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Transgender Extremism — Two Videos Show How Quickly the Absurd Became Accepted, then Mandatory

Here’s the first, thanks to my friend Ryan Anderson. If Saturday Night Live ran this sketch today, heads would likely roll:

If you don’t have time to watch, Rob Schneider plays “Jennifer Kenton,” a college student rooming with three women. The sketch is mildly amusing, featuring Schneider continually suggesting that the roommates all take a shower and walk around in their underwear — and then expressing mock indignation when they accuse him of being a man. It’s “transphobic” from start to finish.

The second video – from the Family Policy Institute of Washington – features interviews with Seattle University students regarding gender:

When you watch, the students struggle to answer whether there is any difference between men and women. Some answers:

“Umm. No? Yes? I mean possibly in general yes. But I don’t know why I think that.”

“Socially, currently, yes there is. There is no need for that difference to exist scientifically and logically.”

“If you think that you’re a male, or if you think you’re a female, that matters more than the biological difference.”

“There’s not much difference besides what society forces on people.”

It’s amusing to watch the students then identify the interviewer as a man — but immediately feel awkward about their stereotyping. Finally, they opine on whether there the difference between men and women matters, “for any reason.” The answers:

“Umm, no not really.”

“Most sociologists agree that the concept of gender is a societal construct.”

“To me? No. I don’t feel as if it matters to me because at the end of the day the person is just a person.”

“No, I don’t think it should matter.”

“The differences on a social level are just products of a biased society.”

It’s hard to deny reality, but these students give it a valiant effort. And to think — this nonsense now has the force of law, sanctioned as objective “fact” by the Department of Justice. It didn’t take long for progressives to lose their minds.

David French is a senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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