Diogenes’ Middle Finger: Sanity at Last: Court Refuses to Kowtow to Personal Pronouns. On Wednesday, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused a male prisoner’s motion that the name on his order of confinement be changed and that he be addressed by female pronouns on account of his female gender identity. The ruling on personal pronouns sets an important precedent for free speech, judicial impartiality, and the basic meaning of pronouns against the transgender movement’s bastardization of language.
The case involves Norman Varner, a federal prisoner who pleaded guilty in 2012 to attempted receipt of child pornography and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. “Varner cites no legal authority supporting this request. Instead, Varner’s motion simply states that ‘I am a woman’ and argues that failure to refer to him with female pronouns ‘leads me to feel that I am being discriminated against based on my gender identity,” the ruling explains. The panel made three key arguments against such a notion. No. No and No.