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(LifeSiteNews) – One by one, spaces designated specifically for girls are caving to the transgender lobby and repeating the tired mantra: “Trans girls are girls!” That means that gender-confused boys who believe themselves to be girls must be given access to female-only spaces. Australia’s Girl Guides permits boys to join, change, and sleep with the girls. The Girl Scouts implemented the same policy back when the transgender movement was just gathering steam back in 2015.  

In high schools, girls have risked bladder infections to avoid sharing bathrooms with boys identifying as girls; the parental rights movement in the U.S. got a surge of adrenaline at the news that a girl was sexually assaulted by a boy in a skirt.

Boys being permitted into girls’ bathrooms and changing rooms is one of the animating issues of the parental rights movement. Saying an adult can do what they want with their body and get a sex change will earn a shrug from most adults; saying that their daughters must share private space with a boy calling himself a girl, is another. 

The latest institution to fall to the transgender lobby is Harpeth Hall, an elite, private all-girls school in Nashville, Tennessee. According to The Tennessean, which obtained a letter sent by the Board of Trustees to parents, Harpeth Hall will now be accepting not just female students — but any student identifying as female. According to the letter: 

Harpeth Hall is a girls school. The school culture is unique and distinctly about girls, complete with the use of references to students as girls and young women and the collective use of female pronouns. Any student who identifies as a girl may apply to our school.”

What makes you a girl? Your pronouns, apparently. It’s just that simple. In fact, girls who identify as boys are not permitted to enroll, with the Board of Trustees informing parents that: “We see this acknowledgement as the ultimate form of respect: an understanding that we support the individual and the student’s gender identity.”  

To be consistent with this nonsense, the letter also indicates that parents of non-binary children who use the pronouns “they/them” may also consider applying. Both “girls” and “none of the above” are welcome at Harpeth Hall. 

In response to widespread criticism of the new policy, Harpeth Hall’s director of marketing and communications Jessica Bliss decided to play dumb and pretend there is no new policy. “We are and always have been an all-girls independent school,” she told The Tennessean blithely. “There has been no change to Harpeth Hall’s admission application process which is open to any female student. 

That, of course, is just a lengthy way of chanting: “Trans girls are girls! Trans girls are girls!” In short: “I don’t understand the question, bigot.”  

According to The Daily Caller, Harpeth Hall isn’t the only historically all-girls school to throw open its doors to students with penises. Barnard College in New York City also amended their admissions policy, welcoming applicants who “consistently live and identify as women.”  

Since you can now “live as a woman” without experiencing anything women experience, possessing a fully male body with fully functioning male genitalia, and wearing whatever you like, this really boils down to filling out the right forms. Becoming a girl is easy to do these days, and institutions set up to cater specifically to girls will have to catch up once all of the new girls begin to show up. 

Back in the 1990s, Hollywood delighted in creating dirty campus comedies around the old shtick of boys dressing up as girls to gain access to the female change rooms or bathrooms. I’ll bet those are cancelled now, too. The premise contains some painful truths.  

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.