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

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    Claim: A school district in Lincoln, Nebraska has banned the use of gender pronouns and ordered teachers to use neutral terms such as "purple penguins" instead.

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    TRUE: Lincoln Public Schools have provided educators with materials to better understand gender identity issues.
    FALSE: The Lincoln school district has banned all reference to gender and discouraged use of gendered pronouns in favor of calling students "purple penguins."

    snopes.com: Nebraska School Bans Genders in Favor of 'Purple Penguins'
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    there's something seriously wrong with right wingers who believe any ridiculous thing they read if it can be used against the left

    BTW, Lincoln is split almost 50-50 D vs R
    My rule is simple: if the article you found is just a little too good at painting the other side as blatantly ridiculous, cross check the story with Snopes first.

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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 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

    The suggestions are rather extreme but it is a good idea to eliminate gender stereotyping and segregation when it is not necessary and let kids be who they are (but make them smarter, more educated, confident and stronger).

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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.
    Even if there is an LGBT kid inthe class, they would identify with either boys or girls and go with that group, so what benefit wold it give to call them purple?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The suggestions are rather extreme but it is a good idea to eliminate gender stereotyping and segregation when it is not necessary and let kids be who they are (but make them smarter, more educated, confident and stronger).
    Who are they other than boys and girls?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Even if there is an LGBT kid inthe class, they would identify with either boys or girls and go with that group, so what benefit wold it give to call them purple?
    I agree. I think the Purple Penguins thing is ridiculous.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    there's something seriously wrong with right wingers who believe any ridiculous thing they read if it can be used against the left

    BTW, Lincoln is split almost 50-50 D vs R
    Its culture, the hardcore righties are just hung up about culture wars. They are absolutely obsessed with it. Its practically an OCD neurosis with them. "Stores say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas", "They renamed Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day", All the absurd conspiracy theories around "Common Core".......and on and on and on and on....I don't get it.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    The PC mentality is just a couple of steps past nature and puberty. Explain it all you want, there is a day boys wake up with a stiffy and get interested in boobs. Adjust it all you like, you can not out pace biology. if we were all equal we would be extinct within a couple of generations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Who are they other than boys and girls?
    Masculinity and femininity are a continuum and everyone is on a different part of the spectrum in different areas of their lives. A few people's internal gender is different than their physical gender. In some cases it is because they were born with ambiguous genitals and doctors choose a gender and operate to make them that gender.

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