When the Washington State Human Rights Commission decided that a person who “self identifies” as the opposite sex can have full use of the “facilities” (bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, dressing rooms, etc.) of the sex they identify with that nothing strange or unusual would happen (issues have already come up).
In the “old” says we thought that the fringe were people who had some slightly different views of the world and while strange to the mainstream were none-the-less humorous and funny. How far are we “evolving”? Do we really need to accommodate every single persons “views and feelings”? Do we need to turn the world upside down so that every whim, fancy or preference should be approved and that the 99% need to give up their rights?
This post is a continuation of the discussion of the Washington State Human Rights Commission’s decision to all use of the opposite sex’s facilities depending on how a person “self-identifies” that day. The balance of this article is focused on a Norwegian woman who “self-identifies” as a cat…yes a cat. Now, according to the HRC’s new rule which facilities does she use? Or, should we put litter boxes in both facility areas so she can determine whether she feels like a female cat one day or a male cat another?
Some may think this is going way overboard but we would argue that’s not the case given the attempts to accommodate every nuance and belief held by any person. When does this whole thing cross a line that the majority will take umbrage with? Here’s the story from Lifesitenews.com
20-year-old Norwegian: ‘I was born the wrong species.’ I’m a cat.
OSLO, Norway, February 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – “Nano,” a 20-year-old Norwegian woman, says she realized at 16 that she is, in fact, a cat.
“I was born the wrong species,” Nano says, explaining that because of a genetic defect, she is a cat trapped in a human body.
She speaks in “meows” to her friend. She hisses at dogs, hates water, and says she has a superior sense of smell and can see in the dark.
And Nano hunts mice at night (unsuccessfully).
Her declaration has started a popular YouTube video, currently with over 1.3 million views. In her video, she wears large cat ears and a tail. She also puts on pink fluffy paws to rub her face and gets on all fours to crawl and purr.
“I was born this way,” Nano proclaims.
“I have no idea if the story of the Norwegian woman who claims in a YouTube video to be a cat is meant to be serious or is simply a hoax,” Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg told LifeSiteNews. “But given today’s ‘identity politics,’ I would not be surprised if she is serious.”
“Of course, the temptation is to say, ‘This is obviously ridiculous.’ You could look at the makeup of her DNA and at the anatomy of her body and know that she is a human being, not a cat,” Sprigg, FRC’s senior fellow for policy studies, pointed out. “But the exact same thing could be said about a man who claims to be a woman (or vice versa), and yet today’s political correctness dictates that we treat the latter claim with deadly earnestness.”
The pro-life leader said, “I recently read an Atlantic Monthly article from the year 2000 about people who seek to amputate healthy limbs because their image of themselves is as an amputee. There was another recent story about a 50-something man who claims to be a 6-year-old girl,” Sprigg said.
“All of these are, as the Atlantic article’s headline put it, merely ‘a new way to be mad.'”
“It is time to stop the madness and recognize that the identity dictated by objective physical reality trumps that dictated by our subjective mindsets.”
Meanwhile, Nano apparently wants people to treat her as if she were a cat. “My psychologist told me I can grow out of it, but I doubt it,” Nano says. “I think I will be cat all my life.”
Has the line been crossed? Do we REALLY need to accommodate EVERY single whim, fancy, feeling of every single person or do we draw some lines? I for one prefer the privacy of bathrooms, showers and related male facilities with the same equipment I have. My wife and daughters tell me they also prefer only those with the same plumbing. Are we the weird and strange people or should the rights of the majority take preference over the minority?
Oh…how big a litter box does she need and who gets to clean it?