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Gender Theory Hits K-12 Schools

Posted on | October 9, 2014 | 109 Comments

When I describe radical feminism as taught in university Women’s Studies programs, one typical reaction is, “So what? That’s just a bunch of academics. Besides, wait until those idiots get their Women’s Studies degrees. Where are they gonna get a job?”

Maybe your child’s school. Katherine Timpf reports at National Review:

A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.
“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.
“Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”
“Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says.
The instructions were part of a list called “12 steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” developed by Gender Spectrum, an organization that “provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.”

Read the whole thing. You might also want to read the Gender Spectrum guidelines. Readers will perhaps not be surprised to learn that Gender Spectrum founder Stephanie Brill is author of The Queer Parent’s Primer and The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth, and co-author of The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. In a 2010 interview, Brill said: “As a part of the butch/trans community, my social and professional world is very gender diverse.” So at least she practices what she preaches, eh?

The point is that this kind of radicalism can’t be contained to college campuses. Inevitably, the feminists who learn “gender theory” in Women’s Studies programs will want to implement those theories throughout society, including your local public schools — even in Nebraska! As I have previously explained (“Radical Lesbian Feminism: Coming Soon to a Public School Classroom Near You?”), the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is pushing to introduce “gender studies” to the high school curriculum, “creating innovative spaces for young people to engage in feminism and activism, equity, and social justice in today’s classrooms.” The AAUW symposium on this program featured lesbian teacher Ileana Jimenez.

The hashtag #IDG2014 is for “International Day of the Girl” and, when you see radical feminists declaring how “committed to culture change” they are, doesn’t this make you just slightly curious as to what direction they intend to change culture?





 

 

Comments

  • DeadMessenger

    I can see you didn’t read the book itself, as it does not say what you are claiming it says. For example, it speaks extensively about homosexuals imprisoned and killed by Nazis, and explains why some were targeted thus.

    Perhaps you shouldn’t take the word of homosexuals in the anti-Christian lobby (who also didn’t read the book) as fact.

  • DeadMessenger

    I fear no one, and nothing, except God, which goes to show what you know about me. You yourself sound like an anti-heterosexual bigot, though.

    Again, it’s clear that you yourself have not read the book, because your claims are unsubstantiated.

    I also seriously doubt that you have read “every book on Nazi Germany”, but when you do, feel free to return and comment further. Start with “The Pink Swastika”, then come back with actual proof of your claims. And don’t try thumbing through it and pulling some “proof texts” out of context, because I’ll still know you didn’t read it.

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  • Quartermaster

    The knowledge of sexual selection existed long before Darwin. We use in selective breeding and it is well founded in fact. Darwinian evolution attempted to appropriate the idea, but it doesn’t fit.

    Your inability to recognize the difference between Science and Philosophical Speculation, places you on the level of the RadFems who have nothing but Philosophical Speculation behind them. Alas, for them, and you, reality says something quite different.

  • Quartermaster

    For some strange reason, the majority of the organizations that are fighting the creeping idiocy are Christian Organizations. Your statement is stupidly bigoted as it denies the very reality you think doesn’t exist.

  • Mig1981

    The problem is that hardcore christian conservatives like yourself are trying to fight pseudoscience with pseudoscience. It doesn’t work, you’re just making it more difficult for the rest of us.

  • Mig1981

    I have studied evolutionary biology, there is enough evidence to support the theory, can’t even deal with the fact that I’m discussing with a creationist. Artificial breeding has NOTHING to do with sexual selection in darwinian theory, keep showing how horribly uneducated you are. YOU are the problem my friend, YOU are the reason why pseudo-scientific feminists can point fingers at their critics and laugh at them being unscientific.

  • Quartermaster

    It is self evident you have no idea of what science is. You are also under the misapprehension you can deal with the left on the basis of science and logic. That would be assuming you have science on your side, and you don’t.

  • Quartermaster

    You’re hilarious. You want to fight pseudo-science with Darwin’s philosophical meanderings. Good luck with that.

    You obviously don’t have the slightest idea what I am talking about because you have a serious brain block, or can’t read.