Is the Scotland Police’s Attempt at Sensitivity Going Too Far?


Scotland’s new 140-page guideline book from the Association of Chief Police Officers has some common sense rules in it: Don’t refer to us as “homosexuals,” let MTF transexuals use the women’s bathroom, and don’t touch monks on their heads. Some 7,000 copies are being distributed to officers, who might find their way to the GLBT section, part of which reads, “A transgender person is not breaking the law by using the opposite gender toilet facilities from the gender they were labelled at birth.” But inside the force, “the guide has attracted derision for its political correctness,” reports The Christian Institute. Maybe that’s because the guidebook identifies new no-no words, including gender-specific “policeman”, “manpower,” and “unmanned.” Going overboard?