Teachers have shared tactics they use to indoctrinate children into gender ideology. In Australia we have had Safe Schools, Respectful Relationships and lessons such as the Gender Unicorn and Genderbread Person. The US has a plethora of programs and strategies when it comes to exposing children to adult sexualised concepts.
It can be as subtle as saying “Good morning, scholars!” instead of “Good morning, boys and girls!” or as brazen as a lesson titled “Who can describe what transgender means?”
The approaches vary, particularly for elementary schoolchildren. In some classrooms, lessons about gender identity focus on gender stereotypes. Students in first grade, for instance, may be prompted to consider that there are no “boy colors” or “girl colors.”
Some classes use the book “I Am Jazz,” the story of a transgender girl. “I have a girl brain but a boy body,” she says. “This is called transgender. I was born this way!”
A lesson meant for first grade called “Pink, Blue and Purple” comes from a curriculum called “Rights, Respect, Responsibility” developed by the activist group Advocates for Youth. It tells students that gender is not a fixed attribute.
“You might feel like you’re a boy even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘girl’ parts,” the teachers are told to say. “You might feel like a girl even if you have body parts that some people tell you are ‘boy’ parts. And you might not feel like you’re a boy or a girl, but you’re a little bit of both. No matter how you feel, you’re perfectly normal!”
In his kindergarten classroom, one teacher in western Massachusetts using “Rights, Respect, Responsibility” introduces the idea of gender as part of an exploration of identity. He explains that people use all sorts of pronouns: he, she, they, ze. He introduces the terms transgender and gender queer but doesn’t fully define them because that is too much for kindergartners, said the teacher, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because his district did not authorize him to speak publicly.
He talks to students about anatomy but declines to classify various body parts as male or female. “We don’t say a penis belongs to a man,” he said. It belongs to a human, he explains.
And he makes clear that even if a doctor proclaims at birth, “It’s a boy!” that baby may not be a boy. “Someone who was born a boy may not feel they are a boy.”
Another program called HealthSmart for preteen children ignores reality and makes statements such as a “body with a penis,” instead of “specifying that boys have penises.”
Kirralie Smith, spokeswoman for Binary, said parents need to beware.
“Increasingly in Australia we are hearing reports from parents and students that radical gender ideology is pervading many subjects and school culture,” she said.
“It is subtly, and not-so-subtly, introduced in books, assignments and questions that are framed within the ideology.
“Special groups and celebration days are attempting to make the agenda mainstream. It is insidious and needs to be exposed for what it is: indoctrination.”