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Thursday 7 March 2024

LGBTQ Nation accuses Dakota Johnson of spreading transgender myths about students identifying as cats

The LGBTQ Nation website has accused Dakota Johnson of spreading and disseminating "the absurd and transphobic myth that schools are allowing students to identify as and behave like cats".

LGBTQ Nation accuses Dakota Johnson of spreading transgender myths about students identifying as cats
Dakota Johnson talking about kids identifying as cats. Image: LGBTQ Nation.

You might remember that time (I do) when in 2022 there was a big story about teachers allowing schoolkids to identify as cats and even providing them with litter trays. The kids describe themselves as furries. It was part of a movement of children identifying as animals and something similar occurred in Australia as I remember.

The same 'problem occurred in Wales at about the same time. See the image below:

The whole thing was massively hyped up by news media. It was hard to tell whether it was true or false and clearly LGBTQ Nation believe that it was all a terrible transgender myth.

Dakota Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She is quite a high profile actress who I recall starred in the film 50 Shades of Gray.

To be clear, transphobia consist of negative values feelings or actions towards transgender people. And Dakota Johnson is being accused by LGBTQ Nation of being negative towards transgender people.

But I don't get that because a person identifying as an animal isn't a transgender person is it? I am as confused as the next person. If you understand what's going on then please leave a comment! 😊

Apparently she made the comments in an interview with Bustle in a "discourse around this rising polyamory".

What's polyamory? Is the practice of having multiple intimate relationships whether sexual or just romantic with the full knowledge and consent of all parties involved. Okay that is the definition.

Dakota Johnson was talking about allowing people to do what they want to do if they weren't hurting anybody. That makes good sense. She then moved on to students behaving like cats and appeared to be supportive of those students.

She mentioned her stepson who had a friend who was saying that at their school some kids were identifying as cats. And she thought that was okay. I would too I think. I can't see a problem unless it disturbs school life and interferes with education which it might.

Also, sometimes schoolchildren don't know really what they want and therefore teachers and leaders should not necessarily reinforce strange behaviour by students and young people if that strange behaviour is based upon misplaced ideas and ideals.

But that's the news! It's non-news. But it contains a reference to cats!


P.S. please forgive the occasional typo. These articles are written at breakneck speed using Dragon Dictate. I have to prepare them in around 20 mins.

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