So, President Trump has rolled by an Obama-era regulation crammed down on public schools across America – no longer will public schools be forced to admit boys who believe they are girls into the little girls’ room. This, according to the left is a tragedy of cataclysmic proportions: unless society humors transgender people in their delusions as to their biological sex, horror upon horror will occur.
Here’s actress Brie Larson:
This has been the commonplace line from the entire left and media – Trump’s going to get kids killed!
A few thoughts:
1. This Is Not The Federal Government’s Job. The federal government has no role in redefining sex for an entire country, particularly not under laws like the Civil Rights Act specifically designed to protect biological women from biological men in many cases. This is an issue for states and localities, if it is an issue for government at all – which it isn’t, since assaults are already prosecuted, and transgender people have equal access to protection from the police.
2. Women Have A Right To Their Spaces. The left keeps saying that women should stop being bothered by men entering their bathrooms and locker rooms if the men self-identify as women. That’s insulting to women and dangerous for them. First off, not all transgender women look like women, as some advocates seem to say – the whole proposition of transgenderism is that you can look like Mr. T and be a self-identified woman following other women into the bathroom. There are some men who have taken advantage of this. Does the left believe that men should simply be allowed to use women’s bathrooms? If not, then why would they assume that self-identified men are significantly more dangerous to women than men who identify as women?
3. Sex Is Not Malleable. Nobody is arguing that transgender people shouldn’t be allowed to think whatever they want about themselves. They have the right to dress how they want, act how they want, and identify however they want. But their right to wave their fist – just like everybody else’s right – ends when they hit a nose. And mandating that everybody arbitrarily shift the definition of biological sex to self-identification – and threatening to punish those who don’t – is an imposition on the entire society. Society cannot simply begin undermining crucial truths like sex because some people are susceptible to more mental health problems due to that truth. That would be an argument for doing away with truth generally.
Yet the left refuses to acknowledge any of these ideas. They want a new civil rights movement, and that means government action, even without Constitutional or legal mandate or even biological support.