Keeping a parent in the dark about anything is not cool.
The Scottish government told schools they must allow kids to change their gender with or without their parents’ permission.
The rule affects children as young as four.
From The Telegraph:
A 70-page document, issued to schools north of the border on Thursday, calls on teachers not to question pupils if they say that they want to transition to live as a boy or a girl and to instead ask them for their new name and pronouns.
The controversial guidance claims that it is possible to “come out” as transgender “at any age” and that the views of young people should be respected if they do not want their parents to be informed.
Scotland’s schools have also been told that trans pupils should be able to use whatever lavatory or changing room they choose, to develop “gender neutral” uniform options, and to include transgender characters and role models in reading material and lessons.
The government “recommended” a reading list with books “to promote trans inclusivity.” They “encouraged” posters that “challenge gender stereotypes.”
In other words, your school must have those books and posters:
One book included tells a story about a blue crayon which suffers an identity crisis because it was mistakenly labelled as red.
Another features a primary school-age narrator who says she has “a girl brain but a boy body” and claimed she knew that she was transgender as a toddler.
The character claims “pretending I was a boy felt like telling a lie” until an “amazing day” when she went to a doctor who diagnosed her as transgender.
The news thrilled LGBT groups. They think the change will allow children to “thrive.”
Others fear people will label children who play with toys not associated with their sex as transgender.
But most importantly, the rule takes away parents’ rights:
“This is really, really worrying,” said Marion Calder, co-director of the For Women Scotland campaign group. “The bottom line is that this is a dangerous ideology that the Scottish Government is pushing.
“It shows a failure in safeguarding and a removal of parental rights. It used to be commonly understood that children should be able to play and experiment with gender roles, with clothing, their likes and dislikes.
“Those children are now being encouraged on to a medical pathway, potentially for the rest of their lives. We should not be teaching children, and especially primary school children, that you can change sex, because you cannot change sex.”
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