Trans Student Attacking Girls in School Restroom! Or, you know… not.

Download PDF

The push for radical transgender rights in schools is trumping privacy rights at one Colorado high school. A male student at Florence High School who claims to be a transgender has been harassing girls in the bathroom. When parents complained, school officials said the boy’s rights as a transgender trumped their daughters’ privacy rights.

– charismanews.com

Right wing news outlets are falling over themselves to bemoan the sad state of our public school system now that the law allows transgender students to attack and harass non-transgender girls in the restrooms. I want you to pause for a second and really consider how likely these right wing assertions are. Florence High School is supposedly part of a trans conspiracy to assault school girls in the restroom.

Apparently A LOT of people think this sounds likely because none of the reporters who are pushing this story are bothering to do any fact checking. They simply assume that what they’re repeating is accurate.

Or, as David McCain (@DavdMcCaine) “reported” for the examiner:Derp-David-McCaine

I challenged David about his facts and he admitted that he abdicated  his responsibility to conduct due diligence for a story concerning a trans kid. Let’s be honest here, this is a case where ADULTS are targeting a trans KID, asserting that the kid is predator. Apparently, for people like David, what he’s knowingly doing to this kid is acceptable as long as he has his juicy headline that plays well for his audience. (NOTE: David has since recanted his story and apologized to the trans youth)

At this point, it’s become an international story. Of course it has. It appeals to the trans-rapist/stalker-meme so beloved by the right wing. The fact is that this “news” was generated by a right wing organization that apparently doesn’t have an issue with targeting trans kids in their ideological war. (NOTE: The Daily Mail deleted their story after fact checking.)

Since none of these “news” sites were willing to actually do any fact checking, I took it upon myself to do it for them. Before you listen to the phone conversation me and school Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti, care to take a guess as to how accurate the international reports have been? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

In the interest of being honest about this issue, here’s what one female Florence High School student had to say about this:

student

 

To all the  David McCains out there, SHAME ON YOU! You utterly fail at humanity 101.

Ninety percent of transgender and gender nonconforming people report harassment, discrimination and mistreatment on the job, and the injustices they face have devastating economic and personal consequences, according to a new survey.

– nnlm.gov

A staggering 41% of respondents reported attempting  suicide compared to 1.6% of the general population, with rates rising for those who were harassed/bullied in school (51%)… It is part of social and legal convention in the United States to discriminate against, ridicule, and abuse transgender and gender nonconforming people within foundational institutions such as the family, schools, the workplace and health care settings, every day. Instead of recognizing that the moral failure lies in society’s unwillingness to embrace different gender identities and expressions, society blames transgender and gender non-conforming people for bringing discrimination and violence on themselves.

2011 study of 6,450 trans people

Discrimination and lack of equal civil rights is damaging to the mental health of transgender and gender variant individuals. For example, gender-based discrimination and victimization were found to be independently associated with attempted suicide in a population of transgender individuals, 32% of whom had histories of trying to kill themselves, and in the largest survey to date of gender variant and transgender people 41% reported attempting suicide.

The APA joins other organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association, in endorsing strong policy statements deploring the discrimination experienced by gender variant and transgender individuals and calling for laws to protect their civil rights.

The American Psychiatric Association:

  1. Supports laws that protect the civil rights of transgender and gender variant individuals.
  2. Urges the repeal of laws and policies that discriminate against transgender and gender variant people.
  3. Opposes all public and private discrimination against transgender and gender variant individuals in such areas as health care, employment, housing, public accommodation, education, and licensing.
  4. Declares that no burden of proof of such judgment, capacity, or reliability shall be placed upon these individuals greater than that imposed on any other persons.

The American Psychiatric Association

 david4

 

 

UPDATE: 10/16/2013: PJI finally reveals the nature of the “harassment”

 


[column size=”one-half”]

Tip this TransAdvocate!

Writers for the TransAdvocate work hard to bring you news and commentary. If you found this article meaningful, let the author know that you appreciate the work they do with a tip!
[/column] [column size=”one-half” last=”true”] TipJar


[/column]

9 Comments

  1. Karla Bello October 14, 2013
  2. Lila Redden October 14, 2013
  3. Sierra Gormsen October 14, 2013
  4. kathy padilla October 14, 2013
  5. Cyndi Bussell October 14, 2013
  6. Zoe Brain October 14, 2013
    • Cristan October 14, 2013
  7. Kinsey Hope October 15, 2013
    • Kinsey Hope October 15, 2013
  8. Pingback: Transgender boy invades girls’ bathroom October 20, 2013
  9. Pingback: Radical Feminism | The Butterfly Emerges November 3, 2013
  10. Pingback: Bathrooms and Prejudice | GenderTerror December 10, 2013
  11. Pingback: Grace Annam February 25, 2016

Add Comment

DL-art
The New York Magazine lies to parents about trans children

Jesse Singal, Senior Editor at nymag.com, has enlisted his New York...

target1-924x462[1]
BREAKING: due to Target’s trans policy, voyeur accessed women’s changing room?

A case of voyeurism that has gripped the media was initially reported on...

92
The media is lying about why NC is being sued

By Cristan Williams @cristanwilliams Almost without exception, all news stories covering...

91
What the US Attorney General actually said about trans people & fighting NC in court

On Monday, May 9th, the United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch...

transphobia5
The Politics of Transphobia

Bathroom Bills & The Dialectic of Oppression From the KKK to...

img_579a295a28d15
Is Sadism Popular With TERFs? A Chat With An Ex-Gendercrit

BY Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t Let’s get this out of the way: deep...

chai
EEOC Commissioner: “Contrary state or local laws provide no defense to an employer that violates Title VII”

Recently in BuzzFeed in the article Feds “Ready” For Transgender Discrimination...

85
Study: Trans kid’s gender implicit; govt report condemns conversion therapy

A recent study found that the gender identity of trans children...

KrellTitle
In Memory of Terri Williams Moore (1941–1976)

A trans historian considers the backwards progress of the way media...

87
[Updated] Predatory publishers and their dupes

While it’s well and good to call out those who denigrate trans...

84
The NY Times goes concern trolling

On August 22, 2015 the NY Times ran an article by Richard...

calledterf
So, someone called you a TERF. Now what?

There are many things possible in the universe. If you are...