Stonewall – Sigh

Teachers should drop the terms boys and girls in favour of “learners”, and mix up the sexes in PE classes, Stonewall has told schools.

The usual idiocies over language. The distinctions will still be made by everyone just as with the Falklanders. If they can’t be called Bennies then they’ll be called Stills. From Cretin to ‘Mong to short bus rider, the same sentiment, meaning, is there. Stop using one method of marking the classification and given that humans will keep making the classification then another method of marking it will be used.

Then they get really lunatic. What’s the one part of schooling where it’s entirely obvious, plain, simple, that there are the two sexes?

The controversial LGBT charity is urging teachers to ditch all gendered language and gendered uniforms and suggests that children should compete against the opposite sex in sport.

Depending upon age and sport that’s between doesn’t matter a damn and murder. Rounders at age 6 it won’t make much difference, boxing or rugby at age 17 and it’s likely that someone will die. And it won’t be one of the lads either.

To be a member of the Stonewall School & College Champion schools, establishments have to pay a yearly fee, starting at £150 plus VAT for those with less than 100 pupils, and rising to £800 plus VAT for those with more than 2,000 learners.

But then this is all about the grift, isn’t it? 32,000 schools in the UK, that’s an awful lot of fees to be collected.

18 thoughts on “Stonewall – Sigh”

  1. I certainly think that the England ladies’ football team could give the current mens’ side a run for their money.

  2. Ottokring – I know what you mean but I recently saw a video of a pro women’s team being beaten by a side of literally one-legged men so maybe not.

  3. What’s the one part of schooling where it’s entirely obvious, plain, simple, that there are the two sexes?

    Maths? #InnocentFace

  4. ” rugby at age 17 and it’s likely that someone will die. And it won’t be one of the lads either.”

    At 17, I would have been more concerned about getting an erection in the scrum. And now I have a daughter who is keen on sport, my concerns are more varied.

  5. We already have two gender neutral terms for boys and girls at school: students and pupils. Why would we need to introduce another?

  6. I’ve occasionally mused about how far down the leagues you’d have to go in rugby to find a men’s team that the England ladies team could beat.

    As for tennis, it keeps being laughably repeated that the Bobby Riggs v Billie Jean King ‘battle of the sexes’ match proved something. Riggs at the time was 55, King (29) at the time was ranked No 2 in the world. Less reported is that earlier that year Riggs had beaten Margaret Court (then ranked no 1) 6-2, 6-1.

    More recently, Karsten Braasch (at the time ranked 203 in the world) beat Serena Williams (6-1) and then Venus Williams (6-2) back to back in 1998 in one-set challenge matches after warming up with a round of golf and a couple of beers.

  7. I don’t think it’s all about the grift though. “Charities” such as stonewall are already rolling in it.

    It’s all about power and imposing your bizarre views on normal people.

  8. John Lewis

    Alas you are right. One of the saddest and strangest things that I find with the dystopia in which we live is how on many levels it proves Foucault right and that everything we do, say or see boils down to power relationships.

  9. Stonewall has no business telling anyone anything and that schools are paying this toxic fake charity is an outrage, frankly. At the time, I was bemused by the furore over section 28. Now I see what Maggie saw back then. Time to bring it back and time to send Stonewall packing.

  10. To be a member of the Stonewall School & College Champion schools, establishments have to pay a yearly fee

    Why would any school sign up for this? They complain about funding shortfalls but still have cash to splash on things like this?

    What are the incentives in practice, and who is asking for this?
    – female headmistress, who wants to appear woke and gain social approval?
    – gay staff?
    – gay students (are they sufficiently numerous, organised, motivated? or does it only take one student to ask, and nobody dares oppose?)
    – non-gay social justice warrior students, who sign up to Stonewall, Greenpeace, or Amnesty, interchangeably?

    There’s no voice on the opposing side, because it’s bad for your career to say anything anti-woke. This is where school governors should come in – why aren’t they speaking out on matters like this?

  11. @Ottokring- I don’t think Foucault was right when he was coming up with his ideas, but his (malign) influence has been so strong that the left has made it come true.

    @Andrew M- you’re right that schools staff tend to be more left-wing and there isn’t any opposition within the staff rooms to this stuff, again due to the effects it would have on your career (the rules on child protection are loosely worded enough that to speak up could result in safeguarding complaints)

  12. Calling them “learners” is rather pushing an implication there. Just damn well call them “pupils”. No, not “students”, students are at college or university, at school you’re *pupils*.

  13. Andy ex Taiwan, I agree, it is all a self-fulfilling prophecy. By that same token Enoch was right, but he needn’t have been.

  14. Our 6th form rugby team decided for a laugh to play the girls at hockey after being challenged over disparaging remarks about girls and sport….they weren’t laughing for long and not many escaped without limping for a couple of days

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