The weird thing about this that, in retrospect, the current editorial board for the Washington Post (and every other liberal outlet) would have a big problem with a transgender person being the lead antagonist in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.
Think about it: the villain’s gender identity in the film his main motivation for him being a mass murderer. Now, we’re not going to suggest that all trans people are cold blooded killers, but we see the literary plot device here and it makes sense — Buffalo Bill killed and skinned large women because he wanted to be them. It was his solution for his gender confusion, which is of course a mental disorder that requires treatment.
In 1991, psychologists would have tried to find ways to reverse this disorder if at all possible. By contrast, modern therapists would try to validate it. Watching early films are truly fascinating for this reason — the pre-woke era of media is an eye-opener. Remember when people understood basic facts?
Of course, our main reason for sharing this is that there is no shortage of memes slamming the Washington Post for its absurd headline regarding the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The man was not an “austere religious scholar” — he was a monster and we’re glad he is, as President Trump put it, “dead as a doornail.”