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'I am whatever I think I am'

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10.11.2018

“The moon, they said, was a woman
With a dark side to her face
The bright side has its dark spots
Is the dark side such a disgrace?”
From Cleopatra Ni Machchhi by Bachchoo

There has been an attempt by a minister in the present British government to introduce proposed legislation to allow citizens of the country to choose their gender. If the proposed legislation becomes law, a man could say he was a woman and, for all public and official purposes, he would have to be recognised as one. And women could assert they are men.

This would absolve men who thought they were women trapped in the wrong body from having to undergo brutal surgery to have their genitals removed and suffer hormone treatment to grow the secondary sexual features of the female human.

So also, women who profess that they are men trapped in women’s bodies would not have to undergo plastic surgery to acquire mock penises. Declaration becomes all.

The discussion on such a law would have to take into account the absolute fact that some humans are born with an XX chromosome in the DNA of the 40 trillion cells in their bodies which constantly reproduce, making them birth females; or they are born with XY chromosomes in the same number of cells, which makes them birth males. Whatever people think, that can’t be altered. Yet.

The principle of choosing your gender is predicated on the great principle of living your life without being constrained........

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