry): I understand the POTUS decision on Obergefell v. Hodges over SSM, but has there been (or is there any current case on the books) having to do with transgenderism, specifically? IOW, is a supposedly “transgendered male” loitering in a women’s restroom of a high school legitimate because a local school district allows it to be “legal” in the eyes of the law? If not, are all of the things that school districts allow, such as the above as well as feminine hygiene product dispensers in boys restrooms, etc. “legal” only in the school district’s eyes? If so, why and how to they get away with it?

    We all know about how Roe v. Wade (or whatever it’s called nowadays) resulted in the availability of legal abortions, but have there been any court rulings at any level, state or national, regarding transgenderism lawsuits to force “multiple sex declarations” requiring school districts to conform to any verdict and make some of the aforementioned things mandatory? If not, are schools technically operating in a way and providing an “education” based on trans theory, legal? If not, then they can’t be doing so legally.

    Unless, (here it comes) they are able to do so solely under 1st Amendment rights? Then the question becomes: what is freedom of speech and is it directly connected to social outcomes?”
    It’s one thing to stand in the public square and announce an opinion on something; it’s another thing altogether for someone to say what they have to say in public and therefore demand that it be made into law, respected and honored by all, and enforcable.

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