Unfortunately, Louisiana is yet again the subject of how backwards can a society go. They misogyny in this particular story is sickening. Thank you to Never Contrary for inspiring me to write about these events. Louisiana is proving to be a state not safe for women or the LGBTQ community.
Astonishingly enough. young women attending a public school in Louisiana are being policed and profiled. Female students just suspected of possibly being pregnant must submit to a pregnancy test. Here is the real illegal kicker: if the female students refuse the pregnancy test or prove to be pregnant they are kicked out of school. Yes, you just read that correctly. Refusing to submit to the pregnancy test or being pregnant automatically gets one kicked out of school. What are the consequences for the young men that got them pregnant? Oh, of course, NONE.
The Delhi Charter School, in Delhi, Louisiana, is a school that does not believe its female students have a right to education free from discrimination and is in direct violation of Title IX. I guess the United States Constitution is only valid if you are a heterosexual male in the state of Louisiana. Title IX makes it perfectly clear (for those who can read) that schools cannot exclude any student from an education program or activity, “including any class or extracurricular activity, on the basis of such student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery therefrom.” Seems pretty clear to me, but then I don’t have tea bags in my ears or eyes.
One of the many things that I find profoundly dangerous is the message being sent to these young women: you are just an object with no voice, sex is only for men, you must submit to anything men tell you to do or be punished. Thank you Louisiana for bringing us back to the 17th Century. What might be next on your agenda? You certainly have proven this state will support Mitt (I am in control of all vaginas) Romney.