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Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism

UN Says Gender ‘Not Fixed,’ Is ‘Changeable’


By —— Bio and Archives--October 21, 2009

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UN “Special Rapporteur” Martin Scheinin recently filed a report with the UN titled “Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism” in which he states that human gender is not a fixed thing but a mere “social construct” that is “changeable over time.”

In this paper Scheinin, the “Special Rapporteur” — I do get a kick out of the pretentiousness of that grandiose title — and the UN leadership (a word I use advisedly) wants terribly to deny both genetics and simple reality. Page eight of this report asserts that a man is not necessarily a man and a women… well, maybe she’s something else entirely… but what ever they are their gender is but a temporary designation determined at the whim of society.

Catch this PC garbage:

  Gender is not synonymous with women but rather encompasses the social constructions that underlie how women’s and men’s roles, functions and responsibilities, including in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity, are defined and understood. This report will therefore identify the gendered impact of counter-terrorism measures both on women and men, as well as the rights of persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. As a social construct, gender is also informed by, and intersects with, various other means by which roles, functions and responsibilities are perceived and practiced, such as race, ethnicity, culture, religion and class. Consequently, gender is not static; it is changeable over time and across contexts. Understanding gender as a social and shifting construct rather than as a biological and fixed category is important because it helps to identify the complex and inter-related gender-based human rights violations caused by counter- terrorism measures; to understand the underlying causes of these violations; and to design strategies for countering terrorism that are truly non-discriminatory and inclusive of all actors.

Of course, it is patently obvious what this sort of rhetoric is meant to do and that is play to the radical homosexual lobby. If gender is defined as something that can’t be defined, this would help further legitimize homosexual, transgender and other aberrant lifestyle choices, many of which have been considered mental illnesses in the recent past and in some countries may still be.

The UN has many times tried to get this definition of gender to become de rigueur but has thankfully failed thus far to convince the world’s representatives to go along with such an absurd artifice. But there is a problem here and that is the fact that this language was shoehorned into an official UN report. It is language not accepted by the world, but language snuck into a sanctioned report and presented as accepted fact. It is surreptitious gay activism and nothing else but this sort of underhanded advocacy helps smooth the way for activism later.

After all, at some point, some militant gay activist will present this report as “proof” that gender is subjective and not objective or at least use the fact that this is an official UN report to help buttress their activism. Make no mistake, however, this is what activists want and also why this language was slipped into this report. These activists will not stop until they get their way so anyone that opposes this nonsense must continue to fight against it, must continue to point out the illegitimacy of reports such as this.



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Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as Breitbart.com, among many, many others. He has also written for several history magazines, has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows.

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