Teachers in Nebraska Told to Call Students “Purple Penguins” because “Boys and Girls” is not “Gender Inclusive”

Teachers in Nebraska Told to Call Students “Purple Penguins” because “Boys and Girls” is not “Gender Inclusive”

“Congratulations! Its a Purple Penguin!”

Said no OB/GYN ever.

When I had my children, they announced with joy, twice, IT’S A BOY! and once, IT’S A GIRL! I had human babies, not damn penguins. So why is the Nebraska school system being told to call them Purple Penguins? Because the PC world does not consider ‘boys and girls’ to be ‘gender inclusive’

Wait, say what?

Background from Weasel Zippers:

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Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.

“Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.

The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”

“Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says.

The instructions were part of a list called “12 steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” developed by Gender Spectrum, an organization that “provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.”

Can we please just stop this? My kids are humans- and they can be gay, straight or questioning. They can even be cross dressers or transgendered, or want to become a woman/man. I don’t care, because I am their mom. BUT I DO NOT EXPECT THE REST OF THE WORLD TO ACCOMADATE THEM! If their are kids in school that have ‘gender’ questioning status, so be it. You were born a boy/girl, and you should be addressed as such. This kind of pandering to children is creating more of an issue than many realize- we are raising the future of America, and it will be a bunch of lazy, wimpy kids who can’t handle anyone ‘offending’ them. Toughen up your hides, kids. The world will be a lot crueler to you if you are a ‘purple penguin’ VS a young man or young lady. How can we expect our kids to grow into upstanding men and women if they aren’t even taught that they have a gender? Just stop, please. As for me and my ‘purple penguins’, we will go by our birth genders- they are what they are.


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