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Pushback: Pennsylvania HS students stage walk-out protesting rule allowing boys inside girls’ bathrooms

A little child shall lead them, by James Johnson
“A little child shall lead them,” painting by James L. Johnson.

Bring a gun to a knife fight: On September 22, 2023 hundreds of students attending high school in Pennsylvania’s Perkiomen Valley School District walked out of classes in protest when the local school board refused to pass a new rule that would forbid boys from using the girls’ bathroom.

The school board had voted against the rule earlier in the week. According to superintendent Dr Barbara Russell it rejected the rule because of its own “anti-discrimination code which states gender identity is a protected class.”

To put it in plain English, the law now allows transvestites or cross-dressing boys to leer at young girls while they go to the bathroom, and no one can do anything about it.

The students in these high schools however did not agree, and made that disagreement quite clear in their protest. I strongly suspect that even when they return to class, there is going to be an organized effort to protect the girls from such perversion. Note this quote:

“Kids were upset. Girls… we wanted to protect them. They were upset. They didn’t want men in their bathroom,” John Ott, who organized the walkout, told FOX News on Monday.

His mother Stephanie accused the district of only protecting transgender students and not looking at the “whole picture.”

“The safety of females is so important and these students that stood out that walked out, they are to be commended. They have courage and they exercise their First Amendment rights. This is about protecting our children and our privacy and boys and girls. It’s simple biology.” [emphasis mine]

I can imagine that these students will soon organize a patrol whereby a male student will always be stationed at the door to the girls’ bathroom, making sure only girls enter. I also expect that within the social community of the young at these schools, it is also going to be made very clear to every cross-dressing boy that if it is discovered he used the girl’s bathroom, he will pay for it. And if the queers complain, too bad. They have the right to make believe they are not what they are, but they have no right to force that perversion of reality on others.

More significant for the future however is who organized this protest, and why. First, there is no doubt that the queer agenda in schools has being pushed by the left and the Democratic Party. That political decision however is beginning to have far-reaching and negative consequences for that party. As I noted in 2022,

For what might be the first time ever, the Democratic Party for the past two years has imposed policies that have directly impacted the young in the most odious ways. It has closed schools, shut down sports and all after-school activities, prohibited children from gathering with their friends, imprisoned and isolated them in their homes, and forced them to wear stupid masks in the most absurd situations.

For the first time, the Democratic Party has taken actions that has broken its long-held ties to this large future voting block. Young people are suddenly experiencing the same types of painful oppression from leftist policies that businesses and land owners have experienced for decades. And they apparently don’t like it.

That essay in 2022 was focused on the insane mask and lockdown policies during the COVID epidemic that harmed the young directly. Since then the Democrats have kept up their insane game, forcing women to compete with men while demanding the girls and men use the same lockerrooms and pushing pornography in school libraries. As I noted in 2022, the young really despise these policies, and they demonstrated that disgust forcefully in Pennsylvania last week.

This situation is going to make a lot of these young students hate the Democratic Party, when in the past they would have become Democrats quite automatically. No longer. In the past three years a recent survey has shown that boys have been trending to the right in large numbers. And while that same survey showed girls trending left, I wonder how real or solid that shift can be when you consider what the left is subjecting these girls to in Pennsylvania.

The consequences in future elections — assuming future elections are run properly — could be profound. For the first time ever, the Democrats are repeatedly imposing policies that do harm to this once reliable new voting block. As a result, they are thus guaranteeing that it will become less reliable.

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  • Milt

    As Robert suggests toward the end of his observations, there are generational effects at work here, exactly as described in Neil Howe’s recently published The Fourth Turning is Here.

    While I am not certain that his recurring generations and seasonal cycles approach is the only profitable way of looking at how history proceeds, it certainly seems to ring true in many instances, and it provides a useful intellectual framework for making sense of a broad range of disparate data, connecting dots, and making predictions about probable outcomes. In this case, after growing up in our current “winter” Crisis period, these Pennsylvania high school kids — and those who follow closely after them — will go on to become part of the young adult “Hero” generation who will be instrumental in ushering in the new High in the coming “spring.”

    As this cogent review in City Journal makes clear, Prof Howe does seem to be hedging his bets about just what kind of a “next America” the new generation will create.

    That is, will the coming, post-Crisis High be marked by the kind of authoritarian, globalist dystopia that seems foreshadowed by the current trajectory of events, or will it be characterized by a return to the kinds of conservative values that are championed on this site?
    And what, if anything, can we do to influence the outcome?

    At any rate, welcome to “winter” / the Crisis and all of the societal ills that attend it.

  • Ferris

    The Left cares about women’s rights and girls’ rights only when it is convenient and beneficial. Otherwise, the Left has not the slightest concern for their health and welfare.

    Absolutely disgusting.

  • Ladyhobbit

    I live in Pennsylvania, and I have never heard this story. Our news media are appalling. Thank goodness for bloggers!

  • Related, it’s got pigs, it’s got politics, and it relates to children:


    “Let’s give the perversion, corruption and mind manipulation psyops of American politics and their handmaidens in their radical “progressive” media a rest for at least one day. ”

    …….Read the rest, and don’t forget to share with a friend on Facebook and other Social Media platforms.

  • markedup2

    Milt, I’m very much of two minds about that theory. He does a _great_ job of defending it, but I don’t know enough about history to know if he’s right or if he’s cherry picking data. It reeks of determinism and psychohistory, but just because I don’t like either one doesn’t mean they’re not true.

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