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Journal smittyoneeach's Journal: Postmodern drivel is corrosive for the mind 5

Funniest title yet this year: "Gender deniers insist Bradley Manning is a woman", linking an NRO article daring to speak truth to nitwits:

We have created a rhetoric of âoegender identityâ that is disconnected from biological sexual fact, and we have done so largely in the service of enabling the sexual mutilation of physically healthy men and women (significantly more men) by medical authorities who should be barred by professional convention if not by conscience from the removal of healthy organs (and limbs, more on that later), an act that by any reasonable standard ought to be considered mutilation rather than therapy. This is not to discount the feelings of people who suffer from gender-identity disorders â" to the contrary, those feelings must be taken into account in determining courses of treatment for people who have severe personality disorders. But those subjective experiences do not render inconsequential the biological facts: A man who believes he is a woman trapped in a manâ(TM)s body, no matter the intensity of his feeling, is no such thing. The duty of the medical profession is not to encourage and enable delusions, but to help those who suffer from them to cope with them. It is worth noting here that as a matter of law and a matter of social expectation, the fiction of sex change is treated as the paramount good: We are not expected to treat those who have undergone the procedure as men who have taken surgical and hormonal steps to impersonate women (or vice versa) but as people who have literally changed sex, which they have not â" no more than Dennis Avner, the famous âoeStalking Catâ who attempted to physically transform himself into a tiger, changed species.

If you believe this gender noise, you might also believe that life begins sometime after all of the information that defines a person is available, or that we can "use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption".

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Postmodern drivel is corrosive for the mind

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  • I heard they prefer 'sex correction' because they were in the wrong body, then corrected into the right body.

    • Again, "corrosive for the mind".
    • by pudge ( 3605 ) * Works for Slashdot

      Regardless of whether or not they think they are of a different gender, the fact is that most people associate gender pronouns with physical sex. To them -- us -- the proper pronoun to use is one of physiological fact. Bradley Manning is a he. There is no Chelsea Manning, and if there were, he would be a he. These are the actual facts, to me.

      Now, if you choose to recognize gender above sex, and accept that everyone gets to dictate to the rest of us what their gender is, then fine, to you, "she" is corre

      • I think it's worse than that: this is a deliberate, diabolical intellectual wrecking ball.
        • by pudge ( 3605 ) * Works for Slashdot

          You're probably right, but I tend to look at the things in front of me and evaluate them on their own merits, rather than their motives. Which is why I spend too much time on trolls. :-)

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