There’s been a battle raging in Chicago, School District #211. This battle doesn’t involve guns and gang members. This conflict doesn’t revolve around the spats between rival cliques of mean girls or even two young bucks sparring for the heart of the same doe. No, this hostility rages over locker room privileges. A transgender student, born male, now transitioning into a female wants unfettered access to the girls’ locker room. The main problem being, “Student A” hasn’t fully transitioned and is still an anatomical male. I realize this may be considered intolerant, but allowing an anatomical male to dress in the same locker room as females is absolutely crazy. I mean even the little boy in Kindergarten Cop properly identified the differences between males and females and knew which bathroom each was supposed to use…
Here’s my main concern, how many young men drooling to gain access to a girls’ locker room will fake gender fluidity. A person who is gender fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders, but may feel more like a boy some days, and more like a girl other days. I envision teenage boys feeling more like girls on the nights the cheerleaders and dance squads are changing in the school locker rooms. You know society is screwed up when it’s considered politically incorrect to deny anatomical boys access to public girls’ locker rooms and restrooms. From my experience with the male gender, raging hormones and claimed gender fluidity should raise ample concerns.
Instead of rushing to label me as intolerant, imagine for a moment the following scenario. I’m a Dad, and I’ve taken my kids to buy groceries. Naturally, two aisles from check out, my ten year old girl needs to go to the bathroom. It’s serious. She’s doing her potty walk. Pushing a cart full of groceries and herding her other siblings, I escort my daughter to the restrooms. Noting the posted signs and seeing no “Family Restrooms” option, she skips into the restroom designated for women. As I bend over to drink from the fountain, my peripheral vision identifies a man, sporting a dress, walking into the women’s restroom. As a father, do I ignore the fact an obvious male has now intruded upon the privacy of my little girl, or does my gender become fluid momentarily while I charge into the bathroom, preparing to defend my little girl’s innocence? After the confrontation’s over, should I just explain to management and to the local authorities I identified as a female while my daughter used the facilities or that I distrusted the man in the print dress and responded accordingly? Sadly, to say the latter would be considered hate speech.
The girls in Chicago don’t hate “Student A,” but they cited two reasons for being uncomfortable with sharing a locker room with the gender confused individual. First, he’s anatomically a boy; Second, adolescent girls are already struggling with self-image issues. Adding a “male” to the mix only exacerbates the problem. Girls that don’t feel comfortable disrobing in front of other females now must do so with a male present? Come on.
Until Jesus returns, the only resolution is too plumb in a third set of bathrooms for transgender people. Don’t give me the argument that this wrongly targets and draws attention to transgender individuals in the public square. A few years ago, I hawked cell phones for an Alltel agent in a Wal-Mart a few miles away. One day a man, sporting a sundress stopped to inquire about rates. I could’ve overlooked the dress and pumps, but he hadn’t waxed any visible part of his body…including his chest and back. No, walking into a transgender bathroom doesn’t draw undo attention…a man in a dress and heels does that already.
I’m not trying to minimize the struggle of gender identification. In fact, I see this as a spiritual issue. Ever since the Garden of Eden, the Devil has planted doubt in the heart of mankind. A question we all mull over from time to time is,
“Did God really say…?”
So, did God really say, “Let there be males and females?” Absolutely. If the father of lies can plant a seed of doubt about one’s gender, why wouldn’t he? Humanity is the crowning glory of God’s Creation. To question God’s intent on gender, characterizes the Creator as One capable of mistakes. When in reality the mistake is allowing males and females to change in the same locker rooms. If you question why, make it a family movie night and watch Kindergarten Cop.
The truth often comes out of the mouth of babes.