Joseph Backholm of the Family Policy Institute of Washington went to the University of Washington to gets students’ thoughts about identity and transgender bathroom policies.
Students all thought — with varying degrees of vagueness — that you should be able to imagine yourself as whatever you feel like, and institutions should somehow accommodate that. (If you think you’re a cat, I’m not sure if schools and shopping malls should have to provide you a litter box. But maybe so.)
The evidence of programming is clear, because students had no problem accepting the idea that Backholm — in all his Nordic cisgender blondness — might identify as a Chinese woman.
But they put up more of a fight when he asked if they could accept that he identifies as 6’5″ tall. Some of them actually had to utter the dreaded syllable: “No.” (Backholm is 5’9″.)
Guess they haven’t gotten to the heightist part of their programming yet. One young woman sounded for all the world like she was height-policing, when Backholm suggested to her that he was a 6’5″ Chinese woman. “I’d have to say you’re not!” she exclaimed.
(H/t: Matt Vespa, Townhall)
As many of you know, I never miss an opportunity to point out that I identify as Queen Victoria. Deal with it.