Jun 11, 2021
Virginia girl slams school board for transgender locker room policy
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A 14-year-old Virginia girl has lashed out at her school district — claiming that its policy to allow transgender children use female locker rooms is “dangerous” and “rooted in sexism.”
“Two years ago, I was told policy 1040 was just an umbrella philosophy and you weren’t going to allow boys into the girls’ locker rooms. But here you are doing just that,” eighth-grader Jolene Grover told the school district in a board meeting Tuesday, Fox News reported.
Grover was referring to the Loudoun County Public Schools’ recent 8350 policy, which states in a draft that “students should be allowed to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity,” according to the news outlet.
The teen, who was wearing a shirt that read “Woman is female,” defiantly told the board members: “Everyone knows what a boy is – even you.”
“Your proposed policies are dangerous and rooted in sexism,” she added.
The middle-schooler then argued that “modern identities” are only “superficial.”
“When woke kids ask me if I was a lesbian or a trans boy because I cut my hair short, it should tell you these modern identities are superficial,” she charged.
Grover, who is now homeschooled after her mother pulled her out of her school, said she worried that the new policy would lead girls to be harassed and assaulted.Teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross was previously suspended for refusing to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns.LCPS
“Now, boys are reading erotica in the classroom next to girls and you want to give them access to girls’ locker rooms and you want to force girls to call those boys ‘she,’” Grover told the board.
“You do this in the name of inclusivity while ignoring the girls who will pay the price. Your policies choose boys’ wants over girls’ needs,” she said.
The district declined to comment to Fox News about Grover’s comments.
The teen’s remarks have come amid an ongoing controversy involving gym teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross, who refused to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns.
He was suspended and then reinstated after he said during a Loudoun school board meeting that he wouldn’t recognize that “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa” because of his Christian faith.
“I am speaking out of love for those who are suffering from gender dysphoria,” the Leesburg Elementary teacher last month told the school board, which has already bitterly divided parents and educators by pushing critical race theory.
The theory dictates that race is an underlying dynamic of all human interaction and views the human experience as a constant power struggle between the races, often with a focus on “white privilege.”Jolene Grover argued that “modern identities” are only “superficial.” Filed under schools , virginia , 6/11/21
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We Found the Stupidest Critical Race Theory Argument Yet, and It Involves Freud
The panic over critical race theory—the shorthand bogeyman conservatives have weaponized in order to vilify schools that examine the role of institutional racism in the United States—has seen its fair share of absurdity in recent months, particularly as Republican lawmakers across the country push bills effectively banning discussions of race in classrooms.
But after Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the joints chiefs of staff, defended the study of critical race theory before Congress this week, a new and especially wild argument against CRT appears to have emerged. Speaking on Newsmax, contributor Dick Morris started with the usual GOP talking points falsely accusing CRT of attempting to teach children that all white people are racist. But then Morris offered what he, rather mildly, described as a “unique thought” on the debate.
Newsmaxs Dick Morris suggests Critical Race Theory may "reinforce the Oedipal notion all kids have of wanting to kill their father and marry their mother" pic.twitter.com/pVRWJFAS68
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) June 24, 2021
“What does this do to the children?” he asked. “What does this do to a kid? A quarter of all Black marriages are intermarriage, racially. So what does that do to a Black boy whose mother is Black and his father is white? What does he think? ‘My father exploited my mother and that’s how he got successful?’ Does this reinforce the Oedipal notion that all kids have wanting to kill their father and marry their mother?”
The suggestion that by studying the role of racism in today’s society, a child could develop sexual desires for the opposite-sex parent, then fuel thoughts of murder against the other parent is, as Morris put it, unique. Still, it would be far from surprising if Morris’ psychoanalytical approach takes hold among conservatives always looking to advance this nonexistent culture war.
In any event, if you’re looking for a palate cleanser after that Morris absurdity, I recommend you watch, if you haven’t already, what Milley had to say about CRT. Be sure to catch Matt Gaetz’s response in there too.
“I want to understand white rage, and I’m white,” Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said while testifying before Congress, pushing back on accusations from a Republican congressman that the military was becoming too “woke.” https://t.co/ix4dKxrC2d pic.twitter.com/HkFVB7d6Ur
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 24, 2021