As a young high school girl in Massachusetts, you no longer have the right to your own modesty in the locker room.  As uncomfortable as young teens already feel when disrobing and showering in the communal locker rooms of their schools, at least they have some expectation of privacy from the opposite sex.  That is until now.  And if she feels embarrassed and raises concern or alarm at having to share this experience with a young male teen, she’ll be reprimanded, possibly expelled for displaying that intolerance.

Everybody in!

Everybody in!

Schools in Massachusetts must now accept a student’s desire to identify their gender at face value, with no medical or psychological supporting documentation whatsoever.   The new regulation is pretty clear about this; “A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day and throughout every, or almost every, other area of her life, should be respected and treated like a girl.”  Sweet.  Now, schools will be required to eliminate any requirement for gender based clothing (no difference in graduation gown colors for example) and allow students to play on any sports team that they gender-identity with as well as use the bathrooms and showers of their choice.  I guess there will be a repeal of title IX now for sure.  Yeah, don’t bet on it.  Too many law suit bonanzas for that to happen.

So, as much as transgendered and gender-questioning students feel uncomfortable during the school day, let’s compound that by making everyone else equally as uncomfortable.  And to force acceptance, students will acquiesce to the state’s edict to silence their discomfort under the threat of punishment.

Sorry, you can’t make a 16-year-old teenage girl believe that she has to be naked in front of a 16-year-old boy just because he walked into the locker room wearing heels and make-up.  Once again, the majority is put upon by a minority, forced to give up their feelings and standards of modesty and privacy so as not to make someone else feel “uncomfortable.”  Whether we like it or not, there are biological and physical differences between the sexes and those who suffer from these identity maladies need to understand that it’s not our fault no more than you say it’s yours.  Why should we be punished for feeling uncomfortable being naked in front of you?  Are we also not entitled to our feelings and emotions, no matter how un-PC they are?

After all, we’re just born that way.