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Nebraska School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

purple-pinguin-lunacyJust when you think you’ve heard the most outrageous example of progressive irrationality in our public schools somebody comes out with an even more infuriating case. This time a Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. [1] These instructions were part of a list called “12 steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” developed by Gender Spectrum, an organization that “provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.”[3] The Nebraska Watchdog website published copies of the handouts so people can see for themselves what kind of crap we are talking about. You alway wondered what a brainwashing manual looks like? This is it! The documents are chock-full of all sorts of advice for teachers as they deconstruct and reconstruct the notion of what constitutes a boy and what constitutes a girl. (To avoid offense, those terms will henceforth be known as the “b-word” and the “g-word.”) [2] “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training docuent given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.[1] You think it’s a joke? Well, we inhabit a satirical world now, and our children inhabit an educational culture perverted and dumbed-down over the last several decades by political correctness and social justice progressives. [3] Our schools are no longer focused on educational standards that will make us competitive in the real world; instead, they are obsessed with pushing social justice – and that includes a radical agenda to indoctrinate kids as early as kindergarten about sex. Its ultimate goal is the promotion of promiscuity and the dissolution of the very concept of gender, thereby destroying “patriarchal” culture, delegitimizing parental authority, and dismantling the family unit. [3]


The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.” “Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says. [1] Also on the list? Decorating the classroom with “all genders welcome” door hangers and asking all students about their preferred pronouns – because the gender spectrum is apparently so broad now that our current set of pronouns is insufficient. If teachers absolutely have to mention that genders exist at all, the document advises that they be listed as “boy, girl, both or neither.” Both? Neither? [3] If teachers still find it “necessary” to mention that genders exist at all, the document states, they must list them as “boy, girl, both or neither.” [1] “Avoid using ‘normal’ to define any behaviors,” the document urges. By all means, children should be taught to tolerate others who are different; but eradicating the very notion that normal behavior even exists is not tolerance – it is a denial of reality and an irrational reorienting of children’s understanding of themselves and the natural order. [3] Speaking of tolerance, the training materials instruct teachers to be intolerant of anyone who references gender “in a binary manner… [3] It instructs teachers to interfere and interrupt if they ever hear a student talking about gender in terms of “boys and girls” so the student can learn that this is wrong. “Point out and inquire when you hear others referencing gender in a binary manner,” it states. “Ask things like . . . ‘What makes you say that? I think of it a little differently.’[1] Provide counter-narratives that challenge students to think more expansively about their notions of gender.” [1] [3] It’s unclear how teachers are supposed to find so much time to discuss gender with students without cutting back on their readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmetic. [3] Provide counter-narratives that challenge students to think more expansively about their notions of gender.” The teachers were also given a handout created by the Center for Gender Sanity, which explains to them that “Gender identity . . . can’t be observed or measured, only reported by the individual,” and an infographic called “The Genderbred Person,” which was produced by www.ItsPronouncedMetroSexual.com. [1]

Steve Joel

Steve Joel

Despite controversy, Lincoln Superintendent Steve Joel has declared that he is “happy” and “pleased” with the training documents. “We don’t get involved with politics,” he told KLIN Radio’s Drive Time Lincoln radio show. “We don’t get involved with gender preferences. We’re educating all kids . . . and we can’t be judgmental,” he said. [1] Joel told the radio station that there are currently no plans to distribute this document to teachers at other schools in the district, but he praised Irving’s ability to recognize and encourage diversity. [5] “There is no one size fits all approach to this,” Joel said to KLIN. He also added that it’s not up to the schools to say “we need kids to look like this, or act like this or talk like this.” [5]

[3] Mark Tapson, Purple Penguins and the Radical Gender Agenda, Front Page Mag, October 14, 2014
[4] Deena Winter, Teacher defends Purple Penguin gender sensitivity handouts, Watchdog, October 17, 2014
[5] Anna Lanfreschi, ‘Purple penguins’: New PC term for gender ID?, HLNTV, 3:28 PM EDT, Sat October 11, 2014
[6] Todd Henrichs, LPS gender issues training seeks to create welcoming environment for all students, Lincoln Journal Star, October 12, 2014 6:00 am
[10] James Michael Nichols, Fox News Outraged Over ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Moves In Schools, The Huffington Post , 10/09/2014 5:07 pm EDT


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Bill Wallace is a self-fashioned writter, a computer programmer and cybermarketer from Quebec City, Canada who decided to enter the political arena after his disillusionment with the socialist system under which he was living in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

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