In yet another sign of the moral decay and rebellion of society, a Pre-school in Sweden has decided to prohibit the use of any reference to gender. Staff at the “Egalia” preschool avoid using words like “him” or “her” and instead address the 30 or so boys and girls, aged 1 to 6 years, as “friends.”
“Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty, and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,” Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher at the taxpayer-funded school told the Daily Mail. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”
Unfortunately for “Egalia” men and women are indeed different and thus should be referred to accordingly. Jesus Christ confirms this: And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (Matthew 19:4)
The movement to redefine or eliminate gender is in direct contradiction to the Bible. The biological differences between men and women are obvious. The irony in this from a social progress standpoint is that by now “leveling the playing field” this supposed “egalitarian” school is ignoring the history of sexism in society that has affected women from a socioeconomic standpoint. Women have not been treated equally historically and “wiping the slate clean” without addressing the specific discrimination done against women for the past century is not only ignorant, it’s unfair. But the school’s agenda really goes beyond just addressing inequality:
Director Lotta Rajalin notes that Egalia places a special emphasis on fostering an environment tolerant of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. From a bookcase, she pulls out a story about two male giraffes who are sad to be childless – until they come across an abandoned crocodile egg.
Nearly all the children’s books deal with homosexual couples, single parents or adopted children. There are no “Snow White,” “Cinderella” or other classic fairy tales seen as cementing stereotypes.
Rajalin, 52, says the staff also try to help the children discover new ideas when they play. “A concrete example could be when they’re playing ‘house’ and the role of the mom already is taken and they start to squabble,” she says. “Then we suggest two moms or three moms and so on.”
The opposition to the traditional family has again reared its head. Stories in which a woman marries a prince are seen as “stereotypical” (because with all the massive coverage of Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s wedding we can see that society is really against a woman ‘demeaning’ herself by marrying a future king). But the promotion of homosexuality, polygamy and other “alternative lifestyles” is welcome in the curriculum.
Meanwhile, the school shows no foundational reason that this would be healthy or beneficial for children. They cite no scientific research on what the effects of teaching pre-schoolers about polygamy or sex in general, may have on them. However, studies do show that there are strong benefits of a traditional home, where a parent works and another parent stays home provides:
the family is happier with fewer hours of work for each and not spending money to work, even if the parent who stays at home does not have a ”career”; – The opportunity to be the educator, the main influence for his child and share all stages of life and magical moments with him. – The possibility of raising a citizen who has good values, solidarity, and accomplished being helped to follow his path. – An increase to the overall quality of life.
Gender does matter and play a role in our society. Trying to pretend otherwise can only set children back not “forward.” If a school with students of diverse racial backgrounds suddenly said “from now on we shall not make any reference to race. We will all be called ‘Earthlings'” this would not end racism, bigotry or racial problems among the students. In fact it would only make the children poorly equipped to deal with these issues once they left the school as they are not even permitted to discuss them. Hopefully the staff at Egalia will soon realize that.