I quit.

Colorado transgender girl can’t use school bathroom.

In one of Douglas Adams’ books he described a man who went insane when he discovered the instructions printed on a box of toothpicks. To quote Wonko:

It seemed to me that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a packet of toothpicks, was no…

  1. She

    “We could force her to be somebody she wasn’t, but it would end up being more damaging to her emotionally and to us because we would lose the relationship with her,” Kathryn Mathis said. “She was discussing things like surgery and things like that before and she’s not now, so obviously we’ve done something positive.”

    I had to read this several times, and then go back and check a few more.

    What I think the mother is saying is this:

    Her child, who is now six years old, was, at some point in the past,  ’discussing’ surgical options for a gender change.  Now that said child has, externally at least, changed genders and is being accepted as a person of the other gender, the child has stopped ‘discussing’ the need for a surgical procedure to change gender.

    Wow.  Whether or not you subscribe to the ‘gender’ vs ‘sex’ thing, this is very weird.  And sad.

    My husband’s grandmother used to say that the solution to most of life’s ills was to get ‘born rich.’  If I’d had that piece of knowledge early in my life, I’d have made much more of a fuss.

  2. RightinChicago

    Ughhh…

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  3. Stu In Tokyo

    This little boy’s family is having real first world problems.

  4. Western Chauvinist

    Wait. Are we having a problem with the child being sexually confused? Or with the parents making it into a legal case? Or with the school’s response? 

    Something like 1 in a 100 people are born with hermaphroditic characteristics. In all likelihood, that means some here on Ricochet were born with some blending of sex parts, from mild, almost undetectable to extreme. 

    Now, I don’t know this little boy’s/girl’s case, and they make it sound like it’s all in his head (evaluated by a shrink), but it certainly happens that some people are born with the wrong parts for their brain chemistry and wiring.

    That he/she expressed this so young, and that his/her dad is a Marine makes me think the parents didn’t induce this culturally. It’s really tragic — a different situation from the boy who wanted to join the Girl Scouts and they let him! Every kid is supposed to go to school.  

    Must be something in the water here in Colorado. That boy Girl Scout case was here too. Or maybe it’s that we have the world’s sex change surgical center in Trinidad. This world_is_not_Heaven.

  5. Vance Richards

    Does this mean they will have to put urinals in the girls room?

  6. 3rd angle projection

    In the late 90′s I met an older German industrial designer. He was talking to 4 of us very quietly, almost reverently, and said, “I have designed zee vorld’s most expensive”, as we strained to better hear, “toothpick holder.” I sprained my back from the backlash and left the “audience” right there. I had a sense of doom almost equal to Wonko.

    I too had read this story and at the end I honestly couldn’t comprehend what I had just read. I don’t know if I just didn’t want to confront it or it was just beyond the beyond.

    So, I turned on the soothing voice of Mark Levin and all was well.

  7. Palaeologus

    I feel so bad for this kid. The whole thing is just a really sad story. Why won’t these pathetic, despicable weenies just tell that little boy the truth? He’s just a little boy.

    I’m gonna skip the “buck-up” business regarding your title on this one. Hope you don’t mind, KP.

  8. wilber forge
    DocJay: Ahh, I want to invent a disease to cover my severe mental illness and give it unlimited rights. · 10 hours ago

    If you are a Republican, the Left will agree you are mentally ill.

    Sans any rights of course.

  9. Benjamin Glaser

    Romans 1:27-28

  10. wilber forge

    Perhaps I am missing something here in the definition of Transgender.

    Thought it required surgery for official designation, not the whim of shallow and weak parenting so as to justify that their kid was super special.

    Guess now if my dog thinks she is cat, it has to be a real.

    Let’s add this peice of parental insanity. There happens to be a spoiled kid of advantaged parents here that will refuse to feed himself because his fingers might get soiled. And he is now six years old.

    Cannot wait to read about his guy in the papers after he grows up. Truly sick. Sometimes Ya’s just gotta turn Yer back on this insanity.

  11. DocJay

    Ahh, I want to invent a disease to cover my severe mental illness and give it unlimited rights.

  12. Jim  Ixtian

    Well, well, well…the LGBQTXYZ folks have been quite busy and have convinced the parents to brainwash their kid with sexual orientation-based Cultural Marxism. Yes, folks, the Homosex movement want your children even more than the Feminists and Sex-positive freaks.

    Normally I wouldn’t advocate having social workers take the kid away from the parents but I think this situation merits it. Especially before the parents get the kid on a regime of hormones and surgery.

  13. kylez
    Jim Ixtian: Well, well, well…the LGBQTXYZ folks have been quite busy and have convinced the parents to brainwash their kid with sexual orientation-based Cultural Marxism. Yes, folks, the Homosex movement want your children even more than the Feminists and Sex-positive freaks.

    Normally I wouldn’t advocate having social workers take the kid away from the parents but I think this situation merits it. Especially before the parents get the kid on a regime of hormones and surgery. · 30 minutes ago

    Browsing an article on Yahoo earlier today I couldn’t help but think the same thing.

