Did this school administrator take it too far?
A Colorado school board administrator is raising eyebrows after she made the statement that she refuses to accommodate male students who identify as female unless they are castrated.
via Think Progress
A member of the Delta County School Board in Colorado is defending comments she made during a public meeting in which she criticized proposed new policies that would add a layer of protection for students who identify as transgender.
During the board’s October meeting, Katherine Svenson sounded the alarm over Massachusetts and California’s recently adapted policies that protect students who identify as a different gender than their biological one. “I just want to emphasize,” she said. “Not in this district. Not until the plumbing’s changed. There would have to be castration in order to pass something like that around here.”
Parents, community members, and even a few of her fellow board members criticized Svenson for her comments, but she is standing behind her comments.
“I don’t have a problem if some boys think they are girls,” she told the local CBS affiliate last week. “I’m just saying as long as they can impregnate a woman, they’re not going to go in girls locker room.”
The law in California that Svenson criticized gives transgender students the right to use the restrooms of the gender they identify as.
“I do not want a [bare-bodied] boy in front of a young girl in the shower or bathroom even if he sincerely identifies as a girl,” said NOM’s Brian Brown last week during a fundraising event for the anti-equality organization.
It’s understandable that some parents would be concerned about their female students mingling with male student in places like restrooms and locker rooms, but suggesting castration is taking it too far. What do you think, Bossip fam?