The Canadian Senate has outlawed doubleplusungood speech against anyone who refuses to accept the current “truth” of transgenderism.
Considering the anti-free speech effect of Canada’s other so-called human rights legislation, the scope and depth of this law is unhyperbolically evil:
“Canadians who disavow gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training if the Trudeau Liberals’ Bill C-16 passes, critics told a Senate committee last week.
“Dr. Jordan Peterson and lawyer D. Jared Brown were among those warned the committee the bill is an unprecedented threat to freedom of expression and codifies a spurious ideology of gender identity in law.”
“A University of Toronto psychology professor, Peterson told the senate committee May 17 that ‘it’s unbelievably dangerous for us to move towards representing a social constructionist view of identity in our legal system.’
“‘I think that’s appalling, first of all, because there hasn’t been a piece of legislation that requires Canadians to utter a particular form of address that has particular ideological implications before, and it’s a line we shouldn’t cross.’
“Moreover, ‘the very idea that calling someone a term that they didn’t choose causes them such irreparable harm that legal remedies should be sought,’ is an ‘an indication of just how deeply the culture of victimization has sunk into our society.'”
“The federal department of justice has made clear it will use the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines, and that these ‘mandate’ the use of genderless pronouns on request, Brown said.
“‘Mandating use of pronouns requires one to use words that are not their own that imply a belief in or agreement with a certain theory on gender,’ he added.
“‘If you try to disavow that theory, you can be brought before the Human Rights Commission for misgendering or potentially find yourself guilty of a hate crime. To sum up, on the subject of gender, we’re going to have government-mandated speech.'”
Such legislation is never about justice or equality, but rather about the few being able to use their privilege and power to impose their will on others.
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