What could possibly be the harm in “stating your pronouns” and pretending that gender is a matter of identification, not biological reality.
Another reminder, that I suspect some of the parents never expected, that pronouns have consequences.
The parents say their fifth-grade girls told them some of the biologically male counselors at Camp Pali in San Bernardino who use they/them pronouns spent three nights sleeping in cabins with the young girls.
“Per California law, we place staff in cabins they identify with,” Emmi Teige, assistant director of Camp Pali, confirmed.
That simple. This is the way that prisons and sports work. Why wouldn’t schools, not just high schools, work the same way?
“It’s awful that children had to even experience this in fifth-grade camp,” Johnson said. “If I was aware of it and I had initialed something saying this was going to be done at this outdoor science camp, I would have kept my children home.”
The same system that isn’t going to tell parents that their kids are being pressured into changing gender and getting irreversible hormone therapy that will destroy their bodies is not about to tell them that males are sleeping in their cabins.