Five U.K. teenage girls have written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, urging him to keep single-sex toilets in schools for girls’ safety and dignity. The Mail has the story.
The girls – who used only their first names to sign their letter for fear of a backlash from trans activists – said single-sex facilities were an “essential safeguarding feature” of schools.
But they warned that many schools had started introducing mixed toilets without consultation to appease transgender and Left-wing activists.
The five pupils, who identified themselves as Cynthia, Marilyn, Sonja, Olivia and Ellie, said many female pupils found mixed-sex toilets “intimidating, humiliating and downright dangerous”.
They called on Mr. Sunak, who is a father of two daughters, to uphold their rights.
“There is no justifiable reason to introduce dangerous and uncomfortable spaces into schools, and the Government has a duty to ensure that toilets in schools are safe and dignified,” they wrote.
The letter warns that in “many schools, girls are so uncomfortable with having to use the toilets there that they simply don’t go at school, risking a urinary tract infection”. They decided to write to Mr. Sunak after almost 12,000 people signed an online petition launched by one of the girls calling for single-sex spaces to be protected in schools.