I love this headline from Powerline: “Today’s Crash at the 4-Way Intersectionality”
It is both high on the Snark-O-Meter, and absolutely, undeniably true. What a combination. If I told you that I took great joy in this crash, would that be bad? Is it like ogling a car crash? Well, at least no one gets physically hurt here. If you want to laugh (and maybe to the point of crying), this is an article you should read. It points directly to the logical endpoint of “intersectionality” and our recently “gender”-stratification of leftist politics.
This weekend, the London Pride Parade was rocked by a protest from a group of anti-trans lesbians who call themselves “Get the L Out.” After trying to block the front of the parade, the group ended up being able to essentially lead the parade by walking ahead of it, but their offensive message prompted a sharp rebuke, particularly from cisgender lesbians who objected to their exclusive message.
According to Pride in London, “Get the L Out!” was “not a registered parade group,” but they could not be forcibly removed because their protest “was not a criminal offense.” They demanded to march behind the rainbow flag at the start of the parade, but were instead moved far in front so as not “to legitimize them or their message,” which Pride in London called “a shocking and disgusting” level of “bigotry, ignorance, and hate that is unacceptable.”
That message, according to the group’s fliers, was the bogus claim that “lesbian rights are under attack by the trans movement” and that lesbians should leave the LGBT movement to form their own separate movement. This belief is founded in all-too-familiar myths that trans people are somehow a threat to women’s privacy and safety and that trans people’s identities are not legitimate — that they should be defined according to their genitalia, not their gender identity. Likewise, the group argues that lesbians who romantically partner with trans women aren’t really lesbians.
One of the protesters reportedly yelled, “A man who says he’s a lesbian is a rapist,” a statement that both misgenders trans women and paints them as a violent threat to cisgender women. Jan Williams of the group Object, a member of the “Get the L Out” coalition, told GayStarNews, “Only women can be lesbians. A man who has surgery can never be a lesbian.”“Get the L Out!” also espouses the emerging narrative that teenage girls are somehow being convinced by social pressure to transition to being transgender men rather than being affirmed as gender nonconforming women. This refers to the fake diagnosis “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria,” invented by anti-trans parent groups to justify their rejection of their transgender kids.
Here’s the thing — lesbianism and transgenderism are inherently incompatible.
Why would anyone choose to have horrific surgery when they can just be homosexual? Is being homosexual so bad that they have to resort to mutilation which will “magically” turn one “heterosexual?”
It’s interesting that the lesbians are only now coming to this obvious conclusion. However, the mayor of London denounced these women.
Sadiq Khan said, “Pride is about celebrating difference and London’s amazing LGBT+ community. It’s about showing those round the world that in our great city you can be free to be whoever you want to be and love whoever you want to love. The vast majority of those present at today’s march respected and embraced that and the Mayor condemns the tiny minority who did not. Transphobia is never acceptable.”
As Martha English wrote, “So now we have the London mayor denouncing lesbians, in favor of men’s sexual-fantasies? I wish I was in a Gender studies class to hear the angst these feminists must be feeling. Wait, do they even still have gender studies class, since usually-male transgenders have encouraged us that there is no such thing as gender? This is chaos.”
Yes, but it is entertaining.
Hat Tip: Powerline Blog