LWC EXCLUSIVE: Student Marked Down for Calling Caitlyn Jenner...'Transgender'?!
A reader sent this in. Apparently, you shouldn't call transgender people 'transgender' now? It's the new war on words, it's charging ahead with new rules.
My son is a Freshman at the Chester County STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) school that is also a fully certified International Baccalaureate program. Earlier this year, all Freshman Literature students were asked to write about a Media figure that is influencing a social cause through their celebrity status. Of course my son’s teacher chose for her classes’ assignment Caitlyn Jenner and his/her speech at the ESPN awards (ESPYs) where she received the (laugh/choke) Arthur Ashe Courage Award and urged acceptance for Transgender people.
My son is bright, so he writes about how courageous Caitlyn is (laughing the whole time because this was around the time of the South Park episode where everybody was saying Caitlyn is a hero and the most beautiful woman in the world). Shockingly, he was admonished for referring to Caitlyn as Transgender. You have to see it to believe it.
Yes, it's come to this. Referring to someone by their actual gender has been seen as "hateful" before (read Transgender Violently Threatens Ben Shapiro for Calling Him... 'Sir'?!) but now referring to them as what they're calling themselves, in this case "transgender" is also hateful.
It's a lose, lose scenario if you're a student and you're just learning. Also it's ridiculous. We need to not just report this BS but push back against it.
I mean look, we've written about how leftists are only pro-Caitlyn Jenner when he helps their political agenda this week (see Caitlyn Jenner: Yes, People are Intolerant. Of Me Being Conservative… and Transmainia Smackdown! Chelsea Manning vs. Caitlyn Jenner). And I know leftists like to arbitrarily decide what words are good and when. But why are we following along?
Caitlyn Jenner is a man. He can wear a dress, have breasts, shave his legs. He can put on fake eyelashes and prance around his mansion in a silk robe. He is a man. He is a "transgender" man in the sense he thinks he should be a woman. Line in the sand. Right here. TRANSGENDER.
Enough with the microagressions. Enough with punishing children for using the correct biological pronouns and getting punished. This is past ridiculous it's just manipulation and outright control at a freakish new level. Almost as freakish as a man with a penis in a dress.