Genderfication [With Comment by John]

Paul’s notice of the NBA’s grandstanding about North Carolina’s bathroom wars reminds me that I’ve neglected to flag the cover story I wrote for the Washington Examiner Sunday magazine late last month, entitled “The Genderfication of U.S. Politics.” It’s about 2,500 words long, but here is one key passage and the conclusion:

The rejection of human nature is not just a strong skepticism or allowance for the diversity or mystery of human types, but an active hostility toward human nature, which can be seen in the way the designation “cis-gender” (defined as “people whose gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth” — note the telltale term “assigned”) is considered just one among many possible choices on the menu, but very often as a term of derision. And the matter is considered settled. . .

And yet one thinks of the aphorism of the Roman poet Horace: Naturam expelles furca, tamen usque recurret — “You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, but she keeps on coming back.” The issue of transgender bathroom integration in public schools may well come to resemble the debacle of forced bussing 40 years ago, where compulsory liberalism was forced into headlong retreat by a ferocious public backlash.

It is ironic that liberals who otherwise champion the sanctity of nature when it comes to global warming or endangered species or pristine forests draw the line when it comes to human nature.

JOHN adds: I have four children. Each one, when born, belonged to a gender which would easily be recognized by anyone who had not attended an American university. When a nurse says, “It’s a boy!” she is not “assigning” anything, but is making an obvious and irrefutable observation. Liberals aren’t just wrong, they are crazy.