Trans Student Suspended… For Using Bathroom

A trans girl was suspended for using a bathroom not assigned to her in a Colorado high school, according to this news report. Bathroom use remains a pressing issue for many transpeople, and even people who do not identify as trans but flout gender norms in some visible way can be punished by normative-minded folks. Having more unisex bathrooms is thus an important step in greater gender equality and safety for transpeople and allies.

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Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.