Enough, Already!

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I’ve had enough. Our society, the country is off it’s rocker. Case in point, an article published by The National Review, October the 8th, regarding the “Gender sensitivity training of teachers in the Lincoln Public School system.

Training materials came from Gender Spectrum, an organization with the goal of, “Providing education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.”

Nebraska took it to the extreme, these training materials encouraged teachers to:

  •  “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,”
  • “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises. 
  • Teachers are encouraged to hang signs on their classroom doors insisting that “all genders” are welcome while discontinuing the time-tested practice of lining boys and girls up separately before leaving class.
  • “Always ask yourself … ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?'” the document says.” 
  • Educators should prominently display photographs of gender-benders in the classroom, the new policy insists, and give students at least four choices when it is imperative that gender be determined (girl, boy, both, or neither).

Are you kidding me? As if our kids approaching puberty aren’t confused enough. According to the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), between 0.1% and 0.2% of live births are ambiguous enough to become the subject of specialist medical attention. Did you catch that, 0.1% of the population!

Are we simply going to sit back and allow a minority of 0.1% erase the identity of our children and future generations? Because that’s what will happen. Erase male and female roles from our society? We might as well make eunuchs of everyone and have all future children fertilized in test tubes. Ridiculous!

In the guise of political correctness and inclusiveness, we as a society, afraid to speak for fear of being labeled, are allowing the tail to wag the dog. Shame on you Nebraska and shame on all of us who have remained silent up to now.

Enough already. If there is a child or adult with issues, by all means provide assistance. But, leave the rest the hell alone. Our society is screwed up enough.



2 thoughts on “Enough, Already!

  1. Sheila,

    Great article that hits the mark of awareness square in the head. I love how you write and the fervor you inject in your article.I will be reading more of your blogs in the future. Thanks for sharing.

    I would like to answer your question

    Are we simply going to sit back and allow a minority of 0.1% erase the identity of our children and future generations?

    Yes, we will sit back the same as we have in all instances where a minority population is concerned. Atheists who demand Christian symbols and prayer are not allowed…they are less than 1% of the population, Gay Rights where gays comprise roughly less than 2% of the population yet are able to get courts to overrule majority passed laws. Illegal Immigrants’ making up 3-4% cost the US taxpayer about 113 billion per year, about 39% receive welfare benefits, and some disability from Social Security.

    So Yes, we are going to sit back, because the dog that barks the loudest gets the attention…we are not barking!


    • Thank you for stopping by the Cow Pasture. I’m glad you enjoyed my post and thanks for the compliment. I look forward to receiving more feedback from you.

      I realize that it may appear those of us who believe in tradition values and what’s more, the Constitution could loose hope and believe we’ve lost the game. However, I’m not so willing to give up.

      There was another time in history, when people didn’t speak up. Mainly, because they couldn’t believe what was happening was really happening to them, all of them. Many were frightened to speak up and even those who didn’t agree were frightened into silence for fear of being labeled or worse.

      “For evil to flourish, it only requires good men do nothing.”
      Simon Wisenthal

      Probably the most famous quote that I should think would be a wake up call for all of us is:

      “First they came for the socialist, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist.
      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.
      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.
      Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”

      Martin Niemoller

      I suggest we start barking.


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