95 Theses: Disputation of Gender Ideology

It’s been over 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door. This list of arguments and links is modeled on his objections to the dominant religious ideology of his day. These ideas have come from many brilliant gender critical thinkers and can be used to build arguments against woke nonsense. I would like to give credit to the late Magdalen Berns and thank the following people for informing my views: Maria MacLachlan, Helen Joyce, Abigail Shrier, Dr. Debra Soh, Maya Forstater, Kathleen Stock, Kellie-Jay Keen, Meagan Murphy and James Lindsay. This is a living document that that I may revise, but most changes are just to add links.

Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed online.

  1. Tran people exist and are entitled to the same fundamental human rights as all other people no matter how they choose to express their “gender identity.”
  2. No amount of hormones or surgery can change the biological sex of a human being because sex is forever. It is encoded in the DNA in every cell nucleus in the body.
  3. Asserting the scientific fact that sex is immutable is not an expression of hatred .
  4. Sex is binary, no matter what claims are made about gender or gender identity.
  5. Differences or Disorders in Sexual Development don’t make sex a spectrum.
  6. People with DSDs can only reproduce via male or female gametes.
  7. There are no intermediate gametes.
  8. Words have meanings and meanings matter.
  9. A woman is an adult human female.
  10. A “trans woman” is a misleading oxymoron because “trans” & “woman” contradict each other.
  11. Refusing to use misleading terminology to refer to trans people is not an expression of hatred.
  12. “Trans women” are not women. “Trans women” are male.
  13. “Woman” is not an umbrella term that includes trans-identifying males.
  14. A woman is not defined by a feeling of femininity or by regressive stereotypes.
  15. A man is an adult human male. “Trans man” is a misleading oxymoron.
  16. A “trans woman” is more accurately described as a trans-identifying male.
  17. Males cannot be allowed to unilaterally redefine “woman” or “female” to include themselves and thereby erase women or girls as distinct social and/or legal categories. 
  18. Males are, on average, bigger, stronger, and more violent than females.
  19. Female fear of  male violence is justified by crime statistics, so it is a perfectly rational fear.
  20. “Phobia” is defined as a fear that is not rational.
  21. It is therefore impossible for a woman to be credibly accused of transphobia.
  22. Not all men are sexual predators, but almost all sexual predators are male.
  23. Very few men are sexual predators, but most sexual predators have multiple victims.
  24. Not all men are sexual predators but most women are prey at some point in their lives.
  25. When women are confronted by a male in a female space, their fight-or-flight response is not a social construct.
  26. The fight-or-flight response, a mammalian instinct honed by millions of years of evading predators, can damage our health if it is activated frequently.
  27. In the modern world, the predator that a human female is most likely to encounter is a human male.
  28. In an altercation between a man and a woman, the female is much more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
  29. The physiological advantages that result from going through puberty as a male do not disappear if he medically transitions, so males should not compete in female sports. 
  30. Trans-identifying males cannot be allowed in a female space, because the presence of a male makes it a mixed-sex space.
  31. It is worth repeating than humans can never, ever, change their sex.
  32. Trans-identifying males who use female spaces are violating the fundamental human rights of women and girls to privacy, dignity and physical safety.
  33. Trans-identifying males should always use male facilities, even if they “pass.”
  34. Women are often too polite, or too fearful, to tell trans-identifying males that they don’t pass.
  35. If a trans-identifying male is permitted by women to use a female space, that can only ever be a privilege, not a right.
  36. No woman has the right to consent on behalf of any other female for a trans-identifying male to use a female space.
  37. Altering male spaces to better accommodate trans-identifying males is preferable to violating the rights of females to single-sex spaces.
  38. Creating alternate spaces for trans people is preferable to violating the rights of females to single-sex spaces.
  39. Subjecting trans people to “stigma” by creating separate spaces for them does less harm than exposing females to the risk of physical and/or sexual assault.
  40. Trans-identifying males in female spaces represent a risk to the physical safety of women and girls because they are, on average, bigger, stronger and more violent than females.
  41. Trans-identifying females do not represent a comparable risk to the safety of males.
  42. Everyone has the right to safety, privacy and dignity, but these rights come into conflict when sex and gender are conflated.
  43. The sex-based rights of women can never legitimately be claimed by trans-identifying males because sexual appropriation is always inappropriate.
  44. The feelings of trans-identifying males are not more important than the safety of women and girls.
  45. All males, without exception, must be excluded from female spaces for the safety of women and girls. This includes:
    • homeless shelters and hostels
    • change rooms/locker rooms
    • washrooms
    • rape relief and domestic violence shelters
    • prisons
    • sporting divisions
    • shared rooms in hospitals and university/college dorms
    • extracurricular groups (e.g., Girl Guides)
    • academic scholarships and grants
    • positions on women’s committees
    • women’s conferences, seminars and retreats
    • lesbian resources and events
    • women’s housing co-ops
    • women’s music and art festivals
    • university/college women’s centres
  46. There is no evidence that trans-identifying males are less violent than other males.
