“Non-binary” means not having to choose between man or woman. You’re something else.
Given that we’re being asked to police people’s speech and thought yet again, with still another legal revolution in the works, it might be nice to know if all the terrorizing has any basis.
Over at “Non-Binary Safe Space,” we read this:
I’m actually taking a Gender Studies class right now, and we have done a lot of in depth discussion regarding the gender binary in Western cultures. It’s appalling how prevalent it is, really.
A “Gender Studies” class. I’ll bet a lot of dissenting opinions are allowed in there!
It’s “appalling” how prevalent the “gender binary” — the idea that you’re either a man or a woman — is in “Western cultures”? Try setting foot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and ordering everyone to refer to you as “ze.” Observe the response.
After a reminder that there are disorders whereby someone might have chromosomes other than XX and XY (like XYY), we read this admission:
I have been unable to find any more legitimate scientific resources that come from the science-y side of things. There are countless personal accounts of being non-binary – several of which are referenced within my textbooks – and it’s generally accepted within most communities as valid, but not a lot of good research is being done because 1) it’s difficult to get research grants surrounding non binary gender in such an androcentric society and 2) there aren’t many people interested in researching it heavily in the first place.
Remember that any research done is undoubtedly biased. If your parents plop some research of their own in your lap trying to disprove who you know yourself to be, burn it. Don’t even bother looking at it, because it’s wrong. How do I know it’s wrong? Because you exist.
Is there a less “androcentric” society our author can think of? If so, why isn’t the research being done there? If not, then by “an androcentric society” does our author really mean all of planet Earth, for its entire history?
Then the whopper: “any research done” — except theirs, of course — “is undoubtedly biased.” It must be wrong because you exist.
It is ruled out that your experiences could be a disorder, rather than a priori disproof of all contrary evidence.
This is what Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, was getting at on my show: the whole “gender identity” movement is anti-scientific at its core, and yet we’re being ordered to change our thinking and institutions — and risk career ruin if we resist — on the basis of it.