First of all, how many 8 year-old little boys know what a “period” is? Damn few I would say. But in the name of equality it is mandated that young lads in the UK will be taught, (i.e., must be taught) that “boys can have periods too”. Hat-tip Breitbart.
There is a group, a committee in the Brighton & HOVE City Council area in the south of England called the NICE Committee (cute huh?). NICE stands for Neighborhoods, Inclusion Communities & Equalities Committee. Not a whole lot of quality education going on I’d say if they have time come up with silly names like this, but what’s worse is their purpose: “to prevent and reduce stigma related to periods and talking about periods”. Teachers are told to stress to pupils that “trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods” as well girls & women.
People of sane minds –> if this isn’t a reason to home-school, I don’t know what is! Otherwise you’ll be raising morons. And don’t snicker that this is being carried out in the UK, because I can assure you similar stupid things are being foisted upon unsuspecting public school children right here in the good ole USA. But let’s delve a little further into the madness.
The Brighton & Hove City Council said: “We believe that it’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together… Our approach recognizes the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary.” Schools were also told to dismiss objections to ‘trans pupils’ sharing the girls’ changing rooms and safety concerns around male pupils competing in single-sex sports with females, insisting “it is the responsibility of members of staff to support … trans pupils and students and cisgender pupils and for students to feel comfortable around one another.”
This behavior on the part of schools & the NICE committee is chalked up to the Green Party being a strong electoral force in the city and regards the Brighton & Hove City Council something of a trailblazer in introducing “progressive” policies, having started quizzing four-year-old infants about their “gender identity” back in 2016. And you wonder why most people in lower level, minimum wage jobs have difficulty counting your change back to you correctly?
Guesses vary widely as to what the percentage of the population is that identifies as trans (from 0.3 to 0.6%) but I can assure you those numbers are already outdated as a result of asking children to choose their gender identity at 4 years old and schools reporting to child care authorities parents who do not go along with their kids’ gender choice.
Believing that a child’s identity must be honored, and that treatment should start sooner rather than later, is a recipe for disaster. One story as recent as Sept 2018 reports an explosion in kids identifying as transgender, and another asks “Have we gone too far?” I would say yes, and isn’t it about time to go back to the basics in education? You know reading, writing and arithmetic and maybe an occasional “I pledge allegiance to the Flag” thrown in for good measure. Then let the girls play touch football after school with the boys if they want ~if the boys will stand for it!
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