Transgender Curriculum for Kindergarten

 

Our schools have been corrupted in many ways that are difficult to fathom: U.S. History has been distorted, English composition has been bastardized, standards continue to be lowered to accommodate the worst students. And now we are brainwashing students as early as kindergarten, saying that transgender students are normal. How did we arrive at this place?

We often point to the Leftist agenda for these changes in education. Just to give you an idea of how sophisticated these efforts are, we can look at Washington State, where the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has established new requirements. This summary gives you the highlights, from K-12. In the case of the OSPI, parents were not notified of these changes.

There is abundant data, which the mainstream media ignores, to show that allowing children to pursue changes to become transgender is child abuse. The potential damage these efforts can cause to our children are frightening. Michelle Cretella, M.D., pediatrician and president of the American College of Pediatricians, warns:

These professionals are using the myth that people are born transgender to justify engaging in massive, uncontrolled and unconsented experimentation on children who have a psychological condition that would otherwise resolve after puberty in the vast majority of cases. Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts, and untold psychological damage.

Yet Harvard Medical School has started a project:

. . . ‘The Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative,’ [is] styled as ‘a three-year plan to amend the core MD curriculum’ to reflect recent beliefs about transgenderism and gender ideology. The program is meant to teach medical students how to ‘provide high-quality, holistic health care for sexual and gender minority patients of all ages.’

The new program seeks a broad overhaul of the medical school’s curriculum in order to eliminate ‘assumptions or errors about sex and gender, such as conflating sexual orientation with gender identity, presuming gender is immutable or treating heterosexuality as a default.’

The thought of a six-year-old child who is trying to figure out his or her place in the world being bombarded with data that insists on “gender fluidity” is unconscionable.

And yet parents are believing this claptrap. Why?

The Progressives in our society have a tremendous advantage in spreading these lies. First, they rely on “authorities.” These authorities thrive on touting the latest thought and innovations in their fields, whether they are therapists, doctors, scientists or other professionals who tend to be elevated by the rest of society. They are, after all, “in the know.” They are supposed to be the guardians of society, the people who care for us, heal us, alleviate our pain and doubts.

Next, parents want their children to be special, to be seen by others as different from the rest. What better way to have a special child than to have him or her (or her or him) on the forefront of acknowledging their own gender fluidity? He or he is free to choose who they are and to do everything they can to realize and complete their own identity. And of course, parents want to be known as loving and supportive and caring, so they encourage these children to express and live their sexuality, however they “feel.”

Another reason that may be discussed less often is the single parent family or the socially isolated family. They have been raised with little or no religious identification, and do not see a religious community as a source for companionship, fellowship or counseling. Those communities are demonized in every way possible, so if a parent is looking for guidance in trying to decide how to respond to a child in distress about his or her sexuality, where should a parent go? Even if they went to a church or synagogue, the church leader could support gender fluidity and criticize parents for not supporting a confused child.

Not only are medical professionals seen as reliable authorities, but the education system is still held in esteem by many. If a teacher assures parents that they are doing the right thing to encourage a child to switch genders, they must know what is the proper thing to do — right? Many schools are now providing curricula that teach these distortions, and the curricula look professional and age-appropriate. Why should parents question what is true, when the schools have gone to all this trouble to educate their children?

A caring parent wants to do everything he or she can do to make a child feel whole and complete. The “abuse” from the school authorities needs to be offset by loving, protective parents, according to supporters of this movement:

Too often, school officials themselves single out these youth by refusing to respect their gender identity and even punishing them for expressing that identity. For example, 59% of trans students have been denied access to restrooms consistent with their gender identity. Rather than focusing on their education, many students struggle for the ability to come to school and be themselves without being punished for wearing clothes or using facilities consistent with who they are. Some are denied opportunities to go on field trips or participate in sports. Together with bullying and victim-blaming, these conflicts can lead to disproportionate discipline, school pushout, and involvement in the juvenile justice system.

I believe we live in a society of fools; of people who have forgotten, or never had a clear idea of what evil looks like; of how in trying to help our children we can destroy their lives; of how the pressures to conform can cloud our vision, distort our understanding and turn the meanings of good and evil on their heads.

As Ryan T. Anderson said and elaborates on in his book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment :

We should begin by recognizing that sex reassignment is physically impossible. Our minds and senses function properly when they reveal reality to us and lead us to knowledge of truth. And we flourish as human beings when we embrace the truth and live in accordance with it. A person might find some emotional relief in embracing a falsehood, but doing so would not make him or her objectively better off. Living by a falsehood keeps us from flourishing fully, whether or not it also causes distress.

