A Passionate Rebuttal to the Nadrich “Trans Ideology” Interview
After a disappointing interview on the transgender rights movement, DailyClout can bring social healing, compassion and wisdom by interviewing these important voices.
In her interview with Ora Nadrich, doula Isabella Malbin manifests, sadly, the gross anti-intellectualism that is so prevalent in much of the podcasting atmosphere of our time.
Ms. Malbin had an unfortunate experience in her volunteer group of progressive “woke” doulas, formed an impression about what all transgender persons must think and believe, and has shared this view with an interviewer, Ora Nadrich, who seems supportive, with whom she can commiserate via Zoom.
While the interviewer and interviewee fretted over whether they and all women are being erased, I cannot help but wonder how our transgender brothers and sisters, who come from all walks of life and points of view, must have felt erased by a distinctly non-mindful, linear conversation between two individuals that culminated with an intimation that transgender people are more likely to be mass shooters; an absurd intimation made in societal context wherein grievance killings from all ideological and psychological strands are tragically commonplace.
As a cisgender man I do not feel erased in the slightest by the life journeys of transgender men. Dare I suggest that if any other cisgender people, male or female, sincerely feel so vulnerable as to be “erased” by our trans fellow human beings that perhaps they ought to check whether the lead in their own pencil is sharp enough before they worry about the eraser on the tip.
I am a man who rolls out of bed in the morning without thinking twice about my maleness. As the volatile discourse on transgender issues is showing, there are people, trans and cisgender, who put a great deal of mental elbow grease into thinking about their gender roles and identities. As disciple of Jesus, my instinct is to want to protect and support those whose emotional interface with their gender status yields a more sensitive, caring heart. For those whose emotional interface with their gender status yields fierce insecurities and, in turn, leads them to become political attack dogs against innocent people, I hope some other life event will cause a softening of their hearts.
While there are very legitimate social and political problems that have to be sorted out on the transgender issue, including the fundamental right of women to be completely safe and protected in vulnerable settings, such resolutions will only come from individuals who generate love, light, and yes, mindfulness.
Here are three suggestions for mindful, heart-centered interviewees on transgender issues that DailyClout may want to consider:
Martina Navratilova, a great lady who has articulated a humane, fair, and mature approach to the concerns regarding transgender issues in professional sports:
Rabbi Daniel Bogard, a beautiful and loving Missouri dad of a transgender child. Here is a clip of him speaking last summer on behalf of his child at a St. Louis interfaith faith service for the transgender community. He said that he and his wife are having the kind of conversations that Jews in Europe had in the early 1930s:
Shannon Minter, a renowned American civil rights attorney, who also happens to be one of the most humble human beings alive, and who also happens to be a transgender man:
I hope that adding these important voices to DailyClout’s mix will serve to rebut Ms Malbin’s reductive view of trans people.
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