Feminist Camille Paglia is done with the left.
During an interview with The Weekly Standard, published on Thursday, feminist author and professor Camille Paglia sounded-off on the anti-science transgender movement, highlighting the disturbing trend of administering puberty blockers to children deemed transgender, which she labeled “a criminal violation of human rights.”
Paglia, an open liberal who identifies as a lesbian, explained that she’s “highly skeptical about the current transgender wave, which I think has been produced by far more complicated psychological and sociological factors than current gender discourse allows.”
“Furthermore, I condemn the escalating prescription of puberty blockers (whose long-term effects are unknown) for children,” she added. “I regard this practice as a criminal violation of human rights.”
Paglia went on to smack the Left for their anti-science stances: “[I]t is certainly ironic how liberals who posture as defenders of science when it comes to global warming (a sentimental myth unsupported by evidence) flee all reference to biology when it comes to gender,” she said.
“Biology has been programmatically excluded from women’s studies and gender studies programs for almost 50 years now,” added the feminist. “Thus very few current gender studies professors and theorists, here and abroad, are intellectually or scientifically prepared to teach their subjects.”
Always unafraid, Paglia then uttered what the Left would undoubtedly deem “hate speech”:
The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one’s birth gender for life. Intersex ambiguities can occur, but they are developmental anomalies that represent a tiny proportion of all human births.
“[N]o one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity,” she argued, adding that there should be no “state-sponsored coercion to call someone a ‘woman’ or a ‘man’ simply on the basis of his or her subjective feeling about it.”
“We may well take the path of good will and defer to courtesy on such occasions, but it is our choice alone,” she said.
The feminist ended by offering some good advice for the Democrat Party: They “must get off their high horse, lose the rabid rhetoric, and reorient themselves toward practical reality and the free country they are damned lucky to live in.”