いつもいつもトランスジェンダーの話ばかりするのは嫌なのだが、次から次へと色々な話題が溢れて来て無視することが出来ない。とはいえ最近私は、このトランスジェンダー活動(TRA)に関しては、アメリカでもかなり風向きが変わってきた気がする。それというのもTRA達の活動が最近とみに過激で暴力的になってきており、彼等は世論の変化にかなりの危機感を持っているのではないかと思われるのだ。

先日も女子自認男子による女子競技スポーツを禁止しようと大学を巡る講演ツアーをしているライリー・ゲインズさんがサンフランシスコ大学の教室に閉じ込められたという話はしたが、ここ数日、デイリー・ワイヤーのマット・ウォルシやマイケル・ノールズの講演でも同じようにTRA学生たちが暴れて、ノールズの講演後、外では放火があったりして講堂に居た観客が数時間外に出られないという状況が生じた。ウォルシに至ってはツイッター口座が乗っ取られ、スマホの情報が何者かによって抜かれ、広域に渡る個人情報が盗まれたという。ウォルシはすでに「女とは何ぞや」の映画の影響で家族も脅迫されており、自宅に46時中警備員を付けるなどの警戒を余儀なくされている。

すでにここ数件起きた乱射事件や乱射未遂事件の犯人のうち四人はトランスジェンダーであり、ネットにも武器を持った女装男がTERF(反TRA)はぶっ殺すという動画を挙げていたり、今日も今日とて、女子トイレから自分を追い出そうとする女はぶっ殺す、トランスはみんな武装してその準備をすべき、などといってる中年女装男のビデオが上がってきた。

女性達が集まって女性達だけの講演をやろうとすると、必ず黒装束のTRA/ANTIFAが集まって女性に暴力を振るうのは、すでに日常茶飯事になっている。

イギリスでのTRA/ANTIFA暴徒の暴力的な行為は私も長年追って来たが、アメリカ国内ではこんなにひどいことはなかった。彼等の行動は最近とみに過激になり悪質になっている。しかし裏を返せば、彼等も必死なのではないだろうか。聖書で言うところの壁に書かれた文字を察しているのでは?

各地で次々に通る反TRA法

もうすでに拙ブログでも色々紹介しているが、共和党が多数議席を持つ州を中心に、男子の女子競技参加禁止、未成年のトランス治療禁止、未成年相手のドラアグクィーンショーや子供相手のドラアグ読書会の禁止、といった反TRAの法律がどんどん通り始めている。また小学校でLGBTQ+α関係の授業を禁止する州も増えている。

そしてついに本日、アメリカ連邦政府下院は、男子による女子競技参加を禁止する法案を通した。法案は共和党と民主党ではっきり問われており、越党して賛成票を投じた民主党議員は皆無だった。この案は上院へ行くが、上院は民主党が多数派なので、この法案が通る可能性はまずない。よしんば通ったとしてもTRAをごり押ししているバイデン爺さんが署名する可能性はゼロである。

変わりつつある世論

この見出しには弊害があるかもしれない。世論が変わりつつあるというよりも、今までトランスジェンダーは気の毒なひとたちだと同情していた人々や、自分には関係ないし面倒臭いことには巻き込まれたくないと思っていた人たちまでもが、おい、お前らちょっといい加減にしろよ、という気持ちになってきたように思うのだ。

二週間くらい前から始まったバドライトビールのボイコットなどがいい例だ。バドライトは労働層の共和党男子が好んで飲むビール。そのビールがディラン・モルベイニーという女装男と提携したことで多くの男たちが腹を立て一斉にボイコットを始めた。ほんの一時的なものかとも思われたが、他にいくらも同質で同党値段のビールはあるせいか、このボイコットはちょっとやそっとでは収まりそうにない。

また超リベラルのユーチューブチャネルのヤングタークスの副司会をしているアナ・キャスピアンがツイッターで「女性のことを『子を産む人』などというのは女性を冒涜するものだ」と発言したことで、TRAやそのアライたちから一斉に叩かれたが、彼女は謝罪を断固拒否、「私は決して謝らない。特に性別学的女性だから劣ると言われ続けて来た身としては。私は女性だ謝罪などしない」

私は彼女の最初のツイートより、彼女が散々叩かれた後でも絶対に謝罪しないと断言したことの方に興味がある。なぜなら、これまでなら左翼リベラルの人が口をすべらせて、うっかりトランスジェンダーを批判しようものなら迅速かつ猛烈な批判の嵐に見舞われ、それに耐え切れず、数日後にはひれ伏さんばかりの謝罪をする姿を何度もみてきたからだ。キャスピアンは何故謝罪しないのか。それは彼女に信念があるからというより、そろそろ本音を言っても大丈夫な時期が来たと判断したからではないのか?私はキャスピアンに同情する気は毛頭ない。なぜなら同じことを言って叩かれたJ.K.ローリング女史のことをキャスピアンが擁護するのを聴いたことがないからだ。

