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Sage’s Law Dies in Committee
I read an article recently about a young girl living in Virginia who was struggling with her identity. Her school counselor told her they would keep her identity secret from her parents. So, she transitioned to being a boy at school. She was told she could use the boys restrooms, so she did. There, she was sexually assaulted. The school then made the hard call to have her use the nurse’s restroom so she wouldn’t be assaulted again. Her parents were never informed.
She ended up running away to Maryland where she had been sex trafficked and sexually abused, again. This is when the story really gets crazy. The judge and assistant public defender accused her parents of child abuse (because they didn’t support her gender transition that they didn’t know about because the school didn’t tell them until the day Sage ran away) and put Sage into a group home, as a boy, where she was, once again, repeatedly assaulted.
Eventually, she ran away again, this time to Texas, where she was once again sex trafficked. By the time she finally made it home (and lucky that she did) she was ready to be a girl again, and the full story came out. You can read the sordid details of how Maryland’s legal system was more concerned with her gender identity than her safety there; it is mind-boggling.
So, Virginia introduced legislation to address these issue by stopping the practice of hiding gender transitions from parents as one example. Alas, the Democrats on the education committee had different ideas.Published in Education
“Like” for the post. Do not like the story.
Sad. Democrats are pro child-sex trafficking as well as pro trans . . .
Would love to see headlines calling them out as enabling sex trafficking.
It’s depravity disguised as virtue.
I think the radicals no longer bother with disguise.
Madness. China does not need to invade America with tanks and bombs–they have used TikTok to convince us to sterilize a generation of females. Game over. No shots fired.
I think that you are wrong about this. I don’t think that China did it.
I think that the Leftists did it, aided and abetted by the Libertarians, as usual.
David, I don’t like the default to sympathy for these bizarre trans kids. Maybe they are victims, maybe not. I don’t know what’s going on with them.
I do know that adolescents can be very manipulative. I think that they benefit from being told no, from being told to straighten up and fly right. Coddling this sort of bizarre behavior seems to lead to more and more of it. When we didn’t coddle it, it was almost unheard of.
So instead of describing this particular girl as “struggling with her identity,” maybe we should say something like she was “insisting that she was a boy named Draco.”
The name “Draco” makes me wonder whether she was playing out some sort of Harry Potter fantasy.
On the main point, David: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Unsurprisingly, the Democrats are all-in for the trans agenda.
I don’t think that it will matter. I think that people will keep voting for them. This has been the case no matter how far they have pushed the line, in the past, into immorality and depravity and perversion.
I would weep, but I’m nearly out of tears. The evil and arrogance that permeates this story is frightening.
The thing that irritates me the most about conservatives is that they ought to start labeling leftists as racists since that is exactly what they are. Or, in the case of Clinton, an accused rapist. And now, Democrats as supporters of child sex trafficking.
The Virginia Senate turned Democratic in 2020. This is a direct result of that, but hopefully will result in a turnaround in 2024. Youngkin is a strong parental rights advocate and will be able to campaign for Republican candidates that year.
Remember this the next time somebody tells you that there’s no difference between the parties.
Your lack of sympathy for what this girl went through is noted.
Once again, I invite you to inform yourself before making your declarations.
Kids have always acted the way Jerry says, rebellious and manipulative. But they’re kids. It’s the adults who have provided the atmosphere for this type of confused rebellion to thrive. It’s the adults who have made the kids this way. It’s adults that have sacrificed these kids’ mental health and even their lives merely in order to have an issue that they can use to attack their political opponents.
I’ve always wondered what the legal difference would be between what schools and teachers are doing when they try to convince kids to “transition”, on the one hand, and anyone else who tried to do the same thing, on the other.
If I went out in my neighborhood and started hanging out with school kids and started talking to them about their sexual feelings and that even though they look like boys maybe they’re not etc. etc., what would happen to me? (After their dads kicked my ass that is).
No one in their right mind would do something like that, even if they wanted to.
So what’s so special about teachers? Who the hell are they? Why aren’t they scared to do what they’re doing?
In spite of the teachers’ protests otherwise, there was a time when parents put them on pedestals. A child was never to argue with a teacher, or be disobedient, and if misbehavior got back to parents, there’d be hell to pay. (I was a good kid so I didn’t need that lecture, but I think plenty of kids received it.) But as times changed, and teachers realized the power they had (especially through their unions), they abused their power. And here we are.
