It is time to stand up against this lunacy! The U.S. government on Monday found that a Chicagosuburban high school district discriminated against a transgender student and gave the school a month to provide full access to girls' locker rooms or lose federal funding. Forget the federal funding!
The student, who has not been named and should be, and the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a complaint on his ( a man is a man and a woman is a woman) behalf, applauded the findings, while the school district called them "serious overreach."
After an investigation stemming from a 2013 complaint by the ACLU, and months of negotiations, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found Township High School District 211 was violating federal non-discrimination rules. What about the girls who do not want to see a naked boy with his penis in their showers? Are we not discriminating against their rights for privacy?
The district has offered a more than reasonable solution and says transgender students may use their gender-identified locker room if they change and shower privately. The government said a separate changing place was discriminatory because it subjected the student to stigma and different treatment. Well the student is different. The student is a boy pretending to be a girl and wanting to shower with girls. Does nobody see the problem with this? Have we all gone mad?
In mid-October the school district, with five high schools and two alternative high schools west of Chicago, defied the government, continuing to deny full locker-room access for the transgendered student.
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.
He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”
It is time that we stop accepting transgender as the norm, when it truly is a mental illness. We as society are doing both more harm to the individual who is ill as well as to society as whole by accepting this. We are opening the door to attacks to our mothers, wives, daughters and girl friends by allowing men the opportunity to be unaccompanied into places were our women are exposed. Bruce Jenner, who now calls himself transgender has publicly stated that he is still interested in women. He himself also still has his man parts. This is something to truly think about.