A COURT CONVICTS former Mex Congressman of misgendering; not making this up
In an alarming judgment that has brought free speech in Mexico under scrutiny, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, a renowned pro-family advocate and former congressman, has been found guilty of multiple charges, including “gender-based political violence.” The punishment? A fine, forced apology, mandatory “gender violence” training, and perhaps most concerning, enrollment in a “sanctions registry.”
The supreme court of electoral affairs in Mexico ratified a lower court’s verdict, convicting Cortés for crimes like “digital violence,” and “psychological violence.” These charges stem from his reference to member of congress Salma Luévano, a transgender woman, as a “man who self-ascribes as a woman.”
Mexico’s high court has slapped Cortés with a 19,244 Mexican pesos fine (USD 1,129), and commanded him to publicly apologize and share the court ruling on social media for a month. Cortés must now enroll in a registry that tracks sanctions against women.
Let me get this straight. Mexico is a failed narco-state. The drug cartels are unstoppable. They kill their enemies with impunity. They buy politicians like you buy vegetables at the grocer’s. They smuggle enough lethal fentanyl to kill the entire populations of nations ten times over. Years ago, Mexico’s President Obrador announced his official policy on cartels: “Hugs, not bullets.” I’m not kidding.
But THIS, mis-gendering, is what the courts are going after. They convict a former Congressman of the heinous offense.
And they’re doing it with a straight face. They’re not smirking—at least not in public.
Calling a man who he says he’s a woman a man is VIOLENT. Uh-huh.
What about calling a bunch of pigs who pose as human Mex Supreme Court Justices pigs? Would that rate as a crime?
Modification of free speech is necessary, by fining and sentencing offenders to behavior-modification training.
You can’t utter, “This man says he’s a woman.” You can’t utter, “This man had his penis and balls cut off by a lunatic surgeon, who then built him a synthetic vagina, and now the man says he’s a woman.”
Those statements are out.
What about this dialogue: