Today is my 10,369th day of “girlhood”.
I don’t have a bow in my hair, nor am I wearing a Barbie pink dress. But I am still a woman. Because I was born one. Because I am.
I will always pray that people suffering from gender dysphoria are able to find peace with who they are. However, I do not have any sympathy for those who play-act as women using hackneyed stereotypes, pretend to speak for us — and then have the stones to tell us we are the problem when we don’t comply with their delusion.
Such is the case with Dylan Mulvaney. Despite not actually being a woman and even only “identifying” as such for less than a year, Mulvaney has somehow become the woman du jour.
Mulvaney is a TikTok influencer with over 8 million followers and a viral series he calls, “Days of Girlhood”. His portrayal of his “transition” in the series is littered with cartoonish portrayals of womanhood — take Day One, where Mulvaney insists he cried several times for no apparent reason because, obviously, women are constantly PMSing and thus incapable of controlling their emotions. Later in his journey, Mulvaney describes planning the perfect slumber party, despite most women I know leaving group sleepovers behind in middle school. He also has a shopping addiction and cries when he sees bugs. Cute.
On Day Eighty-Nine, Mulvaney posted a tutorial for followers looking to “tuck” their girl penises. Seventy-eight days later, Mulvaney sat down for an Ulta Beauty podcast titled “The Beauty Of… Girlhood.”
Ulta Beauty, one of the largest makeup retailers in the country, is welcome to market its makeup to men if they think it will make them money. Inviting two men onto a podcast to discuss women’s issues? Absolutely not. Mulvaney does not have a uterus and will never menstruate (among other female-exclusive biological realities) but proudly insists on the podcast that he can’t wait to be a mom someday. The entire exercise was absurd and insulting. As many women pointed out as they announced their intention to boycott the beauty brand, it was like the modern day equivalent of blackface.
This is not the first time Mulvaney has been treated as a defining voice for females. In September, Mulvaney spoke on a panel at the Forbes Power Women’s Summit.
On his 222nd Day of “being a girl,” the walking minstrel show was invited to the White House. Mulvaney revealed on his TikTok that he interviewed President Joe Biden for Now This News.
Biden will rarely sit down for an interview with an actual news reporter (even one from a left-wing outlet!) but he is happy to provide legitimacy to a former Broadway actor who has redirected his performance art into playing a make-believe girlboss.
Womanhood is now routinely publicly mocked and degraded by a group of men playing dress-up. Adult men who want to wear skirts and heels are allowed to do so. It’s a free country, in that regard. However, I am under no obligation to pretend they are not creepy. I am under no obligation to allow them to share private spaces with me. And I am certainly under no obligation to accept it as fact when they say they are women… and that they always have been. They are not.
The most offensive part of Mulvaney’s act is not that it debases women to the lowest stereotypes. It’s that women are being told to look truth dead in the eyes and then spit in its face.
The reality is this: no matter how many hormones a person takes or how many times they go under the knife, they cannot become a member of the opposite sex. And Dylan Mulvaney is not a girl.