What will our society be like in ten or twenty years if the following becomes the norm?
In Australia’s north ‘Progressive guidelines set to be introduced across Northern Territory schools will encourage teachers not refer to students as “boys and girls” under a plan designed to boost inclusion.
Key changes were outlined in a leaked draft of the NT education department’s Diverse sex, sexuality and gender identity in schools guidelines published by Sky News on Tuesday.
The document contained recommendations for staff to avoid using gendered language like “boys and girls” and “ladies and gentlemen” as it “can be alienating for gender-questioning and gender-diverse children”, according to the publication.
“Avoid this by using vocabulary such as ‘students’, ‘class’, ‘crew’, ‘everyone’, people’ or ‘year X’ that are more inclusive,” the draft read.
Schools would also be encouraged not to separate children based on their gender for sport days in a tactic hoped to reduce the withdrawal of transgender and gender-diverse children from sport.
It was recommended that schools instead establish non-gendered teams and sporting activities.
“Many transgender and gender-diverse children often withdraw from taking part in sport and physical activities because they feel highly uncomfortable or are forced into teams that do not match with their gender identity,” the draft guidelines read.’https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/school-life/northern-territory-teachers-could-be-banned-from-calling-students-boys-and-girls/news-story/59314d40e6012b5331a9fd3adcfe0cfe