A Philadelphia high school student who was required to share bathrooms with members of the opposite sex was reportedly told by a school administrator to “tolerate it” and “make it as natural as possible.”
“It’s amazing to think that one quick trip to the bathroom can change your life,” the student, Alexis Lightcap, began an op-ed for The Inquirer, published on Thursday.
“I was a junior in high school when I ducked into the girls’ room at school one day to find … a boy. I froze. Three years at this particular school, and that had never happened to me before,” she explained.
“The girls’ bathroom had always been the girls’ getaway place — a place for privacy, mostly, but also a little refuge — a place to get away from boys, maybe talk about boys, but not meet boys.”
The scene occurred at Boyertown Area Senior High School, and concerns the Doe v. Boyertown Area School District case of parents and students protesting against the district’s decision to allow male-born students who identify as females into girl’s bathrooms, and vice versa.
Lightcap writes that she told a teacher, and then the principal about what happened, but staff did nothing to adress her concerns.