Once more for the hard of hearing or weak of understanding: The athlete formerly known as Bruce is not now nor ever can be a woman.
Further, it is the apex of cruelty and ignorance to pretend along with him that he is.
If the cultural dictators continue to demand that everyone in society participate in this delusional, dishonest, destructive fiction, then intellectual consistency requires that they demand everyone in society to treat Africana Studies professor and race activist Rachel Dolezal—who is in reality of Northern and Eastern European descent—as if she is African American.
Dolezal has been reverse-“passing” for years, falsely claiming to be African American. She has modified her physical appearance to align with her self-conception. She is “trans-raced.”
In addition, society needs to revisit the treatment protocols available to those who experience Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), which causes sufferers to identify as amputees. In order to alleviate the disturbing sense of discordance between their feelings and their bodies, they desire to have a limb amputated.
Some even go so far as to mutilate themselves in order to force the medical community to amputate a limb. Society rightly views the disordered desire of the “trans-abled” to amputate healthy body parts as barbaric. Society largely believes, for now, that the compassionate, humane treatment protocol involves medication and counseling to encourage those who suffer from BIID to accept their bodies.
Then there are scores of Americans who identify as young’uns. Many are found in Hollywood. They reject their unchosen, unwanted age and seek to modify their appearance to align with their age-identity. The “trans-aged” should be permitted to attend high school and date those with whom they identify.
They should be permitted to change their birth certificates to identify the year they wish they had been born as opposed to the year they were assigned at birth. And if the “trans-aged” identify as toddlers, they should be permitted to wear diapers to work where restrooms should be retrofitted with enormous changing tables.
And finally, let’s not forget the “trans-specied” who identify as sloths. Surely an evolving society must adapt by changing its work-productivity expectations. Sloths can’t possibly produce at the frenetic pace of alpha humans or even alpha wolves.
The Chicago Tribune once again revealed how foolish smart people can be. TheTrib editorial board has employed the most imbecilic and insulting comparison of opposition to interracial or interfaith marriage to disagreement with the ontological and moral assumptions of Leftist sexuality dogma:
There was a time when intermarriage between faiths and races was taboo…Then the culture shifted and what seemed wrong or abnormal became accepted, and normal…Now we’re in a moment of cultural discovery about another frontier in sexual politics. This moment will pass and transgenderism will seem different, but not so strange.
The writer conveniently omits any discussion of whether or how faith or race per se correspond to gender dysphoria, cross-dressing, elective amputations of healthy body parts, and cross-sex hormone-doping. Such a discussion just may reveal the speciousness of such comparisons.
The Trib writer goes on to state that “gender identity is a recognized concept,” without acknowledging that the assumptions that inhere a “progressive” conceptualization of “gender identity” are substantively different from those that inhere a conservative conceptualization of “gender identity.”
The writer suggests reductively that those who “are not comfortable” with the legal recognition of homoerotic unions as “marriages,” will also be “utterly bewildered by transgender politics.”
It isn’t discomfort or bewilderment that impels opposition to “transgender politics.” It is intellectual reasoning and science. In contrast, the uncritical embrace of all things sexually deviant demonstrated by the Left is impelled by feelings and doctrinaire ideology, largely divorced from philosophical reasoning, common sense, and science.
The Left has embraced the moral solipsism of the “LGBTQQAP” movement, which denies that anything outside the self exists that can serve as an arbiter of moral truth. That’s why the movement is rife with intellectual and existential inconsistencies and incoherence. Of course, they then judge moral disapproval of homoerotic activity and “transgender politics” as inherently immoral.
The issue of whether to call gender dysphorics by opposite sex names is a peripheral distraction. In some contexts, their original name may be unknown, so their adopted opposite-sex name is all people will know. What is not peripheral, however, is the issue of pronoun-use.
Referring to a man as “she” or a woman as “he” constitutes a denial of reality, otherwise known as lying. Gender dysphorics cannot become the other sex. That is a matter of science.
Neither “LGBTQQAP” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual] activists, nor their ideological “allies,” nor arms of the government (e.g., public schools) have the ethical right to compel others to lie. And facilitating a destructive fiction is the antithesis of love and compassion.
Oh what a tangled web…
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