This is a guest article written by Heather McLean who lives in Dundee, and is a teacher with forty four years experience.
Parents are not going along with this ideology, they are deliberately being kept in the dark by the schools under instruction and pressure from complicit Local Authorities. There have been many instances of parents questioning the Relationships and Sexual Health materials being taught but being deliberately given the run around or made to feel they have no right to question the school.
I believe we are witnessing the systematic dismantling of the boundaries which constitute a respectable decent society which respects and values women and all it’s citizens. Not content with trying to redefine the meaning of the word “woman” the Scottish government are now turning their attention to our children.
According to government guidelines children as young as four will be allowed to change their name and gender at school without the parents consent and knowledge. Please don’t imagine that every teacher is in agreement with these guidelines and government propaganda, but many young teachers are already down the “be kind” indoctrination Road having come through the universities where this ideology is fostered. Many young teachers are under pressure to conform in order to secure full time permanent employment and many older teachers feel pressurised and even bullied into complicity.
As a teacher I am particularly disturbed at what every early years practitioner recognises as role play now being perverted into the gender debate.
Young children explore and make sense of the world around them through play, using the power of their imagination, which all good education practitioners seek to nurture, children can be Superheroes, robots,, fairies, elves, witches, wizards, doctors, nurses, even unicorns or , Mutant hero Turtles. But nobody seriously should expect anyone to affirm those identies and graft a horn on a forehead or a turtle shell or a set of wings onto their back.
So when a four year old child says “today I am a boy” or “today I am a girl”, the very last thing an educational professional should be doing is affirming that and setting a child on a path which is damaging psychologically and physically with a future dependent on surgery and prescription medications and hormones.
And worse still keeping this information from the parents.
Children, in particular are susceptible to the suggestions, expectations and wishes of adults and as such fall prey to manipulation from peers, adults and teachers.
Who as a parent has never heard the words “but my teacher says” when challenged by a parent?
It is of particular concern to me that children are being encouraged to keep secrets from the adults in their lives.
And it is equally concerning that teachers are asked to be complicit in this secrecy and Queer theory ideology where the Scottish Governments plans for introducing gender ideology to primary children as young as 4, will only result in reinforcing stereotypes and setting children on the path towards a lifelong future of drugs, hormones and surgeries.
I see this as a further sinister development in the erosion of the role of the parent and in particular the role of a mother, traditionally the nurturing caring most important figure in a child’s life and development as a human being but who is now reduced to a reproductive function as a womb haver, a host body, a birthing person. Women’s legitimate concerns about their rights and the rights of their children are brushed aside by the Scottish government and this convoluted nonsense has to stop. Women are the gate keepers, the nurturers the protectors, the mothers and it’s no coincidence that they were the initial targets and now they are coming for our children.
This excellent response was posted as a comment on this blog in response to the article I posted yesterday about the responsibility of being a parent. I took the view that it deserved to be highlighted as an article in its own right and approached Heather to get her permission to do so. We need everyone to speak out about this. It is hugely dangerous and must be challenged and stopped. Now this is one teacher we should all be listening to.
I am, as always
Yours for Scotland.
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