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Vermont High School Girls Volleyball Team Banned From Locker Room For Objecting To Changing With Biological Male

Vermont High School Girls Volleyball Team Banned From Locker Room For Objecting To Changing With Biological Male

“I feel like for stating my opinion — that I don’t want a biological man changing with me — that I should not have harassment charges or bullying charges. They should all be dropped.”

Members of the girls volleyball team at the high school in Randolph, Vermont have been banned from their own locker room for not wanting to change in front of a transgender student who is a biological male.

We’ve seen this same scenario play out time and time again.

WCAX News reports:

Randolph High School investigating gender locker room dispute

Randolph High Schools girl’s volleyball team has been banned from its own locker room while school officials investigate a conflict involving a transgender student on the team.

Vermont education policy says students can play sports and use the locker room corresponding to their gender. But some members of the Randolph girl’s volleyball team objected to having a transgender teammate in the room while they were changing.

“It’s a huge thing. Everyone’s asking, ‘So, why aren’t you allowed in the locker room?’” said Blake Allen, who along with her fellow teammates are currently barred from using the locker room after some of the girls on the team objected to allowing a transgender player in the girl’s locker room.

“My mom wants me to do this interview to try to make a change,” Allen said. “I feel like for stating my opinion — that I don’t want a biological man changing with me — that I should not have harassment charges or bullying charges. They should all be dropped.”

Allen says that the dispute started when the trans student made an inappropriate comment while members of the volleyball team were getting changed. She says her issue is not with having the trans student on the team or at school, but specifically in the locker room. “There are biological boys that go into the girl’s bathroom but never a locker room,” Allen said.

Why are high school girls forced to deal with this?

Jordan Boyd of The Federalist has more on this:

When players and their parents raised concerns about teen girls sharing intimate spaces with someone of the opposite sex, the school told them state law allows for students claiming to be transgender to use whichever bathrooms and locker rooms they desire. The school is also investigating whether the team violated the school’s harassment, hazing, and bullying policy.

In addition to threatening punishment for students for speaking up about their discomfort, school administrators claimed that girls who do not want to share their protected space with the opposite sex should go out of their way to “change in privacy.”

“They want all the girls who feel uncomfortable — so pretty much 10 girls — to get changed in a single stall bathroom, which would take over 30 minutes. Where if one person got changed separately, it would take a minute, like no extra time,” Allen said.

In that same email to parents, high school officials said their investigation will primarily focus on allegations that the girls harassed the transgender student even though the school’s harassment policy specifically bars the kind of inappropriate comments the male student allegedly made.

Remember in the 2012 election when Democrats accused Republicans of waging a war on women?

What would they call this?

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Comments

Now Vt after RI and NH! What is wrong with New England? Parents, it’s all up to you.

    gonzotx in reply to Whitewall. | October 2, 2022 at 10:13 am

    It’s up to everyone, including the students

    If the schools want transgenders on girls teams the girls should quit and form
    Their own teams
    Hard work but necessary till they vote these idiots out!

    livefreeorpie1791 in reply to Whitewall. | October 2, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Elections have consequences. This is what New Englanders want, this is what they voted for. However- laws like these – and any convictions under them – are likely subject to challenge under the first amendment. Freedom of speech and assembly are still the law of the land. The right to privacy is also a fundamental right. Challenge this with motions to dismiss, interlocutor appeals, It should all pan out.

      paracelsus in reply to livefreeorpie1791. | October 2, 2022 at 3:54 pm

      Everyone is jumping up and down screaming: “Vote ’em out! “Vote ’em out.!” but I think this last election proved to anyone with a greater-than-room-temperature IQ that we no longer have valid elections in this country.

