NSW Schools to eliminate offensive phrases ‘boys’ and ‘girls’, replace with gender-neutral ‘earthlings’
SYDNEY, NSW – Schools in NSW will be encouraged to cease using outdated phrases for students like ‘boys’ and ‘girls’, and instead incorporate the more inclusive language of ‘earthlings’.
It comes as part of the NSW Department of Education’s intent to remove gender specific terminology in an attempt to eliminate any form of offense and/or discrimination.
The Damascus Dropbear caught up with Georgina Harrison, head of the NSW Department of Education to discuss the possible amendments.
“Our mission is create a diverse and accepting culture within our schools, removing any barriers of offence that may prohibit such,” Harrison explains.
“In the 21st century, the idea of ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ is clearly outdated and feeds into discriminatory and transphobic rhetoric.”
“We just want to make education as least offensive as we can for children, where possibilities and pronouns are limitless.”
“So fellow earthlings, go and learn as global citizens of our new educative equality emotionless environment.”
The initiative comes on the back of a push suggesting terms such as ‘sportsmanship’ and ‘man-on’ should be removed from the playground, ironically from academics who never actually played any sport.
Suggestions have also been made for the schools to ban all playtime, in order to prevent any instances of bullying from occurring and students feeling left out.
The NSW Greens political party have of course applauded the move, but have expressed concern that it may make those who identify as extra-terrestrial uncomfortable.