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The trans movement hasn't gone far enough

A atriz e ativista transgênero Laverne Cox

American transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, 05181153 of October 2019 .| Photo: EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

“Identifying yourself” as someone you are not has become fashionable. Today, if you think you’re someone you’re not, the whole world is expected to nod in agreement, if you don’t have to give a standing ovation.

This is especially the case in terms of gender identity, as William “Lia” Thomas vividly demonstrated in the university’s Olympic swimming pools. Low-flying male swimmer William Thomas became female university champion swimmer Lia Thomas alone — Shazam! — saying it is.

What a cool magic trick .

Gone are the times when a subject he had to risk his own skin to get one of these. Or, more precisely, skinning oneself and something else; that is, your penis. The age-old requirement to go under the knife for gender transition has met the same fate as the dial-up phone. Nowadays, mere affirmations are enough.

“ Hi, I’m a girl!”, and so one does.

As Yogi Berra would say , if he were alive and not shocked: “Only in the United States, really.”

Since simple declarations of identity can change people more dramatically than the scalpel, what’s next after the triumph of the trans movement?

How about the

transnationalism?

Imagine Lupita Martinez. She is poor and lives in Honduras. The streets of Tegucigalpa are a daily ordeal for her. A surge in public transport crimes is the last straw on the Caribbean beach of your patience.

So Lupita joins a caravan and migrates north to the US-Mexico border.

When she comes face to face with a border guard, Lupita says the magic words: “I identify as American”.

“Welcome, Lupita!” says the border guard with a big smile as he invites this Honduran-American citizen to enter her land.

How about transracialism ?

Imagine Ludwig Von Thannhausen, 18 years. He lives in suburban Chicago with his native German parents who brought him to the United States as a baby. He has blond hair, blue eyes, and looks like a boy born in Oberpfaffenhofen, who happens to be white.

But Ludwig loves black things.

He is obsessed with the Harlem Renaissance. He knows more about the literature of Langston Hughes than that of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the paintings of Aaron Douglas more than those of Max Ernst, and the music of Duke Ellington more deeply than that of Richard Wagner. Its heroes range from Frederick Douglass to Tuskegee Airmen to Denzel Washington. He listens to everything from Motown to Parliament Funkadelic to Prince to Kanye West.

He dreams of majoring in black studies at Howard University in Washington DC, a historically black university. In fact, he wants to enroll as a black student and seeks a scholarship dedicated to black applicants.

Ludwig looks more like an Aryan Nation recruit, but he said the secret words: “I identify as black.” Who are we to disagree? If that’s his identity, it’s his identity.

What if your good grades in school and an impressive basketball track record get you a seat at Howard, and a $50 scholarship 50 a thousand for minorities, so who are we to say he’s not really black?

But what would we say to the young woman who is really black (dark skin, dark hair, etc.), tempts Howard but doesn’t win the vacancy, the scholarship, or neither? If it weren’t for Ludwig, she would have gotten these blessings.

How about transindividualism )?

Imagine that Bob Glenwood has multiple personality. He identifies himself as Bob Glenwood, but also as Steve Jones, Myron Shapiro, Jackie Washington and Concepción Gomez.

A atriz e ativista transgênero Laverne Cox Then he fills in five voter registration cards and votes five times by mail.

Who are we to say that Bob only deserves to vote once? How dare we marginalize the other four people who live inside his brain? This would be the third edition of the Jim Crow laws of segregation.

As these (so far) fictitious examples show, the United States will descend into even deeper chaos if we allow people to simply “identify” themselves as what they are not and take from others bounties directed at people who have a claim. of these identities.

I identify myself as Walter Cronkite [lendário jornalista americano], and full stop.

Deroy Murdock is a Fox News correspondent, deputy editor of National Review Online and senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research.

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