“Let’s stop fixating on bathrooms and start dealing with the real issues.”
Assumptions are powerful.
When we accept an assumption as true, then we easily buy into the conclusion.
But what if the assumption is wrong?
Here is an assumption to consider: Bill 10 and the sexual orientation and gender identity policies being implemented in schools across Alberta are all about protection of a very vulnerable population. They’re about human rights, equality, protection, inclusion and respect for diversity.
Laudable goals, indeed.
If we accept this assumption as true then it is easy to buy into the conclusion – the conclusion that any dissenting voices are against inclusion, respecting diversity, LGBTQ, equality, etc. and that those people should justifiably be labeled.
But what if that fundamental assumption is flawed?
What if it’s not about all those things, but about something else entirely?
I’m going to suggest it is about something else. Because as a teacher, a parent, a citizen and a reasonable, rational…
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