Meet “John.” He now regrets his taxpayer-funded sex-change operation and the lengthy on-the-job “transition” his public-service union strongly supported. Everyone involved (except those hapless taxpayers) took it for granted that “genital difference between human beings” no longer mattered.
I’ve written here before about the Che Guevara-loving Toronto District School Board, whose teachers call themselves “co-parents” and conduct lessons in cross-dressing and gender stereotype awareness in primary school. Anyone who objects is the crazy one.
Progressives either don’t know or care that a key component of Firestone’s theories turned out to be junk science of the most tragic sort. The Dialectic of Sex holds up the aforementioned Dr. Money’s findings on gender “fluidity” based upon his work with a twin named Bruce Reimer, whose penis had been rendered “unrescuable” during circumcision.
Dr. Money spied a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test his radical theories in the real world. He assured Reimer’s parents that babies are born genderless, counseling them to raise Bruce as “Brenda.” After a lifetime of anguish, including a sex change back to male again, Bruce committed suicide in 2004.
But while academics and “educators” forcibly incarnate the discredited musings of a troubled young woman from the Nixon era, it is pop culture that seems, in spite of itself, to instinctively recoil at all this “liberation.”
At the melancholy conclusion of 1975’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show, two underlings turn on their “sweet transvestite” leader and take him prisoner:
Frank-N-Furter, it’s all over
Your mission is a failure
Your lifestyle’s too extreme
Similarly, the “male” and “female” leads in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) revert to their original gender in a sequence that’s nakedly redemptive, if not downright celebratory.
Is any film or play about drag queens complete without the lonely hero(ine) staring sadly into a theatrical makeup mirror?
Firestone’s friends, family, and feminist admirers duly posted effusive memorials all over the Internet, but none of them was with her when she passed away. She’d been dead for a week when her landlord discovered her decaying corpse.
So much for that “communitarian” spirit.
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