I’ve said some pretty mean things about trans people over the years, such as “Bruce Jenner is genetically male” and “You guys look dumb” and other factually accurate cruelties. But I’m man enough — no offense — to admit when I’m wrong.
Now I’m convinced. Trans is real. Take it away, Daily Xtra!
Courtesy of Ashley Rae Goldenberg at the Media Research Center, who notes:
The Daily Xtra video, however, glosses over a tiny bit of important information about [the delightfully named Stefonknee] Wolscht: he thinks he is actually a six year-old girl—not just a woman, but a six year-old girl—stuck in the body of a 50-something man…
He explains, “Well, I have a mummy and a daddy. [An] adopted mummy and daddy who are totally comfortable with me being a little girl. And their children, and their grandchildren, are totally supportive. In fact, her youngest granddaughter… When I was eight. A year ago, I was eight, and she was seven. And she said to me, ‘I want you to be the little sister, so I’ll be nine.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t mind going to six.’ So I’ve been six ever since.”
Yeah, that’s not really how time works, guy.
Look, if this dude wants to pretend he’s a little girl, fine. As long as he’s not hurting anybody, he’s… well, he’s not hurting anybody. But he’s not a little girl. He is neither little nor a girl. Taking note of these observable facts is not “transphobic.” It just means you have a working set of eyes and ears. Feelings aren’t facts, and logic isn’t hate.
Denying reality can be a comfort to people in pain. But it’s not a substitute for reality. You can’t make me say something I know isn’t true, and enabling this man’s delusions is not helping him.
If this guy really believed what he’s saying, he’d try to enroll in grade school again. I can’t wait for that lawsuit…
Update: Wolscht went missing in Toronto earlier this week, but fortunately he’s been found. Here’s a weird thing, though: The local news describes him as a “52-year-old woman.” They’re willing to enable his delusion that he’s female, but they draw the line at his delusion that he’s a 6-year-old girl. By their own standards (for lack of a better word), isn’t that “transphobic”?