      Freedom of assembly? Does that mean any boy is invited into the girls’ locker room if some girl in there wants him there? Or that it’s somehow different if he has no girl allies, is this how we decide who goes in which locker room? I don’t think your argument works.

    henrybowman in reply to Whitewall. | October 2, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    VT has long been populated by granola-swilling greenies who see no problem returning an avowed Communist to the US Senate indefinitely. As far as I have been able to determine, the curiously liberal state of their gun laws is due solely to experimental error or perhaps cosmic radiation.

      oliver shank in reply to henrybowman. | October 3, 2022 at 10:03 am

      Vermont is similar to New York in that Burlington and the few cities outvote the rest of the state. It has a population density of 68 per square mile.

    txvet2 in reply to Whitewall. | October 2, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Yeah, you’d think that the state that has been sending Bernie Sanders to Congress for decades would have been way out in front of NH and RI.

    Taxpayer in reply to Whitewall. | October 3, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Democrat war against women continues.

    JoAnne in reply to Whitewall. | October 3, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Get your kids out of government schools.

    artichoke in reply to Whitewall. | October 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    I don’t know the law, but the school is saying it is just following the law. A parents’ group could not change it, it needs the lawmaking process or court rulings.

    The girl said she wants charges against her dropped. Is she facing charges already? Not knowing what happened but that seems excessive and more than is legally required.

      Tionico in reply to artichoke. | October 4, 2022 at 2:03 am

      Law that is not enacted in full agreement with the “supreme law of the land” (which is the US and the specific STATE constitutions is null, void, of none effect, and should be disregarded.
      The Fourth Article of Ammendment to the US Constitution guarantees to all that we will be “secure in our persons houses papers and effects”. This yung WOMAN has been made insecure in her person, being pressured or coerced into performing activities she believes threaten her person. SHE made no choice being born a woman. This misfit person masquerading as a “woman” has done so solely by HIS OWN CHOICE. He has chosen to put himself at risk, and nowis attempting to force others to mitigate HIS risk by sacrificing their own. Not right, and the dweebs at the school KNOW
      it.
      My child never would have been enrolled in that school but if she were, I’d be raising an YUUUUGE stink about her rights toprovacy and security being violated, and for the false charges laid against her threatening her person and reputation.
      When this is all behind everyone the parents MUST move to dump the school “uffishulls” behind this. What, none of them have the integrity to stand up for what is true and right? No thye’d rather blame their incompetence and perversion on this yuong WOMAN instead of on the male at the bottom of it all. The fact he’s been harassing the ladies of the team as he invades their space puts him fully on the wrong side of this. Yet he skates free……

She should very much have a problem with boys on a girls team

Dumb begets dumber and begets this crap

Stand up for women’s sports or be destroyed

Real women play women’s sports only!

    Dimsdale in reply to gonzotx. | October 2, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Just bring back the word “sex” and dump any references to “gender.” The term “gender” is now just a construct, and in some cases, a way to get attention.

    Using sex as a determinant, and having to verify that if you are a girl, you have all the necessary parts, functional or not. If one wants to go through the operations/hormone treatments, and “become” a girl, then it would be far more acceptable than some johnson-wielding self declared “girl” wandering around a room full of naked or partially clothed women. That rape by alleged transexual boy in VA should be instructive.

    That said, none of this nonsense belongs in high school. Only deluded, alleged adults should be causing this kind of uproar, not children.

      Tionico in reply to Dimsdale. | October 4, 2022 at 2:06 am

      That rape by alleged transexual boy in VA should be instructive.

      BOTH of the rapes this pervert committed. One at the fist school before he got “transferred” in secret to the second school, then the second one he committed there.

      He should be JAIL for felony rape, two counts at least.
      WHERE are those responsible for justice, and the security of their “customers”?

Congratulations for the girls VB team for speaking out.

need every school team to do the same.

Note that embracing the mentally ill mutilating their bodies is evil – same as worshiping josef mengelee

    LeftWingLock in reply to Joe-dallas. | October 2, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    I would bet that the vast majority (i.e., over 80%) of men dressing as women and playing women’s sports have no intention of having their junk cut off or of taking female hormones, etc. They just do it for (a) attention and (b) because they are wacked out.

      Joe-dallas in reply to LeftWingLock. | October 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm

      I have to disagree
      The transgender is the new fad in pyschology, – the new lobotomy. psychotrists pushing transgender as the new thing to cure a persons mental illness.

