This past week, The New York Times published an opinion piece finally admitting that today’s LGBTQ cabal of rainbow activists is little more than a misogynistic cult that reduces women to just “a mix of body parts and gender stereotypes.”
Writing for the Times, columnist Pamela Paul described what she called the “fringe left’s misogynist agenda.”
The word “women,” said Ms. Paul, which has, for millennia, been “commonly understood” by all rational thinking people to denote genetics, physiology, biology and the basic reality of human existence, is now “verboten.” In place of this word, we now have nonsensical terms that reduce females to their biological functions; words like “pregnant people,” “birthing persons,” “menstruators” and “bodies with vaginas.”
This logically strained nomenclature has been force-fed to the American public, bemoaned Ms. Paul, as she cited President Biden’s cultural lunacy of removing biological sex from the federal register and replacing words such as “mothers” and “women” with “birthing people” and “breastfeeders” instead.
“Women didn’t fight this long and this hard only to be told we couldn’t call ourselves women anymore. This isn’t just a semantic issue; it’s also a question of moral harm, an affront to our very sense of ourselves,” she concluded.
Amen! Welcome to the side of sanity, Ms. Paul.
I have said from the very first days of the LGBTQ movement that this broken worldview could only have one logical end: the complete degradation of what it means to be a human being and that women would be the first to suffer at the hands of this grand lie.
You can’t dumb down human identity to nothing but the sum total of human inclinations and retain any modicum of human dignity. If we define ourselves by our subjective desires and not by God’s objective design, our ontology — the reality of who we are — becomes meaningless, and being a woman means absolutely nothing.
Think about it.
Today our schools teach our youngest girls that women aren’t real. Our Congress tells women they have no right to their own restrooms, sports or showers. Our corporations proudly defend the cultural appropriation of women by dysphoric men who want to act like something they are not. And today’s feminists now pretend a female is a fabrication rather than a biological fact.
The question we should all be asking is this: What could possibly be more degrading than publicly supporting the “blackfacing” of women in a manner that is just as cartoonish and insulting as it is when white people dress up in literal blackface to mimic and mock people of color?
This is misogynistic. It diminishes the woman to little more than a delusion. It disregards who she truly is. It elevates feelings over facts. It supersedes the rational by supplanting it with the emotional. Moreover, it replaces the reality of the female with the fantasy of those who seek to use her for political gain.
All of this is little more than a placard for a culture — a cult — of deception and deceit. It’s a snapshot of a people who have literally lost their minds.
When your definition of the person becomes little more than the cumulative effect of his or her sexual urges, you are admitting you think those with a given appetite are actually defined by that desire. With a not-so-thinly disguised bigotry, you are saying you think “that’s just who they are” and that their personal identity is nothing more than the totality of their libidinous inclinations. Is this not the ultimate insult to your fellow man? Is this not the grandest slur of what it means to be a woman?
The biblical model is the opposite. It elevates men and women to the highest status of all worldviews. Genesis, as well as all the rest of scripture, tells us we are the imago Dei, not the imago dog. We are made in the image of God, not the image of the animal. We are not defined by our cravings but by our creator. Ultimate meaning comes from our Lord, not our libido. We have objective identity, dignity and worth. God’s reality always trumps human emotions and passions; mine, yours, and the government’s.
This is the good news of the Gospel. Christ, himself makes it clear that, on this issue, Ms. Paul is right. No one is just a “mix of body parts and gender stereotypes.” Women are made in the image of God, and that image cannot be manipulated, coopted or changed by a bunch of delusional sexual activists bent on denying reality and acting like dogs.
• Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).