Schools Adopt “Toolkit” To Segregate Those Who Feel Uncomfortable Around Transgender Students
Published : July 27, 2017
Progressives have long argued that restricting school bathrooms to the traditional categories of male and female is a kind of segregation, walling off transgender and gender nonconforming students from facilities that best correspond to their preferred genders (as opposed to those that simply align with their biological sex). In so doing, these activists seek to confer normality on the “differently” gendered, while subtly suggesting that the real confusion and bigotry belongs with those who identify along traditional gender lines.
As we have seen over the years with issues of homosexual activism, it is inevitable that progressive activists will continue to redefine traditional gender categories to the point that noncompliance with progressive positions and policies constitutes segregation and discrimination. And the Minnesota “toolkit” perfectly illustrates the method in action. Take, for instance, the following section from the document:
“Privacy objections raised by a student in interacting with a transgender or gender nonconforming student may be addressed by segregating the student raising the objection provided that the action of the school officials does not result in stigmatizing the transgender and gender nonconforming student.”
Under the pretense of fighting the tyrannous, sex-based segregation imposed by nature and biology, activists are now promoting an altogether different kind of segregation, aimed at those traditionally-gendered students who have the temerity to object to the new bathroom order. Under the new directive, it is perfectly acceptable to segregate dissenting students, unless doing so causes problems for transgender students. This remarkably brazen policy both sanctions discrimination against traditionally gendered students and confers further victim privilege on transgender students by allowing them to be the sole arbiters of that discriminatory segregation. In the coming progressive utopia, victimhood is the ultimate empowerment, which is why so many factions of progressive culture are busily redefining victimhood to align with the entirety their political platforms. And the more power they accrue, the more empowered victimhood they are entitled to claim.
Beyond justifying discrimination in the name of social justice, the toolkit also urges schools to make exceptions to dress codes for transgender students in the name of “inclusivity.” Dress codes are dress codes, if you are so myopic as to identify solely as male or female, but embrace gender fluidity and dress as you choose! I would call this a remarkable confluence of progressive carrots and sticks, if both images were not so uniformly phallic and contrary to the spirit of gender deconstruction.