Handsome is as handsome does, and I gotta admit, she’s still quite handsome indeed.
Megyn Kelly Has an Epiphany on ‘Preferred Pronouns’
Megyn Kelly declared on Friday during her show that she will no longer use preferred pronouns. After years of going along with the charade because she didn’t “see the harm” in it, she’s now realized that preferred pronouns are a “gateway drug” to genital mutilation.
“I was an early proponent of using preferred pronouns as far back as the early 2000s of saying ‘she’ when I knew the truth was ‘he,’” she said. “It seemed harmless and I had no wish to cause offense. Trans people were tortured enough, it seemed to me, by nature of their dysphoria and society’s disdain for them in general. So I complied. I went along with it. I didn’t see the harm.”
She continued, “By 2016, we were debating bills to stop trans access to certain bathrooms, which I covered from the news desk, siding with the trans community. How does it affect our lives as women if here or there a trans person uses a stall in our bathroom? These people aren’t bothering anyone—why wouldn’t we accommodate them? I didn’t see the harm.”
A pretty common problem, I’d say. But just because you didn’t see the harm doesn’t mean it wasn’t there all along. Kelly is at least humble enough to ‘fess up to being wrong in the end, which is greatly to her credit—all the more so for how rare that fine quality is among her peer-group.
“They say pronouns are a gateway drug. They open the door to these lies that lead to real harm to real females. They’re a clever rhetorical trick that forces you to cede the argument about women’s spaces before you’ve even spoken one word of substance,” said Kelly. “People with genuine gender dysphoria can lobby to create their own spaces—I will support them. To create open categories in sports. I will support them. The answer, in the interim, is not: women lose. Girls get hurt. Females learn to turn off their innate sense of danger. Of fairness. Of the joy of spending time with only women.”
Kelly also said that gender-dysphoric children can wait until adulthood to “do what they want with their bodies,” because “children should not be subjected to these dangerous interventions in school or at the hands of so-called medical professionals.” She then called for facilities allowing such procedures on kids to be shut down.
Kelly’s epiphany is a tremendous start. Protecting children from this dangerous cult is perhaps the most important social issue of the day. But why tip-toe around pronouns with men who believe themselves to be women? Even if adults can do what they want with their bodies, that’s no reason for the rest of us to be accessories in their delusions that plastic surgery and hormones actually make one change sex. Perhaps she’ll get there at some point.
Better late than never, as they say. Welcome to the party, doll.