The title of this piece is a loose version of a quote that put me smack into the center of a massive controversy within the gaming journalism community that would eventually get me removed from it.
In a sane world, this quote would be pretty harmless. I’m essentially saying that if you’d like to be trans then that’s your prerogative, but you and I both know it’s not a biological fact, and if someone doesn’t want to say that you’re a woman because you’re really a man, then you shouldn’t force them to in any way, shape, or form.
And while the vast majority of readers may live in that sane world with me, there are many who don’t, and many who would rather capitulate to the outrage mob besides. Sadly, those who do capitulate are a very large part of the populace and have become so large that it’s infected everything in our society from our laws to the way we handle our children. People, like me, have lost out on job opportunities because they spoke the truth, and not even a truth that should be difficult to accept.