The New York City Department of Education has the best accommodation for transgendereds I’ve seen thus far. If you believe the text, it actually limits perversion and abuse by horny teenagers. Instead of bestowing equal protection on deviancy, the guidelines call for consistency in gendered behavior, thereby reducing the destructive, narcissistic ways in which an individual can “express” himself.
School administrators are to allow students “to participate in accordance with their gender identity consistently asserted at school” during times when students are separated by gender.
See, the onus is placed on the student to “consistently” assert his gender identity. If you want to use the girls’ locker room, you have to consistently identify as a girl. You have to adhere to the dress code for girls and you have to play on the girls’ teams.
That’s enough to deter most of the one-third of 1 percent of Americans the UCLA School of Law estimates is transgendered. While some children may be truly confused about who they are—adolescence is tough on everyone—NYCDOE’s policy doesn’t permit experimentation while they’re questioning. A conscious, committed effort is required to switch genders in school. You can’t just start showering with the girls to see how it feels.
Still, the accommodation is far from perfect.
The guidelines state that the DoE wants to “support” transgendered students while simultaneously “ensuring the safety and comfort of all students.” Among the factors to be considered are “maximizing social interaction for the transgendered student” and “minimizing stigmatization of the student.” The safety of “students involved” is also to be considered.
To allow everyone to “feel safe” in their sin, no implicit moral assessments are allowed. This is what the anti-bullying campaign hath wrought. Like New Jersey’s ban on gay conversion therapy, NYCDOE’s regulations forbid students and teachers from counseling a confused classmate or student on how he ought to strive to be better. Under the relativistic paradigm, there is no better or worse.
Furthermore, students raised in traditional gendered homes need to be “socialized” to the transgendered at school. You will be friends and play nice, or else risk mandatory sensitivity training for you and your parents.
Meanwhile, in California:
A transgender teenager who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California school bathroom recanted the story, police said Tuesday.
The 15-year-old student at Hercules Middle/High School “admitted he fabricated the whole story” during an interview with a detective, Hercules police Detective Connie Van Putten said.
The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy’s bathroom Monday morning when three other boys pushed him inside a large stall and attacked him.
Officers took his statement and opened an investigation that included a sexual assault examination. But officers could not substantiate the facts of the statement, and the boy lacked any physical injuries to his head, face and hands, police said.
The student finally admitted he had made up the story, Van Putten said. She would not speculate on why he had lied.
She won’t, but I will. The little devil understands sympathy is the best currency with which one buys the right to impose yourself on others. Liberal guilt peddlers reward casting oneself as a victim of bullying and oppression.