The left's assault on gender distinction

The left's assault on gender distinction

Gender ConfusionAs conservatives have argued, redefining state-sponsored marriage represents part of a larger agenda to eliminate male-female distinction in society. The latest example of this agenda is the eradication of separate public bathrooms for transgender students in Massachusetts.

“A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day and throughout every, or almost every, other area of her life, should be respected and treated like a girl,” a directive from the Massachusetts Department of Education stipulates.

“Transgender students who are uncomfortable using a sex-segregated restroom should be provided with a safe and adequate alternative, such as a single ‘unisex’ restroom or the nurse’s restroom.”

Every curious boy or girl who has wanted to pop over to the opposite sex bathroom to take a peak at one another’s private parts is now sanctioned to do so. Invasion of privacy? How can it be, if it feels right.

The directive goes on:

School personnel should use the student’s chosen name and pronouns appropriate to a student’s gender identity, regardless of the student’s assigned birth sex. … It is important to develop a plan for initiating use of the chosen name and pronouns consistent with the student’s gender identity.

“Assigned birth sex”–what absurd language manipulation. Are we “assigned” our distinctive male or female reproductive organs by doctors upon birth?

The war on male-female distinction in society is real. This case in Massachusetts is simply the latest installment. It’s yet another legacy of leftism.





David Weinberger

David Weinberger

David Weinberger previously worked at the Heritage Foundation. He currently resides in the Twin Cities, and he blogs at


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