I have always considered the fact that I have four grandsons to be one of the many benefits of growing older. I watch as they advance in growth, in mental capacity, in being thoroughly naughty whilst being, at the very same time, utterly entrancing. My youngest has just past his second birthday, and I have a video of the semi-sacred ‘opening of the prezzies’ ritual. If I posted it online, which I would never do; because it is so precious and personal, the sound heard most often during that recording is my laughter. Small human beings, with whom we are entrusted to nurture, to help, and to, above all, protect, are as blank canvases, upon which life; in all its many uncertainties, will write all its many messages.
I specifically mentioned grandsons, because I believe that all our young daughters, and grand-daughters, are now being placed in peril at the whim of a lesbian Cabinet Minister, aided and abetted by a weak female Prime Minister. That same Cabinet Minister, who never told her constituency electorate that she was anything else bar a woman; whose policies regarding ‘gender’ and the ability of a man or a boy to announce that he was ‘changing his gender’ to be that of a woman or a girl’ without any legal or medical history or proof; go against every medical and psychological tenet known so far. Her policies are mirrored in the published advice given for GirlGuiding, the charity which runs all Girl Guiding activities in Britain, which has now altered its advice to include the statement:-
Sharing accommodation – young ‘trans’ members should be able to share accommodation with other young members if they wish. Some people may not feel comfortable sharing accommodation so in this case an alternative option should be provided. This should be done discreetly, in conversation with the young person and, if appropriate, their parent or carer.
Using facilities – the use of gendered facilities, such as toilets, can cause anxiety. Members are entitled to use the facilities of the gender that they self-identify as.
Privacy when changing – a young person may wish to have more privacy when changing at a residential event and for activities too. Alternative, more private areas should be made available to all young members – including trans members – should they wish or request it.
Readers should note that Girl Guide leaders are specifically enjoined from revealing the presence of ‘Transgendered Girls’ within what was before known specifically as a Girls-only Safe Place; so we, as an overwhelmingly-heterosexual nation have; repeat HAVE: to adopt the attitude that it is perfectly safe for a twelve- or thirteen-year-old boy, well on the way towards manhood; complete with penis, testicles and raging hormones to use changing, toilet and bedroom facilities with girls who HAVE NOT BEEN WARNED ABOUT HIS/HER/ITS PRESENCE.