I think I’ve written about this before, but I’m going to write about it again, especially since Maine’s highest court just ruled it law:
Transgender students are now allowed to fully identify with the gender of their choosing, including regarding bathroom privileges in public schools.
So if a boy says he really feels like a girl, he’s allowed to use the girl’s bathroom. This is all thanks to the efforts of the Maines family, who noticed their two-year-old, Wyatt Maines, identifying as a girl and decided to run with it.
I don’t know what rationale, if any, they used to come to this damaging decision, which, at best, can be described as horrible parenting and, at worst, is psychologically abusive.
Wyatt, now 16, is a damaged child either way.
The Maines claim they realized their son had “gender identification” issues when he was in third grade and was diagnosed with “gender dysphoria” later on. This is apparently “a recently formed medical diagnosis that describes the psychological distress experienced by people whose gender identification is contrary to the gender they had at birth.”
Thanks for that definition, Portland Press Herald.
A much more reasonable definition would be this though: The result of, at best, grossly under-intelligent and overindulgent parenting; and, at worst, psychological abuse.
It’s exceptionally sad that the Maines and the Maine court system are determined to treat it like it’s a physical disease instead of a mental disorder initiated or encouraged by utterly incompetent parents.
Wyatt, now 16, is a damaged child either way. And we’re celebrating his right to continue being damaged.