Joseph Backholm is the director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. This state-based group seeks “to unite a coalition of allied national and local organizations to create public policy that recognizes and respects the significance and sanctity of the family,” according to their mission statement. It’s a fairly uncontroversial goal, given that the family is the building block of any society. Well, Mr. Backholm ventured onto the University of Washington to speak with students about the recent controversy over all of this transgender bathroom business that’s giving liberals muscle spasms. More importantly, can someone be wrong regarding the identity they assume?
Backholm unsurprisingly found that the students he spoke with on campus are in favor of gender-neutral bathrooms, and for allowing transgender students to use whatever locker room they want. This is the typical liberal response, but when Backholm went through a menu of identities that he’s not biologically capable of assuming, the responses were painful. As you can see, Backholm is your average white guy–he cannot be a 6’ 5” Chinese woman. That’s not possible. Yet, with the college campuses' ethos of being safe spaces, never offending people, and adhering to the dictatorial standards of political correctness, idiocy ensued.
One student channeled a “whatever floats your boat” attitude, while another said he would be interested in hearing abut his journey on how Backholm came to the conclusion that’s a) not the height he says he is and b) being Chinese. One girl said there’s no harm in him thinking that he’s over six-foot, but added that she would not tell him that he’s wrong.
Folks, we have regressed dramatically to the point where apparently questions about paper actually having the qualities and properties…of paper are now up for debate. That’s where we are heading if we cannot say what is so blatantly obvious–that a white guy isn’t a six-foot plus Chinese woman. There are identities. There are different species, genders, shapes, colors, and races/ethnicities. They’re different. When someone tries to upset that apple cart, like when an Asian person tries to be black or a white person saying they’re Asian, it’s okay to call them out on it. I’m pretty sure many people find Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who thinks she’s black, to be more than off her rocker. Why? Because she’s not black.