Woke College Professors Call on Archeologists to Stop Identifying Ancient Human Remains by Gender – Opinion

Who didn’t see THIS coming?

As if everything on the planet isn’t already racist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, misogynistic, or other such nonsense, a new controversy is brewing among anthropologistsMore archeologistsIt is possible to identify ancient human remains according to gender. No, you haven’t accidentally stumbled over to The Babylon Bee.

Before we continue, let’s revisit a couple of definitions, according to Merriam-Webster:

Archeology is the study of materials (such as tools and pottery, jewelry, stones walls and monuments), that reveal past human activities and life. It also reveals the cultural heritage of an individual.

Anthropology: The science of humans ParticularlyStudy of the human race and their ancestors over time and space.

Jonathan Turley from George Washington University Law School summarized the insane perfectly

Professors object to the identification of ancient human remains by biological gender, as they are unable to determine how an individual was identified there. [sic] time. Some object to the practice of identifying race because it encourages white supremacy.

Of course, not — and Yes.

Besides, “misgendering” ancient human remains is disrespectful as hell. Or some other thing.

According to The College Fix gender activists [rolling-eyes emoji]They are pushing for Bar archeologists from identifying remains as “male” or “female,” arguing that scientists cannot possibly know how ancient humans self-identified. You are enjoying the train ride?

Emma Palladino who is seeking an advanced archeology degree and is a self-proclaimed “rightful heir of Ilsidur”  — a bizarre reference to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings —tweeted ThisAs part of a seventweet of crap missive, whacked-out gem in July:

My trans+non-binary friends: you might know the argument that the archaeologists who find your bones one day will assign you the same gender as you had at birth, so regardless of whether you transition, you can’t escape your assigned sex. Let me tell you why that’s bullshit.

Thank you, Professor. I wait with baited breath for your explanation. Alas, you can’t view the following, because Palladino limits who can view her tweets.

The situation got even worse when Palladino continued to speak, according to College Fix

Labeling remains ‘male’ or ‘female’ is rarely the end goal of any excavation, anyway. The ‘bioarchaeology of the individual’ is what we aim for, factoring in absolutely everything we discover about a person into a nuanced and open-ended biography of their life.

Huh? It’s obvious that I am way too stupid.

Gender activists have now formed a group called Trans Doe Task Force to “explore ways in which current standards in forensic human identification do a disservice to people who do not clearly fit the gender binary.” (If your eyes have already glazed over, you’re not alone.)

The group’s mission statement reads:

The gender-expansive method of human identification we propose is to look for clues in missing and unidentified databases. For example, decedents who are culturally coded as a particular gender may be wearing clothes that correspond to their gender.

Because most databases don’t allow comparison of missing individuals across multiple binary sex types, we maintain our own database that contains unidentified and missing persons.

Lemme translate: “We look for every excuse possible — including sciencey, It is really smart-sounding, meaningless nonsense, in an attempt to justify our predetermined anti-gendering position.”

However, San Jose State archaeology Professor Elizabeth Weiss says eliminating gender classifications amounts to “ideologically-motivated fudging.” Weiss told College Fix a move exists among academics “toward getting all of the academy’s favored shibboleths to accord with one another,” further explaining:

Some early anthropologists mistakenly thought that strong female skeletons could be male skeletons.

Biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and biological anthropologists worked tirelessly over time to identify which traits can be determined from sex regardless of culture and time. The new policy to erase this advancement is a setback for science and women.

The ability to seduce skeletal remains inforensics is crucial. Any diminution of this skill can negatively affect criminal investigations and deny justice for victims and their families.

Weiss has paid a steep price for her forthright professional opinion, which appears to be based on data and scientific facts — as opposed to a radical wokified agenda; she is currently suing San Diego State for locking her out of its human remains collection, which she says is retribution for her position opposing the repatriation of human remains.

Turns out, Professor Weiss apparently overestimated the market for her professional scientific opinion within the no-longer-hallowed — but very much woke — halls of academia.

An academic who Does appearTurley is a good example of Professor Weiss. Turley recently wrote an article on his site about the insanity.

[I]The conclusion is that gender can reflect differences in physical characteristics that have an impact on society, migration and other pertinent issues. You can then draw your own conclusions from the data. I would love to know more about non-binary Neanderthals.. […]

However, It is worthwhile to have a larger debate on whether legal and political events should be considered in order for scientists or other classifications on such points, given their reliance upon them..

Some people would say that. The importance of such data should not be the main focus, but rather the process.

You can also find it virtually everywhere. Nothing in today’s America is immune to being viewed through the political lenses of Positioning predisposedVs. on basis of objectivity.

It is worth thinking about. You can see the truth.

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