An eighth-grader who lives in the same school district where a teacher has been battling the school district over his opposition to using transgender students’ preferred pronouns recently slammed the school board for their policy allowing boys into girls’ locker rooms.
“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,” 14-year-old Jolene Grover told the board of Loudoun County Public Schools during a meeting last week, as reported by Fox News.
The young woman took issue with the district’s recent 8350 policy, which Fox says states in a draft that “students should be allowed to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity.”
Sporting a t-shirt that read “Woman is female,” the now-homeschooled student told the members of the board that “Everyone knows what a boy is — even you.”
Grover’s mother pulled her out of Loudon public schools as the family grew concerned over policy changes, and now she fears that the bathroom policy will put her former peers in danger.
“Your proposed policies are dangerous and rooted in sexism,” she declared before undercutting gender ideology.
“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 said.
“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,’” the student continued.
“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.
Last week, a judge ordered that Byron “Tanner” Cross, a P.E. teacher at Loudon County Public Schools, be reinstated to his position after the school dismissed him over his vocal refusal to refer to transgender students by their preferred pronouns on the basis of his deeply-held Christian faith.
Cross, like Grover has now, received national media attention for a pointed speech he delivered to the school board explaining that it would be a violation of his beliefs to “lie” to his students, who he declared he loved dearly but would not use pronouns that corresponded with their gender identity.
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