Timothy Boatwright may be suffering buyer’s remorse after she became a he. While transition tales like his are no big deal nowadays, what happened in Timothy’s case plays out like a cautionary tale.
Timothy’s post-transition trauma was chronicled in a New York Times article where we learn that though Timothy is now a “dude”, he wanted to go to the all-female Wellesley College.
The she-male was accepted and all was merry until he ran for the student government position of multicultural affairs coordinator with the role of promoting “a culture of diversity.”
Originally up against three women of colour, all dropped out and it appeared he’d snag the position via acclamation but a lobbying effort began on Facebook, pushing students to “abstain” to deny him the minimum votes required.
How could a man with white privilege possibly hold the “diversity” seat at a multi-ethnic women’s college? His transition meant he no longer qualified for affirmative action.
Timothy argued that he is a minority because while he looks like a white male, he identifies as a “masculine-of-centre gender-queer” so is more of a minority than any other minority, but no dice.
He can either revert back to a woman or darken his skin but as it stands, Timothy the Trans Man has two fatal flaws given that he’s both male and white.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like to see a bunch of progressives and social justice warriors play Twister, I think we now know.