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‘Gender madness’: Swedish pre-school bans ‘him’ and ‘her’
Life Site News ^ | June 27, 2011 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI

Posted on 07/01/2011 3:56:13 PM PDT by NYer

STOCKHOLM, JUne 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In accordance with a national school curriculum that seeks to fight the “stereotyping” of gender roles, a preschool in the Sodermalm district of Stockholm has incorporated a gender-free pedagogy that eliminates any reference to gender completely.

Staff at the “Egalia” preschool avoid using words like “him” or “her” and instead address the 30 or so boys and girls, aged 1 to 6 years, as “friends.”

“Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty, and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,” Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher at the taxpayer-funded school told the Daily Mail. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”

Director Lotta Rajalin told AP that the school has hired a “gender pedagogue” to help staff remove masculine and feminine references in language and behavior, going so far as to make sure that lego blocks and other building toys are kept next to kitchen and cooking toys to avoid any gender roles being given preference.

The Swedish pronouns “han” and “hon” (him and her), for instance, have been replaced in the school by the genderless “hen,” a made-up word that doesn’t exist in Swedish but is used extensively by feminists and homosexuals.

“We use the word ‘Hen’ for example when a doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such is coming to the kindergarten,” Rajalin said. “We don’t know if it’s a he or a she so we just say ‘Hen is coming around 2 p.m.’ Then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view.”

There are also no traditional children’s books such as Snow White, Cinderella or the classic fairy tales, Rajalin said. The shelves instead have books that deal with homosexual couples, single parents, adopted children, and treatises on “new ways to play.”

“A concrete example could be when they’re playing house and the role of the mom already is taken and they start to squabble,” Rajalin said. “Then we suggest two moms or three moms and so on.”

Not all Swedish parents, however, support their country’s agenda of eliminating gender roles.

“Different gender roles aren’t problematic as long as they are equally valued,” Tanja Bergkvist told AP, denouncing what she called “gender madness” in Sweden.

Bergkvist observed that those promoting equality between the sexes by breaking down gender roles “say there’s a hierarchy where everything that boys do is given higher value, but I wonder who decides that it has higher value. Why is there higher value in playing with cars?”

Bergkvist, who is a vocal critic of the state’s promotion of a genderless structure in schools and an academia focused on gender studies, noted on her blog as an example of the “gender madness” in the country that the state-funded Swedish Science Council had granted $80,000 for a postdoctoral fellowship for research into “the trumpet as a symbol of gender.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: eussr; gender; sweden

1 posted on 07/01/2011 3:56:18 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee

Wake up America! This madness is headed our way.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 3:57:02 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

No “his” and “hers”. Just “its” and “theirs.” I predict confusion.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 3:57:30 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NYer

You have to go to college to learn how to be this stupid.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 3:58:29 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: NYer

Are the Swedes also going to stop the Muslim kids from using the word “infidel”?


5 posted on 07/01/2011 3:58:40 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: NYer
‘Gender madness’: Swedish pre-school bans ‘him’ and ‘her’

So this will be imposed on the Muslims in Sweden too, right?

6 posted on 07/01/2011 4:00:16 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: NYer
instead address the 30 or so boys and girls, aged 1 to 6 years, as “friends.”

I'm surprised they don't use "comrades."

7 posted on 07/01/2011 4:01:33 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NYer

“Wake up America! This madness is headed our way.”

News flash - it’s already here


8 posted on 07/01/2011 4:06:06 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISREAL!)
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To: MeganC
Are the Swedes also going to stop the Muslim kids from using the word “infidel”?

Really. I guess that "I'm going to lop off your head" is genderless.

Next time Europe goes to war we should simply let them kill each other. They are doomed as it is anyway.

9 posted on 07/01/2011 4:06:36 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: NYer

Sweden’s school system, which produces far more intelligent students than our system does, is falling prey to political correctness.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 4:10:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: NYer
This is just one more experiment in the global faggotization of humanity that's festering in the Petri dish. Once it's determined to be virulent enough, it'll be introduced here, probably by way of one of the usual urban ant collectives.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

11 posted on 07/01/2011 4:11:05 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: NYer

silly silly silly....


12 posted on 07/01/2011 4:11:57 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: metmom; wintertime
This is absurd. The forces of Political Correctness have infiltrated their school system.
13 posted on 07/01/2011 4:12:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Sweden’s school system, which produces far more intelligent students than our system does,

Not for long...

14 posted on 07/01/2011 4:17:26 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: NYer

How does any Indo-European tongue but pigeon-English avoid reference to “gender”?


15 posted on 07/01/2011 4:58:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

“Achmed, let us move to Sweden, where they will welcome our raping.”

Sweden is the new Norway.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 5:01:22 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Mr. Mojo
"friends" = vänner

"comrades" = kamrater

"chillun' " = barn

Hmm.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 5:04:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer
This what happens when it is not the Holy Spirit directing ones behavior.
18 posted on 07/01/2011 5:09:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: King Moonracer

Yes, the Muslim rape squads are just part of the “cultural tapestry” of “vibrant” Norway and Sweden.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 5:11:23 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NYer

Reckon how they explain to these little swedes which bathroom they’re supposed to use? “If you stand up when you pee, use the one on that side of the hall.”


20 posted on 07/01/2011 5:17:41 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Talisker

“So this will be imposed on the Muslims in Sweden too, right? “

Hell no. A few years ago, the Swedes had to change their precious socialized medicine law when the Muzzies DEMANDED that only female doctors examine Muslim female patients.

The Swedes will make a show of social sophistication, but not to the point of endangering train stations.


21 posted on 07/01/2011 5:30:35 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: NYer

After thousands of years of science and logic and reason, the Big Lie of the communists wins....over logic and reason and biology. To think they can deny the design of nature and “reinvent” something better....social engineering will destroy the happiness of their children,but the selfish narcissists care nothing about the future of societies....only about their sick agenda and playing god. They think they are so “wise” when they have no understanding of philosophy and psychiatry....only of Pavlov and Skinner and conditioning human beings as if they are animals....oh, yes, their kids are just animals to to be herded and taught lies like “you have two mommies”.

They think that children can develop into Newtons and Einsteins by filling their heads with mush and lies and not teach them fundamental truths.....sad, social engineering and creating third world slaves. It all stems from “homosexuality is good and natural” mentality which is an obvious lie and a sick basis for society.


22 posted on 07/01/2011 5:47:50 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: NYer

Speechless. For once.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 5:57:30 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: NYer

Let’s point out too — nearly every last Swedish toddler attends these Lemming Breeding facilities.


24 posted on 07/01/2011 5:57:45 PM PDT by riri
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To: BobL
Another experiment! Remember the VASA!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship). The Latin based languages are going to have a tough time incorporating this change into their speech and writings.

25 posted on 07/01/2011 6:02:49 PM PDT by BilLies (Whose your daddy: Frank Marshall Davis?)
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To: NYer

This is right out of Ayn Rand’s novella, “Anthem”....

Just sayin’...


26 posted on 07/01/2011 9:32:32 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: NYer

Södermalm (part of Inner Stockholm) is ill-famed for being the most politically correct part of all Scandinavia, thereby having established itself as the most disturbed corner of this planet.

I take pride in being Swedish, but please spare me the insult of being associated with Swedish PC politicians.

Yes, we are rich and drive around in Feminist Volvos.

But that doesn’t mean we are role models.


27 posted on 07/07/2011 10:01:05 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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