I guess I should warn occasional readers that my transphobia is very narrowly aimed at issues for which segregation by sex (sports, prisons, shelters) makes sense and outweighs the need for inclusion and accommodation of transgender women.
One issue which makes no sense to segregate by sex is graduation ceremony fashion.
“L.B. wants to wear a dress and heeled shoes at her graduation ceremony, consistent with the gender that she lives every day. However, just days before her graduation, Defendants made the sudden decision to force L.B. to dress according to the male sex that she was assigned at birth at the ceremony—even though L.B. entered HCHS as a girl and has lived every aspect of her high school career as a girl,” the ACLU said.FOX News: Trump-appointed judge rules against transgender student’s demand to wear heels and dress to graduation
What outbreak of mayhem is this policy preventing? Have times changed so drastically since I graduated high school that a penis under a dress under a commencement gown surrounded by hundreds of other gown-wearing teens will lead to disaster somehow?
I can’t believe this is still an issue in high schools. One of my first forays into activism was during my senior year of high school over the issue of dress codes. As spring turned warm, we boys wanted to wear board shorts. Vice Principal banned it under dress codes. So we took to wearing cheerleader skirts that weren’t banned. When that was banned under boy/girl dress codes, we kilts or full-length trenchcoats with shorts underneath. Vice Principal finally caved.
I shouldn’t be surprised that the Party of Freedom is the one mandating what clothes people must wear consistent with their birth genitalia.