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A series of sweeping regulations being considered by Delaware’s Department of Education would allow students to “self-identify” not only their gender but also their race, and it empowers schools not to seek parental consent if the child feels his or her parents might not be “supportive” enough. The law would apply to students of all ages in all public schools in the state.
“All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” reads section 7.4 of Regulation 225. While the proposed regulation states that administrators “may seek parental consent,” it instructs them only to do so if the children feel that their parents are “supportive” enough.
Here’s the full text of the regulation (note: the term “Protected Characteristic” is defined by the regulation as the “race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, age, gender identity or expression or other characteristic protected by state or federal law”):
7.4 All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race which is maintained in eSchoolPLUS.
7.4.1 A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a selfidentified 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.
The state-wide regulation also allows students who identify as the opposite gender of their biological sex to participate in all extracurricular and educational programs offered for that gender, including gender-specific classes on sexuality and all sports.
Below is an excerpt from the section on human sexuality courses:
3.4 Nothing in this regulation shall be construed to prevent School Districts and Charter Schools from providing separately to each gender those segments of a program of instruction dealing exclusively with human sexuality. 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.
Below is the section on extracurricular activities:
6.2 No student shall be denied the opportunity in any implied or explicit manner to participate in an Extra-Curricular Activity because of the student’s Protected Characteristic(s) except as provided in subsection 6.4. Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities shall be encouraged by each Charter School and School District for all students regardless of their Protected Characteristic(s).
The non-profit Delaware Family Policy Council is trying to raise awareness about the massive governmental overreach and the serious social and political implications of the proposed regulation. Along with starting a petition against the regulation, the organization’s president, Nicole Theis, is publicly, as she puts it, sounding the “5-alarm alert for parents.”
“Regulation 225 violates the right of parents to care for their children without government intrusion. If a student wants to change his/her gender or race, and the school perceives that the student’s parents may not be supportive, the school may bypass the parents (see section 7.3.1 of Regulation 225),” writes Theis. “Regulation 225 fails to protect the privacy and safety of all students. Students may claim or ‘self-identify’ as the opposite gender at any time and have access to the locker rooms, showers, restrooms, overnight accommodations, and any school activity (sports team) that is gender specific. (5.2-6.4)”
Writer and documentary filmmaker Emily Lindin posted this monstrosity on Twitter last night, kicking off a clusterfuck of monumental proportions. Lindin, who claims that she was slut-shamed in middle school after allowing her boyfriend to diddle her when she was eleven years old, set off a firestorm with her tweets promoting false rape accusations and brazen injustice towards men — who by her own words — are completely innocent.
False rape accusations have become a very serious problem during the “listen and believe” era, due to the permanent stigmatization and complete destruction of the falsely accused, as well as the total lack of repercussions against the false-accusers. Women now have a free pass to “revoke consent” long after the fact, to lie about and smear men who have done absolutely nothing wrong — and to walk away unscathed after their lies are exposed. However, according to Emily Lindin, all of this is perfectly acceptable during the quest to dismantle the so-called “patriarchy.”
Harry’s, a men’s grooming company, chose to celebrate ‘International Men’s Day’ by launching an attack on ‘toxic masculinity’ via a social media advertisement that was poorly received and has prompted many to boycott the brand.
The company, whose target demographic audience is almost exclusively men, many of whom are ‘Millennials,’ released the ad on Facebook and Twitter, where it is being torn apart by both male and female users – prompting Harry’s to double-down on their virtue signaling in response.
“Today is International Men’s Day. Believe it or not, that’s a thing,” Harry’s captioned. “If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to rethink what it means to be a man. Now more than ever, being a man demands introspection, humility, and, we believe, optimism. To get to a better tomorrow, we need to take a look at today, and at the misguided stereotypes that got us here in the first place.”
The ad itself is a video meme highlighting ‘misguided stereotypes’ presented in the form of common phrases one might associate with masculinity, toughness, and traditionalism, such as “Be a man,” “Be a rock,” “Be the bread winner,” and “Boys will be boys.”
After crossing a red line through each ‘toxic’ expression, the final message reads, “It’s time for a new definition of masculinity.”
As with many ill-fated attempts by organizations and businesses to mix left-wing politics with advertising, the response has been overwhelmingly negative, and despite having nearly 370,000 views on Facebook at the time of this writing, the post has generated less than 800 positive reactions, and a mere 310 shares.
While the ad offers a small semblance of neutrality that could garner benefit of the doubt from less cynical or discerning observers, replies by the company in the comments sections dispel uncertainty about their angle or position, leaving many to speculate if ardent feminists or “soy boys” are running the show at Harry’s.
“We repeat: toxic masculinity is the problem, not being a man,” Harry’s wrote in reply to the most popular comment on their Facebook post. “There’s a big difference and we’re excited to help move this conversation along.”
“2017’s hot business strategy: virtue signal against your customer base to those who aren’t interested in your product,” wrote one savvy Twitter user.
Harry’s is just the latest in an ever-growing list of companies torpedoing swaths of their customer base by espousing or supporting the radical left-wing/globalist agenda, which includes ESPN, Kellogg’s, Nordstrom, the NFL, Camping World, Pepsi, and Starbucks.
