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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: intrepid
Seems to me, and I submit I could be wrong not being omniscient, that any title/label is meant to separate. Not bring together...
originally posted by: intrepid
So we have these labels LBGT'___'LOLETC but "boy" and "girl" isn't acceptable? That's outrageous.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: beezzer
That sounds suspiciously like Common Core math, Beezzer.
And I thought you were against it.
Does it really bother you to use other ways besides "boys and girls" to split kids into groups?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: EKron
Yes, there are kids who identify in other ways, so why take away all identity? I thought we were supposed to make it safe for them to identify NOT make the world a place where no one can.
originally posted by: jude11
And here is the final step. From the black/white divide, the rich/poor disparity to:
No boys, girls, men, women...just obey and we'll all be equal. What do I say? We're not all equal, were never equal and are not meant to be equal.
Some people are straight, gay, TG, rich, poor, lazy, strong, weak, athletic, non-athletic, ugly, fat, skinny, tall, short, disfigured...some of us even smell funny. And thanks for all that we are because what a boring World we are entering into.
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.
One comment from whatreallyhappened.com... : "Let's stop using the word "human" as that discriminates against our furry friends, and it's been a long time since we acted human anyway! "
Next step? All citizens will wear the same non-gendered clothing of the same color depending in which social class you fall into.
Sums it all up IMO.
"In other news, the new gender friendly bathroom signs in our public schools are...um...Aw hell, I don't know what it is."
originally posted by: pianoasis
Kill me, please
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: jude11
You guys really need to drop the word "ban" from your lexicon until you go reread what it actually means. No one is pushing a ban in your article. They are suggestions for readers to make your time at school easier and happier for all. No one is FORCING anyone not to say anything, nor is anyone suggesting that it be forced.
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.
I don't know about any of you, but I normally don't equate the word "tips" with "ban".
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.