How the Bathroom Wars Shaped America

Politico Magazine, May 18, 2016, Neil J. Young

For more than 100 years, Americans have projected their most profound fears about social change onto public restrooms. Politicians have leveraged these fears, inventing claims of dangers to girls and women in public bathrooms, in order to fight against civil rights, de-segregation and equal gender rights.

The history behind ‘parents’ rights’ in schools

AP News, Nov. 14, 2022, Brooke Shultz

Over the last century, the term “parents rights” has been invoked in disputes related to homeschooling, sex education and even the teaching of foreign languages in schools. In politics today, many have joined the conservative “parents rights” movement. Opponents say it promotes the false narrative that parents don’t have rights, with the ultimate goal of hollowing out public education.