  47. The hormones used in medical transition do not reduce the disproportionate male propensity for sexual or other violence.
  48. Males are unwelcome in female spaces because of their sex, not their gender or gender identity.
  49. A trans-identifying male excluded from a female space cannot claim to be a victim of discrimination on the basis of gender or gender identity.
  50. If voyeurism and indecent exposure are crimes in public places, they must also be crimes in public spaces reserved for females, such as communal change rooms and locker rooms.
  51. Exposing male genitals in a female space is a crime, even if the perpetrator identifies as trans.
  52. The male gaze has no place in a female space.
  53. Unisex facilities cannot replace female facilities.
  54. Permitting voyeurism and indecent exposure in female spaces is sex discrimination against women and girls.
  55. Gender self-identification violates the sex-based rights of women and girls because it allows sexual predators easy access to victims they are motivated to abuse.
  56. Nobody should be allowed to falsify their sex on any government document, not even in the case of genuine gender dysphoria.
  57. When sex and gender don’t match, both should be recorded in separate fields so that accurate statistics can be compiled for policy-making purposes.
  58. Sexual appropriation and “womanface” are just as offensive as racial appropriation and blackface.
  59. A lesbian who does not date trans-identifying males is not a bigot.
  60. A gay man who does not date trans-identifying females is not a bigot.
  61. A person who has a penis is not a lesbian.
  62. A trans-identifying female attracted to men is not the same as a gay man.
  63. Nobody is obliged to include trans people in their dating pool and sexual rejection is not bigotry.
  64. Excluding people from a dating app for stating that they are not interested in dating trans people is discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.   
  65. Some trans rights activism is just repackaged misogyny and homophobia.
  66. Being gay or lesbian is a sexual orientation, not a “genital preference” or kink.
  67. As with the “n-word,” it is unacceptable to use TERF as a slur, even if some women claim the term for themselves because they are Tired of Explaining Reality to Fvckwits (sic).
  68. There is nothing wrong with using sex-based pronouns and ignoring requests for neo-pronoun use.
  69. Compelled speech is never appropriate in a free society.
  70. Nobody has the right to demand that other people use their preferred or neo-pronouns or validate their gender identity. Such demands may indicate a narcissistic personality.
  71. Misgendering” by referring to someone by their sex rather than their gender identity is not violence.
  72. Allowing children to socially transition is usually not in their best interest.
  73. Allowing minors to medically transition, using drugs, is harmful to their health.
  74. Allowing minors to medically transition, using surgery, is child abuse.
  75. “Transing the gay away” is deeply unethical conversion therapy. Medicalizing children who are gender non-conforming is not just regressive; it is evil.  
  76. Having a parent come out as trans can be harmful to children’s mental health.
  77. Drag is sexual appropriation and wearing “womanface” promotes regressive, sexist stereotypes.
  78. Drag performers in costume should not be allowed to perform for children or interact with them in schools, libraries or the larger community.
  79. Gender ideology should not be part of any school curriculum. It is not in the best interest of children to be taught that they can change their sex because it isn’t true.
  80. Indoctrinating children into queer theory is a form of grooming and it is plausible that some of the people engaging in this practice are sexually attracted to minors.    
  81. Boys should never be allowed into girls’ washrooms, change rooms or locker rooms, even if they claim to be trans girls.
  82. Children should be encouraged to express themselves, in both play and attire, in as masculine or feminine a manner as they choose, without anyone suggesting that they are in the wrong body.
  83. Where trans identifying males are allowed to participate in female sports, female sports no longer exist.
  84. Adults should also be free to be as masculine or feminine as they wish, provided they respect single-sex spaces for women and girls.
  85. A unisex washroom, even with floor-to-ceiling partitions, is a temptation to sexual predators.
  86. Unisex change rooms in stores, even with floor to ceiling partitions and solid doors instead of curtains, are a temptation to sexual predators.
  87. Incarcerated women are entitled to privacy, dignity and physical safety and should never be exposed to the male gaze, in a state of undress, by male guards or male inmates, not even those who claim to be trans. 
  88. No female prisoner should ever be punished for objecting to the presence of trans-identifying males in a female space.
  89. Convicted pedophiles should never be housed in a prison with a mother and baby unit.
  90. Crime statistics should be compiled based on natal sex, even if gender is also tracked.
  91. Some trans-identifying males have a fetish called autogynephilia, or AGP.
  92. Safeguarding children is more important than validating the feelings of trans people.
  93. Targeting women with physical or verbal threats or abuse for criticizing gender ideology is morally reprehensible.
  94. Trying to get people who disagree with you no-platformed or fired from their jobs is morally reprehensible.
  95. Trans people who insist that there be “no debate” on these issues have already lost the debate because they have no cogent arguments.

If there is anything I missed, or you have a link that would be illustrative, please let me know in the comments. If you endorse these ideas, please share them with others. If you dispute them, feel free to present your own rational argument in the comments.

Posted on October 11, 2022, in Feminism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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