3 More Reasons Why the Transgender Revolution Will Fail

By Michael Brown Published on October 22, 2018

I have nothing personal against those who identify as transgender. To the contrary, my heart goes out to them. What struggles have they lived with, feeling trapped for years in the wrong body? What social rejection have they endured? How many have attempted suicide? How many have continued to suffer, even after sex-change surgery? My heart is to help, not to hurt.

At the same time, I am convinced that the transgender revolution, which includes a war against sex differences and gender norms, will ultimately fail. And it will fail, not because of “transphobia.” It will fail because reality is against it.

In July of this year, I listed “7 Reasons Why the Transgender Revolution Will Fail.” They were: 1) The transgender revolution is oppressive; 2) The transgender revolution is irrational; 3) The transgender revolution is unhealthy; 4) The transgender revolution is extreme; 5) The transgender revolution is dangerous; 6) The transgender revolution is unnatural; and 7) The transgender revolution is an attack on children. (I back up each of these statements in the article, with citations and links.)

Now, just three months later, there is even more evidence that this unhelpful revolution cannot succeed long-term.

Here are a few reasons why, including a major development in the Trump administration.

1) The academic world will not be able to sustain its suppression of studies that contradict trans-activism.

In September, headlines announced, “Brown criticized for removing article on transgender study.” Specifically, “The paper by a Brown assistant professor suggests that gender dysphoria occurring around the time of puberty could be due to peer pressure or online influences.”

Despite the fact that the study was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Brown University decided to remove it from its website. “Brown representatives say they removed the article because of concerns over the study’s research methodology.”

So, a peer-reviewed journal determined the study was worthy of publication, but the professor’s own school decided against it.

Perhaps there’s more to the story? There most certainly is.

“Bess H. Marcus, dean of Brown’s School of Public Health, also said in a statement that ‘independent of’ concerns regarding research methodology, the school had heard from ‘Brown community members expressing concerns that the conclusions of the study could be used to discredit efforts to support transgender youth and invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community.’”

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That, then, is the real explanation. The study was politically unpopular with the transgender community. So much for science and research.

As of September, “An online petition, which garnered more than 4,000 signatures … was created by supporters of [the professor’s] research to encourage the university to resist ‘ideologically based attempts to squelch controversial research evidence.’”

Now, in October, in England, over 100 academics have raised their concerns “about the suppression of proper academic analysis and discussion of the social phenomenon of transgenderism, and its multiple causes and effects. Members of our group have experienced campus protests, calls for dismissal in the press, harassment, foiled plots to bring about dismissal, no-platforming, and attempts to censor academic research and publications. Such attacks are out of line with the ordinary reception of critical ideas in the academy, where it is normally accepted that disagreement is reasonable and even productive.”

Trans-activism can only push so far before the inevitable pushback will come.

2) The world of sports will ultimately revolt against males competing with females.

As Kimberly Ross opined in the Washington Examiner, “There’s nothing more anti-female than letting biological men compete in women’s sports.”

Earlier this month, “Canadian Rachel McKinnon won gold in the sprint portion of the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship in the women’s 35-39 age bracket. Placing first in any sport, especially at the international level, is quite an achievement. But McKinnon, a philosophy professor and transgender athlete who competed against only women, is a biological male.”

In response to this victory, the third place winner, Jennifer Wagner, said, “It’s definitely NOT fair.”

For good reason Katie Hopkins tweeted, “For clarity – this was the WOMENS world championships.

“I repeat. Women’s.

“Congratulations to the brave faces of silver & bronze. The world is gripped by a febrile madness.” (Just look at the picture of McKinnon standing next to the second and third place winners.)

3) Governments will take action against radical trans-activism.

In Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban just banned “gender study at colleges saying ‘people are born either male or female.’” (Not surprisingly, his announcement is being challenged.)

Here in the States, it was just revealed, “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking to create a legal definition of sex under Title IX, a federal civil rights law the deals with education, The New York Times reported Sunday after obtaining a memo from the administration.

“HHS will define ‘gender’ as determined ‘on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable,’ according to the memo, The NYT reported. The definition would define gender as either female or male, according to the person’s genitalia at birth. Discrepancies would be determined by genetic testing, the memo indicates.”

But the policy uses the term “sex” in its language, not “gender.” In this context, the difference matters. The HHS is saying biology, not feelings, will determine sex, especially when it comes to the law. After all, wasn’t the purpose of Title IX (dating back to 1972) “to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that is federally funded”?

This paved the way for many advances for women in education, as well as bringing exponential progress to women’s sports on the collegiate level. And it was grounded in biology, not bigotry.

The Trump administration has been pushing back against the misinterpretation of these laws by the Obama administration. And now, with the latest development, we can expect an all-out ideological war, which will reveal just how extreme trans-activism has become.

And while the transgender community is understandably up in arms at this announcement, they will not be able to overthrow fixed biological realities, which divide the human race into male and female.

Of course, we want to help those struggling with gender identity find true and lasting wholeness. And we recognize that not everyone falls into a neat, male or female category.

But the overwhelming reality of human experience is that we were created male and female. Ultimately, that reality will prevail.

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  • Ken Abbott

    Once the little dog has drawn back the curtain, no amount of bellowing through microphones or setting off pyrotechnics can prevent the exposure of the humbug.

  • JP

    We can only hope that the truth about lgbtip will also see the light of day and be refuted as it needs to be.

