Okay, this really bothers me.
Yes, an elementary school in Southern California organized this camping trip.
And what KTLA doesn't really get across in this tweet as well as in the headline itself is that the parents are completely outraged; outraged because their 11-year-old daughters were housed overnight, for three nights, with some bros who use they/them pronouns.
Now, I don't give two hoots about the pronouns here. Go ahead, do your thing, persons. It's California. Be free.
But once those pronouns start having an impact on my child's life, that's when I have a problem.
See, traditionally—I know, people hate that word—but traditionally you'd see the girls being housed with the female counselors and the boys being housed with the men. That's usually how these things go. But in the Clown State of California, well, you can probably guess what their policy is.
"Per California law, we place staff in cabins they identify with," Emmi Teige, assistant director of Camp Pali, confirmed.
Yes, so now in the name of inclusion we have to allow men to sleep in the same cabin as little girls.
The parents say their fifth-grade girls told them some of the biologically male counselors at Camp Pali in San Bernardino who use they/them pronouns spent three nights sleeping in cabins with the young girls.
Again, in this instance I really don't care about the dudes' pronouns. Just don't use your pronouns to get close to my little girl while she sleeps. That's just creepy.
And these parents have every right to be upset. There was no warning of this little sleeping arrangement. However, being in California, these parents really shouldn't have been surprised by this.
Here's one parent's take:
"If I was aware of it and I had initialed something saying this was going to be done at this outdoor science camp, I would have kept my children home."
Yeah, I'd have done the same.
Some of the best times I had growing up were at camp. So were yours, I bet. Camp is a place where you're free. You're learning things you'd never learn while sitting at a desk in school. It's the perfect place to escape and refresh the mind.
And now in California they're ruining that experience.
Ruining it for "inclusion."
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