Another teacher has turned to TikTok to cry about Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a title made up by the Left to make it seem like Florida lawmakers are anti-gay when in fact they just don’t want teachers inappropriately educating K-3rd graders on sexuality and transgenderism.
The first-grade teacher from Florida posted a teary-eyed video to TikTok, crying about her inability to talk to her students and their parents about her marriage… as if her first graders need to know the intimate details of her relationship. Regardless, this law does NOT ban her from disclosing who she is married to.
People like this are perpetuating a ridiculously incorrect idea of what this bill means, and making it about themselves – as adults – rather than the children they’re supposed to be fostering a safe, appropriate learning environment for. Children that do not need to be educated on which gender they are attracted to or identify with because they’re 6 years old.
“As an elementary school teacher in Florida, um, this new bill has really been weighing on me a lot,” the woman says as she begins to tear up. “I teach first grade, which means my classroom… will be directly affected.”
“One of the things that teachers always do… is they like send home this cute little, like, ‘meet the teacher’ thing where it has like a little bio about us,” the teacher continues. “Some of our favorite stuff, just so that you know who we are.”
She then takes a dramatic pause and, as tears run down her face, asks, “How do I do that next year? Do I lie and not talk about my marriage? Do I pretend I’m single? Do I invalidate my spouse’s stance as a transfem person? Or do I put my job on the line to introduce myself?”
Narcissistic Florida 1st grade teacher has breakdown over the thought of not being able to talk about her marriage pic.twitter.com/EZkG80z59U
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 31, 2022
Fortunately, some of the comments left on the Libs of TikTok Twitter post gave her some good suggestions for how to appropriately introduce herself.
One Twitter user crafted a great template for this confused teacher to use when introducing herself:
“My name is X, I live with my spouse & our three cats. I love cooking, gardening and science fiction movies. I knew when I was a teenager I wanted to be a teacher, and I love my career. It’s a pleasure to meet you! Now tell me about YOU!”
Other people pointed out the fact that this bill in no way barrs teacher from mentioning their spouses. There is nothing to “lie” to the students about. Does this teacher normally provide an in-depth explanation of what sexuality is and what transfer
means with her first graders? If so, that isn’t necessary and is clearly for her own personal enjoyment.
“The bill has nothing to do with how families look or don’t look. It has to do with parents deciding when — & who — will teach their prepubescent kids abt sexuality, transgenderism, etc The fact that non of these people can be honest about it, tells you it’s a losing issue”
“That’s the reason every outlet called it “don’t say gay” instead of “don’t teach kindergarteners about gender dysphoria.” Though the latter is more accurate.”
That's the reason every outlet called it "don't say gay" instead of "don't teach kindergarteners about gender dysphoria." Though the latter is more accurate.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 30, 2022
Others questioned why the teacher’s sexuality was the most important thing for her students and their parents to know about. They also pointed out the unimportance a teacher’s marital status typically holds for young students.
One Twitter user wrote, “Respectfully, I’ve never put my marital status or details about relationships for any professional peer audience. I don’t know why anyone needs to discuss that with young children.”
They then ask , “Do you have interests or hobbies outside your sexuality identity you can share? Perhaps hiking?”
Another expressed their confusion with why teachers feel “compelled to discuss their personal lives with students,” because when they were ins school they didn’t even know their “teacher’s first names much less the details of their personal lives.”
Someone else points out the ridiculousness of making your entire identity revolve around your sexuality:
One commenter, who identifies as bisexual, explains that their sexuality is not the “pinnacle” of their identity… they “don’t even really talk about it.”
“I’m married to a man. I’m happy. I like to bake, family is important, fishing is fun. My sexuality is irrelevant.”