Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: But only we can be special!
First, a little mood music:
Yet again, the entire purpose of sex segregation in places like locker rooms and bathrooms is ignored by appropriation of the terms “boy” and “girl” to allow a male into a space for vulnerable young underaged females.
“The subject at hand is a ruling from Oregon federal District Judge Marco A. Hernández in a case involving a school which decided to allow so-called transgender children to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and showers of the opposite gender. A group of concerned parents took the school district to court, but Hernandez brought the hammer down against them.”
Even using “incorrect” gender pronouns can cause punishment. Once upon a time, masculine and feminine grammatical genders indicated, in human beings, something objective and usually obvious; now you don’t know unless you’ve been given permission and knowledge of some other’s peccadilloes…
“The University of Minnesota is considering a new policy that would mandate the use of ‘preferred pronouns’ under threat of expulsion or firing.
“According to the policy—currently titled ‘Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns’—members of the academic institution ‘are expected to use the names, gender identities, and pronouns specified to them by University members.’
“The policy, which reportedly began circulating earlier this year, would also allow students to use school facilities based on their preferred gender identity and not their sex assigned at birth.”
Even when one is woke enough to want to praise a “tran-man”, they aren’t allowed to because actors aren’t allowed to act:
“Scarlett Johansson is again at the center of a casting controversy, this time for accepting a role to play a transgender man.
“She’s joining director Rupert Sanders to star in ‘Rub & Tug,’ a film based on the true story of transgender massage parlor owner Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have reported.”