Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Moron Chromosome

No vehicle other than a cartoon is more suitable to ridicule modern day political correctness.

The other day I was astounded by it yet again when reading a Wikipedia entry on hysterectomy.

Here's the sentence that blew my mind:

This surgery is exclusively performed on those who are chromosomally female....

Chromosomally female? What the heck does that mean?

Is that like saying that, I don't know, maybe "...Geraldo Rivera is chromosomally male"?

It reminded me of the time I learned the word "heteronormative" from some Harvard ditz on television.

If you seek bewilderment, go read the Wikipedia entry on that word, er neologism.

UPDATE - From today's newswires, San Francisco Approves ID Cards That Exclude Gender.

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