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View Diary: Oh, noes!!! Transgender teachers! (29 comments)

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  •  Of course they are lying (2+ / 0-)
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    rserven, atana

    Anyone who's spent any time at all with small children knows that up until the age of at least 7 or 8 most of them take the world very much at face value.  It's not that kids would be confused or upset.  It's that they might (OMG) actually come to believe that transgendered people are normal, might even come to respect and admire one who is their teacher.  That, we can't have.

    •  And also because the parents are terrified (1+ / 0-)
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      rserven

      of the questions their children might ask them.

      The children will not automatically know that something inexpressibly horrible is in front of them when they see a trans teacher. But the parents will "know" this, yet are unable to articulate their terror. They just want us Ts to go away -- not to exist.

      My family ultimately settled on the "explanation" that I had transitioned "to hurt them", and that I was "insane" -- which simply means that no understanding of me is required of them. "Insane" people are just "insane" and should be locked up in asylums out of sight and knowledge of "sane" people.

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