The CBS News affiliate in Los Angeles reported yesterday that
Bruce Caitlyn Jenner is having second thoughts about her transition and might possibly switch teams back to being a Bruce. A Jenner spokesperson ridiculed the report, which was enough for Snopes to declare the report categorically false.
I don’t see why Jenner should be forced to choose one or the other. Why not both? Why not alternate depending on the circumstances, such as when there’s a long line for the Women’s restroom at sporting events? That would he an extremely handy time to be “Bruce” again, for at least five minutes. Jenner can go by “Brucelyn.”
Oh, wait, I forgot. The Obama Administration is abolishing Boys and Girls bathrooms in public schools as of today, in what the New York Times describes as a letter that “does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.”
In other words, another executive diktat. (Can I use “diktat” in a post about bathroom facilities? Besides, I am sure there are people out there think “diktat” is a tattoo on. . . never mind. Of course, maybe that suggests someone should open a new line of private bathrooms, without specified genders, but called “Members Only.”)
Anyway, the Department of Education has often threatened to cut off funds for any educational entity that defies one of these friendly, extra-legal “guidance” letters, but has never actually gone through with the threat. I think school districts everywhere should loudly and proudly announce their defiance of this latest “guidance” letter, and dare the Dept. of Education to cut off their federal funds. And then see how many members of Congress from those states want to get re-elected this year.