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    School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive

    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.

    A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

    “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.

    “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Wow 3rd thread on this already today its getting around quick. The also had a south park about a similar situation last night.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Wow 3rd thread on this already today its getting around quick. The also had a south park about a similar situation last night.
    I've only seen one besides this?

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

    There is something very, very wrong with liberals. This is just more evidence of that.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Some of this is useful. Instructors that are more aware of the constructs of gender and how they act when leading a class are likely to have better rapport with their students. That being said, using "purple penguins" merely to avoid using the terms "boys and girls" doesn't get you anywhere special. Perhaps at best "purple penguins" can make children giggle, because it is "different" "weird" or "funny."

    The older a student gets, I believed it was important to start introducing them to the concept of "Miss" or "Mr." as a formality. I would do it to bring a bit more of a serious tone to the classroom, where by extension, I would grant my students a level of respect in the expectation that they would do the same to me and each other in the course of classroom discussion.
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    While members of ISIS are training their kids to kill, we are emasculating our boys. SMH

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    While members of ISIS are training their kids to kill, we are emasculating our boys. SMH
    Wouldn't that be a positive thing for us?
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Wow 3rd thread on this already today its getting around quick. The also had a south park about a similar situation last night.
    Ha, yeah. The solution in South Park was that everyone who's bothered by transgender people should be kept away from normal people, and given their own bathroom.
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    Re: School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclus

    You cant call them purple penguins because using the term purple is racist! And according to common core 6+6=13 because i feel like it does, didn't you know that...

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