It must be so annoying to the Establishment that the boarding and Wounded Leaders issue just won’t go away.
Today’s Observer has another long piece by Alex Renton, interviewing Sally Fraser, who is married to an ex-boarder, and who heads up the Boarding School Action website, but also uncomfortably getting inside the family life of one who was abused at boarding school.
Earlier, in the Times, Kate Morris talked about what her own boarding did to her.
Britain’s most widely read journal for therapists, Therapy Today, was kind enough to commission and article from me on the political fall out from our habit of privileged abandonment. And more: they made it the cover story, devoted the entire editorial to it and reprised an article of mine from 2011 on their website. In the earlier piece they were keen to keep political references out, but now they want as much as possible in.
The times seem to be changing, but can we go the next step and do something about this noxious boarding culture? Would readers write to their MPs for a start? Lets see if we can make a diffference.