By now you will all have seen this controversy – namely, the Canadian shop teacher who has taken to wearing grotesque fake breasts. There’s been some pushback. Excerpt:
Oakville Trafalgar High School is located in a nice, upscale neighborhood in a suburb of Toronto. It was a quiet little town where nothing important ever happened.
That is, until “Kayla Lemieux” — known as “Stephen Hanna” when he played a man last year — started the job of shop teacher at the school. It appears that Mr. Hanna’s transformation into Kayla Lemieux included a set of the most outrageous fake breasts available.
Naturally, the fake breasts — $1,000 online — are not serious medical prosthetics. There is no reason for Hanna/Lemieux to wear overtly sexual clothing — tight-fitting sweaters and shorts — except to attract the attention and sexually arouse the underage boys in Hanna/Lemieux’s classes.
So why does the Halton District School Board tolerate it?
Here’s the thing I think everyone is missing here; this nutjob, “Kayla Lemieux,” is doing this on purpose.
You might think I’m belaboring the obvious here – I mean, of course this person is doing this deliberately. But – and granted I’m not too familiar with Canadian tort law – I wonder how much of this blatantly obvious publicity stunt is aimed at getting Lemieux fired, so he/she/it can claim aggrieved status and go after the school district legally, claiming discrimination. I really think this person may be angling for a big payout, perhaps even thinking that the school district may make a handsome settlement to avoid a highly-publicized court case. It wouldn’t be the first time something like this has happened.
I can’t think of any other reason, save for serious mental illness, that anyone would engage in such grotesquery.
Any of you True Believers out there familiar with the Canadian legal system? Got any thoughts?