In 1987, humorous children's author Louis Sachar wrote a book titled "There's a Boy In the Girl's Bathroom." And while the title had very little to do with the story in the book, it was meant to be shocking enough to capture kids' attention, especially when accompanied with cover art of a boy with a horrified expression on his face.
But now kids and their parents are expected to treat such a thing as normal, healthy, and worthy of special encouragements and protections.
According to ABC affiliate WXYZ, Matt Stewart's son knew something was wrong when a girl walked into his bathroom without question, and he told his dad about it.
Matt wasn't happy about and said he wasn't notified by the school beforehand about the change. His son said that after he expressed discomfort with having a girl share his bathroom, school staff told him to either stand closer to the urinal when using it or to use the school's single-occupancy, unisex bathroom instead.
He said, “My child is now facing the humiliation of choosing to either risk exposing himself to a student of the opposite sex or going to a separate facility. I think there needs to be a solution where every child is comfortable."
In response, he and his wife took their three sons out of the Howell, Michigan school.
Matt explained, “As parents, we decided we were not going to force our children to make the decision between confusion, humiliation, and embarrassment."
The school responded by saying it was simply following the Obama administration's recent directive that all public school open their bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports team to people based off their "gender identity" rather than their biological sex.
Will you do the same if your school soon complies too?