ニュースキャスターのメーガン・ケリーも同じようなことを言っていた。スカイニュースオーストラリアでゲスト出演した時の彼女の爆発ぶりは凄かった。

彼女曰く、自分も最初はトランスジェンダー女性のことを理解しようと思っていた。女性とは言わないがトランス女性と呼び、代名詞も尊重しようと思っていた。だがそういうことはすべて序の口だったと気づいた。それは出産や授乳や生理や女子スポーツといったものを破壊するための手段だった。もうたくさん、男に生まれた人間が女になれるなんてことは絶対にない!と物凄い勢いでまくし立てた。そして最後に彼女は「私は何と呼ばれても構わない。真実のために戦う」と叫んだのだ。

これは非常に大事な点だ。多くの人たちが「トランスフォーブ」だ「ターフだ」と呼ばれてプラットフォームを失い、職を失い、ウォルシのように命を狙われてきた。TRAは我々を経済的に社会的に暴力的に脅迫することで我々を黙らせてきた。にもかかわらず、女たちは「私はお前たちを恐れていない!」と言い出したのだ。TRAにとってこんな恐ろしいことがあるだろうか?

民主党はこの丘で死にたいのか?

さてここで私は民主党に聞きたい。この活動は党の生命をかけてまで支持すべき活動なのか?俗に言われる英語的言い回しをするならば、民主党はこのトランスジェンダリズムという丘で死にたいのか?

トランスジェンダリズムによる子供虐待や女性差別は民主党も共和党も関係ないはずだ。民主党の女性なら女装男たちとお風呂やトイレに一緒に入ってもいいなどと思っているわけではない。民主党支持者だからと言って自分の息子や娘が自分のしらないうちにトランスジェンダーにされてしまうのを支持できるわけでもない。民主党なら女性スポーツが女装男に奪われてもよいなどとおもっているわけではない。数日前も息子をトランスジェンダリズムに奪われた男性が、ずっと民主党を支持していたが、もう二度と民主党には入れないと言って居る手記を読んだばかりだ。ではいったい民主党は何故こんなにも躍起になってTRAを奨励するのだろうか?

共和党が賢ければ、どんどん反TRAに関する法案を提案し、反対する民主党にそれを弁護させればいい。どんどん民主党に詰めよって、なぜ彼等が女性や子供を虐待し差別したいのかを言わさればいい。

もうすでにアメリカの世論は反TRAに傾いている。


2 responses to 民主党よ、トランスジェンダリズムの丘で死にたいのか?

苺畑カカシ7 months ago

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12030737/Transgender-pupils-barred-competing-against-opposite-biological-sex-PE.html
Transgender pupils will be barred from competing against children of opposite biological sex in PE lessons under new government plans

Transgender pupils are to be banned from competing in PE lessons against pupils of the opposite biological sex, new government plans advise.

The guidance, which is expected to be released within the next few weeks and will apply to all state and independent single-sex schools in England, aims to protect girls’ safety and ensure fair competition in sport.

The rule will not be in breach of the Equality Act because there are exemptions for competitive sport and schools are allowed to provide same-sex services if ‘objectively justifiable’.

Transgender pupils are to be banned from competing in PE lessons against pupils of the opposite biological sex, new government plans advise.

The guidance, which is expected to be released within the next few weeks and will apply to all state and independent single-sex schools in England, aims to protect girls’ safety and ensure fair competition in sport.

The rule will not be in breach of the Equality Act because there are exemptions for competitive sport and schools are allowed to provide same-sex services if ‘objectively justifiable’.

Schools will also be told to ban transgender children from using toilets or changing rooms for the gender they identify with.

Those who have changed their gender could be provided with alternative facilities where appropriate, the advice is expected to say.

Schools will also be required to tell the child’s parents if they wish to change their gender, wear uniform consigned to the opposite sex or request they be referred to by different pronouns.

Government sources believe that it is unfair to put transgender girls, who were born as a boy, in competition with biological girls.

They used the example of rugby, saying that it would be ‘dangerous’ and ‘unfair’ given the average biological boy’s size and strength.

‘Headteachers will be allowed to have mixed PE lessons where that is not such a worry — for example, tennis.

‘But when sport is competitive, or when safety is a concern, girls’ spaces should be protected,’ one said according to The Sun.

In a statement to MailOnline, a Department for Education spokesperson said: ‘The Education Secretary is working closely with the Minister for Women and Equalities to provide guidance for schools in this area, following calls from schools, teachers, and parents.

‘This work is based upon the overriding principle of safeguarding children, and it will consider a range of issues.

‘We will be publishing a consultation on the guidance this term.’

The advice comes as major governing bodies for sport have recently banned transgender women from competiting in female categories.

Last month UK Athletics followed in the footsteps of World Athletics, whose president is Seb Coe, and world swimming body FINA.

Elite swimming was the first sport to completely forbid transgender athletes from women’s swimming races if they went through male puberty.

