Two Truths to Consider Regarding Transgender Identity

Two Truths to Consider Regarding Transgender Identity

All this talk about bathrooms is, of course, not really about bathrooms. Perhaps we need to stop using public restrooms as a cover for what’s really at the heart of the bathroom debate: transgender identity.

In order to make any progress in what has turned out to be — ready or not, like it or not — a national conversation, I believe all participants in the dialogue must acknowledge two indisputable truths:

1. Gender dysphoria is real. Real people experience it and live with it.

2. Culture cultivates. And a culture that cultivates something, by definition, produces more of it….(to read the rest of this article, click here).


Karen Swallow Prior is Professor of English at Liberty University. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More–Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. She writes for Christianity Today, The Atlantic, and Think Christian.