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AT the Egalia preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.
From the colour and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes.
"Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing," says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher.
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Originally posted by gnosticquasar
Him and her refers to a biological constant in the vast majority of cases. It has nothing to do with preconceived gender roles; it has to do with simple anatomy. Are we to become so PC that we can't even acknowledge that anymore?
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
For some reason, psychologists have always had this love affair with androgeny.
Originally posted by Golithion
It's freaking pre-school for crying out loud, when I was in pre-school I threw milk at a kid for stealing my animal cracker. They don't know the difference and this kind of stuff needs to stop. Even though transgender issues is an issue in our society, let kids be kids. And yes I got put in the corner and a call to my parents for that. But that kid learned an important lesson, you steal you pay the price, and he never took my camel again.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
this is akin to schools marking spelling test wrong answers as "creative spelling" when the word is spelled wrong. girls have vaginas, and boys have penises. boys operate on a leadership/imperative scale, and girls operate on a suggestive scale.(top to bottom vs. near to far (relationship wise)) "lets go to the pool" versus "do you wanna go swimming?".
there are physical and chemical differences in male and female brains that manifest before the child is born. i don't understand why people try to deny this. it ends up confusing children who are too young to decide who they want to be. personality doesn't become concrete until much later.
Originally posted by joshter
most boys know they're boys and most girls know they're girls... but now that I'm thinking about it, they may not exactly know WHAT that means... if it means anything.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Also, all their books are of unique and real backgrounds...aka, gay parents, divorced parents, etc...no cinderella and snow white storys portraying definitive roles of a man.