Chicago Public Schools will begin implementing new bathroom policies the district says will better accommodate gender confused students.
In a bizarre public service announcement dedicated to laying out the new agenda, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) “Chief Title IX Officer” Camy Pratt explains the radical restroom changes are part of a districtwide effort to make schools more “inclusive.”
Chicago Public Schools announced new rules, removing gendered bathrooms. This is not going to end well. pic.twitter.com/1hFb7e1CDZ
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 2, 2021
“In compliance with new federal guidelines, all CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity,” Pratt announces.
Footage accompanying the announcement shows elementary-age schoolchildren walking by a restroom that has “gender neutral” signage shoddily placed over what used to be a “women” sign.
Pratt goes on to say CPS will soon be sending out permanent “gender neutral” signage to all its schools so “students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity.”
The PSA goes on to show different gender neutral signage that will be used throughout the district.
Bathrooms for normal boys and girls will be altered to additionally include a statement reading, “All who feel comfortable are welcome to use this restroom.”
A social media post by the district announcing the changes earlier this week was panned on social media, with concerned parents saying the new initiative will make bathrooms more dangerous for female students.
What is CPS doing to accommodate girls who may not feel comfortable using the bathroom with a boy in the next stall?
— Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud (@margeesha) November 30, 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
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
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
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
Others pointed out the district should focus on learning, as most students won’t be able to read or understand the “inclusive” signage due to the district’s abysmally low reading proficiency rate.
Totally focused on the most important things 🙄 pic.twitter.com/KkvSlNXGLf
— Jim Tressel’s Burner (@brutus1207) December 3, 2021
75 percent of Chicago elementary school students do not meet basic proficiency in reading.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 2, 2021