Boys and girls at schools are readily identifiable visually and use different restrooms, at least in the U.S. Right? Once perhaps, but today…not so much. The linked report explains…well, not explains exactly, but tells…of the courts’s decision to force an American elementary school to allow a 6 year student to use the girls’ restroom because, though he was born with a Y chromosome and a male physique, he claims to feel like a girl. And his parents have honored his feelings to the extent of dresses, feminine hair style and suing the school when it offered the teacher’s restroom as a compromise. This is a ‘victory for fairness’ per the report.
This degree of destructive stupidity emanates from Leftish inanity (The Right has its own) and seems unbelievable outside of current U.S. political psychedelic smoking but is an unfortunate reality now imposed upon a child and a school, first by parents and now by a court that should have known better. This is real harm forced onto a child in the name of socio-political pop psychology and political correctness, another term for totalitarianism.
A few questions occur but apparently go unasked by any of the authorities:
1. Should a child’s ‘feelings’ overcome physical evidence in a court of law? If so, why? A feelings-based ruling in contravention of biological evidence seems a prime slippery slope model; what if the next plaintiff feels she is a pony? This court seems to me, to have swallowed a student backpack’s worth of fashionable psychobabble. And perpetrated it onto a young boy. .
2. Is the science supporting the ‘transgender’ idea developed and proven enough to make decisions affecting 6-year-olds without harming them? Doubtful, seems to me. After this publicity, what sort of experiences is this kid likely to have at school from now on?
3. Assuming that all this stems from the boy’s own behavior and desires, how certain is it that those won’t change in the future? And if they do, what will result?
4. Finally, what will be the result of this on public education? Will schools have to allow students to use the restrooms of their choice now? It seems that way. If not, what will distinguish those who can from those who can’t? Will schools now experience a spate of student cross-dressers?
5. I’ll stop with two simple questions hanging over this: First, at what, if any, age will a school be able to exclude boys from the girls’ bathrooms? If they’re all going to become coeducational, (advocated by some already) maybe they’d best plan to supply them with condoms. (advocated by many). Or perhaps invite the NSA to install surveillance… And second, what will be done with the (few) girls now wishing to play boy’s athletics? And the boys (your guess) wishing to play games with the girls?
If the courts proceed with this foolishness, we’re going to see a lot of confused kids, and a lot of confused schools; the courts seem confused enough already.
To be fair, kids are indeed affected by feelings; the boys who showed too much effeminacy used to be called: “sissy” and uniformly despises by the rest. Boyish girls did better. Many of those eventually turned out to be homosexual…but not all of them. Forcing a child’s surroundings into a mold at age six to recognize something as evanescent as juvenile ‘feelings’ seems, at our state of knowledge, an unjustified risk, especially without control of the surrounding peers. Yes, pushing a young boy to remain with his physical rather than his alleged psychological self is also using force but that case rests on a lot more experience and is much less socially disruptive.
I wonder what the court was thinking…or maybe it was just implementing its ‘feelings’?