We’d love to go back in time a few years and talk to Farhad Manjoo about the politics of transgenderism. It wouldn’t have to be a very powerful time machine – just one good enough to send us back to, oh, 2012 ought to do it. Hell, 2014 might be good enough. We’d like to get out of that machine, sit down with Mr. Manjoo, and ask him if he thinks it’s a crime that we have separate teams for men and women. Ask him if it’s okay to restrict who uses the women’s room. Ask him if he sees the injustice in pronouns like “him” and “her.” You know what? We’re guessing he wouldn’t have the slightest clue what we’re talking about.
Because before the Supreme Court decided to make gay marriage legal nationwide, no one was talking about any of this crap. But the moment that decision came down, the LGBT mafia knew they had to quickly find a new cultural mountain to climb. Before you knew it, Bruce Jenner was a woman, a trans actor was on the cover of Time magazine, and anyone who didn’t think that a man in a dress was a REAL WOMAN was suddenly a hopeless bigot who should be sent to live on an island in the sea.
Farhad Manjoo apparently got the memo. In The New York Times this week, he went out of his way to prove just how truly woke he is.
“If we lived in a just, rational, inclusive universe — one in which we were not all so irredeemably obsessed by the particulars of the parts dangling between our fellow humans’ legs, nor the ridiculous expectations signified by those parts about how we should act and speak and dress and feel — there would be no requirement for you to have to assume my gender just to refer to me in the common tongue,” Manjoo writes.
Had enough? Nah, how about one more quote:
“From their very earliest days, my kids, fed by marketing and entertainment and (surely) their parents’ modeling, seemed to hem themselves into silly gender norms. They gravitated to boy toys and girl toys, boy colors and girl colors, boy TV shows and girl TV shows. This was all so sad to me: I see them limiting their thoughts and their ambitions, their preferences and their identity, their very liberty, only to satisfy some collective abstraction. And there’s little prospect for escape: Gender is a ubiquitous prison for the mind, reinforced everywhere, by everyone, and only rarely questioned.”
Rarely questioned, eh? Seems that all we see nowadays are people “questioning” gender boundaries.
And when we’ve erased them and fully accepted that little Tommy can be little Tammy if he chooses, what do you think will happen next?
Whatever it is – no matter how silly or ridiculous or unscientific – you can be sure that people like Farhad Manjoo will rush to be the first to embrace it.