More and more people regard human identity as infinitely flexible—and woe to those who disagree

Because I Say So

Even Stalin, who had no great objections to falsifying history—to put it mildly—would not have thought of retrospectively changing the sex of a child on its birth certificate. But doing is now standard practice in many Western jurisdictions, where truth and reality must yield to individual wishes or desires, the demand that one can be anything one likes.