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The Reproductive Rights Forced Teaming Struggle Session Of Ana Kasparian
Is not going well
Podcaster Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks has been assailed for wrongthink on Twitter today.
Kasparian, born Anahit Misak Kasparian, is a founding producer and co-host of the Sirius XM radio and YouTube program. Her thoughtcrime is insisting that other podcasters refer to her as a “woman” rather than a “birthing person.”
As everyone who has paid attention to the gender cult for a moment will already be aware, those words are actual genocide.
A full court press has ensued, with blue check TRAs popping off at Kasparian, tsk-tsking her black magic words that cause Actual TransphobicViolence™. One can almost feel the Democratic brand in danger of sudden slippage, down a slippery slope.
Why, if someone with the progressive credentials of Kasparian can get away with Literal Transphobic Murder®, it is only a matter of time before real Democrats find the courage to say “no” to the child sterilizing cult, the men who cheat at sports, and the murdery rapey men demanding to be housed in women’s prisons.
If that happens, then the dream of gender utopia comes crashing to earth.
According to this theory of the case, transgender people are harmed by frank, clear, fact-based language about their bodies. We are supposed to gaslight ourselves, and everyone else, on behalf of people in dissociative states of mind, otherwise they will die, and who wants that on their conscience?
Kasparian is hate for refusing to accept the term “birthing person” for herself. Furthermore, she is doubly-damned for complaining that anyone would use the term for her, or use it in public health communications meant for women.
This is the “hate” that kills transgender people (read: sorcery), necessitating a Twitter struggle session. Kasparian has become a class enemy of “transgender people” in the Maoist people’s gender revolution. A parade of denunciation and shaming is the very least she has earned with her gendersins.
Perhaps the reader dislikes Kasparian. Personally, I always found it strange that she shared her platform with Cenk and his borderline denials of the Armenian genocide. Perhaps the reader dislikes the ardent leftist bent at the Young Turks and sees this as the socialist progressives eating their own. Fair enough.
More to the point, however, it is interesting to see the genderborg claim reproductive rights as an exclusive domain for themselves when they have spent a decade systematically purging the TERFs (trans exclusionary radical feminists, i.e. feminists who did not join the pronoun cult) from online reproductive rights spaces and real-life organizations. Unremarked in the western press, this profoundly totalitarian turn has seen feminist symbols and language erased to make way for a “trans inclusive” “feminism” that promises to defend women’s rights while pretending that men can be women if they say so.
I know because I was there and I saw it with my eyes. When “those of us who work in the repro space” lecture people like me, or Ana Kasparian, about the supposed link between abortion access and “gender identity,” they are just bringing that closed-door, Facebook group-revolutionary struggle out into the open, where everyone can see it.
At the 2018 conference in New Orleans, a Thursday morning reproductive rights panel featured two women announcing that pronouns and “gender-affirming care” would be the savior of abortion rights, if only we stopped saying transphobic things like no uterus, no opinion. Youth were particularly important in this project, because their rejection of gender norms would usher in a new age free of war, poverty, disease, and unwanted pregnancies.
Then a six foot black man in a wig and lipstick launched into his own Sojourner Truth “Ain’t I a Woman” routine, a transhumanist prophet giving witness that stem cells and uterus transplants herald a future in which he might need an abortion, too.
I got up and walked out of the conference center to the margarita bar in the adjacent mall, where I ordered the largest, hardest drink they served, and consumed the entire beverage while I planned my career change from political operative to historian. I left Climatism and utopian progressive causes and even Roe v Wade behind, for I am old enough to remember Jonestown, so I recognize a doomsday cult when I see one.
At the time I met Lizz Winstead, producer of The Daily Show, in 2014, or else shortly thereafter, she had a reproductive rights organization called “Lady Parts Justice League.” By 2019, Winstead had changed her mind: this name was transphobic, so it had to be changed to “Abortion Action Front” (get it? “Abortion AF”) to be more “inclusive.” Her personal influence helps explain both Jon Stewart and John Oliver becoming apologists for the child sterilizing cult.
It was all premised on the idea that “gender rights” and reproductive freedoms are somehow the same.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. But that is not the fault of the doom cult telling kids they will murder themselves without hormones, that they have no future in a capitalist post-climate hellscape, and purging reproductive rights organizing of all wrongthink. It’s not the fault of Democrats and big organizations that raise money to defend abortion access, but do nothing of value to defend it.
Gender is a god that can never fail, that can only be failed. Somehow, this is Ana Kasparian’s fault, and the fault of TERFs, because they won’t get on the team bus. If we would only “educate ourselves” and use the magic words, reproductive justice would rain down like waters, you see. A holy miracle.
It was bad enough that JK Rowling refused to be cancelled. If they cannot even get someone on the lower tiers of popular media to kowtow and chant the spells along with them, then what real hope do they have left?
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