The law of unintended consequences can double back when one least expects it.
To continue the story, a male coach who objected to the presence of a female in the male locker room was threatened by school officials. According to the school administration, the coach was required to observe an underage female as he/she/it showered.
With a “gag order,” school administrators forbade teachers from talking about the change, and ordered a male P.E. teacher to supervise the potentially undressed girl in the Chasco Middle School locker room, the letter says. When he refused to “knowingly place himself in a position to observe a minor female in the nude or otherwise in a state of undress,” administrators told him “he will be transferred to another school as discipline for ‘not doing your job in the locker room.’”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo summed it up on twitter:
Cuomo … engaged with numerous users on Twitter, explaining that he believes forcing students to use the bathroom that matches their gender at birth is intolerant. …Chris Cuomo, CNN
One Twitter user … asked Cuomo to respond to a 12-year-old girl who “doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room.”
Cuomo called such an attitude a “problem” and wondered if she is not the issue but “her overprotective and intolerant dad.”
“Teach tolerance,” Cuomo added.
One of the legal fictions that allows the legal system to work is called the “reasonable man.” Basically, the reasonable man is a stand in for society. It is a yard stick to measure expectations and behavior that society is prepared to accept. When put to the test, it is a question not of what a particular defendant considers reasonable but what society accepts. It is a concept that may change over time. For instance:
The Mann Act makes it a violation to take a female across state lines for immoral purposes. It targeted pimps and prostitutes. That did not stop the government from prosecuting Jack Johnson under the Mann Act for transporting his girlfriend or common law wife across state lines. How many readers have taken their significant others across state lines, with the intent to bang her like a screen door upon reaching the destination? See any FBI?
“Coach it is your job to watch that naked fourteen-year-old female in the shower.” Normally an adult male found in that circumstance could count on jail time. What about the guys in the shower? Does popping a woody, because they are showering with a naked girl, constitute sexual harassment? Is it hateful conduct because the boys are demonstrating an ability that he/she/it will never be able to achieve?
It doesn’t matter which group you choose, Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, Trans-whatever, LBGT the goal remains the same. Whatever the target grievance, that is the excuse. The real goal is twofold: to create and solidify a class with real or imagined grievances and secondly, to demonstrate that society, or the government, is unsympathetic or incapable of addressing those grievances. Inaction further erodes confidence in those institutions and alienates the grievance mob.
The theory came about sixty years ago and like so much from the left failed in its implementation, but the left continues to hope. See the link below for the theory direct from the horse’s ass.
What to do? Steal a page from Marighella. I begin with the premise that school administrators are bullies. Like all bullies they are also cowards.
Given the choice, they will take the path of least resistance. One kid is confused and decides she wants to be a he, and the parents are idiots. The administration can deal with that. What if fifty students suddenly identified as she/he/it? Even better what if they identified as German Shepards? The only criteria for acceptance appears to be how the individual sees themselves.
Let’s stick to gender for the moment. Depending upon which list is consulted there are somewhere between 57 to 63 distinct gender identities, each with its own pronoun. Back to the fifty students. On Monday they each identify as whatever gender tickles their fancy. Implicit in the choice is that the proper deference and gender pronoun be used. Deviation from the abnormal is cause for a complaint against the offending party from each student, each and every time. On Tuesday the fifty show up wand demand a different gender identity. Hey it’s a search. Again, proper deference is the order of the day. Failure to comply, more complaints. On Wednesday… starting to see a trend? Here is a guide to gender options for gender identity.
The point of the exercise is to expose the school administration for the clowns that they are. It may expose a deeper more dangerous problem. This school has decided to accommodate a deeply disturbed, mentally ill child, rather than require a mental evaluation and treatment.
How many other deeply disturbed students are roaming the halls? How many have been identified by school staff but were left to their own devices? Is the next school shooter being nurtured there in the name of diversity?