Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In this morning's bathroom hissy fit ...

Kevin Clark, we are told, is a graduate of Christendom College and the editor of Seton Magazine (daily inspiration for Catholic home schoolers). He has written a piece for Crisis Magazine oddly titled “The Fact-Free Universe of Transgender Activism.” I say oddly titled because Mr. Clark has dismissed a mountainous body of peer-reviewed research, going back many decades, published in highly regarded scholarly journals. Mr. Clark, you see, does not believe that transgender people exists. That is his convoluted “truth.” Therefore, everything else regarding transgender people simply must be factually incorrect. For Clark this is not derived from critical thinking. Rather, it is an article of faith.

It is how we get this astonishingly fact-free statement in a polemic about supposedly fact-free activism.
The objection made by many people opposed to establishing a right of the transgendered to use the bathroom or shower of their choice is not so much about the occasional transgendered person using a facility. It is that by making someone’s gender choice unquestionable, you are actually saying that anyone, at any time, can use the facilities of the other gender, and if challenged, can simply claim to be transgendered. So any middle aged man who wants to shower with the girls’ soccer team at the local community college will now have a federal right to do so.
Perhaps the first sentence has some truth to it. The rest is, well … fact free as they say.

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