        Dimsdale in reply to Joe-dallas. | October 2, 2022 at 9:35 pm

        Then let’s stop feeding anorexics so they can be “cured” as well.

        Psychology is one of those soft sciences that is far more fiction than fact.

nordic prince | October 2, 2022 at 10:46 am

Real women should refuse to play in any competition in which fake “women” are allowed to compete.

Boycott these farces, and let the fake “women” compete against each other.

Starve the beast.

    Are travel teams as an option to HS teams. Maybe the girls can still get recruited playing on a travel team. They can boycott this madness without losing the opportunity to play sports.

      henrybowman in reply to r2468. | October 2, 2022 at 2:23 pm

      Unfortunately, non-school teams don’t count the same way against the required “after-school activities” quota when these kids apply to colleges.

        gonzotx in reply to henrybowman. | October 2, 2022 at 2:43 pm

        Are you kidding me? Traveling teams count MUCH more to colleges!
        They hardly look at HS anymore

        My daughter was recruited at D1 basketball clearly from her traveling team, it where you get noticed along with the camps

        Doesn’t matter. Do what’s right.
        Which of the girls means refusing to play with males in women’s sports. Nothing more complicated than that.

        Tionico in reply to henrybowman. | October 4, 2022 at 2:11 am

        Friend’s daughter played non-schoolrelate Select Youth Soccer starting as young as they’d let her. In her high school senior year two different scouts from nearby Universities had tagged her as a recruit for their universitie’s award winning teams. She was offered a full ride scholarship solely on the basis of her long involvement in the non-school youth league footie. I’ve watched her on the pitch… she is amazing. Easily All Star of National Team material, perhaps Olympic as well. She had NO after school activities connected with the school she actually attended.

          Tionico in reply to Tionico. | October 4, 2022 at 2:14 am

          and I’ve no doubt in my mind if SHE had been confronted with such a situatuon in the ladies’ locker room’showers, she’d have taken firm and decisive action, most likelyinvolving some of her teammates, to deal with this invasion of their privacy. I can see her leading her teammates in courteously escorting the offensive male and his “equipment” right out of that room. Might even let HIM put his britches back on before he’s forced out in public. IF he decided to cooperate.

In the name of equity, normal people with normal thoughts and normal feelings must be punished!

    Dimsdale in reply to irv. | October 2, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    “Equity” demands all the formerly evil “-isms” to function, rather than eliminate them.

SeekingRationalThought | October 2, 2022 at 11:15 am

I hope that the Dem’s keep this up. Not only does this help conservative candidates in the upcoming election, It’s changing the culture. And not in the way the Dem’s think. While it may not be “cool” to be conservative , YET, many are beginning to admire the courage and honesty of those standing up to the totalitarian left. That’s how movements build and counter-cultures get established. So, while I’m sorry these girls have to go though something this stupid, it’s a good thing for the rest of us and the nation as a whole.

What most Democrats who might complain don’t put 2 and 2 together is they voted for this.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to Skip. | October 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    like the lady who moved to Portland because she liked the progressive policies, and then is MOST upset at the crime on her doorstep? And then she cried when the mayor laughed at her. Sorry lady, I also laugh at you.

    Another Voice in reply to Skip. | October 2, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    And why it will never come up with the number ‘4’.
    The Democrats have entitled the progressive left to speak and set their platform. That has created policies which focus solely on equity and immediate implementation. They do not stop to think of origination in context of the here and now and have lesser understanding of weighing possible outcomes or adverse outcomes. The Democrats are building their platform on a base of sand and will not favor longevity. We are at that pivot point now. The upcoming election is going to see a yaw to the right both at federal and state legislative levels which will be the beginning to a slow 180 over the coming 8 year voting cycle. A recession can change a lot of things, perhaps even the minds of the progressive left supporters,

      I do hope. Live in Pa and Fetterman is a walking Marxist disaster, yet see lots of lawn signs for him. Good thing it’s not overwhelming so have hope the silent majority is on the right side

In High School the girls are under 18. Volleyball is extracurricular but children are required to attend school so that seems different than accepting a scholarship to U Penn. This school system has a duty to protect these girls.

    artichoke in reply to r2468. | October 3, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Apparently it has a legal duty to let this boy into the same locker room. Maybe someone who knows the applicable law can clarify. It’s not shown that there’s any risk to the girls, it’s all about verbal stuff from the sound of it, both ways.

