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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    We do unofficially. It is difficult to escape in the classroom. However, after staring at some instructional planning guidelines from 30 years ago, I would not want that to be executed. It's too limiting.
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Absolutely not. It's a terrible idea for reasons ranging from sexism to exclusion of the increasingly significant chunk of our population that rejects traditional gender roles and marriage.
    The vast majority of what makes up traditional gender roles is not based on sexism.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    School should be primarily for academics.
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    GOP lawmaker: Teach grade-school classes on traditional gender roles - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room



    So, the question would be do you think we should teach a class similar to what Gingrey is suggesting, promoting traditional gender roles and marriage roles?


    Eh, I dunno. I'm thinking stuff like that might be best left to the parents.


    I am, of necessity, not exactly in a "traditional gender role" situation.... been raising a kid with no wife/momma around for most of two decades. Gotta work, cook, clean, parent, all that. You do what needs done regardless of your plumbing.

    I might be more enthused about a class that taught middle-schoolers more about how serious marriage and children are, the economic downside of single-parenthood, and all the damage a bad marriage can wreck on the children so enter into all this only with the greatest of care and the most serious mind...

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The vast majority of what makes up traditional gender roles is not based on sexism.
    Personally I'd disagree, other than the childbirth stuff. That's just physiology.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Absolutely, it would solve a lot of problems in this country. The Feminist Movement set us back in morality as women were no longer in the home, Father's are also a problem because they are non-existent in children's lives a lot of the time.
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    No, because very few children have traditional families anymore. Most have step-families and half-families, some even have things like step-extended families, others have single parent families, and now some have same sex parents and/or other extended family members.

    I don't think the schools should be teaching gender rolls at all. They should be teaching the usual RRRs, history, gym, arts, sciences, even woodshop should come back before the public schools find resources to teach "family". That's clearly a family job.
    The only gender roles I would explicitly teach would be content-related. So, for instance, in history classrooms, you would need to focus on that. I would also do normative comparisons, so students can see the limitations of assuming that the people of the past were the same as us or different.
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Personally I'd disagree, other than the childbirth stuff. That's just physiology.
    It's a matter of history, not a matter of opinion, Gipper.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The vast majority of what makes up traditional gender roles is not based on sexism.
    I agree that quite a lot of what makes up a traditional gender role is not about sexism, but some of it is.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Eh, I dunno. I'm thinking stuff like that might be best left to the parents.


    I am, of necessity, not exactly in a "traditional gender role" situation.... been raising a kid with no wife/momma around for most of two decades. Gotta work, cook, clean, parent, all that. You do what needs done regardless of your plumbing.

    I might be more enthused about a class that taught middle-schoolers more about how serious marriage and children are, the economic downside of single-parenthood, and all the damage a bad marriage can wreck on the children so enter into all this only with the greatest of care and the most serious mind...
    This I like. I'd rather the class be about the world as it is today and how it could be in their futures.

    People that think the man goes out and makes the money while the woman stays home and does his laundry, cooks his food, and raises his kid should get back in their Deloreans, get up to 88 MPH, get struck by lightning, and escape 1955.

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