A Guardian reporter has claimed that anyone who doesn’t subscribe to transgender ideology is a ‘fascist’.
Julia Carrie-Wong, a Harvard-trained journalist based in San Francisco, was tweeting about the media’s treatment of transgender issues when she made the remark on Twitter.
“I think we are entering a period where the most significant political distinction will be fascist and anti-fascist.
“It’s really important to understand that transphobia is one of the most powerful entry points for fascism today — and to act on it,” she said.
She was writing in response to a New York Times op-ed by journalist Pamela Paul, in which Paul said the left is inadvertently disenfranchising women by diminishing the meaning of being a woman with progressive trans activism.
One of The Guardian’s American reporters, Julia Carrie Wong, tweeted how she thinks people who question ‘trans ideology’ are fascists
Wong made the comments on his personal Twitter account early Sunday morning
Wong, who transitioned from a reporter to an editorial role, recently continued her Twitter rant for several hours on Sunday morning
“Today, a number of academics, ultra-progressives, transgender activists, civil liberties organizations and medical organizations work for the opposite purpose: to deprive women of their humanity, reducing them to a mix of body parts and gender stereotypes.
“But despite a spirit of inclusion, the result has been to sideline women,” Paul wrote in his column.
Wong and other reporters sympathized in the comments section of his Twitter feed.
“One thing about legacy publications’ policy of prohibiting their employees from being honest about their political views in public is that a person can rise to an incredibly powerful position in an industry without anyone knowing about it. his prejudices and his fanaticism.”
‘Really wild how full she is now [sic] like every fucking week it’s anti-revival on explosion,’ she said in an apparent reference to Paul.
Others have called Paul a “Bari Weiss cover band”.
Weiss, who now runs her own Substack newsletter and podcast, quit The Times because she felt any unawakened opinion was not tolerated when publishing.
Wong attended Harvard University and the University of Iowa. She kicked off her tirade by claiming that the British press and its “status quo of transphobia” were leaking into American journalism.
“I don’t have a lot of wins to report when it comes to fighting this in a post, but I will say that I think it’s imperative to fight it,” she said.
The Guardian had no comment.
Wong was quickly taken to task by other Twitter users who tried to get her back on track
Another Twitter user suggested The Guardian would be better off sticking to journalism rather than sparking political theories on transgender issues
The heart of the current transgender rights debate largely centers on whether transgender women should have access to all female-only spaces and whether children who identify as transgender should receive medical treatment before be 18 years old.
Some so-called ‘gender-critical’ activists – including Harry Potter author JK Rowling – have suggested it could be dangerous to leave trans women in domestic violence shelters or women-only prisons .
But proponents of trans rights say transgender people are among the most vulnerable to violence and deserve protection.
Participation in women’s sports is another flashpoint, with the critical gender movement galvanized by controversial UPenn trans swimmer Lia Thomas.
Thomas, a former UPenn student who transitioned from male to female, sparked global outrage and accusations of unfairness after going to the pool and breaking records, while hammering rivals, in a college-level racing series.
International competitive swimming body FINA has since introduced much tougher rules to allow trans women to participate in the sport, after saying that athletes who go through male puberty generally enjoy considerable physical advantages over their rivals who go through female puberty, even after hormone treatment.