It’s been a couple of years since Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto professor, took a stand against politically correct censorship — if you recall, it was Peterson’s worry that he could be compelled to call people by pronouns that just weren’t reality.
Now, I know that sentence would make no sense at all to anyone in the world as recently as five years ago, but basically it means if a man says you have to call him “her”, and you didn’t want to bend yourself to that command, Peterson was worried that new laws could make that an illegal hate crime.
Well, what do you know?
A court, a court of law in British Columbia, and I mean a real court, not a kangaroo court from the human rights commission, has literally ordered a B.C. dad to stop calling his daughter a girl.
Here’s the story — I’ve seen it reported in a few places; I’ll read it from Postmedia, because how the media itself is covering this story is as much a scandal as the story itself:
A messy legal dispute between a 14-year-old transgender boy and his father, who rejects the child’s gender identity, has expanded into a fight over freedom of expression.
Just so you know, it’s a young teenage girl, who says she’s a boy. But she was born a girl.
But Postmedia, which says it reports the news, by which it means facts, is calling this girl a boy. Out of what — science? Out of political fashion? Or is it out of fear of government prosecution, like Professor Peterson predicted?
In a recent decision, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered the father to stop publicly discussing the case after finding some of his actions, including interviews with conservative media outlets, exposed his child to significant harm and constituted “family violence.”
I know some colourful characters in the world; and one of two of them have been in bar fights; one or two of them have even been in jail.
But when you say a man is violent — "family violence" — that’s a low, low place. Frankly, it implies someone who perhaps even abused his own children in a morally repugnant way.
Well, except he wasn’t. That’s what this outrageous, B.C. judge — not a human rights commission kangaroo court fake judge — said. Because the dad called his daughter a girl.
Now, since the father obviously has not hit his daughter, and the crime is obviously a thought crime, the punishment should fit the crime. And so it is — he’s banned from talking about his daughter in public. Banned from calling her a girl.
The case started last year as a clash between child autonomy and parental rights. After undergoing multiple evaluations from a psychologist and staff at B.C. Children’s Hospital, the boy, with the support of his mother and health professionals, wanted to proceed with hormone therapy to help transition from a female body to a male one.
You’ve got a confused 14 year old. That’s OK. Who wasn’t confused at age 14? But it sure looks like she was weaponized here by people with an agenda. This is what terrified families, parents, about secret gay straight alliances in high school.
TONIGHT I'll tell you more about this horrifying story, and about the judge, too.
This is Stalin stuff, this is Mao stuff.
Jordan Peterson was right.
And I’m not sure if I recognize Canada — at least in that small corner, do you?
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