The American Civil Liberties Union sent this tweet a couple of days ago, on the occasion of International Mens Day.
Just for their information, the state of being known as “a man” or “male” is defined in medical science. It involves having a Y and an X chromosome. There are, of course, a number of people who are classified as intersex, where it’s medically “difficult” to determine their sex; but such cases are vanishingly few (less than one-tenth of one percent of humans, according to authoritative research in the field). For all intents and purposes, the XY chromosome is determinative and normative.
If one has an XY chromosome pair, and intersex is not a factor, then one cannot, medically or biologically speaking, under any circumstances:
- Have a period;
- Get pregnant;
- Give birth.
If one does any of those things, one is necessarily female, biologically and medically speaking, with an XX chromosome pair instead of an XY. There are no two ways about it. The chromosomes have it.
For the ACLU to pretend otherwise, in the name of political correctness (and gender identity politics gone mad), does nothing but damage its own good name. Reality is reality – and it trumps any amount of feelings, sympathy, empathy or moonbattery. I don’t care how passionately someone believes they’re a man, or identifies as a man – if the chromosomes don’t agree, they aren’t. Period.
I think the ACLU should immediately terminate the employment of whoever wrote (and/or approved) that message, and in future stick to what is factual, empirically provable, and demonstrably true. The fact that it won’t do that is proof positive of how far this once-great organization has declined. When it perpetrates a deliberate lie, rather than adhere to the truth . . . that’s a very sad day indeed, and speaks volumes about its trustworthiness in any other sphere.