atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5904: No, not really.

AP mangling the language in the name of political correctness.
Tuesday also saw the AP introduce a new rule: Instead of the expressions "sex change" or "transition," writers are to use "gender confirmation." This was a deep kowtow to the transgender movement, which believes that physicians don't alter anything essential or fundamental when they perform a sex-change operation: Caitlyn Jenner was always Caitlyn Jenner. The operation merely confirmed this ontological fact.
When a surgeon performs that surgery on someone, he is altering a basic fact of biology and anatomy.

That person was born male, biologically, and was named "Bruce Jenner" by his parents. At some point, he decided that he was a woman in a man's body and began behaving as if he was not the biological sex he was born with.

The surgery he may or may not have someday is not confirming anything. It is, in fact, contradicting the biological fact of his sex. But as Ace says:
Literal magical thinking: The words you say in a magic spell call a new reality into being. Likewise, the language-obsessed left thinks they can summon a new reality by demanding we all chant the same magic words of Social Justice power.
And that's all it is. It's Winston being told that 2+2=5 because the Party says so. You force someone to lie about something because that way you are in control of their thoughts.

No. Just no.


Incidentally, related to that last, we have this:
In late September, the United Kingdom's Bath Spa University turned down an application by James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with transgender people, to conduct research on gender reassignment reversals. The university deemed the subject "potentially politically incorrect."
So: it's not even allowed to ask how often people who have sex change surgery decide they want to go back. Because that answer might reveal something about transsexuals that the transsexual lobby doesn't want revealed.

Just like you're not supposed to ask about the staggering rate of suicide in that demographic.

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