Trans and Gender identity education in schools

Sexuality & Gender identity education in Schools

This year teenage pupils were sent a 24-option gender identity survey and I was invited to speak at a number of schools and universities on dozens more labels and identities, whilst the MOGAI Tumblr enumerates hundreds. Is this confusing or liberating? Is there an agenda in gender education, should there be one? Social engineering and secular indoctrination? Are children confused by gender education at a young age?

Are the labels male and female, gay and straight, insufficient for the current generation of young human beings? What can 8 and 10 year olds teach adults about being both simply human and at the same time using a proliferation of labels outside the binary. Are children confused or liberated by more labels and identities? Do we need MOGAI watch?

Religious responses

Christian Concern has railed against primary school pupils being taught about alternate gender identities, making them “confused” and gender-neutral uniform policies. They are running a conference this November to “equip teachers and concerned adults to respond to this [society’s attitude to sex and gender] revolution, particularly at home, in schools and in wider society.”

Over the Summer in Poland Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2005799432979841/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12127280/Government-asks-schoolchildren-to-define-their-gender-and-gives-them-24-options-to-choose-from.html

Non-binary 10yo
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37383914

http://christianconcern.com/our-concerns/social/transgender-the-new-normal

http://christianconcern.com/search/node/transgender

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/girls-you-dont-need-to-be-pink-princesses-5bjbjrb27

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/02/pope-complains-gender-children-schools-telling-choose http://www.advocate.com/religion/2016/8/02/pope-francis-denounces-concept-gender-choice

 

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