In a series of new regulations, New York City human rights officials have threatened sanctions to landlords, employers, and businesses who prevent cross-dressing men from using the ladies’ room, under provisions against transgender discrimination.
Yet knowing who is cross-dressing and who is not has also become more complicated, since the same new guidelines also ban the gender “discrimination” of dress codes that require men to wear ties and women to wear skirts to the workplace.
The newest attempt to enforce gender fluidity also forbids those in positions of authority from using a male pronoun such as “him” or “he” for a man who prefers to be thought of as a woman.
An article in the January/February issue of The Atlantic alleges that as a nation, America now believes by large margins that people should “get to define their own gender, irrespective of biology.”
The only fact the article offers to back up this monumental claim is that a survey at the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law found that between two-thirds and three-quarters of Americans support barring discrimination against transgender people—which is a far cry from believing that gender is a subjective construct.
There was an enormous outcry when Glamour magazine awarded cross-dresser Bruce Jenner the “Woman of the Year” title in November.
In a biting commentary, author Nicole Russell wrote that by choosing Jenner as woman of the year, “Glamour endorses the idea that men are better at being women than we are.”
“Apparently real women can’t cut it, so we’ve got to import men into our ranks to win awards,” Russell wrote. “Jenner might feel like he is a woman,” she said, “he might want to be a woman, he might be living as a woman, but thoughts do not generate biology or reality.”
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