I recall when Scott Walker’s Act 10 was working its way through the legislature and of course teachers (directed by their unions) were showing up in large numbers to protest at the state Capitol. (That was also when our Capitol was occupied for several weeks and Democrats fled to Illinois to avoid having to vote.) Some teachers even brought their students along with them to the protests so they could make them into little union activists.
When polls were showing that the citizens were siding with Walker, not the teachers, and Act 10 ultimately passed, many teachers were aghast to discover that parents weren’t on their side. “When did we become the bad guys?” one of them was famously quoted.
Um . . . maybe when you stopped being a teacher and started being a union drone? Maybe bemoaning how terrible you had it with your great pay, excellent benefits, and summers off when the rest of the citizens were suffering from the Obama economy. Maybe taking students to protest instead of teaching them. Maybe shutting down your schools so you could demonstrate in Madison. Maybe . . . the answer is quite simple.
Teachers are among the anointed.
How horrible. Hopefully a lot of Virginia parents will pull their children out of this school and other schools that have similar policies.
I also worry that Sage is exaggerating and/or is an unreliable narrator. Did the public defender really tell her to lie about her parents hitting and abusing her just to win the case, or did Sage say that for her own benefit and then told her Mom something later? After all, she told the school that she didn’t want them to tell her parents (according to the article). Even so, the behavior of the Maryland judge was inexcusable. The same is true of the VA democrats on the Education committee. This is what you get from electing Dems.
Biden’s support and facilitation of sex trafficking by the cartels is more evidence of Democratic support for that. Further, Biden’s unbridled support of fentanyl trafficking across the border by the cartels appears intended to kill as many Americans as possible. Biden also has been more than credibly accused of rape. Our political leaders are monstrous criminals. Our society is being run by the criminals; their vicious perversion is hard to overstate. It’s not just the dishonesty that Newt Gingrich bemoans. It is a full court press by leftists to destroy. any vestige of civilization (Western Civilization) as it has been known. That is the definition of “fundamental transformation.” And they are very much in a hurry.
“ I don’t like the default to sympathy for these bizarre trans kids”
First of all, not to be ageist, but the vast majority of commenters here at Ricochet grew up in much more tranquil times where truly dysfunctional families were the exception not the norm. So I understand how many of us here want to apply the standards of when we were growing up to today’s kids.
Unfortunately Dysfunctional families are now the norm by far and kids who grow in those families are often deeply troubled and just ripe to be manipulated by the Trans predators. Transiting into a transgender is often held out as the ultimate cure for these troubled kids problems.
To really get a grip on this problem one needs to understand that the numbers of troubled kids compared to our youth is just staggering. Many have never really had a father or if they did they endured an abusive relationship with their fathers. So I think a little compassion is in order for many of these kids.
That is not to say there aren’t quite a few who are transitioning for political, and/or fashionably social reasons. An absolutely huge number of our kids who been turned into fashionably hard left brainwashed and utterly mindless drone/bots by our educational system educational system are being led to believe that being transgender is ultimately the right thing to do. So yes those kids don’t deserve the level of sympathy we should grant the more troubled kids.
I haven’t gotten through this massive article, but it definitely shows how young girls are increasingly becoming non-binary and trans. Why is the question. My wife thinks it is because women aren’t valued in our society as much as men are. I think that may be true, but not for the reasons she thinks. It’s clearly becoming a larger issue that will require deeper study. The hope is that those studies will be real scientific ones as opposed ones that promote the trans agenda.
I think Mrs. B is wrong. The institutions and culture that shape the lives of most girls are saturated with “women-in-charge.” There has been no time in history when women (at least officially, formally) have been more valued.
I’ve read a couple of articles about how pre-teen and teenage girls are susceptible to . . . I can’t remember the term. It’s like a psychological hypochondria. Anorexia nervosa has been around a long time, but most people never heard of it until the 1980’s, then the number of girls who had it seemingly exploded. Then it went back to the previous levels. In colonial America you might have an area with no reports of witchcraft, then one teenage girl says she saw a witch and it didn’t take long before multiple girls were seeing people transformed into toads or something. These articles mentioned a number of other examples, but I don’t remember what they were.
I don’t know if psychological disorder copycat-ism is unique to the U.S. or if it happens in all cultures.
But they’re not being valued as girls/women except to the extent they act like and aspire to the same goals as men.
And act like men as well. If they suppress their nurturing sides they are lauded. If the only aspect of femininity they can show is hook up sex they are lauded. I guess it’s no surprise that modern girls don’t want to be women.
But time marches on, and they become women anyway, at least physically. Maybe that explains it, becoming what they hated.
Similar, in a superficial way.