Advocacy groups that once emphatically urged the public to “believe all women” are now silent over a viral report that a skirt-wearing male student allegedly raped one of his peers in her school bathroom.
“The left’s silence on the accusations of sexual assault inside Loudoun County schools is absolutely deafening,” Lauren Adams, legal director of the feminist group Women’s Liberation Front, said in a statement to The Daily Signal. “The #MeToo movement advocated for society to believe survivors, but, apparently, that goes out the window when the perpetrator may identify as transgender.”
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office charged the 14-year-old student in July with two counts of forcible sodomy in a May assault on a ninth grade student, according to a report by The Daily Wire’s Luke Rosiak. According to Rosiak’s report, that same “gender-fluid” male student was then charged with sexual battery and abduction in an assault on another female student in October.
Both incidents took place within the Loudoun County Public Schools system, which allegedly covered up the assaults as it implemented transgender policies. Several members of the school board said they weren’t aware of the assaults until media reports emerged earlier this week, and one school board member resigned Friday.
During a June school board meeting on new transgender policies, police arrested the first victim’s father and sentenced him to 10 days in jail for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. All of his sentence was suspended.
Though Rosiak’s blockbuster story generated viral attention and outrage, the school system continues to defend its actions. It has not returned requests for comment from The Daily Signal as to what further action will be taken and whether any school board members will resign.
The Daily Signal reached out to a number of prominent advocacy groups, including Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, the Women’s March, Time’s Up Now, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the American Civil Liberties Union, regarding these sexual assault allegations.
None of these groups have issued statements or commented on the Loudoun County Public Schools’ allegations, though they previously vehemently defended Christine Blasey Ford when she accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
The Women’s Liberation Front accused the #MeToo movement of picking and choosing “which rape victims to believe based on what supports their gender narrative.”
“Women and girls deserve safety and dignity, especially in education where schools have an obligation to protect their students and ensure equal opportunity,” Adams said in a statement. “Assaults like these are the natural result of transgender bathroom policies, which allow boys to freely enter girls’ spaces and erode boundaries.”
“The hypocrisy of the left in the wake of these devastating revelations of male violence demonstrates that true feminism and gender ideology are inherently incompatible,” Adams continued. “We now see that women’s trauma is nothing but a tool for the left to further their own narratives when convenient.”
Have an opinion about this article? To sound off, please email letters@DailySignal.com and we’ll consider publishing your edited remarks in our regular “We Hear You” feature. Remember to include the URL or headline of the article plus your name and town and/or state.