I’ve been stewing about something for some time and really don’t know what to do about it. I’m not even sure if I should do anything.
First, let’s make something clear, I’m pretty open-minded about most things so PLEASE do not assume that I’m being racist or judgemental in any way. I, most definitely, am not. I couldn’t care less if you are black, green, blue, tall, triangle, straight, gay, whatever! It’s the “fine details” that are sometimes difficult to deal with. Let me explain …
My daughter, now in grade 9, has described a situation that is happening at school that is difficult to deal with. To further clarify, I’ve raised my daughter to think much like I do; so she has a similar view as I. Getting back to the story, there is a “boy” who is “transgendered” or “transgendering” or something like that (forgive my political incorrectness) that uses the girls’ washroom. Granted, he dresses like “a girl” and probably identifies as “a girl”; however, is still physically a boy.
Now, normally there wouldn’t be a problem (in my mind) but my daughter has explained a couple of issues:
1) my daughter feels uncomfortable going to the washroom when “he” is there because “he” is still a “he” and should then use the boys’ washroom
2) “he’s” known to use recreational drugs and that also makes many grade 9 girls uncomfortable
3) the Muslim girls can’t go to the washroom if “he” is in the washroom … so “he” is imposing on others’ rights, if you think about it
Now that you look at the situation from my daughter’s perspective, what should be done (if anything)?