LGBT Activists HATE the Feminist #IfMenHadPeriods Hashtag
Liberal OB/GYN Jennifer Gunter launched a hashtag on Monday, speculating how the world would be different if men had periods. Gunter and many others started mocking the idea, and a great deal of their tweets were genuinely funny. LGBT activists, however, took huge offense to this.
"Yay, I love transphobia. Always heartwarming and not at all awful #IfMenHadPeriods," declared Charles Clymer, an Army veteran and alumnus of Georgetown University who has 22 thousand followers.
Clymer wasn't alone. Rather than taking a joke, LGBT activists had to point out that transgender men actually do have periods — unless they've taken the full sex reassignment surgery, of course.
So mocking the biological fact that people with an X and Y chromosome (previously called "men") do not get periods is "transphobic" and "essentialist." But wait, the LGBT crowd has proof:
And there's this "inclusive" claim that people of "all genders" can have periods:
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but since an OB/GYN started this, I would think she might have a scientific response like "I was talking about biological sex, not gender identity." To a sensible person, this might make sense, but to the LGBT community, it probably sounds like just another excuse to push transphobia.
Oh, and apparently it isn't just transgender people who should be offended by this.
Among other things, this writer interpreted the hashtag as saying "Cis women who don't have periods for medical reasons don't count" and "intersex and non-binary people don't even exist." Interestingly, this author also interprets the hashtag as saying that "Cis men are all insensitive, uneducated, macho jerks." While many tweets do indeed suggest this, I think most men who are also biological males (previously known as "men") can get over it. As much as I am tired of hearing about my "privilege" and the "patriarchy," even I — horrific white male that I am — know how to take a joke.
Conservative blogger Matt Walsh took it in stride, making fun of the fracas.
A conservative young black woman had the best response of all, however.
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