I have no remedies. Do you?

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  1. Member

    Susan Quinn: I have no remedies. Do you?

    A hermit-like existence.

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:28 PM PDT
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I have no remedies. Do you?

    A hermit-like existence.

    Honestly, doesn’t it make you just want to crawl into a cave? And those poor children? It’s one thing to see the stupidity of college students who follow their unethical parents, but this is the worst abuse.

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:30 PM PDT
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    Homeschooling.

    Seriously. This is what my wife and I did (she did, and continues to do, most of the work).

    This is just the latest in the secular attacks on sexual morality in the schools. It was sex education and the de-stigmatizing of premarital sex in the 1960s and 1970s. It was pro-homosexuality indoctrination, starting in the late 1980s or 1990s. This is just another line crossed on a long, slippery slope.

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:32 PM PDT
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    Arizona Patriot (View Comment):

    Homeschooling.

    Seriously. This is what my wife and I did (she did, and continues to do, most of the work).

    This is just the latest in the secular attacks on sexual morality in the schools. It was sex education and the de-stigmatizing of premarital sex in the 1960s and 1970s. It was pro-homosexuality indoctrination, starting in the late 1980s or 1990s. This is just another line crossed on a long, slippery slope.

    I salute you and your wife! I also wrote a post on school voucher plans to give parents more choice, but will they think to screen the schools for this curriculum? We have to come up with ways to stymie the Progressive agenda, and I think home schooling is a great way to go. Thanks, @arizonapatriot.

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:39 PM PDT
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    This is nearly unfathomable (societally). This is truly unfathomable (personally).

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:43 PM PDT
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  6. Coolidge

    Such an important issue to tackle. Thank you, Susan.

    One Sunday during prime time, there was a one hour program offered up by CBS or NBC out of San Francisco, between 7 and 8 Pm back in January 2019. Its topic was the importance of establishing guidelines so that parents will realize that even a young child could be harmed forever if the gender issues that their behavior raised were not immediately addressed through socializing the child and through medical intervention.

    One thing I could not get over was that there was only perhaps seven minutes of commercials in that whole hour. Somebody bought and paid for that hour of experts testifying on the importance of re-establishing your kid’s gender as nature apparently goofs all the time these days.

    One child who was paraded as the typical first and second grader was a boy who now as being raised as a girl. She claimed she had never been alive until she was finally allowed to be her real self, at age 7. Of course, before he became a girl, he was not a major spokeschild for the gender identity politics. I imagine that being a celebrity probably does make a child feel more alive. Hormone therapy for this person will begin around the age of 12. Then their young body will be pummeled with hormones so that the sexual characteristics of the male sex are blocked.

    Childhood is extremely fluid and to force parents to undertake re-assigning the gender of their child via the indoctrination of a political viewpoint is nuts.

     

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:45 PM PDT
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    It’s amazing how much science “The Party of Science®” ignores in service to their politics.

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    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):
    f course, before he became a girl, he was not a major spokeschild for the gender identity politics. I imagine that being a celebrity probably does make a child feel more alive.

    It’s so awful. I just know this plays a part. I remember wanting to be recognized as a kid. But I let my grades speak for me! That special you saw is pure propaganda, @caroljoy. How do we fight that garbage? Who would even air it?

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    • March 18, 2019, at 12:54 PM PDT
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    Susan, have you read The Benedict Option, by Rod Dreher? Though it is aimed primarily at a Christian audience, the book is more broadly applicable. In it he suggests that people of faith in particular are going to have to start taking deliberate actions to preserve themselves against the maelstrom, and he offers a lot of thoughts on how best to do so. Though a lot of critics seem to misread it otherwise, he doesn’t suggest society withdrawal (which is basically impossible in this age) so much as forming deliberate sub communities and networks within society so as to support each other and rear children in ways that will preserve faith and moral guidance until such a time as this madness (and other madnesses) pass. Well worth the read.

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    CJ

    Take your kids out of government schools as fast as you can and homeschool. The schools cannot be reformed–they are working exactly as designed (read some John Taylor Gatto).

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    Susan Quinn Post author

    Wherever you stand, this will break your heart–

     

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    SkipSul (View Comment):

    Susan, have you read The Benedict Option, by Rod Dreher? Though it is aimed primarily at a Christian audience, the book is more broadly applicable. In it he suggests that people of faith in particular are going to have to start taking deliberate actions to preserve themselves against the maelstrom, and he offers a lot of thoughts on how best to do so. Though a lot of critics seem to misread it otherwise, he doesn’t suggest society withdrawal (which is basically impossible in this age) so much as forming deliberate sub communities and networks within society so as to support each other and rear children in ways that will preserve faith and moral guidance until such a time as this madness (and other madnesses) pass. Well worth the read.

