Skip to comments.Gender Agenda: Boys in Girls' Bathrooms
Posted on 03/08/2010 4:19:32 AM PST by IbJensen
There was a time when boys of easy virtue had to content themselves with sneaking a peek at the girls swim team during practice. But social engineers may make this passé with a proposal to allow boys to use girls bathrooms and locker rooms.
No, this isnt the plot of a decadent B movie.
The story comes out of Maine, with a state proposal that would grant boys claiming to be female the right to use the aforementioned girls facilities. It may even give such boys the right to compete on girls sports teams.
In fact, a boy in the state had already been allowed to use a girls bathroom, creating a controversy that led to the current guidelines. Bob Unruh reports on the story at WorldNetDaily.com, writing:
A fifth-grade boy at Asa Adams School had been given permission to use the girls' restroom. He then was subjected to "harassment," according to the Maine Human Rights Commission.
The school tried to reach a compromise by designating a special restroom for the boy, instead of allowing him to continue to use the girls' restroom. But the move brought a determination of discrimination from the state agency.
The Maine Human Rights Commission proposed a set of guidelines that would require schools "to allow young children to have access to facilities of the opposite sex. Under the proposed guidelines, boys who self-identify as female will have access to girls' sports teams and cheerleading squads, girls' bathrooms, and girls' locker rooms."
Shocking though this is, its nothing new. WorldNetDaily.com had previously reported on similar measures/laws in Tampa, Fla.; Montgomery County, Md.; and Colorado, all of which may or will allow men access to womens bathrooms.
Yet this is part of a wider problem still: the sexual confusion characterizing our time. For example, last year I wrote about a Swedish couple that refused to reveal the sex of their two-year-old, believing that gender is a social construction. Then there was the story of Caster Semenya, the South African runner whose masculine appearance and wide-margin victories over female competitors sparked suspicion that the track star was a hermaphrodite (yes, I know its an outdated term, but Im an outdated guy). Subsequent sex tests proved this to in fact be the case, but what was even more remarkable were the comments left by website respondents prior to that determination. Many actually expressed the idea that if Semenya believes shes a woman, then she is. Well, tell that to the female opponents the runner left in the dust.
There was also the story of German Tim Petras, who, at age 12, became the youngest of what society calls transsexuals. Not to be outdone, Britain served up two similar cases: a 12-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy who showed up for school appearing as girls. Moreover, the authorities expected them to receive special treatment and placed the onus on the other children to be sensitive to their preference.
If you think these are isolated social accidents, know that there is method to this madness. And to introduce this, Ill say something about the Swedish couple who maintain that gender is a social construction.
They have a point.
This is why I dont use the word gender in todays usual sense.
Unless youre quite young, you probably remember a time when only sex was used to refer to the quality of being male or female. And while you probably assume that replacing it with gender is a rather innocuous language innovation, this is far from the truth.
If you look in an older dictionary, youll see that gender is always defined as it is in my seventh printing, 1975 American Heritage School Dictionary, which states the following: In grammar, one of a number of categories, such as masculine, feminine, and neuter, into which words are divided. It says nothing about people, and for good reason: The term never referred to people only words.
Do you smell an agenda? Keep reading.
While I dont exactly know who first applied gender to human beings, a great proponent of such usage was a now discredited psychologist named Dr. John Money. A professor of pediatrics and medical psychology at Johns Hopkins University, he invented terms/concepts such as gender role and gender identity. He advanced the idea that while your sex was inborn, gender was something else entirely: your perception of what you were. (Money also originated gender neutrality theory, which he stubbornly applied in the infamous David Reimer case, an example of malpractice which ultimately led to the death of Reimer.)
Moneys gender-identity theory which stated that a child could be raised as a member of the opposite sex and be perfectly well-adjusted as long as he truly viewed himself as a member of it has been discredited. But the idea that perception is reality has only gained currency. Where Money believed that a persons gender could be determined by those raising him, psychologists and many others today embrace the idea that a persons gender can be whatever he wants it to be. Furthermore, they say that a child can be born in the body of the wrong sex they even have a name for it: gender dysphoria. Thus, by their lights, its perfectly legitimate for a boy thus disordered to believe that he really is a girl. This is the thinking that gives us Johnny in Marys and Suzys restroom.
