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Teachers Ordered To Call Students “Purple Penguins,” [Online HOAX]

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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A school district in Nebraska has ordered its teachers to refer to students as “boys and girls” and instead use “gender-inclusive” terms like “purple penguins.”

As first reported by National Review, a document tells teachers:

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” it reads. “Create classroom names then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug.”



Sigh.


It tells teachers to be “intolerant” of gender-specific references “EVERY TIME” (yes, the document uses all-caps) and finally instructs teachers to avoid using the word “normal” to define any behaviors at all.


Cringe. At first I thought this was just some group of jackasses that handed out some flyers but apparently the school district is on board. I'm fine with doing away with certain gender roles and trying to acknowledge people that are transwhatevered, but this is ridiculous. There ARE boys and there ARE girls. No sense in hiding it. These kids are going to figure it out eventually regardless of how hard you try to brainwash them into little politically correct robots.

Going too far for your taste ATS? I hope so.

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

There isn't a facepalm meme big enough for this thread.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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I highly suggest watching the newest episode of South Park. It deals with this very issue. And does it very humorously.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Sparkymedic

Oh awesome, thanks for the heads up!



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

They refer to the term 'purple penguins' as being 'gender inclusive'.
It seems to me that using it excludes gender identification.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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What do the students use to refer to the teachers and administrators?
I mean, Mr., Mrs. and Miss must obviously be off limits....



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

I just want to see the first trans-species surgery where the lovely little purple penguins can finally live as they identify themselves.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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Here's the deal. Boys ARE boys, and girls ARE girls. The board members should be let go for failing to recognize reality.

Why are people allowing their kids to be exposed to such social experimentation. Are parents these days just too dumb to recognize the problem and address it?



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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What will they come up with next? This is ridiculous!




posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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I wonder what political party dominates Lincoln, Nebraska?

Especially the School Board.

Hmmm.



Maybe it's a heavy Democrat voting pocket.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:49 PM
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I've been hearing this and they don't want to be gender specific. But why Purple Penguin? Why not student. Can you imagine little Mary in kindergarten and the teacher calls her a Purple Penguin and she insistently says "but I'm a girl" Talk about an identity crisis.
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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
I wonder what political party dominates Lincoln, Nebraska?

Especially the School Board.

Hmmm.



Maybe it's a heavy Democrat voting pocket.



Didn't have the time to do a quick google search for Nebraska politics?
en.wikipedia.org...

Edit: Many school boards are Democratic leaning however, as are the majority of people involved in public education.
edit on 10/9/2014 by TycoonBarnaby because: Clarification



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:52 PM
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But seriously...you gotta love euphemisms...

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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This is all getting dumber and dumber by the day. I never thought idiocracy was actually depicting the future of this country but I am starting to.




posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Domo1



And Rome begins to burn. . . . . . .



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:54 PM
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"Um, excuse me, I'm not cis-normative; I'm trans-penguin, thank you very much..."



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: TycoonBarnaby

originally posted by: xuenchen
I wonder what political party dominates Lincoln, Nebraska?

Especially the School Board.

Hmmm.



Maybe it's a heavy Democrat voting pocket.



Didn't have the time to do a quick google search for Nebraska politics?
en.wikipedia.org...

Edit: Many school boards are Democratic leaning however, as are the majority of people involved in public education.


That's not showing anything specific precinct by precinct for the City Of Lincoln, Nebraska.

County and State results mean nothing.

Are the School Board members Democrat or Republican?

Is the Mayor and City Counsil D or R ?

This will tell the story.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

Uh...

What? This makes no sense.

Gender issues are something with which I am familiar to an extent, vicariously through a friend of mine, who was once a fellow, but is becoming a lady. The way I understand it, is that the problem that people with gender crises have growing up, is not the reinforcement of gender stereotypes, but that people have a problem with, say for instance, accepting the preferred gender of a person who is genetically imprinted with male construction, wanting to be recognised as being a female.

Therefore refusing to accept that ANY member of a class, or for that matter any social group, has a gender with which they are comfortable, does not solve the problem in any way what so ever. The crucial aspect for those who come to the realisation that they have been born with the wrong equipment shall we say, no matter how old they are, is not related to the way gender is recognised on the whole, but they way THEIR gender is treated by those who refuse to accept transitional states, and total paradigm shifts in that regard.

Teaching kids not to refer to themselves as boys and girls does not solve the problem at all, in fact, it will make things more difficult. This may even lead to a generation of children coming to near adulthood, with little to no understanding of gender at all, and that will be dangerous, particularly for the girls. Do not get me wrong, being a young lad in school is not always an easy path, but for the girls, they have to understand by the time puberty comes along, that they will wind up bleeding once a month, and that it is entirely natural to do so, and not something to be ashamed of.

If, as is often the case, parents take up the challenge of neutralising all gender typing in their homes so that school and home life do not offer up unhelpful contradictions in their lives, the whole issue of female puberty issues will be a more terrifying shock to the young ladies in question, than it was for my mother, who grew up when despite the fact that gender was a significantly more solid concept during her childhood, the issue of female puberty was NEVER discussed in any fashion what so ever.

Kids, in a healthy environment, are asexual until they reach puberty. No matter what gender they happen to best identify with, children are not sexual beings until a certain stage of development, but they have to be educated about certain things before they may start to happen, so if they spend the first x years of their lives being referred to as some sort of acid dream aquatic avian, this process will be even more alien than it ought to be, and meanwhile, the entire issue of gender is not addressed at all.

This has, therefore, to be one of, if not the most stupid thing I have heard this year, and trust me, I have heard some pearlers!
edit on 9-10-2014 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error removal.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

right....

SO I hate socialism and all race and gender eroding agendas.....
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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Why "Purple Penguin"?

I don't get why "Purple Penguin".

What's wrong with "children" or "young adults".
edit on 9-10-2014 by Annee because: (no reason given)



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