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HRC’s ‘Gender Inclusive Classrooms’ Guide: Say ‘Friends’ or ‘Students’ Instead of Girls and Boys
CNSNews.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lauretta Brown

Posted on 08/18/2015 3:00:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

(CNSNews.com) – To help “create a classroom where students aren’t limited based on gender stereotypes,” teachers should address classes using words like “friends or “students” rather than girls and boys, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advises in a new back-to-school guide.

The first tip suggested by the HRC’s Welcoming Schools Initiative is for teachers to avoid using gender to “divide and address students.” The guide claims that separating students for activities according to gender “can leave some students feeling out-of-place, making them distracted or isolated and not able to focus on learning.”

The guide recommends finding new, inventive ways of dividing students for activities. “When lining students up for lunch, rather than saying, ‘Girls line up first,’ try saying, ‘Anyone wearing a green shirt can line up,’ or ‘If your name has an E please line up.’”

The guide also advises teachers to “prepare for teachable moments” linking to suggested responses for questions that might come up in class such as: “How can a family have two moms [dads]? Which one is the real one?” and “Don’t you need a woman and a man to have a baby?”

The suggested responses to those questions are, “There are all kinds of families. Some have two moms or two dads,” and “Children come into families in many different ways, and the families that love the children may have a mom and a dad, some a mom, some a dad and some have two moms or two dads.”

The guide emphasizes allowing students and families to identify their gender or not as they choose, advising that “on paperwork, avoid asking students to identify as male or female unless it is absolutely necessary.”    

“If it is necessary for students and their families to do so, consider adding a third write-in option for those who have non-binary gender identities or to allow students to elaborate if neither ‘male’ nor ‘female’ fit.”

“Make sure that forms do not have specific spaces for ‘mother’ and ‘father,’” the guide cautions. “If a form requires the name(s) of legal caregivers(s), the form can just say ‘parent,’ ‘guardian,’ or ‘caregiver.’”

HRC’s guide concludes with advice to teachers to “be mindful of the ways you might be gender stereotyping students. For example, rather than only inviting girls to learn a dance during recess, invite all students, including the boys, to dance.  Show pictures and videos that challenge gender stereotypes.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: boys; children; culturewar; families; gender; genderidentity; girls; homosexualagenda; hrc; lgbt; linguisticgymnastics; nannystate; perverts; pervs; schools; students; terrencebean; terrybean; transgender; welcomingschools
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1 posted on 08/18/2015 3:00:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

LGBT Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 08/18/2015 3:01:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Democrats and GOP-e: a difference of degree, not philosophy)
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To: al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; Gefn; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

Good morning, boys and girls and whatever . . .

DANG!


3 posted on 08/18/2015 3:01:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Democrats and GOP-e: a difference of degree, not philosophy)
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Today’s “suggestions” are tomorrow’s Supreme Court commands.


4 posted on 08/18/2015 3:01:42 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hmmmm, in that same vein, let’s start saying “effing liberals” instead of democrats, and “Dormbama the Muslim” instead of Mr President.


5 posted on 08/18/2015 3:03:15 PM PDT by Da Coyote (Di)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s the new “Comrades.”


6 posted on 08/18/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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7 posted on 08/18/2015 3:04:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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I thought HRC was Hillary Rodham Clinton. I’m sure it applies either way.


8 posted on 08/18/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT by Rastus
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WE'VE BEEN WARNED
9 posted on 08/18/2015 3:05:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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“’friends’ or ‘students’”

Microaggressions against the friendless and against non-students. Whoever wrote this needs more sensitivity training.


10 posted on 08/18/2015 3:06:26 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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Why not comrade? That way she could be politically correct and true to her real political leanings.


11 posted on 08/18/2015 3:06:37 PM PDT by Eric (I voted for the Right people...but evil won instead.)
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I thought HRC stood for Hillary Rodham Clinton—and this was her personal endorsement.

This is bad enough. I tried reading some of the crap on that site and it is such garbage that if I didn’t already know how to read, I’d forswear it. Same for the various ravings of the Koran, the Imams, and the Marxists.


12 posted on 08/18/2015 3:06:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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HRC - Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Huh.

13 posted on 08/18/2015 3:09:16 PM PDT by Slyfox (If I'm ever accused of being a Christian, I'd like there to be enough evidence to convict me)
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How about ‘comrades’?


14 posted on 08/18/2015 3:10:28 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I'm fed up.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We’re in a freedom battle on every front.

Freedom lovers in every state: vote for/influence state representatives who will

1) stop unconstitutional federal interference with state education

2) release you state’s schools from the iron death-grip of the teachers’ unions &

3) localize the running your schools and curriculum as much as possible with maximum parental choice.

Everyone who can, homeschool.


15 posted on 08/18/2015 3:11:09 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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Cultural Marxism.


16 posted on 08/18/2015 3:13:16 PM PDT by Ancient Man
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Why in the Sam hill is a homosexual group putting out a back to school guide??? And how is it that our schools are compelled to take advice from a homosexual advocacy organization in the first place???


17 posted on 08/18/2015 3:17:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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(CNSNews.com) – To help “create a classroom where students aren’t limited based on gender stereotypes,” teachers should address classes using words like “friends or “students” rather than girls and boys, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advises in a new back-to-school guide.

IDIOTS! "Boys" and "Girls" comprises the complete spectrum of genders. You cannot get more inclusive than that. There are no other genders. And anyone who can't figure out what gender he/she is by taking a quick peek down the inside of the front of his/her underwear needs help, not coddling by idiots who never learned what a Y chromosome means.

18 posted on 08/18/2015 3:17:51 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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Just make it “Comrade” and get it over with.


19 posted on 08/18/2015 3:18:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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So simple even a kid actor playing a kindergarten student can get it.
20 posted on 08/18/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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