Radical gender activists are never appeased. Instead of “living and letting live,” they seem to want to force everyone around them to accept their ideology. In this case, they are trying to force people to stop calling biologically-born boys “boys” and biologically-born girls “girls”.
In the UK, advisors are being paid £200k to “train” teachers on what terms they can use when addressing students. Above all, teachers must NOT use gender specific terms such as “girls” and “boys,” for fear of offending transgender students.
The Daily Mail reported on the story:
Children as young as seven are to be taught in schools to stop using the terms 'boys' and 'girls' – in case they discriminate against transgender pupils.
A guidebook for teachers, parents and pupils to be sent to schools around Britain advises against using language that suggests there are only two genders. It also condemns saying 'ladies' and 'gents'.
Instead the book – described as 'damaging' by critics – offers a bewildering array of alternative terms to describe gender and sexuality. Children who think of themselves as being the gender with which they were born are described as 'cisgender'. Other terms offered include 'panromantic', 'intersex' and 'genderqueer'.
The book – Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? – also features the use of hormone blockers by a fictional 12-year-old ‘transitioning’ from female to male in order to stop the onset of puberty.
Billed by the publishers as ‘the first book to explain medical transitioning for children aged seven and above’, it is distributed by Educate & Celebrate, a Government-funded body that goes into primary and secondary schools to give lessons on ‘gender diversity’.
While transgender activists – to no one’s surprise – have lauded the initiative, others have condemned it. They have raised concerns that the suggestions from the book are damaging to children as they introduce uncertainty in gender, when in reality, it is a matter of basic biology.
Pushing young impressionable children to be uncertain about their innate biology leads to damaging effects. This indoctrination of gender ideology seeks to ensnare children at an early age, and then be ever present as they move through the different levels of their education. In 2009, the gender clinic at Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital treated six children with gender dysphoria. The Safe Schools Program was introduced the following year, and the numbers of children presenting with gender dysphoria increased dramatically. The clinic estimated that 250 children were treated this year. It’s not a coincidence: introducing gender ideology to children robs them of their innocence and leads them into uncertainty.
The madness isn’t only for school children. At Oxford University, it is still the policy of the student union to ask students “to introduce yourself with your preferred pronoun,” just to make sure that all students are kowtowing to the “gender neutral” norm.
In the aftermath of the UK redefining marriage, they have been wrestling with the consequences that have most directly affected children. We have seen children viewed as commodities, becoming “options” for adult’s whims and being used as tools for social experiments, among many other grievances.
Australia can look to the UK as an example of what happens when marriage is redefined. The consequences reverberate throughout education, culture, politics, business, society, and many other areas. This critical issue must be decided by the Australian citizens. Any other forced acceptance of same-sex marriage and its ensuing consequences is a blatant encroachment on the rights, voice, and freedoms of the Australian people.