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"Tell us how you’ve come to understand your gender identity, and what it means to you."

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[–] banjo 4 points (+4|-0)

From the "questions for the class" list:

What do you like about being the gender you are? What do you dislike? Why?

If they focused on this one they might have some fruitful discussions!

[–] Srfthrowaway 1 points (+1|-0)

When my sister was in like grade 4 or smth her class had an assignment where they had a list of activities and interests, and they had to pick the ones they liked.

Then the truth was revealed: Each one of those things was considered either male or female.

The kids' minds were blown that you could like stuff that was supposedly the opposite sex.

Lesson being (surprising at Catholic school) that anyone can like any activity or interest.

That was a very long time ago.

[–] kalina 4 points (+4|-0)

I can't even express how much I hate the fact that they encourage students to think about their 'gender identity'. It's not something the average person ever has to think about. If anything this will make young people confused and less self assured because someone is teaching them that a gender identity is something they have and that they should be thinking and talking to other people about. The questions dont even really give the option to opt out and say 'no thanks, I don't have a gender identity'. I mean what is this bullshit?

'The Opinion essay focuses on how the pandemic gave some people time and space to question their identities. Has it been your experience this year that being away from school, and thus mostly removed from the “peer gaze,” has allowed you to be more yourself, whether in terms of gender expression or anything else? If so, how?'

bruh what are u even talking about?

[–] banjo 2 points (+2|-0)

Wow that second article ("How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?”) is a real specimen of the twisted gobbledygook theory of self expression that is gender ideology.

trans pain is not the birthright of trans people, but it is foisted on us by a world that perennially refuses to let us define ourselves for ourselves and that too often cares about our visibility only as spectacle, not as recognition.

What?

Sometimes the essay even lives up to its title in seemingly saying that gender identity only exists in relation to outside pressure. And it ends on such a nice note:

to be able to see one another, and ourselves, with a more compassionate and nuanced eye. Not as what society tells us we must be, but as who we are. To do that, I think, would be to truly emerge into a world made new.

But it's all in the context of a guy saying that while his first plastic gender surgery was coerced, the second one was really him and he can't wait for the world to react to it..

Most children will never question their gender identity without this crap. Why, oh, why are parents allowing this in their schools?