Video: White guy identifies as Chinese woman; students stymied

Video: White guy identifies as Chinese woman; students stymied
(Image: Screen grab of FPIW video via YouTube)

Joseph Backholm of the Family Policy Institute of Washington went to the University of Washington to gets students’ thoughts about identity and transgender bathroom policies.

Students all thought — with varying degrees of vagueness — that you should be able to imagine yourself as whatever you feel like, and institutions should somehow accommodate that.  (If you think you’re a cat, I’m not sure if schools and shopping malls should have to provide you a litter box.  But maybe so.)

The evidence of programming is clear, because students had no problem accepting the idea that Backholm — in all his Nordic cisgender blondness — might identify as a Chinese woman.

But they put up more of a fight when he asked if they could accept that he identifies as 6’5″ tall.  Some of them actually had to utter the dreaded syllable: “No.”  (Backholm is 5’9″.)

Guess they haven’t gotten to the heightist part of their programming yet.  One young woman sounded for all the world like she was height-policing, when Backholm suggested to her that he was a 6’5″ Chinese woman.  “I’d have to say you’re not!” she exclaimed.

(H/t:  Matt Vespa, Townhall)

As many of you know, I never miss an opportunity to point out that I identify as Queen Victoria.  Deal with it.

Queen Victoria, by James Winterhalter, 1859.
Queen Victoria, by James Winterhalter, 1859.
J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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