“The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count”

Over the holiday I saw an opinion column in the New York Times that I linked to my Facebook page. I decided to post it here are as well. I prefaced the link with this introduction: This is a good read. I appreciate Pamela Paul's respectful and balanced approach to an often contentious issue, important … Continue reading “The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count”

My Initial Quick Impression of New FINA Rules for Trans Women in Swimming Competition

I've stated perviously in my blogs that I think reasonable criteria are essential to guide and set parameters for transgender participation in girls' and women's athletics. I oppose all prohibitions barring transgender people entirely from sports competition — the new cause célèbre among rightwing legislators — but I also oppose total inclusion without any guidelines … Continue reading My Initial Quick Impression of New FINA Rules for Trans Women in Swimming Competition

Bill Maher’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant

Bill Maher is always offensive yet sometimes funny in spite of himself. I don't watch him. He exudes a haughty arrogance that grows tiresome very quickly. But I've seen several articles about one of his latest diatribes and so I had to check it out. In the May 20th installment of Real Time with Bill … Continue reading Bill Maher’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant

Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

I'm happy to have gained quite a few new subscribers here lately — Welcome! — but this "Facebook Sidebar" is not my main blog. For those interested I thought I'd post a cross-reference here to the latest essay on my Just Sayin' Now blog: Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks. … Continue reading Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

On Abigail Shrier and So-Called “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria”

I watched a speech delivered earlier this year at Hillsdale College by Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage. I haven't read the book but it's been recommended to me by people challenging my pro-transgender views. I must say I found Shrier's talk very disturbing. She openly identifies as "conservative" though I would characterize her as … Continue reading On Abigail Shrier and So-Called “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria”