Skip to comments.Preschool Bans Use of Words 'Him' and 'Her' (Sweden)
Posted on 06/27/2011 3:14:04 AM PDT by jacknhooEdited on 06/27/2011 8:38:30 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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.
“Different gender roles aren’t problematic as long as they are equally valued,” says Tanja Bergkvist, a 37-year-old blogger and a leading voice against what she calls “gender madness” in Sweden.
One Kewpie Doll awarded for a Moment of Brief Mental Clarity.
Bergkvist noted on her blog that the state-funded Swedish Science Council had granted $80,000 for a postdoctoral fellowship aimed at analyzing “the trumpet as a symbol of gender.”
Gee, if the US job market proves too tough nice to know I can always move to Sweden and get paid big bucks to study sexist trumpets or some other such nonsense. Do the Swedes realize that the rest of the world is laughing at them?
“Comrade”? Seems gender neutral terms are the words of Communists.
What is going on in sweden, eh?
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