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Masslive: A principal at an elementary school in Massachusetts made a personal announcement this week: they are transgender. Stanley School Principal Tom Daniels sent a letter to the school community in Swampscott, informing families that Daniels will no longer go by Tom, but Shannon. Daniels currently prefers the pronoun “they” while transitioning towards a more feminine appearance. The letter, posted online by NECN, said Daniels noted Shannon is their middle name, an Irish name given to both men and women meaning “wise river.”
“I have struggled with gender identity since I was in elementary school,” Daniels wrote. “I did my best to suppress those feeling for more than 40 years, and while I was successful to a degree, I have never felt completely happy or at peace. I got to the point that I thought I would never be able to reveal my true self.”
Daniels, 52, asked to be called Principal Daniels. While “they” is the preferred pronoun, Daniels said “he” or “she” are okay while students, staff and parents adjust to the news. Daniels said in the letter, “After confronting a series of challenges last fall, I left myself imagine the possibly of being completely honest with myself and those around me. I can now say it: I am transgender. For me, that means I identify as both male and female, and I plan to move toward presenting myself and identifying as female.”
Daniels went on to say that after confronting some challenges last fall, things have changed. “I can now say it: I am transgender. For me, that means I identify as both a male and female and I plan to move toward presenting myself and identifying as female,” Daniels said.
Me seeing this all over the news:
I gave up on this battle a while back. I will always believe that if you have a penis you are a dude because I believe in science and biology in particular. But clearly the tides have turned on this issue so I’m not gonna bother fighting it anymore.
What I do have a problem with is the fact that this guy is an elementary school principal who is choosing to put his midlife crisis on full display for the media, knowing full well how confused it’s going to make the kids. And he’s doing it in the middle of the school year. He’s allegedly known that he’s a woman for 40 years now, and he chose to do this in February instead of during summer vacation. Because this is the kind of distraction a bunch of 7 year olds need right now.
Oh, and he wants to be referred to as “they.” He’s the principal of an elementary school where kids are taught the basic rules of grammar. What better way to teach kids the English language than to force them to use grammatically incorrect pronouns when referring to the principal?
And let’s not gloss over the fact that this guy isn’t even trying either. He’s not wearing lady’s clothing. He’s not getting the snip-snip. He’ll never have a period or have to worry about getting pregnant. He’s literally just a grown man in men’s clothing who wants us to call him Shannon and refer to him as “they.”
Oh, and since he’s not gonna be going full Bruce Jenner, kids as young as 5 are still gonna walk through the hallways and see this person:
And they’re going to have to call him “Mrs. Daniels.”
“I think what it was, the work issues really had to do with being insensitive, being sort of obtuse,” Daniels said. “My best self is actually very, very sensitive. I was described in my family as being very empathetic. I
t’s just that I’m also this other guy who can be task-oriented, a little insensitive, a little obsessive, but also effective. My male self is actually not bad (but) he’s got some problems.”
Dude, no one gives a shit about your identity crisis. No one wants to hear your rantings and ravings about your “male self” and “best self.” We get it, you like attention.
Just read this freaking sentence to understand how insane this is:
Part of the change for Daniels was telling their family, which they did just a few weeks ago. Daniels has been married to their wife for 29 years — the couple shares three children who are 16,18 and 23 years old.
“They” does not refer to him and his wife. It’s just him. Transgenderism is not only defying basic laws of science, it’s defying basic laws of grammar.
Oh, and they (him and his wife) are staying together:
After the initial shock, the couple has decided they want to stay together. The news did not completely blindside Daniels’ wife, as she’s always known Daniels had transgender thoughts, but what was new was her husband wanting to come out and socially and medically transition, Daniels said.
So……his wife is a……lesbian, right? I’m told that we have to now recognize that “Shannon” Daniels is in fact a woman. Therefore a woman who is married to another woman must be a……lesbian. Because heterosexual women are married to men, not women.
Oh yea, this is something we should be subjecting children to.
Of course if ANY parent dares to voice any sort of objection to this they will be DESTROYED by the social justice mob. Every single parent interviewed on the news made sure to point out how brave this 52 year old man is for simply declaring that he is a woman in the middle of a school year. This is what social progress looks like – forced adherence to the belief that a man can simply say he’s a woman and he will in fact magically become a woman.
All I’m saying is, if this was my Dad I would not be complimenting him for it. I’d be pissed and embarrassed. All we ever hear about is how awesome it is for the person transitioning. But the family that has their lives flipped upside down? Fuck them. Bigots!
The bottom line is I will never, ever accept this nonsense. Turtleboy Jr. might because apparently he’s got no choice. But I’m just old school like that and I believe that men are in fact men. Fuck up, right?