Skip to comments.The Transgender Language War
Posted on 08/30/2018 5:27:25 AM PDT by reaganaut1
If you want to control peoples thoughts, begin by commandeering their words. Taking this Orwellian lesson to heart, Virginias Fairfax County public school system recently stripped the phrase biological gender from its family life curriculum, replacing it with sex assigned at birth.
Without permitting parents to opt out, public schools across the country are teaching children that gender is neither binary nor biological. Its closer to a mental state: a question of how girllike or boylike you feel. Students will fall anywhere along a gender spectrum, according to these educators.
So how girllike does any girl feel? The answer might reasonably be expected to vary throughout adolescence, depending on whether a girl was just dumped by a boy or tripped in the hall. Mishaps that once only compromised ones pride now threaten a childs gender identity, the ever-evolving claim to a girl card. As if adolescence werent already hard enough.
This is the lefts allegedly defensive battle, waged on behalf of an aggrieved microminority even as it sets its sights on broader ideological territory. Consider recent state and local actions punishing those who decline to use an individuals pronouns of choice. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last year threatening jail time for health-care professionals who willfully and repeatedly refuse to use a patients preferred pronouns. Under guidelines issued in 2015 by New York Citys Commission on Human Rights, employers, landlords and business owners who intentionally use the wrong pronoun with transgender workers and tenants face potential fines of as much as $250,000.
Typically, in America, when groups disagree, we leave them to employ the vocabularies that reflect their values. My affirmative action is your racial preferences. One persons fetus is anothers baby boy. This is as it should be; an entire worldview is packed into the word fetus.
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how many posts until some diligent FReeper points out that ‘gender’ is grammatical, and ‘sex’ is biological...?
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I don’t care what these front holes think.
The correct term is freak or deviant freak
But there is still a gay gene, right?
For as long as the education business is controlled by the Left, it is extremely important to take the time to teach your children the truth.
My kids hopefully know by now that there are 3 types of people:
It is a physical reality AND it is not “ASSIGNED” by anybody, at birth or afterwards.
Glad to have Dr. Jordan Peterson on Earth at this time to explain this to people who are dense.
Traditionally, the synonym “fetishes” has been used.
The trannies need to buy themselves a deserted island, all go there, form their own “government”, and make themselves up a new language.
See how all that works in international commerce.
‘...people should not be forced to lie about it.’
in a society run by a disordered minority (actually sets of minorities) people must be forced to lie about many things; it can be no other way...
It's "assigned" by biological processes well before birth, usually at conception. But of course we're not supposed to talk about the child before birth - during that time there is only the pregnant woman and her 'reproductive rights.'
I’m a lesbian trapped in a mans body.
Because I want to shower with the women.
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The Jordan Peterson problem can’t happen in the US because our speech is more clearly protected. I can call a person a dummy and my words are protected by law.
I teach English as a Second Language, and I know that English is enough of a challenge for most people (even some native speakers) that I won’t be teaching any made-up pronouns or possessive adjectives. I owe that to my students and to myself as a professional and as a custodian and lover of my language.
The sexually-confused are not even consistent themselves in how they use the pronouns. A kid in my son’s high school class graduated in a dress and high heels. He is very effeminate, but it is obvious to everyone that he is a male. Sometimes he dresses as kind of a fruity male. Evidently he plans to get the surgery done. He still uses his birth name and is referred to by “he” and “his.” I also had a student some years back who I thought was female but answered to a male name when I called the roll for the first time. After a moment of cognitive dissonance, I realized that “she” was a he and I always referred to him as such.
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They consider themselves as gods, able to change reality at will.
In order to safeguard my mental health and not feel mentally sexually abused by those in society who are mentally confused and not be mentally sexually abused also by those that support their mental sexual abuse of us, a member of the reality based society, I will continue to use language as it corresponds with the assignment of sex/gender by nature as the will of God, therefore protecting myself from sever psychological damage by someone whose sense of reality does not match with the physicality of reality. My right to save my mental health and the right of society to maintain good mental health begin with REALITY not entry into the Mental Sexual Fantasy of what a deluded group of people mentally dissonantly fantasize life should be.
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