Transgenderites Expect the Public to Play a Game

NoPeekingby Patricia L. Dickson11/6/15
The two transgender bathroom cases in the news this week brought out the usual proponents and opponents on the issue.  The fallout from the outcomes of both cases reveals that the transgender advocates and their liberal cohorts expect opponents to disregard biology, throw caution to the wind, and play a game filled with unspoken assumptions.

In the first case, the Department of Education  ruled that an Illinois school district discriminated against a transgender male student by not allowing him access to the female bathrooms and locker rooms.  The government went so far as to order the Palatine-based Township High School District 211 to give this male student full access to girls’ locker rooms in the next month or lose federal funding.

One would think that any sane adult would see the danger in allowing a teenage boy to shower in a locker room with girls.  However, the transgender advocates would have us assume that because this young boy claims that he is really a girl even though he is equipped with his God-given penis, he would not be aroused by the sight of naked teenage girls.  Therefore, he could not possibly pose any threat to the girls.

Chris Cuomo had the following exchange about this case with his cohost Michaela Pereira on CNN:

MICHAELA PEREIRA: Issues of identity are so important. It’s so frustrating to me when people forget to talk to the student, the individual, about their own identity and how they identify, and keep them as part of the process instead of making sort of the, you know, “We can’t do this, we have to protect other people.” What about this person’s identity? it’s so important.

CHRIS CUOMO: It’s true, but it’s the identity at the risk of other kids’ privacy and safety. So you have parents who say-

PEREIRA: Why is safety an issue?

Just let that sink in.  Are liberals so steeped in their ideology or so agenda-driven that they cannot see the danger in allowing boys in girls’ locker rooms?

The second case was Houston’s so-called Equal Rights Ordinance, also known as HERO.  First of all, there was no need for this law to begin with.  Everything that this law purports to protect is already protected in the federal Civil Rights Act.  The only thing that is not covered in the federal equal rights act is allowing transgender people access to bathrooms of the opposite sex that they claim to identify with.  Supporters of this law, including Mayor Annise Parker, tried to downplay the bathroom issue by focusing on what they called a broader law that protects against the discrimination of the specified groups covered in the ordinance.  However, the citizens of Houston did not buy it and saw right through their attempts to slip their true agenda into law.  Therefore, they voted it down.

Transgender advocates along with the liberal media fell back on the same tactics that they always use when they do not get their way.  They call anyone who opposes their agenda a bigot.  Never mind that the people of Houston voted for this lesbian mayor three times.  Liberal writer Mark Joseph Stern wrote a scathing article in Slate alleging that people voted against HERO due to transphobia.

As soon as HERO’s fate was clear, many LGBTQ activists declared that it lost because of “hate.” I don’t think that’s quite right. To be sure, the campaign against HERO was infected with an astonishing amount of anti-trans obloquy and vitriol. But I suspect most people who voted against the ordinance did so not out of hate, but out of fear.

The fact that the Illinois school district and the parents fought back along with the citizens of Houston voting against HERO (the bathroom law) has restored some of my faith in American citizens.  Maybe we can wrest the country out of the grip of liberal lunatics.

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47 Responses to Transgenderites Expect the Public to Play a Game

  1. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Once again, we are at war with the Left who wish to destroy Western Civilization. The reason they hate the West is because they hate Christianity!!!

    These people must be crushed. There is no other option. They will not give up until they are utterly defeated. I really think Christians should revive “Onward Christian Soldiers” as their theme song.

    • David Ray says:

      I’m sold.
      Espesially after that human waste called Annise Parker tried to supeanae sermons from local clergy to fish for possible “hate crimes”.

      I consider that a declaration of war.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    There is male and there is female. And that’s it. There is no more need to respect someone’s role-playing in whatever “gender” they identify with than there is respecting that someone thinks he is Napoleon. If you want to role-play, then join the stage.

  3. glenn fairman says:

    If we are to accommodate every permutation of human fancy, then we are going to need an entire phalanx of not only restrooms, but micro-distinctions, so that every neurosis, personality disorder, or gender confusion can be heralded and given tacit assent by a society who increasingly gaze inside, and encounter nothing but unslaked passion.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      If we are to accommodate every permutation of human fancy, then we are going to need an entire phalanx of not only restrooms, but micro-distinctions

      If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. StubbornThings will henceforth cater to every micro-permutation of human fancy and eclectic and screwball self-identity. We might even take the liberty of labeling others. So I hereby decree, with the full powers invested in me, to Knight you in the Royal Order of Special People Who Must Be Catered To. Here is your coat of arms. 😀

      Just Testing

      No charge. All just part of the service here. Hey…speaking of which, anyone know where Glenn the Lesser went? I miss him.

