9/02/2015

When not understanding is a defense

When people called Bruce Jenner a 'hero when he came out, declared himself a woman and c hanged his name to Kate, i cringed. I cringed at the fact he was called a "hero", because while she may have gave other transgendered people a voice they need, she didn't 'struggle".  She was met with overwelming support and when even  a hint of negative feedback was sensed, Kate's supporters pounced.  Words like "intolerance'" and throw-backs to the Civl Rights movement were immediately invoked. the difference is with the way news travels, the 'haters" were squelched before it hint the evening news. people say Caitlyn inspired other transgendered people to stand up for trheir rights, which should be applauded, but when is enough is enough? 1 When does the pendulum swing too far in the other direction? Enter Lila Perry of Missiouri

Ms Perry was born male and at the age of 13 came out as being gay. A few years later she announced she identified herself as female . She initially used a gender-neutral faculty restroom, but, when Perry added P.E. to her schedule, she decided to begin changing in the girls’ locker room. This is when her problems started. Girls started complaining and did want to change with Perry, parents complained too. The school offered her to change in a gender-neutral bathroom, but Perry cried discrimination and in comes the ACLU with lawsuits flying.  Of coure included are comparisons to the Jim Crow which scares this kids half to death they don't want to be labelled as biggots,  on the other hand they don't feel comfortable. Kids at that age have enough to worry about when it comes to sex now you add Lila Perry into the mix, it's a nightmare for everyone, not just Lila! Lila needs to understand even when intergrationg olf the schools was implemented, there still was,  and still are, some rough spots.  tThis doesn't give the kids the right to tease her or treat  her poorly. However Lila has to realize these kids will see her as different and won't accept her entirely. She has to be ok they feel that way. After all THEY'RE KIDS

Whenever someone under eighteen commits a crime, they enter the juvenile court system.  The reason behind this thinkin is nthey're too immature to realize the consequences of their actions. Well if it's good enough for the court system isn't good enough when  trying to comprehend the transgendereds? don't get me wrong kids can be downright cruel, i have witnessed this firsthand plenty of times. However acceptance does go both ways. ms Perry should realize the treatment she's getting is more out of fear than out of hatred, at least I hope so/.