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First Grade Assignment on Gender Ideology
Recently on Twitter a parent posted a screen-cap from their 1st grade child’s homework assignment. When I tweeted about this, several people told me I missed the target, as this lesson does not actually involve gender ideology. That is incorrect.
There are three obvious reg flags contained in this image. The first is the use of “gender” instead of “sex.” If this were merely a biology lesson describing how to refer to male and female children, it would use the terms sex, male, and female, which are completely absent. Second, the focus on pronouns is a clear give-away that gender ideology is being taught, especially on a lesson about “gender.” And perhaps the most troubling tell is the “Neither or Both” category couples with “they/them” pronouns. This is typical gender ideology, which views “gender” as relating to the social roles and expectations attached to one’s sex—i.e. the “gender binary.”
This simplicity of this slide suggests this may represent a child’s very first introduction to gender ideology. The parent shared several more screen-caps from the lesson.
This is very explicit gender ideology. The child is asked (upper-left) to “Create a snowperson that is an example of you identify yourself” (emphasis added). Note that the child is not being asked to describe themself in an objective sense, but rather how they subjectively identify. The lower-left slide explicitly refers to “gender identity,” not biology. The slide on the right displays two books, one the left is Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns which, according to Amazon (my emphasis):