By Jonathon Van Maren
One by one, spaces designated specifically for girls are caving to the transgender lobby and repeating the tired mantra: “Trans girls are girls!” That means that gender-confused boys who believe themselves to be girls must be given access to female-only spaces. Australia’s Girl Guides permits boys to join, change, and sleep with the girls. The Girl Scouts implemented the same policy back when the transgender movement was just gathering steam back in 2015.
In high schools, girls have risked bladder infections to avoid sharing bathrooms with boys identifying as girls; the parental rights movement in the U.S. got a surge of adrenaline at the news that a girl was sexually assaulted by a boy in a skirt.
Boys being permitted into girls’ bathrooms and changing rooms is one of the animating issues of the parental rights movement. Saying an adult can do what they want with their body and get a sex change will earn a shrug from most adults; saying that their daughters must share private space with a boy calling himself a girl, is another.
The latest institution to fall to the transgender lobby is Harpeth Hall, an elite, private all-girls school in Nashville, Tennessee. According to The Tennessean, which obtained a letter sent by the Board of Trustees to parents, Harpeth Hall will now be accepting not just female students — but any student identifying as female. According to the letter:
Harpeth Hall is a girls school. The school culture is unique and distinctly about girls, complete with the use of references to students as girls and young women and the collective use of female pronouns. Any student who identifies as a girl may apply to our school.”
What makes you a girl? Your pronouns, apparently. It’s just that simple. In fact, girls who identify as boys are not permitted to enroll, with the Board of Trustees informing parents that: “We see this acknowledgement as the ultimate form of respect: an understanding that we support the individual and the student’s gender identity.”