In one Chicago school, girls are getting a lesson in anatomy their parents never bargained for. In the latest chapter of madness at the Department of Education, the federal government is ordering Township High School to allow an adolescent boy full access of the girls’ locker room because he “feels” female. And by “full access,” we mean the ability to strip down in the company of young girls and parade around nude.
Using Title IX of the Civil Rights Act to justify this outrage, the DOE is forcing impressionable girls to experience the fear and discomfort of sharing facilities with a naked boy. Two years ago, when the issue first surfaced, the school district rejected the idea flat-out. Then, when the family filed a legal complaint, administrators tried to accommodate the teenager by hanging a curtain in the locker room where he could undress.
Even that was “too discriminatory.” One of the boy’s advocates, an LGBT activist at the ACLU, insisted that he was being grossly mistreated. “It’s not voluntary; it’s mandatory for her. It’s one thing to say to all the girls, ‘You can choose if you want some extra privacy,’ but it’s another thing to say, ‘You, and you alone, must use them.’ That sends a pretty strong signal to her that she’s not accepted and the district does not see her as a girl.”
Obviously, the district doesn’t see “her” as a girl, because he isn’t one! And now, as Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro points out, an entire 12,000-child student body is suffering for it. Under this administration, we’re operating under the tyranny of subjectivity — where all truth is relative. The culture now exists in a world of its own definition, untethered from reality — or even basic biology. “Science became the enemy, since it establishes provable truths; it had to be quashed and quelled,” Ben writes. “Language became the enemy, since definitions exclude people and things not covered by those definitions; it had to be perverted and hijacked.” But if, after the Houston victory, the government thinks parents will sit back and take this assault on common sense, believe us: they have another thing coming!