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Linguistic hijacking

Words mean things. Except, of course, when they don’t.

Gender Ideology’s Verbal Engineering
I encourage you to read the entire APA page that I’ve linked to. You will look in vain for any physical symptoms; a blood test, a DNA test, even a persistent pattern of behavior that someone else might be able to verify.

This is important because it means people can define their “gender identity” any way they want. No one has solid grounds for challenging their “internal sense” of themselves. This in turn, is important because our society is in the process of creating legal rights and protections for a new category called “transgender.”

Trans Rights Activists (sometimes abbreviated to TRA) wish to impose obligations that other people owe to the “transgender” person. Before we accommodate this demand, it would be prudent to take full notice of the fact that people can define themselves into or out of this new legal category called “transgender” for any reason they want.

Let me give you some examples of some very different kinds of people who are currently wearing the “transgender” label.

  1. The Pretender: a mediocre male athlete who says he’s a woman so he can win competitions he could not win against other male athletes. He is not the same sort of “transgender” as
  2. The Predator: the convicted rapist who says he’s a woman so he can be housed in women’s prisons, locked into a cell with his preferred victim. He, in turn, has nothing in common with
  3. The Autistic Teen Girl: who says she’s a boy because she sees it as a way to fit in with a group of friends who seem to like her better as a trans boy than an ordinary girl. She has something in common, but not much with
  4. The Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoric Teen Girl who has spent too much time in internet chat rooms and becomes convinced that becoming a boy will make her happy. She has literally nothing in common with
  5. The Adult Man who decides, after years of marriage and perhaps siring children, while secretly cross-dressing because it sexually arouses him (known as “autogynephilia”), that he is, and always has been, a woman. He, in turn has nothing in common with
  6. The Victim of Munchausen by Proxy, the boy whose mother has been the center of lots and lots of attention since she decided he was really a girl when he was age 3. This boy most likely has nothing in common with
  7. The Freaked Out Same Sex-Attracted Kid, including the boy who concludes it would be easier to be a transgender girl than a gay boy or the girl who concludes it would be easier to be a transgender boy than a lesbian girl. They in turn have nothing in common with
  8. The Authentically Gender Dysphoric Teen who hates his or her body and has a distorted image of what he or she looks like. These people might have more in common with an anorexic than with some of the other people wearing the “trans” label.
  9. Finally, let’s not forget the people sometimes called Intersexed. The proper term for them is people with Disorders of Sexual Development. These are the people who actually have one of a number of medically diagnosable conditions. Their “internal sense of themselves as male or female or something else” may influence some aspects of their treatment. But the underlying condition itself is not defined by their feelings, but by medically observable criteria. The people with Disorders of Sexual Development quickly disappear from the conversation once the transgender rights activists are finished using them to bolster their claim that “sex is not binary.”

This is why all thinking people should stop using the term “trans” or “transgender.” When one term can be used to mean eight or nine things, confusion, not clarity, will be the result. Some, perhaps most people who use these terms do so in good faith. Sincerely motivated by compassion, and misled by nonstop propaganda, using the term “trans” doesn’t actually help the people they think they are trying to help.

On the contrary, the use of these terms enables the continuation of some very deep problems. I also believe that the real movers and shakers who invented these terms know perfectly well that they’re causing weaponized ambiguity. In my next column, I will give you some pointers about what to say instead. In the meantime, stop saying “trans.”

This is as straightforward, concise, and plainspoken an analysis as I’ve ever seen anywhere on this topic, especially her insightful sorting of the increasingly (and deliberately) vague “transgender” pathology into nine specific category-types. I very much look forward to the second installment, I must say.

The Left’s brutalization of the very language we speak represents a vital chapter from the Marxist playbook for sowing societal disorder, demoralization, and, ultimately, destruction. The current “transgender” escalation is the most audacious of their Great Leaps “Forward” to date. Thankfully, indications that they may have gone too far this time are beginning to pile up out there. Normal Americans must never, ever forget that howling lunatics cannot prevail without the cooperation, whether witting or not, of the non-deranged majority.

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2 thoughts on “Linguistic hijacking

  1. Most ordinary people cannot fathom what goes on in the mind of the sociopath. Their whole world is wrapped around their own wants and needs beyond a reasonable level

    They see something they want or something that makes them feel good and nothing gets in their way. If they have destroy the lives of people, in the tens or hundreds or thousands or millions, to manipulate the situation to achieving their desires they have no qualms about it.

    Sociopaths see manipulating transgenders to Get More Power, regardless of whether doing this destroys the lives of people who are mentally disturbed already, or pushing people into states of mental illness, they will do it without a moment’s hesitation.

    Other people don’t matter. Nothing else matters. Just themselves and their Desires.

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