THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
SKIRTS FOR BOYS
Just when you thought we had reached the end of craziness
and it could not get worse. But we need to credit the evil
one for thinking up more and more idiocy which the liberal
culture embraces wholeheartedly.
Skirts for boys: Prestigious school will allow
3-year-olds to switch uniforms… and gender
LONDON, England, May 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) One of
England’s most prestigious private schools is considering
allowing boys to wear girls’
uniforms in the wake of student demands for so-called “gender
School’s principal, Adam Pettitt, told the Sunday
Times that if the children are happier and more secure
in who they are, it must be a good thing. “This generation
is really questioning being binary in the way we look at things,”
Highgate School was founded more than 400 years ago by a royal
charter of Queen Elizabeth I. It first admitted girls in 2004.
The primary school, middle school and high school include
students between the ages of 3 and 18. Expressing pride in
its Christian heritage, Highgate is “equally proud …
of welcoming pupils, teachers, and support staff from other
faiths or none.” Fees are between £5, 880 ($7,579
US) and £6, 790 ($8,752 US) a term. Famous alumni include
the priest-poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
The school, which already has a cross-dressing
male student, accedes to requests by students to be called
by opposite-gender names. Also in London,
St. Paul’s Girls School made headlines in February when
it decided to allow its pupils to use boys’ names and
wear boys’ clothes. Girls age 16 and over may apply
for a formal process after which they will be acknowledged
as boys or gender-neutral. They will nevertheless be permitted
to stay on at the school.
Why does my child feel this way?
The United Kingdom’s publically-funded National Health
Service has eight Gender Identity
Clinics, including one for children, and an online Gender
Identity Development Service.
Established in 1989, the GIDS is a clinic for young people
“presenting with difficulties with their gender identity.”
To the question, “Why does my child feel this way?”
it responds, “The honest answer is we do not know exactly
why any particular child or young person develops cross-gender
or gender variant feelings or behavior. Nor can we pinpoint
why any one individual might develop a transgender identity.”
However, the GIDS claims it knows “that how people express
or experience their gender, and how people respond to gender
non-conformity, is linked to the culture and the time in which
The Tavistock Centre, where children as young as three seek
gender reassignment therapy,
received 97 referrals in 2009-10, but 2,016 referrals in 2016-17.
Although in the past, the majority of children seeking sex
reassignment were boys, 1,400 of these referrals were for
children born girls.
is no single explanation for the increase in referral figures,”
said GIDS director Dr. Polly Carmichael, “but we do
know in recent years that there has been significant progress
towards the acceptance and recognition of transgender and
gender diverse people in our society. There is also greater
knowledge about specialist gender clinics and the pathways
into them, and an increased awareness of the possibilities
around physical treatments for younger adolescents.”