Last month, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a labor union and foundation group out of Washington, D.C., that purports, in part, to support academic freedom, released a statement titled, “The Assault on Gender and Gender Studies.” It should send chills down the spines of any parents who have sent, or are considering sending, their kids to college today.
What “assault” on gender? It’s not the one you might think, the one by militant homofascists and “transgender” activists. Instead, their idea of an assault on gender is from those who seek a return to sanity by codifying in law the correct definition of the sexes as biological male and female (as if that should ever need defining). The statement’s writers complain about Hungary’s Prime Minister decreeing that no “gender studies” courses can be taught in universities, and they also whine about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ plan to correctly define sex for Title IX purposes.
Here’s a stunner from the first paragraph of the statement:
Both the Trump and the Orbán administrations insist upon a biological basis for gender that has been thoroughly discredited by over fifty years of feminist, trans, queer, and critical race research and by lived experience. These two administrations are not the only ones attacking so-called gender ideology. In Poland, Brazil, and Bulgaria, there have also been attempts to refute the scholarly consensus that gender identity is variable and mutable.
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Again, this is a group of university professors who are teaching America’s kids this nonsense! According to the AAUP’s “about” page, they have chapters on over 500 college campuses across the nation. That gem above wasn’t the worst of what they wrote. In response to the Hungary Prime Minister’s deputy saying that gender studies have no place in universities, because they’re an ideology, not a science, the AAUP basically said, “I know you are, but what am I?!”:
The [AAUP]… strongly [condemns] these efforts to restrict the legal meaning of gender to what are said to be its natural, immutable forms. … Biologists, anthropologists, historians, and psychologists have repeatedly shown that definitions of sex and sexuality have varied over time…. Politicians and religious fundamentalists are neither scientists nor scholars. Their motives are ideological. It is they who are offering “gender ideology” by attempting to override the insights of serious scholars. By substituting their ideology for years of assiduous research, they impose their will in the name of a “science” that is without factual support. This is a cynical invocation of science for purely political ends. [Emphasis mine]
How do we even respond to such foolish statements, which are so horribly divorced from truth and reason? The unchanging fact is that people are all made by God either male or female, period, and the passing of time and varying cultures do not alter that truth. If someone believes he is the opposite sex, then he needs help to align his mind with reality, to overcome his mental sickness and spiritual rebellion.
By saying, “Politicians and religious fundamentalists are neither scientists nor scholars,” they’re attempting to stifle debate against their assertions. Putting aside that such a statement is silly, since they have no informed way of making that broad claim, it remains that no one needs to be an “official” scholar or scientist to know and speak the truth. This is a common rhetorical tactic of the scientifically-challenged left to silence their critics, to claim that we’re not “qualified” to speak against their contentions. Whether it’s “global warming,” now “climate change,” or the homofascist movement, real, honest science is not its foundation. It’s an inconvenience they discard (and replace with pseudo-science) when it contradicts their political agenda.
Regardless, this is what we’re facing in our nation today. Other countries, including Canada and those in Europe, are farther down the road to homofascist despotism, and unless we somehow stop the madness, we will be there, too. “Hate speech” crimes will be a punitive, everyday reality, much more so than they already are. Christians are already losing their jobs here in the United States for refusing to play along with the “transgender” charade. Christian business owners are being targeted and sued by homosexual activists for not lending their work and support to same-sex “marriage.”
This only gets worse and worse if we don’t stand firmly against it, and that’s a mighty tall order when our nation’s kids are being indoctrinated in the public schools and universities with pro-homosexual, pro-“transgender” propaganda. If the communists running our schools continue to own the minds of the younger generations, then we will eventually go the way of Canada and Europe to an ever-darker, despotic place where freedom of speech and conscience are just distant memories.
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