Imagine sending your kid to college. You saved for years to make sure that you could afford their tuition. Then, when you find out about their first day and the lecture given by the school, you want to ask for an immediate refund. Perhaps even demand that your child find a different school to attend.
If your child is an incoming student at Colgate University in New York, you might want to start questioning what it is that they’re learning.
Students were invited to a seminar that talked about “Exploring Transgender and Nonbinary Adolescents’ Experiences with Menstruation and Gender Identity.”
In case you are wondering if you missed something in biology class, let us clear things up right now. Biological men who transition to women, known as trans women, are not able to menstruate. This is simply because they don’t have the necessary plumbing. It doesn’t matter how much plastic surgery they’ve had done. They’ll never get to experience menstruation.
What this means is that they also won’t need pads and tampons.
That’s not going to stop them from WANTING those things, though.
Since not menstruating can make a trans woman feel like less of a woman (imagine that), Dr. Linday Toman and R. Hunsicker decided to address that in the seminar. They explained, “Queering menstruation can hopefully aid the building of more positive relationships between periods and trans and/or nonbinary people.”
Confused? So are we.
If that’s where the issues at Colgate University ended, we might let them keep the tuition. However, it only gets worse.
They decided it was necessary to address gay and lesbian issues, too. Rather than explaining that there was a difference between sex and gender and saying that everyone is entitled to love who they want to love, they decided to talk about how biological sex can change. Yes, sex – not gender.
Ready for this one?
“Though rarely discussed, biological sex in the animal kingdom isn’t always constant. Instead, environmental factors like temperature, time, and even the sex of one’s partner can impact an animal’s sex. In addition, over 1,500 animal species engage in same-sex relations for a variety of important reasons. In this seminar, we explore some of these examples that take us beyond the binary and into the rainbow of the animal kingdom.”
So now, instead of animals being animals, we have over 1500 species of animals that are gay.
Aren’t you excited about paying for your child’s higher education?