Sunday, 26 June 2011

A new kind of Stockholm Syndrome

I’m a great fan of Alex Jones. He always encourages people to check out what he’s saying, and here’s one I had to check. I can’t really add much to this AP report by Jenny Soffel:

No ‘him’ or ‘her’; preschool fights gender bias

“STOCKHOLM (AP) — 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 color 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. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”

The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged 1 to 6 is among the most radical examples of Sweden’s efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward.

Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools, underpinned by the theory that even in highly egalitarian-minded Sweden, society gives boys an unfair edge.

To even things out, many preschools have hired “gender pedagogues” to help staff identify language and behavior that risk reinforcing stereotypes.”

Read the article

Cross-posted at Orphans


Sue said...

Messing about with the natural order of things. It doesn´t work, nature resists. Males and females ARE DIFFERENT. Nothing can change that.

Trooper Thompson said...

You are right, but if things are not allowed to follow their natural course, the frustrated, blocked-up forces end up bursting out in ways that are more destructive.

Unfortunately the twisted marxoids involved in the case in point, sure of their own righteous, see their poor, unfortunate wards as blank canvasses for them to scrawl their failed, poisonous ideology.

selsey.steve said...

When man and woman stand at the same trough to piss then equality will have been achieved.

Trooper Thompson said...

Indeed, we will be equal to animals.