Now this isn’t necessarily new, but in recent months, this has become the great question of our time. If a female transgender chooses to identify as a white male, do colleges celebrate her/his diversity in living her/his truth, or shun him/her because… now he’s just a privileged, white male?
Wesley College gives us our answer!
Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts all-women’s school, according to an article in the New York Times. But when he got there, he introduced himself as a “masculine-of-center genderqueer” person named “Timothy” (the name he picked for himself) and asked them to use male pronouns when referring to him. And, by all accounts, Boatwright felt welcome on campus — until the day he announced that he wanted to run for the school’s office of multicultural affairs coordinator, whose job is to promote a “culture of diversity” on campus.
But some students thought that allowing Boatwright to have the position would just perpetuate patriarchy. They were so opposed, in fact, that when the other three candidates (all women of color) dropped out, they started an anonymous Facebook campaign encouraging people not to vote at all to keep him from winning the position.
I mean, how do you take this seriously? It’s bad enough we humor the guys who think they’re girls and girls who think they’re guys, just because… intolerance or something, I don’t even know anymore. But to then turn around and be intolerant because a girl choses to “self-identify” as a guy and she happens to be too white?
Like I’ve said, the identity politics will eventually lead to the self-destruction of the left. It will become a game of “Minority King of the Hill” so to speak, where they’ll slaughter one another to achieve the highest victim status. Sure, it’s hilarious, but there’s only so much irony my brain can process at one time, and this one’s causing overload. My brain’s still all like…