The University of Connecticut is recruiting 20 male students for an 11-week program to help them stop “mansplaining” and “interrupting others.”
But while the program frames itself as a way to promote bystander intervention, the Men’s Project has a broader agenda, as weekly meetings will feature discussions on “topics related to gender socialization, masculinities, social justice and gender-based violence.”
The application, which went live last week, is open to all “male-identified students.”
“In your experience, what are some things you would like to work on, or what are some things you have been told men need to work on? (Ex: Mansplaining, Relationships & Gender Norms, Interrupting Others, etc),” the application asks, adding that participants may be asked to prepare for the weekly meetings by “reading or journaling.”
The application also asks men to rank how familiar they are with various social justice issues, including “heterosexism,” “consent,” “cissexism,” and “healthy relationships.” It also warns that they may get kicked out if they miss more than two sessions.
The program will be facilitated by Rhys Hall, a graduate student who focuses on how “Black Masculinity has been developed [and] how it can oppress Black Femininity and Non-Heteronormative identities,” and Craig Alejos, a graduate student who studies “fatherhood education and empowerment.”
While the program is open enrollment, it appears to target more popular students, explaining that it seeks to “identify and train individuals who may be seen as having influence with their peers.” Additionally, the program hopes to find “students who relate well to other men.”
Applications for the program close December 1, and the program will start in January.
Campus Reform reached out to the University of Connecticut for comment on whether taxpayer funds support the program, but did not receive a response. The program’s facilitators, Rhys Hall and Craig Alejos, declined to comment.
The dhimmi vanguard preparing the rest of the population to be docile and accept their new overlords.
Imagine the outcry if students, including Muslim students, had been assigned to write about converting to Christianity. But no one will be particularly upset about this — that would be “Islamophobic.”
Britain is finished.
“‘Write letter to family about converting to Islam’: Furious stepfather refuses to let his stepdaughter, 12, complete her homework after she is asked to pen them a note about becoming a Muslim,” by Abe Hawken, Mailonline, November 9, 2017:
A furious stepfather has refused to let his 12-year-old stepdaughter finish her homework after she was asked to write a letter to her family about becoming a Muslim.
Mark McLachlan, 43, from Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, has slammed the decision by the Kepier School to ask pupils to pen the note.
He has refused to let his stepdaughter, who he has asked not to be named, complete the task after failing to see what the letter would accomplish.
Mr McLachlan said: ‘I know as part of the national curriculum they have to learn about all religions.
‘I just don’t see why they should ask a child to write a letter addressed to their family about converting to another religion. I really just don’t see what the letter will gain.
‘If they want children to learn about Islam, then go teach them all about it and its history.
‘What I don’t want is a school asking my stepdaughter to look into reasons for converting to another religion.
‘Like every parent, it is our decision on how we raise them and once they are old enough to make decision, then it is there choice.’
Mr McLachlan visited the school to raise his concerns and was told that this was part of the curriculum and was shown example exam questions for Islam, Christianity and Hinduism.
The homework came to light when Mr McLachlan was looking through the youngster’s school planner and saw the teacher has written the task to be handed in on November 8.
He added: ‘When I saw this assignment in the planner, written by the teacher, you could have knocked me over with a feather.
‘I told her she will not be completing it and she is more worried about getting detention.
‘We send our kids to school to get a good education and use what they have learnt to have a good career.
‘I have no problem with them learning about religions but I feel they should not be asking 12-year-olds writing to their parents about why they are converting.
‘I just found the task wholly inappropriate.
‘I would like to emphasise how much respect I have for the head of year and deputy head who were very receptive to my complaint and concerns but unfortunately in this instance the national curriculum has failed miserably in my opinion.’…
DELAWARE, November 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A proposed education regulation in Delaware allows children to self-identify as any race and gender regardless of reality.
“All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” Regulation 225 says, and that will be maintained in official records.
The regulation stipulates that students’ parents may only be notified of their child’s trans-race or transgender identification if they are “supportive of the student” and his or her confusion.
A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a self identified gender or race is accepted; provided, however, that prior to requesting the permission from a parent or legal guardian, the school should consult and work closely with the student to assess the degree to which, if any, the parent or legal guardian is aware of the Protected Characteristic and is supportive of the student, and the school shall take into consideration the safety, health and well-being of the student in deciding whether to request permission from the parent or legal guardian.
“Every parent should be outraged by this regulation,” said Nicole Theis, President of the Delaware Family Policy Council. “It’s parents who oversee the care and protection of their children.”
Theis warned that parents who affirm their children’s biological sex and race would be “positioned as discriminatory through policies like Regulation 225.”
Social conservatives have asked why if one’s gender can be determined based on feelings rather than objective reality, age and race cannot be self-determined as well.
The sweeping regulation makes “gender identity or expression” and “sexual orientation” protected characteristics. The rules would mandate that school counselors and employees “make reasonable effort to depict individuals with the various Protected Characteristic(s) as representatives in educational and career opportunities.”
The regulations would require schools to allow students to play on any sports team regardless of sex. Only an alleged female “gender identity” would be necessary for a boy to play on an all-female team. The “student’s assigned sex at birth” would be irrelevant.
Sex education classes would be co-ed if a student’s “gender identity” didn’t match his or her real sex.
“A student shall have the opportunity to participate in the program of instruction dealing exclusively with human sexuality that is consistent with the student’s gender identity regardless of the student’s assigned sex at birth,” the guidelines say.
“School Districts and Charter Schools shall work with students and families” to ensure boys have access to girls’ locker rooms and vice versa, the regulations say.
Students will be able to access “locker rooms and bathrooms that correspond to [their] gender identity or expression.”
“It’s a safety and privacy concern when any student of any age, at any time, can claim or self-identify as the opposite gender and have access to the locker rooms, showers, restrooms, overnight accommodations, and any school activity, such as sports teams, that is gender specific,” said Theis.
“No federal law requires school districts to grant students access to facilities dedicated to the opposite sex,” she noted. “Yet, this is what Regulation 225 does.”
“No student should ever be pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex,” concluded Theis. “There is no recourse in situations like this,” because it would be considered “discriminatory.”
The Delaware Family Policy Council is urging the public to comment on this proposed regulation here.
Public comment is open until December 4, 2017.