Photos and videos of a Canadian shop class teacher have sparked worldwide questions. The transgender high school instructor with enormous prosthetic breasts recently went viral. The school in Ontario stands behind the biological male teacher with preposterously large fake breasts and is bracing for a backlash.
The individual is a Manufacturing and Technology instructor at the Oakville Trafalgar High School in Oakville, Ontario. Video shows the teacher wearing black shorts and a blacked-striped shirt that is stretched to the maximum by the individual's large prosthetic breasts. Video shows the trans teacher is teaching high school students how to use a circular saw during a class at the school.
Photos posted online show the transgender teacher wearing tight shirts and enlarged nipples poking through.
Oakville Trafalgar High School is part of the Halton District School Board (HDSB), which has a dress code for students.
"Dress codes must prevent students from wearing clothing that exposes or makes visible genitals and nipples," Halton District School Board declares.
The dress code also prohibits anything that portrays pornography.
The Toronto Sun reported, "Pre-transitioning the teacher was known to students and faculty as a male and went by a man’s name. But the teacher now identifies as a woman and is referenced with a female name."
HDSB Chair Margo Shuttleworth told the Toronto Sun that the district will protect the "gender rights" of employees, and added, "The stance the school board is taking and they are standing behind the teacher."
Shuttleworth stated, "This teacher (who teaches shop) is an extremely effective teacher. All the kids really love being in the class."
She said the school has already received phone calls about the teacher that "haven’t been the most pleasant in nature."
Shuttleworth said the Halton District School Board is concerned there will be backlash against the transgender teacher when classes resume on Monday, and the staff are contemplating "going through creating a safety plan" to ensure the Oakville Trafalgar High School teacher is safe.
The Halton District School Board's policy on gender identity and gender expressions in school:
The HDSB is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, caring, inclusive, equitable and welcoming learning and working environment for all members of the school community including students, staff, parents/guardians and community members who identify as, or are perceived as Two-Spirit, Queer, trans*1 , Non-Binary, Intersex, and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity(ies).