Your child's gender is relevant

It's offensive when you are told that your children's gender is irrelevant, idiotic where it's suggested children should be allocated numbers until they can chose their own gender. Terrifying when the Scottish parliament recommend that schools can keep children who have expressed themselves about their gender identity hidden from their parents.


Unproven when there's no science behind the social constructivist ideology. Dogmatic and doctrinal when it teaches kids "gender is a social construct" without qualification. Incoherent when OKCUPID offers dozens of genders as options (why is attack helicopter not there?).


Mendacious when it presents children with a worksheet that shows a fabricated image of a boys and girls clothing section, blue and pink respectively with a tagline "what is wrong with this image?" (do green clothes mean I want my kids to be a vegetable?). Pointless when virtually no-one in society is asking for it.


Unscientific when it says "research shows that the sounds we make influence a child's gender in the womb" - heard on LBC-(the majority of the worlds expecting women do not have access to CT scanners- so how does that work?).


Bullying when Chiltern Edge School requires boys wear skirts instead of shorts but allow muslim girls to wear the headscarf. Unscientific where in nature animals behave according to their determined biology- (is the behaviour of a queen wasp constructed?) - can you show any exceptions? Irrational when it asserts biology can be decoupled from psychology. Impractical when the ONS (UK national survey) suggest asking people about their gender be removed from censuses as it may be discriminatory to trans people.


And it's downright lying when a presentation for PSHE (Personal Social Health Economic) teaching in schools says "when you were born your doctor looked at your genitals and assigned you a gender"- 
Do we feel more empathy and awareness to trans-gendered people now? Does Megan Armstrong care?


It has hall-marks of left-wing extremism for example entryism- it's a Conservative government in the UK that are driving changes to the gender recognition act in the UK- remember that big discussion we had at the last election? Me neither.


But the key thing is the use and abuse of state power; university lecturers and public sector workers compelled to use pro-nouns; teachers using social constructivist materials in fear of equalities legislation. Ad hominem attacks on those who disagree- e.g.


"and in doing so, they directly challenge the ideological commitments of the radical right." means - "disagree with me? You're a facist."




The use of the word "popularist" by politically correct ideologues is a not so coded rallying cry against democracy and freedom of thought, in particular, because it assumes people cannot evaluate. When you deny peoples right to make judgements, you are dismissing their right to participate in democracy, which was and is the intellectual justification for not granting freedom of representation in communist states. False consciousness in other words. An enlightened minority get to indoctrinate the masses. If only we made the argument more convincingly, people will agree.


"Megan Armstrong is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham. She is a specialist on identity politics" Identity politics is left-wing form of extremism. It denies the individual and assigns group identities and made possible Stalin's murder of Kulaks and reactionaries, or the Khmer Rouges massacre of "intellectuals".


"The attempt to curtail academic freedom through the proposed ban is certainly one worrying element. Universities are, ideally, a source of challenge to and critique of power: the freedom to discuss, research, and teach is an integral part of this"
the idea of a politically correct ideologue bitching about freedom of speech is laughable.


Dino Manalis Added Sep 14, 2018 - 12:18pm
 The obstetrician will look at a baby's sex organ and shout boy or girl, that's the end of it, make your baby happy whatever its gender and proud of it!
Ken Added Sep 14, 2018 - 12:19pm
It is a plain fact that female and male children gravitate toward different types of activities.  The brains are wired differently.  I believe it is child abuse to have "gender neutral" children and force them down that leftist road that ends up "gender questioning".
The reason they question is because there isn't an adult explaining to them who they are.
There are more and more "gender questioning" and "transgender" teens.  It is self perpetuating.  In a study I saw just last week or a couple of weeks ago, most teens that question or have decided they aren't their anatomical gender know at least 1 other teen in the same state.
It is nothing more than the progressives yet again breaking down societal norms to push us  further in their ideological direction. 
The breakdown of the civil society is required to push us to the marxist/socialist end goal.  This is the reason for the war on faith, traditional values, etc.  They have to break us down to the point that we are no longer virtuous to head us in the evil direction they desire
David Montaigne Added Sep 15, 2018 - 6:42am
It sure seems like there is a liberal conspiracy to use school and academia as part of the takedown of Western Civilization; to question every obvious thing we once took for granted.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 15, 2018 - 9:54am
xx or xy is all one needs to know. 
Anything else is PC nonsense. 
Riley Brown Added Sep 15, 2018 - 10:13pm
Obviously there are gender based differences, that's why there is a women's Tee on golf courses, and a separate list of world records for women and men.  If they were to level the playing field very few competitive physical events where size and strength are important factors would be dominated by women they way they are dominated by men.
I have always been against changes that lowered the physical requirements to that more women could be things like firemen.  When my building is burning and someone crashes though the door to carry me to safer I want the biggest burliest strongest person they could hire, not some 5'4" woman who got in so they could meet their quota for women.  If a woman can compete without lowering the standards, great, but if not I don't call that discrimination against women, I call that giving the job to the person who can do the job the best.
Tamara Wilhite Added Sep 16, 2018 - 1:06am

Explosive Ivy League Study Repressed For Finding Transgender Kids May Be A Social Contagion
Cullen Kehoe Added Sep 16, 2018 - 6:10am
Every man to his own house. You can't speak up about insanity in public anymore. Just shut your mouth and raise your kids the way you know is right.
If you draw attention to yourself ('I raise my kids in Christianity') many, even on this site, say it's child abuse. Yeah....turn the other cheek, forgive others, the golden rule; that's child abuse.
Better to tell kids they are monkeys? Survival of the fittest, alpha male, emulate Donald Trump is the better way to raise kids? 
Ward Tipton Added Sep 17, 2018 - 10:23am
"Megan Armstrong is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham. She is a specialist on identity politics" Identity politics is left-wing form of extremism. It denies the individual and assigns group identities and made possible Stalin's murder of Kulaks and reactionaries, or the Khmer Rouges massacre of "intellectuals".
Which is precisely the same fate that awaits these rabble rousers and statists if they ever do get their "utopian socialist workers paradise" ... at least if all of history is any guide ... 
Eric Carr Added Sep 22, 2018 - 1:42am
Gender by the common definition refers to the biological gender - XX chromosome or the XY chromosome.
That is different from what one identifies oneself as.