The Daily Wire reports on the story of 38-year-old Joseph Roman, who was “accused of sexually assaulting two six-year-olds and an eight-year-old on repeated occasions.”
Roman was “charged with repeated predatory criminal sexual assault.” The kicker is that he told police that he’s really “a 9-year-old trapped in an adult’s body.”
If Roman was a 9-year-old, he obviously would not be guilty of sexual assault on the same scale a 38-year-old would be. The best the police could do is to call 9-year-old Roman’s parents and ensure that he gets a good talking to. He couldn’t even be spanked, because that’s abuse.
Well, Roman says he’s 9. His birth certificate says 38. Who’s right?
The Right to be 9
Roman is. That’s what the transgender movement is all about. The right to self-define who we are. Transgender activists insist we should not be hemmed in by externalities forced on us against our will. Reality cannot be allowed to trump our desires.
Besides, the birth year used to calculate Roman’s 38 years was assigned to him at birth (probably by some patriarchal doctors). He had no choice in the matter.
He now has the right to make a choice. If he says he’s 9, we have to honor that right. It is our duty to agree with him about this age. To do otherwise risks ageophobia, in the same way that calling a man who thinks he’s a woman a man is transphobic.
The Supreme Anthony
Recall the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote into the law of the land that “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”
Roman has defined the concept of his existence of being a 9-year-old. That’s his truth. It must therefore be our truth, too.
You may object to all this, but just think. If what we have been told by transgender advocates is true, then we cannot rely on science or measurement to decide what “gender” somebody is. We can only go by what people tell us they are. The same reasoning must apply to any biological characteristic.
A man believes he is a woman, and says he is a woman. Science and all external, objective measurement says he is a man. We must discard this evidence. It must form no part of our judgement. All that is left is the man’s claim that he is a woman. That claim makes him a woman. Not only that, it creates the burden on us to recognize his womanhood.
If we call this man a man, we would be guilty of “misgendering” him. According to Health Line,
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