I am all for equal pay for equal work and all that jazz. I am also all for people being treated fairly, but there are limits to equality because of one simple fact: all people are not equal. In theory, it’s a really nice concept but it just isn’t reality. In theory, theory is the same as practice; in practice, it is not. I’ll give you an example: I was on a work site all week doing a remodel on a Buffalo Wild Wings. The entire time I was there I saw only a handful of females on the job site and the ones I did see were either a) visiting to look at the work, b) moving the food back in toward the end, c) part of the cleaning crew, or d) the store manager that came in kicking ass when one of the sub contractors screwed up. What I did not see, however, was a lot of hammer-swinging women. In fact, I didn’t see any. The one girl I did offer to loan my drill to said (and this is a direct quote) “I wouldn’t know what to do with that. I would probably hurt myself with it. I’m just a girl.” Men and women are not equal because we are not the same. I am not saying that one is better than the other, I am saying that we are vastly different. The strongest man is still stronger than the strongest woman and always will be. The fastest man is still fastest than the fastest woman and always will be. Every woman on the planet can lose a higher percentage of blood than most any man on the planet because women are used to it. Intelligence? That one is a give or take. But we are NOT equal because we are NOT the same. That being said, this is some serious PC bullshit:
STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys.
From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don’t fall into gender stereotypes.
Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools, underpinned by the theory that even in highly egalitarian-minded Sweden, society gives boys an unfair edge.
To even things out, many preschools have hired “gender pedagogues” to help staff identify language and behavior that risk reinforcing stereotypes.
They don’t use actual pronouns? WTF?!? Gender stereotypes? Sorry twits but that isn’t nurture, that’s nature. You can’t force people to be who they are not and boys and girls are boys and girls.
Lego bricks and other building blocks are intentionally placed next to the kitchen, to make sure the children draw no mental barriers between cooking and construction.
Look, I like to cook. In fact, I love cooking. I am good at it, too. Really good. The best chefs in the world, in fact, are mostly men. How putting Leggos next to a kitchen breaks down barriers is beyond me. Oh, and if they are trying to equate the importance of cooking vice the importance of construction they are missing the boat on that too because guess what? If I fuck up making breakfast the worst thing that happens is that breakfast tastes like shit. Worst case scenario? We go to IHOP. Worst case scenario if I fuck up building something? People die. They are about as equal to each other as duck farts are to tornadoes.
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.
Well that makes total sense because a gay couple adopting a kid is exactly the same as a couple of gay herbivores adopting a top tier carnivore. The lesson these kids will learn from that book? If you are a gay male couple and you adopt a kid it will eventually kill you and eat you when it matures. As for almost all of the books dealing with homosexual couples, single parents, or adopted children, well, that is going to fuck these kids up beyond all recognition. Sorry folks, but the vast majority of people on the planet are not gay or adopted so making these kids think that they are is setting them up for failure. Live and let live is all well and good, but demonizing traditional families by marginalizing them or even ignoring them is flat-out bullshit. Studies have shown that children are, by and large, better off in a solid two-parent family and that there is a correlation between crime rates and behavioral problems among households headed by a single mother.
Jay Belsky, a child psychologist at the University of California, Davis, said he’s not aware of any other school like Egalia, and he questioned whether it was the right way to go.
“The kind of things that boys like to do — run around and turn sticks into swords — will soon be disapproved of,” he said. “So gender neutrality at its worst is emasculating maleness.”
Egalia is unusual even for Sweden. Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her — “han” or “hon” in Swedish. Instead, they’ve have adopted the genderless “hen,” a word that doesn’t exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.
Great. So they not only are cutting off the dicks of countless little boys they are making them dumber by using made up words that don’t mean jack shit. Seriously. We have language for a reason and that reason is to communicate. Making terms that are specific more generic just to be PC isn’t helping the kids; it’s making them dumber. Seriously. Imagine this conversation between two friends… one of whom graduated from the gender neutral school:
Gender Neutral Grad (GNG): I have a friend that wants to date you.
Normal School Grad (NSG): Um, cool. What is her name.
GNG: Its name.
NSG: Its name? Why “its” name?
GNG: Because you are unfairly gender stereotyping it.
NSG: Well, it is a girl, right?
GNG: Helllllllllo! It’s a person first you know.
NSG: Well, what kind of genitalia does “it” have?
GNG: The appropriate genitalia for its gender.
NSG: Which is?
GNG: Dammit you’re a bigot!
NSG: Holy shit! I do NOT want to end up reaching my hand down “its” pants and finding a seven inch spitting clitoris and a ball sack! At least tell me “its” name.
NSG: That sounds like a dude’s name. Or a girl’s.
GNG: It is!
NSG: I fucking hate you.
GNG: See? Normal school fills you with hate. You should go to gender neutral school.
NSG: You should go fuck yourself.
At least the pshrink at UC Davis realizes this is bullshit.