These Transgender mandates make no sense and I oppose them
As mother of a freshman son at a high school in Fairfax County, I very much oppose the mandates that you are setting forth here. They are ridiculous! The population of people who call themselves transgendered is minute. Mandating that ALL students and staff members change their ways of speaking when referring to a tiny population of the entire student body makes no sense whatsoever.
Additionally, I absolutely cannot support the notion of allowing a child who is biologically female, into the high school locker room or bathroom with boys like my son. Again, this is ludicrous and potentially dangerous for the young woman who would attempt to do such a thing. As the mother of a high-school aged daughter, as well, I am especially concerned about her safety in a scenario such as this - which is one reason why we moved her out of the public school system and into Catholic school.
Since time immemorial, people have been born either male or female. When I was pregnant with my three children - the options before me, when asking my doctor about the sex of my babies - were either MALE or FEMALE. No woman is ever pregnant or delivers a "transgendered" child. Such medical conditions can be documented and are extremely rare!
This notion of *feeling* like a boy one day or a girl the next is simply not feasible. The science simply doesn't support it. Ask any scientist or doctor and he or she will tell you by looking at ANY person's DNA on this planet: they are unequivocally male OR female - whether they "feel like it today" or not. There simply is no other option! Feelings need to be kept OUT of this argument.
Asking the rest of the public school population to change the way they address this population (or whether they share a locker room with this child) for the sake of a relative few students makes no sense. This is why I respectfully ask you to please refrain from implementing these ridiculous policies and concentrate on more important initiatives, like getting our kids back to in-person school!
Fairfax County, VA