I don't feel she's a hater, and I think she should be allowed to speak. I'm not against trans. "But what she does feel is that female athletes should not be forced to compete against male athletes — because female bodies are different than male bodies." I agree with her.


The irony would probably be lost on the angry mob of radicals, but the circus they created Tuesday night around the 45-minute appearance of controversial feminist Meghan Murphy made them come across as obstinate, intolerant and as Murphy suggested — steeped in bigotry.

As Murphy spoke inside the Palmerston Library to a capacity crowd, the rent-a-mob of trans and LGBT people and assorted hangers-on grew louder, angrier and more intimidating to those who aren’t used to their cries of self-righteous indignation as I am.

Egged on by the ideologues at the CBC, other left-wing media and various leftist authors — enabled by Mayor John Tory who pushed to get the Toronto public library to cancel the event (not one of his finer moments) — hundreds of regressives tried to bully attendees by either holding them captive inside the library or screaming “shame, shame” as they departed, surrounded by a phalanx of cops and security guards.
Even my own MPP Jill Andrew, who appears not to need much to be fueled by the angry rhetoric, shouted “trans rights are human rights” loudly in my ear and called me a “bigot” and “not worth” her time when I tried to interview her.

In all their foolishness, they reinforced what the articulate Murphy had to say about their “regressive ideology” and the bigotry of those who were screaming outside.
“I want us to consider for a moment who in this debate is intolerant … who wishes to form their own opinion based on rational thought rather than mob mentality … who is it who has decided to vilify, hate, threaten, bully, ostracize and silence,” she said.

She suggested to the sold-out crowd that the angry mob outside have refused to listen and refused to engage.
“Bigotry is an obstinate or intolerant devotion to one’s own opinions or prejudices,” she said, noting that those who have raised concerns about the impact of gender identity ideology have been “vilified” and “ostracized” by friends and activists.
“We have essentially normalized thought crime,” she said, adding that those who don’t agree with the angry mob are threatened and have been labelled TERFS (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist.)
She said she’s been threatened with death and rape and libelled over and over again simply for asking questions about the impact of gender identify legislation on women (She was referring to Bill 16 which protects gender identity in the Human Rights Code).

So what are her views?

Murphy says she’s never said that trans people should not have rights or that they’re dangerous or should be excluded from spaces. She added that she’s never wished violence on anyone or engaged in hate speech, contrary to the contentions of those who tried to have her event cancelled.

What she has said, she told the crowd, is that trans-identified males are males — what she calls a biological reality.

“Just because a man says he’s a woman doesn’t make him a woman,” Murphy said.

They’re free to wear women’s clothing, make-up, grow their hair or get cosmetic surgery, she said.

But what she does feel is that female athletes should not be forced to compete against male athletes — because female bodies are different than male bodies.
She insists that women should not be forced either to share a washroom or room in a shelter with a transgendered male.

“I will not stand by and allow people to claim that protecting women’s rights is bigotry,” she said.
“None of this is about transphobia … it’s about women’s rights to say no to (transgendered) men.”

Thanking the crowd for not “caving” to the “angry mob,” she contended that many in the mob have been “brainwashed” and don’t even know what they’re angry about.

That, to me, was exactly what I saw Tuesday night.

It is a sad statement on free speech and where we as society are at the moment.

https://torontosun.com/news/local-ne...-murphy-circus