Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Public attacks on transgenders are heating up

Per introduction: Transgender is that someone’s brain gender identity is the opposite of their visible biological sex. When faced with a refusal to believe one’s gender, one’s authentic Self, we can change looks. Gender awareness can be halted or further developed but cannot be undone.

Trans Excluding Radical Feminists and Conservative Straight Males would make strange bedfellows. But the strangest is their joint brainchild, their shared attacks on Transgender women and men. No women will be left if they can just opt to be men (sure). Also, cis-women athletes will all lose from transwomen who are taller, so stronger, because of male puberty. Never mind that no transgender ever won an Olympic medal.

Transphobia is now stronger than homophobia. This, while Lesbians form some 7%, Gay men some 3%, and Transgenders but 0.7% of the public.

Perhaps an explanation is that bullies, like Esau, always attack the weakest.

What’s irking these radical baseless haters? Different things, I believe.

TERFs must feel threatened in their victimhood by Transgender women. It’s one thing for a Gentile to convert to Judaism, but to claim that your Soul was Jewish at Auschwitz is a bridge too far for many Jews.

Conservative Straight Males must be grossed out differently, I presume, especially by Transmen. It is ‘bad’ enough when an attractive woman claims to only want a woman for sex. What’s next? A woman claiming to be a man, to chop off his breasts, modify his other sexual organs, and dress and walk around like the man he feels! What a ‘revolt and waste.’

I don’t think it goes any deeper. Sexist men see women as their property, their slaves. One doesn’t let slaves escape without protest.

An extra-tear jerker is fearing ‘our’ kids are ‘brainwashed and mutulated’ from the age of two to be transgender. Forcing children to be cis-gender is, of course, as positive as forcing young people to be heterosexual. Anything but listening to them, or following their lead, since grownups know best.

A trick question for the advanced learners. Respectful people would leave it to everyone’s preference to say by what pronouns they would go. And, there are more options than he or she. Some don’t care or want both; this may come from being bi-gender or a-gender. Some like it or them. What’s the first case of a human going by them? It’s in Genesis 1:27: … He created him (Adam), male and female He created them. (Yet, a proper translation is: He created it (humanity), male and female He created them (people).)

Of course, CSMs also feel sick at the idea of having their balls chopped off, like they also often shudder at being sexual with men. As if Transwomen want all men to undergo sex changes, or Gays want all men to go Gay.

These TERFs and CSMs have in common with all bullies that they feel the victim, which gives them (they think) a license to hate and maim.

When the bigoted bullies get stronger, so must the protests against them. We must intensify being allies to Transgenders. Not because they are such poor souls. Rather, us being unmoved by bigotry assaults on our Souls.


On slightly related news just now, the Times of Israel reports that ‘Israel to allow LGBT Palestinians granted temporary asylum to work.’ It concerns a couple of dozen of the sweetest people a year, only temporary permission.

The entry permit saves their lives from honor killings; the work permit from having to prostitute themselves. You can’t get it more humanitarian.

The JPost describes the the abominable situation in the Palestinian-occupied territories. You would expect anti-Zionist Palestinian rights groups in the West, including Gay groups, to help these mostly young, powerless, Gay-Palestinian boys against the PA dictators and public opinion, but no. They actually just hate Jews and don’t care about Palestinian Muslims at all.

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