Coming soon to a public elementary school near you: co-ed bathrooms, reason #10,006 to homeschool

Why, you ask, would “non gender specific” restrooms be necessary in an elementary school?


In my inbox sent by a dear friend and homeschoolin’ mama: Maine Commission Moves to Ban Gender Specific Bathrooms, Sports Teams in Schools.

 The Maine Human Rights Commissions taking heat over a proposal to ban schools from enforcing gender divisions in sports teams, school organizations, bathrooms and locker rooms, saying forcing a student into a particular room or group because of their biological gender amounts to discrimination.

The issue came to light last year when the commission ruled that, under the Maine Human Rights Act, a school had discriminated against a 12-year-old transgender boy by denying him access to the girls’ bathroom.

So his inability to use the girls’ restroom provoked angst, anguish and charges of discrimination.  While I have sympathy for the young boy in question and his family, as the mother of a little girl, I would never allow my child to use a “unisex” restroom.  At school or anywhere else. 

And the process by which the Maine Human Rights Commission came to their decision?  Like most other progressive agendas, it was railroaded through sans time for public discussion or comment:

Some school districts and organizations have criticized the commission for making its initial ruling without getting enough input from conservative groups, and then for coming up with proposed guidelines in what some described as closed-door sessions.

“The conservative side was never brought in on the discussion in the first place, if you look at who gave testimony, written testimony, etc., in the beginning,” Rev. Bob Celeste of Harrison told “When you only bring one side in, you’re not looking for an honest debate. You’re looking for an agenda.”

Once it came time to vote on the guidelines, the commission again came under fire for not doing enough to inform Mainers of the vote, and for not allowing the public to speak at the hearing where it was held.

“We found out about this hearing by accident. We were never informed of it,” said Celeste, who was the first person to speak out at the March hearing.

“When I went to the hearing I expected to ask, ‘Why are they doing this?’ And they said that they weren’t going to have public hearings,” he said. “I said ‘Mr. Chairman, it’s getting late, when are we going to be able to ask questions?’ and he said, ‘You can’t.’”

My friend’s comments hit the mark:  

Selecting either “boy” or “girl” based on biology is discrimination — in the original form of the word, the act of making distinctions.  If we are to distinguish between male/female, don’t we have to have something to go [to] to say “this” is male, “this” is female. I think God did a really good job with making that distinction pretty darn clear.

I keep waiting for someone to jump out and say I’ve been on candid camera for an extensively long time of filming. Seriously. When will it stop?

It’ll stop when we collectively refuse to entertain such nonsense.  When we pull our children out in protest.  When we drive progressives from public schools and government.


4 Responses

  1. I put up a humongous post up about the virtues of everyone pulling as many children as possible out of public school. Just think of how many union employees we could put out of work!

  2. I know that when I was a young girl that I would never have wanted to use a bathroom that boys are in. So when a girl gets touched by the boys or they molest one of the girls, what will the school do then.

    I think the only thing the parents can do is protest by keeping their girls home and safe. They should just say that the girls are too sick to go to school because they have psychological problems about going to the bathroom with boys. I know I would.

    And why would anyone expect a girl to have to sit on a toilet seat that has been peed upon by boys. When my grandsons use our front bathroom we have to keep bathroom wipes in their so as to wipe the seat so the granddaughters can sit on a clean seat. It is just a matter of cleanliness that girls have their own bathrooms. Boys can pee in a dirty toilet and do not care because they do not have to sit, but girls need to sit and they should also be provided with the paper toilet seat protectors.

    I feel sorry for the boy but he has made his choice, and will sadly be teased for most of his life. This happens even amongst adults and the boy needs to get a thicker skin and accept this fact. Anyone who makes these types of choices against what is considered “normal” takes a risk of not being accepted by everyone. Heck most all of us know that all of us are not always accepted by everyone. Hopefully this boy will find acceptance within a group and have friends in his life, but to expect everyone else to change to suit his needs is undemocratic. It is like saying that the person who gets the least amount of votes win and everyone else had better do what that person wants.

    Erosion of Common Sense continues to afflict this country. We need to wake up and put an end to this practice, only then will everyone’s rights truly be protected.

    And there is always the choice for the boy and his family to move to one of the radical countries that caters to those who feel the few are entitled to force their beliefs upon the majoity. We can believe in protecting the few, but we should never have to change to become like the few. Change is sometimes a great thing but change is sometimes the beginning of the end.

    God bless.

  3. There’s nothing like total capitulation to “progressive” insanity. One (1) child has a problem (perhaps medical), and every other child has to suffer. Oops–did I say that a 12 year old boy who is somehow a girl has a “problem”? Slap me down. The rest of the world has a problem because we identify ourselves as male and female based on our biology.

    I notice that the new ruling will not protect the 12-year-old from whatever he was being protected from by using the girl’s room (teasing, perhaps). He’ll still be in the same lavatory with the boys.

    Couldn’t the school have quietly slipped the child a key to one of the teachers’ restrooms if he was having a problem? Nope. That would be too respectful of everyone else.

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