19 Oct Where is the Outrage?
by Diane Robertson
Have you ever wondered where is the outrage? When the president mandated that through Title IX all schools receiving any federal funding had to allow students to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams according to self-proclaimed gender identity, there was definite concern and mild outrage. And then the topic essentially fell off the radar. Most schools in most states implemented the new regulations and parents and students resumed their normal lives.
The new school year began and the media has not reported much on the topic. A few lawsuits have trickled in, one even awaiting consideration at the Supreme Court, but the mainstream media has little to say on the matter. One needs to dig a little and look closely to see what is happening.
One particular case that is now in federal court occurred in a small town in Minnesota. When the Obama Administration mandated the change last spring, a boy, known as Student X in the lawsuit, began using the girl facilities. Events foretold by the naysayers began to manifest.
According to the official complaint filed at the US District Court at Minnesota, Student X, engaged in behavior that embarrassed and harassed several girls.
- Student X commented on girls’ bodies while in the girls’ locker room, including asking a girl her bra size and asking her to “trade body parts” with him both while he and the girl were in the girls’ locker room and outside the locker room in the gym.
- Student X dances to loud music with sexually explicit lyrics in the locker room while “twerking,” “grinding,” and lifting up his skirt to reveal his underwear.
- Student X changes his clothing by girls who try to seek additional privacy – some girls started using a secondary girls’ locker room to seek additional privacy but Student X followed those girls into the secondary locker room while they were in their underwear.
- One Girl complained that Student X removed his pants near her, while she was changing and in her underwear.
Because student x identifies as a different gender from his biology, the school would do nothing to stop his behavior. He is left to follow around, invade the privacy of, bully, and harass whatever girls he likes without consequence. As their only course of action to obtain privacy, two of the plaintiffs left school.
Some reporting on the case have said that student x is being demonized for “acting like a girl”.
As a mother with teenaged daughters, I can affirmatively state that the behavior of student x is not typical girl behavior. Some girls may behave in such a way, but it would be considered aberrant behavior. It would be considered bullying. And when I was in high school, it would have been considered sexual harassment whether it was a boy treating girls this way or a girl treating girls this way.
An author for the New York Times, while not excusing the behavior of student x, simply suggests that the mutually acceptable answer to the problem would be to “stop teaching the sexes to hide their bodies from each other,” and to “retire the notion of two sexes.” Both deny the biological fact that men are aroused by the female body. There is a reason pornography is a multi-billion-dollar industry. And of course, this is a biological fact and an important part of human reproduction.
I hope I am not the only one left to wonder where the outrage is, and why so few people are willing to protect the daughters of our nation? I often wonder what society will look like if an entire generation is raised in a world that refuses to protect the innocence of children and the virtue of women.