Why are Canadian schools allowing men to advertise their fetishes in the classroom?

Where did you all think this was going? The “transwomen are women” mantra, the “inclusivity” at any cost approach, the laws that demand we allow any male full access to women’s spaces and that we call him ma’am at that? Here. Here is where it was going.

In the past week, news that a teacher named Kayla Lemieux has been teaching his shop classes at Oakville Trafalgar High School in women’s clothing, a blonde wig, and cartoonishly large, prosthetic breasts went viral.

Most normal people were shocked that a professional would parade his pornographic fetish in front of students, never mind be supported by the Oakville school and district school board. Surely, the students had not been the only ones to notice the Manufacturing Technology instructor arriving to work looking this way, yet the school failed to address it.

This is apparently because, as of last year, Lemieux began identifying as a woman. Reduxx reports that one student tweeted, “Last year, the teacher was a man. I don’t think the school can fire him.”

There are many women who began raising the alarm about transgenderism over the past decade (some, for even longer), particularly about its connection to pornography and  fetishism.

Transgenderism, for most men, is not about the invented concept of “gender identity.” There is no such thing as having a “feminine” interior and a male exterior. One cannot be born with or acquire a “feminine” soul. In truth, what most men who now publicly identify as “transwomen” (or simply as “women”) have is a fetish and/or some form of mental illness.

While even many of those critical of the trans trend continue to treat transgenderism as a legitimate concept (that is to say, they believe and speak as though “trans” is a legitimate identity — as though some people in this world truly are the opposite sex “on the inside”), the reality is that, for most men, this is a sexual fetish. These adult “transwomen” are men who are turned on at the thought of themselves as “women,” as well as by moving about in public dressed as such. Part of this fetish is indeed about exhibitionism — being seen dressed “as women” in public.

This was once a practice widely frowned upon, but thanks to progressive politicians, institutions, activists, and members of the public, it has become not only accepted but celebrated. Indeed, progressives have given these men exactly what they wanted: narcissistic supply.

These men have been allowed not only access to female spaces such as change rooms, transition houses, shelters, and prisons, but they have been allowed to take over and dominate conversations about women’s rights and spaces. Even those men who claim to be critical of gender identity ideology prop themselves up as experts — the only ones brave enough to speak out — above and beyond the women who have been fighting this issue from the get go.

Needless to say, what we are facing today could have easily been predicted. This was never about “accepting” those who are different or supporting lesbian and gay rights, now glued to the “T.” This was about allowing men access and dominance. This was about entitled, male bullies forcing the world to bend to their will. And bend we did.

In what universe could we imagine a male teacher doing his job in massive prosthetic breasts, emulating anime porn, with “nipples” protruding, a ridiculous blonde wig, and bike shorts without being laughed (or shamed) out of the classroom?

This one.

It is thanks to Bill C-16 and consequent policies and practices adopted across Canada, preventing “discrimination based upon gender identity and gender expression,” that Kayla Lemieux has been entitled to parade his private sexual fetishes around in public — at work, in a classroom, at that.

Kayla Lemieux

When Rebel News spoke to Curtis Ennis, the Director of Education for the Halton District School Board (who specifies “He/Him” pronouns in his Twitter bio), he told the reporter that the Board is “committed to supporting all of our teachers and staff and students in an environment that upholds their dignity, their gender identity, and their gender expression.”

While there is a dress code for students, the School Board confirmed that it does not apply to staff. In response to the Rebel News reporter, who used correct pronouns to refer to Lemieux, Ennis said, “You keep saying ‘he’… We are being respectful of all our gender identities and gender expressions of all of our staff.”

It is amazing to refer to “upholding dignity” in reference to a man who is embarrassing himself, the school, and his students, as though any of this is “dignified.” But what this all comes down to is institutions upholding the Ontario Human Rights Code, in keeping with Bill C-16, which amended the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. As a result, Lemieux could claim “discrimination” were he to be fired for displaying his “gender identity” at work.

This is why the least dignified scenario imaginable is being defended under the guise of upholding “dignity” and human rights.

In keeping with the gender identity cult, even Canadian media outlets are insisting on defending Lemieux as a “woman,” mocking the outcry as “anti-trans” and those objecting of faking concern for the students.

Lauren O’Neil at BlogTO dared claim this was an issue of women’s rights, writing:

“This is far from the first time that a woman educator has been criticized widely online for wearing something deemed ‘inappropriate’ or ‘distracting’ to work, nor is it the first time that a teacher from the LGBTQIA2S+ community been harassed for expressing their identity.

Just a few weeks ago, an elementary school teacher from New Jersey went viral for having a ‘curvy’ figure, inadvertently soliciting thousands of unwanted sexual advances and insults.”

She’s right, but the problem lies in having defended “gender identity” as a legal concept in the first place, and in insisting that “inclusivity” means accepting and celebrating any and every “identity” and “sexuality” claimed as part of the LGBTQ++ umbrella. It is not necessary to “accept” drag queens in the classroom, nor must we protect the “rights” of men who claim to be women in the public sphere. “Transgenderism” as a legitimate legal concept is the problem — once we say that men who claim to be women are indeed so and cannot be challenged with the truth, all is lost. We cannot protect kids or women if we go along with this charade.

The result is that men with fetishes now dictate who may tweet (and about what), when and where women may have safety and privacy (nowhere), who must be fired should they challenge the men’s identities, on what grounds women must compete in sport (unfair ones!), and what girls must accept at school.

The fact that we are having this conversation at all (and that Lemieux is being protected) is the result of Bill C-16, and due to progressives across the country having supported the notion that one could “identify” as the opposite sex, and must be protected, legally, on those grounds.

Kayla Lemieux is not a “she.” Stop with this nonsense. He is a ridiculous, entitled, inappropriate man with a fetish and anyone who cannot say so is a coward. Calling him “she” is not respectful, it is an insult to all females.

This is the result of society going along with a silly lie everyone knows is just that.

Lemieux may have no shame, but the rest of us should.

Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.