This isn’t an article from The Onion.
If you doubt the existence of the 20,000 new genders and combinations of neopronouns that mentally ill people discovered on Tumblr over the last decade, you are attacking “science itself.”
“(CNN) – Not long ago, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene — who opposes passing the Equality Act, which would guarantee federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans — hung a sign outside her office. Her sign read, “trust the science.”
If only she — and like-minded others — would.
One of us is a physician-scientist and the other is a historian of medicine. We’ve both been watching as conservatives claim their legislative attacks on transgender people are rooted in science. Because we lack explicit federal civil rights protections for transgender people, a problem The Equality Act would remedy, Republicans have been able to launch a range of attacks on the civil rights of transgender people, each time using “science” as their justification. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, when signing a piece of anti-trans legislation into law earlier this month, claimed “We are going to go based off biology — not based on ideology.”
But here’s the thing — they’re not. In fact, attacks on trans people are also attacks on science itself.
First of all, transgender people are not “denying science” by virtue of existing. On the contrary, the medical and scientific consensus is that being trans and transitioning are healthy natural manifestations of human diversity — and transgender people have a lot of long-ignored expertise to offer the sciences. …
Though some conservatives have a strange obsession with focusing on other elements of biology (i.e., genitals and chromosomes), it doesn’t make scientific or medical sense to give these unconscious parts of our bodies primacy over our conscious brains, where gender identity resides. …”
Who says that miracles cannot happen?
According to “science,” race and sex are social constructs with no biological basis, but “trans” identities actually do have a strong genetic basis. “Trans” is firmly grounded in human biology.