Parents remove six-year old from school where children are being taught to undermine a sense of identity that hasn’t even been built yet.
BBC News reports:
Nigel and Sally Rowe said their son was confused as to why the child at the Church of England School on the Isle of Wight dressed as both a boy and a girl.
The Diocese of Portsmouth, under which the school falls, said it was required to “respect diversity of all kinds”.
The couple believe the school should have consulted all parents.
Mrs Rowe told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that when they spoke with the school, which is not being identified, they were told “if a child wants to do that then we just have to accept it”.
The couple said under the school’s bullying policy their son faced being disciplined for misidentifying the gender of the six-year-old pupil.
Two years ago they removed their eldest son from the same school in a separate row about a different child with gender identity issues.
The Rowes say the suggestion that gender is fluid conflicts with their Christian beliefs and they are seeking a legal challenge against the school’s actions.
The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Mr and Mrs Rowe, said the couple were being accused of “transphobic behaviour” because of their “refusal to acknowledge a transgender person’s true gender”.
Mr Rowe said: “I am shocked by the suggestion, especially from a church school, that just because we question the notion that a six-year-old boy can really become a girl, we are transphobic.”
Frankly, there is a lot of debate surrounding gender these days. If you ask some people it’s the same as biological sex, end of story. If you ask others, it has to do with how well you fit into “socially constructed roles”. In other words, if you aren’t a walking stereotype your gender card gets revoked. Meanwhile, if you ask medical doctors generally gender has to do with whether a person feels their body is physically what it should be relative to biological sex.
Most right-leaning people know about clashes between the first and second categories, but may not know about how the latter two butt heads. Essentially, a measurable biological condition called gender dysphoria has been shown to exist. According to Dr. Ananya Mandal, this involves hormone imbalances in the womb that cause some people to feel on a visceral, instinctive level like they are trapped in the wrong body. Described as something of a horror-scenario for those individuals, at this point the way available to alleviate associated stress is to make the parts match as much as possible. Maybe one day there will be opportunities for people to address the imbalance rather than change the body if they choose, but for the time being options are limited. The reason there is an extensive series of tests and an age minimum of 18 in the U.S. for gender dysphoria diagnosis is that misdiagnosis can happen and (should it occur) is physically and psychologically disastrous. Pronouns are less important details for gender dysphoria and generally those dealing with the mess would prefer not to be identified as trans-anything, just ordinary men and women.
That’s the current medical perspective, readers are naturally free to think whatever they will of it. Postmodern ideologues, however, are prone to referring to anyone with the medical condition or advocating for the medical condition as “scum”, as they consider gender something to do with if you want to wear dresses or have short hair. Being required to have symptoms and a diagnosis to actually you know, have the medical condition, hurts their fee-fees and excludes them. And as always, the SJW solution to anyone who makes them feel bad is attack and destroy, preferably while using names like bigot, transphobe, or “truscum”.
Why does this information matter to a story about a child being removed from school? Because readers should be very clear, the regressives in charge of education pushing “transgenderism” are not talking about the medical condition. No responsible medical professional would ever diagnose a child with that condition or prescribe treatment, let alone quibble over dress codes.
An additional point presented by the BBC:
Mr. and Mrs. Rowe say the school’s handling of the situation did not show proper regard for the possible long-term emotional and psychological effects for the two young children seeking to change gender, or for the confusion and concern caused to other people by the suggestion that boys are not always boys, and girls are not always girls.
Regressives are trying to enforce and elevate crossdressing at the cost of confusing small children, preventing them from developing any sense of self or others, and inciting bullying on all sides. None of what is occurring between the Rowes and the Church of England School remotely has to do with science or medicine. The Rowes are being made to feel religiously uncomfortable and are having their children targeted by the administration of a Christian school over inconsistent dress policies and the ideological agenda of staff members. Little boys who don’t wear dresses will not be caused undue distress from wearing pants instead, especially in an age when boys and girls both commonly wear pants.
Small children who are just beginning to learn how the world operates on a normal basis are not psychologically, developmentally equipped to handle the subject of transgenderism. It can only cause undue insecurity and distress. Encouraging six year olds to think about it overmuch is outright irresponsible.
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