On the Media is an hour-long, weekly radio show produced by WNYC, a New York city National Public Radio affiliate. NPR and WNYC are both taxpayer-funded media. OTM has aired since 1993. It investigates, as its name suggests, media, including video, audio, and social media. OTM is syndicated to over 400 stations. OTM has won Peabody Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Silver Gavel Award, a Gracie Award, a Mirror Award, and an award from the National Press Club. OTM’s hostess is Brooke Gladstone.
On August 11, 2023, On the Media broadcast “How the Times Covers Trans Rights,” a forty-minute segment. The host was Micah Loewinger. Loewinger is an award-winning young journalist who focuses on the far right. The segment’s online site features a hand-made sign in pale blue, pink, and white, the colors of trans extremism. The sign reads, “TRANS RiGHTS ARE HUMAN RiGHTS” [sic]. Accompanying text reports that “Over the past few years, the country has seen a surge of anti-trans rhetoric and legislation – primarily stoked by the Republican party and conservative pundits.” There have been, the text claims, “coded calls for violence.”
This broadcast, from award-winning, taxpayer-funded media, disseminates lies about trans extremism. These lies are not victimless, venial sins. These lies are actively damaging the lives of thousands of vulnerable children. These lies have been used to destroy the careers of educators who resist them (example here). These lies have been used to sever the bonds between parent and child. A father has been jailed for resisting these lies. A mother was arrested in front of her children for resisting these lies. Female athletes have lost titles and scholarships. Women imprisoned with men have been raped. The lies disseminated by OTM are implicated in multiple deaths (see here, here, here, here).
Mutilated young victims cry out in crippling despair. One such young person, Kobe, was, as he puts it, “indoctrinated” by trans ideology on social media beginning at age 11. “I don’t want to use the word ‘groom’ but older trans people teach us what to do … It was all just stuff implanted into my head.” Though he was not suicidal, those indoctrinating him told him to use “suicide tactics,” and to tell his parents it was “transition or death.” He began to identify as female when he was 13; he received a puberty blocker and estrogen. “I am permanently stunted” because of the estrogen and puberty suppression. The puberty blocker, he said, suppressed his libido, his drive, and his happiness. In fact mental instability is a known side effect of puberty blockers. Starting when he was 15 years old, gender “therapists” pushed him toward castration. They convinced him that he suffered from “testosterone poisoning” because he had testicles. He underwent castration at 19. As a side effect, when he is physically intimate, he experiences “immense chronic pain.” He suffers from “really bad urinary complications” including incontinence. “I can’t tell when my bladder is empty … Public bathrooms are scary” because it takes him “ten minutes to pee.” He uses the words “mutilate” and “self-harm” to describe what he did to himself, “with the permission of a psychiatrist.”
Kobe now realizes he did this because of internalized homophobia. He should have just been allowed to be a gay boy, not a “trans woman.” Online groomers and medical experts lied to him and damaged him for life. Kobe now receives “messages from trans people every single day on Twitter telling me to kill myself.” “They see someone who threatens them. I had family support. I was on blockers young. I had the surgery.” In short, he received a full menu of “gender affirming care.” But, Kobe says, this “gender affirming care “didn’t fix anything.” This truth “completely destroys their narrative. They want to keep up the lie that the regret rate is 1%. It’s just not.” Kobe shares his agony in order to save other little boys from what groomers, medical professionals and ideologues put him through. “The entire system needs to be reformed.” You can see more of Kobe’s story here and here.
Decent people, including this author and this publication, stand against hate of any kind. We stand against hate crimes; we up stand for human dignity. We want little girls who prefer sports to Barbie dolls and little boys who love fashion and dress-up to enjoy healthy, happy childhoods. Bullying, whether of gender non-conforming children, or fat kids, or children with learning disabilities, is abhorrent and should be effectively addressed by adults. We want qualified candidates, including trans-identified people, to get and keep jobs; we want access to housing for clean, quiet tenants who pay their rent on time, whether they are trans-identified or not. What we condemn is a false narrative promulgated by the Left with the goal of undermining society. Those disseminating this false narrative are callous ideologues. They are little Stalins who don’t care about the victims of their lies. We do care, so we speak up.
OTM’s forty-minute broadcast devotes a great deal of time to Jules Gill-Peterson, a man who identifies as a woman and a trans activist who identifies as an “historian” and a “professor” at Johns Hopkins. Gill-Peterson also identifies as a “Sad Brown Girl,” that is, non-white, although he appears white, not brown, in photos.
