December 20, 2019
Anti-discrimination laws and the inability to deny that a man who says he’s a woman is a woman inevitably lead to the eventual outlawing of refusing sex with trannies.
After all, heterosexual men refusing sex with “transitioned” men who say they are women is nothing but discrimination based on the authenticity of the genitals.
In a blow to free speech protections in the United Kingdom, a judge in an employment tribunal has ruled that there is no right to question whether a transgender person is a man or a woman.
Maya Forstater, a former tax expert, who was fired from her job at the Centre for Global Development after tweeting that “men cannot change into women“, lost her legal challenge against her firing.
The ruling found that the Equality Act 2010 did not protect Ms Forstater’s right to express the philosophical belief that there are only two genders and therefore her firing was legal, reports The Telegraph.
Most people think of men as humans who were born with testicles and penises, so Maya Forstater’s assertion that men cannot change into women, in that context, is absolutely correct.
The problem is that gender has been separated from the objectively measurable and is now based on the subjective — on the feelings and whims of the mentally ill — and in this new context, there are as many genders as the imagination allows.
It’s kinda like colors.
If seeing the above color made you think “blue,” then congratulations: you just misgendered the color. It’s called indigo.
If you think “green” then you’re violating the color’s dignity. It’s harlequin.
To safely navigate modernity, you have to learn all of the colors and their names and keep an eye open for any new name assigned to a random shade.
In his ruling, employment Judge Taylor said that Ms Forstater’s gender-critical position “is incompatible with human dignity and fundamental rights of others”.
Judge Taylor argued that the legal rights of a transgender person override Ms Forstater’s right to express her opinions, saying that she was responsible for “enormous pain that can be caused by misgendering a person”.
The “enormous pain that can be caused by misgendering a person” is — very conveniently — absolutely immeasurable. You have to take their word for it, just like you have to take their word that they’re women.
“If a person has transitioned from male to female and has a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC), that person is legally a woman. That is not something [Ms Forstater] is entitled to ignore. [Ms Forstater’s] position is that even if a trans woman has a GRC, she cannot honestly describe herself as a woman. That belief is not worthy of respect in a democratic society,” Taylor said.
“Even paying due regard to the qualified right to freedom of expression, people cannot expect to be protected if their core belief involves violating others’ dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment for them,” he concluded.
Who decides which beliefs are worthy of respect though? What does “violating others’ dignity” mean?
It’s all just a conveniently vague word salad.
Ms Forstater’s solicitor said that “the significance of this judgment should not be downplayed”, adding that had his client won the case, it would have protected people on both sides of the argument “to express their beliefs without fear of being discriminated against”.
Jodie Ginsberg of Index on Censorship wrote that she was “deeply worried” about the ruling and its implications “for free speech — and in particular the potential it gives for ever greater policing of an individual’s personal views and opinions by employers”.
At the time of Ms Forstater’s firing, Ginsberg said: “From what I have read of her writing, I cannot see that Maya has done anything wrong other than express an opinion that many feminists share — that there should be a public and open debate about the distinction between sex and gender.”
The idea isn’t for both sides to be able to express their beliefs but for the transgender side to impose theirs above everyone else’s.
It may sound counterintuitive, but opposing this isn’t the way to fight it.
It’s way more effective to collapse the game under its own weight by having every man play it.
There is no downside to identifying as a woman and since being a man or being a woman has nothing to do with which genitals a person has, then transitioning surgeries aren’t even needed.