Comments: FOTCR™ minus 6

I thought that was the name for those animal headed gods the Egyptians were so fond of?

Posted by Debster on 19 December, 2023 at 10:49 PM

You've probably just stumbled upon the next extension to the phenomenon Debster.

Posted by Blue Witch on 20 December, 2023 at 7:54 AM

In Harry Potter someone who can switch is an "Animagus".

Posted by Joho on 20 December, 2023 at 9:39 AM

In my day, trains were enough in the playground...

Posted by Tim W. on 20 December, 2023 at 10:04 AM

How should education professionals deal with children who express doubt about their gender or sexual identity? With sensitivity, understanding, and respect. As I hope they always have, in the main.

Unlike the former Home Secretary, who apparently does not believe that transgender people exist (tell that to the ghost of Jan Morris, who transitioned well before social media was thought of).

This useless official guidance has taken 5 years to get published and may well be unlawful.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/dec/20/schools-in-uk-face-legal-risks-if-they-follow-new-transgender-guidance

Posted by Andrew on 20 December, 2023 at 11:14 PM

AFAIK, the whole "identifying as cats" thing was a spoof from earlier this year that somehow then got taken as being utterly serious, hence lots of po-faced "need to know more" gubbins going on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litter_boxes_in_schools_hoax for more info (I know Wikipedia is not The Source For All Truth, but in this case it's a useful reference)

Posted by Lyle on 22 December, 2023 at 10:43 AM

And clearly some children got wind of it and decided to go with it, as this request came as a result of several referrals the person asking had received. As ever, kids jump on any bandwagon to get attention they can't get in other ways.

Posted by Blue Witch on 22 December, 2023 at 12:00 PM