Dear teacher, principal, music director, barista, checkout clerk, and bookseller: I think I know how this happened: you probably had a DEI workshop or a colleague or a woke friend or a passionate niece tell you this was a nice thing to do. I even had one of you tell me directly that “this is a small way to create an inclusive and nourishing community by affirming and supporting students of all genders.” So you put on your pronoun badge and added she/her at the end of your email signature. There, you thought, I’m a kind person.
Oh, I know how this happened. While DEI worshops are involved, it's a lot more than that. Women's programs are all covers for transgenderism. https://open.substack.com/pub/justingaffneysamuels/p/womens-colleges-arts-programs-social?r=6512g&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
Why is "affirming and supporting students of all genders..." and subsequent text all the way to "You're so kind." duplicated? It makes the article seem almost twice as long.
Patronising, performative nonsense. Not a single citation in the entire piece. Every single assertion made without evidence. How did you write this and think “yes, this is a helpful contribution to a really difficult subject”?
Thank you for this powerful piece.
Just one thing: 'the present wave of teenagers with gender dysphoria'. In my view, there is only a wave of teenagers who have BEEN LED TO BELIEVE that they 'are trans' or have this fashionable new label, 'gender dysphoria'. They're just teenagers, often on the autism spectrum or outliers struggling with typical issues of puberty or of being a teen or mental health problems or trauma, who have fallen prey to the online and peer worlds so influential in shaping self-perceptions. It's a social contagion of BELIEF IN gender identity and in the new, post-2013 label 'gender dysphoria', something so vaguely defined that pretty much any teen angst or distress can be re-imagined as 'OMG I have gEnDeR DysPhOriA!' A semantic contagion. We've been sold the new label to sell transgenderism.
Thanks again for this piece. We so need to expose the pronoun badgers (pronoun sheep?), whose main care is too often for their own self-image and that others will view them as virtuous. Who block out rational doubts, rushing instead to be seen to deliver other people's children to the altar of gender.
I despise the virtue signaling rhetoric that has replaced reason......common sense really. I don't expect children or even adolescents to have much common sense or reasoning ability...yet. I do, however, expect loving or caring human beings who have had years of time to learn reason through experience and modeling by THEIR adults, to use their senses in PLACE of their children as their kids' amygdalas and frontal lobes (Executive Function Skills) continue to develop through their early 20's. Adults, if you are sustaining this Twilight Zone, you have failed as adults, and you definitely failed as parents.
I wish the politicians who are taking aim at all this used reason, like this piece does! If we could slow the public down long enough to process what it all means, like this piece does, I think the conversation and climate on this issue would change. Great job!
Timing. The 'Vancouver Votes' School Board Trustee Candidates profiles were just published. Fully 24 of 31 candidates blindly (a few very deliberately!) filled in their pronouns in the registration paper forms like the good little he/hims, she/hers, they/theirs that "they" are. Be kind, right? Soothe everyone's feelings! Be inclusive!
Brilliant! Feelings trump reality is where our society is centered today - self-centered. The real pandemic is realityphobia. The Apostle Peter said in his 1st letter - "Don't indulge your ego at the expense of your soul." When Cain was angry with God and his brother Abel, God warned him: "Sin is crouching at your door. It wants to have you. You must master it." Later in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus emphasized the need to control dangerous emotions such as anger and lust. Our choice is to control our emotions or be enslaved to their control. Slavery or freedom, that's the choice. So many today have become enslaved to feelings and denial of reality.
Tucker Carlson is on to this hideous practice. He has a documentary out on it. Wednesday and last night, he called out medical institutions all over the country. He is "telling it like it is!" Watch his show.
So clear and so good.
Love the way you put it with a little tongue in cheek and clarity! It's a brilliant way to get the message across!
So excellent! I've already shared it with a middle school counselor I was chatting with at the airport. So well written and clear.
Thank you so much for your essay. I feel I might share it with some of the most problematic teachers in my daughters high school. Perhaps only a few of us are stuck in reality and the rest of the world has truly gone mad.
So well done!
The push for homosexuality and transgenderism are part of a larger eugenics program.