Russia has decreed that transgender people are not allowed to drive. Why, you might wonder?
Many Muscovites loathe driving because of the daily traffic jams, and it now seems that the government has found a new solution to the problem: People with "sex disorders," including those who identify as transsexual or transgender, may no longer drive. "The decisions are aimed at reducing deaths from road traffic accidents," an official statement on the decree reads.
That makes no sense. Is there evidence that this particular subgroup contributes inordinately to traffic accidents? They certainly aren’t common enough that removing them from the road will make a dent in their traffic problems. So I have a better idea.
Prohibit cis-gendered heterosexual men from driving. Traffic will immediately be cut at least in half, and I suspect a lot of the more aggressive drivers will be selectively culled. If they’re really interested in reducing traffic deaths, that would be the best thing to do.
Another possibility, from what I’ve heard about Russia, is to take away driving licenses for incidents of public drunkenness. That should clear the roads.
While we’re making arbitrary laws to lash out pointlessly at people, can we have an American law that makes it illegal to drive a vehicle with a confederate flag on it? Those people, without fail, are annoying sphincters. (And yes, we have them here in Minnesota even.)