The Global Abolition of Sex?

One of the many books I’ve read in the last two years is The Abolition of Sex by Kara Dansky. Here is a recent Newsweek opinion piece by Dansky on the passage of a new law by the Scottish Parliament. She documents legal developments in other Western countries as well, including the U.S. Equality Act and asks the question: Are we seeing the global abolition of sex?

On December 22, the Scottish Parliament passed a controversial new law that allows for "gender self-ID." Two days earlier, it had voted down an amendment to the law that would have prevented sex offenders from being able to gain access to women's prisons on the basis of their self-declared "female gender identity." On Wednesday morning, it voted down another amendment that would have made an application to change sex retroactively fraudulent if the applicant was subsequently convicted of rape.

What this means is that any adult (or minor as young as 16), including sex offenders, can obtain legal recognition that he or she is a member of the opposite sex on the basis of his or her say-so. The law passed over the objections of countless Scottish women who have explained repeatedly that this will result in men being able to force themselves into women-only spaces like domestic violence shelters and prisons, and despite two-thirds of the Scottish population opposing it.
Anyone who cares about the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls; anyone who cares about acknowledging the material reality of biological sex; and anyone who thinks that public policy should be grounded in science needs to take a stand. Now would be a good time. Sex was abolished under Scottish law this month and it may soon happen in Spain and Germany. Americans should not be surprised when it comes for us next.

Source: Newsweek

Read the whole thing.


Is this the world we want to live in?