Since I have moved to Ohio, I have started reading the local papers. That includes guest opinion articles. Of course, the local papers — as is the news everywhere, unfortunately — are usually ridiculously Liberal. Here is an example, Your kid’s genitalia will be next battle field if Ohio lawmakers are successful| Opinion.
The author, a guy who calls himself Jasmine, believes that he is a victim. Yet it is the author who is trying to force the rest of us to support his fantasy life. He insists that everyone affirm as factual that he is a woman. He would have us to believe that refusing to affirm that him is now a her is the same thing as being violently hateful to him.
What is weird about all this? Is it this guy who calls himself Jasmine? Not particularly. To some degree, almost all of us have been excessively obsessed with the opposite sex at some point in our lives. “Jasmine,” regrettably, just took his obsession to a completely absurd extreme. What is weird? “Jasmine” and others of his ilk now want us to believe that the sexual determination that doctors, parents, family, friends and neighbors make when we are born is not particularly accurate, and many people who should know better are supporting this blithering nonsense.
Why would anyone support the nonsense spouted by “Jasmine” and others of his ilk? “Jasmine” and the rest of the LGBTQ activist crowd don’t even try to make an appeal to logic. Their argument is almost entirely emotional, but they are not trying to be logical. They would shame us into silence, then into acquiescence, and eventually into an adoption of their sexual idolatry.
Does shame have a place in our lives? Yes. When we know we are doing something wrong — that we are sinning — our consciences should bother us. We should be ashamed, and we should seek forgiveness and repentance. However, before we become ashamed — before we load ourselves up with false guilt — we need to think. We need to make a reasoned determination.
In his opinion piece, “Jasmine” effectively argues that anyone who calls himself a woman should be able to compete in women’s sports, that it is invasive to force competitors to submit to a genital exam. If we overreact, “Jasmine” might have a point. Yet, we still must maintain standards required for women’s sports to be women’s sports. Unfortunately, thanks to LGBTQ activists it is becoming more and more difficult to make use of what we use to have on our identification cards, our biological sex at birth. Nevertheless, “Jasmine” is spreading fear porn. We don’t have to see someone’s genitals (which may have been removed and/or altered) to know their biological sex. A blood test will suffice. We can use a DNA analysis based on the X and Y chromosomes.
Would such a blood test be perfect? No, but the object is to establish the sex of a person (not their gender preference) beyond a reasonable doubt. The term “woman” can be defined based upon clear biological criteria. A person’s gender preference is just whatever someone wants it to be.