J. Matt Barber
A "Gay Man" Trapped In A Woman's Body And Other Nonsense
© 2007 J. Matt Barber
Talk radio host Michael Savage doesn’t mince words. He often says that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” He’s right. Liberal ideology and political correctness, infused with public policy, begets social insanity.
in point: A recent report on a popular homosexual “news” site
declares, “A transgendered student says he is the victim of
discrimination at a small
Say what? “He” is “female”? Welcome to PC-ville. Come for the oxymoron, stay for the cognitive dissonance.
other news, “French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte says he is the victim
of discrimination because he is biologically Bob from
this clearly confused 20-year-old woman who “presents as a male and
wears male clothing” is upset that
“His female anatomy”!?
Okay, wait a minute. … Is this one of those, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘his’ is” moments?
But it gets worse. The paper goes on to explain that this young woman — er, man … whatever — actually identifies as a “gay male.” It explains that her, “public unveiling as a transgender gay male happened as an adult two years ago. His designation means he has a female body, but identifies as a male and is sexually attracted to men.”
Geeze-oh-Pete! My head hurts. Can this be for real? How can any newspaper that wants to be taken seriously report this with a straight face? A “gay” man trapped in a woman’s body? And all this time I thought they were just straight gals in Dockers and flannel. When I was a kid we called them “tomboys.” They were great fun to play softball with, but they still had to shower with the rest of the girls. What unenlightened bigots we were back then.
Look, I don’t mean to single out this young woman. She very possibly suffers from Gender Identity Disorder (GID). Even the left-leaning American Psychiatric Association (APA) acknowledges this unfortunate illness. She’s clearly very confused and needs therapy and prayer. I wish her nothing but the best.
But unfortunately, her story embodies everything that’s wrong with liberalism and political correctness (well, maybe not everything). This girl is no more a man than Charlton Heston is Moses. And despite the fact that the left has never found a victim they don’t like (except for Christians), she’s not a victim of discrimination either.
She’s a victim of reality.
But we’re all victims of reality in one way or another. She wishes she were male. I wish I had a Harley. Howard Dean wishes he had decaf. Ted Kennedy wishes he had swerved. It doesn’t make us “tolerant” or “compassionate” to pretend that people have something they don’t or that they are something they’re not. It makes us liars. It’s enabling a delusion, and it’s very, very silly.
Still, the real trouble begins when our government seeks — by force of law — to make all of us share in that delusion by enacting thought crimes edicts such as “hate crimes” legislation and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). As I’ve said before, it’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” meets George Orwell.
Homosexual activist legislation forces everyone to entertain the delusions of a very small percentage of the population who define themselves based upon aberrant and mutable sexual behaviors. These laws lend official government recognition to conduct that every major world religion, thousands of years of history and uncompromising human biology have deemed both immoral and unnatural.
As for this locker room nonsense: What about the rights of the actual men who might prefer to shower and dress without a female present? Yes, despite the left’s assertions otherwise, modesty is still a virtue.
These men have a reasonable expectation of privacy. This young woman has admitted that she’s sexually attracted to men (not that it would matter if she wasn’t). If the school were to allow her in the men’s locker room, it would be facilitating sexual harassment.
Why should these fellows be placed in such an embarrassing and compromising position just so this troubled young lady might enjoy some preposterous special “right” to pretend she’s one of the boys? That’s called tyranny of the minority, and it is, in fact, discrimination.
Matt Barber is one of the “like-minded men” with Concerned Women for America and serves as CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues.