A Wisconsin School District filed a Title IX complaint against three middle school students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using incorrect pronouns when addressing another student.
One Wisconsin mom says her son, 13, was hit with the Title IX sexual harassment complaint for refusing to refer to a non-binary classmate by ‘they/them’ pronouns.
While this sounds like a parody, it’s our reality in 2022 America.
This is unreal. A Wisconsin school district filed a Title IX complaint against 3 middle school students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using incorrect pronouns when addressing another student. pic.twitter.com/GEEjXoEnxW
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 13, 2022
Wisconsin mom says son, 13, was accused of SEXUAL HARASSMENT and hit with Title XI sexual harassment complaint for refusing to refer to non-binary classmate by 'they/them' pronouns#BidensAmerica #CRT #LiberalGrooming https://t.co/gsoFAZklN1 via @MailOnline
— VoiceOfReason🇺🇸 (@Voix_Of_Reason) May 14, 2022
From Daily Mail:
Rosemary Rabidoux hit out after her son Bradon became one of three eighth grade schoolboys at Kiel Middle School subjected to an ongoing probe.
It was triggered after they chose not to use the gender neutral pronoun for their unidentified classmate, who they instead referred to using ‘she’ and her’.
Things appear to have escalated quickly with the school district now filing a Title IX complaint against the students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using the ‘incorrect’ pronouns.
Bradon’s mother, Rosemary said that the district had taken things too far by filing such a complaint.
The Kiel School District sees the refusal of students using particular pronouns to address their fellow pupils as a form of bullying.
‘The KASD prohibits all forms of bullying and harassment in accordance with all laws, including Title IX’ stressing that it will ‘continue to support ALL students regardless of sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity)’
‘(The investigating principal) said he’s being allegedly charged with sexual harassment for not using proper pronouns. I thought it wasn’t real! I thought this has got to be a gag, a joke — one has nothing to do with the other,’ Rabidoux said to ABC4.
One of the alleged incidents that Braden and two others were involved in occurred last month.
‘I immediately went into shock! I’m thinking, sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest,’ Rabidoux added. ‘What has my son done?’
ABC 4 added:
According to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), now defending the accused students, in March, one of their peers announced the pronouns they’d prefer to be addressed as — they/them.
One of the alleged incidents Braden and the others were supposedly involved in happened in late April.
“She had been screaming at one of Braden’s friends to use proper pronouns, calling him profanity, and this friend is very soft-spoken, and kind of just sunk down into his chair,” Rabidoux explained. “Braden finally came up, defending him, saying ‘He doesn’t have to use proper pronouns, it’s his constitutional right to not use, you can’t make him say things.’”
Some say this could show Rabidoux and her son are against the LGBTQ + community.
“Not at all. Not at all!” said Rabidoux. “My children have been raised to love everybody equally.”
Shortly after finding out her son was being investigated, Rabidoux reached out to WILL.
Title IX sexual harassment typically covers things like rape, dating violence, quid pro quo sexual favors; really egregious stuff,” WILL deputy counsel Luke Berg said. “There’s nothing even remotely close to that alleged in this case.”WILL says the misuse of pronouns is not a part of the school district’s policy or Title IX.
“The charge against students for sexual harassment is an extreme abuse of the Title IX process,” said Berg. “It’s totally inappropriate and is totally being mishandled by the school district.”