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24 October 2018 @ 05:05 am
Against a Federal Registry of Genitals  
It is of course common sense that humanity is divided into men and women, and you can tell which someone is by looking, just as it is common sense that the Sun goes around the Earth. The Trump Gang, unsurprisingly, is promoting this cruel and stupid doctrine. [Atlantic]

Thanx to [personal profile] twistedchick
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on October 24th, 2018 10:05 am (UTC)
Much of the cruelty and stupidity is in conflating gender with sex, and Trump's gang certainly didn't invent that. Gender is a societal construct; sex is a matter of biology: the vast majority of people naturally have either a penis and sperm, or a uterus and ova.

For a tiny minority, the biology isn't so clear-cut; for a slightly larger (but still very small) minority, their perceived gender never matches their biological sex. So, okay, such people have some hard choices to make, but why does that have to be anyone else's business? Especially, why does it have to be the entire nation's business? It's not like our population is crashing because male and female breeders can't find and identify each other.

This is just more of the GOP's well-established practice of distracting the hoi polloi with sex, religion and xenophobia to keep their attention off the fact that they're being robbed blind while their planet burns.
Sherwood Smithsartorias on October 24th, 2018 01:08 pm (UTC)
Such a perfect icon for both the Trump gang and their stupid policies.