Question: What’s the definition of sex (as in gender)? According to Merriam Webster, it is:
sex noun \ˈseks\
1: either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures
2: the sum of the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of organisms that are involved in reproduction marked by the union of gametes and that distinguish males and females
I don’t see anything in there about sex/gender being based upon the sentiments of the individual. Yet, our society is now gleefully redefining gender in just this way—i.e., not upon the biological facts of the individual, but upon his/her feelings.
Although it is unknown if the kids at the camp will eventually identify as gay or transgender—or even if the way gender and sexuality are defined throughout society will evolve—the camp allows the kids to look at themselves in a completely different way.
– A Boys’ Camp to Redefine Gender, Slate, July 15, 2013
Have a penis? Doesn’t mean you’re a boy—at least not if you feel like a girl. Have a vagina? Same thing.
And why stop there? Maybe your humanity, like your gender, is not a matter of biological fact but a matter of thuper-thenthitive feeling. E.g., do you feel like a dolphin? Well then, get a dolphinoplasty! Don’t let that oppressive Mother Nature try to dictate what you are! Damn the facts; feel what you are!
Folks, we are quickly approaching the “left singularity“, which will create a sociopoliticoeconomic blackhole from which not even the light of truth and reason can escape.
Exit quotation from the inimitable Jim Goad:
The left—whatever’s left of it—has a queer tendency to mistake ideas for reality and reality for ideas. That’s the only way they could swallow the notion that what’s inside Chaz Bono’s head makes her a man while what Mother Nature tucked between her legs is irrelevant. It’s such through-the-looking-glass thinking that enables them to believe America is riddled with hang-ups about Chaz Bono rather than the obvious fact that Chaz Bono is hung-up about herself.
– Jim Goad, The Emperor’s New Body, Taki’s Magazine, September 5, 2011