Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Children, Sexuality, and the Law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sacha M. Coupet and Ellen Marrus

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780814723852

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 16 January 2022

Policing Gender on the Playground

Policing Gender on the Playground

Interests, Needs, and Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth

(p.186) 8 Policing Gender on the Playground
Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Sacha M. Coupet

NYU Press

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of transgenderism and gender non-conformity in minors and examines the ways in which gender expression is subject to regulation within the public schools. The term “transgender” as applied to children typically encompasses a broader range of behaviors, including both the gender incongruency evident when some children express that they are “born in the wrong body” as well as those children whose gender expressions falls far outside of the stereotypical boundaries—a category referred to as “gender non-conforming children.” Unfortunately, research shows that transgender students often face unsafe school environments, including verbal harassment, physical harassment, and physical assault. The central question then is whether and how schools are required to make accommodations to support transgender children.

Keywords:   transgenderism, gender non-conformity, gender expression, transgender children

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.