High School Students take bold stand against controversial policy!
Dozens of students at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Virginia walked out of their classes on Wednesday to protest against their school district’s transgender bathroom policy. Around 100 students gathered outside the school, demanding that the Loudoun County district reverse its decision and provide separate male and female bathrooms.
The controversial policy, also known as 8040, was adopted by the school district in June 2021. It allows transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, causing concerns among students about privacy and safety. The school district made headlines earlier this year when they publicly denied an incident where a girl was allegedly assaulted by a boy in the girls’ bathroom. This incident, along with the adoption of the trans policy, has sparked anger and fear among students, prompting them to take action.
One female student expressed her frustration with the district’s handling of their concerns, stating, “We express these concerns and they ignore us and write us off as Right-wing crazies,” She added, “We’re not crazy. We just don’t want to be in danger on a daily basis in this building.” The students at Woodgrove High are tired of feeling ignored and want their voices to be heard.
One of the main concerns of the students is the safety risk that the policy poses. A female student stated that she no longer uses the bathrooms at school out of fear. She said, “I stopped using them [the bathrooms] because I don’t know what’s going to happen to me in there. I’m telling you right now, half the women in this building feel the same way.” This fear has also led to students avoiding using locker rooms, changing in bathroom stalls, and holding their pee until they can no longer wait.
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Male students also expressed their discomfort with sharing bathrooms and locker rooms with biological females. One student said, “I would like to be able when I get off football practice and go put my pads away and change not feel uncomfortable with other genders in there watching me.” Another male student added, “In the locker rooms in the morning, it’s an invasion of privacy because when men and natural-born males are in our locker rooms and they are showering in the morning, natural-born females can walk in there as they please. And that is not OK.”
The students are demanding a change in the policy to ensure their safety and privacy in their school facilities. They want their concerns to be taken seriously and not dismissed as “craziness.” This protest at Woodgrove High School highlights the ongoing debate around transgender bathroom policies and the need for a better understanding of the concerns of all students involved.