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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is now mandating that all schools in the district adopt new signage that will in effect make restrooms gender-neutral, calling the initiative a “big step forward for gender equity.”
“ICYMI: We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive. This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff,” CPS tweeted.
Students will now be allowed to use whatever restroom they choose that aligns with their gender identity. Many parents and students alike are outraged over the woke move.
Starting last Wednesday, all schools in the district, including elementary schools, are being forced to display new signage outside restrooms. An example could be a sign that reads, “Men’s +: This restroom has both urinals and stalls. All who feel comfortable are welcome to use this restroom.” Or possibly, “This is a gender-neutral restroom with multiple stalls, it is open to users of any gender identity and expression.”
ICYMI: We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive. This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff. pic.twitter.com/4JPBdd1jQy
— CPS – Chicago Public Schools (@ChiPubSchools) November 30, 2021
CPS officer Camie Pratt commented in a video, “All CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity.” She also stated that the signage will “make it clear that all restrooms are open for use by anyone who feels comfortable and will increase gender equality for all.”
Pratt remarked that the CPS Office of Student Protections and Title IX is “working on a long-term plan” to make the signage more permanent. But it should be noted that parents have not been consulted on any of this and lawsuits are almost a certainty following the implementation of the requirement.
The announcement was ripped by many on social media.
Twitter user Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud quipped, “@ChiPubSchools Yes, we did miss it. How/when were parents engaged in this decision?”
@ChiPubSchools Yes, we did miss it. How/when were parents engaged in this decision?
— Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud (@margeesha) December 1, 2021
James L. snarked on Twitter, “Yup, the absolute biggest issue facing the Chicago public schools today.”
Yup, the absolute biggest issue facing the Chicago public schools today.
— James L. (@jimlvail) November 30, 2021
User Andi V. was very concerned over the development, “School restrooms are a prime location for harassment and bullying. I am concerned for female students’ safety and self-esteem. Parents need to weigh in before this goes district-wide! Why not designate 1-2 gender neutral restrooms/school while keeping the rest gender specific?”
School restrooms are a prime location for harrassment and bullying. I am concerned for female students’ safety and self-esteem. Parents need to weigh in before this goes district wide! Why not designate 1-2 gender neutral restrooms/school while keeping the rest gender specific?
— Andi V. (@AndiVinci1) December 1, 2021
User Aaron Mann tweeted, “Boys using the girls bathroom. What could possibly go wrong?”
Boys using the girls bathroom. What could possibly go wrong?
— Aaron Mann (@BuickMuscle) December 2, 2021
And many more lined up to express opinions and outrage over the new policy in Chicago:
Please fire all the people running these schools. They are complete idiots.
— Naughty Ben Franklin (@NaugtyBFranklin) December 2, 2021
You people are ridiculous
— Doug Roberman (@DougRoberman) December 2, 2021
Most of your kids can’t even read at grade level. Switch your priorities.
— LibertarianTiers (@BenJammin215) December 2, 2021
Big step forward for reducing the boundaries for girls and women
— Katie Kmucha (@KatieKmucha) December 2, 2021
Totally focused on the most important things 🙄 pic.twitter.com/KkvSlNXGLf
— Jim Tressel’s Burner (@brutus1207) December 3, 2021
My girls will not feel comfortable sharing a bathroom with boys. Who is making these ridiculous decisions? Who is making sure girls are not harassed or bullied in these stalls? Where can my child get privacy to ensure no boy will try to peek at her while she is in a stall?
— Daisy Peters (@Dc5_2001) December 1, 2021
Let anyone who is confused about there gender identity use the teacher bathroom in the teacher lounge .
— will boyke (@willboyke1) December 1, 2021
This is backwards, not acceptable. What about the girls that have their periods that are already uncomfortable in the 🚻 now their being subjected to having boys in there too? NO!!!!!
— IAmJaxxSheard (@JaxxSheard) December 1, 2021
My niece is 12 and had just gotten her first period at the beginning of the 7th grade school year. She went in the “inclusive” bathroom and found two boys in there. Now it’s been a battle because she won’t drink anything as she tries to never have to use bathrooms at school.
— Roger Moore (@BonusDonuts) December 3, 2021
I would absolutely NOT feel safe leaving my child in the hands of the Chicago public school system!!!
They’re putting young girls at risk of sexual assault in the name of ‘equality’
— Politically Stripped ™️ 🇺🇸🗽 (@politstrip) December 3, 2021
Wow, I guess nobody learned anything from the sexual assaults that took in place in Virginia because of similar policies. My child will never attend a school with such policies that endanger students.
— Chris (@ArlieH66) December 3, 2021
What about the safety, privacy & dignity of your female staff & pupils?
Don’t they count?
Or are you only interested in performing “equality” that grants males unfettered access to females in vulnerable situations?
— Human Magpie 🟥🧙🏁🟩⬜🟪🦖🦕 (@HumanMagpie) December 3, 2021
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