At this point I can’t help but wonder if liberals are looking to confirm some conservatives’ characterizations of the public education system as indoctrination centers.
Obama recently launched a transgender bathroom directive for public schools following the North Carolina controversy, but it appears many schools were already on board. As Truth Revolt reports: Under new health education learning standards, Washington state schools will teach transgender expression to kindergartners. The new standards include sexual health as a “core idea” of K-12 education.
The Daily Caller explains, “While some aspects of sexual health aren’t taught K-12 (HIV prevention begins in fourth grade), one component of sexual health titled ‘Self-Identity’ begins in kindergarten, where students will be expected to ‘Understand there are many ways to express gender.'”
The state’s health education glossary defines gender as “A social construct based on emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person’s assigned biological sex.” Gender expression is defined as “The way someone outwardly expresses their gender.”
“The standards don’t define ‘gender spectrum.’ But self-identity is a key component,” Nathan Olson spokesman for OSPI said when TheDC asked whether learning that gender is a “spectrum” is considered part of learning about “gender identity.”
The OSPI denied they were trying to indoctrinate students with a set of beliefs. “Standards help students become familiar with concepts that education experts feel are essential for all students to know,” Olson said. “Standards are not used to impose belief systems.”
This is child abuse. And it’s not just me saying that – the medical community is as well. The American College of Pediatricians published its official statement on the issue with the title “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” laying down a number of facts on the issue. Among the key facts worth highlighting are as follows:
According to the DSM-V, as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer
Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries.
Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.
So yes – ISIS can “self-identify” as Islamic and liberals won’t believe them, but a man can identify as a woman and they will. Welcome to Obama’s America; where up is down, right is wrong, and reality is optional.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]