Trump Regime May Legislatively Obliterate the Definition of "Transgender"

[Content Note: Trans hatred.]

Erica L. Green, Katie Benner, and Robert Pear at the New York Times report: "The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. ...The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were [assigned at birth]."

There is much more at the link, but that's the basic gist.

Two points:

1. This has Mike Pence's filthy, Christian Supremacist fingerprints all over it.

2. There has already been an enormous amount of digital ink spilled in thinkpieces deconstructing the motivations behind this move, and I'm just going to be really blunt about my feelings on that: The why doesn't matter.

Every moment trying to assign rational (if heinous) explanations for this flaming garbage mound of undiluted hatred is a moment wasted, because it's a moment conceding the vile pretense that there is some reason for this proposed policy other than deliberate harm.

The object is malice.

Whatever transparent bullshit they offer as the thinnest veneer of legitimacy should never, ever, be treated as a principled position. It should be treated with naught but contempt.

Malice is the agenda. The rest is farce.

I will not engage with that farce, because it only benefits this sickening regime. This is wrong. It is cruel. There is zero justification for it. Denying people's identity and humanity is not "a difference of opinion." It's eliminationist trash.

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