For the past few months, a trans woman has been working as a high school teacher in Canada.
It provoked strong reactions from students and parents, who complained that the teacher wears giant breast prostheses in class.
Now the school is taking action, writes the Toronto Sun.
In a letter of complaint to the school, it appears teachers and students believe she makes fun of women and ruins the educational experience by using large prostheses with protruding nipples.
In addition, some fear that prostheses pose a safety risk in the workplace.
Despite criticism from parents and students, the school supported the teacher and encouraged her to dress as she wishes.
“She’s a very good teacher,” said school president Margo Shuttleworth.
However, following pressure from the Ontario Minister of Education, the school backtracked and is now ordering the development of a dress code that meets “professional standards”, according to the Toronto Sun.
– We expect staff to maintain the highest standards of professionalism when dealing with children and young people. Many families in the community have expressed deep concern over the handling of this situation, so we want schools in the district to listen to students and parents, Education Minister Stephen Lecce urged. December.
In mid-December, the school introduced a ban on photographing the teacher.
The students would have been “threatened with suspension” if they took her picture, according to the Toronto Sun.
Nevertheless, several photos and videos of the teacher circulated on social media, including a video of her walking down the hall on crutches.
The woman has yet to comment on the matter.
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