Teachers Union: Don’t Call Students Boys or Girls, Call Them…

Teachers Union: Don’t Call Students Boys or Girls, Call Them…

November 4, 2016 By Regan Pifer 3 Comments

Oh Canada…. You’ve really done it this time.

Only our northern, peaceful neighbor–the Ned Flanders of the world–would introduce unicorns, drag, and gender swap activities into elementary schools to explain bisexuality and transgender identity.

Again, oh Canada.

According to The Daily Caller:

    The Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA), the top union for teachers in Alberta, Canada released the 152-page document called, “Prism Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions.” The guide is meant to assist teachers in creating an LBGTQ-inclusive environment in the classroom.

    The guide is intended to create “welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments for children and youth,” and asks teachers use gender-neutral language like “spouse” rather than husband and wife.

    One activity recommended for students is titled, “Drag 101.” The activity encourages students to “examine the performance of gender, specifically the exaggerated feminine aspects of dressing and acting in drag,” and compels students to invite local drag queens to come into the classroom and to organize a drag performance at the school.

    Another activity suggested is “Gender Swap,” where students select a piece of writing that is typically strongly associated with a particular gender, but one that is not the gender they identify with…

    …A “gender unicorn” is used as a way of “understanding gender” in the guide. The five-question survey is meant to show that there are a range of options for gender and sexual identities.

Inclusivity. Gender-neutral language. Drag performances. Unicorns to chart who you are “romantically attracted to” versus “sexually attracted to”.

This is for children?

Why in the world is a fourth grader being exposed to these questions? When did it become a teachers job to talk to young children about sex? Who children are attracted to–romantically and sexually?

As if childhood isn’t awkward enough…

Maybe Canada should provide adult magazines for the confused in the classroom?

How in the world can a fourth grader answer these questions? Why is any of this necessary?

But, for the sake of everyone feeling included, let’s make everyone feel uncomfortable and insecure; take the role of the parent, and expose children to various ways and walks of life.

Great idea, Canada.

And while you’re at it, don’t call children “boys” or “girls”. Instead, as the teachers union suggested, call them “comrade”.

Maybe we should just assign numbers.

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