— Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) March 29, 2019
I mean, really.
Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.”
Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female.
Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.
I’m one of the lucky ones. Despite participating in medical transgenderism for six years, my body is still intact. Most people who desist from transgender identities after gender changes can’t say the same.
…After convincing myself that I was a woman during a severe mental health crisis, I visited a licensed nurse practitioner in early 2013 and asked for a hormone prescription. “If you don’t give me the drugs, I’ll buy them off the internet,” I threatened.
Although she’d never met me before, the nurse phoned in a prescription for 2 mg of oral estrogen and 200 mg of Spironolactone that very same day.
…I do not have any disorders of sexual development. All of my sexual confusion was in my head. I should have been treated. Instead, at every step, doctors, judges, and advocacy groups indulged my fiction.
Your job is to wave and wear hats, Meghan.
You're overstepping, clown princess.
We can certainly coo over your celebrity-status marriage into our Royal Family, but you don't get to selectively slag our history to suit your SJW pals.
An actress is not dictating to us. Time to shut up.https://t.co/s1MRmZ0YeZ
— UK Rants: #StandUp4Brexit (@uk_rants) February 17, 2019
Paul Wells: You thought this government was about family benefits and boil-water advisories? The Lavalin affair offers a glimpse of the real scene—maybe the real Canada.
Joram van Klaveren, an ex-member of the notoriously anti-Islamic Party for Freedom (PVV), told Dutch TV show NieuwLicht that while writing his book, he “came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter.”
“It feels a bit like a religious homecoming for me,” he said in an interview.
PVV founder, right-wing politician Geert Wilders, denounced van Klaveren’s conversion following the announcement, comparing it to “a vegetarian going to work in a slaughterhouse,” the Independent reports.
…It’s worth noting that van Klaveren was not really all that “far-right” to begin with. He left Wilders’s party after Wilders said he wanted fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, which seems like common sense. The Netherlands is, after all, quite a small country, and there’s no reason why there should be a moral imperative for it to absorb more Moroccans.
However, on a deeper level this reflects the pattern described in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission. As has been noted before, those disgusted with the spiritually exhausted Western Civilization are going to look for alternatives.
…As Islam reaches a critical mass within the West, expect more conversions and even the creation of a new form of the faith.
UK Retail Giant refuses to Submit!
Man calls for a Boycott of Marks & Spencer stores after claiming he saw “Allah” written on the the Aloe Vera toilet paper
Marks & Spencer refused to pull the product & stated it was an an aloe vera leaf!
Never Forget Nike & Amazon Submitted! pic.twitter.com/UxrX3987so
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) January 21, 2019
Richard Overton, the country’s oldest living man and WWII veteran, has died at age 112.
His cousin, Volma Overton Jr., confirmed the news to the Austin American-Statesman on Thursday.
The news came days after Overton was reportedly admitted into a hospital with pneumonia last week. He reportedly died in a rehab facility in Texas.
Overton served in World War II and had built a reputation for his liking for cigars and whiskey. Though he credited God for his long life, Overton told a local Fox station in a previous interview that his vices also helped as well.
A black SUV pulled up to Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah’s home in Southeast Portland two weeks before his June 2017 trial.
Noorah, a Saudi national charged the year before in the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl crossing Hawthorne Boulevard, had a bag packed that Saturday afternoon.
The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away.
That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and flummoxed.
Law enforcement officials now say they believe Noorah got an illicit passport and boarded a plane — likely a private carrier — to flee the country.
Despite unknowns in the ongoing investigation, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals Service are all but certain who helped orchestrate the remarkable escape: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
U.S. officials learned only recently from the Saudi government that Noorah arrived back home 18 months ago.
“We’re doing everything we can to get him back,” said Eric Wahlstrom, a supervisory deputy U.S. marshal in Oregon.
I knew these people thought this way, but I am shocked to read anyone admit it quite this openly. As always, check out the comments. (BTW, I’m getting mixed messages on whether people are or are not able to read a few Spectator articles free per month. Any feedback appreciated.)
‘It was late, and a friend and I were left to talk Brexit. He’s a keen and convinced Tory Brexiteer MP but to stay friends we have tended to steer off the topic. This, however, felt like a moment to talk.
The conversation taught me nothing about Brexit, something about him, and a lot about myself and the strain of Conservatism I now realise I’m part of — and which is part of me. Oddly, then, this column is not really about Brexit, but about trusting the people. I don’t. Never have and never will. Our conversation forced me to confront the fact.
…As I’m not running for office (any more – Ed.) I shall not pull punches.
Tories like me, and I think we used to be in the majority, see good governance as an effort to live with democracy rather than to an effort to live by democracy. It is why we were so chary about referendums in the first place. We are wary of the populace and instinctively hostile to the instincts of the mob. We see the popular will as a sometimes dangerous thing, to be handled, guided, and on key occasions (and subtly) thwarted.
…When I first went into politics, initially as a researcher, in 1977, it was commonplace among us Tories to see and describe ‘the will of the people’ not as our mentor but as a rock to be navigated. Capital punishment and judicial flogging were very popular with the public. The hanging debate at party conferences was an annual nightmare for our leading spokesmen, but I never heard it suggested, even by colleagues who supported the return of these punishments, that we should bring them back because the people wanted it… This subversion of democracy (in Theresa May’s phrase) caused me embarrassment, but not a second’s guilt. Sod democracy: hanging was wrong.‘
Worth a watch:
The liberal elite have complete contempt for the working class in America and Britain. pic.twitter.com/9iEChohdVv
— chloe westley (@LowTaxChloe) December 4, 2018
BOSTON — A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school.
The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that as of Thursday, it had received more than 500 notes from across the country for the 10-year-old.
The girl, whose name officials haven’t released, is in fifth grade at Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Boston.
School officials say she received threatening notes in her classroom storage bin on two occasions this month. One note said, “You are a terrorist.” The other read, “I will kill you.”
Sumaiya Zama, the Massachusetts chapter’s director of community advocacy, said she’s “incredibly heartened” by the outpouring of support, particularly the “powerful messages” people from different faiths shared.