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Image intended only for use to help promote the film, in an editorial, non-commercial context. The movie "Tootsie", directed by Sydney Pollack. Seen here, Dustin Hoffman as Dorothy Michaels. Initial theatrical release December 17, 1982. Screen capture. © 1982 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. Credit: © 1982 Columbia Pictures / Flickr / Courtesy Pikturz. Image intended only for use to help promote the film, in an editorial, non-commercial context.  

ABC News Producer Can’t Decide Which Gender He/She Is; Both Of Them Get Fired

Among our moral, ethical and intellectual betters in the media and on the left (PTR), it’s an article of faith that a person’s gender is a matter of choice, not biology. If Brandon decides he’s now Brenda, you’d better check your pronouns accordingly or you’ll be in for quite a scolding.

But what happens when Don can’t decide whether or not he’s Dawn?

NYDN:

Dawn Ennis, an ABC producer who has identified as both a man and a woman during her long tenure at the network, was axed in May for “performance-related issues” — weeks after her latest transition from her male persona, Don Ennis…

The story dates back to May 2013, when Don Ennis showed up at work wearing a little black dress and a wig and told co-workers to call him Dawn…

Soon after becoming Dawn, Ennis and his wife of 17 years separated — but three months later, Dawn showed up at work as Don again. He claimed that he had suffered from amnesia and accused his wife of dressing him in a wig and creating a fake ID card with the name “Dawn” on it…

Then Ennis returned to work as Dawn in May — and was fired shortly afterward.

Clearly, ABC is in the wrong here. Mr./Ms. Ennis should be able to self-identify as his/her gender of choice at any given moment. And even if it’s interfering with the performance of his/her duties, ABC shouldn’t be allowed to fire him/her. That’s sexist! Well, assuming he/she was dressed as a woman at the time. They should’ve waited until he/she changed back to being male for 5 minutes, and then fired him/her.

I hope Don/Dawn/Don/Dawn sues ABC. I like the slash key.

What’s that you say? Oh, shut up about chromosomes, you dumb teabaggers. Why do you hate science?