[Rushtalk] Harvard: Students can change gender daily, saying otherwise is 'violence'

Tom Matiska tom.matiska at att.net
Tue Apr 25 15:21:13 MDT 2017

"Heterophobes" lashing out at "transphobes"???   Guess their mirror doesn't work when they look at their reflection.   Tom
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John Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:

>How much more stupid, toxic and dangerous can this activism get?
>      Harvard: Students can change gender daily, saying otherwise is
>      ‘violence’
>      Fr Mark Hodges, LifeSiteNews
>    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/harvard-students-can-change-gender-daily-saying-otherwise-is-violence
>    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews
>    <http://www.lifesitenews.com/>) -- One of the world’s premier
>    academic institutions
>    <https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/04/harvard-brochure-twitter/>
>    has published a student guide that states one's gender can "change
>    from day to day" and merely saying that’s not true "is a form of …
>    violence."
>    Homosexual activists in the Harvard University office of "LGBTQ
>    Student Life" passed out a school-sponsored guide that urges
>    students to "fight transphobia <http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9079>."
>    Among other claims presented as facts, the guide decrees that "there
>    are more than two sexes.”
>    "Gender is fluid and changing,” the guide instructs.
>    Using carefully worded transgender phraseology, the guide refers to
>    biological gender as one's "sex assigned at birth."
>    "How are you supposed to write a law that protects against gender or
>    sex discrimination if a person’s ‘gender identity’ can change
>    daily?" Chris Pandolfo at the Conservative Review
>    <https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/04/harvard-gender-changes-daily-disagreement-is-violence>
>    asks. "James Madison might’ve said something important about
>    'mutable' or constantly changing government and 'incoherent' laws once."
>    Furthermore, the Harvard guide admonishes students that "fixed
>    binaries" (in other words, referring to the two sexes of male and
>    female) and "biological essentialism" (in other words, considering a
>    boy to be a boy and a girl to be a girl) "threaten(s) the lives of
>    trans people."
>    Calling a male by a male pronoun is considered gender assault.
>    "Misgendering someone" is considered life-threatening. The biblical
>    worldview is characterized as "transphobic misinformation."
>    "Transphobic misinformation is a form of systemic violence," the
>    guide claims.
>    Critics say the most dangerous claim of the Harvard encyclical is
>    that opposing views are "a form of systemic violence." In other
>    words
>    <https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/04/harvard-gender-changes-daily-disagreement-is-violence>,
>    "traditional understandings of the roles of men and women and the
>    distinctions between male and female are 'violence.'”
>    "If you follow this line of thinking, then when, for example, Jesus
>    says in Matthew 19, 'Have you not read that he who created them from
>    the beginning made them male and female’…  — that’s violence,"
>    Pandolfo pointed out.
>    Campus Reform <http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9079> reports that
>    several Harvard students expressed outrage about the misuse of
>    tuition money for the politically correct student guide, but "all
>    declined to comment on the record due to concerns about potential
>    repercussions from the school."
>    Pandolfo opined, "One wonders if Harvard’s administration has paused
>    to consider whether they are providing a 'Safe Space' for students
>    who think that men are men and women are women."
>    "This is the sad state of affairs at colleges and universities,"
>    Pandolfo concludes.  "Traditional values are called violent. Mob
>    violence to silence free speech is called justice."
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