Why would a school punish a first grade student? For being messy? Talking too loud? Being too physical with another child?
How about this – as excerpted from Bradford Richardson’s article for the Washington Times:
An elite charter school in California has been rocked by scandal since the end of the last school year, when a kindergarten teacher read her class a pair of books advocating transgender ideology, and a male kindergartener was reintroduced to the class as a girl.
Now first-graders at Rocklin Academy Gateway risk a trip to the principal’s office if they refer to their transgender classmate by the wrong name or gender pronoun, said Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, a pro-family group based in Sacramento.
“There was a little girl who had been in class with the little boy all last year,” Ms. England said. “They’re in different classes now, but she saw him on the playground yesterday and called him by his name. The little girl was told ‘you can’t do that, his name is this name,’ and ‘you need to call him a “her.”’ Then she was called to the principal’s office.”
Ms. England said she has been in touch with the girl’s parents and described them as “outraged.” She said they met with school officials to discuss the matter Wednesday.
The girl’s parents are outraged? I’d start at outrage and I’m not sure how far I would go from there.
The “little boy” did not change genders by calling himself a girl, any more than I would become a flying squirrel if I changed my name to Rocky and became friendly with Bullwinkle the Moose.
He is a boy. Period.
He may be a boy who feels like he is a girl. He may be a boy who wishes he were a girl. He may be a boy who wants to dress the way girls typically dress. If the school is OK with that, so be it. But none of those things changes his gender.
Here’s the news, folks: If a child has a penis he is a boy. If a child has a vagina she is a girl. There, that’s not so hard to follow, is it?
Let me leave the folks who think I’m wrong with this thought: suppose all the “privileged White” people in the USA can start identifying as Black. Would you then consider them an oppressed minority? And if not, why not?
Idiocy on steroids. You can’t make this stuff up.