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[–] IrishTheFrenchie 146 points (+146|-0)

"Everyone knows what a boy is – even you," she added, looking up at the board members. "Your proposed policies are dangerous and rooted in sexism. When woke kids ask me if I was a lesbian or a trans boy because I cut my hair short, it should tell you these modern identities are superficial."

Exactly.

This entire BS gender movement is based on preconceived stereotypes about each of the TWO sexes.

[–] NotCis 106 points (+107|-1)

Damn, Grover is so much braver than I was in 8th grade. Well done for standing up for girls and saying what everyone knows - that biological sex is real and that gender identity is just superficial stereotypes.

[–] remquarqk 34 points (+34|-0)

The good thing is--I bet she wouldn't be standing up if all her friends thought differently. It could mean that middle school girls generally don't buy into the woke bs.

[–] radically_done 30 points (+30|-0)

I saw a survey recently with the question "should people always be referred to by the pronouns they prefer, even if those pronouns don't match up to their sex at birth?" Interestingly, the proportion of people responding that they agreed with the statement kept increasing as the participant age range grew younger, until it came to the 18-24 age group, who disagreed as a proportion more than the 25-34 year olds.

I think the younger generations are more switched on than the millennials in general.

[–] Tnetennba 2 points (+3|-1)

Because Millennials are the adults making the rules and Gen Z currently have to suffer through these ridiculous rules.

[–] NotCis 6 points (+6|-0)

I think you're right and I really hope it's true. Going back to me not being brave in middle school, I would NEVER have stood up for girls like this if my friends would've opposed it. I was too insecure, especially as I progressed further into puberty. I hope her friends are on her side here because she's going to need them (and because it's the right thing to do).

[–] ArmyofMe 104 points (+104|-0)

You do this in the name of inclusivity while ignoring the girls who will pay the price. Your policies choose boys' wants over girls' needs.

This kid gets it. Why is it so hard for adults.

[–] lucretiamott 67 points (+67|-0)

"Wearing a rainbow pin and mask, state Sen. Jennifer Boysko told the board: "I want to thank you for your commitment to equality and making sure every child feels loved and valued."

This makes my blood boil! "Every child" never seems to include the little girls who are uncomfortable sharing intimate spaces with boys! "Every child"!!

[–] BellaBoo 58 points (+58|-0)

Right?! Why are the boys' feelings automatically more important?? "Oh, the girls are sweet and quiet and woke, they won't mind if we give away their rights and privacy."

A lot of the boys at my middle school were ruthless, disgusting bullies whose ultimate thrill centered around pressuring girls and making them uncomfortable. I'm so glad none of this was a thing when I was a kid.

[–] Nona_Biba 7 points (+7|-0)

the MOST disgusting and sexually nasty thing that has ever been said to me IN MY LIFE was at middle school, coming out of the mouth of a boy i didn't even know. middle schoolers are awful, as a rule.

[–] Constantine 58 points (+58|-0)

"As a threshold matter, no one is proposing letting boys into girls’ bathrooms," said Esseks. "Preying on misinformation about transgender people and calling trans girls boys, advocates for these harmful measures decry the fictitious end of sex-segregated spaces altogether."

If you’re letting students of the opposite sex into sex-segregated spaces, that is by definition the end of sex-segregated spaces.

Are average people really so brainwashed now that they believe TIMs are literally biologically female? I was under the impression that this was the quiet part the TRAs mostly weren’t saying out loud outside of Twitter because they knew they’d lose the argument if they did, but here we are in a school board meeting listening to officials peddling this shit.

[–] Galko 32 points (+32|-0)

I have seen TRAs claim that after a year on cross sex hormones their DNA "literally changes" to that of the opposition sex. Mostly on those bastion of peer reviewed science(/s) on social media, like FB or Reddit. So... Yeah, they believe this and I've had posts removed from r/science for saying you can't change your DNA that way.

