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    Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    GOP lawmaker: Teach grade-school classes on traditional gender roles - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) said grade-school students should be taught classes about traditional gender roles in a floor speech on Tuesday.
    "You know, maybe part of the problem is we need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade-school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what’s important," Gingrey said.
    Gingrey was speaking is support of the Defense of Marriage Act, currently under review by the Supreme Court.





    "This is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call marriage."
    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?
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    I don't think it's a bad thing. I think a big problem with our society is how we treat marriage and how people view it. We have rampant divorce, parents that neglect their kids and children raised in this kind of family situation will mimic it when they are adults because that's what they've known as "marriage and family." it degrades society in my opinion and reflects some of our societal problems. The best family unit is one with a mother and father in a healthy marriage. Not to say that single parents are bad, but I think what is best for a child is to have both their father and mother in the home raising them with a strong marriage as a backbone. I have no problems with encouraging this or teaching this in schools.

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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?
    Teaching traditional gender roles is (unfortunately) what causes transgenderism.

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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?

    It probably makes sense to add the traditional aspect, since the non-traditional seems to be receiving so much emphasis.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post

    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. 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.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    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?

    if you went to a catholic grade school like me, you know the answer is that they already do

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Oh, I have problems.

    Anecdotally, I'll take my grandfather. You think I'M a chauvanist? He cheated in relationships consistently, including my grandmother. This man would burn the house down if he boiled an egg. He married my grandmother when she was 15 and basically doomed her to housewife status. She died of cancer when she was in her mid-50s and left him completely oblivious in what to do. My aunt would have to come over to cook for him, do his laundry, and any and all domestics that a "woman" does. He then proceeded to marry the first woman that would marry him without anything remotely close to a "bereavement period" observed so he could essentially lock a maid and cook into the shackles of the home in matrimony.

    I've done my own laundry since I was 7. I'm a better cook than 95% of the women I know. This is all on top of my extensive academic education and other accomplishments.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    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.
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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Teaching traditional gender roles is (unfortunately) what causes transgenderism.
    So it's all enculturation. I had no idea.

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    Re: Teach Children Tradition Gender Roles?

    The only reason liberal nonsense is even entertained is because the conservative nonsense is so absurd that it makes it look really smart in contrast. Only thing worse than our public education status quo is to start teaching gender roles...good gods, might as well throw god in too while we're at it (The conservative god of course)

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