Somehow, it seems oddly fitting that this lesson should involve our school system. Anyway, here is the story:
Now, our first reaction shouldn’t be about the language problem inherent in this story, or even this child’s “rights,” but for the welfare of the child. At this age, the child hasn’t even reached puberty, so it is highly unlikely that the child has any “gender identity” issues. It is more likely that this is the work of his parents. Now, if a child can be removed from parental custody for being obese, why can’t we make a case for taking this child from these parents? Oh, I forgot: the rights of the 2-4% of the GBLT community trump the rest of society – including those of this child (democracy in action for you, huh?).
Anyway, back to the issue at hand.
Definition time again:
Definition of GENDER
1a: a subclass within a grammatical class (as noun, pronoun, adjective, or verb) of a language that is partly arbitrary but also partly based on distinguishable characteristics (as shape, social rank, manner of existence, or sex) and that determines agreement with and selection of other words or grammatical forms
b: membership of a word or a grammatical form in such a subclass
c: an inflectional form showing membership in such a subclass
2a:sex <the feminine gender>
b:the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traitstypically associated with one sex
Definition of SEX
1: either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures
2: the sum of the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of organisms that are involved in reproduction marked by the union of gametes and that distinguish males and females
3a : sexually motivated phenomena or behavior
And now, logic time:
Since gender is based on the physical structure of one’s sex organs, which in this case are male, this child does not have a claim to the girl’s bathroom. Even if we grant the parents’ claim of “gender identity,” that still doesn’t impart a right to use the bathroom of the opposite gender. This is a simple, deductive conclusion based on the definition of the words. That means this is as tight as it gets, folks. The parents are wrong.
This brings us to what is really at hand here: the pleading of special rights and the use of government coercion to enforce them on the vast majority of society. And that makes this story little more than an emotional appeal for special case – which happens to be a fallacious argument. But, because our society is now dominated by irrational people, it is likely the people of this community will – once again – be forced to accept something to which they object to appease the demands of 2 people.
Now, if only we could get the government to force the rest of society to accept our individual rights and liberty and to make them leave us alone so we can live their lives from of their meddling. But no, no, we can’t have that: some pigs are more equal than others, you see…