By Alyssa Guzman
Published Oct. 12, 2023,
Dylan Mulvaney, the trans-identifying social-media influencer, is at it again.From National Review: Male ‘Woman of the Year’ Complains People Don’t See Him as a Woman
After nearly single-handedly decimating Bud Light sales, Mulvaney traveled to the U.K. to be honored by Attitude magazine — which I admit I had never heard of — as its “Woman of the Year.”
“Some see me as woman of the year,” Mulvaney said in his acceptance speech. “And some people don’t see me as a woman at all. No matter how hard I try, or what I wear, or what I say, or what surgeries I get, I will never reach an acceptable version of womanhood by those hateful people’s standards.”
Correct. Only we’re not hateful — just in touch with reality.
Clearly, Mulvaney is a troubled young man. Still, whether wittingly or not, he’s advancing a sinister and misogynistic ideology. The level of criticism he receives is in proportion to the level of attention he seeks.
Remember when we used to tell young girls that they should not seek to define themselves by others’ approval, nor by their wardrobes, and certainly not by what cosmetic surgeries they get? Remember when we tried to offer them female role models with intelligence, talent, and character who do more than satisfy a superficial obsession with appearances celebrated by pop culture?
Well, the Mulvaney method tells young women not only that appearances matter most but that — even in that realm — it’s men who make the best women. How’s that for female empowerment?