The international sports federation for swimming said back in June last year that it was setting up an ‘open category’ which will separate transgender athletes to compete in a class of their own.

Also included in the new school guidance will be single-sex school’s power to reject transgender pupils.

The move came after school leaders and governors met with lawyers amid fears about discrimination claims from parents of transgender pupils if they refused to accommodate them.

A Department for Education source previously told the Mail: ‘Single-sex schools can refuse to admit pupils of the other legal sex regardless of whether the child is questioning their gender.’

The guidance is intended to clarify how schools should respond to children with gender dysphoria and comes after a dramatic increase in the number of children who claim they are trans.

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苺畑カカシ6 months ago

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/americans-less-supportive-of-transgender-athletes-playing-for-teams-of-their-choice-poll-finds/ar-AA1cqKSS

Americans less supportive of transgender athletes playing for teams of their choice, poll finds
Story by Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY • Monday

Americans are less supportive of transgender athlete participation in single-gender sports than they were two years ago, a national survey has found, even as more people say they know someone who is transgender.

The findings, gleaned from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll, suggest Americans see the issue more as one of competitive fairness than of transgender civil rights, said Jeff Jones, a senior editor for the public opinion polling firm.

Support fell for transgender athletes being able to play for teams aligned with their gender identity even among those who said they knew a transgender person, Jones said.

Likewise, the findings showed that just 26% of Americans support transgender athletes playing for teams matching their gender identity, compared to 34% two years ago.

Z Nicolazzo, an associate professor of trans studies in education at the University of Arizona, said the results show that fearmongering rhetoric accompanying the rapid rise in anti-trans legislation is having an effect.

“It’s resonating with people regardless of what the scientific evidence demonstrates,” she said.

But equally damaging, Nicolazzo said, is that Democrats and progressives are not creating “a pro-trans narrative.”

“They have not clearly come out and said we believe in science, and we believe that trans women are women and trans girls are girls,” she said. “Their silence is only aiding and abetting this doubling-down from the conservative movement.”

Issue looms as a major 2024 battleground
More than 1.6 million Americans identify as transgender, and about 1 in 5 is under 18 years old.

Republicans have seized on transgender rights as a major issue as the 2024 elections approach. More than 200 of the more than 500 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in state legislatures this year target transgender and nonbinary people, according to Human Rights Campaign, and about 40 of them would ban transgender students from playing school sports despite little evidence showing their participation posits an unfair advantage.

In April, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Women and Girls in Sports Act, which not only prohibits transgender women athletes from playing on women’s sports teams but would withhold funding from schools violating the rule. The proposal is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

Support for transgender athletes’ ability to choose to play for a team matching their gender identity fell among the three major political groups, with Republicans solidly opposed (93%) and independents largely opposed (67%). Democrats were divided on the issue, with 48% in disfavor and 47% in support.

Support for transgender athletes falls across the board
Gallup’s poll found that more people say they know someone who is transgender compared to two years ago: 39% of Americans reported that someone they knew personally told them they were transgender, up from 31% in 2021.

Nevertheless, support for transgender athletes playing on teams aligned with their gender identity has fallen both among Americans who know and who do know transgender people, the poll found.

Only 30% of people who said they knew a transgender person said they were in favor, down from 40% in 2021. Among those who did not know a transgender person, support fell from 31% in 2021 to 23% this year.
Young adults were one of the few subgroups to see support rise for transgender athletes being able to choose their sports team, climbing to 41% from 35% in 2021.

The survey also polled Americans in general about being transgender, finding that 55% considered changing one’s gender to be morally wrong, compared to 43% who said it was morally acceptable. The results illustrated slightly less acceptance than in 2021 when 51% said it was morally wrong and 46% said it was morally acceptable.

The drop occurred largely among Republicans and those who said they did not know a transgender person, with each group down seven percentage points since 2021. Those who considered changing one’s gender to be morally acceptable were mostly 18- to 29-year-olds (60%); just under a third of Americans 50 and older (32%) said it was acceptable.

In young adults, seeing both hope and uncertainty
Jones said that with younger Americans more likely to know a transgender person and to support transgender sports participation than their older counterparts, signs point toward increasingly accepting views in the future.

“In the last two decades we’ve seen a pretty significant shift in attitudes toward LGBTQ issues, and we’re almost at the point now where we were in the 1990s on same-sex marriage,” he said. “It took about 20 years for people to be comfortable with it.”

However, if people continue to view the issue as one of competitive fairness, Jones said Americans may remain wary.

Nicolazzo, of the University of Arizona, said an increase in trans acceptance as younger people age to comprise more of the American mainstream was “the hope and the goal.”

At the same time, she said that isn’t an outcome the Left can bank on without effort.

“If they don’t publicly support LGBTQ+ people and publicly rebuke conservative rhetoric that is anti-trans, Democrats are going to have a big problem,” Nicolazzo said. “Not only because they’re going to lose a voting demographic, but because they’re putting a highly marginalized population at greater risk.”

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