Yet the category of gender has been expanded far beyond male and female identity. Some of the more bizarre examples of gender are: autosexual, intergender, bigender, third gender, soft butch, and eunuch.
Of course, not everyone agrees on what belongs in the category, which, mind you, is burgeoning. How could it be otherwise? Feelings have been made the arbiter here, as ones perception is simply what he feels he is. And, remember, there are people who feel that certain limbs dont belong on their bodies (and certain doctors have actually performed amputations on this basis), a disorder the psychologists label body dysmorphia. There are also individuals who claim to be animals, such as the wolf girl in Texas. So you can just imagine the creative genders people can fancy themselves to be.
And the gender agenda has been translated into policy. There are numerous governments local, state, and even national that have made gender a protected (read: specially favored) category under hate-crime and anti-discrimination laws. Then there was the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Seeking to define what could constitute a family, the organizers identified five different genders: male heterosexual, female heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual. The language was ultimately stricken from conference documents, but only because of Vatican contingent protests.
Why has the word gender been redefined? A major reason involves, no doubt, an effort to legitimize homosexuality. After all, if you want to normalize something, it helps to lump it in with that which is normal. But you couldnt very well convince people that homosexuality was a third sex, as it is already cemented in peoples minds that there are only two sexes. But, gender, now, thats a different story. Remember, the dictionary definition stated that it referred to multiple categories, such as masculine, feminine, and neuter. All you had to do was apply it to people.
We should completely reject the concept of gender. And we can start by saving the word for grammar. Remember, the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate, wins the debate. You cannot combat an agenda if you use its language.
Remember when we had two sexes?
Women’s movement....see where that got us.../sarc.
I remember when people warned of co-ed restrooms and were laughed out of the room....
Ah penis..........vagina........does it matter? We should all be equal right?
>>Ah penis..........vagina........does it matter? We should all be equal right?<<
So now, those of male sex who identify their gender as female will be able to play on “womyn’s” teams - result: all the players on the womyn’s teams will be sexually male (but gendered female) and there will be no sexual females left.
Hoisted on their own petard (which they were not born with)...
There is actually a high school in NYC that has three bathrooms: his, hers and science projects.
I have been trying to think exactly why all this has happened. I agree that these are all attempts at “normalizing” homosexuals, to erase absolutes from the mindset of humanity. But why? Why have entire nations spent so much time twisting the language, changing the law, and indoctrinating children? Because of a few homosexuals? Does anyone really believe that Joe Lieberman or any number of politicians honestly are kept up at night by troubled thoughts of perceived injustices to transgenders? I don’t believe that for a second. What I do believe, however, is that all of this is tied to the greater desire on the part of liberals to discredit or marginalize Christianity. After all it is the Christian precepts that drew the line at immoral behavior in Western society. It engaged the public’s acceptance of what was and was not to be broadcast everywhere. I also believe it is going to get worse.
I used to be autosexual, but then I got an apartment.
True. How about women’s rights? This was the first year for women’s hockey at the Olympics. They’re telling us that men should be allowed on the women’s team? You might as well just call it the “b” team for mens hockey. I think that when you give rights to one group, it should not take away the rights of another.
“Remember when we had two sexes?”
Remember when words meant something.
Remember when we did not need newspeak to communicate.
Remember when we had a history.
Remember when we were one country.
'Maine. Where the women are safe but the Moose look worried'.
buncha friggen preverts.
Folks, we have a winner.
Hacklehead’s Theorum #7 states that catering to the insane requires insane acts.
I say give all those girls and boys a DNA test. If the test says your male you go to the boys locker room. If it says your female you go to the girs. Pre or post op. No exceptions.
Given the current direction this country is headed, I think I should be able to make a little money by selling fireproof hand baskets on eBay.
“wood, hay & stubble...”
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