‘The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible,’ says Camille Paglia
Washington Examiner ^ | 6/15/2017 | Emily Jashinsky Posted on 7/6/2017, 9:26:48 AM by simpson96Conspicuously absent from the “pro-science” progressive movement is a pro-science perspective on gender. In fact, it’s probably more accurate to characterize their perspective on gender as anti-science, enforcing dogma rooted more in the work of wayward Women’s Studies departments than biological reality.Just this April, for instance, Bill Nye, anointed disciple of the pro-science Left, framed the idea that gender exists on a spectrum from which people can choose points that match their identities as settled science.
But in an interview published Thursday with the Weekly Standard, dissident feminist Camille Paglia gave a compelling take on the contemporary progressive dogma on transgenderism. “Although I describe myself as transgender (I was donning flamboyant male costumes from early childhood on), I am highly skeptical about the current transgender wave, which I think has been produced by far more complicated psychological and sociological factors than current gender discourse allows,” Paglia explained.”The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one’s birth gender for life. Intersex ambiguities can occur, but they are developmental anomalies that represent a tiny proportion of all human births,” pronounced Paglia. The bestselling author also condemned “the escalating prescription of puberty blockers” for children, referring to the practice as “a criminal violation of human rights.”
“It is certainly ironic,” she observed, “how liberals who posture as defenders of science when it comes to global warming (a sentimental myth unsupported by evidence) flee all reference to biology when it comes to gender.”To correct these trends, Paglia turned to a proposition (snip) calling on gender studies departments to reintroduce the serious study of biology into their curriculums.
“Biology has been programmatically excluded from Women’s Studies and Gender Studies programs for almost 50 years now,” she remarked.(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com …