And this also reminds me of when I was in the Army, and one day I went to the mess hall, and for the menu item "pizza" they served some flattened-out bread with tomato paste on it. It looked like pizza, or so I imagine the theory went, and in the military version of political correctness, we called it pizza while we ate something else instead.
And when Bradley Manning and his ilk get sex-change surgery, much like the pizza, they look like females, sort of, but remain male — mutilated males, but males nonetheless. It is totally idiotic to use "she" on them, so of course that's what liberalism demands.
And I find Lincoln annoying, but he had a way with words — he once asked how many legs a dog had, if you call a tail a leg. "Five," came the answer. Lincoln shook his head and said, "No. Four — Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."
J. Neil Schulman comments on this in a more scientific manner:
There's an old expression: if my grandmother had balls she'd be my grandfather,
Are we not still alive, mammals, primates, and homo sapiens -- or is all that politically atavistic, homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic?
The last time I checked it still takes a penis shooting sperm in the close proximity of vagina to make a new human.
L. Neil Smith is convinced of a worldwide movement to eliminate most of the human race, and denying that biology divides our species into biological males capable of impregnating biological females does seem to me to support his contention that eliminating live human births by any means possible is part of that agenda.
I have been a science-fiction writer for much of my career. That makes me a futurist. I'm interested in a free future, but that does require more generations of humans, and having participated in the making of one really excellent one has prejudiced me in favor of people making more humans to be free in the future.
Sorry but only sexual anatomy and sexual physiology has any real meaning as far as providing for a future for the human species,
I have no fear or worry about men or women who are unhappy with what anatomy nature gave them and I do wish them as happy a life as they can achieve with such a challenge. But if you really want to help them, be the scientist who figures out how to create a human body of the opposite sex that they can transplant their brains into. Because short of that, the idea that there is such a thing at the current moment as gender reassignment surgery is the pretense. — J. Neil Schulman