  • Mark

    I would think the Post Op Tranny’s Suicide Rates would be #1 seeing as how that is when most of them wake up to the fact is has been a lie all along.

  • Trilemma

    There really are people who are transgender. Currently, the best treatment for them is medical transition. There are also people who think they are transgender for a number of different reasons. Research needs to figure out how to tell the difference so that everyone get appropriate treatment.

    People who are transgender women athletes should be required to compete against men. That was a stupid idea to let them compete against women.

    Hopefully, Trump will not force people who are transgender girls to use the boys locker room or force people who are transgender boys to use the girls locker room, especially if they have already started medical transition.

    • Patmos

      Get a life troll.

    • Jim Walker

      Do you agree a person, who thinks he’s an amputee, the best treatment for them is medical transition to amputate his/her legs?

      • Trilemma

        If a team of qualified expert doctors determined that the best treatment for a patient with BIID was amputation then yes I agree.

        • So you will now mutilate people in the hopes it pushes your “revolution?”

          • Trilemma

            I’m not going to mutilate anyone.

          • No, you hope other people will do it for you.

    • An evil man is someone who seeks to destroy Goodness. you have shown yourself a par excellence example of that.

      One cannot “transition,” though you are desperately banking on the idea that mutiliating someone and playing pretend will finally overthrow God’s order as you want.

      • Trilemma

        Cosmetic surgery is not mutilation. Does Angela Ponce look mutilated to you?

        • It is mutilation and a mortal sin to destroy one’s natural body. you have so far addicted castration and cutting of limbs for the sake of “revolution.”

          Is that the baphomet puppet you mentioned weeks ago? Yes, mutilated.

          • Trilemma

            Please quote a Bible verse that says cosmetic surgery is a mortal sin.

          • It is defacing the Image of God, that is self-explanatory. If you cannot find it, it means you aren’t looking. Many laws of the Old Covenant tell you must remove all people from your society who mutilate their bodies in service to demons. In the New and Eternal Covenant, they are said to be mortal sins because the break the Commandments.

            This includes branding or tattooing yourself to show which demon you claim to have “sold your soul” to, as well as mutilating your body to please the demons that are jealous humanity alone is Made in the Image of God.

            What you are advocating for is a step farther. you are advocating for entire limbs to be chopped off and for genitals to be totally removed in the service of baphomet.

            Let me ask you a question I require that you answer: are you possessed? Are you in control of yourself?

            As it is, I see a sad man who is advocating for the most horrifying things on here, every single day or close to it. On top of this you are deathly afraid of damnation. If you are so afraid of being damned, why do you repeatedly do things that would damn you for even one instance of it?

  • Patmos

    Do not underestimate the strength of the current delusion washing over America. There are too many signs that it’s only going to get exponentially worse.

  • tz1

    It will succeed eventually, though may take a few years, just as “Gay Marriage” succeeded. And Abortion before that. And No-Fault Divorce and Contraception before that.
    And once enshrined it will not be reversed.

    • Paul

      I agree with your perspective. The world will embrace their filth to the bitter end. And I expect it will get even worse.

      • tz1

        Christians ignore filth about a decade after the world embraces it. After another decade, Christians embrace it.

        Suggest doing something about single mothers, and you are a sexist and a racist (given the demographics) so Churchians retreat on the issue.

        • Colt_Commander_45

          Don’t confuse Christians with religious denominations (Methodist, Episcopal, Etc) which have, as you suggest, retreated on the issues and even embraced them. Trooper Christians embrace the gospel and do not dilute it with false religion or doctrine.

    • It appears that your “classical” liberalism has lead to you apotheosizing government again. At least you aren’t openly declaring ayn rand a Saint here, or refering to yourself in the plural.

      Only what God has established cannot be changed.

  • According to the new guidelines, and to GOP policy as defined by the Republican National Committee in January 2016, everyone *does* fall into a neat male or female category, and they even define objective tests for that. Any entity whose sex cannot be defined by those tests is not a man or woman, so by caselaw (Wilma Woods vs CG Studios) is not a natural person. This case has not been followed in the past, but the new guidelines enliven it.

  • Andrew Mason

    I’m not so convinced. Those who seek to deny reality won’t tolerate reality seeking to deny them their chosen reality. Since universities tend to lean Far Left it is likely the majority will support the trans-agenda. For pushback to occur there’d need to be a Conservative opposition, and that doesn’t really exists, nor would it be tolerated. While people may object to men competing in women’s sports, I think a more likely outcome is a loss of interest in women’s sports. As for governments responding to trans radicalism, that’ll only happen where Conservative governments are elected.

    • HazumuOsaragi

      Subtle, but still essentially an example of
      Victim and

  • Michael Lewis

    Can the Supreme Court or the President pass some law to stop all the crazy debate on male and female?

    • Bryan

      I’m assuming you’re being somewhat facetious. As I am feeling in a somewhat sardonic mood, I’ll offer the following response: Technically Congress has to pass laws. The President can issue an Executive Order and the Supreme Court can interpret an existing law (or it could decide to figure out if the definition of male and female is within the Constitution but any opinion other no in that case would supersede it’s authority).

  • Paul

    Transanity has infected the medical communty as major electronic health record systems are being retooled to somehow address things like self declared “females” getting prostate exams.

  • It will be tougher than some expect. Look at how science fell for the lie of AGW.

  • Willam Nat

    I agree, it will fail. But the question is how many millions of children will be first scarred for life by the people who believe this carp — parents, schools, doctors, social workers etc.

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