Girl was ‘humiliated’ after being denied access to the school restrooms while on her menstruation.
EVEN THOUGH she was on her period, a GIRL was denied access to the school restrooms, according to her father.
The girl’s father, who did not want to be identified in order to protect his daughter’s identity, claimed she was “humiliated” after being unable to use the restroom at Northampton International Academy (NIA). As part of the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 epidemic, the school amended its restroom policy, closing them during classes.
Young women being obliged to “signpost when they are on their period” is “embarrassing” and “distressing,” according to the parent.
Students can use the restrooms if they have a toilet pass, however the young lady was on her menstrual cycle and needed to use the restroom right away when school resumed in September.
According to Northants Live, she had to use her phone to text her mother, who then called the school to request that her daughter use the restroom.
“A young woman should not have to go through so many hoops to maintain her hygiene and dignity,” her father stated.
“This policy would not be tolerated in any workplace.”
A young woman should not have to go through so many hoops to retain her dignity and hygiene.
The father of the young lady
He has written to the school and attempted to contact to speak with a member of the senior leadership team, but has been told that no one is available.
The school, which is located in Northampton’s Semilong neighborhood, has justified the policy, claiming that it was implemented “to maximize teaching time and avoid disrupting sessions.”
People who menstruate, on the other hand, are advised to change their tampon or sanitary towel at least every four hours, and preferably more frequently. This can be considerably more regular depending on the flow.
According to Plan International UK, a children’s charity that promotes gender equality, 48% of girls aged 14 to 21 in the United Kingdom are embarrassed by their period.
“I’m positive that any youngster in need of the bathroom, especially for personal hygiene concerns, is less likely to perform at their best inside the session,” the girl’s father stated.
“This purported policy shift appears to have little to do with boosting education.” “Brinkwire Summary News,” NIA. “This shift appears to be a show of force.”