Students of both genders will use the same handwashing areas.
Despite holding opposing views, many would agree that they could care less about what gay and transgender individuals do in private. Yet such open-mindedness immediately dissipates upon such an agenda being pushed on the nation’s children which is highly inappropriate on so many levels.
However, a Missouri school district recently revealed a new plan to further promote ‘gender neutrality’ in an unthinkable implementation of such in school restrooms which males and females must now share.
The recent announcement accompanies understandable shock considering that most reasonable parents, especially those of girls, would prefer their child to use facilities consistent with his or her biologically determined sex.
However, officials on behalf of North Kansas City School District in North Kansas City, Missouri, have joined fellow progressives in their attempt to be as politically correct as possible, forsaking the potential dangers that doing so can have on underage students both concerning safety and development.
Instead of having designated boys’ and girls’ restrooms, the schools have installed “enclosed…individual stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors.” While private only in that respect, the stalls open to an “alcove area with a common trough sink.”
Such was inspired in 2016 when the district’s Northland Innovation Center for gifted students adopted similar gender-neutral bathrooms. The previous year, “one of the district’s four high schools, Oak Park, made national headlines when it became one of the first in the country to crown a transgender student its homecoming queen.”
However, such liberal ideologies had yet to be implemented in schools, at least until now.
The district’s executive director of organization development, Rochel Daniels, cited the surrounding community’s ‘positive feedback’ in such trans inclusion that the district began to consider applying such to restrooms, ultimately “decid[ing] to replicate the concept in any new construction.”
One liberal mother, Melanie Austin, outlandishly said of the Northland Innovation Center’s new bathroom concept, “I think it’s great. You just don’t know what gender a kid might identify as. This helps everyone to feel comfortable, accepted.”
However, most with their marbles still intact would agree that yes, children generally know and are comfortable with their gender determined at birth. Yet the trans agenda seemingly has the purpose of confusing pre-pubescent youth into considering a transgender identity and associated lifestyle.
Yet in explaining the concept, Rising Hill Principal Kate Place argued that the new bathroom layout somehow “increases safety and privacy.”
In giving a video tour of the school’s recently constructed facility, Place explained that the layout will now require “teachers and other staff” to supervise students in the handwashing common area.
Daniels inputted that the co-mingled concept now allows female teachers to supervise male students, saying that “Before, a female teacher could supervise girls in the bathroom, but she could not walk into the boys’ bathroom.”
While certain situations may warrant a teacher doing so, since when did it become necessary for teachers to supervise students using the restroom anyway?
That’s right, when it became socially acceptable thanks to former president Barack Obama mandating that public schools could adopt policies that allow students “to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity, not necessarily the gender on their birth certificates.”
Thankfully, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “rescinded the guideline” last year, yet the culture and controversy regarding the trans movement and restroom policies has only increased in recent years.
Also notable is that the Americans With Disabilities Act defines “gender dysphoria [as] a disability” which calls out the concept for what it truly is while admittedly protecting affected individuals from associated bathroom ‘discrimination.’
Not allowing trans individuals “to use the restroom of their choice” is subsequently being considered a ‘privacy concern,’ according to transgender advocates in Missouri.
Yet what about the safety and comfort of the majority of students who do not identify as transgender and would prefer to use the restroom without the presence of those of the opposite sex and a now-mandated supervising teacher?
Interestingly, such a quandary was previously addressed in 2015 at a nearby school, Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough, Missouri.
A male student who once identified as gay and then later as a transgender female began to use the women’s locker room to which an unsurprising number of biological females were not comfortable with.
The debate resulted in a planned school walkout with both sides of the argument present, yet most were opposed to a boy in the girls’ locker room.
Concerned parents also appeared, some displaying signs which read slogans such as ‘girls’ rights matter.’
One father, Jeff Childs, argued that “Boys need to have their own locker room. Girls need to have their own locker room, and if somebody has mixed feelings where they are, they need to have their own also.”
While the left may suggest otherwise, the general population appears to support gender segregation in restrooms. A CBS News poll in March 2015 revealed that, overall, 59 percent of those surveyed indicated such.
While opinions such as Childs’ do offer a third option: to provide private bathrooms to trans individuals, such is apparently not substantial enough for some.
“I didn’t want to be in something gender-neutral,” said the transgender student attempting to use the female-designated facilities. “I am a girl. I am not going to be pushed away to another bathroom. I think this is pure and simple bigotry.”
No, this is just simple biology. Yet thanks to the transgender movement, now students at the affected schools in Missouri, whether trans or cisgender, must suffer the leftist theology despite associated safety and privacy concerns.