In a move aimed at restoring sanity to a situation that has deteriorated into complete chaos, the Trump administration is reportedly mulling defining gender as biological at birth.
The Obama administration inserted the ideological belief that feelings determine gender into federal Title IX law that covers discrimination in education programs. President Trump’s Department of Human Services is moving to overturn that edict and adopt a definition of gender “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable,” according to a memo that The New York Times reports it has obtained.
“…there are two biologic sexes, and only two: male and female …”
Feelings and Laws
The proposed rollback is welcome news to Dr. Quentin Van Meter, president of the American College of Pediatricians. “It is high time that governmental agencies at the national and local levels return to valid science which reveals that there are two biologic sexes, and only two: male and female,” he told Breitbart News.
“Gender identity is a social construct, not a biologic one, and gender-specific rights have no place in regulation or law,” Dr. Van Meter added.
This is the crux of the matter, of course, despite the fervent cries of transgender activists and their media allies. A cursory glance at Big Media reports has The New York Times, ABC News, Reuters, and CNN all using terms like “narrow” or “narrowing” in describing a policy that defines sex as either biologically male or female as determined at birth. How suffocating it must be for these media types to have to write that the sky is blue or grass is green.
And then there is the obligatory fawning media coverage of transgender protests, highlighting the plaintive cry of self-proclaimed aggrieved victims that they “won’t be erased.”
You can believe you are the Easter Bunny, but that does not mean the federal government has to officially acknowledge you as such …
The hollowness of this reach for victimization should be readily apparent to anyone with a grasp of logic. This is the United States of America. You are free to believe anything you like about yourself. No one, however, is compelled to go along with it.
You can believe you are the Easter Bunny, but that does not mean the federal government has to officially acknowledge you as such in order to avoid negating your precious “individual rights.”
This has always been the fatal flaw of a transgender ideology that, at its core, is solely about feelings. Ryan T. Anderson, writing at The Daily Signal, pointed out the inherent inconsistencies that go with embracing the transgender worldview.
“They say that gender is purely a social construct, while asserting that a person can be ‘trapped’ in the wrong gender,” Anderson writes. “They say there are no meaningful differences between man and woman, yet they rely on rigid sex stereotypes to argue that ‘gender identity’ is real, while human embodiment is not.”
“They promote a radical expressive individualism in which people are free to do whatever they want and define the truth however they wish, yet they try ruthlessly to enforce acceptance of transgender ideology.”
When it comes to practical matters – like government policies that affect an entire nation – it should be obvious that personal beliefs based on individual feeling should not drive universal law. There are an estimated 1.4 million people who define themselves as “transgender.” There are 327 million Americans.
Already, transgender citizens are claiming special consideration in matters such as policing. Police officers will be mandated to accept transgender definitions when performing personal searches under proposed legislation in San Francisco. How a female officer feels about having to perform a body cavity search on a man who declares himself a woman is apparently not a consideration in the transgender feeling worldview.
It is long past time that this nation stopped buckling under every hysterical screech clamoring for special rights built upon non-existent victimization claims based solely on feelings. The majority has rights too. Walk around telling everybody you’re a potted plant, for all I care. But don’t demand that I water you three times a day. That’s the point where your feelings no longer matter.