      Tionico in reply to artichoke. | October 4, 2022 at 2:24 am

      It’s not shown that there’s any risk to the girls,

      WHAT ARE YOU ON ABOUT (yes I am shouting…..)
      These ladies, still young enough to be “children”, are forced to expose themselves to a MAN in the very space in which they expect privacy.

      Further, verbal abuse IS a form of assault, which can (and perhaps SHOULD) be prosecuted.

The girls should quit the team. While it’s fun to play volleyball, there are other ways to have fun and get some exercise. We wanted girls to have access to team sports because of the leadership and cooperative skills sports build. In this case, quitting the team as a group is a better lesson in leadership than allowing themselves to be bullied into sharing their intimate spaces with a sexually confused young man. There is a way out. Just refuse to play both games- volleyball and transgender terrorism.

    MrPeabody in reply to elliesmom. | October 2, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Well, I think that is the obvious thing to do. I wonder if they will do it.

      Capsaicin_Addict in reply to MrPeabody. | October 2, 2022 at 8:51 pm

      Easier said than done. Those girls may be angling for scholarships, and there’s no guarantee the school won’t retaliate anyways.

      I agree with you, but it’s easy for us to talk big when we don’t have to make the hard decisions.

        Don’t forget: the “men” will push out the real women and take the scholarships, which the woke colleges will be more than happy to dole out.

        “…but it’s easy for us to talk big when we don’t have to make the hard decisions.”

        Oh horseshit. Most grown ups have had to make hard decisions a time or two in life. Making those is part of growing up.

    InEssence in reply to elliesmom. | October 3, 2022 at 12:41 am

    No, probably not a “sexually confused young man”, but rather a high school boy who wants to seek naked girls. When I was in HS, a number of young men risked death to take part in that.

Antifundamentalist | October 2, 2022 at 12:47 pm

not even 10 years ago, it would have been considered common sense that a woman should not be forced to share a “safe space” with someone of the opposite sex. Someone with intact male genitalia should never be considered “female.

Please stop using the redundancy “biological male.” The word is just “male” or “man.” There IS no other kind of male than the biological kind. There is no such thing as a non-biological male. By continuing to use terms such as “biological male” and “cismale” (i.e. normal male), you buy into the woke notion that normality is abnormal. Normality is not what requires the modifiers. If someone wants to prance around pretending to be male, but is not, then feel free to call it a “non biological male.” Otherwise, it’s just “male.”

    cis-

    word-forming element meaning “on the near side of, on this side,” from Latin preposition cis “on this side” (in reference to place or time), related to citra (adv.) “on this side,” from PIE *ki-s, suffixed form of root *ko-, the stem of demonstrative pronoun meaning “this.” Opposed to trans- or ultra-.

    Gender is sex-correlated attributes: masculine and feminine. Cisgender is trans/homosexual or sexual orientation that selects the same sex. Trans- refers to a state or process of divergence from normal. Ultra- to trans/bisexuals as case of aborting the baby, cannibalizing her profitable parts, sequestering her carbon pollutants, and have her, too.

    Originally only of place, sometimes 19c. of time; 21c. of life situations (such as cis-gender, which is attested by 2011).

    Transgender conversion therapy through medical, surgical, or psychiatric corruption of the individual and society.

      Durak Kazyol in reply to n.n. | October 3, 2022 at 8:43 am

      Gender properly applies to nouns, not human beings. Sex applies to human beings, just as it does to other life forms that reproduce sexually. For humans, like all other mammals, there are two basic categories, male and female. These are genetically determined.

      There are a few very uncommon instances of genetic defect where a person isn’t XX or XY, but this is not transgenderism.

