For a long time I’ve wanted to comment on “transgenderism”, but haven’t found the best way to do it. Meanwhile, I came upon the blog below I thought you should read.
In it, Andrew T. Walker and Denny Burk respond to “Rethinking Gender”, an article by Robin Marantz Henig, who cites “evolving gender norms as a justification for the Gender Revolution.”
This is an example of “progressivism”. Progressivism is “a philosophy based on the Idea of Progress, which asserts that advancements in science, technology, economic development, and social organization are vital to the improvement of the human condition” (Wikipedia).
Henig would have us believe that popular thinking about what is normal regarding gender justifies the “Gender Revolution”. Thinking trumps biology.
The idea flies in the face of Genesis 1:27 . . .
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
There’s a “fixed-ness” to “male and female he created them”. It’s as immutable as “God created man in his own image”. Scripture allows no possibility that at some time a human will be born who is not in God’s own image, nor who is not either male or female by God’s creation. (An argument from silence, I know; but the implication of Genesis 1:27 is the “male and female” are ongoing biological realities.)
Walker and Burk find Henig’s reasoning “unpersuasive”. They state: ” . . . no substantive argument for why one’s internal, self-perception of his or her ‘gender identity’ ought to determine one’s gender or have authority greater than one’s biological sex.” In other words, biological sex has greater authority about a person’s gender than how he/she feels about him/herself.
The blog is heavy reading at points, but well worth plowing through. Just double-click on the title. (Be sure to check out the “viral video” toward the end of the text!) Because it’s so pervasive, I’m sure I’ll write more about “transgenderism”. But this blog is an excellent start . . .