British Girls’ School Bans Staff from Calling Students ‘Girls’
Jan 13, 2018 | 0 |
The Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in the United Kingdom has officially banned its teacher from addressing its students as “girls.” Altrincham Grammar for Girls sent out a letter last week informing student’s parents that teachers would officially be prohibited from referring to their students as “girls.”Headteacher Stephanie Gill explained in a letter to the student’s parents: “We are working to
break ingrained habits in the way we speak to and about students, particularly referring to them collectively as “girls.” In an interview with the BBC, a local resident condemned the decision. “It’s ridiculous. We live in an age where we have to respect people’s views and if people have issues around gender and sexuality we have to understand that. But girls should be referred to as girls,” the resident said.