    I liked the part about how he supposedly came to his parents at age 4 and asked if he could go to the doctor to get “fixed” to be a girl. Yeah, he thought of that on his own. Sick.

    And notice how the journalists keep calling him a “transgender girl.”

  14. kylez

    Reading the first paragraph of that article it seems to me an obvious explanation is just the fact that he has a little sister he is competing for attention with.

  15. TheRoyalFamily
    Now, her family is locked in a legal battle with the school district in Fountain, a town 82 miles south of Denver, over where Coy, 6, should go to use the bathroom — the girls’ or, as school officials suggest, one in the teachers’ lounge or another in the nurse’s office. Her parents say using anything other than the girls’ bathroom could stigmatize her, and open her up to bullying.

    I don’t think that’s going to be the cause of bullying.

  16. Jim  Ixtian
    Western Chauvinist: Wait. Are we having a problem with the child being sexually confused? Or with the parents making it into a legal case? Or with the school’s response?

    The problem appears to be that the parents are the ones making the child sexually confused. That the parents react with such self-righteous indignation when people call them on their lies speaks to the parents being the problem.

    Western Chauvinist: Something like 1 in a 100 people are born with hermaphroditic characteristics. In all likelihood, that means some here on Ricochet were born with some blending of sex parts, from mild, almost undetectable to extreme. 

    I think that “1 in 100″ stat comes from Anne Fausto-Sterling, a professor of gender studies. Not exactly an unbiased source. I don’t have the sources at hand but prevalence of hermaphroditic characteristics is a lot less common than what gender studies professors would have us think. Ditto for this ‘CIS-female/male/gender’ stuff which is coming from the gender studies cultural marxist crowd especially trannies like Eli R. Green & Julia Serano. Again, not unbiased sources rather ideologues advocating and agitating. 

  17. RetroGeek

    I’m with Chauvinist that there are times when the parts and the identity don’t line up. It happens.

    But there’s no way a kid that young has any legitimate, reasoned concept of gender. No way. Come back to me when they’ve reached adulthood, and if the same concerns still apply, we can discuss which bathroom applies. In the meantime, Mom and Dad need to PARENT.

    This child needs to learn that society has rules we follow that are not for our own comfort but for the comfort of others, and part of growing up is learning to accept that.  So, go ahead, grow out your hair, wear pastels with abandon, but understand there are consequences and limitations that result from those choices.

    And the bullying? It’s going to happen no matter what. If not for this, then for some random thing from fashion choices to parental income to one embarassing incident you never get to live down.  Kids are capable of great love and breathtaking cruelty, and grown-ups can’t regulate that out of them anymore than we can other grown-ups.

  18. Western Chauvinist
    Jim Ixtian

    Western Chauvinist But still, it is a fact that some people have the wrong parts for their brain wiring.

    I’m don’t necessarily buy into that and even if I did, the reality is that this kid has the DNA, anatomy, and genitalia of a male, not a female. …

    You are what you are when you are made by your parents and in this case the parents are simply lying to their male child. · 4 hours ago

    His DNA makes him human. It’s his chromosomes which make him male or female and there simply are chromosomal abnormalities which occur. The articleimplies he’s normal chromosomally and the problem is in his head, but it doesn’t say explicitly. And the way “journalists” report science, I never take what they say about it on face value. I don’t think we know the whole picture and am inclined to give the parents the benefit of the doubt.

    It happens that parents encourage gender confusion in their kids, I don’t deny it. In fact, there’s a case in my own family (ugh). But, it has to be almost as rare as chromosomal abnormalities. Who would_inflict_such_misery_on_their_own_child?

  19. Eric Warren

    Isn’t there a simpler issue at hand? If your child requires special attention do to some sort of medical issue, aren’t you supposed to do what it takes for your kid rather than ask society to bend at will for your kid? Yes, the child may be stigmatized by having to use different facilities. Like this kid won’t need therapy already? What about the other kids’ emotional reactions? Yet another reason for vouchers.

  20. Western Chauvinist
    RetroGeek: I’m with Chauvinist that there are times when the parts and the identity don’t line up. It happens.

    But there’s no way a kid that young has any legitimate, reasoned concept of gender. No way. Come back to me when they’ve reached adulthood, and if the same concerns still apply, we can discuss which bathroom applies. In the meantime, Mom and Dad need to PARENT.

    I actually think that’s the point. It isn’t a “reasoned” concept, it’s what he “senses” he is. I’d be much more suspicious of a kid who changed his mind about his “gender” at an older age (although I actually grew up with a guy who became a gal after age 40, serving in the Air Force during Gulf War I, and having a kid of his own. And he definitely didn’t get the idea from his Catholic parents and his three brothers).

    My experience is kids actually express their gender identity right from the get go. Didn’t Larry Summers get canned for noticing that his little girl named the trucks they gave her, wrapped them in baby blankets and put them to bed?

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