Dylan Mulvaney And Joe Biden Are Not Changing Minds The Way They Think They Are
Stop the Presses - 26 October 2022
Dylan Mulvaney was an obscure male actor until this year, when he adopted holy pronouns. Since then, his career track as a mediocrity has met with phenomenonal success.
In just 222 days, he won endorsements from a cosmetics company, a tampon maker, and an American president, all of whom seem to think that men like Mulvaney are the electoral and cultural future.
With the midterms less than two weeks away, this is Joe Biden’s closing argument for Democrats facing the voters: a man in womanface discussing “Barbie pockets” and a White House conversation that is supposed to change the American mind.
It is their 21st Century vision. It does resonate with the public, but not in the way they imagine. I have never seen a wedge issue that kills Democratic voter enthusiasm quite like this one.
From a purely objective point of view, this is political malpractice over a much longer term than a single two-year Congress.
The optics are going to be awful in 2024, when the public mood will be different, as the evidence of harm is becoming too great for newsrooms to continue ignoring.
New NHS guidance in the UK was issued this week warning pediatric services that gender dysphoria typically resolves in children. So-called “gender identities” turn out to be a developmental phase in some adolescents, just as the terrible TERFs have been saying for years.
Despite this, the Biden administration is wholly committed to providing the earliest possible interventions for children.
Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health and Human Services, will make a fine witness for Republican-led hearings in a new Congress as the scandal around pediatric transition unfolds during 2023.
Levine will of course cite WPATH, the quack medical organization which rebranded itself as the “gold standard” in this form of “health care.”
WPATH recently removed all age minimums from their standards of care, citing fears that any standards at all will be used against doctors who ignore them.
That will all make delightful fodder for C-SPAN clips. The United States stands in sharp contrast with Finland, Sweden, France, and now the UK, all countries which have examined the actual scientific evidence and slammed the brakes.
By the way, if you are among the new cohort of detransitioners getting angry and looking for a way to push back, Stephanie Winn has posted some great advice and resources on how to file a complaint against the “gender affirming” “care providers” who harmed you.
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POSIE WINS AGAIN: Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull never loses. Despite her sadness at being forced to cancel the Standing For Women US Tour event in Portland this week due to death threats from a deranged Antifa psychopath, the incident has put a spotlight on the male violence at the heart of “trans rights.” One reason I peaked early is that I observed the rise of the “Black Bloc,” as it was called back the days of Occupy, imposing a new masculine tyranny within radical progressive organizing. An angry man in pink panties and black clothes threatening and assaulting women who say “no” to him is just another angry misogynist man in pink panties.
As if to underline the point, when a handful of women showed up anyway to speak about rapists being housed in women’s prisons, a group of violent men attacked them in the street.
“Portland is the America that liberals/Democrats/Joe Biden want” is actually not a joke at all.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LEFT LIVES IN DENIAL: Ed West tells the ongoing story of grooming gangs in the United Kingdom. They still exist, they still harm thousands of girls every year, and the Labour Party still suffers deep electoral consequences for dismissing all of it as bigotry and fake news.
GOOGLE GAMES ALGORITHMS FOR GROOMING: By now you will know that Jordan Gray ripped his costume off and played the piano with his penis on live British television. What you may not have noticed just yet is how Google, which funds Pink News, is also curating the event into a positive one by way of Pink News links. Do a search for his name and you will be left thinking that most British viewers are happy about it and he broke some brave new ground that will be famous forever. When corporations do this for any other political project, we call it “manufactured consent.” In this case, we should just call it grooming. The British public is being groomed to accept a naked “female penis” on television. For their next trick, Jordan Gray will have an erect penis, and Google’s internet will pretend we are okay with that, too. He gets to break all the rules, that’s the new rule.
WE JUST WANT TO PEE ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Women are being arrested in the UK for challenging men in their loos. Remember when the “trans women” were just poor, delicate souls who wanted to pee? Remember when TERFs said that abusive fetish freaks would get off on using the police to harass women and impose their sick fantasy world through the violence of the state, and were called crazy? Good times!
HELEN JOYCE HIGHLIGHTS THE CONTRADICTIONS: If you have not read her blistering letter to the academic cowards at Cambridge feeding the uninformed frenzy of the campus witch-hunters, you must. She says her event was successful, despite drumming outside that made audio recording difficult. When they cannot silence free and fair discussion, the gender zealots try to drown it out, or make such threats that security becomes prohibitively expensive. For women, that has always been the price of taking on abusive male privilege in a public forum. It’s not “the right side of history” at all, it is history.
PEOPLE ARE WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE: Whenver someone uses that line, your new instant response should be “Sacheen Littlefeather.” Thanks to intrepid reporting, a loony-left hero of 1970s Hollywood has been unmasked as an ethnic fraud. You know what, it’s almost as if humans have evolved very complex skills for fooling one another, for all sorts of reasons, and we should all be on our guard at all times against people who demand we lower our barriers to them.
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