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A few days ago we told you about Leslie Schwalm, professor and chair of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality studies at the University of Iowa and her disdain for biology. Schwalm called a bill that requires Iowa school bathrooms to be used based upon biological sex “cruel” and a “clear expression of transphobia.”

Today we introduce professor Corey Creekmur from the University of Iowa. Creekmur also opposed the legislation.

“This bill seems cruelly designed to do harm, not good,” he said. “It stems from widely discredited, pernicious assumptions about gender and sexuality and will make Iowa a national embarrassment in this regard.”

Creekmur said the bill would would “shame and humiliate” children.

“The state of Iowa includes many people with prominent expertise in the area of trans studies,” Creekmur wrote. “Please consult them rather than sensational and risible books designed to stir up fear rather than productive and empathetic support.”

Author: Jacob Hall