The editorial "We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns" (Sept. 12) details the issues the journalistic world has in dealing with the identification of the non-binary among us. While this identification issue presents a problem for editors, it seems there are more pressing issues facing culture regarding the societal shift to mandate inclusion of the gender non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer and people in transition.
To wit: The California Department of Education has undermined parental authority by adopting classroom sex education guidelines that enable teachers to talk about gender identity with kindergartners, creating pressure on parents to let their child "choose." Some might call allowing a kindergartner to choose their own gender a form of child abuse; the passage of laws in California and other states that allow an undesignated gender option on birth certificates (if culture can allow that degree of fluidity, maybe the date of birth could be changed, too? Could help on the tax bill).
In Connecticut, biological males transitioning to females have won high school state championships in the 55, 100 and 300 meter sprints in 2018 and 2019. Could anyone come up with any other scenario where the rights of females are so egregiously trampled upon and feminists would not rise up en masse in defense of the females? In this case, their politically correct hands are tied. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) stated in a letter to USA Powerlifting, which had banned a trans women, that, "The myth that trans woman have a 'direct competitive advantage' is not supported by medical science." Testosterone trumps that myth. It's time to stand against myths and choices that defy biology and logic and stand up for truth.
Bruce Campbell, Eureka