Watch: Science explainer Neil DeGrasse Tyson converts to transgenderism
08/04/2023 // News Editors // Views

Each person’s male or female biology is subordinate to the “gender” they display with their clothes and makeup, says Neil deGrasse Tyson, the progressive science explainer.

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His conversion to the progressives’ transsexual anti-science ideology has prompted hoots and laughter from critics.

DeGrasse Tyson is revising “1950s gender stereotypes to justify an [transgender] ideology that leads to sterilization” of teenagers, responded Chloe Cole, a young woman who was swept up by transsexualism when she was an insecure teenager. Cole scoffed:

How about we stop confusing basic human biology with cosmetics? Like, what a weird jump. I don’t wear makeup stuff. If I leave the house without makeup on, does that make me like 70 percent male?

He is “either clueless and incurious about the gender critical [anti-transgenderism] perspective … or he’s pretending to miss the point” that a person’s attitude, character, and clothing have no impact on their male or female sex, responded Colin Wright, a well-regarded critic of transgenderism. He added:

If he would bother to consult actual critics of gender ideology for their perspectives …. he would understand that the current debates [over transgenderism] are about legitimate concerns over eliminating sex-based laws and protections for women and girls as a class rooted in biology rather than a shared desire to wear eyeliner.

DeGrasse Tyson, the much-touted advocate for science, embraced transgenderism in a recent episode of Stephen A. Smith’s podcast:

My point is apparently the [biological] XX/XY chromosomes are insufficient because when we wake up in the morning, we exaggerate whatever feature we want to portray, the gender of our choice … Suppose no matter my [XX or XY] chromosomes, today I feel 80 percent female, 20 male. I’m going to put on makeup.

Tomorrow I might feel 80 percent male. I’ll remove the makeup and I’ll wear a muscle shirt.

Why do you care? What business is it of yours to require that I fulfill your inability to think of gender on a spectrum?

Many — not all — male transsexuals insist their “female gender” identity actually converts them into biological women.

“Gender ideology … is the belief that what makes someone fundamentally a woman, girl, man, or boy is their subjective identity instead of objective biology,” said an August 1 response from Wright. “A lot more follows from and interlocks with this core belief, but that’s the foundational premise.”

Wright wrote:

The current debates have nothing to do with a refusal to acknowledge and accept sex-atypical behaviors and expressions. In reality, they are about legitimate concerns over eliminating sex-based laws and protections for women and girls as a class rooted in biology rather than a shared desire to wear eyeliner. They are about preserving sex-segregated intimate spaces for the safety and dignity of women and girls.

“If this was only truly about aesthetics, nobody would care,” Cole responded:

It’s my business because you’re using 1950s gender stereotypes to justify an ideology that leads to sterilization and mastectomies of 15-year-old girls who just don’t fit in. [with teenager cliques]. Girls like me. I wonder what gender he was when he recorded this? He doesn’t have a muscle shirt on, right? No spray tan …. He’s probably like 50% male.

Because the only thing that you’ve established in this video is that men wear trousers and tank tops, but women, they wear lipstick and dresses …

“There may be only two sexes … but there are an infinite number of personalities: I mean, it really doesn’t take a degree in astrophysics to understand that,” she said.

Richard Dawkins, a British scientist, also ridiculed the suggestion that people can change their sex by adopting different words:

“Sex really is binary — here’s no question about it,” Dawkins said in a recent conversation with Irish-born Helen Joyce, another critic of transgenderism.

“To me as a biologist, [it is] distinctly weird [that] people can simply declare, ‘I am a woman though I have a penis,'” Dawkins said.

“What we were talking about here [is] an intensely linguistic movement,” said Joyce. “There isn’t a sense in which a man can become a woman except linguistically.”

Numerous polls show that the public is increasingly rejecting transgenderism — even as it sympathizes with confused youths — despite relentless, near-universal, pro-transgender agitprop in establishment media outlets.

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