Saturday, April 22, 2017

Can't even begin to make this stuff up: Harvard officials release guide claiming that gender can change daily.

Harvard officials release guide claiming that gender can change daily

Harvard officials release guide claiming that gender can change daily
Harvard University is raising eyebrows with its gender diversity guide. The guide, which was distributed to students on campus, describes gender fluidity as being able to change "from day to day." (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images) 

Harvard University’s Office of BLGTQ Student Life has designed a new school-sponsored gender diversity guide for students aiming to “fight transphobia” and describing gender fluidity as being able to change “from day to day.”
The guide was distributed to students on campus, according to Campus Reform, and asserts gender fluidity as a proven fact. It opens by proclaiming the differences between biological sex and gender identity.
“Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” the heading reads. “Sex assigned at birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life are not necessarily related.”
“There are more than two sexes,” the guide continues in bold letters. “Many factors influence ‘biological’ sex, including internal and external genitalia, hormones, and chromosomes.”
It adds, “Even within categories of ‘male’ and ‘female,’ every human expression of sex is in some way biologically variant from the next.”
The Office of BLGTQ Student Life then explains in the gender diversity guide that gender is fluid and ever-changing, even as often as daily.
“For many people — cis and trans — gender expression, identity, and self-understanding can change from day to day,” the guide says.
The Harvard student guide then addresses those who may be spreading information contrary to what they have cited above.
“Transphobic misinformation is a form of systemic violence,” the document proclaims. “Fixed binaries and biological essentialism, manifest in gendered language, misgendering someone, and the policing of trans bodies, threaten the lives of trans people.”
Image courtesy: Campus Reform
Image courtesy: Campus Reform
According to Campus Reform, some students on campus were upset that school funds were used on the project, but refused to come forward out of fear of repercussions from the school.
Campus Reform’s California campus correspondent Peter Van Voorhis, who originally reported on the story, spoke with TheBlaze about the story.
“Students across the country are sick of this gender nonsense, and are fighting back to promote truth on their campuses. It’s a shame that a historic institution like Harvard University has stooped this low,” Van Voorhis said.
The Office of BLGTQ Student Life’s website boasts events like “Drag Night,” “Lesbian Visibility Day,” and a “#QueerHarvard” campaign. A request for comment was not immediately returned.

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