When I was a teenager, I spent my time like most young men my age. I played sports, I liked cars and, of course, I imagined complicated schemes to somehow get access to the girls’ locker room.
I know, I know- it’s not the most-wholesome thought, but it’s hardly uncommon. It turns out, however, that in order for a boy to gain access to the girls’ locker room, he needs no Mission Impossible-inspired gadgets or schemes, but simply to insist that it is his civil right to do so.
At least, that’s what an Illinois school board will be discussing on Wednesday night in order to attempt to ward-off federal intrusion.
Township High School District 211 in Illinois earned the wrath of the federal government who claims that the school violated federal Title IX laws when they told a male student that he could only use the girls’ locker room if he changed behind a curtain so as to give the actual females privacy.
In this upside-down world, a man not only has an alleged right to use a girls’ locker room, but also possesses a right to creep everybody out by ogling these underage women.
The Obama Administration came-down on the school district with a fury and gave them 30 days to change their policy or otherwise suffer the consequences: federal sanctions and the loss of federal funding which adds up to roughly $6 million per year.
The board is meeting to try and enact a “settlement” with the federal Stormtroopers, but if the curtain option is already considered too “extreme” for the federal government, it’s unlikely that any reasonable settlement can be reached.
District 211 Superintendent Daniel Cates defends the district’s actions and maintains,
“They are claiming we violated a law, we believe firmly that we did not. Our position is one that respects the rights of all. We recognize the precedent-setting potential of this situation, but our primary interest is protecting the privacy of our local students. This principle is one we are prepared to defend through the full legal process.”
“We recognize that what people are on the outside is not always a fair measure of what they are on the inside,” Cates said. “But as school administrators, we can’t ignore who we are on the outside when it comes to anatomy in open locker rooms filled with teens.”
That this is even an issue is a sure sign that our society has lost its moral compass (as well as its collective mind).
Those who champion to validate the delusions of the mentally ill often do so at the cost of the vast majority of society.
The liberal argument is essentially that transgender students have a right to use whichever locker room makes them feel comfortable.
If we accept that students have a right to feel comfortable in a locker room, we must balance this notion against the discomfort that is caused for the 99% of the female students who will have to change with a man eyeing them.