Gill-Peterson is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child, a book that argues that trans is not recent, not a trend, and not limited to adults. There have always been transgender children, according to this book, winner of the Children’s Literature Association Award. A positive review of the book praises its insistence that “binary sex and gender are extremely recent and fragile ideas reliant on a dehumanizing, racially coded conceptualization of the child as plasticity.” Two of five Amazon reviews give the book one star. One Amazon review calls it “Unreadable,” another “a cumbersome-to-read impenetrable word salad.” One reviewer says, “I’m an English major with five degrees and a PhD in Psychology I and couldn’t get through the the thirty three pages of the preface and introduction.” These comments are pertinent. Judith Butler is famous for impenetrable prose and famous for her gender performativity theory that many cite as support for trans extremism. If an expert wants to sell a patently false idea, for example, the idea that male sex and female sex were invented in the twentieth century, and that people can be any sex they want to be, the best strategy is to argue that indefensible point in impenetrable prose.
Gill-Peterson’s use of children is a key component of trans extremism. Children serve two strategic goals. First, those advancing trans extremism use children as human shields. “Republicans and Christian fascists are abusing trans children!” is a cry meant to elicit pity. The real victims are defenseless children, extremists insist. Compassionate citizens must protect trans children from abusive right-wing Christians. These appeals become particularly maudlin when combined with the misleading euphemism, “health care.” “Evil right-wing Christians deny health care to trans kids,” is a battle cry. The “health care” referred to is in fact castration, double mastectomies, and other irreversible surgical and pharmaceutical interventions that permanently damage confused and vulnerable minors.
Gill-Peterson exemplifies the exploitation of children as human shields in a March 9, 2022 tweet. He characterizes those who struggle to protect children from iatrogenic, pharmaceutical, and surgical mutilation as members of “a child-hating culture where everyone is invested in children suffering.” In another tweet, Gill-Peterson expresses hope that the family can be destroyed and that children can be freed from families that suppress trans identity. He rejects “a privatized, sentimental and normative politics of the family as bulwark.”
In a New Republic article, Gill-Peterson expresses especial hostility to “white moms.” “‘The figure of the mom is hanging over everything,'” he says. “Moms have been at the forefront of ADF’s legal battles to exclude trans girls [that is, boys] from girls’ sports … These moms are part of a long history of white women who saw it as their moral duty to the American nation to speak out as mothers. White moms fought against school integration and for warning labels on music,” the article’s author agreed. Gill-Peterson continued, “‘The moral righteousness accorded to white womanhood provides a certain advantage … but it also comes at a cost.'”
In addition to their usefulness as human shields, children serve another purpose for the trans extremist. Extremists hope that by insisting that children and even babies are born irrevocably trans, then trans will be understood as a normal variation and an immutable characteristic, comparable to race or height, and thus eligible for the same legal protections against discrimination as race or height. That trans extremists claim that babies can be trans is not hyperbole. In fact trans extremists claim that fetuses can be trans. See Dr. Kerry McGregor in video from Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated hospital, here. In short, Jules Gill-Peterson’s award-winning book insisting on the long-term existence of trans children is a political weapon used to advance trans extremism.
According to Professor Watchlist, Gill-Peterson “referred to the gender binary as ‘junk science’ and advocated for allowing children to transition at any age.” Gill-Peterson said that politicians and psychologists invented” the idea of two sexes “70 years ago in a nefarious attempt to control people.”
In an video interview with Scientific American, Gill-Peterson claims that there is a “war against trans people” comparable to white supremacy and racism. Gill-Peterson repeatedly identifies trans people with black people and other victims of racism, and anyone who questions trans extremism is equated with white supremacists. Gill-Peterson does not support these assertions with any facts; rather, he appropriates the historical struggle of African Americans to buttress his unsupported fear mongering. Black people, for their part, have mixed feelings about their history being roped into trans extremism. At least one “queer African American” professor has protested against LGBT activists “appropriating” Civil Rights history in phrases like “Gay Jim Crow.”
Gill-Peterson doesn’t recruit just black people in vain attempts to legitimize his false assertions. He also uses intersex people. In fact intersex and trans are not the same thing, and intersex people have objected to being exploited to serve trans extremism. Further, as a trans-identified nurse points out, “The term ‘intersex’ is misleading.” And “neither intersex nor GD [gender dysphoria] defies the reality of binary biological sex.” In other words, neither genetic conditions like Klinefelter’s syndrome, in which boys are born with an extra X chromosome, nor the existence of girls who insist that they are boys trapped in girl bodies, changes the reality of “binary biological sex.”
