Deep down there’s always been a part of me (The Analytical Economist) that hopes the new “Social Justice” Left never goes away. For one, they never fail to make our friends on the Left look insane (which is why so many are distancing themselves from the SocJus crowd).
And second: entertainment value. I don’t think Campus Reform would even have a business model if it weren’t for these crazies parading themselves around.
I’ll have to a draw a line, however, when children are involved. The child’s mind is a blank slate waiting to be molded — a fact the new Left is all too happy to exploit. Just look what they’re teaching to children young enough that most can’t even read.
Via The Daily Wire:
The gender identity obsession has hit full-on insanity in the UK. Children, as young as four years old, are now being asked to choose the gender they “most identify with”: male, female, or other. Yes, there was a third option.Hundreds of parents who signed their children up to attend primary school in the fall were left furious after receiving informational literature from Brighton and Hove City Council which included a request that their four-year-old choose a gender “identity.” “We recognise that not all children and young people identify with the gender they were assigned at birth or may identify as a gender other than male or female, however the current systems (set nationally) only record gender as male or female,” reads the literature.
Stunningly, the letter instructed parents to “support” their four-year-old’s gender choice: “Please support your child to choose the gender they most identify with. Or if they have another gender identity please leave this blank and discuss with your child’s school.”
I know most of you don’t need a study confirming it before you believe this sort of nonsense is damaging to children, essentially installing into them an ideological lens which makes reality optional.
It’s not just me saying this. The American College of Pediatricians released a public statement in March titled, “Gender Ideology Harms Children.” As they state: “The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]