    Thanks, @skipsul, that’s the kind of thing I’m looking for. I’ve written it down. I only wonder one thing: will the madness pass?

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    CJ (View Comment):

    Take your kids out of government schools as fast as you can and homeschool. The schools cannot be reformed–they are working exactly as designed (read some John Taylor Gatto).

    More and more states are working hard to interfere with homeschooling. Wisconsin has been very good for homeschooling, but I fear that now that voters (or rather, Democrat vote-stealers) have elected Tony Evers — a wholly-owned subsidiary of the teachers unions — they’ll be coming for us next.

     

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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    I only wonder one thing: will the madness pass?

    It always passes. The question is: what is left?

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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    I only wonder one thing: will the madness pass?

    It always passes. The question is: what is left?

    I try not to overreact, but I can’t even think of that question, never mind the answer, @rodin. These kids are our future. . .

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  16. Thatcher

    Susan Quinn: I have no remedies. Do you?

    Susan,

    The only thing that I can think to do is to just call it out for what it is. This is Sexual Schizophrenia a major psychological disorder. To expose prepubescent children intentionally to this should be a crime. To try to stop parents from either intervening or just tolerating this condition in hopes that it goes away is a government invasion of proper parental control.

    This is the psychological mutilation of an entire generation. Following this, of course, is the literal physical permanent mutilation. Add to this abortion, now that the post-natal version has been certified, and you have a full-scale holocaust for a generation of children.

    As the Torah says, the cries of the oppressed will reach Gd’s ears. Then all bets are off.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):
    f course, before he became a girl, he was not a major spokeschild for the gender identity politics. I imagine that being a celebrity probably does make a child feel more alive.

    It’s so awful. I just know this plays a part. I remember wanting to be recognized as a kid. But I let my grades speak for me! That special you saw is pure propaganda, @caroljoy. How do we fight that garbage? Who would even air it?

    I realize now it had to be CBS, out of San francisco, and not NBC.

    One thing that was so frightening was that the program concentrated on those teachers inside the SF Bay area who were already fully supportive of all the changes required.

    This indicates to me that within a year at most, those teachers who insist on some sanity, just a touch of it, in these programs will be pink slipped.

    I cannot imagine being a child or parent inside such a school system.

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    James Gawron (View Comment):
    This is the psychological mutilation of an entire generation.

    Indeed. 

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  19. Thatcher

    Enough. While the concept of public education makes logical sense, the fact it can be so easily hijacked and corrupted by special interests (in fairness, either side) means we should be chanting “abolish public education” instead of “abolish ICE”.

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    Of all the bad things I’ve watched happen over the course of my lifetime, this abuse of children is one of the most painful. It is such a terrible thing to do to these children, and I don’t see a way to stop it.

    Boston Children’s Hospital has been the leader in this movement. I don’t understand why the pediatric psychiatrists in this country don’t round up this group of “doctors” and frog-march them out of medical practice. Meanwhile there are real pediatric problems to solve like childhood cancer–and those are two words that should never appear in the same sentence.

    There are days when I simply do not understand the world I live in.

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    Susan Quinn:

    We live in a society of fools; of people who have forgotten, or never had a clear idea of what evil looks like; of how in trying to help our children we can destroy their lives; of how the pressures to conform can cloud our vision, distort our understanding and turn the meanings of good and evil on their heads.

    Susan, forgive me, I can’t tell whether this is your opinion, or a quote or satire of the opinion of the other side.

    For me, this is what makes our current political and moral climate so bizarre. I can see an opponent of the trans activists stating the quote above, quite sincerely, meaning that: (1) by trying to help our children by accommodating their gender dysphoria with surgery and hormones, we can destroy their lives, and (2) the pressure to conform to current pro-trans SJW ideology clouds our vision, distorts our understanding, and turns the meaning of good and evil on their heads.

    I can see a pro-trans activist saying exactly the same words, except in this case, zhxgee would mean that: (1) by trying to help our children overcome their feelings of gender dysphoria and accept their biological sex, we can destroy their lives, and (2) the pressure to conform to traditional gender norms clouds our vision, distorts our understanding, and turns the meaning of good and evil on their heads.

