Sunday, July 17, 2016

Where Do Transgendered People Come From?

Like all the rest of us, they come from the heterosexual union of one man and one woman.

That's what struck me while pondering Connecticut's new regulations against genderism. What is genderism? Well, in one sense, it's the acknowledgement that all babies come from the union of one man and one woman. All of them. Every single one. With no exceptions. To take that fact and shape it into anything at all, according to the "experts" in Connecticut, is a bad thing.
According the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), which published an LGBT glossary of more than 250 terms, the belief that there are only two genders — male and female — should be treated as “genderism.”

The guide, which was published as part of the DCF’s Safe Harbors Project and was last updated July 7, defines “genderism” as: “The system of belief that there are only two genders (men and women) and that gender is inherently tied to one’s sex assigned at birth. It holds cisgender people as superior to transgender people, and punishes or excludes those who don’t conform to society’s expectations of gender.”
My favorite bit is the definition of a term new to me, gender-gifted.
Gender gifted: a person whose capacity for gender expression exceeds the binary.
Wow, talk about gifted! I wonder if they have x-ray vision, too.

In any case, the Q&A that is the title of this post popped into my head and it occurred to me that a fundamental flaw in the whole gender equality movement is its consequence, which is this underlying concept: I love people, but I am indifferent towards babies.

Working backwards, here's my logic.
  • I am indifferent to sexual orientations / genders / sex acts /  whatever.
  • Since acts have consequences, I must be indifferent towards the consequences of gender identification.
  • Since babies are a consequence of one particular type of sex act, I must be indifferent towards babies.
  • Since all people start as babies, I must be indifferent towards the existence of people.
Working forwards, I get this.
  • People are unique and special creations.
  • All people start as babies, so babies are special as well.
  • All babies come from the union of one man and one woman, therefore that union is special above all others.
  • I can accept all lifestyles, but I cannot be indifferent towards their relative merits.
Anyway, that's as far as my thinking took me before I went outside and worked in our garden while listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

I like Lynyrd Skynyrd.


IlĂ­on said...

The first step in turning back this wickedness is to *refuse* to use the made-up word "gender" (*): always make it a point to *insist* upon the word "sex".

(*) the non-made-up word, also spelled "gender" is irrelevant to the English language.

Foxfier said...

Being a homeschooler, I've got a natural advantage when people try to start on that junk-- I get all cold and nasty and growl that we are studying biology and science when we are talking about male and female, and to stop confusing my children by introducing unrelated items.

That's only if the cheerful burbling about eggs and sperm and cellular development doesn't work, though, and I've got a wonderfully mind-numbing chatter about male and female vs language terms like "gender" that goes RIGHT into them slowly familiarizing with Japanese and by that time people are chewing on their wrists to try to get out of the bear trap. :D