I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Women are being erased, deliberately, from the main stage of culture and society. Again. Just the other day, after facing strong backlash, Johns Hopkins University removed their online glossary of LGBTQ terms in which they defined “lesbian” as a “non-man attracted to non-men.” See what they did there? Johns Hopkins defined “lesbian”, a woman sexually attracted to other women, around men rather than around women. They erased women from the definition of lesbian. Everything which involves women is once again revolving around men. Even more telling is that a small segment of women are upset that JHU deleted its definitions. I have to assume that the world in which these individuals live has a purple sky with pink polka dots. Because it definitely isn’t the world the rest of us inhabit.

The laughable term “non-men” must be wiped out along with “chest-feeder” and the idea that “men can have babies”. Only biological women, born with the proper biological parts and plumbing can breastfeed and are the only ones able to give birth. Any transman claiming that “he” gave birth as a man is delusional. No biological male can give birth. These people are doing everything they can to take away everything that makes women uniquely women and makes men uniquely men. We should be reveling in our uniqueness not trying to create a grey world where uniqueness is destroyed and everything is exactly the same.

I am most certainly NOT a “non-man.” I am a woman. A woman who has, like every other woman dealt with the fun and joy of menstrual issues (we’ll just leave it at that). I am a woman who has dealt with varying levels of sexual harassment in the workplace, a woman who has fought against the stereotypes of blondes. I was once told that for a blonde working as a secretary that I must be smarter than I looked, when I mentioned to a date that I was going to grad school for a PhD. Can Dylan Mulvaney et al claim that type of experience? I didn’t think so.

Have y’all noticed as well, that all these attention-whoring transwomen are also making claims that they never knew how difficult it is to be a woman? Yet, they all also call themselves “girl” when discussing the issues. The word “girl” is used to describe a female human child who has not yet reached the age of maturity. It’s telling that the Dylan Mulvany’s of the world use the word “girl” when describing themselves and their experiences. They are admitting they’re not mature. I think we’ve all noticed, guys. No need to keep repeating yourselves.

Women are being erased in sports as well, often with the help of other women (coughMeganRapinoecough). Swimming, cycling, weightlifting, high school track… all women’s sports that are being taken over by transwomen in the name of “equality.” One bright spot in all of this comes from a transwoman cyclist in South Korea. Na Hwa-rin won a women’s cycling event in order to prove that men are physically stronger than women. She ripped other transwomen athletes as selfish for competing against biological women. You’ll also note in the story that Na, while feeling that she was a woman since the age of seven, didn’t transition until she was thirty-seven. In other words, she transitioned as an adult with the ability and maturity to make life-altering decisions. I have no problem with that. His/her life, his/her decision – as an adult. Read what she has to say:

“I am not honored. I am not proud of myself at all,” she said. “I believe other transgender athletes would feel the same way. They may not want to admit it, but they’re being selfish. There is no honor as an athlete in that.”
        With the victory, Na qualified for the National Sports Festival but declined the invite.
        “I don’t want to make an issue to the point where I harm other people,” she said.
         Na says committees should include a “third gender” category.
        “It could be like how we have many weight divisions in some sports… Under the current binary system, women athletes will be discouraged, and their hard work might not be recognized due to the participation of transgender athletes. At the same time, trans woman athletes, no matter how hard they worked, will never be truly honored for their wins. Honor is the goal that all athletes aspire to attain, but this is a situation where nobody will be honored. I think that shouldn’t happen,” she said.

“Women athletes will be discouraged…” Yes, they will. Several swimmers and cyclists have already quit competing as it has become obvious that they will never have a chance of winning as long as they are forced to compete against men. Transwomen are competing in women’s categories in MMA fighting. Because beating up women is exciting? One transwoman cyclist, Tiffany Thomas, who transitioned and started racing at the age of 40 and is beating women who are 24-36 years old. S/he said s/he felt like a “superhero” for winning… because beating women when you are a post-pubescent male at the peak of physical fitness is soooo difficult. Narcissist much?

Narcissism, I think, plays a big role in a lot of these transwomen whining about wanting to compete in women’s sports. It’s not about advancing the sport for women, it’s not about getting recognition for women… it’s about them; their wins, their accolades, their celebrity. These individuals all competed as men and were mediocre in their respective sports. Become a woman and voilá! You’re a champeeen! Na Hwa-rin stated that transwomen gloating over their wins should be ashamed of themselves. Well, they’re not gonna feel any shame because they have no shame. And when they’re called out on anything, they turn it around on those doing the calling out and play the victim. Both of these responses are classic narcissism.

As I’ve pointed out in previous posts on women’s swimming, the levels of testosterone that are acceptable in transwomen will get biological women disqualified. How does anyone even begin to call this set up fair??

Women have struggled to create level playing fields in every aspect of life and once again, men, aided by those who I can only assume are jealous women, are moving to erase women from any significant roles. Women are being pushed towards second-class citizenship and second-class humanity.

Those of us who are biological women, if we want to maintain our position as fully human in our culture and society, and not get pushed out by men masquerading as women, are going to have to remember Helen Reddy’s song:

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

Stop allowing yourself and your accomplishments to be erased and excluded in the name of “equity” and “inclusion”. Now more than ever you need to stand up for yourself.

Make them hear you roar.

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