Girls in Vermont are being investigated for questioning a boy's presence in the girls’ locker room
October 4, 2022
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Today’s post concerns this story about a high school in Vermont, which is investigating several female athletes who complained about a boy’s use of the girls’ locker room and barring them from the girls’ locker room pending the investigation. Their specific complaint is that a boy was watching them change clothes (this boy, naturally, claims the right to use the girls’ locker room because of his “female gender identity”).
The school defends its actions on the basis of a state law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” in public accommodations. I’m not so sure the school has gotten it right.
UPDATE: On October 5, it was reported that the state governor is calling on everyone to have “empathy” for the boy who is demanding access to the girls’ locker room. Just how much empathy are women and girls required to have for men and boys who want to access our intimate spaces?
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