An unholy trinity of leftwing research organizations teamed up to create a guide to help leftists win people over to their radical position on boys competing in women and girls’ sports. The guide spells out what arguments work, what arguments don’t, and specific language changes leftists can make to win over as many “persuadables” as possible. Conservatives should pay close attention. We need to know what tricks the left is using so we know how to counter them.
The guide starts by making clear that liberals should make their apologetics for transgenderism all about the “Race Class Narrative,” which is the fancy way of saying that if you don’t agree with us, you are racist. It then goes on to say that a strong argument for transgenderism broadly focuses on the freedom to be one’s authentic self rather than being boxed in by societal norms, such as the biological fact that only two genders exist. The guide also mentions that liberals would be more persuasive if they paint conservatives as trying to suppress all young people, rather than talking about how transgender athletes suppress young people’s ability to compete in sports.
This liberal guide to transgenderism goes on to break down the ideal pro-transgender argument into its component parts. Listen closely, because this could be coming to a school board meeting near you. First, the guide says to lead with a shared value, such as the Golden Rule of how we should treat others the way we want to be treated. Second, call out conservative leaders as villains trying to hurt transgenders in order to further their own power. Third, call these conservative leaders racists. Fourth, end with a positive note about how much better the world will be if we let boys compete in girls sports.
As conservatives, we don’t have to guess how the left will try to destroy girls’ sports. They’ve laid everything out for us in one convenient handout. It’s our job to be familiar with their arguments, and be prepared to counter them by talking about the real harms women and girls face when their ability to compete fairly and openly in sports is diminished by boys pretending to be girls.