Gender activists within the field of archaeology are pushing for anthropologists to be prevented from identifying human remains as male or female because it is not known how ancients would have self-identified.
No, this isn’t the Babylon Bee.
Criminal forensic psychologists, archaeologists and anthropologists have long had the skills to identify whether a body is male or female based on a number of traits, including the size and shape of bones.
However, far-left activists are now insisting that this is transphobic because experts don’t know if ancient people identified as a specific gender.
“You might know the argument that the archaeologists who find your bones one day will assign you the same gender as you had at birth, so regardless of whether you transition, you can’t escape your assigned sex,” complained Emma Palladino, a Canadian Master’s degree candidate.
Palladino, who is studying for an advanced degree in archaeology, went on to assert that it was “bull[expletive]” to assign gender to an ancient human.
“Labelling remains ‘male’ or ‘female’ is rarely the end goal of any excavation, anyway,” she wrote. “The ‘bioarchaeology of the individual’ is what we aim for, factoring in absolutely everything we discover about a person into a nuanced and open-ended biography of their life.”
The tweet went viral and received over 44,000 likes.
Yes, because I’m sure there were countless people wandering around thousands of years ago identifying as gender non-binary, claiming they were actually wolves, or penguins, or hippos.
If there were, they’d have been rightly declared mentally ill and probably locked up.
In our society, we exalt these people to positions of authority and empower them to monster and silence anyone who dissents against their demented ideology.
As the College Fix highlights, this isn’t just the mad ravings of one student on Twitter, it’s a growing movement.
“Gender activists have formed a group called the Trans Doe Task Force to “explore ways in which current standards in forensic human identification do a disservice to people who do not clearly fit the gender binary.”
“We propose a gender-expansive approach to human identification by combing missing and unidentified databases looking for contextual clues such as decedents wearing clothing culturally coded to a gender other than their assigned sex,” proclaims the group’s mission statement.
“We maintain our own database of missing and unidentified people who we have determined may be Transgender or gender-variant, as most current database systems do not permit comparison of missing to unidentified across different binary sex categories,” the group writes.
Pure, unadulterated insanity.
Reporting from Infowars.