Imagine if instead of platitudes about who we are and blather about impeachment, some genuinely interesting culture war questions were asked of the Democrat candidates at the debate tonight.
“Senator Warren, what do you say to fathers out there who are uncomfortable with the idea of a male-to-female transgendered person sitting in the stall next to their school age daughters as those daughters use the restroom?”
“Vice President Biden, what do you tell a nine year-old boy who thinks he should undergo gender reassignment surgery? Should people take pride in and accept who they are or should they undergo medical interventions to turn themselves into something they’re not–at least not yet?”
Using data from YouGov, the following graph shows the percentages, by sex and partisan affiliation, who consider transgendered people to be their biological gender. The “prefer not to say” responses (constituting 12% of the total) are not included, so the residuals represent the percentages who consider transgendered people to be their elected gender. The pink bars are for female-to-male transitions and the blue bars are for male-to-female transitions (betraying the author’s bias):
Keeping gender transition terminology straight isn’t easy. The pink bar above “Men” shows that 44% of men consider women who identify as men to still be women. The blue bar above “Men” shows that 64% of men consider men who identify as women to still be men, etc.
Men are considerably more willing to grant maleness to women who identify as men than they are to grant femaleness to men who identify as women:
This difference must be to some extent accounted for by an instinctive desire among men to protect wives and daughters from aggressive faux sheilas:
Most women–to the detriment of the future prospects of women’s sports leagues–are comfortable granting womanhood to biological males. If Fallon Fox doesn’t ring a bell as to why, watch Ladybugs.
Because the graphs are hard enough to wrap one’s head around, results by race aren’t shown. The differences are modest, with virtually no difference between whites, blacks, and others (Asians). Hispanics are more likely to consider people to be their biological rather than their elected gender.
Given that non-whites tend to be Democrat and that they are on the whole modestly more likely than whites to consider gender based on biology rather than on preference, we can deduce that white Democrats are way more progressive on the gender issue than white non-Democrats and non-white Democrats are. The Great Awokening in action again.