Who is more likely to protect the wellbeing of gender nonconforming kids, or kids that progressive public school teachers and diversity educrats, in their great wisdom, decide are gender nonconforming and therefore transgender, and therefore should be encouraged to self-identify as their affirming gender identity (as perceived by public school teachers and educrats)?
Sure, some gender nonconforming kids, and many gay kids, have unsupportive parents, or sometimes worse. But giving the state the power, through public school teachers and educrats driven by hard-edged progressive gender ideology, to “help” confused kids to adopt new, “affirming” names and pronouns, and to change into “affirming” clothes once at school and use the “affirming” restroom—putting them on a path toward sterilizing puberty blockers and surgeries—all without contacting or discussing these issues with the parents, crosses all kinds of lines. And, significantly, these policies threaten the otherwise healthy development of gender nonconforming gay kids.
The children have had their names and pronoun changed publicly — these facts are known to everyone in the school except for their own parents.— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) August 29, 2023
Such changes are psychosocial interventions that teachers are not competent to undertake. According to the first transgender president… https://t.co/5ASOys7zBT pic.twitter.com/sVQA0NcURt
Just incredible that left-wing politicians are making the case for government schools to facilitate a child's sexual transition—new names, pronouns, sexualities, and identities—while keeping the entire process a secret from parents. This is depraved and tyrannical. https://t.co/bvtt7gHTNA— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) August 30, 2023
defund teachers unions. pic.twitter.com/TZOJJbFw67— Corey A. DeAngelis, school choice evangelist (@DeAngelisCorey) September 2, 2023
'Parents don't own their children.'— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) August 31, 2023
Leftwing progressivism has a fundamental belief that children are autonomous, miniature adults being subjugated by their parents.
They believe they must liberate them.
Once you get that, most of their child policies make sense.