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For US folks, there's currently a proposed Title IX change that would protect trans people.

It's only open to public comments for *two more days* and the vast majority of current comments are looking really TERF-y. Please consider adding a comment to the proposal to help out :heart_trans:

federalregister.gov/d/2022-137

"The proposed regulations will advance Title IX's goal of ensuring that no person experiences sex discrimination, sex-based harassment, or sexual violence in education. As the Supreme Court wrote..., it is "impossible to discriminate against a person" on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity without "discriminating against that individual based on sex." ... They will strengthen protections for LGBTQI+ students who face discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity."

(thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights, actionable by posting a comment if you're American 

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re: (thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights, actionable by posting a comment if you're American 

@moonbolt They have a "country" field in the comment form. Maybe that means you can comment if you're /not/ an American too?

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@moonbolt I'm commenting because apparently I have the spoons – how's this, y'think?

This is super important. Protecting the rights of people to be themselves, be whatever gender they are and be attracted - or not - to whoever they are, is a HUGE step forward. Let's add gender and sexual orientation to Title IX so our non-cishet kids can be safer in school.

re: (thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights, actionable by posting a comment if you're American 

@frostwolf i love it, definitely submit it :BlobhajTransPrideHeart:

re: (thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights, actionable by posting a comment if you're American 

@math_always_to_tyrants awesome! thanks!

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@math_always_to_tyrants Aaand submitted!

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@math_always_to_tyrants

"the Department Of Education does not publish comments on Regulations.gov. To check the status of your comment or obtain further information, please follow-up directly with the agency contact listed in the document you submitted a comment for."

so where do the ones you can read come from? Huh.

re: (thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights, actionable by posting a comment if you're American 

@frostwolf i'm a little confused on that too, but they seem to allude to some sort of review process before they're published? i can't see any comments from today, but a whole bunch of spam is visible from yesterday and earlier.

@math_always_to_tyrants if I read that correctly it prevents teachers from forcing students into sex ed (or similar) for their AGAB :blob_rainbowheart:

(thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights 

@math_always_to_tyrants there are 184009 comments on this thing...would making it 184010 really help at all?

(thread missing CW) America, uspol, trans rights 

@mossavery umm..are you serious? yeah, voting is worthwhile in general. not to mention a lot of those 184K are spam that'll likely get thrown out

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@math_always_to_tyrants i agree that VOTING is worthwhile because every vote is counted. but who's really gonna read 184k comments? it's COULD help! im not disputing that! it would just take a lot of energy to write something helpful and im trying to figure out if that's worth doing for me

@mossavery @math_always_to_tyrants my understanding is that the comment results for these kind of things are actually taken fairly strongly into account.

They don't necessarily carefully read each comment, but after filtering out spam, they'll more or less go through and make a tally of for and against.

@math_always_to_tyrants Based on the wording in the Title IX training I recently completed, I thought that they were already protected?

In any case, they totally should be.

@OpenComputeDesign it's possible your school has its own policies that stand on top of title ix. as i'm familiar with it, title ix is just the lower bar that everyone has to comply with, which often doesn't amount to much justice.

@math_always_to_tyrants I have no experience to judge how well they'll actually protect you, but they sure like to _sound_ inclusive, so who knows.

@math_always_to_tyrants terfs when they realize title 9 already protects cis males too: *frieza "I'm just going to ignore that"*

@math_always_to_tyrants "tell us your name and what city you live in!"

"Do not submit personally identifiable information through this form!"

make up your mind, bureaucrats. In the meantime I'm commenting anonymously.

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