Gender Follies


Featured image As Senators John Kennedy and Ted Cruz noted, Biden nominee Sarah Netburn accepted the claim of William McClain that he was “entirely a woman” and sent the six-foot-two serial child rapist “July Justine Shelby” to a women’s prison. In similar style, Obama judge Jon Tigar believed convicted murderer Rodney Quine’s claim to be a woman, ordered sex-change surgery paid by taxpayers, and “Shiloh Heavenly Quine” duly landed in a women’s »

Trans.Gov.Con [With Comment by John]

Featured image Last month Joe Biden nominated magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In 2022, Netburn recommended that serial child rapist William McClain, who calls himself July Justine Shelby, be sent to a women’s prison. Netburn described the six-foot-two rapist as  “sober and entirely a female,” which piqued the interest of Sen. John Kennedy. “That phrase struck me as remarkable,” Kennedy said. »

Men vs. Women: A Winning Issue

Featured image Women’s sports developed in a major way, beginning in the 1970s, for obvious reasons: it would be unfair to force women to compete against men who are generally bigger, stronger and faster, while at the same time, there is value in women’s athletic skill and in promoting fitness generally. Pretty much everyone understood this at time, and women’s athletics have enjoyed broad public support for two generations. But that was »

Bontasaurus Blocks Parents

Featured image California’s government school monopoly is imposing trans ideology on students and keeping it secret from parents. When the Chino Valley School District established a policy of notifying parents, Attorney General Rob Bonta sued the district, charging that the district “placed students in danger of imminent, irreparable harm from the consequences of forced disclosures,” and so on. Parents across the state pushed back with the “Protect Kids of California Act of »

Britain Gets Sane

Featured image Britain’s National Health Service is aligning itself with reality by acknowledging that sex is a biological fact: The NHS is to declare that sex is a matter of biology in a landmark shift against gender ideology. Changes to the health service’s written constitution proposed by ministers will for the first time ban trans women from women-only wards, and give women the right to request a female doctor for intimate care. »

Did Biden Revoke Title IX?

Featured image On Friday, Joe Biden’s Department of Education released its final rule amending the regulations that implement Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. What is it all about? This is how the Department of Education described the changes: The Department therefore issues these final regulations to provide greater clarity regarding: the definition of “sex-based harassment”; the scope of sex discrimination, including recipients’ obligations not to discriminate based on sex »

How Folx-sy

Featured image Yesterday we noted the exchange in the House hearing with Columbia University president Minouche Shafik in which she was asked about the use of the term “folx” in Columbia University’s School of Social Work. President Shafik professed ignorance of the term, but this is very likely an outright lie, as the term has been catching on in academia for a long time, like “Latinx.” Here, perhaps, is a clue to »

Not a Race, a Mismatch

Featured image The “trans” fad continues to make waves around the Western world. In the U.K., the National Health Service commissioned pediatrician Dr. Hilary Cass to investigate and report on the treatment of gender-confused children and young people in that country. Her report is long and measured, and I am still making my way through it. But it has been seen as a watershed moment in the pushback against the “trans” ideology »

Reversible? Don’t Count On It

Featured image The “trans” industry’s assault on America’s youth includes persuading kids that they “really” are a boy rather than a girl, or vice versa. Sex change operations don’t come immediately; rather, the preferred sequence begins with puberty-blocking drugs. The rationale is that the effects of these drugs are reversible, so they merely buy time to allow the kid to sort out his or her “gender.” But are the effects of puberty-blocking »

Got Milk?

Featured image Two days after Audrey Hale’s mass murder in Nashville last year, Joe Biden proclaimed March 31 “Transgender Day of Visibility,” as he did again this year, taking no note that the date fell on Easter. As Steve noted, “it is not as though there aren’t enough official opportunities to recognize the alphabet people.” For example, in April we have International Asexuality Day, International Day of Pink, the Day of Silence, »

Nashville Atrocity Anniversary Aftermath

Featured image On March 15, federal judge Aleta Trauger “ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over documents to her for a private review in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case that will decide if the public will see documents related to the Covenant School shooter’s motives.” The documents did not emerge before March 27, one year since Audrey Hale, 28, shot dead nine-year-olds Evelyn Dieckhaus, William Kinney and Hallie »

Bontasaurus Wrecks

Featured image California’s Chino Valley School District has established a policy of notifying parents if their children start “transitioning” to a different gender.  California attorney general Rob Bonta is suing the district on the grounds that the policy: has placed transgender and gender nonconforming students in danger of imminent, irreparable harm from the consequences of forced disclosures. These students are currently under threat of being outed to their parents or guardians against »

Remember the Nashville Six

Featured image Last March 27, in the run-up to the April 1 “Trans Day of Vengeance,” Audrey Hale shot her way into the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. There Hale murdered Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, Mike Hill, 61, William Kinney, 9, Katherine Koonce, 60, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Hallie Scruggs, nine years old and the daughter of Covenant Presbyterian pastor Chad Scruggs. The victims died of multiple gunshot wounds and Hale also applied »

A lift too far: The Court of Appeals decision [With Comment by John]

Featured image On the local front, I have sought to draw attention to the case of JaycCee Cooper v. USA Powerlifting in several posts accessible here. Filed in Ramsey County District Court and assigned to Judge Patrick Diamond, the case raises the question whether USAP’s separation of men from women in USAP’s Minnesota competitions must yield to Cooper’s self-identification as a woman. Although a biological male, Cooper seeks to compete with the »

Life of Loretta

Featured image Monty Python veteran John Cleese has been planning a stage production of Life of Brian, and several American actors advised him to cut the “Loretta scene.” Cleese said he had “no intention” of cutting the scene, which involves the Grumpy People’s Front of Judea: JUDITH: (Sue Jones-Davies): I do feel, Reg (John Cleese) that any anti-imperialist group like ours must reflect such a divergence of interests within its power-base. REG: »

The Grievance Studies Project revisited

Featured image Peter Boghossian thinks the time is ripe to revisit the investigation of academic grievance studies that he conducted in 2017 and 2018 with his fellow iconoclasts James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose. For background read the New Discourses post “The Grievance Studies Project.” Check out Boghossian’s current set of linked tweets beginning with the one below by clicking on the time/date. Several of the tweets include a video excerpt from the »

Chappelle Upstaged by Convict

Featured image If Dave Chappelle was convicted of a crime, the comedian said in his new Netflix special The Dreamer, he would claim to identify as a woman so he could be sent to a women’s prison and there make special demands of the girls. Chappelle is a highly original performer, but that has already been done. Back in 1980 in Los Angeles, Rodney Quine gunned down Shahid Ali Baig, a father »