In the Scientific American interview, Gill-Peterson favorably cites John Money, a scholar with a documented history of falsifying results to serve his ideological agenda. John Money also engaged in ultimately deadly sexual abuse of child patients. A favorable citation to John Money diminishes Gill-Peterson’s and Scientific American’s credibility and ethics. On the other hand, in the video interview, Lisa Littman’s breakthrough study of rapid onset gender dysphoria is classed as “junk science.”
In an April 27, 2021 article published in Jewish Currents, Gill-Peterson stirs up hatred against Christianity and Christians. Christianity hates trans people, Jews, and Muslims, he insists. Attempts to limit the mutilation of children are “an attempt to use trans people as a pretext for a broader reformation of civil life and citizenship to advance an authoritarian, Christian state policy.” Any resistance to trans extremism is part of an attempt to suppress Jews and Muslims. “By promoting implicitly Christian policy” those who resist trans extremism “characterize a range of non-Christian identities – transness, but also Muslim and Jewish identities – as incompatible with the mores of the public sphere.” The ultimate goal is to kidnap trans children from their biological parents and seed them into Christian households “They could be adopted by a Christian family.”
“The construction of an authoritarian Christian ethnostate is a project that dates back at least to the Reagan revolution.” This Christian, fascist ethnostate project “converged with anti-Blackness.” “Christian social service organizations,” like Catholic Charities, are merely fronts for Christian fascism. Attempts to make child mutilation illegal are part of the denial of “healthcare, education, and civil rights for all but the Christian ethnostate’s privileged ruling class.” Inevitably this will lead to bills that “enshrine Christianity as the de facto state religion.” “Islamophobic, anti-Black, anti-immigrant, antisemitic, evangelical Christian, and white nationalist groups all find themselves on the same side of this issue,” that is, trans extremism. “What’s under threat is just as much the quality of trans children’s lives, the political conditions placed on those lives, and the larger authoritarian and Christian political structures in which they have become ensnared.”
This paranoid screed, this feverish hate-mongering, from an award-winning author and university professor, is not grounded in fact. There are certainly Christians who are supportive of trans extremism, for example, Father James Martin, a celebrity priest who actively supports trans extremism. And resistance to trans extremism is not particularly Christian. Muslim parents have made international news with their resistance to trans extremism in schools. See for example Detroit, Michigan, in October, 2022, and 2019 resistance by British Muslim parents to trans extremism in schools. Therapist Sasha Ayad is a prominent opponent of trans extremism. The man who calls himself Shape Shifter is a prominent detransitioner, and from a Muslim background. “I was brainwashed by the trans community,” Shape Shifter says. Dr. Miriam Grossman, an observant Jew, has published books opposing trans extremism. She has, of course, been pilloried for her resistance to trans extremism. In an interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson, she cites her Jewish identity as a source of strength and inspiration in spite of the backlash she has faced. Some black people have resisted trans extremism. Dave Chappelle is a prominent example. See also Texas Congressman Wesley Hunt’s devastating argument against trans surgery for minors here.
Nor does one need to be a religious believer at all to resist trans extremism. Richard Dawkins, arguably the world’s most famous atheist, and perhaps the world’s most famous biologist, spoke out against trans extremism. “Sex really is binary. You’re either male or female, and it’s absolutely clear you can do it on gamete size. You can do it on chromosomes. To me, as a biologist, it’s distinctly weird people can simply declare ‘I am a woman though I have a penis.'” Debra Soh, Helen Joyce, Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, Michael Shermer, Douglas Murray, Peter Boghossian, and James Lindsay are very prominent opponents of trans extremism, and they are all atheists.
Trans-identified persons themselves have fearlessly criticized trans extremism. Blair White, for example, rejects the recruitment of children. “A four-year-old trans kid is like a vegan cat. We all know whose making those life decisions,” White says. Dr. Erica Anderson is a psychologist and a man who identifies as a woman. He has criticized trans extremism. “This has gone too far. It’s going to get worse. I don’t want any part of it,” he says. Buck Angel is a woman who presents as a man. She performs in porn media. Rather than insisting that she is a man, Angel identifies as a “female who lives as a man.” “The trans community is pushing out lies,” Angel says. “Biology isn’t real? That’s a lie. They are hurting us with these weird-ass messages.” Regarding Lia Thomas, a man, competing in women’s sports, Angel says, “F— off ! F— off! Thomas is ruining it for all of us.” Angel has also spoken out emphatically against attempts to trans children. Gay men and lesbians have also spoken out, including Andrew Doyle, aka Titiana McGrath (here and here).
