Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lack Of Knowledge Or Biased?

In Colorado a school board member said that a transgender should be castrated before being allowed in the bathroom of their gender identity.
Transgender Comments Spark Controversy in School District
KREX News Room
by Amanda Brandeis
Nov 21, 2013

DELTA, Colo. Residents of Delta County have expressed concern over recent statements made in public by Delta County School Board member, Katherine Svenson. At the October meeting she commented on rights of transgender students.
Svenson passed out an issue of the Education Reporter during the October meeting, and said:

"I would like to pass out something that shows people what is going on in the rest of the country. Massachusetts and California have passed laws relating to calling a student, irrespective of his biological gender, letting him perform as the gender he thinks he is, or she is.
I just want to emphasize, not in this district. Not until the plumbing's changed. There would have to be castration in order to pass something like that around here."

She stands firmly by her statements.

"I don't have a problem if some boys think they are girls, I'm just saying as long as they can impregnate a woman, they're not going to go in girls locker-room," said Svenson. She says she brought the issue up in order for other board members to be aware of the issues that could be coming to Colorado very soon.
Well first off, there is a standard of care which prevents that and second trans-children are usually given puberty blockers which prevents them from becoming fertile. When they become old enough then they are given cross gender hormones. So if her main concern is getting a girl pregnant her worries are groundless. But my guess it not that but a bias against trans-people.

Her comments came about because the school system issued new guidelines for trans-students that said they can use the bathroom of their gender identity.

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