      • glenn fairman says:

        Ain’t it the truth

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Consider that your participation trophy, Glenn. And I’m certainly truly always appreciative of your participation.

          • Glenn Fairman says:

            Instead of the fleur de lis, why not a dung beetle to capture my ruling essence?

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              The dung beetle is an appropriate symbol of the Ruling Class. But I tend to think of you as the Ruler Class — measure twice and cut once…that sort of thing.

      • Hail to the Glenn! Hail to the Glenn! 🙂

        • Glenn Fairman says:

          While travelling through California’s Mojave desert today, I noticed that the filthy state run rest stop I used had acquired a bathroom closet-like area designated as “unisex.” The lesion has struck deep, friends…….Thankfully, it was being prudently occupied by a line of frazzled looking overweight women….hopefully with their sympathies directed heavenward.

          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            Didn’t America write a song about that, Glenn? “I’ve been through the desert on a sex with no name…”

            Do they have three taps in the sink? Hot, cold, and indeterminate?

            • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

              Do they have three taps in the sink? Hot, cold, and indeterminate?

              Hot, cold and sewage.

            • Glenn Fairman says:

              very good Brad. You should be a writer.

              I get that one a lot. What they really mean is that you should be able to draw economic sustenance from your craft……

              • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

                Thanks, Glenn. Ditto. The goal here at StubbornThings is to test the idea that one can have something to say motivated by wisdom, creativity, a lark, a muse, or any number of things except a strict profit motive.

                I got a kick the other day reading an article on a conservative site that mentioned that much of conservative “journalism” (Fox News, in this case) was about little more than selling books. It was in that article I posted recently about the Will/O’Reilly dust-up. The author was spot-on. It’s what I’ve long called “The Conservative Book Club.” The reason for being is selling books, not fighting the culture wars.

                This would not be the first time you’ll read something in the mainstream press (right, left, or indifferent) that was on the tongues of people at StubbornThings several years prior. Without the filter of commerciality and political correctness, the truth has more than a fighting chance here. What’s that worth?

              • Timothy Lane says:

                Well, O’Reilly has a good history as a conservative cultural warrior on a variety of issues. He also has turned that into a number of books — and contributes much of what he makes from them to charity.

            • Timothy Lane says:

              Well, I read once about a Montreal hotel that had bilingual taps — one was labeled C for “cold,” the other was labeled C for “chaud“.

      • David Ray says:

        Where’s MY title!!??? Gimme one or I’ll throw a liberal induced temper tantrum!

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          I hereby knight you David “You can call me” Ray, the Brave. (Anyone remember that comedian and his shtick about “You can call me Ray” from years ago?)

          • David Ray says:

            Yep. I remember.
            Thx for the over-blown bloviated title. Now I can feel like Natalie Maimes. She has been hailed as brave by herself and the media only a few thousand times.

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              You are here, Sir David, at StubbornThings, where being over-blown and bloviating is a feature, not a bug. By being here and putting up with what you put up with, you prove yourself a cut above the rest. Not all are fit to be knights of the dodecahedron table (still trying to find chairs that will fit it).

              Some come and some go. I can certainly understand people thinking I’m a big, boring, bloviating jerk. (A feature, not a bug.) We’ve had some truly inspired and wise thinkers here…who didn’t stick. And they are always welcome back.

              But ST isn’t for the faint-hearted. Here our “bloviation” is Shakespeare compared to the actual bloviating that goes on out there. The “brave” part comes, in part, from acquiescing to the high standards…high standards mixed with levity, a touch of irreverence, and advanced geometry.

  4. Rosalys says:

    Matt Walsh has a good article, “With The ‘Transgender’ Movement, Liberalism Has Finally Descended Into Total Madness”

    I would hope that finally some leftist wing nuts would begin to wake up and that we may be turning some kind of corner here; but I’ve a nagging suspicion that a society which has allowed itself to descend to this depth of lunacy and depravity is beyond redemption.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      I read that, too, and even thought about arranging a link to it. Thank you for making that unnecessary.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Matt succinctly sums it up. The only difference I would have is suggesting that only now has the Left jumped the shark or became too extreme. They were extreme fifty years ago. But few thought that there was any price to pay for accommodating them while their influence and numbers were seemingly small (same thing happening regarding Islam). It was redefined as “diversity,” “sensitivity,” “inclusion,” etc., and to oppose them was “McCarthyism,” “discrimination,” or “racism.” You get the picture.

