FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2018 file photo, Christine Hallquist, a transgender utility executive seeking the Democratic nomination to run for governor of Vermont, talks about her candidacy in Johnson, Vt. Hallquist plans to officially launch her campaign for the Democratic nomination to run for governor with an event in Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Morrisville, Vt. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File).
On Tuesday, Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary in the state of Vermont and is officially the party’s gubernatorial candidate.
Such a win would normally not receive much attention at all. However, Hallquist, who spent most of his life by the given name ‘David’, now lives as a transgender woman. As we’re well aware, that in itself launches him to a place of prominence among Leftists.
As an actual, biological female, I find such obsessions not only irritating but downright insulting. Hallquist was not born a female, has not lived life as a female, and, despite hormonal manipulation, surgical mutilation, and cosmetic changes is still not a female. Nor shall he ever be one. Celebrating his victory as a female is an artificial attempt at inclusion, and actual women should loudly reject it.
It’s ironic (or maybe not) that a Leftist worldview, which so often includes disparaging remarks against The Patriarchy, would wholeheartedly embrace a male’s attempt to claim the mantle of femininity for himself. Is that not the height of domination? Must those with XY chromosomes intrude on our XX land, place a flag, and claim they’ve conquered a new territory?
It is nothing but a mockery of what’s natural, and I will counter it at every turn.
Because of the focus on the superficial, there is a shocking lack on interest when it comes to the substance of the candidate himself. Hallquist wasn’t even thinking of running for office three years ago, favors positions held by fellow Vermonter Bernie Sanders, and can’t even explain what socialism is to members of the media…while he talks about how much he prefers that very economic system.
.@JohnBerman: when faced with [capitalism and socialism] , you look more favorable on the ideas behind socialism.
Christine Hallquist: Yes, and I’m not sure I even know what socialism is. pic.twitter.com/PZaFPRc7fI
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 15, 2018
Hallquist is neither ready for office nor actually a “Christine”. This hasn’t stopped breathless Vermonters from singing Hallquist’s praises, though. Just exactly what they’re cheering for remains to be seen.
As I’ve stated before, I feel for those individuals dealing with gender dysphoria. The disconnect between what they see in the mirror and what they feel must truly be heartbreaking. However, as with other mental delusions, we should not support treatment that seeks to mask the problem or trick the afflicted with an alternate reality. By prescribing extreme physical and hormonal changes, we’re doing the opposite of what needs to be done. Of course, adults are free to make their own decisions, but I believe this artifice does more damage in the long run.
It remains to be seen whether Hallquist will be victorious against the incumbent, Republican Governor Phil Scott. In the Leftist stronghold of Vermont, Scott, who enjoys high popularity, is a favorite among Democrats. It would be quite the feat for the Democratic candidate to pull off a win in the general election. That hasn’t been done to an incumbent in that New England state since the early 1960s. If so, a man presenting himself as a woman will have made history.
Even as the tide begins to shift toward not just acceptance but blanket praise of transgenderism, this biological female will continue to speak the truth.
After all, someone must.
Kimberly Ross is a senior contributor at RedState and a contributor to the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.