In the United States, Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), praised an Alaskan gender clinic that promotes revisionist ideas about biological sex, including eliminating the word “mother” from K-12 science classes.
Admiral Levine visited Identity Alaska on August 6 and said, “These inspiring people work tirelessly to create a more equitable future, where all those living in the U.S. have equal access to lifesaving medical care.” Identity Alaska actively promotes radical ideas about biological sex in its resources section called “gender inclusive biology.”
As Fox News reports, “the gender-inclusive biology curriculum — catered for science teachers — recommended ‘child-friendly definitions’ of terms relating to gender and sexuality. It said kids as young as kindergarten should learn about how doctors ‘assign’ the gender to babies by making a guess.”
It recommends that teachers use “accurate language for body parts and functions without assuming that there are only two sexes and that everyone within a particular sex is the same.” The educational guides also makes the recommendation “to strike the word ‘mother’ from discussions about reproduction, referring to them as a ‘gestational parent,’ ‘birth parent,’ ‘egg producer,’ or ‘carrier.’”
“Instead of saying ‘when the mom gives birth,’ the terms should be ‘when the baby exits the womb.’ Similarly, a child shouldn’t be told they have genes from their mom and dad. Instead, it should be phrased as, ‘You received a mix of genes from sperm and egg.” Thus, “father” and “mother” have become indecent words, as in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
The gender-responsive curriculum goes so far as to recommend avoiding the biological sex terms – male and female – even when referring to the hormones produced. Instead of “male hormones” and “female hormones,” the correct terminology would be to use the terms “testosterone or estrogen.”
The purpose of these guidelines is to facilitate the implementation of a radical social program. “Accordingly, it is said that teachers should focus their biology lessons on being ‘anti-oppression.’” “Examine how science has been used as a tool to fight oppression,” the guide says.
To avoid being offensive with scientific language, the guide offers three solutions. If a textbook says “men,” the teacher should explain that “men” is a complex term that can include various gender identities.
Another way to circumvent the offensive nature of biological terms, a teacher could say in class that sex is “assigned.” “Our assigned sex of female or male usually determines the type of sex cell we make: egg or sperm.”
The linguistic contortions imposed on gender language might make a normally constituted mind smile. Unfortunately, these contortions are gradually taking hold: in literature (which is even being rewritten), in everyday language, and in children's textbooks.
Indecision on sex is to be desired and maintained, for the benefit of gender. It is inevitably a source of confusion for children in particular, who become easy prey for the LGBT movement, the first beneficiary of the woke madness in matters of morals. This is at least one good reason to oppose this totalitarian madness.