Camille Paglia is one of the most foremost thinkers in America. She's a liberal and a Democrat, but she is informed by a deep knowledge of history and of the mistakes and failures of the past. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about her:
Camille Anna Paglia (English: /ˈpɑːliə/; born April 2, 1947) is an American academic and social critic. Paglia has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984. Known for her critical views of many aspects of modern culture, Paglia is the author of Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990).
Paglia has also written three collections of essays, an eponymously titled analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, Break, Blow, Burn (2005) on poetry, and Glittering Images (2012), a history of the visual arts. She is a critic of American feminism and of post-structuralism as well as a commentator on multiple aspects of American culture such as its visual art, music, and film history. In 2005, Paglia was ranked No. 20 on a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.
Here, Ms. Paglia warns us about the Left's latest fashion statement -- and says that it is child abuse for legislators and government officials to promote or enable transgenderism for children. Take a moment to listen to her comments, you will be hearing them again:
Last week, the New Jersey Senate passed S-3067, allowing no debate and after hearings in which the audio of the hearing was doctored to eliminate some uncomfortable testimony from the public record. What is happening to the straight-down-the-middle, non-partisan, professionalism that once was a feature of OLS? More on that later.
For those of you not paying attention to what the Senate does (99.9% of the electorate -- by design), S-3067 uses the power of the State to require that the Commissioner of Education stick his nose into the business of local school districts and "develop guidelines regarding transgender students." Things like the use of "the name and pronoun that corresponds to a student’s gender identity... issuance of school documentation such as student ID’s in the name that corresponds to a student’s gender identity... permitting transgender students to dress in accordance with their gender identity... equal opportunities for participation in physical education... participation in gender-segregated school activities in accordance with a student’s gender identity... the use of restrooms and locker rooms... permitting and supporting the formation of student clubs or programs regarding issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth." In addition, the guidelines will include "information on organizations or other resources available to students and parents that provide support to transgender individuals." Yep, proselytizing and recruitment.
But don't you dare try to start a Christian club at school... or wear a Trump tee shirt to have your photo taken for the school yearbook. Some things WILL NOT be tolerated.
And when did the New Jersey Senate become so obsessed with the sexual identities of children? What's next? Breast augmentations for the 13 and under crowd so they might better conform with the entertainment media's ideas about the sexualization of children in furtherance of the marketing of products?
The state has over 500 school districts -- each a hothouse of innovation on how to solve the age old problem of helping people rub along together without needing to tyrannize the majority. But no, the Senate -- and especially those dried up old figs on the Democrat side -- just have to get their hands on the state's children and force everybody into one way of thinking.
Here is the vote on S-3067. Take careful note of the GOP "heroes" who have sucked-up the thinking of the Far-Left, and remember what Camille Paglia said about this. Remember those words, coming from a major liberal, Democrat thinker -- you are "guilty of child abuse and a crime against humanity." You will be seeing them again.