Friday, September 4, 2015

School Starts, Parents and Students Already Being Shitty

Horrible kids and their awful parents are protesting decisions to let trans students use the right bathrooms and locker rooms. In Missouri, students walked out of their school to protest letting one poor trans girl use the girls' facilities. Lila Perry is tired of using the gender-neutral staff bathroom, which singles her out as something less than a girl, or not a "real" girl. Local transphobes think she wants to violate the privacy of cis girls.

This, of course, makes zero sense because if they're worried about girls being peeped on in the locker room, why don't they protest letting lesbian, bi, and pan girls in the girls' locker room? Many trans girls are straight, meaning they have no interest in looking at other girls in a sexual way.

I'm sure there are plenty of people in Missouri and other places who would love to ban girls who like girls from the locker room, but they know they can't get away with that shit anymore. Due to rampant ignorance about trans people, they can get away with protesting against their right to a normal life.

However, thanks to recent changes to Title IX, these protesters don't have a leg to stand on. It is now unconstitutional to discriminate against trans people in public schools, as it's considered gender discrimination. Kids can walk out of class all they want, but the schools must comply. If Lila wants to use the girls' bathroom, she gets to.

Now all students can do is bully and intimidate students like Lila in and out of the locker room until they're afraid for their very safety or kill themselves. And they will, and the school staff will do little or nothing to stop it. Even though there are literally no reported cases of trans kids doing anything to harass cis kids in bathrooms or locker rooms.

Way to go, transphobes.

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