In short, Jules Gill-Peterson’s Jewish Currents piece is a pack of lies. But it’s not just that. It’s also Christophobic hate-mongering. Gill-Peterson talks about war. It’s a war he’s trying to ignite, against anyone who disagrees with him, starting with the demographic he hates the most, Christians.
The August 11 OTM piece also gave time to Julie Hollar of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR, a leftist group. Hollar has been an activist for the Lesbian / Gay Rights Lobby. Hollar is also the director of Boy I Am, a documentary that defends trans ideology from criticism.
Who was not featured in the OTM piece? Anyone who might depart from trans extremism. There were no physicians, desisters, parents, therapists, or detransitioners to push back against any of the deadly lies Loewinger, Gill-Peterson, or Hollar spoke.
“Right wing politicians and pundits have made it clear that publicly supporting trans rights will put a target on your back,” is Loewinger’s first sentence in his OTM broadcast. “Trans people are a bona fide scapegoat.” Proof? In 2016, North Carolina tried to pass a bill “barring transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.” And there are laws “barring gender affirming care for minors at the state level. Now over half of all states” are considering such legislation. “The animus is crystal clear.”
Loewinger is doing what all hate-mongers do. He’s doing what Harold Hill did in the “Trouble in River City” number of The Music Man. He’s fomenting hatred of one group for another. He’s dividing the world up into us and them. We are all rational and compassionate. We are marching toward Utopia. They are all hateful and destructive. They are dragging us all down the Hell. We must gear up for the fight and we must defeat them. He’s recruiting warriors for a battle. Why must we fight? We must fight to defend ourselves. They are putting a target on our backs. They are victimizers. We are victims. They want to shoot us in the back. We must shoot them first. That is Loewinger’s casus belli.
Who are these right-wing zealots putting targets on the backs of trans allies? The New York Times. Another enemy is Emily Bazelon, writer at Slate and at the New York Times. Bazelon received her BA and JD from Yale; she is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Another bad guy: Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan is a gay man who argued for gay marriage. He is a former editor of The New Republic, a left-leaning publication. Sullivan received his BA from Oxford and his PhD from Harvard. You may think I am kidding. I’m not. The New York Times, according to Loewinger, his guests, and OTM, leads a right-wing hate group whose members include Emily Bazelon and Andrew Sullivan. This is delusional hysteria. It is featured on an award-winning, taxpayer-funded broadcast. There is something very wrong here.
Loewinger allows Gill-Peterson to speak at length, and to speak without any questioning of any of his false assertions. Loewinger practices agitprop, not journalism.
The Times, Gill-Peterson alleges, publishes articles that suggest that “there is a vast conspiracy in which there are too many of us,” that is, too many trans people. In other words, according to Gill-Peterson, the New York Times is a supporter of a non-existent trans genocide. “Trans genocide” is a phrase used by trans extremists. Just as trans extremists plug their narrative into the Civil Rights template, and appropriate that history, that is not their own, with phrases like “Trans Jim Crow,” they shamelessly steal from the Holocaust and other genocides, alleging that, for example, a law preventing men from entering women’s bathrooms is an act of “trans genocide.” ”
Loewinger violates language to divide the world into two distinct groups: on the one hand are trans people and trans allies; on the other hand are the bad guys, who are “anti-trans.” You are a “transphobe” if you think that little boys should not amputate healthy testicles. You are “anti-trans” if you think that male rapists should not be housed with women in prisons. You are someone who “discriminates” if you applaud little girls competing against other little girls in sports.
Loewinger mentions Genspect. Genspect’s web page defines the group as “an international, non-partisan, interdisciplinary professional and educational organisation devoted to advancing a healthy approach to sex and gender. Our team and members strive to promote high-quality, evidence-based care for gender-nonconforming individuals all around the world.” Genspect’s leadership team includes health care and educational professionals, as well as parents and a few detransitioners, that is persons who attempted to change their sex through surgery and drugs, and then abandoned that effort. Loewinger suggests that Genspect should have been identified as “hate group.” Genspect is a hate group in the same sense that puppies are terrorists.
