Parents Outraged as Children Too Afraid to Use 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms at School
Parents voice health concerns as London school students ‘too embarrassed to pee’
Outraged parents are voicing concerns about their children's health after young children say they are too afraid to use bathrooms at school because of the "gender-neutral" policies for the facilities.
Parents of students at Deanesfield Primary School in London, which teaches children aged 4-11, are complaining that it has introduced gender-neutral bathrooms without warning.
Some of the kids are now "too embarrassed" to use the mixed-gender facilities, which may potentially harm their health.
When pupils returned after the summer break ended in September, Parents were alarmed to find that the school's facilities had been converted to unisex.
Some parents complained that their daughters would rather endure a full bladder than use a facility they are forced to share with boys.
“Girls are being forced to hold themselves until they get home which could damage kidneys,” one parent told MyLondon news website.
"My friend's daughter has been holding herself all day because she’s so embarrassed.
"It’s not fair on the kids really."
The situation is made more difficult by the flawed design of the toilet cubicles, which don’t have floor-to-ceiling walls, according to RT.
This makes peeking quite easy, and indeed, parents say, there have been cases of boys looking over the tops at girls on the toilet.
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Mail on Sunday says the situation at Deanesfield is far from being an isolated incident.
Both primary and secondary schools in the UK are being pressured by advocates of transgender rights to switch to unisex toilets.
This can cause all kinds of harm to girls uncomfortable with the arrangement, who may skip school, risk dehydration and take other actions to avoid the embarrassment.
Stephanie Davies-Arai, from the parent campaign group Transgender Trend, told the Mail some activists trick schools into making the switch by falsely claiming that it was demanded by equality laws.
Unisex toilets are one of the ways to make transgender students feel more accepted at schools.
Some parents, however, resist such policy changes since they don’t believe that if a person with a boy’s body identifies as a girl, other girls should be required to share their intimate experiences with such a person.