Breakthrough: NY Times Story on Trans Athletes More Proof Dems Are Losing 'Woke' Culture War Advantage

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We’ve written before here about how recent events in politics and beyond are solid evidence that the culture war tide is changing favorably in the direction of conservatives and other independent-minded people in this country who are fed up to here with the radical left’s unwanted domineering influence in just about every facet of our lives, including most concerningly via their ongoing attempts at indoctrinating children at a very early age in classrooms on CRT and LGBTQ matters.


We saw such a scenario play out in the 2021 elections in Virginia, where Glenn Youngkin defeated Terry McAuliffe as part of a red sweep of statewide offices after the latter said the quiet part out loud during a September 2021 debate about how he didn’t “think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” It’s an understatement to say how much that admission dramatically changed the course for both nominees in that race, as indicated in polling data revealed just days before the election that showed a dramatic shift to Youngkin among voters whose biggest priority was public education (read: parents and other concerned citizens).

The backlash against “woke” has also been seen in the entertainment industry, as noted by my colleague Brandon Morse in a piece from earlier this month on how Netflix was canceling some of its “woke” programming. This news came just a week or so after reports surfaced that Netflix also put their leftist employees on notice that if they were triggered by certain types of shows then maybe Netflix wasn’t the place for them.

With that thought in mind, and also with the knowledge that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pushback against “woke” Disney’s virtue signaling seems to have had a ripple effect on corporate America’s meddling in politics, we turn to what I call a “breakthrough” piece that was published in the New York Times Sunday where, shocker of shockers, the debate over transgender women in women’s sports was presented mostly through the lens of those who oppose moves to allow those who were born men but who now identify as female to compete in women’s sports.


The story is too lengthy to go into too much depth here, but what was especially stunning to me was how even the transgender activists who the reporter interviewed inadvertently inserted their feet into their mouths and were not portrayed in a sympathetic light as we typically see in other MSM stories. Their eye-opening quotes spoke for themselves. Among other negatives, the activists were highly dismissive of the legitimate concerns over being silenced and losing opportunities, concerns that were expressed not only by female athletes but also by medical professionals who by and large did not dispute that transgender women have inherent advantages when they compete in women’s sports that in most cases cannot be overcome even with hormone-suppressing therapy.

Contrasting the two – trans activists who had a “who cares what they think?” attitude and those who oppose what they’re trying to do to women’s sports – one came away from this New York Times piece really feeling for the plight of female athletes, precisely because what the reporter did was to simply share facts and interview all the players involved while letting readers form their own opinions – which is what reporting is supposed to be like.


My point here is not to reward the New York Times a cookie for doing their jobs, but to point out that pieces like this by “straight news” outlets that give a better overall picture of the debate rather than just one side of it are rare to the point of almost being non-existent. So when they happen, it’s important to acknowledge them as part of the broader cultural shifts that are happening in America as a result of the radical left overplaying their hand.

As I’ve said before, conservatives now own the CRT debate, as there are many parts of the country where CRT was implemented or was attempted to be implemented but educators pulled back due to the outcry from concerned parents, people who were unafraid to speak up because they knew their children’s futures were on the line. Conservatives and like-minded folks stood firm on this, and their hard work is paying off.

The same scenario is also beginning to play out in the transgender debate, too, but only if people are willing to continue to do the hard work and stand up against it – and with no apologies. I hate to sound cliche here, but the futures of young girls depends on what happens now. People can mumble and grumble from the sidelines or they can make sure their voices get heard, loud and proud. It’s just as simple as that.


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