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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Yeah I thought it was pretty much bs. I live in Omaha about 50 miles from Lincoln and I hadn't heard a word about it. If you listen to the radio interview with the superintendent that the article in the OP cites here: Episodes '10/1 LPS Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel' he provides a very clear intelligent understanding of this whole thing. Also, the material was provided only to one middle school.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Yeah, if it were true, I'd completely disagree with it. I agree with being sensitive to gender issues and the reasons the school district is taking this on, middle school is a time when LGBT kids are likely to be bullied, but "Purple Penguins" is rather ridiculous.

    However, the schools have not been instructed to, "stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead."

    That is untrue.

    Read more at snopes.com: Nebraska School Bans Genders in Favor of 'Purple Penguins'

    They paraphrased materials from this website: https://www.genderspectrum.org/

    According to Lincoln Public Schools:

    A parent who is challenging this policy with the school board doesn't mention "Purple Penguins", but cites this passage in her email to parents.


    LPS staff's transgender training concerns parents : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

    I applaud the Superintendent's efforts to be more inclusive of LGBT kids. I'm on the fence at how effective changing out pronouns might be, but making staff more aware of the issue, in general, is a good thing. IMO

    "Purple Penguins" is misleading, at least from what I found.
    Wait. This isn't an "Onion" thing? Somebody really did this and was serious about it?

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Wait. This isn't an "Onion" thing? Somebody really did this and was serious about it?
    The National Review is not The Onion. I'll just leave it at that.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Wait. This isn't an "Onion" thing? Somebody really did this and was serious about it?
    Greetings, Lutherf.

    Yep, every kid will now be able to proudly state to their grandkids one day that "I was a purple penguin." That's probably about the same time that an overdue visit to a doctor will be scheduled, since something unusual is happening to their grandparent!

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    The National Review is not The Onion. I'll just leave it at that.
    I can just imagine how something like this would work with kids over the age of 6 or so.

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    ...so human isn't inclusive enough?
    Not for the furries and yiffers!

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Not for the furries and yiffers!
    I know I'm going to regret asking this but what the hell is a "yiffer"?

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I know I'm going to regret asking this but what the hell is a "yiffer"?
    A furry with extra spice I guess you could say

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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    I'm sure some liberals here will think this is a wonderful idea but I think liberals are taking this country right off the deep end with this kind of insanity.



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    I don't know how progressives even come up with this ****.....

    Penguins?

    Oh and these progressive insist they're not attempting to revise past and present history...

    Sorry progressives, a boy is a boy and a girl is a girl...... 15 years later they will procreate and you know what? the won't be doing it as "penguins."

    Teachers and policy makers who come up with this nonsense should be fired for epic stupidity if not for the simple fact they're still stuck in Dr. Seuss land.

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