Once again, the ridiculous kerfuffle about transgender people and public bathrooms has reared its ugly, ill-informed head. This time, Rodney Cavness, Port Neches -Groves ISD superintendent said the following in an interview with Kevin Steele of KBMT-12.
“I got news for President Barack Obama. He ain’t my President and he can’t tell me what to do. That letter (to be released to all public schools tomorrow) is going straight to the paper shredder. I have 5 daughters myself and I have 2,500 girls in my protection. Their moms and dads expect me to protect them. And that is what I am going to do. Now I don’t want them bullied… but there are accommodations that can be made short of this. He (President Obama) is destroying the very fiber of this country. He is not a leader. He is a failure.”
“He ain’t my president.” Ah, Rodney, if only that were the case and you lived somewhere far, far away where you and your small-minded ilk were free to mingle in ignorant bliss.
If a person presents as a boy, then being forced to go into a girl’s restroom would cause more issues that it would solve. In most cases, people are using stalls, so it’s not even really an issue of invasion of privacy.
This is just another case of fear mongering and misinformation. Surely, as a society we should be better than this.
Besides, what exactly are these conservatives doing in public restrooms that they are so scared of? Suddenly, I am a little afraid of sharing a bathroom with them.