From the Ace of Spades:
Of Course: Straight Singer Accused of Being “Transphobic” For Refusing to Entertain Dating, and Refusing to Kiss, Trans “Woman”
From BET. I have changed the pronouns to reflect actual reality rather than polite indulgence of fantasy self-conception.
Singer Ginuwine has sparked a heated debate on Twitter after a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother UK. In the latest episode, Ginuwine seemingly rejected fellow housemate India Willoughby.The controversy stems from a conversation between Willoughby and the “Pony” singer, in which [he] asked whether he would date a trans woman. “You would date me, yeah,” Willoughby, who is a trans woman herself, asked.
“Not if you were trans,” Ginuwine replied. After Ginuwine replied that he would not date a trans woman, Willoughby attempted to plant a kiss on the singer. When [his] advance was rejected, Willoughby stormed off.
See Twitchy (the first link above) for the Twitter reaction, of people claiming this was “transphobic” on “Ginuwine’s” account, and other people noting, quite rightly, that this guy specifically told this other guy (who claims to be a woman) he was not interested in a sexual relationship with him, but then the guy tried to forcibly kiss him anyway.
You know — like men are losing their jobs for in Hollywood. But I guess here, a man is allowed to attempt to forcibly kiss another man because Trans “Women” have special rights to commit Sexual Assault for Equality.
There’s more at the original.
If a heterosexual man even looks sideways at a woman, it’s practically sexual harassment these days, if not actually sexual assault. But, for the left, people of ‘minority sexual orientation‘ are protected groups, so their sexual behavior is not quite as constrained, as viewed by the left. I note that Kevin Spacey’s defense on the accusations against him was to come out as being homosexual, and the left were quick to say that Mr Spacey using the homosexuality ‘defense’ should not be used to smear all homosexuals. There were plenty of articles published stating that men who refused to consider male-to-female transsexuals as romantic partners were bigoted.
And, of course, some colleges are falling in line with ‘gender inclusive language,’ attempting to require people to use the gendered pronouns that the person referred to prefers, rather than what the speaker may see as reality.
The problem is simple: transsexuals believe that they are the opposite sex from the sex they were born, and believe that they have a right to require other people to accept their definitions. To refuse sexual activity, even so little as a kiss, due to someone being transsexual, is to refuse to accept transsexuals’ definitions of themselves, and that’s something the transsexual community simply cannot abide. To ‘misgender’ by using the pronoun associated with the person’s actual sex rather than his perceived one is seen as an injury, and cannot be tolerated.
If there is one area in which the left have been enormously successful, it has been in the control of the terms of the debate. Whether it has been cutting taxes being referred to as stealing from the poor to substituting the word gay, which means happy and carefree, for homosexual, conservatives have been too willingly accepting of such terminology. For conservatives to win the debates must mean taking back the language of the debates.