Education is the battleground in the new gender war. Students, especially in public schools, are being exposed to a dizzying array of theories of sexuality and gender. The push for same-sex marriage is just one part of the fight, and we need to be vigilant about the content to which our children are exposed.
Safe Schools is just one local example of radical gender theory condensed into a school program. Abroad, there is a fight to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. In an initiative which has since been scrapped, primary school students in North Carolina were given a pro-transgender story book entitled “Jacob’s New Dress”. Some schools in the UK are beginning to allow children to identify as whichever gender they choose.
Students are not only receiving this information from teachers, but from fellow students. One student newspaper serving students aged 11 to 13 from a US middle school in Virginia featured an informational article titled “Nonbinary Spectrum and Gender Identity”. The piece regurgitated LGBTI lobby talking points on transgenderism: “Cisgender people are statistically more common than transgender people, which is part of why transgender rights are so controversial.”
The article detailed transgender terms, ending with a request for students to “please respect all genders”:
Binary trans people are people whose identities fit into the gender binary–either male or female. The terms FTM and MTF refer to binary trans people. FTM refers to someone assigned female at birth who identifies as male, and MTF refers to someone assigned male at birth who identifies as female.
Some of the more confusing gender theory terms described in the student paper included demigender and genderflux:
Students ages 11-13 are believing what they are taught and swallowing it as fact. There is no dialogue about whether this is true, or about the major implications of believing this. If such topics are discussed in school, should not healthy dialogue and debate be invited on these issues?
Very few parents would be comfortable with the idea of their child identifying as “demigender” or “genderflux”, let alone “deminonbinary”. However, few parents are speaking out on these issues and expressing their discomfort with the concepts. Students need to be supported in their growth and development but they should not be supported in taking radical steps to change their gender. Absurd gender terminology complicates the already confusing process of finding one’s place in the world.
Education is the forefront of the gender and marriage debates. Children, and especially teenagers, struggle enough without injecting radical ideology into their education.
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