Originally posted at Sex Not Gender
Skepticism as a specific pursuit is the questioning attitude toward opinions or beliefs that are stated as facts. In other words, skeptics do not take people’s opinions and beliefs as fact; they use science and verifiable and reproducible research as their guides for what is “true” and “real.” Science has shown in many ways that the human brain cooks up all kinds of crazy things that are verifiably not true or real. So skeptics are supposed to get it when humans come up with crazy things and try to pass them off as reality.
So given that there is a religious devotion to “gender identity” in pro-trans* political arguments, it is odd that some people who call themselves skeptics are accepting those arguments and promulgating them as truth.