The school board of District 211 in Illinois voted last week, in a 5 – 2 decision, to allow biological males into the female locker room at Palatine High School. The board said that all students should be “treated and supported in a manner consistent with their gender identity.” This “support” apparently necessitates obliterating the privacy and safety of every girl at the school.
A student named Nova Maday, a biological male who identifies as transgender, filed a lawsuit in 2017. The lawsuit came after a Department of Education mandate in 2015 forced Palatine High to allow boys like himself into bathrooms and locker rooms with girls. The school tried to strike a compromise, inviting the gender-confused males into girl-designated areas but setting aside a separate, private area for them to use. Maday was not happy with this compromise. He demanded access not just to the girls locker room, but to the exact same area where the girls change. His basic human rights are apparently violated in horrific fashion if he is not able to actually see girls get naked and himself get naked in front of them.
The school board found his deranged arguments convincing, and now every girl in the school must shut up and cooperate as biological males invade their private spaces. If you need any help in understanding why this situation is egregiously immoral and insane, a video from the Daily Herald may help. A Herald reporter interviewed Maday before and after the school board vote. They also interviewed a female student, Julia Burca. The contrast between their two reactions is stark. In fact, even if you don’t need help understanding why this is crazy, I’d still recommend following the link and watching the rather striking footage.