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Well look who is opposing Bill C-16 which would enshrine the terms gender identity and expression into the Canadian code of human rights it's none other than Jordan Peterson. The University of Toronto professor argues that biology entirely determines gender identity and uses a freedom of expression defense to call a spade a spade to allow him to deny the use of preferred pronouns. Except that Peterson is way above his head in these waters and isn't nearly well versed enough in gender theory to be able to make unequivocal statements.

The ideological movement to blame for oppressing his right to free speech is of course the transgender lobby who has the audacity to ask him to be politically correct. Now where have we heard that before? Oh yes in every conservative's talking points.

Presumably this would mean that Peterson would prefer to address a transgender woman like Janet Mock as sir or him based on his preference of a biological determinant.

I know where Peterson is going with this. He wants to prevent the kind of extreme situation where a person suddenly identifies as an Austrian jackrabbit and we are all supposed to respect that and address that person accordingly. This is an extreme and we should be using common sense and intelligence to deal with identity politics gone mad.

Those who rely on Peterson as an ally to help deny transgender people dignity won't give up without a fight but ultimately will fail in denying our claims of legitamacy. For here we are coming out in every area of society and we are lawyers, engineers, judges and law enforcement personnel to name but a few professions where we are found.

It will be increasingly difficult for ideologues like Peterson who are driven by their own agenda to stem a tide that will invariably overtake them...

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  1. Heh, ya gotta love how the consevatives are angry that transgender people push the notion that gender is a social construct, and radical feminists are angry that transgender people claim that gender is biologically innate. And both project ideologically driven agendas onto us.

    I am a trans woman. I exist. Deal with it. Don't claim that my simple request for the same legally recognized equality and dignity that every other minority wants and deserves is the somehow an act of oppression. It's transparently silly, and betrays your own ideologically based agenda.

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    1. They make for strange bedfellows don't they?

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