We have been here before. Quillette has what looked like a promising article, especially as it attached the street cred of Martina Navratilova to the essay. Yet the very title of IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion, and Non-Discrimination Blah, Blah, BLAH! DAMMIT! tells you the conclusion it will reach. It's sort of like "The PRC discussion of whether the Tienanmen Square Protests were legitimate," if indeed any such topic could even make it to print. Please stop wasting my time. We know where the conclusion will land. Or also "The Instapundit Independent Forum on Whether Vaccine Mandates are Soviet Tyranny, Fascist Excess, or merely Unamerican Leftist Overreach." Yawn.
I would love to regard this competition document as a legitimate discussion of competing rights, which one side of this discussion keeps trying to do. Yet the other side of this does not. There are some rare but legitimate exceptions to the usual binaries about who can be called what, sexually. That has nothing to do with the bulk of the discussion, which is carried on by people who would like to be fair and reasonable versus people who have clear High-Functioning Autism or some form of OCD or Borderline Personality Disorder and a need to externalise all conflict to what horrible oppressors YOU are rather than face those demons about their sexual identity in their own souls. That is the Borderline dynamic, to externalise and get you to argue about things and fight, so that they can get some distance and root for a side rather than suffer the reality of their (very painful) disorder. I feel terrible for them that they have these disorders and think I would be even more of a societal disaster than they are if I had to face it myself. I am smart and would make you pay emotionally, just because I can, and I wouldn't want to face truth. But that's what's happening. There is no legitimate intellectual discussion here.
Turner's Syndrome and Klinefelter Syndrome people keep being included to pad the numbers, but those kids believe they are (respectively) female and male from earliest ages. They have no doubt. They are being used against their will in the discussion, and lots of them are pissed about it. The political dodge is to try and steer them to the idea that "No, no, no! You aren't angry at us for using you! You are angry at those other terrible people who don't accept you as 100% right! You're on our side, really. Now shut up and sit in the back row."
But there it is. One side of this issue wants to discuss it, and the other wants to punish people until they get their way. It is rather like the last seventy years of Palestinian- Israeli discussion. One side believes there are two sides to the issue. The other wants to just kill them.