     

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    Arizona Patriot (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn:

    We live in a society of fools; of people who have forgotten, or never had a clear idea of what evil looks like; of how in trying to help our children we can destroy their lives; of how the pressures to conform can cloud our vision, distort our understanding and turn the meanings of good and evil on their heads.

    Susan, forgive me, I can’t tell whether this is your opinion, or a quote or satire of the opinion of the other side.

    For me, this is what makes our current political and moral climate so bizarre. I can see an opponent of the trans activists stating the quote above, quite sincerely, meaning that: (1) by trying to help our children by accommodating their gender dysphoria with surgery and hormones, we can destroy their lives, and (2) the pressure to conform to current pro-trans SJW ideology clouds our vision, distorts our understanding, and turns the meaning of good and evil on their heads.

    I can see a pro-trans activist saying exactly the same words, except in this case, zhxgee would mean that: (1) by trying to help our children overcome their feelings of gender dysphoria and accept their biological sex, we can destroy their lives, and (2) the pressure to conform to traditional gender norms clouds our vision, distorts our understanding, and turns the meaning of good and evil on their heads.

     

    It was my opinion, @arizonapatriot. So sorry. I’ll revise it for clarity.

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    The Conservatives won the most recent Ontario provincial election in part on a promise to tone down the previous Liberal government’s sex education curriculum. The new curriculum starts to get into gender identity and sexual orientation in Grade 3 (when the kids are about 8 or 9 years old), but gives parents the choice of opting out of specific lessons.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/1845754/what-ontarios-new-sex-ed-curriculum-teaches-in-grades-1-through-12/

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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    The Conservatives won the most recent Ontario provincial election in part on a promise to tone down the previous Liberal government’s sex education curriculum. The new curriculum doesn’t get into gender identity until Grade 6 (when the kids are about 11 or 12 years old) and gives parents the choice of opting out of specific lessons.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/1845754/what-ontarios-new-sex-ed-curriculum-teaches-in-grades-1-through-12/

    I hate to sound so cynical, Mis, but we’ll see how long that lasts–until the next Liberal government? I’ll hope for the best.

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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    The Conservatives won the most recent Ontario provincial election in part on a promise to tone down the previous Liberal government’s sex education curriculum. The new curriculum doesn’t get into gender identity until Grade 6 (when the kids are about 11 or 12 years old) and gives parents the choice of opting out of specific lessons.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/1845754/what-ontarios-new-sex-ed-curriculum-teaches-in-grades-1-through-12/

    I hate to sound so cynical, Mis, but we’ll see how long that lasts–until the next Liberal government? I’ll hope for the best.

    Sorry, I had to edit. Lessons about gender identity and sexual orientation actually start in Grade 3. It’s not clear, however, just how much detail the Grade 3 lesson gets into.

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    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):
    I realize now it had to be CBS, out of San francisco, and not NBC.

    Not necessarily, @caroljoy. The video here was just a five minute segment from their regular news hour (I believe). You could have seen something else on another station.

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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    The Conservatives won the most recent Ontario provincial election in part on a promise to tone down the previous Liberal government’s sex education curriculum. The new curriculum doesn’t get into gender identity until Grade 6 (when the kids are about 11 or 12 years old) and gives parents the choice of opting out of specific lessons.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/1845754/what-ontarios-new-sex-ed-curriculum-teaches-in-grades-1-through-12/

    I hate to sound so cynical, Mis, but we’ll see how long that lasts–until the next Liberal government? I’ll hope for the best.

    Sorry, I had to edit. Lessons about gender identity and sexual orientation actually start in Grade 3.

    I suppose once they’re ten years old, they’ll be ready for it. [sarc off]

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    At the other end of the scale, I remember the sex ed program I endured in Grade 5 that was taught by the vice-principal. After all the talk about the reproductive system and such, during the Q&A at the end one kid put up his hand and asked, “ok, but, um, how do you, like, you know, do it ?” The vice-principal hadn’t actually explained what intercourse is, as in the very basic “insert tab a into slot b” mechanics of the process.

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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    At the other end of the scale, I remember the sex ed program I endured in Grade 5 that was taught by the vice-principal. After all the talk about the reproductive system and such, during the Q&A at the end one kid put up his hand and asked, “ok, but, um, how do you, like, you know, do it ?” The vice-principal hadn’t actually explained what intercourse is, as in the very basic “insert tab a into slot b” mechanics of the process.

    Oh my gosh, that had to be quite a moment. I can see everyone snickering . . .

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    Just one more thing to be ashamed of my state for.

    One more reason I can be glad I didn’t have kids. No grandkids to be ruined by government education.

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