It Isn’t TERFs Who Are Bigoted ➖ It’s Their Persecutors

Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked Online, argues that the censorship of trans-sceptical views is the definition of bigotry.

Five years ago, if someone had told you it would soon become tantamount to a speechcrime to say ‘There are two genders’, you would have thought them mad.

Sure, we live in unforgivably politically correct times. Ours is an era in which the offence-taking mob regularly slams comedians for telling off-colour jokes, demands the expulsion from campus of speakers who might offend students’ sensibilities, and hollers ‘Islamophobe’, ‘homophobe’ or ‘transphobe’ at anyone who transgresses their moral code on anything from same-sex marriage to respecting Islam. (A phobia, we should always remind ourselves, is a mental malaise, a disturbance of the mind. How very Soviet Union to depict your opponents essentially as mentally diseased.)

And yet for all that, surely it would never become a risky business to utter the opinion: ‘There are men and women and that’s all.’ Well, that has now happened. It is now looked upon as hateful, sinful and phobic, of course, to express a view that has guided humanity for millennia: that humankind is divided into two sexes, and they are distinctive, and one cannot become the other.

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  1. Feels like a biological woman....but presents elements or tendencies we are told are patriarchal societal constructs. I’m confused.

  2. Yep. Trans people are under a mental delusion. I don't actually care that much about them and wouldn't wish any harm but get very pissed off when the rest of society has to accomodate their sensitivites.