      So what you have now are a bunch of amoral (at best) liberalized parents out there who have long bought into this stuff and actively facilitated it by their silent acquiescence. Except for my conservative friends and decent people everywhere, I say “Ha ha…your daughter now has to put up with mentally ill or confused males in their showers because you couldn’t be bothered to stand up for something. Tough noogies.”

      Walsh also wrote:

      But we have to keep fighting to defend the basic notion of objective truth, because if we can’t draw the line here, I think the battle might be irreversibly and finally lost.

      I don’t know Matt Walsh. I can’t remember reading any of his stuff before. You guys probably know more. But it’s a little naive to say “If we can’t draw the line here.” Good god almighty. That line needs to have been drawn a country mile back up the road. We’re not into drawing lines as a paradigm. It’s a little late for that. We are, as any good conservative knows, seeing playing out the necessary and predictable outcome as these Leftist ideas are taken to their logical conclusion.

      And you won’t see me one day weakly writing, “My god…forced sterilization for conservatives? If we can’t draw the line here.” This is also a predictable outcome unless the Left is opposed and defeated. The Left has no off switch.

      But he does frame the issues right when he brings up the notion of objective truth. That idea needs to be resuscitated.

      • Rosalys says:

        I’ve been reading Matt Walsh for a couple of years and I doubt he meant drawing the line quite the way you’re taking it. It’s just that the line keeps getting moved in the wrong direction. I think that, like many of us here, he probably thinks the line should have been drawn years ago. It’s more like, “My God! If you can’t see it even NOW…!” I’ve been hearing this, “If we allow this to happen, then…” stuff for years – usually around election time. “We must elect So-‘n-so, because if we don’t, such-‘n-such will happen!” Whether So-‘n-so is elected or not, I’ve noticed that such-‘n-such usually happens anyway, the bar (or the Overton window) has been moved, and then the next election brings, “My God! We must elect So-‘n-so, because if we don’t, this time such-‘n-such is really going to happen!” And so on and so forth, the only difference being that “really” becomes “really, really,” becomes “really, really, really,” etc., etc., etc..

        I think we’ve gone too far to come back, save for Divine intervention and a Nineveh sized revival. Without that, this crap will only end with a gigantic reset, in the form of a collapse which will make the the Great Depression look like a cloudy day. The ensuing chaos will probably usher in a totalitarian dictator – because people will be screaming for order. It ain’t going to be pretty.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Well, I just shot from the hip, Rosalys, and sometimes that leaves powder burns. But I do sometimes get frustrated at what I call “descriptive conservatism” where all this stuff gets decried after-the-fact when a stitch in time (a call to action) way up the river would have been far more effective and saved us from at least nine gender categories.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      but I’ve a nagging suspicion that a society which has allowed itself to descend to this depth of lunacy and depravity is beyond redemption.

      The common theme of the “tipping point.” And I’m on the side of this theme.

      With the caveat that culture is an always-moving target anyway (nothing stays the same forever), I think it will be very hard to go back to the pre-socialist mindset: producers instead of moochers, winners instead of whiners, responsibility instead of blame-shifting, integrity instead of corruption.

      Big government’s worst problem may not be its expense and debt or even its intrusiveness, as bad as that is getting. We are now a nation of ninnies who expect government to solve not just the basic problems of society (the raison d’être of the Constitution). We want government to be therapeutic. We don’t expect just the basics of government (defense, law & order, taking out the trash, regulation [making regular] of commerce). We expect government to hold our hands, wipe our noses, and placate our fears.

      This is the true message of this transgender baloney. We expect government to sanctify whatever loony personal issues we have going. Government is no longer represented by the likes of George Washington. They ought to instead put Oprah Winfrey or Deepak Chopra on the dollar bill. And replace “In God We Trust” with “I Feel Your Pain.”

      • And the problem here is that the more lunacy we tolerate, the less life makes sense to rational people, thereby driving even thinking people into insanity. If up is down and black is white and boy is girl, how can anyone think?

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          One of the primary functions of StubbornThings is as a vehicle for sanity enhancement. I have a friend who sometimes calls me and says, “I just needed to talk to you to get a dose of sanity.” Glad to help. And y’all are a big part of that.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Don’t give in to them. Up isn’t down, black isn’t white, boy isn’t girl, no matter how many times liberals say it is. As Cousin Abe once asked: How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four, because calling the tail a leg doesn’t make it one.

