"You’ve got to hand it to leftists. They’ve got tremendous empathy toward their fellow human beings, especially the less privileged among us. I’m thinking of the way they treat people born with conditions making hard to tell whether they’re male or female. Some people view those conditions as birth defects. They wouldn’t dream of seeing them that way, though. Their first reason, I’m sure, must be their sensitivity to the sting of that harsh word “defect.” To pin that label on someone who had no choice, who was born that way, would be terribly stigmatizing. But progressives are more sensitive yet: They won’t even take the milder approach of calling these conditions abnormal. People in this situation are just as normal as everyone else, they’ll say, for there aren’t just two biological sexes, there’s a whole range of them. It’s become “normal” enough over the past few years to rewrite centuries’ worth of “normality.” https://stream.org/birth-defect-normal-leftists-agenda/ "Progressives have even assigned these intersex conditions a normality more normal than the usual maleness and femaleness. Here’s what I mean by that. Consider how long the world has believed there were only two sexes. It takes a lot to overthrow such a long-entrenched, seemingly common-sense belief. But that overthrow has happened, and part of the reason is because of the message, “There are people who are born neither male nor female, and that’s normal.” It’s normal enough to rewrite centuries’ worth of “normality”! Which is proof, surely, of leftists’ deep concern for those who aren’t quite like the rest of us; their deep compassion for the disadvantaged, whom they always rush to protect, whom they would never think of dismissing, denigrating, or allowing to be harmed just for being “abnormal.” Why, the very word is an affront!"