Robin Dembroff, gender nonconforming assistant professor in philosophy at Yale University, wrote the following in the essay “Why be nonbinary? A world segregated into male and female categories feels suffocating. Nonbinary identity is a radical escape hatch”—actually, let us begin with the title.
One problem with the oppressed is that they tend to end up thinking that the solution is to become oppressors. This, of course, creates oppressed people who tend to end up thinking that the solution is to become oppressors, and on goes the vicious cycle.
We are already in a world that is, at least litigiously and culturally, nonbinary and a world segregated into the nonbinary category—and I am saying nonbinary category since such will surely be claimed to be a nice neutral median—feels suffocating and we binary have no escape hatch, radical or not.
Certainly, no one if forced to be nonbinary but just try objecting to it openly somewhere as important to the average person’s life such as at work—just try (but start your unemployment application before you do so).
- I consider nonbinary identity to be an unabashedly political identity. It is for anyone who wishes to wield self-understanding in service of dismantling a mandatory, self-reproducing gender system that strictly controls what we can do and be. As the philosopher Kate Manne puts it in her book Down Girl (2017), this system rewards and valorises those who conform to binary gender expectations, and punishes and polices those who do not.
This hits upon something I wrote years ago about how homosexuality is a worldview. There is the aspect of homosexuality that is two (only two?) same-sexed people who love each other, etc. And yet, there is the socio-politically active homosexual movement.
The worldview comes into play when one choses a homosexual lifestyle (distinguishing here between impulse and action). Homosexuals will then tend to choose where they live based on homosexuality, choose how they vote based on homosexuality, choose which religion, if any, is true based on homosexuality, everything will begin revolving around homosexuality—which makes it a worldview.
Here, “nonbinary identity” is not just an identity but “an unabashedly political identity” so that it is a socio-political worldview philosophy which is why it, being part of self-contradictory umbrella terms such as LGBTZQIIAPPR+, so quickly became tyrannical—tolerance is not good enough, all must accept and celebrate, or be cancelled.
The reference to a “self-reproducing gender system” is interesting in that well, it is literally self-reproducing since without the overwhelming majority of humanity being male and female, men and women, no one would exist—at least not past Adam and Eve.
But note that for Dembroff the nonbinary unabashedly political identity is militant, it seeks to “dismantling” the categories in which the overwhelming majority of humanity are categorized.
Thus, now the nonbinary unabashedly political identity will be the ones who “strictly controls what we can do and be” by punishing us for not accepting their socio-political litigious muscled worldview.
Thus, this unabashedly political identity system rewards and valorises those who do not conform to binary gender expectations, and punishes and polices those who do not.
Lastly, not surprisingly, “Dembroff was raised in a conservative fundamentalist Christian household” since many of those who reject God—at least as He has revealed Himself to be, self-identifying as male via the Bible—tend to get into such a frenzy of rebellion that they end up seeking to deconstruct God’s created order.
In this case, it means seeking to deconstruct that in the beginning, God made them male and female (see Gen chaps 1-2).
See my books:
The Occult Roots of Postgenderism: And a History of Changes to Psychiatry and Psychology
In Consideration of Rev. Dr. Mel White on Christian Homosexuality
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