School Says There's Nothing Wrong With Boys Using Girls Locker Rooms
A tenth-grade girl at Pennsylvania’s Honesdale High School was changing in the locker room when she heard a man’s voice. She turned around to discover a biological boy wearing female underpants staring at her.
“When I knew that a man was looking at me I felt very violated and very scared. especially looking at me while i was getting dressed,” the unnamed girl said.
When the child complained to school officials she was told that the boy who identifies as a girl had a right to be in the girls locker room. And if she had a problem changing in front of a boy, she was told to wait outside the locker room until the transgender child had changed.
“My daughter does not consent to being seen by or to see someone of the opposite sex in her locker room,” the biological girl’s mother said.
The young lady (we are protecting her identity) has filed a civil rights complaint alleging the school district has violated her right to privacy.
Andrea Shaw, the child’s attorney, was a guest on the “Todd Starnes Radio Show” Monday.
“This school’s policy of allowing biological males to enter the female locker rooms constitutes a willful violation of the privacy rights not just of my client but of every girl in that school,” Shaw told me.
The school district currently allows transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their chosen gender identity.
“The privacy rights of these girls don’t change based on what a male believes about their gender,” Shaw said. “Their privacy rights belong to them and it is the school’s duty to protect those girls’ privacy rights.”
Shaw said the school district made her client out to be the bad guy.
“They made it clear that they thought she was the problem,” Shaw told me. “They gave her the choice of either continuing to have to undress in the locker room with a boy present or she could wait outside the locker room until the [transgender] was done changing.”
Shaw said the school district is sending a very dangerous message to young girls.
“They are teaching our girls that if you are uncomfortable or scared to take your clothes off in front of a boy that there’s something wrong with you,” the attorney said.
In essence, the school is telling young girls they must accept the fact that a boy with male sex organs who identifies as a girl is a girl.