A California elementary school has been put on blast for allegedly allowing adult males who use “gender neutral” pronouns to sleep in the same cabins as little girls during a school camping trip – all without parents’ knowledge.
Parents of young students at Weaver Elementary School in Los Alamitos, California are incensed after finding out their fifth-grade daughters were made to sleep for three nights in cabins with adult men who use “they/them” pronouns in accordance with their gender “identity.”
“I contacted the school and asked them if they were able to confirm that there was not a man actually sleeping in the same cabin as the girls. They were not able to confirm that,” added parent Rachel Sandoval.
“Per California law, we place staff in cabins they identify with,” Emmi Teige, assistant director of Camp Pali, confirmed.
The report adds parents were not made aware of the co-ed sleeping arrangements before the trip, leading one mom to say she never would have signed off on her daughter going on the trip if she’d known the school’s policy.
“It’s awful that children had to even experience this in fifth-grade camp,” Johnson said. “If I was aware of it and I had initialed something saying this was going to be done at this outdoor science camp, I would have kept my children home.”
Which, beyond the obvious, raises two important points: firstly, it seems apparent that the girls made to sleep in cabins with adult men were at least a bit bewildered by the arrangement, if not downright uncomfortable, considering they thought to tell their parents about the situation after the fact.
Secondly, if the men in question used “gender-neutral” pronouns like “they/them,” then what prompted them to choose to stay in cabins with girls rather than boys? After all, if you don’t “identify” with either the female or male gender, wouldn’t sleeping next to girls be just as contrary to your “gender identity” as bunking with the guys? The notion that biological males who claim to neither be men or women would electively choose to sleep in cabins with little girls raises more than a few questions – and none of them good.
Which is likely why the school opted not to tell parents about the arrangements ahead of time.