Female Teacher Fired After Saying ‘Good Afternoon, Girls’ To Class, Forced To Apologize To Transgender Students

The school updated its gender identity policy (after the teacher’s firing) to ban applications from students who identify as transgender or nonbinary.

Chrissie Massey

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A teacher in the United Kingdom faced backlash after allegedly “misgendered” her 11-year-old students by saying, “Good afternoon, girls,” at the beginning of a lesson. Fox News reports the school forced the teacher to apologize to the students for misgendering them. She found out days later that she was out of a job.

Some students told the teacher that not everyone in the class identifies as female. Some of the class members were nonbinary, while others were transgender. They wrote their preferred pronouns down for the teacher, so she could avoid making a mistake in the future.

The teacher informed her students if their pronouns differed from their biological sex, she would need to speak to their parents before using the pronoun in class.

The teacher revealed to the Daily Mail that some students had a lunch protest with posters with the slogan, “Trans lives matter.” According to the teacher, the worst part was that some of the senior staff members participated in the protest.

“Before the end of the week, I was in some sort of disciplinary process, and my supervisor was telling me I had to apologize to the girls,” she explained.

After apologizing to her students and promising to be more careful about their sexual identities, the teacher said her one-term contract at the school was rejected. The school decided to side with the students and terminated her employment following the 2021 school year.

A few months after her termination, The Girls’ Days School Trust, a group of 20-plus schools, gained worldwide attention in January 2022 after it updated its gender identity policy to ban applications from students who identify as transgender or nonbinary.

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Originally published at https://original.newsbreak.com.

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Chrissie Massey

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