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Thought for today: Runners give way to the gender tyrants


Mia Harris, a campaigner for LGBTQ rights, has called on Parkrun, which organises free weekly runs in public parks up and down the country, to offer participants the option not to disclose their sex or gender.

Parkrun tweeted in response: ‘Thanks for raising the issue – we are working on changing the registration process to be more inclusive.’

Parkrun’s reply seems to be a reflection of the general moral malaise afflicting the Western world, which has no answer to the unreasonable demands of the sexual diversity campaign but abject surrender; and abject surrender only encourages more extreme demands.

The Government has already announced its intention that individuals will be able to define their own gender and has promised to go ahead with the ‘reform’ of the Gender Recognition Act.

However we are now going beyond pacifying the ‘trans’ campaign to placating the ‘gender fluid’ campaign. For example, one school has already introduced ‘gender-free’ races.

Mia Harris complains that Parkrun’s website is ‘based on the simplistic – and incorrect – idea that everybody falls into one of two neat categories: men who are biologically male or women who are biologically female’. This ‘strict division’ of runners by sex ‘appears to ignore the estimated 1.7 per cent of the population who are intersex’, having ‘a reproductive system that does not typically fit into either a male or female categorisation’, she says. The medical descriptions of these very rare disorders of sex development can be found here.

Leaving aside the problem of ‘estimating’ something notoriously difficult to determine, to organise society based on the experience of  intersex individuals would be to turn the exception into the rule, transforming society into what G K Chesterton called ‘a chaos of exceptions’.

If this happens, biological sex will become officially meaningless. Each individual will be encouraged to ‘reclaim’ their ‘gender’ from ‘society’ and define it according to their whim; every child will have to be brought up ‘gender free’, and the whole world will have to reflect a distorted vision of reality lest troubled individuals suffer psychological trauma. All education, all drama, all fiction, all history must be subjected to the tyranny of gender diversity.

Ironically the gender fluid campaign will impact most of all on the ‘trans’ community, for there will be nothing to transition from, and nothing to transition to. But Western civilisation will be heading to destruction at a run.

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Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

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