First-grader sent to principal’s office for using wrong gender pronoun

First-grader sent to principal’s office for using wrong gender pronoun

Rocklin Academy — the California school where a teacher read transgender books to her kindergartners, then had a transitioning student “come out” in front of the class — is in the news again. Despite the trauma the 6-year-olds endured by being forced to watch a peer change clothes as they watched, the school has grown more rigid about its policy toward gender.

Now if a student address a classmate by his “given,” not “liberated,” name, or refers to said classmate using the wrong pronoun, he will be sent to Siberia.

Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, a pro-family group based in Sacramento, describes an incident at the school:

There was a little girl who had been in class with the little boy all last year. They’re in different classes now, but she saw him on the playground yesterday and called him by his name. The little girl was told ‘you can’t do that, his name is this name,’ and ‘you need to call him a “her.”’ Then she was called to the principal’s office.

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England said she has been in touch with the child’s parents, who are understandably outraged.

According to The Washington Times:

The controversy at Rocklin is just the latest example of the transgender movement’s increasing emphasis on spreading its ideology through early education.

In Washington state, for instance, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued guidelines instructing schools to teach students about gender identity as early as kindergarten.

Kindergarteners and first-graders must be taught that “there are many ways to express gender,” according to the guidelines, which took effect this school year.

Second-graders, meanwhile, are expected to learn that there is a “wide range of gender roles and expressions,” and third-graders that “gender roles can vary considerably.”

According to data gathered by the Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA Law School dedicated to conducting research on sexual orientation and gender identity law, 0.58% of the U.S. population identifies as transgender. There is no evidence of the validity of the claim beyond respondents’ answer to the question “Do you consider yourself transgender?” — which is no evidence at all. People who suffer with body dysmorphic disorder, a related mental health problem, believe just as wholeheartedly that they are seriously physically deformed in some way despite appearing outwardly normal to the impartial observer.

It is bad enough that liberals who view themselves as champions of tolerance and equality persuade themselves that transgenderism is legitimate despite the total absence of empirical proof. To inflict their neuroses on young children borders on the criminal.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."