This story manages to combine so many of the issues that face both trans kids and women/girls, it would be impressive if it wasn't so terrible.
Girl expelled for kneeing boy in crotch during anti-trans Snapchat ‘protest’, family says
Okay so, a trans boy at a high school in Alaska took a selfie in the boys' locker room, where he belongs. Some transphobic cis boys from the same school saw the selfie online and got mad because transphobia and decided to stage a "protest" by invading the girls' locker room to take selfies. When the lead boy entered the girls' locker room, he immediately encountered a girl who, probably alarmed and outraged at the violation of privacy, kneed him right in the crotch in self-defense. Instead of punishing the mob of cis boys committing a deliberate act of sexual harassment in the name of transphobia, the school expelled the cis girl who defended herself.
Let's list all the things wrong here.
- General transphobia
- Failure to protect a trans student via failure to punish a transphobic act (the boys were punished for trying to enter the girls' locker room but not for transphobia)
- Sexual harassment
- Punishing a girl for defending herself from boys - misogyny
- Showing boys that their victims punished if they commit acts of sexual violation - rape culture
- Miscarriage of justice
- Denying a girl an education