Is it prudent to scold misgendering students?
I used to think homeschooling was for cranks and weirdos. Parents of future Ted Kaczynskis. But more and more, teaching your kids at home instead of entrusting them with government-sponsored strangers is the most rational response to an educational system gone mad. And the evidence is being provided by the teachers themselves.
If you don’t believe it, just visit @libsoftiktok on Twitter. Any day of the week, you can watch an American schoolteacher spout the most ridiculous nonsense with complete conviction. And you’ll want him, her, and/or them to be convicted.
Like this young lady:
“I have a student in one of my classes that’s homophobic, transphobic, sexist, purposefully misgenders me. Back in September, I tried to get him moved to other class (sic) because it had just been an ongoing issue. And not only was he rude and disrespectful, he was just, like, not trying and wouldn’t take direction, would constantly argue with me. It’s been an ongoing thing…
“I went to the counselors today. I’ve been asking for a parent/teacher conference for months now. Hasn’t happened, counselors won’t set it up. But when I mentioned the fact that he’s misgendering me on purpose, I was told, ‘Well, some religions, they don’t have to do that, because some religions don’t agree with that. So they don’t have to respect that.’ [DRAMATIC PAUSE] At a public school.
“I don’t know if this kid is religious. I don’t think he is. But the counselor sure is. And she made it obvious, without directly saying it, that she doesn’t agree with who I am or my existence. So. That’s fun. And I hope she has the day she deserves. And that’s all I’m gonna say.”
Could be worse. The kid could grab her by those nose things and lead her around like a recalcitrant heifer.
Maybe it’s because I’m an aging Gen X’er, but this whole phenomenon baffles me. Not just the trans part, but whining about your students in public. Why would you gaze tearfully into a camera and tell the whole world you keep getting owned by a fourth grader?
This woman — who bristles at the word “woman,” and human biology itself — calls herself lordrainbowsky on TikTok.1 And I’m glad she said this crap, irritating vocal fry and all, because it’s instructive. Public schools have never been great, but now they’re hiring obvious lunatics. That’s good to know.
When I was a kid, it never occurred to me to hassle my teachers by misgendering them. That’s because such a thing hadn’t been invented yet, back in the dark days of “chromosomes” and “logic.”
Hell, I didn’t even think of my teachers as human beings. I just figured when I went home from school, my teacher was tucked away in the storage closet along with the math worksheets and Elmer’s glue. It was always jarring to run into a teacher out in the real world. One time I saw my teacher at the grocery store, and I hid behind my mom. (I was 17.)
What sort of person seeks personal validation from a bunch of schoolchildren? If your sense of self is so fragile that it can be shattered by a snotty little kid, why spend your days in a roomful of snotty little kids? Schools are insane asylums for the children, not the adults we’re supposed to trust with them.
You know the real reason this woman is angry? Because she can’t intimidate that young man into silence. Her tricks don’t work on him. He sees right through her self-centered caca del toro. He knows it’s all a sham, and he doesn’t care that she knows he knows.
In other words, he’s way too smart to ever become a journalist.
I predict a huge backlash against this crap when these kids are old enough to drink and vote and pay taxes. They’ll rebel against the current rebellion against basic human biology. The counterculture has become the culture, so the next counterculture will counter the culture that tried to count them among the cult. (Try saying that 10 times fast.) Within a generation, trans schoolteachers will be as silly and antiquated as the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers are now.2
Teachers are evil anyway, man. If you don’t believe me, try spelling “demonstrate” without “demons.”
P.S. If you’re angry that I made fun of this lady, too bad. I’m not forcing her to post this nonsense online. Don’t start none, won’t be any fun.