Robert Knight

In its mad pursuit of sameness in the name of equality, the ACLU dismisses observations made for thousands of years by millions of parents and teachers about differences between boys and girls. In the ACLU’s vision of gender dysphoria, boys can be boys – but only if they’re attracted to other boys. Then, gender distinctions are more than okay. Don’t question this or I’ll call you a bigot again.

How do they get away with this? By insisting that “scientific studies” have not confirmed any appreciable differences between the sexes. Never mind that brain research shows profound, hard-wired distinctions, not to mention more obvious differences, especially after puberty. The Left depends heavily on rigged junk science to persuade the rest of us that common sense and observable reality are untrustworthy and that their crackpot war on norms makes sense.

For the record, you can admire Western women’s achievements and be appalled at insidious sexism, such as Muslim subordination of girls and women, while remaining open to the idea that single-sex education might benefit some boys and girls.

But maybe the ACLU is right. Maybe my son liked baseball, tree houses and blowing up things only because my wife and I encouraged stereotypical behavior. Our meddling also may have triggered my daughter’s interest in dolls, dressing up and behaving in a less macho way than our son. But we should have known better. My daughter’s lack of interest in lighting things on fire or riding the dog like a horse should have tipped us off that we needed to feed our girl more red meat or something. She did like to play catch and run, however, so we’ll have to keep an eye on her.

Most families just want to be left alone, not hounded by public nuisances. But it’s clear that the ever-more perverse ACLU is on a slash and burn mission to wipe out gender differences in education:

“We at the ACLU can’t sit on our hands while public schools teach boys to be active and aggressive – by shouting at them, spanking them, and allowing them to toss a football in class – while they simultaneously coddle girls, using soft voices, encouraging them to talk about their feelings, and giving them untimed tests to create a less stressful environment,” the ACLU declares in a horrified blog post.

No, we certainly wouldn’t want educators to experiment with new ways of teaching in order to turn around the failing public schools.

If they succeeded, where would future liberal voters come from?

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.