I am finding it difficult to come up with words to express how I feel right now. I finished watching a “teaser” for the upcoming season of TLC’s I Am Jazz, and then I came across the gender identity policy that the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) is trying to reimplement.
What’s happening to Jazz is sexual abuse. There’s no other label for it that encompasses what his parents and doctors have done and are planning to do to him.
I wanted to put my fist through the computer screen. My heart is heavy today. It really set the mood for when I began to read the policy linked above.
What really struck me is how badly the FCSB and Virginia LGBT activists want to encourage children onto this path of lifelong pharmaceutical (and quite possibly surgical) dependency. Nearly all children set on the path of “gender affirmation” continue on to take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. Too many female teenagers go on to have elective mastectomies.
The approach that the FCSB is taking is to presume that all students who claim to be transgender or gender non-conforming ARE, and therefore without “credible evidence” to the contrary, must be affirmed:
Here’s the problem–what almost ALWAYS happens is this one-way track:
Step 1: Social transition (names, pronouns, gender affirmation)
Step 2: Puberty blockers
Step 3: Cross-sex hormones (must be taken for the rest of their lives)
Step 4: Surgery (increasingly likely but not a guarantee), especially mastectomies (for females) and breast implants (for males). Surgery on the reproductive organs generally involves permanent sterilization, although years of puberty blockers and then cross-sex hormones will often render people infertile anyway.
Step 5: Legal recognition as the opposite sex if sex-reassignment surgery was performed as required by Virginia state law to change one’s sex on his or her birth certificate to the opposite observed at birth.
What’s also disturbing is FCBS’ inclusion of “gender non-conforming status.” EVERYONE is gender non-conforming to some degree, but generally it doesn’t become an actual protected status that makes one entitled to access opposite-sex spaces. There doesn’t appear to be any real litmus test for determining who is a gender non-conformist worthy of using opposite-sex spaces and who is just a regular ol’ girl who likes to play football and doesn’t like to wear dresses.
In addition, they advocate throwing the rest of the children (those who are able to cope with their biological sex) under the bus. They advocate deceiving students and their parents and forcing students to seek other accommodations for privacy if they discover one of their peers in the locker room is actually of the opposite sex.
Did you all notice letter C? Not only can a “gender non-conforming” or “transgender” student use the facilities of the opposite sex, but they can also use the facilities of their natal sex. This sounds like special privileges, not protections, to me.
Now girls can join boys in their sex-segregated sexually explicit FLE classes, and vice versa:
And here come the policies that instruct adults to deceive students and their parents while also requiring students to accommodate those of the opposite-sex in facilities specially designated for taking care of private bodily needs, undressing, and showering:
And say good-bye to Title IX protections. Now girls can’t expect to participate in female athletics that 1. don’t allow males to compete against them or take their spots on teams and 2. prevent females on testosterone from participating:
Who are you people that are advocating for these policies? What is wrong with you? Who are you people that celebrate the “transitioning” of minors like Jazz? How can you watch the I Am Jazz preview above and not be horrified? HE IS JUST A KID! They’re ALL just kids!
What you can do:
- Contact the media, including sending “Letters to the Editor,” to tell them to stop ignoring this assault on the rights of students who do not identify as gender non-conforming or transgender.
- Contact the Fairfax County School Board to advocate the protection of ALL students’ rights–including those who do not identify as gender non-conforming or transgender. You can even send them a Tweet: @RyanLMcElveen @Kaufax4Schools @Keys_Gamarra @Karen4Schools @SullySupervisor @Moon4Schools @Megan4Schools @janiestrauss @VotePatHynes @DaliaPalchik
- Support the partnership between Family Policy Alliance and Women’s Liberation Front to combat the use of “gender identity” that strips the sex protections afforded by Title IX.
- Sign the petition to FCSB calling for them to protect the rights of all students.