“Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment”
This is more of the left’s social engineering — perfected in “theory” in the academy using specialized jargon and a studied rejection of patriarchal logic — finding its way into public policy, often against the wishes of those compelled to accede: your gender identity, at least in Massachusetts, is whatever you say it is, and it is you alone who gets to determine it on any given day.
Liberating, right? Particularly when the free speech rights of others to reject the at best controversial premise — based as it is on pseudo-social science of the kind mostly promoted by Women’s Studies Departments — is constrained by the promise of severe penalty, rendering the pseudo-social science perforce the controlling authority on sexual/gender science in the Massachusetts public school system.
So, rather than fight this perversion of intellectualism with logic or reason, to which leftist social engineers are immune, and which are themselves merely the aggressive and angry penis-shaped tools of the male oppressor class and gender absolutists/haters, I have a better idea: Start a Massachusetts “Gender Liberation Month” — which should take place at least three times yearly — wherein every male high school student in the Massachusetts public school system declares himself “female” for that month. As part of “her” new liberation, s/he will take women’s phys ed class, where s/he will compete aggressively with the other females in the spirit of the sport. Then, s/he will go piss — and then shower — in the woman’s locker room with the rest of those of her gender.
These same males — who feel female from time to time, and so are female from time to time, according to the prevailing doctrine of the Massachusetts public school system — should prepare these month-long protests at those times when female sports teams are holding tryouts, be it for softball, lacrosse, field hockey, track and field, volleyball, or what have you.
To further extend their willingness to support this idea of gender-mobility — and to increase their chances of receiving government aid and scholarships to Ivy League Schools — these males-cum-females should then declare themselves lesbians, taking full-advantage of their new special protected status, for which they’ll be eligible for all sort of special dispensation from the states.
I don’t offer this idea lightly: if the left has determined that its anti-foundationalist ideological worldview permits it to ignore male-dominated, propertied Enlightenment logic, then it’s time to address them on their own terms. Because while they might decry the effort as illegitimate and not in keeping with their intent, the courts, to remain at all consistent (or even maintain the appearance of consistency) will have no choice but to uphold the “rights” of males to act in the very way the Massachusetts school system has said it is permissible to act.
And if the school tries to stop those who take advantage of these newly institutionalized gender guidelines — even if those who do so appear to be making a mockery of the pseudo-social science that underpins those guidelines — then it should be them who the courts punish.
Provided the whole ridiculous thing doesn’t come crashing down the first time a couple of junior females — of the opposite sex — start rubbing each other off in the school shower.