Skip to comments.Skirts in School Uniforms “Discriminate” against Transsexuals: UK Human Rights Commission.
Posted on 03/01/2010 9:26:22 PM PST by TaraP
LONDON, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) The iconic image of sweet little English school girls in their uniforms could become a thing of the past if the government follows the advice of its new human rights commission. Requiring skirts in school uniforms discriminates against school girls who want to be boys, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), said in a report this week.
Gender-specific clothes, the EHRC said in its 68-page report on the rights of transsexuals this week, could be discriminatory. Pupils born female with gender dysphoria experienced great discomfort being forced to wear stereotypical girls clothes for example a skirt, the report said.
The EHRC is a non-departmental government body established by the Equality Act 2006 that began to function in October 2007. The EHRC called its latest published guidance, the Provision of Goods, Facilities and Services for Trans People, a how to guide for managers and front line staff of all levels that gives good practice examples.
Writing today in an op-ed for the Daily Mail, conservative columnist Leo McKinstry said the notice was just more evidence of the supremacy of the lunatic leftism that has ruled Britain in 13 years of Labour party government.
Its politically correct zealotry flourishes throughout the public sector and the quangos. Its fixations with race and gender are written into law. Its obsession with social engineering is transforming the fabric of Britain, destroying traditional, unifying bonds such as family life and nationhood, McKinstry wrote.
The EHRC issued a media release, however, saying that its report has not banned skirts in uniforms. The EHRCs purpose, it said, is merely to advise government. The guidance covers all public authorities including councils, schools, hospitals and police authorities as well as government departments. It defines a public authority as any person who has functions of a public nature.
Under the existing Sex Discrimination Act, public authorities, including hospitals, NHS providers and prisons, are required to assess the inequalities being experienced by women and men including trans users of their goods and services. Public authorities are expected to take steps to help overcome those inequalities and prevent discrimination.
A spokesman said, School heads are currently able to make special exemptions regarding their uniform for students of different ethnicities, faiths and sexes. For example, they may allow a Muslim girl to wear trousers if she wishes while requiring other female pupils to wear skirts.
Under current law, schools must avoid discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation. But activists have lobbied hard to bring transgenderism into the governments new Equalities bill.
Under the proposed Equality Bill, the EHRC warned, schools may need to also consider the needs of trans students and allow, for example, a trans pupil to opt out of wearing a skirt while requiring the girls in the school to wear skirts.
The UK has ventured into the land of insanity!
Waddyamean? There’s lots of boys who wear skirts and claim to be girls.
Weren’t the 50s great? Nobody had these crazy problems.
UK: “We love chicks with d**ks.”
A decade+ of labour party rule has turned that country into a political correct, multi-culti disaster.
Just call the skirts Kilts. Next problem.
Make coolats the transsexual uniform.
Used to need LSD to make the world crazy, now we need prozac to make it normal again. Sheesh. Where will it end? (no I don’t really want to know).
So then, they want to discriminate against girls who DO wand to be girls and wear skirts, but they must wear pants.
What am I missing here?
One thing for sure, when it comes time to get the he*l out of this country, the UK is off the list...
Where is the Barf Alert?
Whats wrong with allowing anyone to wear pants if they want?
The problem is this ruling could also potentially deny people the right to wear skirts if they want.
Schools would not be allowed to have skirts as a uniform item. So girls who want to wear them can’t. That’s not automatic, but it’s a real possibility.
Secondly, it’s about discipline. I realise the US doesn’t have a big tradition surrounding school uniforms but British schools do and they are a useful tool in teaching kids that there are rules in life and that they have to be followed.
Regarding the article...
So what are the Brits doing about all of the boys who want to be girls? Will they allow them to start wearing skirts to school?
This came to mind because there was a story in the news in the DFW area in 2009 about a boy in high school that was that way. He was finally allowed to wear his makeup and dress as a female (although with long pants) and continue to attend school. .......Brings to mind that freaky guy from last year’s American Idol. Was it Adam Lambert? I don’t think Lambert wanted to change sex and be a girl, though, as he is just a flaming gay.
They are also a tool for beating the individuality out of you and teaching conformism. That said, there is a limit to what clothing can and should be worn to school.
Still, this story seems to be blown out of proportion. I don't think there are all that many girls born with male genitalia, or getting sex changes at junior high to high school age (there might be some, but its hardly a rule, more of the exception imo), so making an exception for girls born with a dong doesn't seem too far fetched, and indeed might even be the current unofficial policy at the local level.
I just sat back on my chair and laughed it’s so moonbat crazy. You just couldn’t make it up.
Not at all. When schools have uniforms, kids express their individuality in ways that actually go far deeper in deciding what clothes they want to wear. It has to be real, not just an easy symbol ("Oh wow, I'm deep because I wear black").
Leave aside the fact that vast numbers of kids wind up 'expressing their individuality' by wearing whatever Britney Spears wore on MTV.
Yeah, but the rules in life in Britain are absolutely crazy.
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