Posted on | March 29, 2016 | 24 Comments
“Human nature cannot be eradicated by ideology,” as I explain in my book Sex Trouble. The stubborn reality of human nature is likely to produce results that are unexpected by those who are attempting to turn feminist gender theory — the social construction of the gender binary within the heterosexual matrix — into public policy. Controversy over a North Carolina law regarding public restrooms has become an LGBT cause célèbre. However, no intelligent person should be deceived by liberals who claim they can usher in the utopia of androgynous equality if only they can overcome the prejudices of Republicans, rednecks and Bible-thumpers. The world cannot be remade to fit a utopian theory, and no amount of regulation (or suppression of dissent) can alter the fundamental facts of human biology. Here is some relevant news from that bastion of hillbilly bigotry, New York City:
A transgender woman was raped inside a bathroom at the historic gay bar Stonewall Inn this weekend, according to police.
The incident happened around 11:40 p.m. Saturday night when the 25-year-old victim was inside a single-occupancy unisex bathroom at the bar on Christopher Street. She told police that a man came into the bathroom claiming he only needed to wash his hands, then proceeded to grope and rape her.
The man fled the scene, and the victim also left the bar after the incident. She returned about an hour later, and called 911. She was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital for treatment.
Maybe the suspect didn’t get the memo about the rules of decorum in this historic site where the revolution for LGBT equality began. Feminists have assured us that “heterosexuality is the structure that keeps sexist oppression in place,” and so whatever happened in that restroom at the Stonewall Inn — a place where there is no such “structure” — it wasn’t “sexist oppression.” Perhaps this will be some comfort to the victim.
Probably not, however. Meanwhile, in North Carolina:
A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against the North Carolina governor and other state officials over a new law that blocks transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity and stops cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people.
Two transgender men, a lesbian, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and Equality North Carolina want a judge to declare the state law, House Bill 2, unconstitutional and a violation of federal laws banning sex discrimination. . . .
The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The defendants are Gov. Pat McCrory, state Attorney General Roy Cooper III, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and board Chairman W. Louis Bissette Jr. Two of the plaintiffs are university system employees, and one is a university student.
Whatever the federal courts may decide, water will still be wet, the sky will still be blue, men will be men and women will be women. The legal abolition of male/female distinctions has obvious consequences, but biology is never going to be legislated out of existence.
Special Snowflake, a/k/a Gender-Neutral Teen: "People said transphobic things and it was generally horrid." https://t.co/nCVMiCHiCD
— FreeStacy (@Not_RSMcCain) March 29, 2016