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Kindergarten is where the woke agenda begins at Portland Public Schools

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Editor’s Note: The following column first appeared in Municipal magazine.

Portland Public Schools has launched a war on the “gender binary” and adopted a radical new curriculum teaching students to subvert the sexuality of “white colonizers” and begin to explore “the infinite spectrum of gender”.

I obtained a cache of documents from a source inside Portland Public Schools that exposes the nature of this program. The lessons aim to transform the principles of queer academic theory into an identity-forming program for elementary school students.

The premise is simple: Privileged white heterosexuals have created an oppressive gender system in order to dominate racial and sexual minorities. As the program explains, “gender is colonized” and Western societies have used language to erase alternative sexualities. “As white Europeans colonized different places, they brought their own ideas about gender and sexuality,” the program says.

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“When the United States was colonized by white settlers, their views on gender were forced upon people who already lived here. Hundreds of years later, the way we think and talk about gender is still affected by this change.” (When contacted for comment, Portland Public Schools wrote, “We ensure our curriculum is LGBTQ+ inclusive for students who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, gay, and queer to create a safe and inclusive environment for all our students.”).

The program begins in kindergarten with an anatomy lesson featuring graphic drawings of children’s genitals. The lesson eschews the terms “boy” and “girl” in favor of gender-neutral variants “person with a penis” and “person with a vulva” because, depending on the program, some girls may have penises and some boys may have penises. vulvas. “Any gender and any child can have any body type,” reads a related presentation.

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In first and second year, students are introduced to the key principles of gender identity theory. “Gender is something adults invented to sort people into groups,” the program says. “A lot of people think there are only two genders, girls and boys, but that’s not true. There are many ways to be a boy, a girl, both or neither. L Gender identity is about how you feel on the inside.”

Next, students work on a lesson called “Our Nouns, Genders, and Pronouns.” The lesson tells them that “gender is like space because there are as many ways to be of different genders as there are stars in the sky.” Students, the program explains, can “change their name to match who they are, such as their gender, culture, or just whatever they prefer.” They can be ‘boys’, ‘girls’, ‘cisgender’, ‘transgender’ or ‘non-binary’ and experiment with pronouns such as ‘they/them’ and ‘ze/zir’, depending on their personal preferences. “Only you can know what your gender is,” they are told.

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In grades 3 through 5, the district begins classes on “LGBTQIA2S+” activism. The program presents the categories “man” and “woman” as manifestations of the “dominant culture” which has used sexual norms to oppress minorities. “The culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is hetero are called heteronormative. The culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is cisgender are called cisnormative,” the program asserts. “Therefore, the culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is straight and cis is called cisheteronormativity.” This system, according to the lesson plan, is a form of “oppression” designed to benefit “white straight cis boys” and to punish “LGBTQIA2S+” people.

The solution, according to Portland Public Schools, is to erase the “white colonizer” conception of sexuality, with its rigid male-female binary, and encourage students to inhabit “the infinite spectrum of gender.” This means destroying the system of “cisheteronormativity” and promoting “queer” and “trans” identities. Teachers are told to eliminate the terms “girls and boys”, “ladies and gentlemen”, “mom and dad”, “Mrs., Mr., Miss” and “boyfriend, girlfriend”, in favor of terms such as “people,” “folx,” “guardians,” “Mx.”, and “themfriend.”

Students view photographs of “gender nonconforming” individuals and are encouraged to celebrate flags for “non-binary,” “genderqueer,” “gender fluid,” and “two-spirit” identities.

For some students, subversion of the gender binary might also involve gender transition. The program provides a detailed explanation of how to “pause puberty” through “hormones and/or surgeries” and advice on adopting a “non-binary” identity and pronoun set. .

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At the end of the fifth year, the program explicitly asks students to commit to change, in accordance with the precepts of gender ideology. Students are given a list of six commitments, including: “I am committed to learning more about the meaning of the words LGBTQIA2S+ and how they have changed over time”; “I am committed to learning more about the history and leadership of black trans women”; “I promise to practice pronouns and correct myself EVERY time”; “I am committed to participating in QSA/GSA and being a leader in my school”; and “I pledge to watch and read books, movies, and TV shows featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.” In other words, they pledge to become political activists for queer theory and the broader sexual revolution.

This type of pedagogy is, surprisingly, becoming commonplace in public school systems across the United States. But there will be an end point. Queer theory is a fundamentally weak academic theory. As this becomes a practice in public schools, it will begin to harm students, leading them to a series of broken promises, including, for some, disastrous hormone treatments and surgeries. Eventually, when parents understand the ideology and what it hopes to accomplish, they will revolt against it – a day that cannot come soon enough.

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