KASD charges students with sexual harassment for “misgendering”
Radical gender ideology and its false realities continue to control our schools and our children. The latest case of absurdity from the left demonstrates that they are not giving in to reality any time soon. They are doubling down and using the legal system to enforce their delusion.
Three eighth graders at a Wisconsin school district are being charged with sexual harassment for not using a peer’s preferred pronouns.
Kiel Area School District (KASD) filed a Title IX complaint against three students, claiming that its policies prohibit “all forms of bullying and harassment in accordance with all laws, including Title IX.”
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) is representing the students, who are being sued for using a peer’s biological pronouns instead of his or her preferred pronouns of “they/them.”
“I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son,” said Rosemary Rabidoux, the mother of one of the three students. “I immediately went into shock. I’m thinking sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest. What has my son done?
In reality, Rabidoux’s son had not engaged in sexual harassment at all. He simply exercised his First Amendment right to free speech and is being charged because the left disapproves of that speech.
Thankfully, WILL is arguing that the students’ speech is protected by the First Amendment and that using someone’s biologically correct pronouns does not qualify as sexual harassment.
“School administrators can’t force minor students to comply with their preferred mode of speaking,” said WILL Deputy Counsel Luke Berg. “And they certainly shouldn’t be slapping eighth graders with Title IX investigation for what amounts to protected speech. This is a terrible precedent to set, with enormous ramifications.”
This is a deeply disturbing case in which a school district is attempting to control speech. Further, they are coercing students to speak in a way that is not reflective of reality and is even delusional.
As the left often does, KASD believes the feelings and desires of the minority trump the rights of the majority. They believe one person’s confusion necessitates a mass denial of reality because to them, reality is subject to one’s feelings.
In enforcing their Orwellian newspeak, the left is going so far as to damage the reputation of three minors who made statements aligned with biological reality. This is really what we have come to? It is the right of these students to speak the truth, regardless of how others may react. If this right is denied, respect for human dignity is lost.
Schools are meant to be places where children learn how to seek the truth. Instead, they are learning the opposite, and our country will pay for it.
Hopefully, this case will serve as a lesson to Wisconsin parents. Public schools are not safe places for our children, and we need to stand up and fight back. Wisconsin is a national leader in school choice – learn more about your options and utilize them! Click here to learn more about school choice options in your area or keep in mind the Academy of Excellence Online (AoE) program – which provides an excellent homeschooling opportunity for families in Wisconsin – for next school year. HSLDA is also a helpful resource to learn about homeschooling options in The Badger State.
Please pray that justice is served in this case, not only for these three students but for the sake of reality and free speech throughout Wisconsin.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Kiel Area School District has dropped the charges against the students. This happened because the boys’ parents refused to back down. They have been well represented y our friends at Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Read more HERE.