Seventeen students at a British school are changing their genders and most of them who are undergoing the process are autistic, according to a teacher there, the Daily Mail reported.
What is going on?
The teacher, a 20-year veteran who asked to not be identified for fear of losing her job, told the news outlet she spoke out to help protect students. She said she believes schools and some politicians are peddling a politically-correct “fallacy” driven by “ a powerful transgender lobby.”
To conceal her identity, the news outlet simply called the teacher “Carol.”
The teacher also said:
- She was told to keep parents and other teachers in the dark if a pupil claimed to be transgender.
- Older students who have changed gender are grooming younger ones to do the same.
- An autistic teenager is scheduled to have a double mastectomy to become the opposite sex.
She said many of the children believe they are the wrong sex because it helps them cope with problems caused by autism. Only a few of them have gender dysphoria a medical term used to describe someone who believes they were born “in the wrong body.”
Earlier in the year, the Daily Mail reported that one-third of children referred to the National Health Service in England had ‘moderate to severe autistic traits’. In all, “150 autistic teenagers were given puberty blocker drugs which stop the body maturing.”
After hearing the comments, conservative Member of Parliament David Davies told the news outlet:
“I congratulate this teacher for coming out and telling us what I have long suspected has been going on in schools. It is horrendous that children are being encouraged by other pupils to identify as transgender, particularly if they have autism. Parents are not told about this and there is no way of challenging these pupils who are convinced by others that they have a problem they almost certainly do not have. Tragically the end result could be irreversible surgical procedures. This is scandalous.”
Regarding the student who is set to undergo a mastectomy, Carol said the child was diagnosed as autistic at age 14 and “certainly was not transgender. She had other complicated mental health problems. It is a tragedy her claim was accepted so readily. Now she is going to mutilate her body.”
The school, Carol reportedly said, went out of its way to accommodate the student. A meeting was held with the child’s parents and they agreed to a name-change that was more gender-neutral.
That was back in 2014, long before transgender issues were placed in the spotlight, she added.
What about pronouns?
Teachers have also been required to address transgender students by using both male and female pronouns depending on the student’s whim, she said.
“The pronouns could change from hour to hour depending how the student was feeling,” Carol told the news outlet.
Carol stressed that she does not believe most of the students are truly transgender.
“I don’t believe they are actually transgender," she said. "They are just young people with complex mental health issues who have found an identity and want to be part of a group of like-minded people."