Talk about ideological capture…

One of the headlines on Google News led to this alluring sample under Further Coverage:

TERF tweets; Anti-Trans Tweets; transphobic comments. It’s only Fox that doesn’t poison the well. This isn’t The Nation or Mother Jones, it’s USA Today and Variety – not exactly hotbeds of lefty thought. They all just take it for granted that her tweets were “transphobic.” What did she say again?

If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.

The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women – ie, to male violence – ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences – is a nonsense.

I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.

None of it is “transphobic” or “anti-trans.” None of it.

Nobody thinks it’s ok for white people to order black people to be “inclusive” of white people who say they identify as black; nobody thinks white people get to tell black people to move over and shut up and let white people come in and take over. But when it’s men doing it to women? Oh that’s fine, that’s the ultimate in progressivosity, and women who push back get monstered and shunned.

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