UK supermarket chain Tesco recently sparked international backlash and vows of a boycott with their first commercial of the Christmas season by prominently featuring Muslim in hijabs, a gay couple with a baby, and a Sikh man, while whitewashing Christianity out of the ad.
Merchants who mix their politics with business do so at great risk in the current era, prompting some to wonder why they attempt it at all.
Students in Namao, Alberta, Canada are calling for more separate boys’ and girls’ gender-specific restrooms in their school, asserting the gender-neutral bathrooms are making them feel “uncomfortable.”
While the new gender ideology says governments should force individuals to accept other people’s choice of apparent gender, comments from students at Sturgeon Composite High School in Alberta show that, intuitively, young people want privacy from the opposite biological sex in public restrooms, locker rooms, etc.
“I find it uncomfortable,” student Jacey Taylor told Global News. “I have other things to do than boys, in there,” she said, referring to using feminine hygiene products. “You can hear it.”
At Sturgeon Composite, students are not happy with the fact their school converted the majority of bathrooms to gender-neutral stalls.
“The first day of school, when we all walked in and saw the bathrooms were gender neutral and everybody could go into the other gender’s bathroom, it was bizarre,” 11th grade student Graeme Gibson said. “First, it was a shock, then everybody was like, ‘Why is this happening? What the heck is going on?’”
At Sturgeon Composite, the new gender-neutral bathrooms have no outer doors from the hallway, and only partially enclosed multiple stalls, some with toilets and others with urinals.
“The number of gender-neutral washrooms is very high,” said 11th-grader Evan Gabbey. “They sent two whole sets as well as two individual stalls to gender neutral and there’s one set for male and female and that does not at all represent the population of people who require the gender-neutral bathrooms.”
Gabbey launched a petition that requests more separate boys’ and girls’ restrooms, and was stunned by the number of students asking to sign.
“I alone had 112 signatures,” he said. “The only reason I couldn’t get more was I ran out of forms, I couldn’t get enough.”
About 330 of 680 students have signed the petition, which urges additional separate rest rooms for males and females.
Gabbey said someone assumed it was acceptable to place gender-neutral multiple stalls in schools.
“You don’t see those in restaurants, you don’t see them in government offices, you don’t see them anywhere, yet we throw them into our schools and assume it’s just fine,” he said. “I don’t know whose idea this was but it wasn’t a very good one.”
Some students are so uncomfortable with the lack of privacy in the gender-neutral restrooms that they have avoided going to the bathroom.
“The first time I saw them I was nervous and I was like, “Okay I’m just going to not use the washroom today,” grade 11 student Austin Kirk said. “I have a chemistry class on one side of the school next to the gender-neutral washroom but there’s a washroom in the lobby that is just a boys washroom and I walk there every time I need to use the washroom.”
Gabbey told CBC News, “You can peek both over and under, so that’s a privacy issue right there.”
Another student reported having heard complaints that someone had taken photos of students in the stalls.
According to CBC News, principal John Baldassarre is defending the number of gender-neutral bathrooms. Gabbey said he brought students’ concerns to him, but Baldassarre said no changes would be made.
“He didn’t indicate any changes are coming — that it was just going to stay the way it is,” said Gabbey.
According to Global News, Education Minister David Eggen said about the situation, “Sturgeon, clearly they have to make sure that they accommodate everybody, make sure everybody’s needs are met. I hope that they can sort this out as soon as they can.”
Students say the lines can be long at the gender-specific boys’ and girls’ rooms, a situation that often leads to lateness in getting to classes.
Sturgeon parents have launched a Facebook group called “SCHS Washroom Fiasco” to help all parents become aware of what is happening at the school.
“Even today there’s a lot of parents that have no idea on what’s going on in the school regarding the bathroom policy,” Annette Gabbey told Global News.
Similarly, parent Amber Harris said, “To make arbitrary decisions like this and not involve the parents is a gross injustice.”
“It’s getting pretty big now,” Harris added about the bathroom issue. “People are starting to perk up because our school is not the only school that’s implementing policies like this.”
Gibson objects to the fact that most of the bathrooms were changed despite the fact that gender-confused individuals constitute a small minority of the population.
“It needs to reflect the population of the student body,” Gibson said. “There are absolutely some people that need to be accommodated with the gender-neutral washrooms and that’s totally cool. But that is a minority.”
FPA Women’s Health, a chain of California abortion facilities, has shut down its troubled office on Miramar Road in San Diego, effective on Friday, November 17, 2017.
The San Diego location was the site of an incident involving abortionist Robert Santella and pro-life activist Zephaniah Mel. Santella threatened Mel with a pair of surgical scissors during a bizarre demonic rant, that included hissing and a confession that he loved killing children during abortions.
That behavior, along with complaints of malpractice and botched abortions, resulted in Santella’s firing from the abortion chain, which he had been affiliated with for over 30 years. Santella was forced to surrender his medical license after the California Medical Board charged him with negligence and unprofessional conduct.