The following is an excerpt from Just The News.
Wisconsin middle school is charging three boys with sexual harassment for calling a classmate the "incorrect pronouns."
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) wrote a letter to Kiel Area School District administrators urging them to drop the Title IX complaint and investigation against the eighth graders.
The complaint in March began after the boys used a biologically correct pronoun when speaking about a classmate rather than using "they/them," the pronouns the student prefers.
"I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son," Rosemary Rabidoux, a parent of one of the boys, told Fox 11.
"I immediately went into shock. I’m thinking, sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest," she said. "What has my son done?"
The principal told Rabidoux her son is facing sexual harassment charges for not using proper pronouns.
"I thought it wasn’t real. I thought this has got to be a gag, a joke – one has nothing to do with the other," she said.
District superintendent Brad Ebert defended the school in a statement to ABC 2. (Continued)
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Stephen Triesch says
"The complaint in March began after the boys used a biologically correct pronoun when speaking about a classmate rather than using "they/them," the pronouns the student prefers. "
So, the school is punishing the students for refusing to lie about the person's gender and refusing to use improper grammar, i.e., refusing to use a plural pronoun for a single person.
I’ll give them a pronoun….kook
Imagine how confusing this is to a kid, in school learning proper grammar, being punished for not using incorrect pronouns. Not simply punished, but being accused of a heinous crime. How traumatizing will this be to these guys?
David R. says
How did the complainant refer to their "victim"? My "son" would be incorrect if the child identifies as something other than male. My "child" would be incorrect if the entity identifies as something other than human. It seems that any singular noun would be incorrect if the entit(ies) insist on being called "they/them". I can't imagine how the complainant would even begin to make the complaint using the English language as we know it.