Transgender student’s restroom use raises questions on PSD policy

This story is a few days old but I’m posting it anyhow.

I’m all for transkids being able to change their sex prior to puberty marking them with the wrong sex hormones.

I know the Christo-Fascists and right wingers have shit fits about transkids being able to have normal girlhoods or boyhoods as members of the sex they are becoming.  Heaven forbid we get treated like normal people.  I have the feeling more than a few people wedded to the Transgender Borg ideology probably also view this as problematic since these kids may never become part of their transgender ghetto.

But that is the point of helping kids transition when they are still kids.  The ghetto isn’t some sort of wonderful place and leaving “the community” for an ordinary life is a good thing.

BTW I think she should be allowed to use the same restroom as the other girls.

From The Coloradoan:  http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20111117/NEWS01/111170344/Transgender-student-s-restroom-use-raises-questions-PSD-policy

Written by Sarah Jane Kyle
Nov. 16, 2011

One question is causing a stir at Fort Collins High School: Who has the right to use which restroom?

Dionne Malikowski, 16, a transgender student at the school, said she believes she should have the same rights as any student to use the bathroom of her choice. But the fallout from following her convictions is prompting her to transfer to another school.

Malikowski, who was born male and now identifies as a female, said she was told by school officials that she would be required to use only staff restrooms when she entered the Lambkin community, a policy that she said school officials told her was to keep her safe from harassment.

But the high school junior said she was suspended about a month ago for violating the policy by using a girls’ restroom instead of a staff facility. Malikowski had previously received a warning for a similar violation but said she still believes the rule to be unfair and discriminating.

“I want to be able to use the girls’ bathroom without being harassed for it or suspended or having charges pressed against me,” she said. “I just want people to understand that there are so many kinds of people out there, and people who are a little different shouldn’t have to be treated differently or looked down on.”

PSD Board of Education President Nancy Tellez said that the use of staff bathrooms for transgender students falls under a district policy that states that all students should be provided equal educational opportunities regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or special needs.

Continue reading at:  http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20111117/NEWS01/111170344/Transgender-student-s-restroom-use-raises-questions-PSD-policy

4 Responses to “Transgender student’s restroom use raises questions on PSD policy”

  1. dentedbluemercedes Says:

    Notice the media spin: “… to use the bathroom of her choice….”

  2. Marlene Says:

    First, we have the typical “separate but equal” policy: “See she can use the toilet, but *only* the staff facilities!”
    Second, the school caves to the rabid right’s fear of “It’ll see our precious pure girls using the toilet! It’s a pervert!”
    Third, she’s already transferred to a new school, which has vowed she’ll be able to use the regular toilets.

  3. Andrea B. Says:

    that article is straight out of the TG anti-transsexual textbook.

    • Suzan Says:

      Specifics aside I think it is real progress when kids can transition young, preferably prior to entering puberty thereby escaping masculinization or feminization as a member the assigned at birth sex. Starting hormones prior to puberty helps one to grow up non-transgender. Which is a good thing.

      You get to escape so much baggage. It is like how years ago those of us who came out in late teens early twenties had less baggagge and were less likely to swallow the Transgender Borg crap than those who had wives and children and came out in middle age.


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