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Megyn Kelly Holds Back Tears While Announcing Big Change

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SiriusXM host Megyn Kelly made an emotional announcement to her fans by revealing she will no longer be using “preferred pronouns.”

During an episode on her popular podcast, Kelly kicked off the segment by citing examples of violence meted out to women who defy what she referred to as the “trans lobby that means to deprive women of their spaces and rights.”

Kelly said that for years she never saw an issue with using whatever pronouns another person wanted, but things are much different today, she said. Kelly spoke about the case of Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull, who was covered in tomato juice and pelted by crowds during a visit to New Zealand, where she warned about the dangers of the transgender movement’s negative impact on women, according to the New York Post.

Kelly then appeared to have a catch in her voice and tears in her eyes when she explained she had realized that “there is the harm. There’s the harm.”

“I was an early proponent of using preferred pronouns as far back as the early 2000s. Of saying ‘she’ when I knew the truth was ‘he.’ It seemed harmless, and I had no wish to cause offense. Trans people were tortured enough by the nature of their dysphoria and society’s disdain for them in general. So I complied. I went along with it,” she said.

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“I didn’t see the harm,” she said. “I used approved terms like ‘gender-affirming care’ for medicinal gender manipulations, ‘cis’ to refer to natural born women and men, ‘assigned male at birth’ instead of ‘born male.’ I smiled and listened politely as a guest told me ‘Gender is just a social construct.’ I wanted to be supportive of those who were suffering. I would use this more evolved language. I didn’t see the harm.”

By 2020, Kelly said her views evolved.

“Teenage girls in Connecticut were losing on the track to males — runners who had raced as boys the year before, then simply declared themselves female and dominated their new competitors. I had the female runners on the show, along with a trans medical physicist, who was also a former athlete, to explain the advantages to trans athletes. When I slipped and said the trans girls were ‘biological males,’ this person told me that was offensive. I explained that it was an attempt at clarity but began to re-think language policing. Why did I have to deny reality in order to be polite? What I said was true and not offered to offend. But I wanted to be respectful. Was there any harm?” Kally asked.

“They say pronouns are a gateway drug. They open the door to these lies that lead to real harm to real females. They are a clever rhetorical trick that forces you to cede the argument about women’s spaces before you’ve even spoken one word of substance,” she said.

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Kelly argued that she supports sports categories for trans athletes, but will not support men competing against women or teens undergoing major body alterations.

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Kelly made headlines last week when she tore into far-left “woke” corporatism with an epic burn at Target over its decision to begin carrying women’s “tuck-friendly” swimwear for biological men.

During an April podcast, for example, she implored women to “find your voices” as the left’s trans-ideology continues to permeate society.

“If we don’t find our voices and start speaking up against this nonsense, we can kiss every woman’s space goodbye!” Kelly shouted. “We can kiss women’s rights goodbye.”

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