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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    I took home economics. It was not an elective.

    Wish it was though, as I didn't need it. Dad left mom when I was 6, and my mom had to take a 2nd shift grunt job at a factory to make ends meet.

    I remember watching others in my class (both boys and girls) trying to follow a recipe to the letter to cook something...and laughing under my breath. I guess I was the only kid in class that could do his multiplication tables while cooking a five-course dinner.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    In my post, I tried to indicate I didn't agree with promoting stereotypes - the old women cook, clean and pump out babies and men go to the office and watch sports on weekends. My idea of teaching "gender roles" was on where young people are mentored in what it means to be a responsible and respected man or woman in civilized society - caring for others, helping those less fortunate, being self-reliant and self-motivated, knowing right from wrong, standing up for what is right even when it's not easy, that kind of thing, and having strong male and female teachers who live those roles in their daily lives and convey that message to the children in how they act and treat the students and their fellow teachers every day.

    It's a little cliche I suppose and definitely dated, but the message conveyed by Sidney Poitier in "To Sir, With Love" should be timeless and unfortunately is thoroughly lost on today's youth.
    Maybe I am not communicating my question well, or am not really understanding your comment. Where I am confused is as to what that has to do with gender roles. To me those virtues you list seem to be irrespective on gender, something both men and women should have, and arrive at in the same way.
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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?
    No, its just another sad way of attempting to get teachers to teach religious faith in the classroom under the guise of something else. Its as if these people dont think that we will notice.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Maybe I am not communicating my question well, or am not really understanding your comment. Where I am confused is as to what that has to do with gender roles. To me those virtues you list seem to be irrespective on gender, something both men and women should have, and arrive at in the same way.
    No, you're not having trouble expressing yourself - perhaps I'm having trouble expressing my thoughts in connection with your poll and OP - I agree, these are universal traits I'd like to see in both men and women and encouraged in both boys and girls - I do feel, however, that boys/men and girls/women often get to them or act on them in ways that are often uniquely representative of their gender.
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Yes, because there isn't a single adolescent alive that enjoys expressing themselves through clothing.
    They are children. Discipline is what the need to meet goals and challenges in life. That discipline will help the succeed and be something, "freedom" to express themselves through their clothes gets them nothing useful to their lives.

    Freedom of expression through clothing and the right amount of change will get you a cup of coffee.
    Discipline and the right amount education/intelligence can get you almost anything you desire in life.
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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?
    Absolutely not. You should not teach children to limit themselves by traditional gender roles. What about the boys and girls who are different? I cannot endorse any program that would tell them that differences are not okay because they aren't traditional.

    I would, however, support a series of classes on gender, race and sexuality that explore their origins, et al. in high school though.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Absolutely not. You should not teach children to limit themselves by traditional gender roles. What about the boys and girls who are different? I cannot endorse any program that would tell them that differences are not okay because they aren't traditional.

    I would, however, support a series of classes on gender, race and sexuality that explore their origins, et al. in high school though.
    That would be too costly and extensive. It would interfere with classes and subjects that are actually important.

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    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?
    That would be offensive to those of non-traditional genders, and such bigotry should be called hate speech.

    Like is being done in France...
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...documents.html

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    That would be offensive to those of non-traditional genders, and such bigotry should be called hate speech.

    Like is being done in France...
    France set to ban the words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents - Telegraph
    Well, no it would not be hate speech, and no one is proposing in the US what France is doing. Can we stay in the real world please?
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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?
    Maybe once we can agree that science class is for science and not theological theories, we can move on to trying to figure out if it should be enforcing society approved gender roles.
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