women and children

The Left’s War on Women and Children

28 April 2022

6.4 MINS

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been attacked by the Left on two fronts, regarding women’s rights vis-a-vis transgender athletes, and how having healthy children is a blessing. While howling down their opposition, the Left tries to drown out their own hypocrisy.

That the secular left seems to hate women and children has been known for quite some time now. How many articles have I penned over the years documenting this very matter? And with the Australian federal election campaign now in full swing, we see more disturbing evidence of this. Plenty of examples can be mentioned here, but let me focus on just two of them.

Both involve Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is being hated on and demonised by the Left because of some recent comments. The first has to do with his support of the Liberal candidate for the seat of Warringah, Katherine Deves. She has been speaking out against men in women’s sports, and ScoMo has supported her.


But the leftist lynch mob has gone after her and Morrison, so much so that she had to remove content and apologise for some things she has said. She has nothing to apologise for, however. As one news report says:

Scott Morrison’s ‘captain’s pick’ for the seat of Warringah, Katherine Deves, has apologised for describing trans kids as “surgically mutilated and sterilised”. Ms Deves issued a public apology for the language after news.com.au revealed she had wiped her social media accounts, including posts that said she was ”triggered” by the LGBT rainbow flag.

She also posted graphic topless images of a trans teenager who had undergone ‘top surgery’ to remove their breasts. “My advocacy for the rights and safety of women and girls is well known, and I stand by my desire to ensure we protect the safety of women and girls and our entire community,’’ Ms Deves told news.com.au.

A piece in the Australian Spectator offers more info on this story:

Katherine Deves is the co-founder of the lobby group Save Women’s Sport. The goal of the group is summed up in its three-word title; it wishes to ensure that female sports in Australia are the sole preserve of biological females. Transgender women (i.e. biological men) should not be allowed to compete in women’s sports at either the amateur, schoolyard or professional levels.

The reasons are self-evident: allowing biological boys or men to participate in the intimate activities that sports involve is not only unfair in terms of the sports themselves but poses physical and sexual risks to the safety of the girls. As Ramesh Thakur points out in this week’s cover story, there are now ‘brilliant women being robbed of recognition and rewards by men who can’t beat other men. No surprise that amateur girls and women are reported to be quitting sports in droves after facing male-bodied opponents.’

The bedwetters in the NSW Liberal party, led by the likes of Matt Kean and Trent Zimmerman, are desperately trying to disendorse Katherine Deves, falsely labelling her ‘transphobic’ and smearing her with misquotes from her social media accounts and words taken out of context.

Thankfully various other voices are being heard on the crusading trans activists, and these include major Australian athletes. Emma McKeon is one of them:

Queensland swimming superstar Emma McKeon has become the latest female athlete to wade into the searing sporting and political controversy over transgender athletes, claiming it wouldn’t be fair to have to defend her record against a trans swimmer.

Despite arguing transgender women should be included in the sport and Australian swimming should adopt an inclusive approach, McKeon said racing against a swimmer who was biologically male was “just not fair”.

“I mean, I personally wouldn’t want to be racing against someone who is biologically a male, so that’s a concern,” McKeon said. “It’s not a new thing, but it’s new in that sport, swimming, are going to have to deal with it.”

And Dawn Fraser just recently joined in with this movement to stand up for women:

Australian swimming icon Dawn Fraser is the latest to add her name to a growing chorus of athletes speaking out against transgender athletes competing in women’s sports. The four-time Olympic gold medal winner said she agreed with decorated champion Emma McKeon that biological men shouldn’t be allowed to race against women.

Fraser, who defended her 100-metre freestyle crown at three-consecutive Games, instead suggested giving transgender athletes their own competitions. ‘I don’t think it’s fair to have transgender men competing against women,’ she told the Daily Telegraph. ‘Why don’t transgender people compete against each other. That would solve all the problems?’

They join various pro-family groups who have warned against the obliteration of women because of the trans madness. One such group put out this press release:

Christian advocacy group FamilyVoice Australia is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to give an election commitment to defend the freedom of women to enjoy sports without biological males in the competition.

