Talking Mean Girl meme Candance Owens has an opinion by gum!
Never one to let Boebert or Greene one-up her in stupidity or vileness, Candace Owens took to the circuit to bash the media creation of trans folks, because, golly-gee -willickers, they never existed until some globalist cabal with a socialist agenda pointed a camera at them, am I right?
(still not feeling great so forgive me if I slip a bit but I felt compelled to talk about this)
Many blessings to the woman who patiently tried to educate Candace on the centuries-long existence and acceptance of Two-Spirit folks (transgender and gender-fluid peoples) who were accepted and revered in Native American tribes.
The sad but telling exchange went as follows:
The audience member asked Owens how she could believe trans identities are somehow a new trend fueled by the media when Two-Spirit Native Americans have existed for thousands of years.
Two-Spirit is an umbrella term used in Native American communities to describe those who do not conform to their sex assigned at birth and who are said to possess both a male and female spirit. Two-Spirit people were once considered healers and shamans, but colonization led to their marginalization. Many communities, however, are working to revive their sacred roles.
Owens had never heard of Two-Spirit people, and she responded to the question with a series of derogatory comments about Native Americans.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about with Two-Spirit people,” she said. “Is this like a Native American tribe, like high smoking and talking about your spirit? I’m asking you seriously, because when I think of Native American tribes talking about their spirits, I know that they used to smoke a lot, they used to do drugs, they also were cannibals who used to eat people, so I don’t know if we should be taking our cues from cannibals.”
The audience member then explained the history of Two-Spirit people to Owens, explaining that there have long been dozens of terms across Native American tribes to describe people who would now be considered trans.
Owens then denied the audience member’s claim that it is basic historical knowledge that there were trans native Americans.
“I don’t think that there were trans native Americans,” she said, before the audience member told her to educate herself.
Yah just gotta love it, doncha? Candace says “I don’t know what you’re talking about with Two-Spirit people,” and then later flippantly replies, “I don’t think that there were Trans Native Americans.”
Educate herself? Pishaw!
Ya’ll, how can she in one breath claim not to know something and then, rather dismissively in the same discussion say, “There is no such thing!”
How many of you have had the maddening experience of trying to talk to someone ignorant of facts, and when informing them of their error, are then told your information is false—without a shred of evidence to back up their claim?
It is this kind of ignorance and arrogance that led to the death of beautiful trans woman F.L. Copeland, who did more for their community than the likes of Candace Owens ever will.
And there is the tragedy.
Phenix Station didn’t lose out alone—we all did. We all did.