RUSH: Here's Nash in Stratford, Connecticut, as we head back to the ponies. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. First off, happy 26th anniversary, mega, mega dittos. I've been listening for 22 years.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you very much.
CALLER: I want to credit you for, during my rebellious teen youth, bringing our family together because you were the one thing I found that we could talk about and you displayed for us that politics was something we all shared. So no matter how crazy I got I was still a conservative. So I've been dying all week to hear you actually talk about this story but I haven't heard you actually illustrate it yet.
RUSH: Yeah, I just now waded into the shallow end of the pool.
CALLER: Well, are you speaking about the TERFs by any chance? They're a radical wing of a feminist party that believes that --
RUSH: Nash, while I've got you here, let's explore the story together, all right? It's in The New Yorker, and here's how it starts. I'll read just enough to answer whether or not this is about what you're interested in. "On May 24th, a few dozen people gathered in a conference room at the Central Library, a century-old Georgian Revival building in downtown Portland, Oregon, for an event called Radfems Respond." Radical feminazis respond.
"The conference had been convened by a group that wanted to defend two positions that have made radical feminism anathema to much of the left. First, the organizers hoped to refute charges that the desire to ban prostitution implies hostility toward prostitutes. Then they were going to try to explain why, at a time when transgender rights are ascendant, radical feminists insist on regarding transgender women as men, who should not be allowed to use women’s facilities, such as public rest rooms, or to participate in events organized exclusively for women." So the fight here is that the feminazis do not want transgendered women anywhere near 'em.
CALLER: That's entirely the prerogative, to think that. I mean, I don't think any transgender person is gonna argue that they are naturally 100% the person that they are aspiring --
RUSH: But wait a minute, wait a minute. If you are a man and become a woman, and the feminazis then don't want you, the new woman, in their restroom, why not? You've become a woman. You're a transgender woman. Why? What's the problem?
CALLER: Well, I mean, are you trying to use the same toilet? I don't get the problem. I mean, in the women's case, most everything's stalled, so it's not like you're standing up in the urinal next to somebody. You know, they do bring up points about there's been violence against women in said restrooms by transgendered women, but it has been found also that these women are transvestites. So there's a whole big difference here, which is another point I want to make after this, but they --
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, hold it. Hold it. Hold it. You're talking to a virgin here on all this.
CALLER: You're doing fine.
RUSH: Yeah. Transgender, transvestite, difference, what is it please?
CALLER: Transvestite is somebody who likes to put on the clothing of somebody else and role play and act out.
CALLER: Usually in sexual things. This is the main point I want to get to, which is not exactly with the TERFs.
RUSH: Oh, okay.
CALLER: I agree the TERFs have a right to say whatever they want. But they're never gonna accept, you know, a transgender person as the gender they choose to be. My objection really overall is to be lumped into the LGBT and now the LGBTQ because all of the letters, with the exception of transgender people, transgender people are very, very different.
RUSH: Wait a second. I'm glad you called. Now, wait, Nash. I'm really glad you called, because I have been waiting for this. Why is it assumed that transgenders have anything in common with homosexuals?
CALLER: Nothing. Most trans -- I don't want to speak for anybody, but a lot of us feel that we are straight. We've always identified with wanting to be with somebody but are dysphoric --
CALLER: -- from our bodies. So, I mean, it has nothing to do with the behavior. I've never wanted to put my underwear on my head and ride a float down the street.
RUSH: You know, I understand that. But I've been wondering why, for political purposes, gay, lesbian, transgender are lumped into the same classification, when I've never associated homosexuality with transgenders.
CALLER: It's convenience from, I think, the left, and it's also -- you know, there are a lot of people simply don't understand the definition or the difference between them, so they automatically lump us in because they think it's a sexual perversion or a sexual choice.
RUSH: Well, you have to understand that. You have to understand that a lot of people are ignorant about this.
CALLER: Of course. And it takes time. It absolutely takes time. I'm patient with people. You know, I think people have to lighten up. Everybody's gotta lighten up, and once your own yard is clear and your trash is taken out, then worry about somebody else's. But as long as you're not hurting kids or pets or anything, leave people alone.
RUSH: By the way, you and I are on the inside here. You keep throwing about this term TERFs. People need to know what that is.
CALLER: You know what I mean? I'm not sitting in front of my computer, I can't remember exactly what --
RUSH: Trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
RUSH: It's TERF.
CALLER: That's correct.
RUSH: Thank you. It's trans-exclusionary radical feminist. It's not t-u-r-f, and it has nothing to do with -- ahem -- yeah.
RUSH: So it's weird. I mean, you cannot expect people to see the acronym TERF and then be told, yeah, it's trans-exclusionary radical feminist, meaning they're radical feminazis that want nothing to do with trannies.
CALLER: And they have a point. They have a point because they look at what we do, especially say from a transwoman aspect, that we are bolstering the male patriarchal society view of women, and therefore, you know, we run off on our high heels --
RUSH: Wait a second.
CALLER: -- this that and the other thing, which is absolutely --
RUSH: Wait a second. This is the root of it. Folks, I know you're wondering, what the hell is happening to this show.
CALLER: It's Wednesday, it's hump day.
RUSH: But, see, feminism is liberalism, and you just swerved into something. The radical feminazis think that the trannies are bolstering the patriarchal male view of society if they become men, if they transgender to men. They do not think that -- (crosstalk)
CALLER: They also think that we enjoy all of our exclusionary benefits of having been men and then that will follow over if you change over. I can tell you that's not the case for any of us. We have our own completely separate set of unique circumstances to deal with. All we want to do is just be left alone. If you can pick somebody out walking down the street by their sexual preference --
CALLER: You know, by what they're wearing, that's completely different from what we want. (crosstalk)
RUSH: Wait a second. Nash, Nash, time-out. Snerdley just said, "How does this --" When a woman transgenders to a man, you don't understand how that would tick off the feminazis? (interruption) You don't? Okay, here's a woman -- presumed to be a woman, feminist, whatever -- and she gives it up? Who are the enemies of the radical feminazis? Patriarchal society led by men, obviously. A woman becoming a man is a sellout to the radical feminazis. That's one less vagina out there for every time it happens.
I'm trying to get through. Do you not get that? No matter how you... (interruption) No, I didn't see the movie. I didn't see any movie about this. I'm simply reacting to what's here in this story that's in the New Yorker. Eight pages long. This program has been devoted to try to open people's eyes about radical feminism, as it exists, who are they, what they're trying to accomplish. The very idea that A, transgenders get lumped in with gay people ticks everybody off. It ticks off the transgenders 'cause they're not gay.
The second thing is, militant feminists do not dig other women transgendering to men. Men are the enemy, men are the problem to radical feminazis. That's why there's this lack of acceptance, and there's a war going on between these two groups. We're talking about Democrat voters here for the most part, folks. Keep that in mind.
RUSH: Folks, I've told you from the get-go: "This program knows no boundaries." We cover all religions. We do all three or four sexes, all politicals. We cover it all. We hit everything here. You never know what's gonna happen, and where else are you gonna get that? Where else are you gonna get a serious, intellectual examination of the massive war going on between radical feminazis and transgenders?
Where else are you even going to hear about it? Who else is even going to explain it to? And where else are we gonna get a call about it? It's just another thing the media avoids. You haven't heard the media talking about this war, have you? It's what I mean with this cutting edge of societal evolution stuff.