“The Prime Minister defends Warringah candidate Katherine Deves for seeking a fair go for female athletes, and he personally supports Senator Claire Chandler’s bill to save women’s sports, but Australian women need an election commitment to protect female sports,” said FamilyVoice spokesman David d’Lima. “Fairness in sports is a huge opportunity for the Prime Minister to assert common sense ahead of the election.”

And Kirralie Smith from Binary puts it this way:

On the first day of campaigning Scott Morrison has created a clear point of difference between Liberal and Labor positions on the issue of preserving women’s sport. In February, Morrison was one of the first world leaders to venture into this contested political territory when he publicly congratulated Senator Claire Chandler for her “terrific” Save Women’s Sports Bill. He reaffirmed his commitment on this issue yesterday by backing the Liberal Candidate for Warringah, Katherine Deves, an outspoken advocate calling for protections for single-sex female sports. As Morrison said:

“She’s standing up for something really important, and that is to ensure that … when it comes to girls playing sport and women playing sport, that they’re playing against people of the same sex,” Mr Morrison told 2GB Radio. “She’s standing up for things that she believes in, and I share her views on those topics.” The PM is ahead of the game on this issue. In a press conference today, Anthony Albanese refused to be drawn on the subject, stating only that “it was already covered in the Sex Discrimination Act.”

Confected Outrage

The second recent campaign issue involves a quite innocuous comment which the loony left have seized upon, stoking up the outrage engines to the nth degree. For daring to say what every parent in the universe would say, that it is a blessing to have healthy children, the hypocrites of the Left have been foaming at the mouth. The actual exchange on Wednesday night was this:

Katherine, mother of autistic four-year-old boy Ethan, said she had heard stories about families losing funding under the NDIS.

‘I have a four-year-old autistic son, we are grateful to receive funding under the NDIS. I have heard many stories from people having their funding cut under the current government, including my own.

‘I’ve been told that to give my son the best future, I should vote Labor. Can you tell me what the future of the NDIS looks like under your government?’

Mr Morrison replied: ‘Jenny and I have been blessed. We’ve got two children who haven’t had to go through that. So parents of children who were disabled — I can only try and understand your aspirations for those children.’

But leftist haters have managed to take a perfectly sensible remark held to by everyone and turn it into something it was never intended to be: that Morrison was somehow attacking non-healthy children. Good grief! One might as well argue that if a flood comes through your area, and you are thankful your home is still standing, that you are attacking those who lost their homes!

Yet that is just what the leftist nutters have been doing ever since, with all the usual suspects piling on ScoMo, be it “our” ABC, various Labor politicians, or serial leftist outrage machines like former Australian of the Year Grace Tame. They have been as predictable as they have been deplorable. Columnist Rita Panahi nailed it in response:

Every single parent hopes and prays for a healthy child and feels blessed, lucky, grateful or whatever superlative you want to use to describe the joy of having a healthy child. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t love a disabled child just as fiercely and feel just as blessed, it’s just a statement of fact that is neither offensive nor controversial.

Anyone who has lived with a disabled child could tell you about the enormous challenges they face and the heartbreak that can come with conditions that have no cure, no treatment and impact living standards and life expectancy. I’ve seen it, and lived it, and wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

Shaming parents for wanting and feeling blessed to have healthy children does nothing to improve the lot of disabled Australians. Indeed, these partisan games and performative acts of outrage can only be counter-productive.

Incidentally, one could safely conclude that the Venn diagram of people outraged about parents feeling blessed to have healthy children and those who support late term abortion for birth defects is a perfect circle. But that is a column for another day.

Absolutely. As my social media buddy Chelsea Hagen put it:

Come on Labor, tell the truth: one of your own Jackie Trad lit up a bridge celebrating full-term abortion right up until birth! Children are only a blessing when it conveniently suits your narrative! Put Labor & Greens last and second to last at the ballot box.”

As we have now fully come to expect, the only standards coming from the radical left are double standards.


Originally published at CultureWatch. Photo by RODNAE Productions.

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One Comment

  1. Winnie SC 29 April 2022 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Regarding the “why don’t they just compete against each other, that would solve everything” meme. The problem with that approach is that it does not–give “transwomen” their “thrills.” The “stimulation” comes from imposing themselves on unconsenting, frightened, intimidated women. That’s why they have absolutely no interest in third spaces–be they locker rooms or loos.

    What other reason could there possibly be?

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