This is, to put it mildly, a big deal, and it's worth it to watch the whole thing:
To be sure, this is still a rant couched firmly in the assumptions of progressivism. Which makes sense because Maher is a liberal. He takes pains to assure his audience that he mostly supports transgender ideology anyway, for instance; he also suggests that very young children who think they are trans might actually just be gay, for another.
Still, spending this much time on such bracingly critical commentary about transgenderism...it's extremely rare these days outside of conservative commentators. To see Maher doing it is very encouraging.
Here is the absolutely critical point Maher makes over the course of the monologue:
[I]t's okay to ask questions about something that's very new and involves children. The answer can't always be that anyone from a marginalized community is automatically right, trump card, mic drop, end of discussion. Because we're literally experimenting on children."
It's true. And it's long past time that more people spoke up about it, especially those who—like Maher—have major platforms from which to speak.
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