A 14 year-old girl who attends a state secondary school in England – where she says one in five girls in her year identifies as trans or non-binary – has written anonymously for the Mail to expose the truth about what’s going on after becoming increasingly upset by her school’s acceptance of transgender ideology. Here’s an excerpt.
There is a gender-neutral uniform policy at school and lots of the girls wear trousers. Those of us that do are often asked if we are transgender, especially if we have short hair, as I do.
The fact a girl likes playing video games, or doesn’t like feminine clothes or make-up is enough to be seen as potentially trans. When my mum complained about me being called ‘they’, the teacher apologised but explained he was being cautious in case I was transitioning. He said the teachers are treading on eggshells, scared of being labelled transphobic.
It feels like trans is all anyone talks about. The library has a section devoted to LGBTQQIA+ books and there is a display for Pride in the school entrance, with rainbow flags and words and terms such as ‘non-binary‘, ‘polysexual’, ‘demiboy’, ‘demigirl’ and ‘pansexual’. These words come up in lessons, too. I’m now in Year 10, and the other day a girl in my English class asked if the Greek god Zeus was a man or a woman and the teacher replied that Zeus could have “identified as non-binary”.
More recently another teacher said Lady Macbeth was “neither a man nor a woman”. I think most parents will have no clue this is what their kids are being taught.
So I’m glad the Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is set to tell schools they must be more open about their handling of trans issues. I would be too scared to say this at school, though. I would lose my friends if I did, as they’re completely intolerant of anything they think is transphobic.
That’s what made me decide to speak out here — without giving my real name.
When I started at my secondary school four years ago, I didn’t even know what ‘transgender’ meant. It hadn’t been talked about in primary school or at home. But within days, we were told by a teacher in our PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) class that we would be seen as ‘transphobic’ if we used any of the ‘offensive words’ from a long list, which included ‘gender bender’ and ‘butch’…
While still in my first year, 11-year-old girls in my class began asking to be called ‘he’ or ‘them’.
Soon afterwards a number of others were doing the same. It felt as if they joined in because it meant they were seen as cool.
You get special treatment if you say you are trans or non-binary and suddenly become the centre of attention when you ‘come out’.
As soon as a girl says she is a boy, her name is changed on the school register and students are told to use their chosen boy’s name.
Now, out of 200 students in my year, at least 20 say they’re trans — almost all are girls claiming to be boys or non-binary. Although there is one boy saying he’s a girl, this really is largely about girls saying they are boys. The kids in my year don’t say they are lesbian or gay, because those words are thought to be an insult.
There is a straight boy going out with a straight girl who says she is trans, so he now has to say that he’s bisexual. It’s often said by my schoolmates that trans girls are ‘better’ girls than ‘other girls’. I find this insulting. But the teachers don’t take any action even if they do hear conversations like this.
Frightening stuff. But don’t worry, vote for the Conservatives and they’ll put a stop to all this woke nonsense. Erm…