The head of one of the leading all-girls schools in London said that she will no longer be calling her students “girls,” in order to avoid potentially offending pupils who are questioning their gender. “I try not to say ‘girls,’ [but] when you have been teaching for 20 years it is very hard not to say ‘girls,'” said Sally-Anne Huang, headmistress of the private James Allen’s Girls’ School in south London, according to

The Sunday Times. Huang revealed that she has changed her vocabulary in recent years, as transgender issues have become more prominent. The headmistress said that she tries to say “pupils” instead of “girls,” and use the pronoun “they” instead of “she,” in order “to be sensitive to the feelings of transgender students.” READ MORE