Elementary Principal Demands His Students Make Changes as He Transitions
Welcome to McFeels Elementary School. Where children are encouraged to do math according to their mood. 6+100=4. Because it feels correct. Cat is spelled Kot, because words are hard (see Letting Children Transition is Child Abuse Says American College of Pediatricians and CHILD ABUSE: Daycare Worker FORCES 4-Year-Old-Boys to Kiss Each Other).
McFeels doesn't really exist, but it won't be long before it does if this principal has his/her way. He's currently transitioning in front of children. It's like a long, hard to watch magic trick. Here's a glimpse of the letter he sent to parents.
“I have never felt completely happy or at peace. I got to the point that I thought I would never be able to reveal my true self. Frankly, the prospect of doing so was terrifying. That has changed. I sincerely believe that the ability to live my life openly and authentically gives me great serenity and will make me a more sensitive, empathetic, and effective leader.”
Daniels said in the letter, dated Tuesday, that as she nurtures her new identity, she will “most likely be presenting myself differently.” Daniels asked that students refer to her as Principal Daniels but said the pronouns “she,” “he,” and “they” are acceptable to use.
Yikes. A bit drastic of a change to hit little ones with. Here are some suggestions Principal Daniels gave to parents to answer children's questions:
- People express themselves in many ways and it is important that we accept them as they are
- Principal Daniels identifies as both a male and a female, but over time will look more like a female
- Principal Daniels is the same caring person who wants the best for every Stanley student.
- We all deserve to be able to live as the genuine person we feel like inside
This principle has been "feeling" like this for years. He also says living trans is a private decision. In that line of thinking, it should also be a very private transition. One wherein little kiddos don't have to learn about sex changes in between their ABC's and 123's.
Choosing to be a miserable man-lady instead of just a miserable man is well within his rights. This is America, after all. But things start getting fuzzy when people force other to abide by their version of reality (see There's Now Transgender Nesting Dolls to 'Educate' Children). Luckily, Principal Daniels is only changing his/her/their first name as to not confuse the younglings. Because that's the part which will be confusing.
The school is making its stance on the matter very clear.
A separate letter to parents sent from Superintendent Pamela Angelakis applauded Daniels for her “courage, honesty, and transparency” as she publicly embraces this “profound life change.”
“As pointed out in [Daniels’s] letter, getting to the point of being willing to share those feelings has been a long and challenging process,” Angelakis said. “I hope you will join me and the entire district leadership team in offering Principal Daniels our acceptance, understanding, and support.”
A more practical choice for Mr. Daniels would have been transitioning earlier. Not having to make a huge scene with letters sent home to every child's family. He could have made his change silently. Or quietly stepped down to fulfill his "true self" away from kiddos. There shouldn't be school officials imploring parents and children to accommodate his needs. It should be the other way around. Children come first.
Forcing tiny tots to become aware of transgenderness, sex changes, and mismatched genitalia is completely inappropriate. And downright creepy. Like this 52-year-old "child:"