A Special Snowflake of the “Non-Binary” variety whined to Preezy Obama that it and people like it “literally have no rights.” Jazz Shaw responds.
Wait… you “literally have no rights?” I realize this took place in England and we have no control over that, but the parallel to America is being widely cited in the media and she specifically referenced North Carolina. So at least in our country, exactly what rights are you being denied as a “non-binary” person? Our rights in this country are not gender specific, just as they aren’t race specific or bound to your religion, your height, your weight or anything else. The only ones I can think of where there’s even a question are marriage (which isn’t a “right” but has already been taken care of in the Supreme Court) and bathrooms, which do not fall under the Bill of Rights, but rather common decency.
Is someone beating you up or otherwise harming or threatening to harm you because of your “non-binary” status? That’s already against the law, and it’s equally illegal to beat up all of the boring old “binary” citizens as well. Are you being silenced by the government or barred from attending the church you belong to? Is someone telling you that you can’t own and carry a gun? (Okay, that last one is probably true depending where you live, but trust me… it’s not just you.) So what are these “rights” that you are being denied on the basis of your “non-binary” or “transgender” status or whichever of the rest of the 58 new gender definitions Facebook offers that you picked?
Derek Hunter at Townhall suggests that the reason there is a massive social obsession with whether people who are confused about their sexual identity should be allowed to barge into whatever bathroom they feel like is because having solved all the major problems of society… nobody is going hungry, nobody is really impoverished, nobody has to go without some sort of shelter … all we’re left is fights over triggers and microaggressions. There is some truth in that, but I think the other half is that our real problems… crushing national debt, fiscal unsustainability, economic decline, triumphalist Mohammedanism… are problems whose solutions are difficult and politically incorrect. It’s more advantageous for politicians to gin up phony baloney problems like transgender bathrooms, or the wage gap, or “climate change” that are easier to manipulate.