On Friday the Chicago Sun-Times ran a column written by some transphobic piece of shit named Kevin Williamson. In his column Williamson writes about how Laverne Cox is not a woman and repeatedly misgenders her on purpose as well as spewing transphobic nonsense. Here's an excerpt:

"Regardless of the question of whether he has had his genitals amputated, Cox is not a woman, but an effigy of a woman. Sex is a biological reality, and it is not subordinate to subjective impressions, no matter how intense those impressions are, how sincerely they are held, or how painful they make facing the biological facts of life. No hormone injection or surgical mutilation is sufficient to change that.

Genital amputation and mutilation is the extreme expression of the phenomenon, but it is hardly outside the mainstream of contemporary medical practice. The trans self-conception, if the autobiographical literature is any guide, is partly a feeling that one should be living one's life as a member of the opposite sex and partly a delusion that one is in fact a member of the opposite sex at some level of reality that transcends the biological facts in question. There are many possible therapeutic responses to that condition, but the offer to amputate healthy organs in the service of a delusional tendency is the moral equivalent of meeting a man who believes he is Jesus and inquiring as to whether his insurance plan covers crucifixion."

I don't even have the words for how repulsive this is, especially the fact that this was run in a major city newspaper. According to the bottom of the piece, Williamson is a writer for the National Review. Did no one at the Sun-Times fucking read the thing before it went to print and think maybe it might be extremely offensive? To say I'm livid is an understatement.

You can read the rest of it here (if you can stomach it).

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ETA: Here's a form where you can submit a letter to the editor if you feel inclined.

ETA2: Here is his Twitter (it's legit, it's linked from his National Review bio page).

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