Marquel, TPVs N.Y. Times Girls and Boys Together on the Sidewalks Of New York Section correspondent was spending the afternoon alone in the kids’ playground section of Tompkins Square Park, when Chroshondola asked him to read N.Y.Times: Illinois District Violated Transgender Student’s Rights, U.S. Says.
The student, who identifies as a girl, had not been allowed to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions. Apparently she has identified as a girl since toddlerhood. She plays girls sports and is always treated as a female. But when suiting up for soccer, she must use a bathroom or a curtain in the locker room.
The coach disagreed, “you can’t have a locker room with stalls. That’s not a locker room. At best it’s a changing room.” She rolled up the towel in her hands and proceeded to flick it at me, or rather my nether quarters.
She smiled. “Exactly. That’s what a locker room is for. Everyone naked together. Team spirit.” She said.
“I’d say it’s impossible.” She said, flicking the towel randomly around the room.
“Don’t be ridiculous. They all play in full uniforms. That’s the point of the locker room.” She said.
“No to get dressed.” She said.
“Naked to initiate it, towel flicking to build it, and then when they’re dressed and leaving, pats on the butt and some derogatory comments about the ugliest girl. Unless she’s really a good player, then you tease whatever gay girl who has come out.” She said.
“You lose. No team cohesion, no good plays and no fun without teasing someone lesser than you.” She said.
“Yes I know. I intend to.” She flicked a passing student. The girl cried out, giggled, and fled. “She’s my favorite,” she explained.
“Yes legally I think we’re fine. Sportswise we’re perfect. Just a few logistical problems.” She said. I raised my eyebrows. “All the boys in junior high school and up are coming to school in skirts, falsies and sweaters, claiming to be transgender.”
“Our lawyer says we have to.” She said.
“Not exactly. As soon as they start flooding in, I start flicking them out.” She said.
“With all except the cheerleaders boyfriends. They say they like having them around. They even want stalls. I said no, never.” She said.