I have come late to what is euphemistically called the 'debate' around GRA reform and the Hate Crime Bill. I regret that.
What we don't do. What people have never even attempted whilst retaining some vestige of what we choose to regard as sanity, is to expect and demand specific constitutional and legal protection for every aspect of our psyche and our physical being.
In the first part of this essay I attempted to justify binary sexual designation on the grounds of practicality. If we imagine society as an evolving organism, we would say that binary sexual designation is an adaptive compromise. In social evolution as in biological evolution, nothing totally novel is ever created. Everything is adapted from … Continue reading His and hers – Part 2
The only self-imposed rule I recognise in debate is that I should never make a statement or take a position that I am not prepared to defend. The strict application of this rule helps ensure veracity and cogency in one's arguments, however robust one's style.