We now live in a society where the liberal-approved rights of one supersede the rights of many. The majority rules concept has been completely usurped by whatever those on the left consider to be correct, no matter the consequences. And now, one male student’s right to identify as a female has high school girls in Pennsylvania nervous and uncomfortable about changing in their own locker rooms.
A 15-year-old sophomore at Honesdale High School was at first confused when she heard a male’s voice inside the girls’ locker room. Then she was horrified to see him wearing a T-shirt and women’s underwear (which made it obvious he was not a female) and staring at her while she was changing.
“It was first period,” she said, “and I had gym class. And I walked in [to change] with all my friends, and while I was putting on my pants, I heard a man’s voice. So I turned around, and he’s standing there on the opposite aisle looking at me. I glanced down, and I could tell that he was wearing women’s underwear and what was underneath it.”
Had there been notice from the school’s administration to students and parents that transgender students would be allowed to use locations that, by state law, are set for one specific gender? No. When the female student told her parents about her experience, they were shocked. Did the school do anything about the complaint? No. It simply repeated the liberal mantra that its position was right, and so no other positions can be worth consideration. The teen had to either change in front of the biological boy student or wait outside the locker room designated for her specific sex until the male finished changing clothes. She chose the latter, which made her late to other classes.
The student’s lawyer, Andrea Shaw, filed a complaint in March. In it, she detailed the unsettling experience and mentioned that the boy who identifies as a female has been seen around campus holding hands with females and is “female attracted.”
Furthermore, the male student chose the very last row of lockers in which to change, meaning he could walk by and see every female student in the locker room in various stages of undress. The only concession the school made was to ask the boy to dress behind a screen, to which he agreed. Nevertheless, while his male anatomy was shielded, he still had the opportunity to view all of the girls in the locker room.
Shaw said the school is violating the female students’ right to privacy:
“Female students cannot wear skin-tight clothing, yoga pants, spandex, tights, form-fitting blouses, or short tops that expose a bare midriff, short dresses or skirts, shorts …. Yet the school does not find it objectionable to permit a female-attracted male student to view girls while they are undressed or for the girls to see the male student’s genitals outlined in [women’s] underwear.”
Boys in the Girls Room and Beyond
The locker room wasn’t the only female-only area to which this boy was granted access. He also could also use the ladies’ restrooms, another situation that made female students highly uncomfortable.
The trans student also competes in cross-country women’s sports, despite a clear biological advantage. Parents and students are worried the school might put him in the same hotel room with one of their daughters at off-campus athletic events.
The female student feels like an outcast for making the complaint, and other female students are afraid to declare similar concerns because it appears the school administration is not willing to protect their right to privacy.
“Given the culture’s treatment of LGBT issues,” Shaw said, “[her client] has to choose between her privacy and ostracism.”
We knew this was coming, didn’t we? Our daughters now feel the brunt of the Obama administration’s attempt to equalize the sexes with no regard for privacy concerns. One boy’s right to identify as female supplants the privacy rights of a locker room full of teen girls. If schools actually cared about their students – all of their students – they would install unisex facilities with private areas so that everyone could select an appropriate place to perform activities they wish to remain confidential and out of sight.