The sixth highest-ranked university in the world has reportedly sponsored a guide to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”
According to Campus Reform, Harvard’s BGLTQ Student Life released the guide, which was given to students on campus, in a hope to ‘educate’ them on gender diversity.
“Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” states the flyer, going on to say that a person’s anatomy is not aligned with “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life.”
The guide also declares that “gender is fluid and changing,” and “there are more than two sexes”. It also claims that someone’s gender can “can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways,” and can “change from day to day.”
The flyer also claims “transphobic misinformation is a form of systemic violence,” and that “fixed binaries and biological essentialism, manifest in gendered language, misgendering someone, and the policing of trans bodies, threaten the lives of trans people.”
See the flyer – shared by Campus Reform – below.
Statistics that are used in the guide come from a group called “Trans Student Educational Resources” that claim such things as “trans people of color are 6x more likely to experience physical violence when interacting with the police than with white cisgender survivors of violence,” and “80% of trans students feel unsafe at school because of their gender expression.”
Several students expressed outrage but declined to comment on the record about the school’s use of funds, as they feared repercussions.
Twitter users, however, have no such fears.
@campusreform No wonder millennials are so screwed up.
— PP In TX (@DoublePTX2) April 20, 2017
@campusreform Institution of higher learning my ass
— John Collins (@VStrom_John) April 20, 2017
@campusreform i hate when that happens i never know if im supposed to pee standing up sitting down
— nana (@Flapjack63Sw) April 20, 2017
@campusreform Is this a clever Monty Python 'real-world' prank or is it really happening ?
— Freight Dog (@Jon__Clark) April 20, 2017