According to the laws of nature, males are born with one set of genitalia and females are born with a different set. That is the reality that the Obama Administration tried to deny, and the Trump Administration is seeking to reinforce with Title IX definitions being pushed by the Department of Health And Human Services.
The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.
The main truth of the difference between men and women is that women can conceive and bear children thanks to their lady parts developed in the womb, and men sire them thanks to the same. No amount of surgery will ever change that until ovaries and testes can be successfully transplanted in people who do not have the hormonal makeup of the opposite sex.
That is what the Trump Administration is emphasizing. Men and women are different. Why this has to be done at the legal level has to do with the Obama era tinkering with language that was meant to confuse the matter.
A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. The policy prompted fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept. Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.
Guys have their own set of issues, but men in the ladies room is an open invitation for rape no matter how a male claims to identify.
This matter, now that the can of worms has been opened, is far from settled, but the reality is that the parts and genetic makeup assigned at conception are what we are all stuck with for the rest of our lives. Women are acutely aware of this every month. (If men had to go through it, there would be a cure.)