This post is a follow-up to Monday’s post about the “genderless baby.” The worldview that motivated the Canadian couple to hide the gender of their baby can also be found a little bit closer to homeâ€”in a California public school.
An Oakland elementary school contracted a group called “Gender Spectrum” to make a presentation to their students. What was supposed to be “anti-bullying lessons” for elementary children actually turned out to be indoctrination in contemporary gender theory. One news report describes it this way:
“The lessons were presented by an outside anti-bullying educational group called Gender Spectrum, paid for with a $1,500 grant from the California Teachers Union.
“Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, taught the classes. In the kindergarten class he asked the 5- and 6-year-olds to identify if a toy was a ‘girl toy’ or a ‘boy toy’ or both. He also asked which students liked the color pink, prompting many to raise their hands, to which he responded that that boys can like pink, too. . .
“‘Gender identity is one’s own sense of themselves. Do they know themselves to be a girl? Do they know themselves to be a boy? Do they know themselves to be a combination?’ Baum said. ‘Gender identity is a spectrum where people can be girls, feel like girls, they feel like boys, they feel like both, or they can feel like neither.’
“Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint told FoxNews.com that the two-day lesson plan for all 350 students at the school was intended to emphasize that not all children will conform to gender norms.”
Once again, ideas have consequences. In this case, contemporary gender theory is presented as the cure for bullying in a public school. This suggests that a more traditional view of gender causes bullying. Nothing could be further from the truth, but that is the message that many children are getting. Read the rest here, and check out my post from Monday for an alternative view.