Teen boys can share showers on Girlguiding trips (UK)

Daily Mail 26 November 2017
Family First Comment: Unbelievable. Has Scouts and Girl Guides lost their way in NZ also??
“Left-wing feminist campaigner Julie Bindel added: ‘This is not a moral panic. The concern that I and many feminists have about boys invading bedrooms, tents and showers, is that disproportionately the victims of sexual violence are girls and women, and overwhelmingly, the perpetrators are boys and men. This signifies the end to girl-only space and the safety of girls in single-sex organisations.’”
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Teenage boys who believe that they are female are able to share showers, changing rooms and toilets with girls on Girlguiding camping trips, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Official advice to guide leaders also says members who are boys, but identify as girls, should be allowed to sleep in the same tents and cabins as girls when they are away from home on trips.

The controversial move comes after the group, formerly the Girl Guides Association, changed its ‘girls only’ rule to allow transgender girls born male to join.

The advice, which applies to Girl Guides aged from five to 25, is published on the Girlguiding UK website in a section on organising accommodation for residential trips.

Under the heading ‘Using Facilities’ it states: ‘The use of gendered facilities, such as toilets, can cause anxiety. Members are allowed to use the facilities of the gender they self-identify as.’ Asked by The Mail on Sunday if this also included showers, toilets and changing rooms, a Guides spokeswoman said: ‘That is correct. ’

Controversially, parents of Guides as young as five would not automatically be told if their daughter was sharing facilities with a boy who thinks that they are the wrong gender.

David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth in South Wales, said: ‘If transgender girls who are physically male are going to be sharing facilities, it’s going to make some girls threatened and uncomfortable and the Guides shouldn’t be doing that.’

Left-wing feminist campaigner Julie Bindel added: ‘This is not a moral panic. The concern that I and many feminists have about boys invading bedrooms, tents and showers, is that disproportionately the victims of sexual violence are girls and women, and overwhelmingly, the perpetrators are boys and men.

This signifies the end to girl-only space and the safety of girls in single-sex organisations.’
READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5117669/Girlguiding-issues-controversial-advice-trans-members.html
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