A Canadian teacher has reportedly taken a leave of absence after months of being criticized by her parents for her Z size. prosthesis chest.
Kayla Lemieux, a crafts teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, Canada, was reportedly photographed by newspapers outside her school dressed as a man and without prosthetic limbs. increase.
The teacher insists that the one in the photo is not her and that the breasts are real.
Lemieux said she was born “intersex” instead of “intersex” because she suffers from a rare condition called macromastia. transgender.
According to the National Institutes of Health, giant breasts are “a rare condition characterized by excessive breast growth.”
A spokesperson for Ontario’s Halton District School Board told the Toronto Sun after the photos were released.
The controversy surrounding the teacher began last year when she was teaching classes in a wig, a tight top revealing Z-cup breasts with protruding nipples.
The ensuing story leads to a heated board meeting, where parents complained that her appearance was inappropriate for their children, and there was a threat of a bomb at the school.
Last month, the New York Post published a photo claiming Lemieux was dressed as a man and walking down the street with a bare chest.
In an interview at another time, Ms. Lemieux told the New York Post, showing her chest: “I don’t know who it is. [in the photograph] Because I don’t want to involve other people.
“This is who I am. This is how I look. I always go out as me. I don’t wear artificial breasts. These are real.”
The teacher told the newspaper that she will begin hormone replacement therapy in 2021 and is “in transition.”
But she said she was born ‘not a transgender person’ “Intersex”.
Experts have varying estimates of how rare it is to be born intersex, between 0.018 percent and 1.7 percent of the population.
Lemieux said her mammary gland was caused by hormone therapy.
She told the New York Post: It is caused by hormone sensitivity to estrogen. “
In a subsequent email reply to the Toronto Sun, she said: Or “
The Halton District Board of Education previously supported the teacher.
In a September statement, it said. “Gender identity and expression are grounds protected under Ontario human rights law.”
At a recent protest, parents held up placards reading “I feel like I’m being ridiculed,” “Going too far,” and “A role model for student teachers.”
Hadeon McKillop, a student at the school, told CBC Toronto there should be a dress code for teachers.
He said: “If students have to follow those rules, I think teachers should too.
“That’s what I think is the main problem and it has nothing to do [transgender] The only problem is the dress code. “
The district said it “prioritizes the teaching and learning environment for our students,” but “at the same time, we hold firmly to our values of inclusion.”
Ontario’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce told the Toronto Star this week:
In January, the school board agreed to develop a policy for teachers to have a “appropriate and professional” appearance.
But a spokeswoman for parent group Students First Ontario said the board “has failed to develop a policy that addresses the issue at hand.
At a board meeting last month, transgender mother Julia Marott said what Lemieux wore to class was “absolutely inappropriate for school.”
She said: “It’s the fetish clothes used in sex work and the drug industry, or people in my own home enjoying it. That’s certainly something I don’t want my daughter to see.