In a previous blog post I mentioned that I have been working on a much longer response to the transgender washroom issue. I did a bunch of research, analyzed data, and presented what I believed was a compelling and rational explanation of the inherent risks of the proposed NDP guidelines.
But my analysis of this subject pales in comparison to the reflections of a rape victim.
But first, a quick reminder of what’s in the NDP guidelines because this will very much relate to the lady’s reflections on the matter.
“Self-identification is the sole measure of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” (page 3)
“Further verification of identity, such as medical records, is not required,” (page 5)
“Alberta Education … does not require documented proof for a change of sex or gender.” (page 6)
The bold emphasis is mine.
These quotes represent the key issue in this debate; absolutely no evidence is required beyond self-identification. On a person’s word, and nothing more, any student, staff, volunteer or visiting adult in any school may use any washroom they choose to. In fact, the very idea of seeking any further evidence is specifically prohibited according to these guidelines.
What could possibly go wrong? Read the link below…
I will likely scrap my other article as it can only serve as a needless distraction from this critical contribution to the subject.
Please, for the safety of our kids, I ask you to pass the above link on to your friends so that we can prevent this policy from being implemented in its current form. This is not political activism, this is just average parents insisting that schools to keep their children safe.