Someone in the U.K. might want to conduct a psych evaluation of whoever is in charge of putting forth a curriculum for grade schoolers. The phrase “slippery slope” might be cliched, but it’s a phrase for a reason — it applies sometimes.
The Neighbourhoods, Inclusion Communities & Equalities Committee for the Brighton and Hove City Council in the U.K. recently approved guidelines for how educators are to teach children as young as eight about women’s menstrual cycles, aka periods.
Except, the committee’s directive instructs teachers to tell children that traditional women aren’t the only ones who can experience a period.
According to the published guidelines, “Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods.”
You know why “trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods?” Because they’re really women.
It’s not clear whether any biologists were involved in the creation of these guidelines, but it’s highly doubtful considering the lack of knowledge about men and women.
“Language and learning about periods is inclusive of all genders, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations,” the guidelines also stated. “For example; ‘girls and women and others who have periods’.”
In learning about periods, one should realize that only women can have them. I have yet to have had a period in my lifetime. Sorry to disappoint.
It’s fine to learn about this stuff at a certain age, but to lie to young children and tell them that some people who perceive themselves as male can have a menstrual cycle are doing a disservice to humanity.
No wonder the U.K. is currently in shambles.