Honestly, this editor never intended to write about trans issues every Saturday, but there are just so many of them. As we reported earlier, even elementary school boys’ bathrooms in Oregon will be required to have tampon dispensers and instructions posted on how to use them. We’ve also reported Saturday on a fourth-grade teacher who says her former students (fifth-graders) are queer because she’s queer, and she’s their “safe space.”
We’ve told you about the teacher who told his students that if they don’t love and accept you for who you are, f**k them … “I’m your parents now.” Another TikTok influencer explained exactly why “parents need to stay the f**k out of classrooms.” In other words, a lot of teachers assume that parents aren’t going to properly raise their LBGTQ children, and they’ll welcome that responsibility.
Here’s @justaqueerteacher with a reminder to other teachers that, if you have a trans student “who doesn’t present in the way that you think they need to,” it’s probably the parents holding them back.
“Teachers this is just a reminder that if you have a trans student who doesn't present in the way that you think they need to, that's probably from a place where their parents aren't super supportive and they need more support from you.” pic.twitter.com/SDovBxIuQr
— The EITC (@EITC_Official) May 6, 2022
"if you have a trans student who doesn't present in the way that you think they need to," you might be projecting your own crap onto the child and stereotyping them and you should take it as a sign that you need help.
— Barbara Wegner | Law of Attraction Life Coach☮ (@asabovebelowloa) May 6, 2022
yeah its that "you think they need to" that's a large part of the problem. You don't get to make such decisions.
— Matty H (@MattyH63929896) May 7, 2022
“If the teacher is not happy with a child’s look, the parents are abusive”. This is madness.
— no_landscapes (@annabethsk) May 7, 2022
Another example of a teacher who thinks your children are their children
— Irma Gerdness (@irmagerdiful) May 7, 2022
What the hell does that even mean, "doesn't present"? Adults advocating this nonsense or using language such as this belong in a freak show, or worse.
— Johnny Cougar (@JohnnyCougar360) May 7, 2022
That you think they need to….
Teachers aren't parents
— Based Ministry of Truth (@nickdbarnhart) May 7, 2022
Are today’s colleges teaching future school teachers how best to identify and support transgender children?
They will survive… how about you teach them about math and English instead? Write a note to the parents with your concerns.
— Maxwell Perday (@MaxwellPerday) May 7, 2022
This is just a reminder that unless a teacher is a qualified psychiatrist with a degree, she can't determine whether a student is 'trans'. There are girls and women who are NOT trans who nevertheless have a masculine personality type.
– Sincerely yours,
— Neon_Grammarian01 (@NeonGrammarian1) May 7, 2022
"Present the way YOU think they need to"…
There is so much wrong in those few words.
— Jmurph4567 (@Jmurph45678) May 7, 2022
And that’s why we did another trans post.
Fourth-grade teacher thrilled that a lot of her students from last year are queer because she’s queer https://t.co/u8XyTuJMjI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 7, 2022
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