From Barbara Kay at MercatorNet:
The state of Delaware is poised to adopt what is known as “Regulation 225.” Approved both by the Delaware State Education Association and Gov. John Carney, Regulation 225 would safeguard children’s “protected characteristics,” such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Section 7.4(1) of 225’s Prohibition of Discrimination Code states, “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race, which is maintained in the school.”
Gender isn’t news. But race? Are they really going there? Yes, they apparently are.
Big Pharma must be pretty pleased with this upward trend, since kids who present as trans and are encouraged to transition will spend a lifetime on hormones. That’s nice for pharmaceutical companies specializing in hormones. At the moment, there isn’t a hormone for skin darkening. But what if there was? If I were an amoral Big Pharma executive, I would be asking myself what it would take to create a race “chicken,” a hormone-like easy-popping substance that turned your skin dark and kept it dark as long as you kept popping it. And one that, unlike cross-hormones, didn’t render you sterile. More.
Reality check: Will fluidity cause more entitlement claims and demands for accommodation or fewer? Class, discuss.
See also: Affirmative action: Asian Americans affirm hiding their heritage “I assumed “Mak” isn’t a popularly known Chinese surname in the U.S.; my dad used to jokingly point out that it’s one letter off from the Gaelic surname “Mack.” Maybe an oblivious admissions officer would mistake me for Scottish. (I didn’t tell my father how much I’d hoped our family name would be misread.) ” (Will these people benefit?)
Helen Fleischer looks to change the fashion industry and help those in the trans and gender-nonconforming communities get the underwear they want and need with her startup, IntimaQ.
The ACLU is now fighting to have the comprehensive sex education standards implemented in California foisted upon schoolchildren in grades K-12 across the nation.
Under the new legislation, companies that employ more than 25 people will have to obtain a government certificate to demonstrate they adhere to pay equality.
I bet the certificate costs a pretty penny – either way, the government wins.
There’s no word on whether there are plans to accommodate the 29 other Tumblr genders.
The singer, who is 38 and married to motorcycle racer Carey Hart, 42, told the U.K.’s The People she does not want her children defined by their gender. Pink said she is delighted her 6-year-old daughter Willow told her she wants to marry an African woman when she grows up.
Two childhood friends have joined forces to create a line of high heels, designed especially for men, in an attempt to break down stereotypes and encourage more acceptance and understanding approach to gender fluidity.
Critics have called the plans an ‘idealogical tsunami’ and expressed fears for women’s safety.
What could go wrong, especially in a city full of tolerant Muslims?
“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.