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Real solutions for real problems tend to run into diminishing marginal returns.
In contrast, victory in fights for the fun of it just up the urge for more victories. Nobody in Boston is bored with winning the Super Bowl. Instead, they’re working themselves into a lather that anybody anywhere doubts that the Pats followed every jot and tittle of the rulebook.
In political struggles for the sake of a boot stamping on a human face forever, middle-aged highly masculine autogynephilia fetishists are particularly prized victims of discrimination because the Evil Discriminators can’t see it coming ahead of time until Steve the Electrician suddenly announces he is, and has always been, Patricia the Female Impersonator on the Job and Don’t You Dare Use the Wrong Pronoun, Ever. The NYT reports on promising new fronts being opened up:
That application of existing law is still being tested in court and is more established for transgender workers than for gay and lesbian workers. In the past two years, the [EEOC] has successfully pursued 223 cases involving gay or transgender people who faced workplace harassment or other discrimination, gaining settlements or court orders, said Chai R. Feldblum, one of the agency’s five commissioners.
Patricia Dawson of Pangburn, Ark., 46, hopes to join that list. Ms. Dawson, who grew up as Steven, had more than 15 years’ experience as an industrial electrician and had been a rising employee at H & H Electric, an industrial contractor, for four years when she informed her boss in 2012 that she was transitioning to female and had changed her name.
So World War T promises years of fun.