Public Schools in Fort Worth, Texas, Go Trans, by Rod Dreher. New school policy says:
- There doesn’t need to be a medical or mental health diagnosis involved. If a male student says he’s a girl, then he’s a girl, and vice versa.
- School personnel are to consider themselves to be allies of a student undergoing gender transitioning. That means not telling their parents or guardians.
- Transgender students must have the opportunity to participate in school sports as the gender they claim to be, though they are not guaranteed this as a right.
Why are the “progressives” fast-tacking transgender issues? Transgender wasn’t even on the mainstream radar a year ago.
Don’t be fooled: the bathroom issue is a proxy for a deeper conflict over what it means to be male and female, and beyond that, about fundamental human nature. These standards are collapsing in American society in part because of elites pushing against them, but also — and perhaps moreso — because radical individualism is going into hyperdrive. We call it freedom — freedom to choose who you are, with neither custom, nor religion, nor even biology standing in the way of your will. …
[But] people who submit to this way of thinking will find that their freedom, so construed, will make it impossible for them to construct a coherent, stable identity. They’re not going to make it. This perversion of liberty will wreck them.
hat-tip Stephen Neil