COME ON: Schools Told To Teach KIDS That Boys Can Have Periods Too!
There are some things that no matter how much you might want to believe them they simply are not going to be true, and some things that never will happen.
For example when I got out of the military for a brief period I worked as a custodian for a large company that for obvious reasons had male and female restrooms.
One of my duties was to come in every evening after everyone had left the building and clean the restrooms out.
One of the things that you would notice as a difference between the male and female restrooms is that in the female restrooms there was a special receptive for any feminine hygiene products. They didn’t have one of those in the men’s restrooms because men have no need for feminine hygiene products.
Now, when I was in the fifth or sixth grade they had a film that they showed the boys and one that they showed the girls. It was two different films and they were both shown to each group when they were separated in different rooms. Does anyone care to guess why?
Well friends, it’s because males and females have different things happen to them biologically……unless you live in some kind of whacked out fantasy land….
Schools in Brighton have been ordered to teach children as young as eight that people “of all genders” can have periods, as well as to install sanitary waste disposal units in every toilet room.
The instructions were included in guidelines published by the local council earlier this month on ‘Taking a Period Positive Approach in Brighton & Hove Schools’, which assert there is “more work to do across all settings to prevent and reduce stigma related to periods and talking about periods”.
Under the subheading ‘key messages’, teachers are told to stress to pupils that “trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods” as well as that “periods are something to celebrate and we can see this in ceremonies and celebrations across the world”.
“Language and learning about periods [must be] inclusive of all genders, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations. For example; ‘girls and women and others who have periods,’” according to the document, which also tells schools to ensure that “bins for used period products are provided in all toilets from Key Stage 2 (pupils aged between seven and 11)”.
“All pupils and students from year 4 (eight to nine-year-olds) receive age and development appropriate period education within a planned programme of relationships and sex education,” the guidelines note.
However, in addition to this, the document demands schools also take “a cross-curricular approach to learning about periods, particularly in science and PSHE but also in media studies, PE, maths, graphics, and textiles.”
Commenting on the guidelines, Brighton & Hove City Council said: “By encouraging effective education on menstruation and puberty, we hope to reduce stigma and ensure no child or young person feels shame in asking for period products inside or outside of school if they need them.