On Tuesday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that as of December first, every single school in the district – including elementary schools – will be required to have genderless bathrooms with the “appropriate signage.” The CPS district is the 3rd largest in the US and includes over 600 schools with a total of over 330,000 students, according to their website.
CPS’ chief title IX officer Camie Pratt made the announcement in a short clip that was tweeted by the district, deceptively billing the move “as a step forward” for “gender equity.” She explained how the district will be providing updated signage to all schools that include phrases like “Men’s +: This restroom has both urinals and stalls. All who feel comfortable are welcome to use this restroom.”
Seriously? “All who feel comfortable?”
Keep in mind, these are going to be in elementary and middle schools.
From the video:
“All CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity.
We will be providing all schools with updated signage that makes our bathrooms more inclusive – it will identify the fixtures available in each restroom and make it clear that all restrooms are open for use by anyone who feels comfortable.
This is an incredibly important step to increase gender equity for all, which is why we will be requiring all schools to post this signage by December first of this school year.
75 percent of Chicago elementary school students do not meet basic proficiency in reading.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 2, 2021
As Christopher Rufo points out, there are a lot better things these so-called ‘educators’ should be doing with their time and the parent’s taxpayer dollars than using young children to further their Marxist gender-theory radicalism.
Colleges are one thing, but high school – let alone middle and elementary school – are not the place for activism.
The new signage is not only ridiculous – who needs it explained that a men’s restroom has a urinal and a stall – but it also specifically targets young children. Some of the images that have replaced the traditional men’s and women’s images – like the one with a rubber ducky – are cartoonish depictions of the gender-theory propaganda designed to appeal to children.
In fact, the only students that are shown in the CPS video appear to be of elementary school age. Naturally, the tyrant who is seen leading a group of masked children down the hall is holding a finger to his mouth to silence the group.
It’s sickening, especially when you consider recent events involving male transgender students using the female restroom in places like Loudoun Country, Virginia – and now these activist educators at CPS are going to require this genderless bathroom nonsense in elementary schools with children as young as 5.
‘Equity’ and ‘inclusion’ have nothing to do with it.
The CPS’ Office of Student Protections and Title IX was the driving force behind the change that includes adding this gender-neutral signage to all 636 schools in the district, even the middle and elementary schools. As they make clear in the video, they are open to feedback and would love to discuss any comments or concerns about this new policy or any others.
They can be reached directly here.