Slate Jumps the Shark in Transanity

I don’t know how to comment on this. Here is how it begins:

Imagine you are in recovery from labor, lying in bed, holding your infant. In your arms you cradle a stunningly beautiful, perfect little being. Completely innocent and totally vulnerable, your baby is entirely dependent on you to make all the choices that will define their life for many years to come. They are wholly unaware (at least, for now) that you would do anything and everything in your power to protect them from harm and keep them safe. You are calm, at peace.

Suddenly, the doctor comes in. …

What next unfolds is an elaborate description of a doctor threatening to do a “treatment,” on the baby that will allegedly produce a bad result for 1 or 2 percent of infants.

When you finally reach the punch line, this is it:

It’s called infant gender assignment: When the doctor holds your child up to the harsh light of the delivery room, looks between its legs, and declares his opinion: It’s a boy or a girl, based on nothing more than a cursory assessment of your offspring’s genitals.

Looking at a baby’s genitals to see the sex of the baby is a form of child abuse.

We tell our children, “You can be anything you want to be.” We say, “A girl can be a doctor, a boy can be a nurse,” but why in the first place must this person be a boy and that person be a girl? Your infant is an infant. Your baby knows nothing of dresses and ties, of makeup and aftershave, of the contemporary social implications of pink and blue. As a newborn, your child’s potential is limitless. The world is full of possibilities that every person deserves to be able to explore freely, receiving equal respect and human dignity while maximizing happiness through individual expression.

With infant gender assignment, in a single moment your baby’s life is instantly and brutally reduced from such infinite potentials down to one concrete set of expectations and stereotypes, and any behavioral deviation from that will be severely punished—both intentionally through bigotry, and unintentionally through ignorance. That doctor (and the power structure behind him) plays a pivotal role in imposing those limits on helpless infants, without their consent, and without your informed consent as a parent. This issue deserves serious consideration by every parent, because no matter what gender identity your child ultimately adopts, infant gender assignment has effects that will last through their whole life.

What deserves your serious consideration is what kind of insanity is now taken for granted by Liberals today. These people are dangerously delusional.

Clearly, liberals are committed to dangerous practices that endanger others in the name of “transgender.” The same people who act like determining the sex of a child is abusive, want to feed nine-year-olds powerful drugs to artificially delay puberty.

These people are barking lunatics. Defeat them.