Well, one of these three don’t quite fit with the others. And yet it does. Kind of interesting.
The Treasury Department announced that it will put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing Andrew Jackson. Originally people thought they would put her, or another woman, on the $10 bill, but they will continue with Alexander Hamilton for it, probably because he was the first Secretary of the Treasury. The change will take place in 2020.
I think this is a wonderful selection. Harriet Tubman was a hero to many. She not only led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, but also inspired others to stand up against the horrors of slavery. She stood up for suffrage, and even helped John Brown in his efforts leading to the Harper Ferry raid, which eventually helped instigate the US Civil War. Harriet Tubman was a great American, and we should all be proud to have her on our money.
The US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, a highschool student who was born female but who identifies as male. His school instituted a rule which required him to use the girl’s restroom. But Gavin sued. The 4th Circuit agreed that the education department was allowed to interpret Title 9 to include protections for trans students, and sent the case back to the lower court to rehear. This is kind of a slap in the face to all those states trying to pass laws to keep trans students out of the bathrooms, I think. Yay!
And in other trans news: Curt Schilling. Oh Curt, what is your problem. You’ve said many things before, but will you never learn? Will ESPN ever learn and just get rid of you?
Mr. Schilling has not only said things such as comparing Muslims to nazis, said that Hillary Clinton should be buried under a jail, and now he has spouted off negatively about transgender people and where they should go to the bathroom. Apparently Mr. Schilling thinks every transman should use the women’s room and every transwoman should use the men’s room. I don’t know what these people think should happen with intersex people.
This whole point of view is very insulting, and I really don’t understand it. If their worry is their little girls may see men’s private parts then they don’t understand that women’s restrooms have stalls. If they worry, as some say, that men will put on a wig and go in and assault their little girls then they are idiots. What sick, horrific, pedophile, rapist is going to say to themselves “Well, I was going to go in there and rape someone, but now that they passed that darn law banning trans people from the bathroom I can’t. Darn it!” That is what some of these people seem to believe. Either that or that all trans people are rapists. Either one is preposterous.
Have a good week!