A pre-school in Sweden has introduced a policy to eliminate gender in their curriculum. This means that they aren’t addressing the kids who attend as him or her. Instead, they will all be refered to as friends.
This seems really stupid to me. Not because elimating gender is a dumb “all encomppasing” pseudo intellectual idea, but because they refer to these kids as friends. Bullshit I say. Not all of these little runts are friends and saying that they are is making them believe it’s not right to dislike someone. But the truth is, it’s fine to dislike someone. You don’t need to begrudgingly attend birthday parties just because you get a class wide inviation to see Cars 2 and eat fruit snacks and drink warm soda from cans someones mom smuggled into the theater. Maybe you weren’t very fond of the first Cars film and don’t want to waste a saturday after noon going to the second edition of it. And the amazing thing when it comes to this line of thinking is that it probably has something to do with the gender they’re trying to eliminate in the first place. W
Fact is, boys will be more attracted to movies about talking cars and girls will we more attracted to gnomes that can sing in harmony. And neither of these things are wrong. It’s just the way things are. This isn’t to say that you won’t find boys enjoying the little lawn decorations. Nor will you be completely surprised to have a girl who would like to go see Cars 2. Both of these things ahve nothing to do with gender though. They are fucking kids. You grow into stuff and then grow out of it. We need to stop making out that a boy being a boy or a girl being a girl is somewoe infriging on their rights. It’s nit. It’s who they are and how life happens to play out.
So relax people. Let the kids be kid. They’ll have a lot more to wory about when they get older. Let’s let them have this one time in their life where they can just be kids and have fun. Sheesh.