Quebec Ringette – January 2021

I’m not sure why I’m supposed to feel outraged by this story on the CBC web site (January 24th) about a young trans man complaining that he was not allowed to play on the “girl’s” ringette squad. He made the difficult decision to come out as trans and then expected… what? That the world would bend to his will? I applaud his efforts to highlight ringette’s inclusion problem, which he says caters mainly to “higher-income, white cis [gendered] women”, but the ringette association didn’t allow cis boys to play in the girl’s league, why should they bend the rules for a trans boy? It occurs to me that he might be a little privileged himself. There are consequences when you come out as trans. Don’t be so naive.