Unisex toilets in schools leaving female students too afraid to use loo

first_imgNZ Herald 18 February 2019Family First Comment: No surprise.“According to Women’s Voices Wales, some girls are refraining from using the toilet during school hours because of a lack of privacy and taunts from boys including “period shaming”… some girls stop drinking water during the day to avoid going to the bathroom and some students have complained of sexual harassment and a lack of privacy.”And it’s a problem in NZ also! www.askmefirst.nzSchoolgirls are too afraid to use unisex toilets at school over fears from boys and sexual harassment, campaigners warn.In the UK a growing number of schools are ditching separate sex toilets over claims they are not inclusive to transgender children.Schools say they are implementing unisex toilets as a way to stop bullying and help all genders feel safe.However, according to Women’s Voices Wales, some girls are refraining from using the toilet during school hours because of a lack of privacy and taunts from boys including “period shaming”.According to the campaigners, some girls stop drinking water during the day to avoid going to the bathroom and some students have complained of sexual harassment and a lack of privacy.One parent of a secondary school girl told the Daily Express: “She won’t use the toilets and tries to last all day. Boys are always speculating on whether girls are having their periods according to how long they take in the toilet.”The mother claims when she spoke to the headmaster she was told her daughter should go to the nurse’s office if she has any issues.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12204733Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods return to LaSalle for May 18 Spring Shootout

first_imgLaSALLE, Ill. – IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods return to LaSalle Speedway for the Thursday, May 18 Spring Shootout presented by Hoker Trucking.The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying feature for Modifieds pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $125 to start. Northern SportMods run for $600 to win and $100 to start.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be given in both divisions. Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points will also be awarded to Modifieds.There is no entry fee for either IMCA division. Pit passes are $40. Spectator admission is $35 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.More information is available at the www.lasallespeedway.com website or by calling 815 223-6900.LaSalle also hosts the third annual IMCA One Night Stand Aug. 4 and 5.  IMCA Late Models race for $1,000 to win on Friday while $3,000 is the top prize for Modifieds, Late Models and Northern SportMods on Saturday night.last_img read more

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Marshall century helps USA clinch ODI status for the first time

first_img…Oman become second team of the day to clinch ODI statusBy Peter Della Penna in WindhoekXAVIER Marshall’s first official international century for USA set the platform for his team to secure ODI status for the first time in their history as they cruised past Hong Kong at United Cricket Club.USA were sent in – they lost their fourth consecutive toss in Namibia – and former West Indies Test player Marshall anchored the innings after losing opening partner Monank Patel at the end of the second over.Monank, who was Man-of-the-Match for his unbeaten 70 a day earlier against Papua New Guinea, chipped a leading edge back to off-spinning all-rounder Kinchit Shah.Marshall got off to a sluggish start, scoring 18 off his first 55 balls, before he was dropped twice in the space of three overs off Ehsan Khan. The first chance was a scorching drive that Ehsan did well to protect his face from, but the second, when he was on 23, was a straightforward chance to midwicket that captain Anshuman Rath couldn’t hold.Rath’s drop cost Hong Kong dearly as not only did Marshall go on to make a century off 153 balls, but also compiled an 184-run partnership with Steven Taylor, who hit 88 in 95 balls.Fast bowler Kaleemullah and Oman Cricket director Pankaj Khimji celebrate their gaining ODI status.It’s the highest second-wicket stand in USA’s one-day cricket history and their fourth highest partnership for any wicket. One ball after Marshall brought up his century with a boundary over midwicket, though, he fell to spark a flurry of wickets. But Timil Patel’s cameo of 34 not out off 12 balls concluded the innings with two sixes over long-on to take USA to 280.The chase proved to be anticlimactic after Ali Khan struck the decisive blow in the sixth over. Khan trapped the tournament’s leading scorer Rath with an in-swinging yorker for his tournament-high 13th wicket.From there, victory was assured as Hong Kong played to limit the damage to their net run-rate for the majority of their innings as they still hold a chance of securing fourth place.Scores: USA 280 for 8 (Marshall 100, Taylor 88, Timil 34*; Kinchit 4-37, Aizaz 2-57) beat Hong Kong 196 for 7 (Kinchit 45, Aizaz 35*, Ehsan 31*; Gore 2-49) by 84 runs.Oman became the second team on the day to clinch ODI status, about 45 minutes after USA, as Sandeep Goud struck an unbeaten 57, including the winning six, with five balls to spare to keep Oman unbeaten with a win over Namibia.Four years earlier at Malahide, Oman had secured T20I status with a dramatic win over the same opponents at the World T20I Qualifier and Goud’s knock provided a bit of déjà vu at Affies Park for Oman.Scores: Oman 214 for 6 (Goud 57*, Suraj 51, Ilyas 44, Frylinck 3-34) beat Namibia 213 for 9 (Smit 60, Green 46, Erasmus 30, Fayyaz 3-52, Khawar 2-23, Zeeshan 2-27) by four wickets. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

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