“It’s up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity. I am not going to foreclose that choice based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals.”
—Statement released by Katy Doty, Canadian non-binary transgender activist and mother of Searyl Atli Doty, upon it’s birth.
2.Katy’s using her just born child as a political and a political prop. She thus qualifies as a soul-less, radical mother who puts her political obsessions over her obligations to her own child, and a great candidate to be an awful parent.
Good luck, Searyl Atli, but I think you are doomed.
3. That name isn’t going to do the kid—can we agree it’s a kid, Katy?—any good either. Giving a child anything but a name that will allow him or her to go through life without a needless and gratuitous handicap nailed to them by parents amusing themselves, grandstanding or turning their offspring into a billboard is a form of child abuse. Being saddled with a name nobody can pronounce—Seerill? See-Ay-rill? See-Ay-RILE? Wait… is this name really an illiterate spelling of Cyril?— or spell will rob anyone of about a thousand hours before they are 60, if they are lucky.
Why would a mother inflict this on a child? Because the mother is a selfish jerk, that’s why.
4. This is grandstanding, narrow-focused virtue-signaling, and worse.
5. Someone, indeed a chorus, should have the guts to tell Katy how annoying she is, as well as unethical.
6. The trans community is apparently sitting up at night trying to figure out ways to look ridiculous and make public nuisances of themselves. This is typical of aggressive minority groups trying to get recognition and power, but it’s still incompetent and irresponsible.
Katy is Canadian, and officials in Canada, who are apparently no more likely to show any backbone than most officials when social justice warriors foaming from the mouth are after them, issued the baby a “health card” that does not specify gender so little Searyl can participate in their socialized health care . Gender Free ID Coalition, a group that crusades against gender identifiers on government documents because it is stereotyping or something sees this as a victory in their effort to make life far more complicated for everyone because it is unfortunately complicated for the gender-confused.
This is what happens when you let the nose of a flatulent and rude camel into your tent. Those with gender issues should not be abused, beaten, or discriminated against. Agreed. They should have access to medical treatment connected to their condition. Absolutely. They should be able to openly declare their status without fear of reprisals, and people with compassion, manners and ethics shouldn’t teat them like freaks. Got it.
But they do not have leave to re-make the world in their image, and cry foul if the majority draws reasonable lines and says: No. Behave.
Pronouns are useful. They have served as well. Sorry they don’t work for you, trans buddy, but you’re just going to have to cope. Columnist Leonard Pitts, a sympathetic sort, stated it well:
[I]n the notion of a genderless humanity we arrive at the proverbial bridge too far. Yes, I know some people are born anatomically neither male nor female. I’m not talking about them. Nor have I any beef with the child born into a male body who feels emotionally estranged from that body and takes steps, whether surgical or cosmetic, to rectify the problem. Good for him. And her.What I have trouble with is the idea that we somehow commit a sin against enlightenment when we identify that baby’s body as male in the first place. What I find problematic is the notion that we should look upon this child with his XY chromosome and a little stub of flesh between his legs that will someday be capable of producing sperm, and pretend we have no idea what he is.
[Irresistible tangent: But all of the Left is obsessed with this kind of attempted self-hypnosis to accept what isn’t true as fact in 2017. Never mind that every study and experience shows that a high minimum wage costs jobs and kills business: it’s good, that all! Never mind that single payer health care is cripplingly expensive: let’s do it! Never mind that Islam is a religion that produces terrorists because it calls on believer to kill people: Muslims have nothing to do with terrorism! And, of course, Mike Brown was shot by a racist cop as the Gentle Giant screamed, “Don’t Shoot!”]
There is another unethical aspect to what Katy is doing. She is forcing a dilemma on an innocent child that he or she does not need, or deserve. The vast, vast number of children are immediately and successfully guided to a perfectly acceptable, standard and secure gender identity that matches their chromosomes, external organs, development and appearance. They have an immediate peer group, and they don’t have to be anxious about, say, what bathroom they use. They don’t have to decide anything. This is healthy. This works.
Katy, who is an anomaly, has concluded, as self-obsessed, self-righteous and arrogant people often do, that her way is the best way and the only desirable way, and that everyone should be like her. Thus she wants to create confusion and uncertainty for her child: she is intentionally creating circumstances calculated to create gender confusion for her own child, with all of its potential attendant consequences, including surgery and psychiatric treatments. It isn’t enough, apparently, that little Searyl Atli is already going to be burdened by a having parent who will not be a helpful role model in deciding how a female or a male acts.
I bet the child will learn how unethical fanatics act, though.