(Article by Christina Buttons republished from ThePostMillenial.com)
"I am an openly queer teacher," the Tiktok user @zombriii94, who goes by Brianna Rose, announced to her 161 followers. "I wear a bi flag watch band and bi flag bracelets," she demonstrates by raising each wrist. "In my classroom I keep a rainbow flag," and adds, "my kids know what it means."
Elementary teacher explains how she hints to students that she’s queer so they confide in her. She claims 3rd graders came out as non-binary to her and other kids requested name and pronoun changes pic.twitter.com/We6dP6Pxir
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 17, 2022
But when she informed the other teachers of the 3rd graders' request to use the students' preferred pronouns and chosen name, she says they scolded her, informing her that it "was not appropriate for me to communicate." The other teachers, she claimed, ignored the students' requests to participate in their social transition by using a new name and pronouns.
The teacher, visibly upset and looking directly at the camera, says, "I don’t care what you believe, but when you refuse to respect a queer child’s request for pronoun and name changes, you are hurting them." It has now become commonplace to hear from gender activists that "misgendering" is a form of violence.
But many therapists believe that socially transitioning young children may actually be harmful, as it can make permanent gender dysphoria that would have otherwise been a transitory phase, setting them down a pathway that often results in blocking puberty, cross-sex hormones, surgeries, and sterility.
Schools transitioning children, often without their parents' knowledge, is becoming increasingly common. Many schools now provide students with individualized "gender support plans" that ask the student to indicate if they would like their parents to be kept in the dark. Some schools even provide "transition closets" so that students can change into clothes that match their "gender identity" at school, and change back before heading home.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, "About three-in-ten parents of K-12 students (29%) say at least one of their children has learned about people who are transgender or nonbinary from a teacher or another adult at their school."
The problem, according to evolutionary biologist Colin Wright, is that "using children’s preferred pronouns and chosen name is not about acceptance of differences, but rather about facilitating a radical ideology that believes whether a child is a boy or girl has nothing to do with their sex, and everything to do with their subjective 'gender identity.'" Wright says that this ideology "can cause children to become convinced they’re transgender when they are simply gender nonconforming."
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