Embattled northern Virginia college district Loudoun County returned to the information this week over a walkout carried out at one of many excessive faculties. College students upset with a coverage permitting transgender people to make use of the loos and locker rooms of their alternative walked out of sophistication this week in an train of their First Modification rights.
The explanations the scholars expressed for the walkout echoed the identical issues of fogeys and different college students who’ve stood up and spoken out in opposition to insurance policies that erase feminine protected areas. As with most protests, these college students had been met with counter-protesters who assist the mixed-gendered coverage.
In addition to the plain newsworthiness of scholars strolling out of college in opposition to a coverage meant to push gender ideology, the opposite noteworthy facet of this story is the obvious double normal imposed on these college students versus those that assist insurance policies such because the one in query. As with most cultural points in the present day, the gender ideology query has turn into extra of a testomony to whose First Modification rights are upheld and whose aren’t.
Highschool college students in Loudoun County gathered in the present day to ask the Loudoun County College Board to revive ladies solely and boys solely locker rooms and loos in faculties. @7NewsDC pic.twitter.com/EKUj18Hnsf
— Nick Minock (@NickMinock) November 1, 2023
From the mouths of babes
This week, between 50 and 100 college students walked out of Woodgrove Excessive College in Loudoun County, Virginia, in protest of Coverage 8040. The coverage permits for non-binary, gender-fluid, and transgender college students to make use of any college rest room or locker room of their selecting.
A feminine pupil explained the plain risks and disruption this coverage has brought about her fellow feminine friends:
“I ended utilizing them (the loos) as a result of I don’t know what’s going to occur to me in there.”
Her issues and people of her classmates are legitimate and had been a actuality for a feminine pupil in 2021 in the identical college district who was sexually assaulted by a skirt-wearing male pupil within the feminine rest room.
She goes on to clarify:
“…there are ladies in PE (bodily training class) who nonetheless get modified within the rest room stalls in there as a result of they’re afraid of who would possibly waltz in.”
In a time when psychological well being is at a historic low for America’s youth and younger women and girls are bombarded with physique shaming propaganda within the media, it’s alarming that they now need to grapple with altering in rest room stalls for worry a male would possibly share what ought to be a protected area for ladies throughout a weak exercise comparable to getting bare.
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Nevertheless it’s not simply ladies sounding the alarms over this coverage.
“I’ve an actual sense they don’t take heed to anyone apart from their progressive left buddies.” pic.twitter.com/hHP1yWDJxq
— Staff Youngkin – Spirit of Virginia (@TeamYoungkin) November 3, 2023
Boys matter too
A male pupil explained why he was taking part within the walkout, stating:
“Within the locker rooms within the morning, it’s an invasion of privateness, as I stated, as a result of when males and natural-born males are in our locker rooms, and they’re showering within the morning, natural-born females can stroll in there as they please.”
He goes on to rightly say:
“…that’s not OK. And it goes in opposition to what we consider in.”
It’s simple to overlook that boys are additionally part of this equation when directors determine to undertake insurance policies primarily based on left-wing ideologies. Bogs and locker rooms aren’t simply protected areas for women and girls, but in addition for boys and males.
Younger boys and males aren’t proof against physique shaming tradition. The thought of their feminine friends seeing them within the nude not solely opens them up for bullying and probably compromising conditions, however is essentially incorrect and shouldn’t be what anybody believes in.
Earlier this yr, highschool college students in Perkiomen Valley College District, Pennsylvania, walked out in protest of comparable insurance policies.
A male pupil for that walkout explained:
“Women—we wished to guard them. They had been upset. They didn’t need males of their rest room.”
At the very least younger teenage boys are defending ladies, however who will defend the boys? And can their voices be heard?
🚨 It seems Loudoun County Superintendent Aaron Spence had time to do an interview in the present day with nationwide tv, however not reply robust questions from native journalists about why he didn’t notify dad and mom for weeks about these overdoses. https://t.co/nRO2SGDcek
— Nick Minock (@NickMinock) November 3, 2023
Nothing to see right here
The identical feminine pupil who spoke on rest room and locker room use conveyed her and her friends’ frustration with the varsity district:
“We categorical these issues and so they ignore us and write us off as right-wing crazies. We’re not loopy. We’re sick of being right here and simply being fully ignored.”
These college students aren’t simply being ignored; the varsity district actively silences them. College students who wished to take part within the walkout however didn’t instructed native information outlet ABC 7 News that their lecturers discouraged them.
A father or mother additionally told the native information that a number of members of the varsity soccer workforce who wished to take part had been prohibited by their trainer, who threatened to inform their coach in the event that they walked out. Nevertheless, final yr, when college students in the identical college district orchestrated a walkout in opposition to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s insurance policies, lecturers actively encouraged participation.
For the walkout this week, the scholar organizers had been instructed an announcement can be made within the college alerting college students who wished to take part, simply as had been completed for college students final yr who protested the Governor’s coverage. Solely this time, no announcement was made.
The organizers for this week’s protest had been instructed they weren’t allowed to have indicators, flags, or dad and mom current, and so they additionally had been instructed they needed to keep to the facet of the varsity. Nevertheless, the counter-protestors had been allowed indicators, flags, and oldsters to take part.
In addition they had been posted within the entrance of the varsity, conveniently in direct digicam view of any information stations.
Junior Katie Younger told native information:
“They get to do no matter they need, and we now have to play by guidelines that don’t exist to them.”
Sadly, she’s not incorrect, and this week’s walkout was in all probability the very best and saddest civics lesson on present political discourse she’s going to ever get in class.
A whole lot of scholars from Perkiomen Valley Excessive College in Pennsylvania staged a stroll out after the varsity board stated transgender college students are allowed to make use of whichever rest room they select—and voted in opposition to a coverage that might’ve required college students to make use of loos that align with… pic.twitter.com/yxoiVFZMb7
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) September 20, 2023
Not in your facet
The habits of Loudoun County Public College directors, college board members, and the particular curiosity teams that gas their trigger proves that none of those teams who declare to care about kids, training, and security truly do. What they care about is the agenda that strains their pocket essentially the most.
That agenda doesn’t align with the protection or training of children. One of many organizers of this week’s walkout, Ronan Mackey, commented on the foundations they needed to observe versus what the counter-protesters needed to observe:
“It’s a double normal, I consider. They’re making an attempt to push an agenda, and so they don’t need us doing what we’re doing as a result of it goes in opposition to what they’re making an attempt to push on us as youngsters.”
Ronan ought to obtain additional credit score in his American Authorities class as a result of it couldn’t be defined higher than how he laid it out. ‘They’ try to push an agenda.
An agenda that needs to erase ladies, confuse younger individuals at a time that’s already complicated and psychologically weak, and over-sexualize kids. To what function?
Now, that may be a good query.
That is what is going on in Western faculties day-after-day.
Woke communist lecturers are warping the minds of the youth with Social Marxist rubbish.
This trainer took down the American flag and changed it with an LGBT flag. pic.twitter.com/c9CeTq9yoC
— Paul Golding (@GoldingBF) October 26, 2023
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