For those who haven’t been following the debacle taking place in Illinois school district 211, you can catch a brief recap of the action here. The short version of the long story was that the school district was being sued by the family of a “transgender child” who is a boy but insisted on using the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers. The feds stepped in and said that if the school didn’t accommodate him they could lose all their federal funding. In a compromise which satisfied nobody, the school agreed to put in “privacy curtains” for changing and showering. What we didn’t know at the time of the last update was the specific arrangement of said curtains, but it clearly wasn’t acceptable to the girls for whom the facilities were intended. In an emotional plea, a group of them got together to let the community know why this SJW victory wasn’t fair to them. (Daily Signal)
On Dec. 7, before a crowded school board meeting packed with news media, they would tell the world why they don’t want a high school student who was born male, but identifies as a female, to use the girls’ locker room.
They would tell the world why allowing a transgender student to see them in a state of undress would be an invasion of their personal privacy.
They would explain why, at 15 and 16 years old, changing alongside biological women is already hard enough.
“It is unfair to infringe upon the rights of others to accommodate one person,” the six girls, in a joint statement, told an audience of at least 500.
“Although we will never fully understand your personal struggle,” they said, addressing the transgender student, “please understand that we, too, all are experiencing personal struggles that need to be respected.”
I’m glad the girls got their chance to speak on the subject, though with the inmates running the asylum at the Department of Education these days I don’t know how much good it will do them. But if nothing else, the details of the “privacy curtain” arrangement were revealed.
To resolve the findings—and to avoid the Department of Education’s threats of losing federal funding—the school board changed its policies to allow Student A into the girls’ locker rooms, so long as the student changed behind newly installed “privacy curtains.”
Those curtains, the six girls said, shield Student A from personal insecurities, but they leave the rest of them uncomfortably exposed.
This is a classic example of the administration completely failing to grasp the problem. Providing a single curtain for the boy to change or shower behind was never the problem. It was making all the girls change or shower in the open where the boy could see them when passing through or just hanging around. Not only wasn’t that a “solution” for the class, it was an insult. The girls made that painfully clear in their statement.
The other issue is that “Student A” (the boy in question) has not been identified by name, which is fine, but has been revealed as having been “diagnosed with gender dysphoria” and beginning “transition” in middle school. This includes hormone therapy. Perhaps you missed the key point I just mentioned…
IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.
This child didn’t need intervention by a doctor with a needle full of estrogen in 7th grade. He needed some officers from Child Protective Services to get him out of that home and away from the parents who would allow such a damaging assault to be perpetrated on their own child in the name of political correctness. And CPS needed to see if there were any other at risk children in that home and get them the hell out of there. But instead, the federal, state and local governments are involved in a legal dance to see if they can “accommodate” the ruination of this child’s life by his parents. The wheels are coming off the wagon fast, folks.