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Non-binary education consultants play victim after televised debate

Last weekend I noted the predilection among progressives to cry and whine about “harassment” and a fueling of “outrage” whenever someone openly disagrees with something they’ve said or written.

I mean, why would a person challenge the notion that there should be less white people at concerts? Or that white college students returning to campus are an “invasive species”? (/sarcasm)

There may be no more perfect example of this entitlement than what happened after an appearance on “Dr. Phil” by The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh this week.

Walsh debated the bigwigs of the consulting firm Break the Binary whose stated mission is “to build a more affirming, equitable, understanding, and empowering world for LGBTQ+ people through the facilitation of educational presentations, the development of strategic plans, and the engagement of crucial conversations.”

The discussion in the clip below is totally respectful, but Walsh nonetheless presses Addison Rose Vincent (above right) and Ethan Alexander on the definition of “woman.”

Sometime after, Vincent and Alexander (who has a BA in peace studies, women’s studies and business administration) decided they didn’t like how that segment played out. On their Instagram account, Vincent wrote that since the “Dr. Phil” taping “they” and Ethan “have been experiencing a heightened level of anxiety” that resulted in “numerous nightmares and depression spirals.”

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Vincent goes on to claim they felt “attacked” by Walsh and were “played” by the show’s producers as what transpired on the show was “much different” than what was related to them. They ask their fans and friends for “good vibes” as they tried to do their “best” given the producers had “planned behind [their] backs.”

According to Walsh, the pair specifically allege Dr. Phil had invited them on the show to “share [their] stories,” “discuss pronouns” and have an “opportunity to educate in a safe space.”

“[But] contrary to my fellow panelists, I felt great after the taping and feel even better now,” Walsh said. “That’s because I’m 100 percent confident in my view on the topic and everything they said was blatant nonsense which did not for even a second cause me to second guess my own perspective.”

People brought up in the cult of victimhood, which these days comprises (mainly) those from any group other than straight white men, will find any excuse to play that very role. That’s precisely what happened here (see also the tweets below). If Vincent and Alexander were really concerned about anxiety, depression or whatever, they’d never have put themselves in a position of exposure in the first place.

I’ll conclude by directing you to my closing remarks from last weekend. Or, if you prefer, here’s The Federalist’s Inez Stepman:

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IMAGES: Matt Walsh / Twitter screencaps

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Dave has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over 20 years, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He is a retired educator with over 25 years of service and is a member of the National Association of Scholars. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.