Media: in English school, students were forbidden to call “girls”

MOSCOW, January 10 — RIA Novosti. Teachers grammar school for girls in the English town of Altrincham were forbidden to call girls “girls” so as not to offend transgender people, reports the Daily Mail.

In a letter addressed to parents Director Stephanie Gill wrote that the school responded to the challenges faced by students who question their gender identity or do not identify themselves with the girls.

Teachers in communicating with students instructed to use the word “students”. Thus from the name of the school the word “girls” to clean will not.

According to the Daily Mail, some locals reacted negatively to innovation.

“When I opened the letter, I was not sure, this is a joke or not. This to me seems a little abnormal,” said one parent.

“This is ridiculous. We live in a time when we must respect the views of people, and if someone has problems related to gender and sexuality, we must understand it. But girls should be called girls,” — says a local resident.

“The message is good, but to children who have problems with gender identity, should be treated with respect, not changing the English language in order to adapt to them”, — said the representative of initiative group “the Campaign for real education,” Chris McGovern.