Bill C-16, failure to use a person’s pronoun of choice — “ze,” “zir,” “they” could land you in jail

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Last week the Senate passed the controversial Bill C-16, which gives people who are not male or female equal rights. 

Canadians must be careful of what they say as it could lead against gender identity or expression” to grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act. Bill C-16.

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Human rights were conceived to liberate. They protected people from an oppressive state. But freedom from interference is so 20th century. Modern human rights entitle

In other words, failure to use a person’s pronoun of choice — “ze,” “zir,” “they” or any one of a multitude of other potential non-words — will land you in hot water with the commission. That, in turn, can lead to orders for correction, apology, Soviet-like “re-education,” fines and, in cases of continued non-compliance, incarceration for contempt of court. This peril is exactly what Peterson warned of in his video, for which he was mocked for scaremongering.

Human rights were conceived to liberate. They protected people from an oppressive state. Their purpose was to prevent arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, and censorship, by placing restraints on government. The state’s capacity to accommodate these “negative rights” was unlimited, since they required only that people be left alone.

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