Sunday, 18 October 2015

Schools: The War Against Cissies

The days of boys and girls cheerfully baiting each other in the playground with terms such as “sissy” and “cupcake” or issuing orders to “man up” or “go make me a sandwich” may be brought to an end.

New guidelines being sent to all schools in England this week at the government’s request will urge head teachers to ensure that sexist phrases become as unacceptable as racist language.

Some schools are already creating volunteer squads of girls to police sexist language and behaviour and report back to teachers...

Sunday Times.

How about, instead of policing the language of the playground - which by definition is always going to be a bit 'childish' - we encouraged boys to be and/or admire cissies?

Just a thought.

Update: Glad to see Richard Littlejohn agrees with me, sort of.

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