Matt Walsh is wrong about feminism and trans ideology, but he doesn't care
Matt Walsh says feminism is at fault for trans ideology, but his argument is based on straw men
I am falling for the trap set for me by Matt Walsh. The one where he tweets something provocative in order to gain attention and get himself trending yet again. One can criticize Walsh for many things, but he is very good at feeding the beast. I’d ignore it, except I can’t. Because he gets so much wrong, and the people who love him believe him.
Today, Walsh released a video on Twitter, explaining:
So-called “gender critical” feminists like Helen Joyce fail to understand how feminism itself set the stage for trans ideology. The trans mania never would have taken hold of our society without feminists setting the stage for it.
Now, I love criticizing feminists as much as the next guy. I have also done my best to admit to areas in which feminism failed and may have indeed contributed to the current “confusion” around the difference between men and women. I do think feminism fought too hard to say that women and men were equally as capable in every arena, and to argue that those who denied total and literal equality between the sexes were guilty of — shrieks — “sexism!”