Is it appropriate for the public school system to teach children about gender id

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (9 posts)
  1. brittvan22 profile image80
    brittvan22posted 4 years ago

    Is it appropriate for the public school system to teach children about gender identity?

    So there is one of the largest public schools that is trying to incorporate gender identity in its curriculum teaching children there is no such thing as being 100 % male or 100% female you are both? Any thoughts?

  2. ChristinS profile image47
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    I think depending on how it's presented it is completely ok.  I think more it delves into not expecting people to conform to stereotypical gender roles.  For example, it's ok for a girl to hate pink and want to be an engineer someday and to enjoy math.  It's also perfectly acceptable for boys to have emotions other than happy and angry and to not necessarily enjoy sports for example.

    None of us are wholly in line with traditional gender roles.  I am 100% woman, but I have always hated pink, destroyed my Barbies and played with bugs and built things with blocks when I was little.  My grandmother was always all about being prim, prissy and proper for little girls etc. and so it was sometimes a battle of wills lol. 

    I think teaching boys and girls that they can do what they choose and it doesn't make them "less" of a woman or man is perfectly and wholly acceptable - and welcomed as far as I'm concerned.

    1. brittvan22 profile image80
      brittvan22posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, I had to help my cousins little girl understand that very thing.  This is the article, … -or-girls/

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't have said this any better! I agree. We've all been indoctrinated with gender identity- this is not new. Instead, we are finally accepting that some of us relate more to female or male traits regardless of our sex.

  3. Akriti Mattu profile image74
    Akriti Mattuposted 4 years ago

    Yes absolutely. The earlier children learn the reality, the more evolved they'll remain for life.

    1. brittvan22 profile image80
      brittvan22posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Could you go more into detail about the earlier they learn the reality?

  4. Dr Billy Kidd profile image94
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 4 years ago

    The 18-30 year olds that I interviewed told me they new about gays and lesbians by the 8th grade. They were all fine with it.
    So, why bother to teach it in the schools?

    1. brittvan22 profile image80
      brittvan22posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I understand where you're coming from, in the article they wanted to teach the children no one is 100% anything male or female you are both. I tend to disagree with that, I agree with Christin, but I think that is up to the parent not the school.

  5. tamarawilhite profile image89
    tamarawilhiteposted 4 years ago

    This is too confusing for children. Nor is it appropriate.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)