Skip to comments.What Does the Modern Malleability of Gender and Race Mean for the Future of Affirmative Action?
Posted on 08/27/2015 4:33:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
In the present postmodern world, we are told that there is no such thing as a biologically distinct gender. Instead, gender is now socially constructed. It can be defined by the individual in almost any way he or she sees fit.
In the old days, many clinical psychologists would have believed that Caitlyn Jenner who first came to fame as Olympian Bruce Jenner is experiencing a well-chronicled psychological state known as transvestism, or the innate pleasure in wearing the clothes and assuming the manners and appearance of the opposite sex.
Jenner, however, identifies as transgendered. But even if the term is new, the condition is not. References to people acting or dressing as if they were members of the opposite sex or somewhere in between were commonly found in the works of ancient authors such as Catullus and Petronius. The difference is that the Greeks and Romans saw it as a psychosexual condition, while todays postmoderns insist that the transgendered have assumed a self-constructed and genuinely new sexual identity.
Have they really?
After all, many female athletes object to the idea that biologically distinct and often bigger and stronger males can declare that they are female and compete as transgendered women in prestigious athletic contests.
Could a younger Bruce Jenner, after winning the mens decathlon at the 1976 Olympics, have reconstructed his gender identity and won again in 1980 as eligible female competitor Caitlyn?
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
And while we are speaking of affirmative action and lying .... here's another farce ...
I’m a black lesbian trapped in a mixed race white man’s body.
I demand special treatment.
Hopefully it means that the whole stupid construct will collapse, and soon.
I think it means expansion of affirmative action to white guys who think they’re black women.
Liberals embrace fluidity of “gender”, because it undermines gender roles, traditional family structure and sexual constraints. It is closer to the ancient world view of the perpetrator and penetrated, but the gender of the latter was irrelevant.
Liberals forbid racial fluidity, because it undermines the strict race based hierarchy they’ve set up. In that regard, it is back to the ancient world hierarchy of highest morality of those of the tribe, its subordinates second, outsiders last. Liberals think fairness is inverting the perceived social structure of the 1950s, with white men on top, white women next, and your status going down based on melanin content. Their idea of fair is reversing that structure, instead of actual equality.
Good explanation of a good point.
I understand that Caitlyn Jenner just had a baby. That’s Right...a baby!
The news was that she/he/it found it in the toilet this morning. It was about 7 inches long, brown and had no hair, teeth or legs and arms.
The “baby” was taken to an unnamed location for further observation and intensive care.
The rumor going around is that Obama will have it displayed in the White House for all to see the crowning accomplishment of his presidency.
ALWAYS check the minority boxes.
If someone challenges you, call them a racist and don’t say anything more.
Hiiiiiiii Dee Ho!
I demand a set aside contract.
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