All those biology classes down the drain.
Every feeling, thought, urge, and goosebump, is assigned a special identity all its own.
Facebook added 51 “gender options” to the individual profile settings, which have to be seen to be believed. The gender assignment brigade has come up with a smattering of linguistically warped terms to choose from, regardless of the gender noted on their birth certificates.
As if there weren’t enough real complications involved in human genetics, a “transgender” by the name of James St. James has written a totally convoluted pseudo-science spin that claims chromosomes have nothing to do with human sexuality and if you’re “cisgender“, (yeah I had to look that up) then you’re afflicted with “unchecked cis privilege”.
Geneticists will certainly differ with his/her/its theories.
From The National Review.
A transgender feminist blogger recently wrote a list of 20 things that are “cissexist” — such as thinking chromosome pairs have anything to do with biological sex and showing people pictures of your non-transgender child.
The author, James St. James, defines “cissexism” as “pretty much unchecked cis privilege or an otherwise shoddy awareness of the social monopoly on binary gender.” The first one on his no-no list? “Believing That XX and XY Actually Mean Something.”
St. James explains that although the pairs can offer “a general idea of future conditions a person may or may not develop that are directly due to those chromosomal pairings,” “XY does not indicate a biological man and XX does not indicate a biological woman.” Keep in mind that he is not just saying that chromosomes don’t determine gender identity . . . he’s taking it way further and saying that they do not have anything to do with biological sex, either.
After all, sometimes people are born intersex or with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome — which means it’s totally ignorant to acknowledge that chromosomes do determine biological sex the vast, vast majority of the time.
“Think about it: If one instance of a mathematical proof is shown to be wrong, then the entire proof has to be tossed on account of it being deemed inaccurate,” he writes.
For this reason, St. James explains, there are a lot of fetuses out there who have had to deal with our society’s rampant cissexism before even being born — and if you have ever asked a pregnant woman “Is it a boy or a girl?” then you are a part of the problem. “Want to get an accurate answer on that one? Ask the person in question, not the person carrying them to term,” he advises.
In any case, St. James adds that it is also not okay to assume the gender identity of a child — even your own child — until that child tells you it. Oh, and by the way, if you’re a parent and “show off your baby photos with little hesitation,” that’s cissexist, too, because “non-binary baby photos are a whole different animal.”
Some other examples of cissexism on the list include “Never Wondering Why Tampons Aren’t in Men’s Restrooms” and “Stores Having ‘Men’s’ or ‘Women’s’ Clothes That Only Fit Specific Body Types” — despite the fact that most people would probably consider the latter to be, you know, a more convenient way to shop than having to just arbitrarily look through a giant pile of randomly assorted garments.
I’ve read a lot of strange, bizarre bullshit in my life, but that’s definitely one of the worst.
According to the ‘transgender’ self-appointed expert of all things biological, straight females and males who are comfortable in their own skins and identities, are to be vilified. Of course, this tripe isn’t to be taken seriously, but it’s like a side show at the circus. You amble through the midway and you see an attraction that says: “Come in and see the show! Is it a “he”? Is it a “she”? Glen or Glenda? See for yourself!” And morbid curiosity takes over. It’s short lived but you got a few laughs.
St. James lisps his(?) way through the 20 items, and the girl just can’t get over how smart she is compared to the ignorant straight uneducated masses, honey.
I’m a straight, white XX female. I like who and what I am. I’m strong; physically and emotionally. A lifetime of experience and Army service toughened me up. I won’t apologize. I don’t give a flying fuck what the gender identity brigade thinks. But hey, I’m privileged.