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?
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.
I agree with you, I had to help my cousins little girl understand that very thing. This is the article, http://bereanresearch.org/call-it-gende … -or-girls/
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.
Yes absolutely. The earlier children learn the reality, the more evolved they'll remain for life.
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?
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.
This is too confusing for children. Nor is it appropriate.
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