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Paglia: ‘Transgender Mania is a Symptom of Cultural Collapse’

21st Century Wire says…

Does this explain the sudden rise of ‘transgender mania’ throughout the mainstream media and entertainment complex?

Ever since North Carolina became the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings and schools that match the sex on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity – the “transgender” political issue has dominated American media headlines.

Similarly, last year it was reality TV celebrity Caitlin (Bruce) Jenner who grabbed the lion’s share of media impressions.

Jenner
Suddenly, all things transgender have been elevated to media prominence.

For Jenner (photo, above), this cosmetic journey has quickly snowballed into a hundred million dollar media empire, but beyond the reality TV voyeur sideshow, what is really driving this latest quasi-pop zeitgeist?

Author and academic Camille Paglia has branded the rise of what she calls ‘transgender mania’, as a ‘symptom of cultural collapse’. Paglia says:

“Sex reassignment surgery, even today with all of its advances, cannot in fact change anyone’s sex.”

“Ultimately, every single cell in the human body, the DNA in that cell, remains coded for your biological birth.”

“I think that the transgender propagandists make wildly inflated claims about the multiplicity of gender.”

“Everywhere in the world you find this pattern in ancient times: that as a culture begins to decline, you have an efflorescence of transgender phenomena. That is a symptom of cultural collapse.”

Watch the full interview with the author below, where she brands parents who help young children attempt to change their gender as ‘child abusers’:

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