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Perhaps we can just start addressing each other as "comrade" and be done with it.
originally posted by: EKron
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.
I don't see how this takes away identifying with anything? What it does take away is being identified as something by someone else based on external perceptions while discounting an individual's self-identification.
Maybe I don't understand your point?
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: beezzer
I don't want division.
The recommendation isn't encouraging division.
Actually, it's doing the opposite.
Today, I'm in the group of students wearing green.
Tomorrow, I'm in the group with black hair.
Next week, I'll be in the group that brought their lunch.
Some groups are the same, some are different, and differences are okay.
Is that a bad thing to help kids understand?
originally posted by: ZenTam
I'm gay and I even think this is stupid. I don't even like being lumped into the LGBT community. Being gay is not all of who I am, its not my total identity. I don't always agree with what they are pushing.
originally posted by: Eye4NeyE
How would this even be possible.... Lol.
You give gay people a voice, and this is what they do with it. Smh
originally posted by: jude11
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".
BTW, it's the title of the article. We are to use the actual title on ATS. Or should that change to make it more PC?
"1. Avoid Using Gender to Divide and Address Students"
Nice way to say we want it banned isn't it?