Grace Lidinsky-Smith had a psychological crisis in her early twenties. Professionals encouraged her to assess herself as a man trapped in a woman’s body. She began testosterone injections. Within months she had a double mastectomy. She now regrets this and speaks about her regret publicly. Loewinger dismisses Lidinsky-Smith as someone “cited in partisan, right-wing coverage.” She pushes junk science, Loewinger protests. She partners with “explicitly anti-trans hate groups.” Loewinger has zero compassion for a young woman whose body is scarred for life, scarred by a false ideology. Loewinger kicks Lidinsky-Smith and smears her because she is not useful to his ideology. Loewinger dismisses Lidinsky-Smith’s tragedy as a mere “anecdote” that is “quite dramatic” and “used” by “conservatives.”
George Orwell prepared us for Loewinger. You are not, say, sane, rational, responsible, and compassionate if you think it’s a bad idea to sexually mutilate children. Rather, Loewinger and other trans extremists place you in the same class with the KKK, Lester Maddox, and slave ship captains. You are one of those folks putting targets on innocent people’s backs. Combating you is as noble as taking part in a 1960s Freedom Ride to segregated Alabama.
OTM claims that Lisa Littman’s work on trans as a social contagion is “pseudo-science” that has been “debunked over and over again.” Why, then, have so many children suddenly come out as trans? OTM cites that fully credentialed, unimpeachable scholar, the potty-mouthed, TV comic John Oliver. Children used to identify as right-handed because they were encouraged to use their right hands. As left-handedness became more acceptable, more children identified as left-handed.
Really. Really. National Public Radio anoints a TV comic to decide whether or not children should be gelded. NPR does this without ever, in a forty-minute broadcast, acknowledging that gelding children is what they are actually discussing. And we are equating castration and double mastectomies with left-handedness.
Oh, and here’s one more point we are not to notice or mention. Our authoritative guest, Jules Gill-Peterson, insists that trans people face genocidal pressure from Christian fascists. That’s how intolerant America is. But at the same time, America is so suddenly accepting that all the closeted trans children are feeling safe enough to emerge from their closets, and that’s why there is a 4,000% increase in children declaring themselves trans. Please note that trans extremists completely contradict their own logic with these positions – America is both suddenly tolerant of trans; America is simultaneously a site of Christian-caused Trans Jim Crow and trans genocide. Please note also that they cannot explain why the astronomical increase in trans identification is occurring among children, not adults, and, specifically, children who spend a great deal of time on the internet.
The regret rate for “gender affirming care” is under one percent, Gill-Peterson claims. This is false. In fact, trans identification among children has increased dramatically in recent years, and it is only in recent years that transing children has become a mass phenomenon. Regret often takes years to develop. It is thus impossible to accumulate adequate data on regret on so recent a phenomenon. Trans people, Gill-Peterson claims, never harass detransitioners. “Nothing could be further from the truth … We love and care for them … We know how hard it is to feel like you are safe enough to live” as a trans person. In other words, according to Gill-Peterson, people only detransition because it isn’t “safe” to be trans. But, see above about left handedness. The reason the number of people identifying as trans has skyrocketed is that it is suddenly safe to be trans. Gill-Peterson contradicts his own argument when he insists that detransitioners are motivated purely by hostility from transphobes.
Further, contrary to Gill-Peterson, trans extremists’ vicious harassment of detransitioners is a well-documented fact. See “Young people who detransition describe death threats, doxxing, intimidation, and being accused of ‘genocide’ from the ‘cult-like’ transgender community they turn their backs on.” “I’ve seen the level of hate really escalate to the point that any time a new detransitioner shares their story online, they get dogpiled by thousands of trans activists, bullied, ridiculed, and of course death threats,” said Cat Cattinson, one detransitioner.
Gill-Peterson insists that any health risks associated with puberty blockers are not a matter of concern because “Almost no trans kids take them.” “Almost no” is, according to one source, over five thousand. These blockers pose multiple threats to long-term health. One Swedish child on puberty blockers, Leo, now has osteoporosis and lives with pain and fragile bones. Read about Leo here and see a documentary about Leo here.
Gill-Peterson says that people regret other surgeries. Yes, people regret surgeries that go wrong, that do not accomplish what they are meant to accomplish, or that result in unforeseen side effects. Detransitioners regret surgeries that do what they promise to do – remove healthy breasts, testicles, and penises.
OTM closes its broadcast with Gill-Peterson accusing anyone who resists trans extremism of being just like Hitler. American culture now is comparable, he says, to “the rise of fascism in Europe a hundred years ago.”
