Har­vard tells stu­dents gen­der iden­tity can change ‘day to day’

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Ken Shep­herd

A Har­vard Univer­sity of­fice de­voted to LGBT is­sues re­port­edly has is­sued a pam­phlet telling stu­dents that gen­der iden­tity can change as fre­quently as “day to day.”

The pam­phlet from the Ivy League schools BLGTQ Stu­dent Life of­fice, head­lined “Get the facts about gen­der di­ver­sity,” in­forms read­ers that “Sex as­signed at birth and gen­der iden­tity are not nec­es­sar­ily the same,” Cam­pus Re­form re­ported Thurs­day. It adds that “gen­der iden­tity, gen­der ex­pres­sion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, hor­monal makeup, phys­i­cal anatomy, and/or how one is per­ceived in daily life.”

The doc­u­ment also seems to cat­e­go­rize speech that chal­lenges or dis­agrees with trans­gen­derism as “vi­o­lence.”

“Trans­pho­bic mis­in­for­ma­tion is a form of sys­temic vi­o­lence,” reads the doc­u­ment, which in­cludes ex­am­ples of the al­leged ver­bal vi­o­lence: “Fixed bi­na­ries and bi­o­log­i­cal es­sen­tial­ism, man­i­fest in gen­dered lan­guage, mis­gen­der­ing some­one, and the polic­ing of trans bod­ies, threaten the lives of trans peo­ple.”

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