Older kids groom the younger
I'm a teacher and have worked in girls schools my whole career. Having received an all girl's education myself I found it empowering- we had our own space and could always be the lead in the school play!
At the school I just left there was a big trans movement and the school psychs were dealing with so many instances of older kids grooming younger ones and kids wanting to take hormone blockers only to decide later that they actually didn't want to. It was concerning them that these children were so influenced by anonymous people online that had a political agenda that could cause long term physical and psychological harm later on when they can't have kids of their own because of choices made when they were too young to understand the consequences. Having had to do ivf myself to have kids and experiencing the anguish of natural infertility, I share these concerns.
Furthermore, I've had many friends and colleagues suggesting that all girls schools are likely to become a thing of the past - which seems ludicrous considering women are still not treated equally.
Teaching literature, it has concerned me that the kids see feminist theory as irrelevant and out of date.
It seems to me professionally, that rather than becoming more inclusive, we're actually going backwards when it comes to women and girls ability to hold space in society - and as a woman, mother and teacher of mostly girls and some trans people, this concerns me for our place as women in a society which is still inherently sexist.
The debate is non-existent and so easily shut down by calling someone a TERF. What is this doing for critical thinking and true diversity of opinion and identity? #SingleSexSpaces #GirlsSchools #Grooming