A parent’s letter was written in response to school reinforcing gender-binary stereotypes.
What was the ‘offense’?
The girls were treated to a special afternoon with a makeover and hairstyling.
And the boys?
They went off to a hardware store (called ‘Bunnings’).
How VERY “gender-binary” of them. As you might imagine in today’s social climate, a stern letter was written.
In case you are reading this on a smaller screen, the contents of the letter are as follows:
‘I must draw your attention to a serious incident. When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017 but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968.
‘I know this to be the case as Ruby informed me that the “girls” in Year 6 would be attending the school library to get their hair and make-up done on Monday afternoon while the “boys” are going to Bunnings.’
He added: ‘Are you able to search the school buildings for a rip in the space-time continuum? Perhaps a faulty Flux Capacitor hidden away in the girls toilet block?
‘I look forward to this being rectified and my daughter and other girls at the school being returned to this this millennium where school activities are not divided sharply along gender lines.’
This –as we (sadly) must add for the easily offended — is a device called ‘sarcasm’. If it’s new to you, do yourself a favor and look it up on the ‘google machine’. (Or you could use Bing or ask Siri if you prefer).
For the rest of us, it’s having some old-fashioned fun at the expense of people who get tied up in knots about boys and girls having generally different interests.
It’s a kick in the pills (well, figuratively, anyway) to the folks who cheer about societal advances like Covergirl having a makeup-clad boy hawking their products, or the kid who began a ‘gender transition’ before that first day of kindergarten.
It would have to be a ‘figurative’ kick in the pills, wouldn’t it? No man with a fully functioning pair would get worked up about that.
And the trolls arrived with their anger, right on cue.
But worse than that were the people who staunchly AGREED with his tongue-in-cheek letter. THOUSANDS of them.
The funny thing here is not that he pointed out that — whether “it’s 2017” or not — masculine and feminine instincts are tough to shake.
Girls tend to like dressing up and looking pretty. (Go figure.)
And guys tend to like the hands-on stuff we’d find in a hardware store.
Before any of our readers go off half-cocked, yes, yes.
We know “all about” the exceptions you want to trot out to “prove” this wrong. But they are just that… exceptions.
Women *can be* plumbers and welders. Men *can be* makeup artists. Of course they can.
It happens, sure. But they are the exception. What do the larger majority of us WANT to be?
If the so-called ‘progressives’ weren’t so desperate to wash away children’s natural inclinations, they wouldn’t worry so much about whether boys were playing with trucks, and girls were playing with dollies.
It doesn’t seem that long ago when parents were challenged to be merely ‘accepting’ of their kid if they came home to announce to mom and dad that they’re gay. Something has changed from then to now. It’s like people are becoming DESPERATE to be the ones to raise a whole new kind of kids.
But for progressives to deliberately RAISE their kids to be ‘gender-neutral’ (like Pink)…
The “Beautiful Trauma” singer told The People that she does not want to impose traditional gender roles on her two children, six-year-old daughter Willow and 11-month-old son Jameson.
“We are a very label-less household,” the pop star said of her family with motorcycle racer Carey Hart.
“Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman. I was like: ‘Great, can you teach me how to make African food?’” Pink said.
Or to actively HOPE and PRAY someone grows up to be gay, like senior members of the Anglican Church of England…
Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay in order to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage, a senior Anglican minister has said.
The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth wrote in a blog post that Christians should hope that “the Lord blesses George with the love of a fine young gentleman” to help the progression of LGBTQ+ rights in the church.
Sorry, Lady Gaga, looks like ‘Born That Way’ is old news, it might even be vaguely ‘patriarchial’, to be replaced with something a little ‘gender-fluid’. Seriously, get with the times! It’s almost 2018!
What was the whole point of the letter?
Maybe that all these social-justice sticks-in-the-mud should lighten up and learn to laugh at themselves.
It’s a lot of fun, they really should try it.
We’ve been laughing at them all for years.
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