I’m in Florida. Every day they’re signing something new. The hard-right turn here is very hard right. I’ve got three nieces/nes in school right now; the past entire year they pulled ALL the textbooks out of a concern they had Social Emotional Learning in them and instead use whatever the State’s Virtual School has online for textbooks. I don’t know what other counties did but Collier did. Now they just passed a bathroom bill here, “strongest in the nation”. I think it was signed or is about to be. Parental rights is a crock here. It’s a proxy for _anybody_, appeals to pathos. Anybody can be a parent – and most of these groups consist of GRANDPARENTS who kids are long grown up and adults. But they can portray the “concerned mom/ dad”. Or they happen to be religious leaders with large flocks who are also parents. So I don’t know if this is a rent-a-cop but it is a real incident involving _some kind_ of law enforcement, even if it is “mall law” – and someone was physically removed from a bathroom by somebody with the power to do so. Minimize it if it suits – maybe it was a city cop or a mall cop – I didn’t look that closely – but it sidesteps (again) whose rights is it any way?

I’m in Florida. Every day they’re signing something new. The hard-right turn here is very hard right.
I’ve got three nieces/nes in school right now; the past entire year they pulled ALL the textbooks out of a concern they had Social Emotional Learning in them and instead use whatever the State’s Virtual School has online for textbooks.
I don’t know what other counties did but Collier did.
Now they just passed a bathroom bill here, “strongest in the nation”. I think it was signed or is about to be.
Parental rights is a crock here. It’s a proxy for _anybody_, appeals to pathos. Anybody can be a parent – and most of these groups consist of GRANDPARENTS who kids are long grown up and adults. But they can portray the “concerned mom/ dad”. Or they happen to be religious leaders with large flocks who are also parents.
So I don’t know if this is a rent-a-cop but it is a real incident involving _some kind_ of law enforcement, even if it is “mall law” – and someone was physically removed from a bathroom by somebody with the power to do so.
Minimize it if it suits – maybe it was a city cop or a mall cop – I didn’t look that closely – but it sidesteps (again) whose rights is it any way?

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