“The “I was born in the wrong body” rhetoric favored by other trans people doesn’t work any better and is just as offensive, reducing us to our collective breasts and vaginas. Imagine the reaction if a young white man suddenly declared that he was trapped in the wrong body and, after using chemicals to change his skin pigmentation and crocheting his hair into twists, expected to be embraced by the black community.”
These were the words of ELINOR BURKETT from an opinion piece in the New York Times.
Well, Elinor, your scenario kinda came true yesterday. Go to the last minute or so and you will see a woman react like a deer in the headlights. She was confronted on her perpetual lies:
Summary from the NY times:
The parents of a civil rights activist in Spokane, Wash., say their daughter has misrepresented herself as black for years, spurring a growing discussion on social media about race and identity.
Rachel Dolezal, 37, the president of the N.A.A.C.P. chapter in Spokane and a part-time professor in the Africana Studies program at Eastern Washington University, has said on at least one application that she is black, as well as white and Native American.
Members of civil rights organizations in the Spokane area say Ms. Dolezal has claimed that she is part African-American. Claims that she received hate mail in late February and March generated much local media coverage and more than a little skepticism.
But Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal told a local television station Thursday that their daughter is Caucasian and had changed her appearance over time to look black. “She chose to represent herself as an African-American woman or a biracial person, and that’s simply not true,” Ruthanne Dolezal said.
Ms. Dolezal deflected questions Thursday about her race.
“I feel like I owe my executive committee a conversation” before publicly discussing the “multilayered” issue, she told The Spokesman-Review in Spokane.
“That question is not as easy as it seems,” she said.
In a statement on Friday, the N.A.A.C.P. said, “The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record,” noting that “one’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership.”
At first we had cis-gender, transgender, gender non-conforming. Now we have: TransRacial? Racial non-confirming? Cis-racial? Is this self Identity stuff getting a little crazy or what?
I feel this is the revolution eating its own.
Can I change my “race” because I like heavy metal? Can I change my race and call myself white because I feel like it at any time? What if all of a sudden I wanted to be a white man or a white woman…just because I felt like it? What if Dolezal hadn’t lied about her ancestry, but simply said “I was white but now I want you to address me as a black person”? How would people feel about that?
Caitlyn Jenner, and now this woman have opened up a can of worms that is incredibly complex and potentially divisive.
Matt Walsh summed up how I feel about much of this with this quote from a blog post:
According to mainstream feminist wisdom, there is no such thing as a “female brain” or a “female soul” or “feeling like a female.” By the words of every liberal who has ever said anything on the subject of women’s rights in the past four decades, how you dress, look, think, and feel have nothing to do with your womanhood. Usually it would be offensive and sexist to accuse a woman of acting like, thinking like, or feeling like a woman.
Yet now, suddenly, emotions and looks define a woman so severely that a man can actually become one if he claims to experience feelings that he assumes are feminine?
The whole thing contradicts itself.
Feminism and transgenderism say two opposing things about what it means to be a woman. In fact, feminists have come up with the term “neurosexism” to condemn the misogynistic and “pseudo-scientific” idea that male and females brains are different. But Bruce Jenner claims he has “the brain of a female,” so how does this work? Do you mean to tell me that the only people who can have female brains are males?
Meanwhile, feminists regularly insist that the absence of a uterus and a vagina excludes men from having an opinion about things like abortion. So a man can’t have ideas about women’s issues because he lacks the correct anatomy, but he can actually be a woman despite lacking the correct anatomy?
How does that make any kind of sense?
Transgenderism and feminism cannot coexist. Progressives can’t have both.
They’ll just have to choose.
For my part, I agree that a man can never lay claim to womanhood. I also agree that there is such a thing as a female brain and a female soul — and by extension female emotions and female personalities and female characteristics — but the trouble is that female brains and souls are always contained securely in female bodies. A man will never be born with a sloth’s heart or a rhino’s liver or a birch tree’s root system, just as he will never be born with a woman’s brain.
It’s apparent that this woman has major psychological issues. Being exposed as a fraud nationally is incredibly embarrassing.
Racial and sexual identity are real issues and must be discussed. We must get to an understanding that we are all humans, have differences and hopefully will be able to enjoy them instead of use them to claim the biggest victim.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with being white. There is nothing wrong with white people helping out “colored people” in the NAACP or in any other way. A lie is a lie no matter how much you do for a community. Why can’t she be a community activist for whoever she wants to without lying about who she really is? Is she embarrassed to be white?
Then we have to get into the “hate speech,” “hate crime” stuff. Can a black person commit a hate crime against a white woman? She was a supposed target of a “hate crime.”
This whole thing is rather silly.
In a follow up interview:
She said it’s more important for her to “clarify” this with the black community than to “explain it to a community that I, quite frankly, don’t think really understands the definitions of race and ethnicity.”
Dolezal considers herself to be black and rejects the label “African-American.”
Watch her video HERE: http://www.mediaite.com/…/rachel-dolezal-i-dont-give…/