An August 14, 2023 search of the term “transgender” turned up 725,000,000 results. A search of WNYC’s page turned up 4,000 results. The same search found many fewer results when time was limited to before 2000, and no results – none at all – at WNYC before 2000. Some time between 2000 and 2023, the powers that be at WNYC, and the wider world, decided that transgenderism required intense focus. Why?
Not just leftist media paid scant attention to “trans” before 2000. Trans activists like Jules Gill-Peterson insist that hatred of trans people is a prominent feature of Western civilization. But violent haters, as well as leftist radio broadcasters, left relatively scant records of paying much attention to persons living as the opposite sex. One of the most notorious hate sites (which I will refrain from naming), dedicated to hatred of Jews and blacks, began thirty years ago, making it one of the oldest of all sites on the web. Thirty years ago, demented haters took time out of their days to bash Jews and blacks. Thirty years ago there were certainly a plethora of media depicting vile crimes against women’s bodies, just as there are today. If rape, domestic violence, and murder were counted as hate crimes, women would surely be among the most victimized populations. The movies, pornography, websites, and actual crimes from thirty years ago that focused on denigrating or destroying women paid much less attention to persons identified as trans. So, decades ago, leftist activists devoted almost no attention to an alleged “trans genocide,” and major hate groups also devoted minimal public attention to this same genocide. Suddenly, WNYC and other leftist organs are obsessed with an alleged trans genocide. Why is this happening now?
Scholars like Chris Rufo and James Lindsay offer an explanation. The Soviet Empire fell, inevitably, miserably, and for all the world to see its public humiliation. Before falling, the Soviet Empire was notorious as a site of mass murder. Communist China also killed tens of millions of its own citizens in the name of Marxist Utopia. Vietnam and Cambodia, much smaller countries, committed notorious atrocities in the name of Marx. Marxists needed a new cover. They turned their interpretation of struggle from class to race to sex. Queer Theory and trans extremism would no doubt be suppressed in the Soviet Union. Randy Shilts claimed that Mao’s Red Guard publicly castrated gay men. In spite of Communist regimes’ deadly hostility to LGBT people, Queer Theory and trans extremism have been deputized as the new tools to dismantle Western Civilization and pave the way for a Marxist Utopia. They came to the forefront because of the very success of the Civil Rights Movement and feminism. If Jim Crow still exercised power, the Left would not be exploiting vulnerable persons who suffer from gender dysphoria.
The Civil Rights Movement confronted a deadly and all too real villain. There were centuries of slavery, followed by Jim Crow. Lynching, segregation, and the denigration of black people in popular culture all had to be overcome. The very real bad guys could be labeled “racists” or “white supremacists.” In the United States, for the past sixty years, these terms are among the worst insults.
Trans extremism appropriates the outrage attached to words like “bigot” and “discrimination.” Witness Gill-Peterson’s Jewish Currents piece and his Scientific American interview. Gill-Peterson overtly piggy-backs on outrage against racism. Trans extremism appropriates the Civil Rights Movement narrative. Instead of struggling to overcome slavery and Jim Crow, trans extremists are struggling to overcome a completely imaginary enemy, Christian fascists who torture trans kids and are carrying out a trans genocide. Trans extremists are not working to rescue anyone from prejudice. Rather, they are exploiting others’ pain to undermine society. Telling children that sex is not real is one of the most potent ways to achieve this end. Queer Theory states this society-undermining goal overtly.
The bourgeois Woke, who don’t bother to educate themselves about trans extremism, take up their roles. They think that they are part of a liberatory movement that is overthrowing an evil system of oppression that didn’t even exist twenty years ago. These bourgeois Woke are mislead. Those advancing trans extremism are not humanitarians. If they had any concern for human life at all, they would care about Kobe; they would care about Leo; they would care about Grace Lidinski-Smith, whom they dismiss as a right-wing tool. They don’t care about any of these victims. Decent people care about all these detransitioners and we also care about those who continue to identify as trans. We want the best for Dr. Erica Anderson and Buck Angel, as well as Kobe and Leo. We want the best for Jules Gill-Peterson and Micah Loewinger, and we work for that by exposing their lies and inviting them to truth. Trans extremists, unlike us, do not have universal compassion for all people. They have no compassion at all. They are exploiters, instrumentalizing others’ pain to undermine their enemy, Western Civilization.
Danusha Goska is the author of God Through Binoculars: A Hitchhiker at a Monastery.