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Girls will no longer be called "girls" at Boston's all-girls Winsor School, according to website Legal Insurrection.
The school, which boasts a hefty approximately $54,000 annual tuition, recently adopted a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that aims to move away from gendered language such as "she, her, hers," "daughter," and more.
What are the details?
The school's "Lift Every Voice" initiative states that while the school remains committed to its mission to help "young women" pursue their academic and professional dreams, it is implementing the new statement to recognize the apparent importance of all staff and students using inclusive language.
According to the outlet, the plan states, “External publications and communications have moved away from using ‘she, her, hers’’ and ‘your daughter,’ replacing the former with ‘they, them, theirs’ and the latter with ‘student.’ ... Faculty and staff are discouraged from addressing groups of students as ‘girls’ and ‘ladies.’”
The report noted that the school also plans to change its implemented grammar curriculum to accept "they" as a singular pronoun.
Formerly known as parent conferences, such meetings are now called the "adult family member interview" instead of "parent/guardian interview."
Winsor director of community and inclusion Julian Braxton said that the school has been serious about its inclusivity since 1999.
“We had something at that time called Community Curriculum Day, which was a day devoted to talking about some diversity and inclusion issues,” Braxton said. “The topic was white heterosexual privilege — and that was another example of Winsor being willing to have difficult, uncomfortable, important, challenging conversations.”
Despite the language efforts, the Winsor Twitter account still says it is “an independent day school for girls in grades 5 through 12."
At the time of this reporting, the school's home page continues to read, "Empowering girls to lead lives of purpose."
(H/T: The College Fix)
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