      The left’s gender categories are confusion designed to tear down bourgeois capitalist ethics and institutions. They are intent on destroying Western society in order to free us a build build utopia, even if it kills us.

    henrybowman in reply to Marco100. | October 2, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    It all depends. If you’re writing in a place where wokesters may read, you don’t want to be less than 100% clear we’re talking about real males, not their concept of males.

    paracelsus in reply to Marco100. | October 2, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    It doesn’t matter what kind of genitalia you have; if you have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, you’re male; if you have two X chromosomes, you’re female. Agreed, there are some oddities/accidents – an almost immeasurable percentage.
    If this she/he/she can prove two X chromosomes, let it in the locker room; I don’t even want to see what it’s got between its legs.

    Dimsdale in reply to Marco100. | October 2, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Agreed. We can’t let them set the rules. That way lies disaster.

    Thank you, Marco100. In my book, you’re Marco1000.

    Every so often someone must provide clarity by standing back and stating the obvious. It was much needed. Well done!

So to be clear, the GIRLS are now banned from the GIRLS LOCKER ROOM because a BOY with a FUCKING PENIS was in the room and making lewd comments about them while they were changing.

    Yes. But, as has been pointed out by others here, the parents of the girls on the volleyball team VOTED for this. They should not be heard to express surprise or dissatisfaction at woke decisions and policies advanced by the woke persons for whom they voted. In a democratic sense, it is now SO important that these parents fully enjoy the fruits of their own electoral choices. We have the relatively good fortune to observe the reaction of the girls’ parents as the foot of their elected officials is on their necks. I guess that elections DO have consequences.

      Evil Otto in reply to Q. | October 4, 2022 at 5:24 am

      Even in a solidly blue state there are numerous conservatives, independents, and others who don’t agree with the elected rules. While most voted for it, not all the parents did.

Binary sex, simulated gender perhaps sexual orientation, trans/homosexual could be a mitigating factor in a dual-sex environment.

    JackinSilverSpring in reply to n.n. | October 2, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Can you please say that in simple English? As stated, your comment sounds like gobbledygook.

    Evil Otto in reply to n.n. | October 3, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Now who can argue with that? I think we’re all indebted to n.n. for clearly stating what needed to be said. I’m particularly glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic academic gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

Democrats and people who vote for them are INSANE!

Yes they are

We are being governed by the most insane people who scream the loudest

“Why are high school girls forced to deal with this?”

Because their parents keep sending them to the government schools.

Imagine minor girls punished for not wanting to shower with boys. That is exactly what is happening it seems

I wonder if the girls have tried different phrasing.

Instead of “I don’t want him changing with me” say “I don’t feel safe changing with him in the locker room.” Especially if he’s made inappropriate comments.

Or, if they legally have to, let him use the locker room, just not while the girls are in there.

Fromage Du Nord | October 3, 2022 at 3:47 am

Have some cajones, girls, and quit the team.

The resolution is that the 10 girls have to now change in a single privacy stall. It was not at all even thought about to have the boy change in that privacy stall, probably because to have made him use it would have been “othering” although making the girls use it is not.

“Greatest good for the greatest number” always was a pile of carp.

A Punk Named Yunk | October 3, 2022 at 10:47 am

Fromage Du Nord suggested they all quit the team.

I can’t locate the author of this quote: I’d as soon be hanged for a thief as a beggar.

Well, if they’re being charged with harassment and bullying anyway, how about they go whole-hog? Wait for him to get naked, since he (not zhe) seems to like being in that state, then physically toss him (not zhim) out of the locker room. True, that is bullying, but they’re being charged with that anyway; might as well deserve it.

Maybe ask him when his last period was; he may be pregnant.

They now have exposure of what is happening….When are the parents going to step up and file a lawsuit against the school/state? Until someone with standing starts to challenge these laws they are not going to change.

    Problem is parents could retaliated against by threat of job loss, or an expensive legal fight w/the school district having near bottomless pockets. Unless of course, some organization (s) take up the fight for them.

Still protecting the “trans” student, both his identity and the offensive statement he made.

Current D motto: Bros before hos.