What happens at school when a girl doesn’t act like a girl

Several schools have sparked public outrage recently for how they’ve handled children who seemed to veer from gender expectations – including a short-haired Virginia girl who seemed too boyish to people at her Christian school and a boy in North Carolina who brought a “My Little Pony” bag to school.

Gender nonconforming students, who don’t follow stereotyped notions about their sex, and transgender students, who identify with the sex opposite the one assigned at birth, often face harassment, bullying, and misunderstanding at school. But the good news, advocates say, is that schools are getting better at including them and accommodating their needs…

Read more at The Christian Science Monitor. 

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