by Sarah Nahrgang
November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and as such, we must take the day to specifically remember transgender victims of violent crime. 2017 is apparently the deadliest year on record for transgenders, with 25 transgender people being killed this past year in America, supposedly for reasons relating to transphobia or some form of discrimination. According to one Human Rights Campaign article, “Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. In others, the victim’s transgender status may have put them at risk in other ways, such as forcing them into homelessness.” (emphasis added) In the same article, which also lists details about the 25 victims, the author admits that many of these cases are still under investigation, with no clear motives or suspects. But, hey, must be transphobia, right? Never mind the fact that most of these 25 victims were black, identified as female, and were killed in high crime, urban areas by other black people or in police altercations. That’s irreverent to the cause of their death. Also irrelevant is the fact that estimates of the transgender population have doubled from 0.3% to 0.6% of the US population in recent years, revealing that the increase in killings may be explained by the growing population size.
If this even is an increase in the transgender murder rate, can it be indicative of an increase in “transphobia,” or is racism, sexism, police brutality, or gun violence to blame? The intersectionalists should be having a field day with this one, and in fact they did in the same HRC article: “It is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.” (emphasis added) Whether these evil forces are conspiring against transgenders is up for debate, and while hate crimes are abhorrent and these criminals should be met with the fullest extent of the law, it seems that any killing of a transgendered person is now labeled as a “hate crime,” irrespective of the facts.
Every victim group seems to get their own holiday or week or day of remembrance so that virtue signaling liberals can brag about how much they care on social media. Of course, we should have every sympathy for victims of any crime, especially murder victims. But drawing attention to the small number of transgender murder victims, while completely ignoring the real victims of transgenderism by itself is a mistake that cannot be ignored. We should be taking this day to remember how many lives are destroyed by the cancerous ideology of transgenderism, a post-modernist agenda which ignores biological reality and seeks to destroy any real concept of gender. The truth can be hard to swallow. Proclaiming the fact that there are only two, unchanging, biologically determined sexes is so controversial today, that it is not only politically incorrect, but also verbal violence and, in some places, criminal. The real victims are those who are duped into not only believing the garbage lie that you can change your sex, but actually internalize the brainwashing enough to believe themselves to be the opposite gender. (Or no gender, or something in between…wouldn’t want to exclude those of “non-binary” experience.)
Do those same virtue signaling liberals, who proudly brandish the #TDoR hashtag today, care about the 40% suicide rate among transgenders? Do they acknowledge that this astronomically high suicide rate has nothing to do with bullying and everything to do with the crippling mental health effects of gender identity disorder and the regret many transgenders feel when they realize they’ve mutilated and sterilized themselves? Do they care about how the transgenders who face this massive regret years later are shut down when they try to warn others? Do they care about the fact that most children with feelings of transgenderism change their minds when they become adults? Do they realize that these children are given life-changing, sterilizing hormones to fix this non-existent problem, sexualized, and striped of their innocence?
Transgenderism is a massive problem for all those who succumb to its siren song, because it is, simply put, based on a lie. It is biologically impossible to change your sex, and no amount of hormonal or surgical Band-Aids will change that. The real victims that should be remembered today are the children whose parents allow them to take puberty blockers and cross sex hormones, “treatments” which plummet them into a life of misery, rob them of any chance of having a normal childhood, and push them to suicide. This form of child abuse is celebrated by the left as some glorious, post-modernist accomplishment, but it should be opposed by every means at our disposal. Beyond “remembering” these victims, we need to protect our children so that no more innocents fall prey to transgenderism.