[–] Constantine 17 points (+17|-0)

Yeah, I know the hardcore ones believe this... but enough for random dudebros on the school board to be publicly parroting it? This seems like a huge step in the wrong direction to me. I thought they were trying to keep that shit on reddit so the general public didn’t catch on to their game plan.

This is a bad sign. More and more everyday people are jumping on the crazy train on this side of the pond.

[–] RisingUp 11 points (+11|-0)

You’ve had comments removed from r/science for saying that hormones won’t turn XY into XX? Holy shit.

[–] Tnetennba 0 points (+1|-1) Edited

Almost all comments get removed from r/science unless they're literally written like a research paper with tons of sources. It's not a good barometer.

They have a separate sub for casual chatting about articles.

[–] bellatrixbells 30 points (+30|-0)

He also whines just aftwr that it costs noone anything to "share spaces with people who are different". He's literally saying we should abolish women's and girls' privacy because he doesn't care himself.

[–] DaughtersOfLilith 33 points (+33|-0)

In that case, why is it a problem for the boys to share their bathroom with a male who is ‘different’? Boys bathrooms and boys sports can be made to be inclusive and told to ‘be kind’

[–] MenHaveItEasy 15 points (+15|-0) Edited

Preying on misinformation about transgender people and calling trans girls boys

I love how (one of many) a lawyer from the ACLU is indirectly calling the 14 year old girl, a predator. This dude can stfu. He's part of an org that fights for the right for the KKK to hold clan rallies, but calling a boy what he is, a boy, is violent, incorrect hate speech. Either defend free speech, or dont.

[–] BellaBoo 58 points (+58|-0)

HELL YEAH. What an absolute badass she is. I could never have stood up for myself like that in 8th grade, let alone women's/girls' rights as a whole. Much love. <3

[–] pennygadget 52 points (+52|-0)

This girl is amazing. I hope she has a supportive family that can keep her safe.

[–] Nona_Biba 2 points (+2|-0)

Her mom started home schooling her when the policy went into affect. I think her mom must be gender critical :D

[–] LilyGoat 45 points (+45|-0) Edited

I have so much hope for the future generations of girls and women.

[–] ladybrainhaver 42 points (+42|-0)

She's extraordinarily brave for speaking out. Kids are mind-numbingly woke nowadays and being an 8th grader is tough enough already. I hope no one gives her any shit.

If I had the cajones to advocate for myself like this when I was her age my life would be very different now. You go, Jolene!

[–] spinstah 38 points (+38|-0)

This area of the US has some of the highest per capita incomes and highest education levels per household. These people are VERY invested in their children's education and extracurriculars. I predict that lawsuits to protect girls' athletic opportunities, similar to the CT lawsuit, will emerge from this county or one of the neighboring counties.

[–] bellatrixbells 14 points (+15|-1)

Hopefully it doesn't produce the adverse effect where, because they are white, educated amd privileged, they become ultra woke and use all their power to suppress the pesky working class women who don't have time to make up a gender identity.

[–] Hyacinth 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

I have to think your children are the pride and joy of every class strata...

Right now this has harmed suburban gender conforming kids the most.. the two groups of parents who go along with it are those ashamed of their gay child and prefer praise for their "trans" child and those who are scared witless and cowed into it.

And its been shown to be located in the suburbs where children are isolated from nature and disengaged from community (until they find a online one)

Will things turn when the beast they created is handing out hormones to Private School girls and girls are coming home crying because of harassment and straight sons are mistakenly courting TiMs (homophobia is strong, its driving alot of this)

[–] bellatrixbells 2 points (+3|-1)

"I have to think your children are the pride and joy of every class strata..."

I'm sorry, I honestly do not understand what this sentence means ?

As for the rest, I am unsure what point you are trying to get across ?

[–] spinstah 0 points (+0|-0)

They are not just white, there are substantial populations of every race, ethnicity, nationality, religion in the DC-MD-VA area. There are large communities of highly educated POC immigrants. Let's not dive on the white = woke snarkiness.

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