A transgender student in North Carolina is filing suit against the Cleveland Board of Education, Superintendent Stephen Fisher, and Kings Mountain High School Principal Julie Rikard, alleging that because she is a biological female, she has not been allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms at school.
The student, a high school senior – named only as John Doe in the lawsuit – has a “gender identity” of male, and she therefore demands to have access to male-only spaces. According to her, by forbidding her access to the men’s room, the school system has worsened the kidney disease she’s lived with since birth.
From the Shelby Star newspaper:
In the suit the student, who was a female at birth but began gender transition before his freshman year, says the district discriminated against him by refusing to allow him to use bathrooms that match his gender identity.
According to court documents, the student and his mother informed KMHS before his freshman year that he identified as male and asked that he be allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms at the school. Rikard, the suit alleges, denied the request, saying he could use the girls’ restroom only.
“Because I am a boy I could not use the girls’ restroom comfortably and ended up avoiding the restroom for the entirety of the year,” the teen said in a sworn statement.
In the few instances he had an emergency, Doe said girls at the school would laugh at him “because they knew I was trans and made fun of me for having to use the girls’ restroom.”
The teen started taking testosterone during her sophomore year and was told she could use a separate teachers’ bathroom but claimed she would get “looks” from teachers.
In remarks to the Shelby Star, Dr. Deanna Adkins, a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in “adolescent gender care,” said that her patient has suffered medically from the school’s discriminatory policy.
“In addition to the escalation in his anxiety and distress that has resulted from Kings Mountain High School’s refusal to let John access the restroom on equal terms as other boys, John’s kidney function has also been compromised as a result of his lack of access to appropriate restroom facilities,” said Dr. Adkins.
It’s interesting that we would come across this story today. Yesterday, we watched one of the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts called “Life Overtakes Me.” It’s the story of refugees from the former Soviet Union who are seeking asylum in Sweden.
According to the film, when these refugees are denied asylum and face the threat of being sent back to Kazakhstan or wherever, their children magically fall into a coma-like state until the decision is reversed or their applications go through successfully. This mysterious illness is called “Resignation Syndrome,” and the film dutifully shows us three immigrant families whose children are suffering from this Sleeping Beauty-esque illness.
Unlike people who fall into actual comas, none of these children are hospitalized – their families feed them either through IV or by putting mashed food in their mouths and holding their jaws lightly closed until they swallow. The viewer is to believe this is all completely real and not at a ridiculous hoax.
We won’t say that the current transgender movement matches one-to-one with that level of chicanery, but suing a school because you’re a girl who had to use the girls’ bathroom, which caused your kidney problems to get worse? Literally GTFO.
On a hopeful note, maybe America’s SJWs will come down with Resignation Syndrome and give the rest of us a few weeks of peace and quiet.