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Weeks ago I wrote about no longer wanting to be a teacher as the school system is serious pushing the TRA narrative. Furthermore, I mentioned working with a NB man who is really pushing his agenda and how we now have four single stall gender neutral bathrooms this year that the kids, and adults, have to share all because of this one special snowflake male employee with they/them pronouns.

A few days ago, a male student of mine asked to use the bathroom. After a while, he still wasn't back so I peeked out into the hallway and saw him standing against the wall. I called him over and asked why he hadn't gone to the bathroom yet and if all the bathrooms were occupied and this is what he said:

"The girls and us have this agreement where they use their bathrooms from last year and we use ours. It just feels weird not to and the one bathroom has the menstrual products in it for them. They need their space; it's not right."

I said I understood completely and let him go back to wait for the bathroom but I had to hold back the biggest of smiles. The fact that the 8th graders not only realized this on their own and pushed back against the idea of gender neutral bathrooms but that a 13 year old boy said such empathetic words about his female classmates and their needs was just so heartwarming. I have hope for the future.

Weeks ago I wrote about no longer wanting to be a teacher as the school system is serious pushing the TRA narrative. Furthermore, I mentioned working with a NB man who is really pushing his agenda and how we now have four single stall gender neutral bathrooms this year that the kids, and adults, have to share all because of this one special snowflake male employee with they/them pronouns. A few days ago, a male student of mine asked to use the bathroom. After a while, he still wasn't back so I peeked out into the hallway and saw him standing against the wall. I called him over and asked why he hadn't gone to the bathroom yet and if all the bathrooms were occupied and this is what he said: "The girls and us have this agreement where they use their bathrooms from last year and we use ours. It just feels weird not to and the one bathroom has the menstrual products in it for them. They need their space; it's not right." I said I understood completely and let him go back to wait for the bathroom but I had to hold back the biggest of smiles. The fact that the 8th graders not only realized this on their own and pushed back against the idea of gender neutral bathrooms but that a 13 year old boy said such empathetic words about his female classmates and their needs was just so heartwarming. I have hope for the future.

24 comments

[–] TerfSedai 46 points (+46|-0)

This is such a nice update to hear! You are doing amazing work -- we so need more educators like you! ♥️

[–] [Deleted] 40 points (+40|-0)

Tide is turning? It really does seem like in real life everyone knows what the difference between men and women are. As an internet dweller, the internet is seeming shittier and shittier. If it's really a tool, I'll use it when I need it.

[–] yikesforever 36 points (+36|-0)

Thanks for posting, it's nice to hear good things. :D

But man, adults are failing children right now, by implementing this bs. -_-

[–] gencritallday [OP] 18 points (+18|-0)

Thanks, I agree. I'm honestly tired of the TRA push especially when it comes to kids. It's unacceptable.

[–] Redmage 21 points (+22|-1)

If you stop being a teacher in schools, know that there are currently lots of parents making "quarantine pods" where a small group of families hire a teacher privately to basically "homeschool."

Additionally, there may be many private schools that are more conservative than the school you are at now, that would be very happy at hiring a sensible lady such as yourself. :)

[–] [Deleted] 8 points (+8|-0)

What sucks is those kinds of options are only available for the well-off. People like me who barely make ends meet can't hire private tutors or get private school education for our kids.

[–] Redmage 3 points (+3|-0)

Agreed! It would require a decent sized group of kids with committed parents. And if one parent drops out, it puts everyone else in a bind.

[–] [Deleted] 19 points (+19|-0)

Very hopeful indeed. Hoping the tide will turn soon enough that this sort of thing won't be suppressed in the kids who can obviously see the need for single-sex spaces. It's truly awful that grown adults are pushing a fetish-driven movement onto CHILDREN.

[–] chrysthefeminist 17 points (+17|-0)

Wow, that is hopeful, the way it should be! There's so much bad going on it's good to hear that males can actually treat their female peers with empathy and humanity and that it's only natural!

[–] AmyHousewine 17 points (+17|-0)

Bless that boy, and you. Children are excellent bullshit detectors.

[–] Constantine 17 points (+17|-0)

How in the hell does anyone think that it’s okay to get rid of single-sex bathrooms in middle schools of all places? Good God.

[–] Dravidian 13 points (+13|-0) Edited

Innocently teach them about the power of petitionning.

[–] CaptainLilith 11 points (+11|-0)

More m*les like this one. These ones give the respect we really deserve.

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