As an experiment, pick up any corporate brochure today and look at the photos showing people. What do you observe? The chances are you will see a cultural smorgasbord of people of all races, creeds, colors, and none; a little like the captioned photo above no doubt. Here’s another experiment: visit the internet site of any bank, law firm or professional services firm you like. You will struggle to find a single business that does not claim to be a great champion of diversity, proud as they are without exception to have LGBT+ focus groups for their staff. It would be easy to conclude on this evidence that we are living in a golden age for all minorities, right?
Sadly, you would be wrong. What we miss is the elephant or ten ton gorilla in the middle of the room. And here we are speaking literally and not figuratively.
Please re-examine the captioned photo above and any brochure you have at hand. Did you see the below individuals’ photos anywhere?
It’s a rhetorical question of course, but the answer is no just in case you are vocabulary-impaired and didn’t understand the word.
The above individuals are both trans-specied. This means they identify as a cat and dragon respectively, although were cruelly born in a human form in error. Both the cat and the dragon were forced to invest enormous amounts of their personal borrowed money just so that their external appearances match their real identities. It is shocking that, even in these days of supposed universally free healthcare, the cat and dragon were forced to pay for their own species re-assignment treatments.
The injustice does not end there, however. Neither the cat nor dragon have been able to secure employment at any of the banks, law firms and insurance companies they have applied to. The drill is always the same: they submit fantastic resumés but are rejected after a first and very short interview. No reasons were ever given for the rejections. Second, most people assume that the label ‘trans’ refers to transgendered people without bothering to consider whether the subject may actually be a different species entirely.
To finish on a positive note, it seems that cis-specied politicians are still happy for trans-specied individuals to vote in elections. Their species reassignment does not mean that they lose the franchise. Which is a good thing. What is alarmingly inconsistent, on the other hand, is that cis-dogs, dragons and other non-human cis species (i.e. animals) do not have the right to vote. We are confident that these are issues which Michelle Obama will be quick to rectify on her election in 2020. Who knows, thanks to Michelle, a non-human or trans-specied individual could one day become president of the United States.