High School

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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. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →

Why We Watch Glee Even Though High School Kinda Sucked

During the conversation between Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste wherein she admits to having “Never Been Kissed,” Mr. Schue says a line that really stuck with me:

“All of us are scarred by high school. Next to our parents, nothing screws us up more. And people like us, we’re stupid enough to come back here and relive that pain every day.” Continue Reading →