what children should be taught about sex and gender, and when, has become a hot topic across the country. But the parents didn’t choose it – it was forced on them.
Beginning in September, first graders from New Jersey learns about gender identity according to new guidelines for sex education. Parents received sample lesson plans at a February Westfield Board of Education meeting; One read: “You may feel like a boy even if you have body parts that some people might say are ‘girl’ parts. You may feel like a girl even if you have body parts that some people might say are “boy” parts. And you may not feel like a boy or a girl, but you’re a little bit of both. No matter how you feel, you are perfectly normal!”
Aside from the appropriateness of teaching 7-year-olds that their gender is malleable, the news from New Jersey follows massive left-wing outrage at the Parents’ Rights in Education Bill signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — a law that many on the left called “unnecessary.”
Florida law prohibits teaching sexual orientation and gender identity. And while left-wing activists and their media assistants have branded the bill “don’t say gay,” despite the fact that straight is also a sexual orientation, parents I spoke to specifically point to gender education as the reason they do so support bill.
The Washington Post editorial board has spoken out against the law, with the words, of course: “There is no justifiable reason for any of these measures. They are all rooted in the anachronistic belief that discussions about gender and sexuality somehow endanger children.”
But there’s a very valid reason: parents want to protect their young children from inappropriate teaching about sex, whether straight or gay. More importantly, parents know that the idea of gender flexibility is being forced upon their younger and younger children. The notion that it isn’t is pure gaslighting, and New Jersey’s guidelines are just further proof of that.
Parents have watched the society around them change to what the mad left has demanded. You know it’s happening. They will fight against it being foisted on their children.
A video of Dennis Prager’s 2019 performance on Real Time with Bill Maher surfaced over the weekend. In it, Prager says that because colleges are putting tampons in men’s restrooms, we’re being asked to accept that men can menstruate. Maher and the rest of the panel openly mocked Prager. Now we all know that Prager was right.
If we fast-forward just three years, our health officials will no longer use “mother” when talking about childbirth, but will default to “birth person.” These aren’t fringe leftists on the Berkeley campus; the Biden administration uses such language in its budget for fiscal year 2022 and in Statements that are supposedly appealing the “health crisis for black mothers”. No one tells them what the word “motherly” means, lest it be erased as well.
Liberal media will pretend that conservatives are starting a “culture war,” as the New York Times did in David Leonhardt and Ian Prasad Philbrick’s “Friday in the Morning” newsletter. They wrote: “‘The right is using trans identity among children as a wedge,’ says our colleague Emily Bazelon, who writes on legal issues.”
Absolutely backward. The extreme left uses trans identity as a bulldozer; they’ve overrun the liberal city – and they’re coming for our house.
In her book Irreversible Damage Abigail Shrier laid out how schools no longer see themselves as academic institutions, but as places where the politics of sexual identity are at the center of all conversations. This isn’t conjecture: A Los Angeles Unified School District program coordinator wrote to Shrier, “We’re technically an educational institution,” but aspire to be a “source of social justice.”
Parents have heard this loud and clear and are fighting back in many places. Thank you, but no thanks for this social justice. We want our educational institutions back.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/10/nj-gender-identity-lessons-prove-parents-were-right-to-worry/ NJ Gender Identity Lessons Prove Parents’ Concerns Were Right