A Canadian teacher has reportedly been placed on leave after months of criticism from parents about her size-Z prosthetic breasts.
Kayla Lemieux, an industrial arts teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, Canada, was reportedly photographed by a newspaper outside school, dressed as a man and without the prosthetics.
The teacher has maintained that it was not her in the photograph, and that the breasts are real.
Ms Lemieux has said she suffers from a rare condition called gigantomastia and that she was born “intersex,” rather than being transgender.
Now, me, I think this is an extensive piece of performance art. A satire, a spoof, pointing up the ludicrosity.
The Halton District School Board had previously backed the teacher.
In a statement in September, it said. “Gender identity and gender expression are protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.”
I don’t know this, obviously. And Ms. Lemieux can’t actually tell us so because that destroys the performance. Further, the more the furious denials the better the performance and the deeper the satire.
Bit of a bind really, isn’t it?