Achers in the Girls’ Schools Association across the United Kingdom are being told not to call girls “girls,” because it might cause offense.
The U.K.’s Christian Institute noted that the single-sex schools in the association “have also been advised to create unisex toilets.”
The president of the GSA, Caroline Jordan, was quoted in an interview praising “gender-neutral language” and instructing: “In assemblies. Instead of saying, ‘girls, go to lessons,’ staff should consider saying, ‘pupils, go to lessons’ or ‘students, go to lessons,’” the institute said.
The institute said that earlier this year, concerns “emerged that people are being pushed into transsexualism, and that a belief in a binary distinction between male and female is ‘being categorized as a form of bigotry.’”
The institute said the association’s website suggests, “It is up to individual schools to interpret and apply this advice when appropriate.”
The statement reportedly is a result of contact from a campaign called Gendered Intelligence, whose chief, Jay Stewart, called the phrase “young ladies” sexist.
The institute notes that the campaign claims 1 percent of people are on a “trans spectrum,” but in reality, the number of people issued a Gender Recognition Certificate since the 2004 act totalled under 4,500, about 0.007 percent of the U.K. population.
In the U.S., President Obama has created a furore with his order that public schools allow boys who identify as girls to use facilities designated for girls.
It prompted a series of lawsuits, and in one case, at the State Board of Education in Kansas, members voted to ignore Obama’s mandate.
Colleges also are faced with demands to open their sex-segregated dorms.
“All individuals, including students, have a constitutional right to bodily privacy protected by the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution that forbids the government from placing them in situations where they will expose their unclothed or partially clothed bodies to people of the opposite sex,” the lawsuit states.
District officials decided to provide private facilities to boys who identifies girls, rather than letting them use the girls’ facilities.
Now, the Department of Education has threatened to cut off federal funding of the Highland Local School District, ADF said.
“Schools have a duty to protect the dignity, privacy, and safety of all students. This is precisely what Highland Local School District has done,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jim Campbell. “Despite that, the Department of Education is attempting to strong-arm Highland into complying with a lawless demand to open its single-sex overnight accommodations, locker rooms, showers, and restrooms to students of the opposite sex. The DOE is trying to redefine a federal law that only Congress can change.”
ADF said the Obama administration simply doesn’t understand the law, making decisions based on “its inaccurate interpretation of Title IX, a 1972 federal law that prohibits schools from discriminating ‘on the basis of sex.’”
Regulations specifically allow for “separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex.”
In fact, the lawsuit cites a far-left U.S. Supreme Court justice, Ruth Ginsburg, who wrote as a law professor that separate “places to disrobe, sleep, perform personal bodily functions are permitted, in some situations required, by regard for individual privacy.”
ADF previously filed lawsuits on behalf of districts in Illinois and North Carolina over the bathroom issue.
In Texas, school officials have ordered schools to ignore Obama’s order.
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