The famous quip in the title (“Whom God would destroy, he first makes mad”) is from “The Life of Samuel Johnson” by James Boswell, published in the late 18th century. I think it perfectly describes the insane idiocy exhibited by many of the overly tolerant “feminists” of our day.
Consider this (possibly NSFW) Instagram post by actress Debra Messing. It portrays a series of cupcakes, decorated to resemble female genitalia. I’m sure she meant it to celebrate her version of femininity; but the comments from many transgender viewers (lacking such genitalia) and their allies were very negative. Ms. Messing therefore added the following mea culpa:
I want to apologize to my trans sisters. This photo was supposed to be light, & sassy. The first thing I thought when I saw this photo was “wow how wonderful. Each one is unique in color and shape and size. The porn industry has perpetuated this myth of what a “beautiful” vagina looks like and as a result there are women who feel shame or insecure about the shape of the vulva. I loved that this picture said “every single one is beautiful and unique and that’s powerful.” I did not, however, think “but there are innumerable beautiful, unique and powerful women who don’t have a vagina. And I SHOULD have. And for that I am so so sorry. Thank you for righting my wrong.
Sorry, Ms. Messing. The chromosomes have it. With the vanishingly small exception (far less than 1% of the human race) of those who are born “intersex“, those born with XX chromosomes are female, and those with XY chromosomes are male. The former have vaginas naturally; the latter do not. Transsexual self-described “women” who have XY chromosomes are not women, whether or not some surgeon may have removed their male genitalia and/or constructed an artificial vagina for them. Feminist and other perspectives can argue the distinction between biological sex and gender until the cows come home, but nature has made up its mind already, and will not be denied or altered by delusions. Political correctness can’t trump medical and scientific reality. Those with that delusion may need the assistance of a psychologist or psychiatrist to help them cope with their issues – but not a surgeon.
I’m getting very tired of attempts by the politically correct, feministically enlightened and “woke” among us to force everyone else to accept and adhere to their blatantly false and dishonest narrative. I suppose the best answer is mockery. Kudos to Gab user Dr. Mauser for this comment, summing up many current controversies (scroll down at the link to see it) by punning on an historical reference:
The University turned down my request to do the Vagina Monologues in Blackface and call it The Menstrual Show.
Er . . . quite so!