Advisers in Britain who help train teachers say using sex specific terms in the classroom is unfair to transgenders


From Daily Mail: Children as young as seven are to be taught in schools to stop using the terms ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ – in case they discriminate against transgender pupils.

A guidebook for teachers, parents and pupils to be sent to schools around Britain advises against using language that suggests there are only two genders. It also condemns saying ‘ladies’ and ‘gents’.

Instead the book – described as ‘damaging’ by critics – offers a bewildering array of alternative terms to describe gender and sexuality. Children who think of themselves as being the gender with which they were born are described as ‘cisgender’. Other terms offered include ‘panromantic’, ‘intersex’ and ‘genderqueer’.

Title: Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? Author: CJ Atkinson Release date: 19/01/2017 Price: £8.99 Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Title: Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?
Author: CJ Atkinson
Release date: 19/01/2017 Price: £8.99
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book – Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? – also features the use of hormone blockers by a fictional 12-year-old ‘transitioning’ from female to male in order to stop the onset of puberty. The treatment is controversially available to children on the NHS, as first revealed by The Mail on Sunday.

Billed by the publishers as ‘the first book to explain medical transitioning for children aged seven and above’, it is distributed by Educate & Celebrate, a Government-funded body that goes into primary and secondary schools to give lessons on ‘gender diversity.’

The organisation received £200,000 of taxpayer-funding from former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and is endorsed by Ofsted. Earlier this year, the watchdog described as ‘innovative and visionary’ their work educating staff and children on gender and sexuality.

But politicians and leading religious figures last night lambasted the advice to stop saying boys and girls as ‘damaging’.

The book follows Kit, a 12-year-old who is transitioning from female to male, and features illustrations that may appeal to young readers, including one of a ‘gender-neutral’ unicorn whose genitals are masked with a star. A key passage from the book advises that the use of ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ excludes transgender children – and reinforces the idea that there are behavioural differences between the sexes.


Former Tory Party chairman Lord Tebbit said: ‘I think it is damaging to children to introduce uncertainty into their minds.’

Sir Anthony Seldon, the former Master of Wellington College, said: ‘We have to respect the feelings of everybody, including teachers and parents who want traditional modes followed.‘ And the Bishop of Chester, the Right Reverend Peter Forster, added: ‘This is likely to sow more confusion than clarity.’

As an alternative to using the terms ‘boys’ or ‘girls’, the book by C.J. Atkinson – a poet, academic and ‘trans advocate’ – suggests: ‘It may instead be preferable to group students into classes, or houses, or pupils.’ In another part of the book, Kit talks about his fictional school, explaining that when children in his class were split into groups they were divided by numbers or heights. Kit says: ‘This meant that when we were asked to do something, I didn’t feel that I was weird or different.’

Other labels in the book include ‘transman’, which describes a man who was born female but who identifies as male; ‘transwoman’, which indicates the opposite; and ‘panromantic’ – someone who has a ‘romantic attraction towards people of all gender identities’.

The book will be released by publishers Jessica Kingsley next month. Educate & Celebrate, which holds hundreds of workshops in schools, will send copies to the 120 ‘best practice’ schools with which it works. It expects hundreds more head teachers to buy the book.

Educate & Celebrate Founder Elly Barnes

Educate & Celebrate Founder Elly Barnes

Founder Elly Barnes, who was awarded the OBE for her contribution to education, equality and diversity, said the book was ‘much-needed’. She added: ‘Not everyone identifies as male or female – that is fact.’


21 responses to “Advisers in Britain who help train teachers say using sex specific terms in the classroom is unfair to transgenders

  1. More liberal insanity!

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  2. Darkly insane…!!


  3. So then, a person in the dress of the opposite SEX claiming by some miracle that he/she is of another sex simply by the cloth on his/her back is now somehow to be treated not biologically but according to his or her delusionnal mindset. Sex is NOT the same as gender. The former is your genitalia and the latter your brain perception of self. How did the two become the same bewilders me to the core.

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  4. Kevin J Lankford

    There are only two genders. That is the only fact relevant.

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  5. ‘Not everyone identifies as male or female – that is fact.’

    They would all identify as male or female if they were not psychologically abused or brainwashed as a child.

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  6. Regardless of how many twist of gender, your DNA says otherwise.

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  7. Sick,..sick,..sick,..

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  8. ‘Not everyone identifies as male or female – that is fact.’ I don’t know about you, Ms Barnes, but I think people know if they are male or female. They may WISH they were the other sex, but that’s merely delusional thinking, not reality-based. Anyhow, that’s my $.25 worth and I’m sticking to it.

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  9. So the overwhelming majority of real people have to cater to the small percentage of freaks and join a SUICIDE PACT???
    If there ever was a reason to ABOLISH public education, THIS is it. The movers and shakers at the top are SEXUAL AND INTELLECTUAL PERVERTS, and it’s nothing some ROPE cannot cure!
    BUT: People will be SHEEP.

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  10. Ah, gender non-specific… like this?

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  11. Ms Barnes looks like some kind of weird. It is very sad that these kinds of notions are brought before young people who are confused enough. Then “well intentioned” adults start stirring the stew . . . and it is the young people who pay the price.

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    • Yup, always has been… you’ve noticed that all the anti-bullying advocates who forbid self-defense because “all violence is wrong” are all adults with no need to defend themselves, I see.


  12. So if I believe I’m a male-female squid with a furry tail who likes to sing and dance in female restrooms you are supposed to facilitate that belief?

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  13. Starting to really look forward to Armageddon

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  14. I remember reading in Hostage to the Devil by Malachi Martin when one of The priests said something like “a bird doesn’t fly because it has wings, it has wings because it flies.” Have a sex change, get new parts, have the kiddies call dad mom or mom dad, it doesn’t matter because if you’re born male you’re male and if you’re born female you’re female. If this truly bothers you then look at it as a cross to bear, die to the self, and start living for others.


  15. These chaps are goofy. Shatterpated (look it up. it’ll do you good) you might say. How do they remember to breath?


  16. Isn’t this Child Abuse? Telling the child something that would encourage the child to harm itself both mentally and physically should certainly qualify.

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    • Hush, that’s “racist” you know. There’s nothing wrong with convincing a five-year-old he really wants to be a girl and giving him hormones out the ears, but a child having “gay conversion therapy” because he doesn’t want to be gay is medieval and must be banned! (Thanks, liberals– their crap is child abuse, of course, but apparently it’s cool when they do it lately.)

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  17. Who in the heck do these people think they are? None of them possess the IQ of a toad.
    Little children have no idea what the heck they are talking about and this does nothing but confuse them. For them to let .9% control the rest of the world is insane.
    Is My kid would be taken out of those schools in a nano. Be dam with the wacko teachers, books and counsellors. And no one speaks up for the children??
    What ever happened to the rights of our children to be in a safe environment away from this brainwashing?

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  18. WWDCD – What Would Dice Clay Do?


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