An 18-year-old female high school student in California confronted members of her district’s school board last week, blasting them for allowing biological boys who pretend they’re girls to compromise women’s safety.
“Hello ladies and gentlemen — and only ladies and gentlemen it is, and shall always be,” the Martin Luther King High School student began her address to the Riverside Unified School District board in a video posted to social media.
“I am an 18-year-old high school student and wanted to take this time to bring to your attention the current issue with biological men claiming they are women and in turn truly believing they are entitled to use women’s spaces,” she said.
The student discussed an incident last week at her school where a fight broke out after a transgender individual reportedly flashed his genitals and spat on female students in the female locker room.
“It was infuriating when I had seen video on social media,” the teen told the school board, adding, “but what was detrimental was the fact this man is and has been using the women’s restroom and locker room.”
“Firstly,” the student continued, “the question we must address is: why are we affirming the mental confusion of this boy and putting the safety of women in jeopardy by allowing mentally confused men to use the women’s spaces?”
At this point the audience in attendance broke out in cheers and applause.
“Of course, any male who claims he is a female will accept it, but what about the women? What about the true girls like myself, who are female down to our DNA, why don’t we ever get a say in whether or not we are comfortable with this? The truth is we aren’t. The majority of us aren’t and yet nothing has been done to protect the safety of these women.”
The teen concluded by imploring the board, which is ultimately responsible for student safety, to reform their transgender policies.
It’s encouraging to see students speaking out in defense of their rights because incidents like these are likely to persist until schools regain their sanity.