Monday, May 11, 2009

A question of privacy

How would you feel if you were forced to change clothes and shower in front of a person of the same sex who you believed to be gay? How would you feel if your minor child were forced to do the same? Suppose your daughter was required to change clothes and shower in a girl's locker room under the watchful eye of female coaches who give every outward appearance of being lesbian. How would that make you feel? How would it make your child feel? Is the school guilty of promulgating the sexual performance of minors? How does the fact that the coach is physiologically female alter the fact that she is sexually attracted to other female bodies? Why does the coach's sexual orientation (perceived or known) not play a role in her ability to get a job in which she is required to watch young girls disrobe? How do you resolve this issue without infringing on either the coach's or the student's rights? How do you enforce discipline without infringing on student modesty? And most importantly, how do you get a school administration that is extremely liberal to do anything about it?


Blogger Jean said...

without going into all the political issues - been there done that. In 10th grade I rather experienced the uncomfortable realization that my "coach" wasn't quite hetero.. But, I could have been wrong. tho I doubt it! That being said, Rorsch - that was nearly 30 years ago.

Still. Ick!

May 11, 2009 4:30 PM  
Blogger IJ Reilly said...

My old high school once had a cross-country teacher that everyone thought was gay. A couple friends joined the team as freshmen, not knowing, or thinking they were open-minded. When they realized that he liked to hang out in the locker room and talk to them while they showered and dressed, guess how many returned to the team as sophmores?

Oh, and the year after we graduated, he died of "complications."

May 17, 2009 11:51 AM  

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