In a stunning statement of anti-science significance, the American Association of University Professors said this week that anyone still arguing that gender is defined by birth is espousing an idea that has been “thoroughly discredited by over fifty years of feminist, trans, queer, and critical race research and by lived experience.”
Ooh, a whole 50 years is all it took for your political-motivated fake-sciences to discredit the last 4,000 years of human existence? How marvelous for you! Gee, we bet we could start up a discipline called Critical Dumb Liberals Studies and prove within only 25 years that this country would be better off if all of you immediately embraced your gay desires and stopped reproducing.
In the statement, the AAUP criticized the governments of Hungary, Poland, Brazil, and the U.S. for trying to enact laws that forbid much of the nonsense that transgender specialists want to inflict on society.
“Authoritarian efforts such as these can justify racial, class, and sexual policing that disciplines forms of kinship and homemaking—including same-sex, multi- generational, or other nonnormative households— that deviate from established nuclear family norms,” they wrote. “By substituting their ideology for years of assiduous research, they impose their will in the name of a ‘science’ that is without factual support.”
Show us! Show us ONE. SINGLE. RESEARCH. PAPER. Show us one bit of hard evidence that proves a man can be born in a woman’s body and vice versa. Think you can dig that one up out of your 50 years of research? No? Fancy that.
“Attempts to fix the meaning of gender are not simply moves against the ‘special interests’ of certain individuals, although trans, intersex, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people—and especially poor people and people of color—will disproportionately suffer for it,” they concluded. “There is also a potential threat to academic freedom: like attacks on climate science, the effort to establish a legal definition of gender as binary could lead to denying research funding to scholars and to impugning the value and validity of their scholarly work. Fixing the meaning of gender in this way may undermine the open-ended forms of inquiry that define research and teaching in a democracy.”
No, no. No.
We can’t speak for what’s happening in Eastern Europe, but the only threat to academic freedom in the United States is coming from organizations like yours and the ideologies you are forcing everyone on every campus to adopt under threat of ostracization and career suicide. Researchers are throwing AWAY science that proves that gender is immutable because they don’t want to get on the wrong side of the left-wing cabal that runs this country’s academic universities. And it’s funny you bring up climate science, because that suffers from the exact same problem.
You have decided, using the softest of soft “science,” that this is a settled matter. Well, nothing could be further from the truth.