Good Grief. New Michigan Policy Makes Gender Switching Easy...
Michigan has had a lot going on lately. Sure, things may be hectic while the Flint water crisis is going on (read Blame Democrats for Flint Water Crisis says Michael Moore). But even in the midst of that catastrophe, their Secretary of State remains focused on the real important issues. Like trading in that accurate (but pesky) ID gender marker for a new one.
The Secretary of State's change in policy this month allowing people to change their gender markers on their driver's license without first having surgery is a win for transgender people across Michigan, a supporter of the change says. The former policy prevented transgender people from having the correct gender on their state IDs and driver's licenses and required "gender confirmation surgery - an invasive medical procedure that not all transgender people need, want or can afford to pay for," the ACLU said.
Supposedly this is a big "win" for the transgender community. But there's a huge, glaring contradiction here. It's LGBT folk who always insist gender and sex are two different things. According to them, "gender" is non-physical: behaviors, roles, etc. While "sex" refers to your physical characteristics. That's why they think Bruce Jenner can be a "woman" while he still has his manhood intact. Guess which one is marked on an ID or driver's license?
It's "sex." So what's the big hang up, trannies? Your sex doesn't define you. Obviously. All a sex marker does is indicate what your physical parts are. Right? So according to their own rules, until you actually physically change your genitalia, your sex doesn't change... Regardless of what you claim your gender is.
So what does it mean when even the "non-gender-conforming" people inadvertently connect sex and gender?
I can already hear the barrage of queers shouting "well a gender reassignment surgery isn't necessary to really change your gender!" Tell that to the people demanding it for free. So does sex/gender matter or not?
Oops. Lots of contradictions. But what else would you expect from a community whose mascot is a man in a dress? They like contradictions.
Speaking of gender, here's a crash course on pronouns.