“The first day of school, when we all walked in and saw the bathrooms were gender neutral and everybody could go into the other gender’s bathroom, it was bizarre,” grade 11 student Graeme Gibson said.
“First, it was a shock, then everybody was like, ‘Why is this happening? What the heck is going on?’”
The capitulation of the establishment to the politics of transgenderism has been astonishing. I’m struggling to remember any other time when a new and contested ideology has been so uncritically embraced by the powers-that-be.
In a blog posted online Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer at the Church of England, said it was “incumbent on us as Christians to act to create welcoming schools where all pupils are honoured and respected members of their community.”
The Church has come under fire after it released advice for teachers in church schools which said that primary school-age boys and girls should be allowed to dress up in whatever they choose, regardless of their gender, including a “tutu, princess’s tiara and heels and/or the fireman’s helmet, tool belt and superhero cloak”.
“We must continue driving real change in Canada’s boardrooms, executive offices and workplaces in order to achieve gender balance. The only path forward is inclusion – where we leverage differences and work towards building a stronger, more dynamic corporate Canada. We need progressive and collaborative efforts like the Alliance to motivate collective action, advance progress for Canada’s talented women and strengthen our economic future,” says Victor Dodig, Chair of the 30% Club Canada and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board.
What about race and religion?
The backlash from parents was intense.
An NPR article, published Sunday, laments “gender-segregated” sports, suggesting that separation of men and women in competitive sports be reconsidered in order to accommodate leftist notions of “gender” and “transgenderism.”
Instead of learning to respect the historic, written words of one of our country’s most important documents, students in one teacher’s class at Salk Elementary School were taught an adulterated version in which the teacher inserted “gender-neutral” terms.
A new fifth grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary is asking students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom.
Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack sent the request home in a letter to parents headlined “About Mx. Bressack.”
“… my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.’ I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural,” the letter reads, “but students catch on pretty quickly.”
Parents Nikki and Louise Draven say they are ‘just ordinary’ and are being ‘who they want to be’.
James Damore, the Google engineer that was fired for writing a memo criticizing the company’s diversity policies, said in a Thursday interview that Google employees publicly criticize people based on race and gender in meetings.
It is of course absurd that we continue to have to debate the clear, undeniable science and morality of life in the womb, the unmistakable truth of what is marriage, and the like, but to have to debate seriously with large segments of our culture — including high-ranking officials in the worlds of science and politics — what is a man and what is a woman is perhaps the highest level of absurdity any human being in America with two brain cells to rub together has had to endure. Again, we see, liberalism corrupts.
American society is drowning in the dank waters of an anti-God reformation of belief, in which truth, purity, and beauty are despised while cults of selfishness and pride are venerated. Our minds are bedeviled by the “lesbian-gay-bisexual” obsession; our mouths babble about “gender.”
She was commenting on the government’s proposals, which emerged at the weekend, to speed up and de-medicalise the process of changing gender. Current rules require an applicant to have had a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and to provide evidence that they have been in transition for at least two years.
The mommy-blogging biology deniers are at it again!
Equality for women in sport? From Paul Kengor at Crisis:
At Cromwell High School in Connecticut, a 15-year-old boy with a mustache recently crushed female competitors in track and field, to the great dismay of the girls who have spent many intense days training so hard.
This doesn’t seem fair, does it?
It does in the left’s brave new world of fundamental transformation.
The boy, you see, calls himself a girl. That’s his self-proclaimed “gender identity.” And all’s fair in the bizarre universe of modern-day LGBTQ liberalism.More.
Reality check: Maybe this is a hoax but it certainly need not be. And it will get worse, then worse.
Progressives do not believe in competition and certainly not in letting the best competitor win. They live to control other human beings and fashion them into the parts needed for their self-glorification machine.
If those girls do not drop out of every form of progressivism, they are just finished and it is hard to feel sorry for them. They were not able to appreciate the good that their lives as women are for them, so they will, unfortunately, have no lives at all, really. Just progressives to be afraid of, in terms of what they will think up next.
See also: SJWs Stream Into Science: Don’t Cite White Male Geographers. If that’s the attitude, it is either science or them. You pick.