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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

G’day, GN!

One of teh guest puppies woke me at 6:30; bah!

I’m pretty sure there’s a nap in my future.

Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

Just Sven
8 years ago

One of the interesting things about the DOE/DOJ guidelines regarding transpeople is how do you handle sports in high school and public colleges? For the most part, boys are better athletes than girls, so say I’m a guy, but I decide that I’m really transgendering to a girl--I don’t have to have any objective proof--I just have to say that’s what’s going on. And now I decide that I want to play on the girl’s softball team, so I can just sign up and kick ass, right? Oddly, no. Per the recently published guidelines, that’s one area where things are different.

“The LAUSD Policy provides that “participation in competitive athletics, intramural sports, athletic teams competitions, and contact s ports shall be facilitated in a manner consistent with the student’s gender identity asserted at school and in accordance with the California Interscholastic Federation bylaws.” The California Interscholastic Federation establishes a panel of professionals, including at least one person with training or expertise in gender identity health care or advocacy, to make eligibility decisions.”

So if I want to use the girl’s locker room, my word is good enough to get in there, but if I want to play on their softball team, then a panel of experts has to actually evaluate me and approve it. Gee, I wonder why?