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President of Ruth Institute Says Teacher Fired for Calling a Girl “She” Shows How the Power of Government Supports the Sexual Revolution
On Friday, October 7, a group of students at the West Point, Virginia, high school staged a peaceful protest in support of a teacher who was fired for
referring to a female student who “identifies” as male as “she.”
“Absurd as it is, we shouldn’t be surprised by this,” says Ruth Institute Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. “What’s called transgenderism
is a movement that can’t succeed without the raw power of the state behind it.”
Among other “transgender” victories, California now allows “nonbinary” (refusal to be identified by gender) as an option on drivers’ licenses. Some hospitals
don’t designate a newborn by sex. Genitalia is no longer enough to distinguish male from female.
In her book, The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives, Morse notes that the Gender Ideology (a key component of the Sexual
Revolution) “separates individuals from their own bodies, which are regarded as unreasonable constraints on one’s freedom and self-determination.”
Thus, says Morse: “All differences between men and women, including seemingly natural differences, can be reconstructed with enough re-engineering of human
biological hardware and social cultural software. The modern Sexual State will, of course, be on hand to ensure that the entire society conforms itself
to each individual’s newly chosen identity.”
In this case, through the unanimous action of the West Point school board, the Sexual State could end up destroying the career of a dedicated teacher for
refusing to endorse the Gender Ideology.
The Ruth Institute calls for the reinstatement of the teacher in question, who should not be punished for recognizing reality instead of entering the fantasy
world of gender choice.