July 20, 2024

A short lesson on the facts of life

The howls of contempt when Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre stated the obvious this week are as predictable as they are incomprehensible.

In response to a media question, Poilievre waded into the trans rights controversy, stating what polls show a majority of Canadians believe: that female bathrooms, female change rooms, and female sports are for females.

You could almost hear the gasp of horror from activists and some media types who would have you believe these are the death throes of a dinosaur in the tar pit.

Echoing the beliefs of most rational people, Poilievre said, “female spaces should be exclusively for females, not for biological males.”

With just a hint of disapproval, many news outlets reported that Conservative Party members voted for a similar motion at their convention last year, no doubt hoping to portray them as knuckle-dragging transphobes.

Instead, most Canadians, especially women or those who have daughters, wives, sisters or mothers, quietly nodded their heads. Adults are free to live their lives as they see fit. It only becomes a problem when they invade the private places of other people.

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