July 23, 2017
Just when you think Sweden has no way of losing the race to the bottom, Britain somehow manages to catch up with something new and (((exciting))) and threaten the top spot.
Canada is technically worse than Britain, but I’m not counting it since it’s not a real country [see flag –Ed.].
The Government is planning to reform gender identity rules to make it easier for people to choose their own gender in law.
Under plans being considered by ministers, adults will be able to change their birth certificates at will without a doctor’s diagnosis, while non-binary gender people will be able to record their gender as “X”.
Changes to the law will be consulted on and will ultimately be included in a planned Gender Recognition Bill, set to be published in the autumn.
This is a step in the right direction, HOWEVER – Britain can never be a truly tolerant and progressive country until the fascist social construct of “mental illness” is removed forever.
If someone identifies as having an imaginary friend, that imaginary friend must receive a social security number, a house from the council, welfare, healthcare and all the other rights people with existential privilege receive.
If someone who identifies as schizophrenic wants to stick an axe in his grandma’s head because the washing machine told him she’s the Antichrist, then he should be able to do so without stigma or legal or societal discrimination.
And so on and so forth until we get where we’re supposed to be – absolute equality and freedom and happiness for all.
Under current laws – established in 2004 – a person who wishes to transition must apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate. This requires a doctor’s diagnosis of gender dysphoria and that someone spend two years of living as a member of the opposite gender.
The reforms were recommended by Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee last year, which said that they were key to trans people being “treated equally and fairly”.
But most of these are (((conservative))) women. What are they conserving if they won’t even try to stop mentally ill people from mutilating their genitals?
Plans for self-identification were included in the Labour manifesto, though not the Conservative one. The Gender Recognition Bill did not appear in the Queen’s Speech last month.
It obviously makes no difference, does it?
Equalities minister Justine Greening said: “This Government is committed to building an inclusive society that works for everyone, no matter what their gender or sexuality, and today we’re taking the next step forward.
“We will build on the significant progress we have made over the last 50 years, tackling some of the historic prejudices that still persist in our laws and giving LGBT people a real say on the issues affecting them.”
The announcement comes just days after Jeremy Corbyn urged the Conservatives to overhaul transgender rights.
On Wednesday Mr Corbyn said the current arrangements were “wrong” and that people should be allowed to self-identify.
Good thing Britain is a democracy, so that people can choose between parties that do and say the exact same things, but have different names.