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1. Avoid Using Gender to Divide and Address Students For generations teachers have separated students according to their gender for activities or to line up for lunch. However, this can leave some students feeling out-of-place, making them distracted or isolated and not able to focus on learning. For example, when lining students up for lunch, rather than saying, “Girls line up first,” try saying, “Anyone wearing a green shirt can line up,” or “If your name has an ‘E’ please line up.”
Similarly, instead of addressing your class using “boys” and “girls,” try something new. Words like “friends,” “students” or “scholars” allow all students to feel included, expand student vocabulary and model inclusive language and behavior for other students and teachers.
originally posted by: Puppylove
originally posted by: jude11
Next step? All citizens will wear the same non-gendered clothing of the same color depending in which social class you fall into.
But then how can they be divided by their green shirts or lack thereof?
originally posted by: ketsuko
That was the joke made when someone complained about a costume piece that was offensive in an old MMO I used to play. If we removed everything about this that offended someone, we would all be playing featureless, shapeless gray things in indeterminate, shapeless gray clothing or maybe not because clothing might offend the nudists.
originally posted by: intrepid
So we have these labels LBGT'___'LOLETC but "boy" and "girl" isn't acceptable? That's outrageous.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: jude11
Funny thing is, I've been seeing online ads about how "unisex clothing" is the next big thing... just like you said. The powers that be (or SOMEONE writing the checks to those inpower) are pushing for this and actually expect regular folks to comply and go along with it.
HRC’s Welcoming Schools has compiled a list of tips to help start the school year. It’s easy to create a classroom where students aren’t limited based on gender stereotypes and where all students can reach their full potential this year.