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More than 17,000 people have signed a petition urging the New South Wales government to scrap the controversial Safe Schools program that targets bullying. Liberal MP Damien Tudehope was due to lodge the petition in parliament on Tuesday on behalf of the Australian-Chinese community, paving the way for MPs to debate whether the taxpayer-funded program should be dumped.
The Safe Schools program was set up to stop the bullying of gay and transgender students. The federal government announced changes to the program earlier this year after an independent review found a number of lessons and content were inappropriate for children. NSW Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi said the campaign to dump the program was unwarranted. She denied it was divisive and polarising, saying it was created by educators who understood the challenges faced by gender diverse children.
“One thing that our migrant communities have in common is that they won’t allow anyone interfering with their parental rights, and programs like Safe Schools represent an attack on the rights of all parents,” he said.
originally posted by: BelowLowAnnouncement
a reply to: lortl
It seems the trend around my area is that all the homosexuals went through school in the closet and waited until they left before coming out. Seems like the best idea to be honest. Not saying it's right or fair but kids will be kids and testosterone will be testosterone - anything different about anyone is focused on, gay or not.
You wear glasses? Four-eyed freak! You're fat? Disgusting! You have spots? Hideous. You have no boobs? Ironing board. You have big teeth? You're now beaver kid. Bulging eyes? Okay Popeye. Ginger hair? No soul. Lanky? How's the weather up there? Midget? You'd make a good table. Had more than one boyfriend this year? Whore! Had no girlfriend this year? Virgin.
You get the idea. Of course they are bullied, they are different. There will always be new kids, and some of them will always be gay - by the time you've managed to impart your PC crap on to them they'll have grown out of their edgy phase anyways. Laughing about gays might be humerous for a lot of kids, but most grow out of it and such opinions are rare by the time you mature and reach college anyways. This just seems like wasted resources.
“Here in NSW we need to stand strong as a community and continue to support our vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.”
originally posted by: WilsonWilson
Being bullied at school doesn't teach life skills, it distracts kids from getting the education they need.
originally posted by: ketsuko
I got all kinds of bullied, but I guess it doesn't matter because I wasn't gay and as we all know today they're the only ones who ever faced bullying in school.
originally posted by: Kalixi
a reply to: lortl
By the sound of "Safe Schools" you'd think it's an anti-bullying program but no it specifically furthers the pro-gay agenda.
That being said about 30% of people who transition to the other gender, have further surgery to transition back to their birth gender. This is a high percentage who got it wrong and I can see how a child might easily get confused or want the attention from a teacher and start on this process which isn't right for them and could lead to surgery regret or suicide.