  5. Timothy Lane says:

    HERO was indeed defeated by hate — the hate that its supporters showed toward normal people. This was shown when Mayor Parker subpoenaed the sermons of critical pastors, as well as in their reflexive charge that opponents were bigots.

    I doubt liberals are ignorant of the potential dangers of transgender bathrooms. They simply don’t care about it. Transgenders are the ultimate underdogs, and thus (to liberals) have the absolute right to demand that others share their delusions fully. And after all, liberals always do side with criminals against normal people, so this hardly a surprise anyway.

    Perhaps what we need is a mass exorcism to eradicate modern liberalism.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      Society has, literally, allowed the lunatics to set the agenda for some years now. The only thing which will turn this around is a concerted effort, by those of us who are still sane, to shine a bright light on the lies and sickness being propagated by the Left and then to crush them at the ballot box and in the courts.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        I would do just that, Mr. Kung. But women’s showers. It’s the Holy Grail of those who grew up on watching Revenge of the Nerds. Maybe we should just go with the flow. Low-flow, presumably.

  6. Timothy Lane says:

    Just as Camp of the Saints brilliantly predicted Western weakness in the face of third-world invasion in the form of “refugees”, so a very short story called “Nasus of Musgravia” in The New Guard (the YAF magazine) predicted the liberal view of minorities over 40 years ago (I read it my last year at Purdue). This involves an alien, Nasus of Musgravia, who arranges to be an extreme minority so that he always has priority. At last he seeks a job, but loses to “the rarest of the minorities in the known universe” (i.e., someone whose minority status trumps his), who also actually plans to do the job — “an American conservative”. (Don’t worry, this is set a long time from now; one later rumor of what happened to Nasus is that he was a mascot for President Canady’s 2184 re-election.)

  7. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Tom Trinko nails this subject and sounds a lot like me! (Love the Napoleon reference.) But to be fair and accurate, this is better than me. Way to go, Tom: There is No Such Thing as ‘Transgendered’.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Yes, an excellent article. Conservatives should point to those unfortunate people (and they are unfortunate, and we should treat them that way, just as we should the “transgendered”) who think they have a body part they should lose (such as an arm, or in one case reported recently, eyes) or even think they should be dead. Or, for that matter, that they’re really a different race (cf. Rachel Dolezal). And we should point out that first group, the perverts taking advantage of this opportunity, because anyone with a brain (i.e., anyone who isn’t a liberal) knows that plenty of them will do so (probably far more than the mentally confused who are called transgendered).

      As for why girls’ right to privacy no longer matters, there are a few points. One is that every liberal argument is simple sophistry; they don’t really believe any of it, so it’s no surprise that they often contradict themselves. And, as I noted above, liberalism is based on looking for the smallest (non-conservative) minority. This is why race trumps sex, and sexual preference and gender identity trump even race.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        Just for the record —wanting full disclosure and to avoid being a hypocrite — 21-to-29-year-old Swedish bikini model blonds are more than welcome to burst into my shower stall. We must have equality. In fact, this should be mandated by the government.

        • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

          I would expand the list of those welcomed ladies to include many many more nationalities. In this case, I am a supporter of multiculturalism.

          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            I could comment on “diversity,” but this is (more or less) a family site. Suffice it to say, biguns or smalluns, would be welcome.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Well, after all, there’s a big difference between allowing men to dress and shower in the women’s facilities, and allowing women to dress and shower in the men’s facilities.

  8. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Let me state the succinct definition of the Left:

    There shall be no other organizing principle for society than what the most bizarre among us demand.

    Gone is the idea of excellence, sobriety, good conduct.

  9. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Finally, a medical association which is willing to confront the insanity of transgenderism. Is this the beginning of the long fight to impose reality and take back the culture?

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Johns Hopkins used to do sex-changes, but stopped because it became clear that it did no good — the patients/victims frequently committed suicide later.


      Let’s hope so, KFZ! There are still signs of fight left in the people, but our leaders and organization are still lacking. Mostly we have have lost by default, because the people who were supposed to represent us just folded against the Left (the subject of my forthcoming entry in ST’s “Fixing the Leak in the Boat” symposium). But I had thought all the medical organizations were completely beyond the pale, the AMA and APA having gone off the rails decades ago.

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