In what is possibly one of the most unsettling examples of political correctness, schools in Lincoln, Nebraska, are training teachers to completely disavow gender, and avoid referring to pupils as ‘boys and girls’.
Liberty minded Independent news website Nebraska Watchdog uncovered the documents. In one handout, entitled “12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness,” teachers are advised to “Avoid asking kids to line up as boys or girls or separating them by gender.”
“Instead, use things like ‘odd and even birth date,’ or ‘Which would you choose: skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.’ … Always ask yourself, ’Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the material states.
“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys & girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” it continues, before providing further utterly ludicrous suggestions such as ‘campers,’ ‘readers,’ athletes’ or even ‘purple penguins’.
The material then gets downright weird, stating “Provide an opportunity for every student to identify a preferred name or pronoun. … When you find it necessary to reference gender, say ‘Boy, girl, both or neither.’”
In wording that wouldn’t look out of place in Aldous Huxley’s fictional dystopia Brave New World, the material even tells teachers how to respond if and when children question why they should avoid terms that identify gender.
“When asked why, use this as a teachable moment. Emphasize to students that your classroom recognizes and celebrates the gender diversity of all students.” the material urges.
The documents use material from a website called itspronouncedmetrosexual.com, a self described “comedy show and online resource about snap judgments, identity, and oppression.”
While on the surface it appears to promote gender equality, it doesn’t take much digging to discover that in reality the site promotes ‘gender neutrality’ – a bizarre politically correct concept that asserts there are no differences at all between male and female human beings.
In an info-graphic, produced by the website and used by Lincoln schools, a traditional ‘Gingerbread man’ is replaced with a ‘Genderbread person’.
The description of the image (click to enlarge) reads “Gender is one of those things everyone thinks they understand, but most people don’t.”
“It’s not either/or,” the handout continues, “In many cases it’s both/and. A bit of this, a dash of that.” The document, which is designed to be handed out to kids, encourages the reader to define their gender based on how much they align with “what you understand to be the options for gender” such as “two-spirit” and “gender/queer.”
Elsewhere in the documents used by teachers in Lincoln is a handout that defines “gender identity” as “a psychological quality; unlike biological sex, it can’t be observed or measured, only reported by the individual. Like biological sex, it consists of more than two categories, including those who identify as a third gender, two-spirit (both), or agender (neither).”
The material also encourages teachers to shape the minds of children by sharing “personal anecdotes from your own life that reflect gender inclusiveness. Even better, share examples when you were not gender inclusive in your thinking, words or behaviors, what you learned as a result, and what you will do differently next time.”
Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel defended the materials, telling local radio host Kevin Thomas that “our position, ours is inclusiveness. … We know that there’s a correlation between bullying and gender, as well as sexual preference, and so you know, as a school district, we’re just trying to provide information for our folks to understand that a little bit better.”
“I’m happy, I’m pleased,” Joel added, “because we have to create an awareness amongst ourselves, that we have kids coming to us from so many different backgrounds, and some of those are confusing to the students themselves, to other students, and to some of our staff.”
While the materials have only been distributed to limited schools so far, the intention is to spread them further, possibly exposing close to 40,000 children to the notion that gender is defunct.
When asked what the school would do if some teachers and parents disagreed with the material on political or religious grounds, Joel stated “If we have teachers that are offended or bothered by what it is we’re trying to do as a school system, in serving all students and all populations and all demographics, then they need to meet with their principal and talk through that, but the expectation is that we’re going to do it.”
Al Riskowski, executive director of the Nebraska Family Alliance, hit back at school officials’ position, saying that the materials go “way beyond trying to teach someone how to respect another individual,” and accusing officials of attempting to re-educate people to a “whole new idea of boy-girl.”
Riskowski describes the material as a revision of the “gender spectrum philosophy,” adding that the notion “your biology at birth doesn’t designate who you are,” but instead you’re on a “gender spectrum” is at odds with the beliefs of “almost everyone in the community.”
Hat tip: Daily Caller
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.