Pictures of a Canadian high school teacher teaching students while sporting an enormous breast prosthesis below a tense T-shirt have generated controversy. At Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, Kayla Lemieux teaches Manufacturing Technology. She was caught on camera instructing students while sporting gigantic artificial breasts that protruded from her clothing. Lemieux, who started the shift from a man to a woman a year ago, became viral after students allegedly took images and recordings of the instructor, which also sparked controversy.
In response, the high school defended Lemieux and wrote to incensed parents to explain why they agreed with how she presented herself as a woman, according to reports. The school is expecting protests from parents when it reopens on September 19, 2022, ever since the photographs of the teacher circulated on social media. The school stated to parents in a letter, “The Halton District School Board (HDSB) recognizes the rights of students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to equitable treatment without discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.
Oakville Trafalgar High School is a part of the HDSB. We work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and the community, regardless of race, age, ability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, socioeconomic circumstances, or body type or size. We also strive to promote a positive learning environment in schools consistent with the values of the HDSB.”
Despite some of them applauding it, many social media users thought Lemieux’s “alternative” body type was inappropriate for a school setting. Added another “1. Unsuitable attire for shop class. Long pants, hair tied back, and no jewelry were safety regulations. 2. Female teachers who had nipples on display would be addressed. 3. Are we to think that this person intends to undergo surgery to get boobs that big? Political provocation, it seems.” One more commenter stated, “If this were a female student, she would be sent home for non-compliance with the dress code if she were wearing tight biking shorts that showed her nips. Why is this teacher allowed to get away with it?”
The school told parents that the Ontario Human Rights Code, which promotes gender identity and expression as essential human rights, governs the school. The Oakville Trafalgar High School teacher’s security is being considered as staff members prepare for potential demonstrations when schools begin on Monday, according to Margo Shuttleworth, chair of the HDSB, who spoke to the Toronto Sun.