Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Transgender High School Student Wins Bathroom Rights Fight

                 A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, has ruled that Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student who was “born a female,” can sue “his” school board on discrimination grounds because it banned “him” from the boy’s bathroom. In arriving at its decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit deferred to the U.S. Education Department’s position that transgender (not transsexual) students should have access to the bathrooms that match their gender “identities” rather than being “forced” to use bathrooms that correspond with their actual, biological sex.
                The U.S.E.D. has said that requiring transgender students to use a bathroom reserved for their biological sex is a violation of Title IX, which prohibits sexual discrimination at federally-funded schools. That certainly is an interesting- if insane- take on an already ridiculous law. Transgender students claim that using the bathroom of their gender identity is important for them- and others- to feel comfortable. I know that most females would be uncomfortable if their schools didn’t allow “chicks” with dicks into their bathrooms. What young girl wouldn’t feel more comfortable if a 50-year-old man “identifying” as a woman was allowed to take a whiz a foot or two away from her, inside a stall or not?
                Master Grimm said that a transgender “boy” who appears male may generally raise alarms if “he” is forced to use the girl’s bathroom. Really? And “he” won’t raise any alarms if “he” uses the boy’s bathroom, even though “he” has female genitalia?  We’re not talking about a classroom here. Does Grimm not understand what a bathroom is specifically designed for? Well, “I feel humiliated and dysphoric every time I’m forced to use a separate facility,” Grimm said.
                That’s funny, that’s the same feeling most people have when they are forced to share a bathroom with a member of the opposite sex…who none-the-less claim to be of their gender.
                I am dysphoric whenever I think about the future of mankind.
                (Sorry, I mean womankind. No, I mean un-kinds…uh, that’s not it either. I mean some, no, every kind).
                Grimm? Indeed.

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