Overnight I learned via perthnow.com.au that the Western Australian Law Reform Commission has produced a Discussion Paper that examines existing WA state legislation concerning the issue of gender reassignment. It boils down to the question of whether a baby’s sex should be recorded on his or her birth certificate, proposing instead that a baby’s sex classification be recorded elsewhere.
The move is explained by the Commission as being ostensibly in the interests of parents of children born genuinely ‘intersex’, reducing the pressure to assign a sex to their child before it is 60 days old as per current requirements regarding birth certificates. At the same time however the discussion paper poses the question of a third ‘non binary’ option, and also changes to legislation to essentially make it easier for children to ‘reassign their gender status’ without requiring their parents’ consent.
Why not simply apply a caveat to the existing requirement that would allow parents of children born with a medically-significant intersex condition identified during or prior to the birth the leeway to seek medical advice during this very difficult period in their lives, and avoid rushing to declare the child male or female, you might ask. Would that not make more sense than removing the recording of sex from a birth certificate altogether?
Research reveals that anything from 0.05% to 4% of births in Australia are intersexed, however I would bet all money that the higher end of that spectrum is ideologically challenged and framed by mental health issues (i.e. transsexualism), and that at most 1 in 2,000 births are genuinely medically intersexed. I would similarly be willing to bet that draconian treatment by medical authorities towards the parents or children born intersexed in any way is non-existent in our modern Western societies, yet somehow we again find ourselves facing legislation that purports to be harmless to the many while “benefitting” the few victims of the current paradigm.
Let’s call a spade a spade; this is about making it easier for people with gender dysphoria or identity disorder to identify as whatever the hell gender they choose to, without having to go through all the complications of having to prove any sort of medical or scientific reality for their choice, or to what extent they seek to physically transition if at all. Because feelings. If a birth certificate contains no sex information, who can argue with a person’s “identity” when they’re 12 years old??
The Terms of Reference of the study are wide-ranging indeed, but it’s the background to this – the research and activism by groups such as the Australian Human Rights Commission via the WA Gender Project – that masks the truly insidious nature of all of this. While it’s been cleaned up and sanitised through reasonable-sounding bodies like the Law Commission which otherwise performs reasonable review of legislation requiring modernisation, it exposes yet again the maltruistic tendencies of our intellectual-yet-idiot class to propose wide-ranging legislative, social and cultural solutions to cases requiring nothing more than individual attention, all under the guise of the “very best intentions” for all.
We will have to wait and see what the ultimate findings are of the commission after submissions close in October, but I urge any reader who is interested in this topic, who understands the debilitating impact that the continued assault on traditional male-female norms, traditional family structures and what they’ve defined as “hetero-normative” relationships is having and will continue to have on the strength and health of Western society as a whole, to read not just the Discussion Paper, but also this Position Paper put forward by the AHRC back in 2007.
The latter is a wonderful example of how gender ideology and pseudo-scientific academia has been allowed to conflate the issue of sex and gender, normalising and indeed promoting the idea that transitioning gender is a healthy alternative. It also serves as a useful instruction for how decades of subverting gender as being nothing more than a social construct, that what it means to be male or female is nothing more than a cultural bias, has crept into the public’s consciousness of how sex is itself malleable and subject to personal choice.
If you live in Western Australia, and if you are interested in this at all, send a submission to email@example.com prior to the closing date of 19 October 2018, and let them know your feelings on the subject.
If ever you were lacking in motivation to do so, read no further than 2.1 of the Discussion Paper, as per the sections quoted below:
“The Commission’s adopted terminology is informed by the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender… ”
“The Commission is cognisant of the fact that there is an important distinction between sex and gender …”
“Gender is a social concept that describes the way in which a person identifies or expresses their masculine or feminine traits and the way they are recognised within a community.”
These are the people making the rules by which we will soon be living.