"In my vision for a world that embraces gender justice, no child would be prevented from participating in an activity because of the sex they were assigned at birth."
With a Ph.D. in education and experience in a classroom setting, Dr. Elizabeth Meyer has serious concerns about gender identity and children, as can be seen in some of the books she’s written. She points out the excessive censorship and repression of transgender students running rampant in schools, from issues with yearbook photos to outright barring of students from school events. Both consciously and not, Dr. Meyer notes, schools are enforcing gender conformity, leaving little to no room for transgender children to explore their fluidity or even express their confusion. These restrictions put such students at risk of emotional distress and self-harm. Dr. Meyer’s hope is for schools to provide greater acceptance and encouragement to transgender students.
"In my vision for a world that embraces gender justice, no child would be prevented from participating in an activity because of the sex they were assigned at birth, no student would be prevented from attending school in clothing that makes them feel safe and confident, and no school would try to rigidly define what is 'appropriate' for anyone based on what is written on one’s birth certificate." Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D.