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.