Biology Isn’t Bigotry: Christians, Lesbians, and Radical Feminists Unite to Fight Gender Ideology
by Emily Zinos, Public Discourse:
Public schools have a duty to serve all children, but a school cannot serve children and a totalitarian ideology all at once. For the sake of children’s well-being, Christian mothers are uniting with their radical feminist and lesbian sisters to reject the idea of “gender identity.”
As a mother of seven, I have no doubts about my conviction that biological sex is a fundamental reality; giving birth many times over has made an incredibly persuasive argument in that regard. Though I’ve been blessed with a large community of Catholic and Christian friends who share my views, in secular circles more and more people have come to see embodied sex as merely a social construct. So you can imagine my surprise when I found that I had allies in the feminist and lesbian community. Though we disagree on a multitude of issues, the Hands Across the Aisle coalition has found common ground in our shared womanhood, our concern for sex-based rights, and our collective refusal to redefine sex as gender identity.
We recently came together to speak on a panel at The Heritage Foundation. You can watch that panel here.
Everyone in this coalition has a story to tell and a reason behind her involvement. For me, it was as a mother to public school students that I first encountered the idea of gender as individualism gone mad. Likewise, it is as a mother concerned with the well-being of all children that I thoroughly reject the idea of a “gender identity.”
Read also: News reports on an article on transgender women published in the Sunday Times magazine yesterday and written by BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray. The reports refer to Dame Jenni’s references to the late Rev Carol Stone, a vicar in Bristol Diocese, who died in 2014. Rev Stone was ordained as Peter Stone in 1978 and underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2000.