Brandon Showalter (Christian Post): Teen girl urges adults to stop being ‘cowardly,’ protect kids by speaking out against trans policies. (Showalter is obsessed with transgender persons.)
According to the narrative:
Jolene Grover, 14, told members of the school board last week that their policy of allowing males into girls’ private spaces, such as restrooms and locker rooms, is an affront to female students.
Sporting a green T-shirt that read “Woman is female,” the now-homeschooled student who was previously enrolled in a Louden [sic] County public school told the board members: “Everyone knows what a boy is — even you.”
“Your policies are dangerous and rooted in sexism. Boys are reading erotica in the classrooms next to girls, and you want to give them access to girls’ locker rooms, and you want to force girls to call those boys ‘she,’” she said in her remarks, as reported by the New York Post.
I am not going to denigrate a kid. Suffice it to say that transgender girls pose a danger to to no one. Jolene is unable — or unwilling — to make a distinction between a boy and a trans girl.
It’s all quite understandable because of Jolene’s upbringing. Mom, Natassia Grover, is remarkably transphobic. The elder Ms. Grover is a co-founder of Parent and Child Loudoun. That organization is dedicated to “alerting” parents about every LGBTQ related book in school libraries.
Presumably no one has informed those folks that gender identity and sexual orientation are not contagious.
Their other hobby is smearing transgender people. Oh, they have a whole section of their website devoted to trans denial.
The information they provide is from the usual conservative Christian crackpots; from Walt Heyer to Katy Faust and Ryan T. Anderson. It also attempts to pass off American College of Pediatricians (a tiny anti-LGBTQ hate group) as a legitimate professional organization.
Grover is also a member of a little anti-transgender hate group called Hands Across the Aisle.
But where Natassia Grover really shines is her May, 2019 post to Heritage Foundation’s blog. Ms. Grover was profoundly disturbed that:
“This is a display of the literal meaning of transphobia.”
- Transgender women (whom she refers to as “men”) were possibly using the women’s locker room at her pool and;
- that Congress was considering the Equality Act.
The poor thing was absolutely terrified:
As we move into the summer months, I already do not feel safe taking my children to my Loudoun County pool—not just because the peeping Tom is still at large, but because of what I discovered about our local community center.
If I cannot be confident that my children and I will be safe in a female-only space, where else are we supposed to go?
That “peeping Tom” was a “a naked man walking around the women’s locker room was seen peeping at a girl inside one of the shower stalls.”
According to local news:
Don’t get me wrong. A peeping Tom is a legitimate concern. However, the existence of a peeping Tom has absolutely no connection to transgender accommodations.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Having said that, I cannot find a single case where a transgender female has endangered a cisgender female. In the myriad of polemics attacking transgender persons, I have yet to see anyone citing a real case.
Getting back to young Jolene Grover it is easy to understand why the kid withdrew from public school due to the possibility that a trans girl would use her facilities.
This is a display of the literal meaning of transphobia.