The Commander in Chief of the United States has changed the direction of the country by digging deeper divides. As if the travel ban and wall fiasco aren’t bad enough. How silly is that wall though? Its construction costs more than projected, and will take the majority of Trump’s term to complete. Mr. Trump continues to prove making America “great again” is his way of demoralizing her values to maintain status and power. I’m not saying the president resembles a narcissist, but the similarities between his displayed personality and this list of characteristics from Psychology Today can’t be denied.
The president’s behavior is also scarily similar to that of a rapist. We’ve already heard him talk openly about sexually harassing women. What was the phrase he used again? Oh yeah, it was grab ’em by the pussy. My apologies to the minors that may read this post. I first heard the term used by one of my first grade classmates. I was quite confused and taken back by it, but I came to understand the term even though it wasn’t a word I preferred to use. I’m almost 25 and I still cringe when I hear it, but whatever that’s life I guess.
What’s really alarming is a president whose behavior glorifies sexual assault. The Trump Administration’s latest call to action was first heard by Transgender students across the country. A letter went out to every school in the US stating they no longer had to allow their Transgender students to use bathrooms designated for the sex they identified with.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 specifically states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
In May the Obama Administration enforced the title by telling schools they couldn’t deny Transgender students access to bathrooms they identified with. When a rapist acts on their destructive behavior, they engage in physical assault resulting in penetration without their partner’s permission. So what does Mr. Trump do? He penetrates the freedom of Transgender students’ choice to use the bathroom that makes them feel most comfortable, and further jeopardizes their safety.
Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos says, “I have dedicated my career to advocating for and fighting on behalf of students, and as Secretary of Education, I consider protecting all students, including LGBTQ students, not only a key priority for the Department, but for every school in America.”
If that statement holds true, why does she exist as a guilty bystander while innocent children are being raped by the government? A child’s sex is their sexual identity. It is the government’s Social Responsibility to always protect it, because children are a delicate part of the body of the people.
What’s even more dangerous is the way President Trump is playing “Title IX Ball” from his seat in the Oval Office. Every demoralizing order he signs is the pool stick breaking open LGBT communities from coast to coast. Mr. Trump has decided to take Transgender students by the balls; using them to rack up every school in the country, and is keeping them in the government’s back pocket. Mr. Trump has used Title IX as another side hustle amongst his previous unethical business practices. His stance isn’t enacting leniency for the sake of school policy. It’s a HUGE step backward in the progress of America and puts an estimated 150,000 teenagers at risk.
For the People:
I dare anyone to read this and say it’s nothing but an uneducated dramatic complaint. If your brain processes that thought with no equivocation, I dare you again to meet the families of LGBT suicide victims. LGBT youth are four times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers.
We are living in a different time now. The Trump Administration’s removal of Title IX guidance, is like forcing people of mixed races to identify with one over the other; stripping them of the freedom to identify as they please.
The United States of America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. EVERY member of the LGBT community is just as brave as all the soldiers fighting for our country. They battle the daily ignorance of their fellow citizens, and still exude the courage to be their true selves. Isn’t it ironic that on every single piece of money printed in America, the bottom says “In God We Trust?”
The absolute value of God is Love people, and we are one nation under God. Therefore we are one nation under Love. Yet we continue inflicting these deep paper cut wounds with immoral policies and counter productive rules. If the people embodied their worth more often we could truly be indivisible, with liberty, and justice for ALL.
Let us not forget our children; Transgender or otherwise are the future. Their identities and mental health are to be valued and cherished; NOT played with and taken advantage of.
Please share these words with anyone you believe may need to read them.
A simple message has the power to change minds, heal hearts, and change lives.