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Promising Signs That Gender Mania Is Losing Steam

Barbara Kay
The Epoch Times, Feb. 20, 2023

“The portrait Reed paints reveals systemic willingness to sacrifice children’s health on the altar of gender mysticism.”

Three utopian projects obsess the left: environmentalism, racism, and androgyny. Climate affects us all, racism affects millions of us, but genuine gender dysphoria is extremely rare. And yet the obsession of radical gender ideologues with de-sexing human beings, and the lengths to which its advocates are prepared to go—speech codes, science subversion, erasure of women’s sex-based rights, repudiation of parental rights in children’s health—has conferred the same importance and sense of urgency as that which surrounds climate and racism throughout the anglosphere.

But a string of rapid successes has bred over-confidence, which in turn has led gender ideologues to mistake temporary compliance for doctrinal acceptance. In their continually escalating demands for special entitlements, trans activists have poked the sleepy bear of tolerance too often. Unpleasant aggression has eroded sympathy for a nebulous cause. Reasonable concerns for women’s and children’s eroding rights are growing. Most important, fear of being labelled “transphobic” is receding, a sure sign that gender mania is losing steam.

Three recent auguries offer grounds for hope of a return to reason.

The most dramatic was the self-defeat of Nicola Sturgeon, who on Feb. 15 resigned from her longtime position as Scottish National Party leader. A no more devoted foot soldier in the trans rights movement could be found than this gender absolutist. … [To read the full article, click here]

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