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Public Criticism of Gender Ideology is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
All the stories you’ve never heard
Gender ideologues can be forgiven for thinking they have the upper hand in the culture. After all, they control all of the institutions. They have leftist political parties completely captured and, in Canada, most of the conservatives as well. They rule with an iron fist in teacher’s associations and as diversity officers in Fortune 500 companies. They’ve even taken over hobby groups like knitting. But the fatal flaw of their villainism is that they think they go unchallenged out of respect and agreement rather than fear.
On the other side, we do have our share of vocal individuals, but the ones who are public could either afford to do it or were willing to take a huge risk. This can make our numbers seem very small. But for each one putting their real name on the line there are hundreds involved in the discussion anonymously because they can’t afford the professional blowback, don’t want to deal with the personal blowback, or, likely, a combination of both. Nevertheless, it certainly bolsters our numbers. On social media anyway, over the last few years, the conversation has definitely shifted.
What a lot of idealogues don’t factor in at all are the scores and scores of people who don’t have a presence online and who hardly or never talk about the gender wars in their personal or professional lives but who are fed up with their antics or never bought into them in the first place. Some of them are doing excellent work behind the scenes and this movement would be nowhere without them. Some of them support those of us who do put ourselves out there (thank you!). Others are simply living their lives but are ready to show what they really think at the ballot box.
Because I am one of the public loudmouths, a lot of these private individuals reach out to me. I’d say most of the people I know who are critical of gender ideology don’t talk about it to too many others and certainly don’t post about it online.
But many of them have had more direct clashes with the ideology than even I have. Many of them are parents whose kids have been swept up in this. Some have stories of other family members transitioning and tearing the family apart. Others, still, have stories of childhood friends or past romantic partners declaring themselves to be the opposite sex. Some can’t believe the indoctrination being pushed in schools and in the workplace. Some see what’s happening in sports and in prisons. And then there are those whose eyes were opened when dealing with the entitlement and delusion of trans-identified individuals directly.
I’ll tell you one thing—the trans “community” is its own worst enemy. I doubt that all of the writing, podcasts, and posting (formerly tweeting) I have done has opened more people’s eyes to what’s going on than encounters with the demands of trans-identified individuals themselves.
I have seen so many people nervous to share their misgivings, almost whispering as they bring up that they think trans activists have gone too far in targeting kids or that it isn’t fair for a man to compete against women in sports. The relief they feel when they see they aren’t the only ones who feel this way is palpable. And, once they know they aren’t alone, their entire attitude changes.
There are many more people than gender cultists can conceive of now galvanized unwaveringly against them and their totalizing ideology. You’ve never heard their stories, but they are real, and they are angry, and they are ready for all of this to be over.
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