Nope, I’m not talking about the big plastic jugs full of water that is in just about every office in the world. I’m talking about the huge artificial breasts that Ms. Lemieux is wearing to class at Oakville Trafalgar High School near Toronto Canada, where he/she is a teacher.
It appears that before she started to transition from male to female. None of that is an issue for the Halton District School Board, the high school, or the students. The problem is that she has chosen to wear very large prosthetic breasts with protruding nipples. She has also chosen to wear skin-tight shirts (sometimes transparent) and biker shorts. Regardless of her transition, that type of attire is totally unprofessional and goes against community standards and school policy.
Ms. Lemieux has been getting much attention on social media platforms. Videos and photos of her wearing the giant prosthetic breasts in class. One video shows the transgender teacher, with long blonde hair, short tight pants, and a long-sleeved black and white striped shirt, operating a table saw to cut some wood.
However, the Halton District School Board is trying to tread very lightly on this one, so as to not cause further issues. In fact, the board sent a letter to the parents who have a child attending Oakville Trafalgar High School. The letter basically reaffirms the school’s stance on gender, “The HDSB recognizes the rights of students, staff, parents/guardians and community members to equitable treatment without discrimination based upon gender identity and gender expression. Gender identity and gender expression are protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code”.
It seems that some members of the school and the local community, are congratulating Ms. Lemieux for being so bold, while other find it totally inappropriate. I look at it this way, it doesn’t matter that she is trans, if this was a female student or teacher, who was wearing tight and nearly transparent shirts with no bra, the parents would be outraged. She would be deemed “inappropriate” or “distracting”, but the second you throw gender into the mix, then she is “brave” and “courageous”. The LGBTQIA2S+ community defines it as Ms. Lemieux being harassed for expressing her identity. Some of the female students at the school have reported that they not only feel uncomfortable, but they feel mocked, by the over-exaggerated breasts.
I find it totally bizarre, inappropriate, and unprofessional, regardless of her gender, period.