“TFP Student Action interviews Dr. Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians. She debunks the lies behind transgender ideology with sound science and denounces the new wave of child abuse caused by the transgender movement.”
Note: Biology is objective reality; there are hard-coded genetic, neurological, and hormonal differences between men and women and most people have the intellectual wherewithal to understand this. If you cannot grasp this, here are two tests for you:
- Line up pictures of your own mother, sister(s), aunt(s), grandmother(s), cousin(s), and other naturally-born female relatives, and then place in a picture of a transgender, and ask a random sampling of 100 people “which one of these is not like the others?” — Unless they are radical liberals, most people will be able to tell the difference.
- Take a male who identifies as a woman, give them no hormonal treatments, makeup, surgeries, or clothing and hairstyles generally associated with women, and see if you can distinguish them from the average male population. Most peoiple will view the male as (shocking) a male.
Also, the identical twin argument is a most excellent one. If one identical twin is trans, and the other is not, then it cannot be genetic, it must be strictly mental. There can be a biological aspect (a brain tumor and/or severe hormonal imbalances), and there can be an abuse/trauma aspect, but it is not an objective non-abnormality-based biological one. No amount of surgery, hormones, etc., will change the DNA; it will not change the genetic markers. We need to start dealing intelligently; we need to start working from a paradigm of healthy objectivity and not dysfunctional, mental-disorder-based, subjectivity.
Finally, the word gender has an objective meaning. Radicals, in typical Orwellian fashion, want to redefine words to suit their proclivities, biases, and delusions. However, consider the actual etymology and prescriptive dictionary meaning of gender from the famous 1828 Webster Dictionary (emphasis added).
GEN’DER, noun [Latin genus, from geno, gigno; Gr.to beget, or to be born; Eng. kind. Gr. a woman, a wife; Sans. gena, a wife, and genaga, a father. We have begin from the same root.]
1. Properly, kind; sort.
2. A sex, male or female. Hence,
3. In grammar, a difference in words to express distinction of sex; usually a difference of termination in nouns, adjectives and participles, to express the distinction of male and female. But although this was the original design of different terminations, yet in the progress of language, other words having no relation to one sex or the other, came to have genders assigned them by custom. Words expressing males are said to be of the masculine gender; those expressing females, of the feminine gender; and in some languages, words expressing things having no sex, are of the neuter or neither gender
Etymology online has this to say:
c. 1300, “kind, sort, class, a class or kind of persons or things sharing certain traits,” from Old French gendre, genre “kind, species; character; gender” (12c., Modern French genre), from stem of Latin genus (genitive generis) “race, stock, family; kind, rank, order; species,” also “(male or female) sex,” from PIE root *gene- “give birth, beget,” with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.
Also used in Latin to translate Aristotle’s Greek grammatical term genos. The grammatical sense is attested in English from late 14c. The unetymological -d- is a phonetic accretion in Old French (compare sound (n.1)).
The “male-or-female sex” sense is attested in English from early 15c. As sex (n.) took on erotic qualities in 20c., gender came to be the usual English word for “sex of a human being,” in which use it was at first regarded as colloquial or humorous.
It is true that words change meaning over time but mostly this is a natural flow (foreign invasion/influx, change in definien prominence, conflation of homonyms, etc.). However, to change the meaning of a word simply to suit one’s ideological bent is absurd… it really is. No one should have to use a word “your preferred way” when there is no etymological and/or solid historical bases to do so… it is folly.Delusional people operate out of a mostly subjective paradigm; intelligent, honest, and sane people prefer to deal with objective reality, objective (scientific) diagnoses, and objective (well-established) definitions.