Gender ideology is now being taught in schools, through a curriculum called SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity). SOGI is not a specific subject but rather a collection of teachings, lessons and ideas that are woven into the general curriculum from kindergarten to grade 12. *Note: In the UK, the curriculum is called Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
The guidance and materials that form SOGI curriculum have been passed to the education system from gender identity lobbyists and LGBTQ+ organizations. Many parents are shocked to learn that inappropriate child sexualizing and science-denying content has, for years now, been presented without parental knowledge or consent, based solely on political ideology that is not adequately vetted, is not backed by evidence, ignores reality, and often railroads children’s personal boundaries while conflicting with their rights and freedoms – especially freedom of belief, freedom from compelled belief, and freedom of thought and speech. This ideology, and the guidelines and policies that schools have created in service to it, also tramples on other safeguarding with respect to safe spaces, privacy and dignity.
Some lessons, like the Gender Unicorn and the Gender Spectrum, deny basic biology and suggest children must find and place themselves on a ludicrous scale of stereotypes rebranded as “gender identities”. Girls are informed that if they are not leaning enough toward the “Barbie” end of the scale then they might actually be boys ‘born in the wrong body’ and boys not considered close enough to the “GI-Joe” end may really be girls ‘born in the wrong body’. If a child expresses confusion to their teacher, then the teacher, school counsellor and administration are mandated to “affirm” that child as “trans” and they encourage the child to transition – first socially by dressing in opposite sex clothing and choosing an opposite sex name (which can be recorded as official by the school without parental knowledge), and later medically (again without parental knowledge). Parental involvement is avoided.
Thankfully, there has finally been some sensible push-back in the UK where the government recently issued this updated guidance in regards to what is taught in school. The new guidance states the following:
“We are aware that topics involving gender and biological sex can be complex and sensitive matters to navigate. You should not reinforce harmful stereotypes, for instance by suggesting that children might be a different gender based on their personality and interests or the clothes they prefer to wear. Resources used in teaching about this topic must always be age-appropriate and evidence based. Materials which suggest that non-conformity to gender stereotypes should be seen as synonymous with having a different gender identity should not be used and you should not work with external agencies or organisations that produce such material. While teachers should not suggest to a child that their non-compliance with gender stereotypes means that either their personality or their body is wrong and in need of changing, teachers should always seek to treat individual students with sympathy and support.” (www.gov.uk)
It is time now for similar review and push-back to start happening in the USA, Canada and Australia. Let’s ditch the unicorn in favour of science-based logic and reality.
The Invention of the Transgender Child: A New Sex Education Session 3 with Stephanie Davies Arai (The Transgender Child: The Creation of an Emblem For a Political Movement)
Finally, take a listen to the above video which captures a Grade 7 school teacher in Toronto, Canada teaching Queer Theory to children, grooming the kids and undermining parents.