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The latest dust-up involving transgenderism has ensnared Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in its tentacles, which now seem to reach into every aspect of American life. In comments last week, Carson had the audacity to suggest that some women in shelters, many of whom have faced abuse from men, are not comfortable with “big, hairy men” being in the facilities.
In a department-wide email on Friday Carson sought to tamp down the controversy, pointing out that it was women’s groups who were raising these concerns with him: “During a recent meeting with local staff in San Francisco, I made reference to the fact that I had heard from many women’s groups about the difficulty they were having with women’s shelters because sometimes men would claim to be women, and that HUD’s policy required the shelter to accept—without question—the word of whoever came in, regardless of what their manifested physical characteristics appeared to be.”
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A vital two words in those remarks are “without question,” by which Carson means that the only operable standard at the moment is what an applicant to a shelter claims as his or her sex. This is a nonsensical standard, bereft of any scientific evidence, and which places the feelings of men who believe they are women over the rights of vulnerable women to feel safe in their shelters.
But this was not good enough for trans activists, who refuse to believe that any opposition or even questioning of their assault on thousands of years of consensus on the differences between men and women is anything but pure bigotry. The president of the Human Rights Campaign, Alphonso David, had this to say: “Ben Carson has spent his career in politics expressing disgust toward the existence of transgender people. From his comments on trans people in the military to...
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