Sometimes I wish my dad was still alive, but when I read a story like this one I think his passing at almost 80 was a blessing. I cannot imagine what my father would think of teachers telling 8-year-old boys that they have a menstrual cycle just like girls.
I am proud to say that when I was growing up, my father never bought me a box of maxi-pads. Of course, we were poor so I had to wear hand me downs which is bad when you have seven sisters. I’d get a blue blouse and a red plaid skirt.
And accessorizing was murder.
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.
‘We believe that it’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together… Our approach recognizes the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary,” a spokesman told the Mail on Sunday.
Breitbart London has previously reported on guidelines issued by the left-wing council in October, which advised that schools may need to alert social services if parents are dismissive towards a ‘gender questioning’ child’s demands to change sex.
Schools were also told to dismiss objections to ‘trans pupils’ sharing the girls’ changing rooms and safety concerns around male pupils competing in single-sex sports with females, insisting “it is the responsibility of members of staff to support … trans pupils and students and cisgender pupils and students to feel comfortable around one another.”